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01 Jun 2019 10:00:55
I was told this morning by the same person that told me about lukaku and lindelof before they signed that fernandes from SL will be joining us.
He has also told me that he is not the only expected arrival from Portugal.
He has said that the club have already agreed 2 signings and are looking at a minimum of 5 players with 2 agreed and 2 very close.
This guy is working in the legal sector and has never once given me inaccurate info and has worked with the club for / with the last 8 years.
I think the last time i posted on his info was the signing of herrera which he says was very complicated.
Issues remain with being unable to move some unwanted players on.

ken

{Ed004's Note - If we are signing 5 players hopefully be a rb cb cdm cm and attacker. Hopefully, you are right Ken}


1.) 01 Jun 2019 10:38:01
Please let this be true Ken.


2.) 01 Jun 2019 10:43:18
Ken

Thanks, I wonder if Fernandes being purchased would prevent any possibility of interest in James Maddison. If so, it’s a pity as Maddison looks to have good potential and I understand he is also a United fan which is an added bonus in the motivation stakes. I haven’t seen Fernandes but is he the player we need when our Manager seemed to be heading in a different direction? Yes stats are useful but don’t tell the whole picture and seem to recall you are more in touch with Portuguese football so interested in your opinion.


3.) 01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.


4.) 01 Jun 2019 11:12:32
Any info on the other players Ken?

{Ed004's Note - Id guess the 2nd player is Felix. Both players have been heavily linked and Ed2 has mentioned our interest in both}


5.) 01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.


6.) 01 Jun 2019 11:36:22
Thanks for passing on the info Ken. Must say that is very exciting news! Hope it’s true.


7.) 01 Jun 2019 12:07:06
He was sure on fernandes and i know not to ask him names as tells me as much as he can. He often has no idea of what's going on unless he has some involvement in a professional capacity.
No idea on what positions or on who the 2nd player targeted from Portugal is. But its not as far down the line as fernandes obviously
He did say that there was efforts Being made to move players on again no names.
This guy is not even a big football fan and he supports Charlton😱.


8.) 01 Jun 2019 12:49:50
I'd say one of the two already agreed is James. No idea on the other or the second from Portugal.

Maddison is a good player but why would Leicester sell their best player.


9.) 01 Jun 2019 12:56:13
So hypothetically if the club is looking to bring in 5 players and we know the areas of concern (rb, cb, dm, cam, RW) this could mean.
James - RW
Fernandes - CAM
Diaz - CB
That leaves rb and dm
Rice and AWB anyone?


10.) 01 Jun 2019 14:51:36
If Fernandes comes in, would that mean Pogba is closer to leaving?


11.) 01 Jun 2019 15:01:23
Rumour of the window so far! Like it Ken.

That would be a cracking summer of business Perth.
Still feel we need a quality striker.


12.) 01 Jun 2019 15:21:05
Rave, it would be a huge step in the right direction in terms of reducing the squad age, bringing in more British talent and fixing some of our issues. But we know it can’t all be done in one window as has been discussed. I think we would need another CM and possibly a striker as you say in the January window or next summer.


13.) 01 Jun 2019 16:35:39
Meunier and one of Saul or Longstaff depending on if Pogba leaves.


14.) 01 Jun 2019 17:43:57
Thanks for sharing Ken.


15.) 01 Jun 2019 11:39:30
Not sure about the logic of signing both felix and fernandes in terms of how they both fit into one team. Both seem to prefer playing behind a main striker in a no 10/ second striker role.

Fernandes would be a good buy and important to get him in early as we all know the pogba madrid links will drag on through the summer. So good to get a potential replacement before all that if true.


16.) 01 Jun 2019 14:18:49
Hope you are right Ken, be a good signing Bruno Fernandes and hope you are right Ed on Joao Felix.
Wan Bissaka
de Ligt
Fernandes
Felix
James

That’s be a great summer.


