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07 Nov 2018 18:19:33
Can any Ed's give any information on if we are genuinely interested in Hirving Lozano. I've tried the search but found nothing. He is a player I highly rate, very talented and with a great work rate.


{Ed002's Note - Hirving Lozano was well down the list of LWs that Manchester United saw as a potential Martial replacement last summer. I am surprised you found nothing by searching.}

1.) 07 Nov 2018 20:48:46
That's how far down the list he was ed.

2.) 08 Nov 2018 13:43:59
Do United still have any long term interest in Ryan Sessengon for Fulham. Heard he reluctant to move up north though and wants to stay in the London area.

{Ed002's Note - No that seems to have drifted away.}

3.) 08 Nov 2018 16:59:41
Thanks Ed002 as always.



21 Jul 2018 11:54:51
A question for Ed002 if possible. You have listed the 4 clubs Pogba has been offered to on the European page. Can I ask if any of those offers were part of deals for players in return? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United do not want to discuss players being part of any deal at this time - but they may need to start changing that view or it will be difficult to unload the likes of Pogba and Martial.}

1.) 21 Jul 2018 13:54:42
Thanks Ed002, you would think it an obvious option, as they have players we are interested in.

2.) 21 Jul 2018 15:31:13
Ed, do you not think after the World Cup performances from Pogba, MUFC will look to keep him? At least for another season.

{Ed002's Note - Clearly not. The only reason for keeping him will be not being able to sell him.}

3.) 21 Jul 2018 15:03:22
Ed with your reply. it seems like Club is desperate to off load Pogba.

4.) 21 Jul 2018 15:15:59
Maybe it's the fact we don't see the deal the other clubs have offered for both players as acceptable.

5.) 21 Jul 2018 16:29:12
That's surprising that the club won't see a swap as an option. It clearly worked out well when we traded Mkhitaryan and Sanchez.

With the way the prices for players is increasing exponentially, I would have thought player plus cash deals would become more common.

6.) 21 Jul 2018 17:00:39
I'm completely non plussed as to why the club are so eager to see pogba leave I can't understand it at all .

7.) 21 Jul 2018 17:13:40
Pogba was never going to stay long term. We weren’t his first choice when leaving Juve, and the tensions with Jose haven’t helped. I presume that he wants one of the big two in Spain, but they don’t think he’s worth what we’re looking for.

8.) 21 Jul 2018 20:41:31
Ed002 is it the club or JM that wants to sell Pogba if I may ask?

{Ed002's Note - Jim works for the club - he does not make decisions on his own.}

9.) 21 Jul 2018 22:07:05
Thanks for all info Ed - thought-provoking stuff.

So, if United do decide to engage in player exchanges given the astronomical prices of goods/ players now almost rendering cash meaningless - like inflation in a war-torn dictatorship, and supposing Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG might entertain the prospect of taking Pogba, who might they be prepared to exchange, who might we want AND what would the value differential be?

Personally, I'd like to see the following players swapped or exchanged somehow for Pogba:

Real Madrid:

Toni Kroos (player plus cash)
Raphael Varane (swap)
Gareth Bale (player plus cash)
Marco Ascensio (swap)


Rakitic (player plus cash)
Luis Suarez (player plus cash)


Rabiot (player plus cash)
Verrati (swap)

Anyone from Chelsea? Willian?

Wonder if Lazio will do any swapsies.

{Ed002's Note - The point of it for the Spanish sides is that it does not require the effort to sell players.}

10.) 22 Jul 2018 01:12:30
Im surprised u would entertain Suarez i would stay awy from that dude.

11.) 22 Jul 2018 10:33:51
Why doesn't it require the effort for Spanish sides to sell players? I'm always intrigued that the Spanish sides can offload unwanted players so much easier than English sides, especially RM with the wages they offer and playing there being seen as the pinnacle by most players, you would think they would be reluctant to leave and they normally manage to get high fees for the players they want to shift.



30 Nov 2017 17:55:43
Reports in Spain, that Mourinho flew to Madrid on Wednesday to meet with Griezmann. Any truth in this Ed do you know, or is it just click bait.?


{Ed002's Note - I don’t know where he was man. My knowledge of click bait may precede yours by a couple of decades. Not really sure what you are referring to but way back Mike Dicken and I were involved in an incident in New York. I doubt that is what you are referring to.}

1.) 01 Dec 2017 12:06:41
RIP Mike Dicken - brief search reveals quite a character!

