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16 Feb 2018 15:31:49
Hi eds, is there any truth in the reports from turkey yesterday that fellaini has agreed a deal with fenerbece and signed a pre contract?


{Ed002's Note - I obviously have no idea about any reports in Turkey. I have explained for some months been explaining the situation and discussions that have been going on with Besiktas. If he has agreec a pre-contract with Fenerbahce I am afraid I am not the one to ask. I can't answer any questions about "what do you think of reports ..." Ken.}

1.) 16 Feb 2018 16:35:33
It was Besiktas, today he has been linked to Galatasaray. We will see.

Ed002 has been saying long ago Fellaini wanted out last Summer, and it was Mou who intervened.

2.) 16 Feb 2018 16:17:14
The reports were Besiktas.

{Ed002's Note - That makes sense then. It is where I expect him to go.}

3.) 16 Feb 2018 16:19:32
Sorry ed my bad. i should have worded that differently.
Its obviously a false report.
Jose is obviously keen for him to stay but perhaps more regular game time is what he is after at this stage of his career.

4.) 17 Feb 2018 11:22:21
He needs to go. If he wants regular game time he has to go. If he stats he's just a bit part player and plan b. Frankly given the wages and his age its better he goes.



17 Jan 2018 22:35:52
Ed is there anybody interested in signing blind this window?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach to MU.}

1.) 18 Jan 2018 09:34:53
I didn't see that coming. Lol.



12 Jan 2018 23:35:13
If any of The eds are around,
Do you know if this is a completely optimistic attempt or has sanchez always been a target.? There has been no serious links with him since his days In italy.


{Ed002's Note - it is simply a case of him being seen as a potential option.}

1.) 13 Jan 2018 08:07:10
Of course he is an option. He would have been looked at by all major clubs, the same as Ozil, because how many times does a player in his prime in the elite category of his role become available for such deflated cost or potentially for free.

Real, Bayern, Juve and co would also have discussed Alexis but maybe have decided to step back or not register offical interest for whatever reasons. He is a world class player, doesn’t make many stupid media appearances, doesn’t dab, doesn’t get injured too frequently and is passionate about the game.

If ever there was a player to sign it is Sanchez.

2.) 13 Jan 2018 00:07:36
Thanks ed. Personally I feel its still a long shot as his mind was probably set on a city move for months now. Perhaps what we can offer is better for arsenal so if his heart is set on city he will sit tight until June.
Perhaps we can sell him our club and the opportunity to achieve legendary status by helping us become champions again. Oh and pay him more😂.

3.) 13 Jan 2018 02:00:54
Hi Ed, is he seen as a potential option to Greizman with him seemingly off to Barcelona?

{Ed002's Note - I would not try to complicate matters.}

4.) 13 Jan 2018 09:53:06
Over the last three seasons Pogba and Sanchez have both spent 3 months on the sidelines injured, and am I'm not sure the Arsenal fans would agree with you regarding stupid media appearances. But cut lips and a slight sniffle aside you are right Maze, Sanchez doesn't dab, he sulks because he didn't get his move in the summer and causes well documented dress room bust ups.

5.) 13 Jan 2018 10:15:49
No doubting Sanchez ability, but if rumours/ reports are correct with his replacement at Arsenal being Malcolm, would like a punt on him instead: cheaper wages by far, longer service, right winger as opposed to AS and hopefully less disruptive. I think he could be a better long term fit and not hinder martial/ rashfords progress.

{Ed002's Note - Malcom would be a Walcott replacement, not a Sanchez replacement.}

6.) 13 Jan 2018 11:22:40
Malcolm looks a talent Cookyman but I disagree as we do not need another player with 'potential' seeing as though we have martial, rashford, lingard and even andreas pereira on our books who are young players with 'potential'. We need a finished article who performs consistently at the top level. We have far too many young inconsistent players and when they are all having an off day we have nobody who can step up and take the game by the scruff of its neck. Sanchez is perfect for us and personally I think we are a better fit for him than city. He will be the main man and be one of the first names on the team sheet. And if he gets the number 7 shirt, then he will be one of the most marketable players in the world. Personally, think he is city bound but it is very quiet from his end, city's end and our end. Seems everyone has their poker faces on.