17.) 01 Jun 2019 19:29:45
Joao Felix would be a terrific signing.
Front 3 of Rashford, James and Felix would be extreme pace.
With Bruno Fernandes behind them.
Mouth watering on paper.


18.) 01 Jun 2019 22:16:23
Great stuff Ken. Love when someone pulls out a rumour like that.


19.) 01 Jun 2019 22:54:04
Ken, I will track you down if this is bull 😁.


20.) 02 Jun 2019 05:41:44
I don’t see us getting Fernandes and Felix for the reasons you say DSG and that we have stated we are looking for young British talent. So buying Meunier, Fernandes, Felix, De Ligt contradicts that statement UNLESS we buy some good cheap prospects as well (Collins, Longstaff, R. James etc) to blood into the team over the next couple of years.
I am also confident that like a young Ronaldo, Felix could live on the RW for now allowing Fernandes to control/ support the attack from a central position.
In fact Rashford/ Martial/ Greenwood centrally with D James and Felix switching flanks regularly with Fernandes in support could be very dynamic and the sort of attack Ole has talked about creating.


21.) 02 Jun 2019 06:42:16
Rashford felix James?
Hardly mouthwatering.


22.) 02 Jun 2019 09:30:45
Cheers Ken, your post sort of refreshed this page.


23.) 02 Jun 2019 10:30:10
Love this, Ken. I proper rumour from who sounds like a reliable source.

I’d be happy with what most are suggesting however, I honestly think we need 2 CBs, one with significant experience. The club’s intentions to restructure the team around youth is inspiring, but we still need a leader in this team.


24.) 02 Jun 2019 12:58:28
@Shappy

What about Felix and Fernandes in a 4222? Lingard, Gomes as backups?


25.) 02 Jun 2019 13:01:10
Stevie ill come quietly😂.


26.) 02 Jun 2019 13:21:11
Best bit of info I've seen on here in ages Ken.

Nice one 👍.


27.) 02 Jun 2019 13:24:36
Maybe not to you 83.


28.) 02 Jun 2019 15:10:04
if fernandes is coming here, he isn't really doing the best pr job right now. Fanboy comments on pep, drooling over liverpool. Not exactly the smartest play for a guy who might sign for utd.


29.) 02 Jun 2019 15:22:42
I read the same comments, I think it’s typical gernalist spin. What he said was he prefers Liverpool’s style of play. Dynamic, fast paced, exciting. As opposed to City’s possession, slow build up style.
This is not dissimilar to what Ole has spoken about how he wants united to play.
This may be one reason he chooses United over City.


30.) 02 Jun 2019 17:32:39
Thanks Ken for sharing this information.

Has given me a much needed Utd lift!


31.) 03 Jun 2019 10:42:13
Nice one KEN. Let us know if you get anything else.

Fernandes, Felix from Portugal. AWB for RB. Ndombele for DM/ CM along side Pogba with Fernandes in front. AND a CB.

Would be a fantastic summer.


 

 

26 Apr 2019 18:06:06
Jose might end up at inter and come in for lukaku🤗.

ken

1.) 27 Apr 2019 11:39:42
I doubt that considering he doesn't like lukaku.


2.) 27 Apr 2019 15:11:54
Crazy he bought him then? 🤔🤔.


3.) 27 Apr 2019 18:08:00
Did he though?


4.) 27 Apr 2019 19:55:18
Cryptic hour on the Man Utd rumours page.


 

 

25 Apr 2019 00:24:54
Whatever our opinions on players ole and the club appear to be committed to rash and martial. So how does he get the best out of them. next season.
Should they both be competing for the no9 position so its a case of one or the other?
Could we see them play as a pair?

ken

1.) 25 Apr 2019 01:24:55
Keep Rashford, sell Martial, who is lazy and sulks whenever he or the team faces adversity.


2.) 25 Apr 2019 05:46:50
How do we get the best out of them? Playing them as a pair would be nice to see and hopefully they could develop a partnership.