{Ed002's Note - Mike went quite a few years ago now.}



02 Jun 2017 10:31:59
With us cooling our interest in Griezmann and our reported interest in Lacazette, who allegedly preferred a move to AM, could it be a temporary arrangement until after their transfer ban, when a swap deal could happen, or is that way to complicated.


{Ed025's Note - very much so mate..

1.) 02 Jun 2017 13:58:04
Maybe we are trying to apply so pressure on Atleti, we buy Lacazette who they obviously wanted, maybe they will have a word with Grieznamm tell him they don't mind him going, lol.




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13 May 2019 07:50:45
Hows this for showing our decline.
Points difference between Man City and Man Utd – last 4 seasons
2015-16 0
2016-17 Man City +9
2017-18 Man City +19
2018-19 Man City +32
and we finished more points off the top this season than we did when we were relegated.
The only common denominator in our decline is Woodwood, he needs removing from all football matters.


1.) 13 May 2019 08:08:20
It doesn't make for good reading. However, we should also accept that Man City have in the last two seasons set the two highest ever points totals in a season. That is unlikely to continue.

2.) 13 May 2019 11:26:24
So maybe getting rid of lvg and bringing in mourinho was the wrong thing to do in hindsight?

Certainly looks that way.

3.) 13 May 2019 13:35:17
I would say so. We are three years on from that now, when we could have been about to enter the third year with Allegri as Manager. Things might have gone differently, we might not be at the point os needing a total rebuild, we might have avoided some of the less than great signings of the last three seasons. But then we might not have won the League cup and the Europa League.

4.) 13 May 2019 16:09:05
Its one of the great what ifs. Personally I'm not convinced Allegri was the right man. I think he'd have had the same issues van Gaal had and Jose exacerbated. Maybe not to the extent Jose had, as different players would've been brought in. I also think the fans would've still turned on him to to the style of play.

5.) 13 May 2019 20:12:20
The problems occurred before Mourinho, there was no plan for SAF retirement. It is unbelievable that a major corporate also allowed another key senior member in Gill to go at the same time. We didn’t learn from Busbys retirement and paid the price since then, for a lack of plan and lack of leadership.



22 Apr 2019 20:57:43
During our managerial changes, has the backroom staff always changed or have some remained throughout. Specifically i'm thinking about fitness and conditioning staff. I am asking because aside from the players who can't be bothered like Martial, there are others who do care but just seem far less fit than other teams.




14 Apr 2019 14:36:27
Do any of the Ed's know if we, or anyone else ..........................


{Ed002's Note - WRONG PAGE.}

1.) 14 Apr 2019 14:56:27
Apology's Ed, which page should I use?, there isn't a Bournemouth page.

{Ed002's Note - Try the main Football page - or perhaps the Spurs or Arsenbal page.}

2.) 14 Apr 2019 15:40:40
Found the info I wanted, thanks Ed. Disappointed we aren't looking at him.

{Ed002's Note - The club has preferred AM targets.}



14 Apr 2019 09:53:44
Interesting stat, Pogba's first penalty yesterday was our first shot on target in 3 hours of football. Imagine the reaction to Mourinho if he was still manager. I've said I hope Ole does well and I would give him time, but we are no better now than under Jose. We don't attack with any intensity, and don't get numbers forward. One example yesterday Martial ran with the ball to the edge of the box, he looked up, Rashford was at the edge of the box, Lukaku out to the right, and every body else further back, hense within 3 passes we were back at half way. Imagine Stirling in that position, he would look up and see 5 or 6 players in and around the box. I hope Ole is strong enough to ditch the lazy players and build a more dynamic team.


1.) 14 Apr 2019 12:09:18
The football is no better than it was under jose because we still have all the same players. But the results are so much better because the players are motivated and are obviously trying harder.
There is a void in quality. But they are muddling through as supporters its all we can ask until as you say we have a significant coolest clearout.

2.) 14 Apr 2019 12:47:08
I’m glad your on this site ken as you do all the work I would feel obliged to do if you weren’t.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 12:57:32
I accept its the same players Ken, but can these players not be told to get forward in numbers to help the attack, Jose was criticized for his defensive tactics, but Ole still has more behind the ball than in support. I expect more adventure from Ole, but i'm not seeing it.

4.) 14 Apr 2019 13:57:55
Theres a clear distinction pre and post that 1-0 win at spurs. Before that ole was just a man to come in and put smiles on faces and play entertaining football with no pressure to get results.

You could seen back then we were pressing higher, full backs were playing very high and we were taking a lot more risks.