7.) 13 Jan 2018 11:40:29
I hope the line "Perhaps we can sell him our club", Ken was a joke?

8.) 13 Jan 2018 12:08:06
Why fzz its not the only show in town?

9.) 13 Jan 2018 13:20:19
Ken this is not like little school girls trying to sell brownies to raise funds for field trips. This is Manchester United one of the most recognised sporting institutions in the world.

What is exactly are United trying to sell him? They offer what they can and what they believe is reasonable, that is all. There is nothing to sell, you have watched too many episodes of only fools and horses, Maze suggests maybe it is time to try a different show?

10.) 13 Jan 2018 13:32:48
I shouldn't need to answer mate.

11.) 13 Jan 2018 14:37:09
Park - totally understand the potential reason you state but do we need a player whose heart isn't in it : another di Maria? I don't think so but we've still got 18 days left. lol

Ed002- sorry when I stated replacement, I was referring to a shiny new player to appease the fans as opposed to playing position:)

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal are looking to someone else to replace Sanchez.}

12.) 13 Jan 2018 14:38:57
Maybe how we plan on dominating the EPL again at some point, and convince him he can fulfil his ambition of winning the league here? We have finished top 4 once in 4 seasons!

13.) 13 Jan 2018 15:33:01
Would it be lemar?

14.) 13 Jan 2018 19:18:24
Correct stand. Players if his calibre gave options of lots of clubs with great history and tradition as well as the ' new money ' clubs like city and psg who are attracting some of the world's best. So yes we do need to convice him we are a better option than any of the other great options available. Its not all about offer him what you can financially or he would be off to China.



10 Jan 2018 21:28:14
Looks like Dimitri Mitchell is going on loan to hearts. Best of luck to him.


1.) 10 Jan 2018 22:07:03
Looks a good player, hope he comes back and gets a chance, good luck to the lad.

2.) 10 Jan 2018 23:10:25
Why on earth to a third rate league? Really don't get that at all. Would be better off in the championship.

{Ed007's Note -


3.) 11 Jan 2018 06:23:48
Good move. I’d rather see more players go to Scotland than the Championship. The Scottish league is underrated for teaching kids maturity and giving them physical and mental toughness.

4.) 11 Jan 2018 13:58:50
A whole lot better than u23 that's for sure.



28 Nov 2017 18:53:35
Good thread below on the merits of selling Martial or not.
To be honest I thought jose would sell him and he was open to that as per ed002.
I wanted him to go on loan this season in the hope that playing every week at a high level la liga or serie a that he would come back a more rounded experienced player.

I think he has only started 3 league games this season and like all young players he has been inconsistent . He has done well in cl and league cup and off the bench I the league but is that enough to bring him on quickly enough.
He imo is one of the best close control dribblers in world football. He oozes talent but because of his demeanour he looks lazy at times and lacks intensity concentration and focus at times during matches.

Playing weekly his movement and decision making will improve dramatically ( this is what infuriates me when watching him) . This is where I think jose has a dilemma. Because rashford is in the exact same position.

We have 2 great young talents. But while they are learning and developing they will have as many unproductive games as productive couple that with our requirement to compete in the top comps its hard to develop both at the same time and give them enough starts and doubly difficult when they ideally want to play In the same position.

When both play together if they are both on an off day we look toothless but hot when they are on form we look hot but to be honest that's 50/ 50.
Time will tell but i don't see us developing both.


1.) 28 Nov 2017 19:52:06
Let's be honest developing kids isn't Jose strong point .
Jose has a lot of good traits but that's not one of them .
Tonight is the 11th game martial has started this season with another 8 from the bench .
Lads still only 21 so not doing to bad.

2.) 28 Nov 2017 22:34:12
Nice goal too.