Being less cowardly on the ball would help as well, we should be able to introduce more sophisticated patterns of play rather than just hoofing it long or knocking it down the channel. Its the easy way out and top players are usually much more brave on the ball.

Also if we can get someone to play on the right or even at least just stand on the right that is some sort of threat as a professional football player then that should draw some focus away from that left hand side and create more space for those two.


3.) 25 Apr 2019 06:14:34
One of the problems last night was zero support from midfield, especially the first half. Every time Rashford or Lingard had the ball they only had each other to pass to making our play very predictable. We need better, hard working players. Roll on summer.


4.) 25 Apr 2019 07:27:24
I don’t think either are good enough to lead the line and both should be competing for the left hand side role.


5.) 25 Apr 2019 07:59:25
The other problem yesterday was that one of them was being selfish. Even the commentators saw it and spoke out when there was a more deadly pass on in the first half but the striker turned towards the right and subsequently killed the move. Should have seen the look in the other ones face, supposedly they are best friends off field. Some need to understand that shooting from a 100 yards out will not get you goals every time, it happens once in a 100 chances.


6.) 25 Apr 2019 08:41:11
Sell Lukaku and bring in Piatek or Jovic. Give Martial another year and see how he performs.


7.) 25 Apr 2019 09:44:00
I personally believe that if we sell Pogba, this will have a big impact on certain players, in particular Martial, Rashford and Lingard.

I get the impression that Pogba is the big personality who people follow and despite his obvious talents, I just don't think he has the right attitude.

If Pogba is sold, I can see Martial, Rashford and Lingard becoming more focused and improving, in particular Martial.


8.) 25 Apr 2019 10:01:16
Personally I like the idea of playing a 4312/ 3412 with split strikers and a floating No.10. We don't have any wingers, while we have several strikers and No.10's.

That way we can have Martial, Rashford, Lukaku and Greenwood as our four striker options.

Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Angel Gomes as No.10's. Plus maybe one other signed in the summer. Bruno Fernandes maybe.

Then sell Pogba and bring in two midfielders, NDombele being one.


9.) 25 Apr 2019 10:17:16
agree shappy. bruno with a midfield of ndombele and say neves would be brilliant.


10.) 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.


11.) 25 Apr 2019 11:49:38
Although Martial is a good finisher, he doesn't offer enough off the ball movement.
I would like to see a midfield of Bruno, Saul and Declan Rice.


12.) 25 Apr 2019 12:38:23
I'd go either 352 or 4312 as our wide options are horrific. But 2 upfront could get the best out of martial and maybe even Sanchez.


13.) 25 Apr 2019 14:40:27
What do people see in Martial I don't someone please tell me its frustrating the (swear word) out of me. Why does Martial get the mention that he deserves a run in the side as a number 9 or a pair with someone else, why?

I can list many many reasons why he shouldn't been given a run.
Yes let's give a free run a test maybe to see how it goes and if it doesn't work out we have out answer don't we. All the while whilst that free test doesn't work out we are losing games and points so the little test can be conducted.
All the while when he does actually play he can't be bothered and his effort is ZERO. Yes he deserves a run in the side doesn't he?


14.) 25 Apr 2019 14:53:46
Martial gets away with it because he hasn't been given a run in the strikers position.

As soon as he gets the run and if he doesn't perforn then he will get criticised.

I do have my doubts over his attitude as he looks like one of them players that cries a lot if nothing goes right for him.


15.) 25 Apr 2019 15:41:03
I don't know maybe because he is the best finisher at the club. Yes he doesn't work hard enough. But that is much less of a problem for a striker than a winger.

The biggest problem we have had over the last month is not finishing the chances we have made. I would argue that had Martial had the same chances he would have scored at least 70% of them.

That's not to say Martial is the answer to all our problems. Just that is might not hurt to give our best finisher a chance as a striker during a tough spell where we can't seem to finish our chances.