After that 1-0 win at spurs and the possibility of finishing in the top 4 not being so bleak, everything has become resulted oriented and the style reflects that. We have sat back and countered in pretty much every game as we did under jose.

Only hope is with a full pre season under his belt ole and the team revert back to the pre spurs style of pressing high and taking risks on the ball.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 15:39:35
Sandwiched in between two UCL games with Barcelona and with the suspension and injuries the game yesterday was always a potential banana skin.

Rojo coming in to play left back was always going to be less adventurous than Shaw.

We lined up in effectively a 4-1-4-1 with Fred holding, Pogba, Mata, Jesse and Lingard supporting Lukaku. This was not a defensive line up. Nor do I believe the players were told to go out and sit behind the ball or not support.

When you lack control in a game or the other team is threatening to score with a counter it forces players back. They came to old Trafford and played well yesterday in a game where Pogba and Martial and others failed to stamp any authority on the game. Lots of nearly attacks, with no real chances created.

This team is not going to play champagne football week in week out. 3 points, no injuries and big game on Tuesday. Move on to the next one.

6.) 14 Apr 2019 17:37:15
On the money, looking at the bigger picture .

7.) 14 Apr 2019 22:57:33
Interesting that the match of the day analysis showed the number of times we had large numbers in the box and that meant we were left a bit open which led to a very exciting end to end game that could have gone either way.

We have created plenty of chances just not been clinical. Strange how people see what they want to see rather than what actually happens.



30 Mar 2019 21:58:15
Performance still way below what is required at Manchester United, but the whole Ole's at the wheel got me thinking.
Think of it as Ole is at the wheel of a classic car, unfortunately for the last 6+ years that car has not been looked after and well maintained. It has missed several services, and any parts replaced have not been genuine parts. Add to that having a mechanic (Woodward) who knows nothing about classic cars, and is it any wonder it is performing like a Lada.
Hopefully with the help of a good service, and a tune up over the summer with a couple of new parts and hopefully employing a knowledgeable mechanic (D. O. F. ) Ole can be at the wheel of a fully restored classic.


1.) 31 Mar 2019 09:04:32
Agreed the performance wasn’t great at all. The difference is under previous managers we draw that game 0-0.

We’ve seen some better displays under Ole but we’re not there yet. I’m confident it will come though.

2.) 31 Mar 2019 09:24:46
I just can't believe such a huge club got it wrong in so many areas. Again we will just have to wait and see whether they can get it right with ole.

3.) 31 Mar 2019 20:27:01
Just stop thinking is the advice I would give.

4.) 01 Apr 2019 12:03:43
Ole’s at the wheel of a classic car, but the breaks are dodgy, and the engine struggles to get out of first gear some days, and the people that own the car keep putting advertising stickers everywhere rather than buying new parts.




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25 Apr 2019 11:23:48
Although Martial has frustrated the s**t out of me, I would still like to see him given a run as striker, Rash has had plenty of games there but Martial has barely had a chance as striker. I do believe he is our best finisher.




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16 Aug 2018 14:04:20
Must be true, it's in The Sun and they never make things up to sell papers.


{Ed004's Note - Or put sentences in quotes without any source referenced}



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22 Jul 2018 17:34:17
Betty who?




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21 Jul 2018 13:54:42
Thanks Ed002, you would think it an obvious option, as they have players we are interested in.




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15 May 2018 21:13:54
Most of us echo those thoughts Pogthedog, this site is a better place with Ed002 on board.





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18 May 2019 14:19:29
Agree with Blackpool red, if its true, its an example of a player thinking to much of himself. He has the potential to be a top striker, but after a season when he has been outscored by Lukaku and the strikers from most other teams like Mitrovic at lowly Fulham, he needs to improve his own game before worrying about Uniteds direction.




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14 May 2019 14:30:03
If Martial is staying, then I would give him a run as our main striker, I know his attitude is questionable, but he is the best finisher at the club and has had very limited chances as striker since Ibra took his shirt. Rashford has had plenty of time as striker, but still looks like he has a lot to learn.




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20 Apr 2019 19:55:16
My reply was only a joke, I have always had respect for him as a player, he is commited and as you say he doesn't pick the team. I accept his new contract but it has to be as no more than back up.




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20 Apr 2019 16:54:43
The Dog and Duck are interested, but he will have to be happy sitting on the bench.




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14 Apr 2019 15:40:40
Found the info I wanted, thanks Ed. Disappointed we aren't looking at him.


{Ed002's Note - The club has preferred AM targets.}