3.) 29 Nov 2017 09:46:08
Martial is on a different planet to Rashford. He has speed, control, sange-froide and great vision. Rashford has speed. But is otherwise a car crash.

4.) 29 Nov 2017 12:50:18
I like rash but martial is a step up imo .
Can't believe people are talking about selling a young talented player like this.
Or saying he will never be a top player or has a poor attitude.

The lad is 21 still has a lot to learn but has absolute bags of talent.

5.) 29 Nov 2017 14:01:06
You really don't rate him that highly Ken do you?

I know he can be inconsistent, I'm going to put that down to age but even on a bad day, he is genuinely one of our only players that has the ability to go past a man and do something incredible. I think we would suffer offensively if he were to be sold or sent out on loan.

He of course needs to iron out the inconsistencies but for me he has to be kept, he is in that bracket of top top players (right jred) I understand now lol, and every young player has inconsitent spells. Just look at Raheem Sterling.

6.) 29 Nov 2017 15:16:58
I think Rashford. Is going backwards in his development. Is it because he is regular in the first team now and feels that's it
I've made it.
And please could we have lukaku playing in Velcro kit, the ball might stick to him then, He has been woeful of late.
Good display by lindelof tho.
Rock the red.

7.) 29 Nov 2017 17:11:28
Martial looks a talent looks a threat and season looks up for it .

For his age and position I don't see much better out there .
You have to give these young lads a chance .
To be fair to Jose he has so this season with martial.
Looks better playing striker as well, that's where the lad himself wants to play .

8.) 29 Nov 2017 19:54:11
Why sell a player for £80 mil that would cost us £150mil to get close to replacing him?

9.) 29 Nov 2017 21:39:48
Please lay off Rashford as he is a young kid and will have ups and downs. Also he is under a lot of pressure knowing he has Martial Lukaku and Ibra fir competition in his preferred role as central striker. His end product is generally very good. Cut him some slack.

10.) 30 Nov 2017 09:14:55
The problem is that Jose appears under pressure to always play Rashford as he is being positioned as a locally grown brand. He is not technically good enough to make it. Won't be best option is to take advantage of the elevated pricing for young stars and sell him now, focusing on Martial.

11.) 30 Nov 2017 11:10:51
Angel. I do rate him. I've said above and have always said that he has a dribbling talent that is nearly unrivalled. I never advocated selling him although I thought jose would sell him because he is not know for his patience with young players.
I think the issue is we have 2 players that play I the same position so it would be difficult to get them both enough game time to develop both quickly enough from the club's point if view but akso from their point of view. Martial will only improve with experience like all young players. I thought he would struggle for game time under jose like 40 starts and if he does get 40 starts rash won't so it will be difficult to get both up to speed and keep them happy.

12.) 30 Nov 2017 11:54:19
You argued with me last season he would never be a top player .
Round about the time you where posting Jose would sell him .

13.) 30 Nov 2017 20:16:20
Jred you have a more select memory than Boris Johnson.
You argued that cattermole was as good as matic.
Jose was open to selling him as we know.
I have been 100% consistent on martial. He is getting more game time than I thought he would and has done very well this season in some games and has as the manner said improved both his play and his application so fair play to him it's paying dividends for him and the team.

Fair play to the manger for getting more out of him and fair play to the player who by his own admission was not concentrating fully on his game last year.

14.) 30 Nov 2017 21:42:59
Of course you have Ken, can't imagine why anyone would think differently .

Bags of talent will be a top player imo.

15.) 30 Nov 2017 21:58:17
Matic cattermole doh . Lol like I've had to say before I was pretty drunk the one time I posted that .
I was trying to make a very drunken point . Badly .

16.) 30 Nov 2017 22:44:14
Phones laptops tablets and guns. should never be in the possession of a drunken man lol xx.

17.) 01 Dec 2017 08:41:50
To he fair it's not like i went on about it for a full season.