16.) 25 Apr 2019 15:43:36
Simple answer FZZ. Martial is more talented and a more natural striker with that instinct for goal then the person currently leading the line. For me, Lukaku should lead the line, if not, then Martial. But the problem is that he can't be bothered to play. His head seems elsewhere and it has been since his 9 was given to Zlatan. Never seen such a reaction to a jersey being changed.


17.) 25 Apr 2019 16:40:51
I dunno David Mellors was funny.


18.) 25 Apr 2019 17:40:55
What a load of Tosh UA, no i am not having what you said or agree with. He isn't the best finisher, he's not a best at anything apart from looking like he hates playing football.


19.) 25 Apr 2019 18:30:27
Play Herrera every game this season and the team will click.


20.) 25 Apr 2019 19:15:51
I like Shappy's idea of the 3-4-1-2. I admit that Martial does have the talent and could thrive if he played with Rashford. Would Lukaku want to stay as 3rd choice? Not sure. This setup would allow Greenwood to get more minutes as well.

Lingard would be a natural in the #10 position. It would take advantage of his greatest quality, which is movement off the ball. But I think we need someone more explosive and dangerous on the ball. Someone that can run with the ball and ride some tackles. Bruno Fernandes might fit very well there.


21.) 25 Apr 2019 22:53:10
Martial frustrates me so much.
I don't like watching him play and i would hate to play with him.
But he is a good finisher.
I would like to see him given the chance up front for an extended run as a striker. To see if he can do it. Particularly as nobody else is scoring when there.
2 up front would possibly suit all our strikers
None have been prolific while playing as the sole striker.
But with no defence and little creativity from midfield its tough to play 2 up top.


22.) 25 Apr 2019 23:44:45
He hasn't done anything to deserve a run up front Ken.

Maybe if he actually tried to look bothered i wouldn't be against it but until he starts putting some effort in he doesn't deserve LB in the changing rooms.


 

 

31 Mar 2019 09:48:54
Fresh its anyones guess at this stage.
I would imagine there are question marks over the following
Darmian valencia rojo mata herrera jones sanchez bailly ddg and pogba.
Of course all won't go although in reality i would not be over concerned about any leaving except pogba and ddg.
Wages are the issue so in order to buy we need to get some wages off the books naturally.
Selling some of the above is an issue because of their inflated wages so its not as simple as it looks.
Mata and herrera can possibly go on free transfers. Herrera may stay but its a 30m commitment from the club for a squad player approaching 30 doesn't seem like a good call to me mata likewise.
Ddg can't even command a top fee now going into the last year of his contract.
Valencia is being released darmian and rojo hold little value and we will have to pay sanchez off.

ken

1.) 31 Mar 2019 15:11:21
I don't think bailly or jones will leave and i agree don't want to see dsg and pogba leave.

I think there is something in rumours that ole is happy with the options at cb whether people like it or not.

Could see two signings at CM and none at the back.


2.) 31 Mar 2019 21:48:39
If he is happy with the CB options he must still think he is managing Molde.


3.) 31 Mar 2019 22:28:08
Frankly with our current club structure and management we won't be able to compete with Real Madrid and Bayern when it comes to recruiting the best new players. Zidane will have made sure he can decide who they sign and Bayern are very well run and have a big budget. We are going to struggle to hold on to our best two players in DE Gea and Pogba and we have Sanchez to sort out room. Ole has his work cut out.


4.) 01 Apr 2019 10:43:01
With our current wage structure, basically maxed out, we are backed into a corner anyway.

We need to get rid of overpaid players and probably focus on cost efficient signings (wage wise) compared to Kroos or Bale etc.

We simply can’t afford to trade Pogba for Kroos and Bale, as we don’t have the wiggle room to pay the wages needed.


5.) 01 Apr 2019 13:26:56
We could do without Bale and Kroos anyway. Bale would play 25 games a season and command a silly wage. Kroos doesn't work hard enough and I can see him struggling in the Prem. He's excellent on the ball but doesn't fit Ole's desire of being one of the most hard-working teams in the league.

I hope the days of Blockbuster signings are over and we go back to signing younger players with desire to reach the very top.


 

 

23 Mar 2019 19:25:48
Well ed002 hope all is well.
Do you know what the club plans are for dean henderson next season.
He has had 2 great loan spells over the past 2 seasons. He looks like a a very good keeper and unless ddg leaned his path to our 1st team looks cut off.
I think he will be Englands no 1 by the time the euros come around.
Thanks have a great day.

ken

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know Ken. There might well be interest in DDG again this summer; actually I am pretty sure there will be interest. I don’t see MU opting for DH right away and second pick for the first team really needs to be an older player who can also help with the training of the younger GKs, because chances outside of injury are typically limited to the League Cup (or what ever it is called now).


1.) 24 Mar 2019 07:39:41
Henderson does look a great keeper in the making but if ddg leaves its a big risk to throw him straight into the 1st team, it is tempting because the last thing I want to see is him leave looking for 1st team football, if ddg does leave maybe give romero next season as number 1,grant number 2 or 3 and vgive Henderson a prem loan so he has got prem experience.


2.) 24 Mar 2019 08:18:34
If DDG leaves I would be tempted to make Romero first choice with Henderson as second choice/ fighting it out for first choice.


3.) 24 Mar 2019 09:57:29
Like so many other positions in world football there's a dearth of genuine world class replacements out there. I'd be happy to go with Romero for a season with Grant as number 2 and Henderson as third choice but playing in the cup games and selected league games to see how he does. It saves money for other positions then and I suspect that pleases our glorious commander in chief as well. If we can improve the defence and midfield we'd concede less chances and wouldn't need the keeper to bail us out as often anyway.


4.) 24 Mar 2019 10:20:23
The issue we will have when DDG leaves is whoever replaces him will have to live with constant comparisons. The pundits will say "De Gea would have saved that" etc.

We could spend 60-80m on a replacement such as Oblak or Donnarumma. But they will still be a step down on DDG. Ultimately we will be on a hiding to nothing. Whether we spend 80m or make Romero first choice the pundits will say the same things.


5.) 24 Mar 2019 11:24:51
I'm with you there Shappy, Romero has proven to be a very good back up and while he isn't at De Gea's level, any mistake from any keeper signed would be viewed as something that De Gea would not have done. Henderson would ideally be back up for a year or 2 then take over the number 1 spot.

Save the cash for other areas of the squad which need investment.


6.) 24 Mar 2019 22:07:45
Ed002 thanks.
Its a certainty that ddg will have other offers i would think.
Rm psg and juve are all in the market for a top keeper i would imagine. With 1 year on his contract the market value will not reflect his true value to the team and club. Another mess of a contractual situation by the looks of it. The club are in a vulnerable situation on this one.
Henderson is a very good keeper. Lacks experience but i would love to see him take the top spot and flourish.


7.) 25 Mar 2019 05:58:59
Real already have Courtois.

{Ed001's Note - yes and he has been a disaster so far.}


8.) 25 Mar 2019 16:33:01
What is your take on Courtois ed1? I personally think he is/ was massively overrated. He hasn't lived up to the promise he showed 6_7yrs ago. He seems to regress with every game he plays.

{Ed001's Note - I agree with you. He never improved if anything he regressed recently.}


9.) 26 Mar 2019 17:54:43
DDG is in my opinion the best there is, but Romero is bloody good. With a world class defender the chances on goal will go down. Stam left, we carried on. Beckham left, we were ok. Ronaldo went and we won trophies. De Gea goes, we will carry on as we have in the past.


10.) 27 Mar 2019 12:39:54
Apparently now we no longer see a need to spend 50 million on a centre back and will look at right back and midfield instead. Would anyone be shocked if true.