18.) 02 Dec 2017 03:33:32
Both are young and run into blind alleys, time is the only cure.




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22 Apr 2018 17:27:31
So Chelsea it is. can't wait.
Big improvements this season in nearly every respect.
Although the season has been littered with 8 to 10 really poor results and performances.
Also we have had games with good results but poor performances.
Its quite clear that there is about 1 third of the squad will leave this season.
I would imagine 8 of the squad that started this season won't be in the squad starting next season. Ibra miki carrick fellaini darmian shaw and i suspect any 2 from mata martial blind rojo jones smalling.
2 full backs 2 midfielders.


1.) 22 Apr 2018 17:32:11
Can add paul pogba to that list as well.

2.) 22 Apr 2018 18:02:34
I doubt it dsg.

3.) 22 Apr 2018 18:15:50
Agree Ken. I think it’s only the media (again) trying to disrupt us (as usual) . The closer we are to success the more they try to disrupt and discredit us.
I would like to think that the team is coming together stride to stride. Just goes to show there so much anti ManUtd jealous of our history and fear of us becoming even more successful.

4.) 22 Apr 2018 20:45:25
Them players have barely been in the squad this season.

5.) 22 Apr 2018 20:55:59
That's the point jred. Certain players are registered but hardly featured so surely we can expect them. yo be leaving.

6.) 22 Apr 2018 21:52:24
Not only do they not feature mort they are not putting pressure on valencia young pogba smalling sanxgez whoever. And on the occasions they do need to play they offer very little. A really good squad has players pouring pressure I others for their soot. By and large we only have that in the forward and cb positions when all are fit.
Sign 2 full backs and keep young and valencia as experienced squad players. Christ for 3 positions in midfield we have pogba matic herrera and fellaini as first reserve that is threadbare.

7.) 22 Apr 2018 23:49:53
Jose has said time and again he likes a small squad .
Carrick with his illness is a miss but we still have mctom pogba Herrera matic and fellaini. We will prob sign 1 for cm .
Won't be many 3 tops first team players tho .
Like every summer and any other team prob sign 3 ish players.

8.) 23 Apr 2018 00:05:08
Went to the game today. Hazard and Kante were a class apart. A joy to watch at times. Rest of Chelsea were so so. Confident for the final.

9.) 23 Apr 2018 00:12:25
Carrick and mctominay as well.

10.) 23 Apr 2018 12:51:26
I've no problems if he wants to use a small squad an fill the gaps with young players like with mctominay. But there's too many too content to sit doing very little for hefty remuneration. These players need to move on.



16 Apr 2018 13:18:51
Thanks ed002 for the update.
Very interesting.
Im surprised they're are no right backs on the list its an area that needs a change imo.
Lets hope we can get the right players in and for me its More important that the right players leave nobody on your list of outs causes me any surprise or disappointment. But i'd like to see fellaini and mata possibly join that list of outs.
I suppose a lot can change between now and the end of the window. Intersecting summer ahead.


{Ed002's Note - I would expect Fellaini to go.

1.) 16 Apr 2018 14:54:20
Ken, I'd have liked to see a RB come in as well. However, we have Valencia, Young, TFM, Tuanzebe, Lindelof and even Bailly who can cover RB with varying degrees of success and different styles. So I can see why it might be behind LB, CM and possibly even CB in the pecking order. With several midfielders leaving/ retiring this summer we will likely need at least two midfielders as well.

2.) 16 Apr 2018 14:56:34
Sounds like a cb cm and lb.

3.) 16 Apr 2018 15:31:48
I agree jred, maybe two CM's. We will likely lose Fellaini, Carrick and Andreas Pereira, leaving just Matic, Pogba, McTominay and Herrera who may well leave as well if he doesn't extend his contract.

4.) 16 Apr 2018 14:10:08
Hi Ed002 sorry but is Sahrkopod #18 the latest?
Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know, sorry.}

5.) 16 Apr 2018 16:56:46
Go to the rumours page 666red, ed2 has a brilliant summary.