 

 

 

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18 Jun 2019 21:09:52
Ed025 hope you are well mate.
Id like to hear your opinion on ddg sanchez pogba and lukaku. Do you think all will leave?
I can't see all 4 going myself.
But if ddg does go i'd like to see henderson given a chance in goal. Its high risk but i genuinely believe he will become englands no 1. Its a risk i'd be comfortable with.
I can see sanchez staying and improving considerably as he has been awful.
Lukaku it appears the writing is on the wall and pogba looks like he wants to be in the news all summer.
Your a straight talker and neutral so i'd love to hear what you think.
Cheers.

ken

{Ed025's Note - in my view ken some major decisions have to be made, DDG will leave but i dont think thats one of utd,s biggest problems to be honest, his heart has not really been in it this season and its time for a change anyway, sanchez was great at arsenal and you dont become a bad player overnight, but he like many has a very poor attitude but the problem will be getting someone to take him, i suspect he will stay but if he does go united will be paying the majority of his wages, pogba is a very talented individual but has personality flaws, i think he will leave and that will be the best outcome for both him and utd, paul will do exactly what paul wants to do and does not subscribe to the team ethic which is what the successful utd teams have been built on in the past...and will need to do in the future, lukaku is a difficult one mate, he has the ability and will always score you goals but you have to play a certain way to get the best out of him, his first touch is awful ken and his strength is the ball over the top but united dont play that way, unless OGS changes the system he is of no use to utd other than an option from the bench, of course these are only my personal views mate but i think its a long haul back to the top and it may take longer than some think..


1.) 18 Jun 2019 21:39:51
I agree with you there Ed, time for some to move on.

It will take a good few years to get back to the top, us old timers, well this old timer has the patience.



However times have changed, and no one has that anymore.

{Ed025's Note - your right jonny, most now are microwave supporters and are looking for instant success, this is not a quick fix mate and it could be quite a while before utd hit the dizzy heights they have done in the past..


2.) 18 Jun 2019 21:52:21
Thanks ed025.
I agree on lukaku. He scores goals and will do well in the right set up.
I agree on ddg also. Its not our biggest problem.
Signings i'd like to see are the likes of bissaka maddison fernandes teilmans young hungry talented players that would embrace and have the ability to rise to the xhallenge. A strong cb would be ideal.
Raibot would be a good wild card option.
To be honest i'm more concerned about who leaves this summer. Unless we move on several players that contribute nothing we will be in trouble. The attitude stinks jose knew it there is no desire to be the best no desire to win and to make the sacrifices required to be winners. There no selflessness its all selfish.
Too many free loaders.

{Ed025's Note - unfortunately your spot on ken, my biggest worry is that im not sure OGS is ruthless enough or will have the power to sort this mess out..but i would love to be wrong mate..


3.) 18 Jun 2019 22:18:53
OGS is the wrong man btw and i can see Allegri or Poch coming in next.


4.) 18 Jun 2019 22:17:46
Thanks ed for your views. 👍👍.

{Ed025's Note - no problem mate..


5.) 18 Jun 2019 22:21:29
I think he can be ruthless enough but i don't think he will be allowed to do what needs to be done.
Look after yourself ed025 good to see you on the page.
K.

{Ed025's Note - cheers ken..


6.) 18 Jun 2019 22:26:56
with young smalling and jones already on new contracts and rojo that says it all.


7.) 19 Jun 2019 00:02:36
Dazw struggling to understand your view. The Maze has been told billions of times on here through the years Smalling is the new Rio.


8.) 19 Jun 2019 01:26:13
as daft as it seems put shaw in and that could be are starting line up with a few injuryies let that sink in for getting in the top four.


9.) 19 Jun 2019 00:57:12
If Ole is the right man he will have to be ruthless and pragmatic and if he is not supported by the board then he should resign and explain to everyone exactly what he wanted to do and how he was blocked. We don't need a yes man as our manager.


10.) 18 Jun 2019 23:12:37
Great input ed025. You are spot on as always mate.

{Ed025's Note - cheers park, this is a massive window for utd mate and will ultimately define OGS as a manager, he has some big big decisions to make ...if he is allowed to make then of course..


11.) 19 Jun 2019 06:57:26
OGS May turn out to be ruthless, or maybe some higher up will be too precious of their own positions and decisions. However I do not think OGS is the right manager, his tactical acumen and in game management is nowhere near good enough. We are careering down another wrong path.


12.) 19 Jun 2019 10:30:48
Jose is ruthless, but turned out to be pretty toothless as his decisions were not backed. OGS can be as soft or as hard as he wants, but if he’s not backed by the powers that be then it’s all a waste of time.


 

 

17 Jun 2019 22:22:35
Ed002. Hope your still talking to me after we bashed your boys on saturday😂🍾🍾🍾
Do you know if mata has any offers he would like to pursue or do you think he will sign the contract offered by united.
Cheers.
Ps 8 2 doesn't tell the full story mk Scouser missed a lot of chances if i were you i'd give him a bosman🤩.

ken

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what happened on Saturday. I cannot answer if he will sign a contract but I think it likely. There was a proposal from Valencia.}


1.) 18 Jun 2019 09:04:05
I know exactly what happened Saturday! If I close my eyes, I still have flashes of green and white running at me.
P. S Ken was a mile offside. He reminded me of Inzaghi in his prime!


2.) 18 Jun 2019 09:38:21
Mata is certainly a player who should be kept on the books for the time being. If Pogba has the attitude and grace of Juan Mata he could be the best midfielder in the league rather than a whiny sack of ****.


 

 

17 Jun 2019 23:11:27
Looking forward to the season ahead is there any sides outside last years top 6 that you think will push for a top 4 position?

ken

1.) 18 Jun 2019 00:39:55
Wolves could be in the mix unless they loose key players to bigger clubs.
Everton May push on also.
Newcastle could begin to threaten if the rumoured takeover and increased budget materialises and Benitez stays.


2.) 18 Jun 2019 06:02:06
Leicester.


3.) 18 Jun 2019 07:05:39
Wolves realistically. They gave each of the Top 6 some grief last season. They were poor against lower half teams but if they can improve that aspect they could be dangerous.
I think Chelsea will have a massive drop-off with Hazard so I can see them moving out of the Top 6 for this year.


4.) 18 Jun 2019 07:24:49
Agree with Leicester if they keep their team together and add some depth.


 

 

15 Jun 2019 23:33:49
By the way, the good guys won today 8 . 2

Great day good money raised meeting lots of friends i'd never met before was great.
Ed002 we gave your boys one hell of a beating. You better put all that transfer knowledge to good use and draft a few in next year to try and compete with ed001's talented warriors.

James shappy lee and grandmaster ramrod, aka chris did what they could to stem the tide but just couldn't cope with the older players on our team.
The video will prove it should have been nine 2. But james doing his best running out of defence like steve bould with his arm in the air shouting howsee fooled the easily intimated linesman into flagging for offside. (But i'm over it know)
Thanks to benny baller for putting it together and to all the players and ed001 and ed002 for all you do to make it happen.

ken

1.) 15 Jun 2019 23:59:36
Next year watch when im. in the team i will score 5 myself😂😂.


2.) 16 Jun 2019 01:01:26
No idea where this spectacle takes place but if there’s the option of being involved next year, I’m Roy.

{Ed033's Note - Oxford


3.) 16 Jun 2019 07:41:27
Where can we see the video Ken?


4.) 16 Jun 2019 09:04:27
I’d be well up for getting involved in this. do you accept semi pro 🤔🤔🤔.


5.) 16 Jun 2019 09:43:33
Well done Ken, I watched the trophy presentation on FB, everyone was in high spirit and I laughed at the comment about the tv 😂.


6.) 16 Jun 2019 10:10:02
Gazza, semi pro would be a step up, but the more the merrier.


7.) 16 Jun 2019 11:00:56
It will be out in a week 2toms.


8.) 17 Jun 2019 07:43:49
Snappy,

If that’s the case then get me involved in the next one 😊😊.