6.) 16 Apr 2018 17:04:49
Thanks Deep. Just saw that and many thanks Ed002.

7.) 16 Apr 2018 18:44:17
Why do you think we are looking at the attackers then jred? I suppose its in case we have to sell ine that wants to leave which makes sense.
I agree it looks like lb cb and 2x cm . Possibly an attacker if we sell one but maybe martial will have a change of heart and sign a new deal if that's the case we are well stocked but i suspect we will see another attacker come in.

8.) 16 Apr 2018 19:30:24
I don't think we will buy a lw .



11 Apr 2018 22:14:38
Ed002. You said at the weekend to remind you later in the week for an update on ins and outs.


{Ed002's Note - It won't be for a few days Ken.}

1.) 12 Apr 2018 16:14:32
No sweat ed. is the house move complete.? In my experience the stress only starts after you get the keys😂.

{Ed002's Note - We are in Ken but it will take months to sort out. But no stress. Thanks.}

2.) 12 Apr 2018 16:51:58
Well i hope you are happy there. Stress is to be avoided wherever possible. Have a good weekend.



10 Apr 2018 19:32:16
Tuanzebe starting left back tonight for villa.




01 Apr 2018 17:55:26
Great win for spurs today. Barring a massive collapse it looks like the top 4 are sorted.
Will hazzard courtoise stay again without cl football tough summer ahead for Chelsea.
We have our work cut out for us in our semi final v spurs. let's hope we can replicate yesterday's 1 st half more often between now and the end of the season.


1.) 01 Apr 2018 18:02:54
I agree ken, I don’t see the top 4 changing now. I thought Spurs were pretty ordinary in the first half but stepped up in the second, Alli was anonymous in the first half but then pops up with 2 goals. Chelsea do seem to yo-yo, they don’t seem able to put 2 good seasons together.

And I think we’ll take Spurs.

2.) 01 Apr 2018 20:38:50
Important for us to finish top 3 so that we go straight into the main draw and don't have to travel to some European backwater at the beginning of next season to qualify.

3.) 01 Apr 2018 20:56:08
Top 4 won't change now imo .
City been magnificent but who's done the best with there squads resources etc poch Jose klopp?

4.) 01 Apr 2018 21:05:48
No epl team has to qualify next season all go straight into the draw.

5.) 01 Apr 2018 22:58:26
Thats a good question jred and can't really be answered until the end of the season. I still think 2nd 3rd 4th could finish in any order to be honest. We have a little gap that allows one defeat. But i think even if we drp 7 points between now and the end of the season we are likely to finish 2nd which i think would be a great improvement.
In terms of points i think jose is getting nearly as much as he can from this squad. I think we could play better football but nobody argues with that.
Klopp has what's been described as the best front three in europe as his disposal which i personally think is nonsense but he has spent more than jose this year and is doing no better points wise. Kieta could be a big player for them but i don't see salah having as good a season next year.
Spurs are very close to being a very good team. If they keep all their players and coach and get off to a flyer in their new stadium they could launch a great run at the title next season.
Conte will be smoother victim of abramovic and the Chelsea system. Its a really well run club in so many aspects but for some reason they seem to be doing a high low season after season. Leading to coaching and player changes.
If ww finish second we have over achieved imo if we finish 4th its probably about par for our squad.
No glory in finishing 20 points behind the winners but fair play to city they have been great this season and imo in sane silva and kdb they have the 3 best players in the league this season ahead of salah. Great team.
They have set a new benchmark and we have to rise to that challenge. Its what separates the winners from the also rans. i'm sure the board and manager have a plan. The beginning of next season could well be disjointed due to players coming back late from good world cups. So a hot startc.

6.) 01 Apr 2018 23:50:19
Too early to tell jred top 6 all still playing for trophies . In the league arsenal and Chelsea will be disappointed at their league campaigns, spurs and Liverpool get a lot of pat's on the back but never win much although to be fair they are still alive in different competitions so my comment is premature . With utd even joses biggest critics have to accept he's improved results but even his biggest fans may have to accept sometimes it's like watching a team play with the handbrake on for no obvious reason sometimes. City have been fantastic, but it has frustrated me a bit the amount of times I've seen them and their opponents have offered nothing but blanket defense which has rarely achieved anything but keep the score down . I can only think of Liverpool off the top of my head who I've seen have a go at them, worked once and they payed the price once . The last few champs leagues games with city should be interesting as some of those teams left may be far more willing to attack city . I think you need to ask that question in may jred.

7.) 02 Apr 2018 10:12:25
I don't think individual Liverpool have the best 3 strikers in Europe.
But only the psg front 3 have scored more than them and that's in the cake walk that is the French league.

The facts don't lie so credit to klopp imo that is a manager getting the best out of what he has.

8.) 02 Apr 2018 11:29:57
I think the way klopp approaches it can be refreshing but at the end of the day they are even further behind city than we are, they are a team that costs more than you first think they cost . I think teams like pool and spurs look like they are making steady progression towards something but then the likes of utd, city and Chelsea hit the transfer market hard and just bypass them . If there's any serious challenge to city next year I think it's more likely to come from utd if we hit the market hard . Sooner or later spurs or pool will land a cup but catching city in the league is unlikely for them, utd to are way off city but are maybe more able to make the jump with their financial power .

9.) 02 Apr 2018 11:33:42
Ken 😊
“I still think 2nd 3rd 4th could finish in any order. ”
Priceless. 😂

Three things are for certain.

Second will be second.
Third will be third.
And I’d put money on 4th being 4th all day long.





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12 Apr 2018 23:09:22
I wanted him to go on loan this season i feared that this would be The situation if he didn't. He actually got more game time than i thought he would be given.
He does have potential and now we are 1 year further down the line and we are none the wiser and he is no closer to fulfilling that potential if he had a hreat season in italy or spain then at least he would be coming back proven and confident and be a more rounded and experienced player. But now starved of meaningful gametime we have forced him into a corner.
But to be fair he hasn't forced himself into the team either.
Hindsight is 20/ 20 vision i suppose.




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12 Apr 2018 16:21:11
So if the player wants to leave should we keep him jred?




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11 Apr 2018 22:10:52
I don't rate maguire at all shappy. It would be a huge step up for mawson but i think he is the Better of those two.




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11 Apr 2018 20:46:47
Along with our other English centre backs jones and smalling?
Im never sure with some cb's sometimes they can look good because they are so busy at the likes of swansea and because he is their best defender. Over the past couple of seasons he has stood out for them so i can see why any epl side wiuld be looking at him but could he make such a big leap. Many have before him. To be honest i think its the sort of transfer that every fan likes to see succeed.




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11 Apr 2018 18:28:37
Shappy he can only play 11 players at a time. Jose thinks sanchez is better than martial. I agree with him. He also thinks at this time that rashford is a better option than martial. I agree with him. He thinks lukaku is a better option i agree with him.
Its just The managers preference.
Lampard said last night that he never saw the potential in salah nobody at chelsea did and his leaving had nothing to do with jose personally nor did kdb leaving.





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25 Apr 2018 21:34:12
Yeah ed they always come first until the little fu####s get a place of their own😂😂.


{Ed001's Note - they just get more expensive then mate.}



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25 Apr 2018 19:30:21
Amazing player Siva. i'm very sorry to hear that ed its been out of the press to a large degree obviously.
He seems like a really decent chap a bit like mata.
Maybe isco will replace him in the city team but I've said before one of the best in the prem for many years.


{Ed001's Note - it is a shame but your kids come first at the end of the day.}



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25 Apr 2018 13:20:26
Is martial our 2nd top scorer this season?




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24 Apr 2018 19:25:10
Way too old now but if he scores a hat trick tonight i'd give him the freedom of Manchester😁.




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23 Apr 2018 20:43:25
Id be delighted with that. Looks great.