 

 

15 May 2019 23:39:33
Hi ed002
Hope you are keeping well.
Can you provide any insight as to what duties/ remit the club want their new Dof/ Tech Director to carry out?
You have said before that the titles and job specs vary greatly from club to club.
Secondly do you think the job spec and proposed structure have hindered our search? Perhaps the role the club want does not appeal to many.
Finally if I'm not pushing my luck😁. In your onion what is the best spec and structure for such a role at united? If you were asked to put the person in at United what would you think the ideal role would be and what would they be responsible for.?
We have all seen so many rumours and speculation with lots of names linked to the role over the past 18 months. But without knowing what the role entrails and what the club want their responsibilities to be its impossible for the fans to have any sort of informed opinion. I read lots of people moaning he can't be this person or that person or it should be him or her. But nobody can be deemed suitable or unsuitable if nobody knows what the role entails.
Thanks.

ken

{Ed002's Note - The club are looking to keep the post within the MU "family" if they can - that in my view is a mistake. I don't want to get in to too much detail.}


1.) 16 May 2019 12:01:08
Ok ed thanks for the your response. Maybe another time. Ta. K.

{Ed002's Note - Sorrty about it Ken - but I have already had to delete comments from many fellow fans who seem not to be able to grasp the fundamentals about how the club is run or who makes which decisions.}


2.) 16 May 2019 13:13:52
No issue ed002. Completely understand. Its just a topic i'm interested in.
I don't like reading so many posts and reports based on pure ignorance.


 

 

 

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18 Jun 2019 17:21:43
Martial will be here next season. The most we can hope for is significant improvement in his attitude and play.
Jose was able to turn shaw around eventually maybe ole can do the same with martial.
The lad has talent its his football intelligence understanding and workrate that is lacking imo.
Jred is spot on the cost of paying him off without a transfer request is prohibitive to letting him go.
Ed002 confirmed he has been made available but no takers he is way too expensive for what he produces for most clubs and none of those clubs want him.
Our best option is probably to give him another season if he flops then i'd suggest cutting our losses and moving him on.
Can he turn potential into actual performances the ball is in his court.

ken

 

 

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17 Jun 2019 22:16:35
Thank god for that i was thinking kevin Keegan.

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02 Jun 2019 13:01:10
Stevie ill come quietly😂.

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01 Jun 2019 12:07:06
He was sure on fernandes and i know not to ask him names as tells me as much as he can. He often has no idea of what's going on unless he has some involvement in a professional capacity.
No idea on what positions or on who the 2nd player targeted from Portugal is. But its not as far down the line as fernandes obviously
He did say that there was efforts Being made to move players on again no names.
This guy is not even a big football fan and he supports Charlton😱.

ken

 

 

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01 Jun 2019 01:45:16
Ive not been a big fan. But he is better than all but 1 of our current options so that's a tick
Great in the air. Tick
Good talker at the back. Tick
Comfortable on the ball. Tick

Negatives.
Not quick.
Positional sense is questionable
Probably better in a 3

On balance i would say he is an improvement.

ken

 

 

 

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21 Jun 2019 15:48:22
Being a bit old school i tend to agree with you jred but in today's society his behaviour is not showing him and by association the lub in a good night. He needs to be warned about future conduct. Its plain dumb. I expect better. The moral compass had moved on from the days where you and i would deem that as horse play.
I often find myself saying pc has gone too far however i have to adapt when you have millions of followers you need to adapt quicker and show some decorum.

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20 Jun 2019 23:38:31
Hi Angel, we are seeing so many things across all sorts of cases across ap sectors of business from entrainment politics business and sport where people are being fitted for 'behaviour unbecoming' sure the sexual harassment and racial get the headlines or bullying but its happening for reasons a lot less office than jessies video.

Honestly a final written warning is in order and that's if he is lucky. Its massively disrespectful and not acceptable in today's society. Sponsors won't want to be associated with that sort of video nor should fellow employees of the club.

Football is so far behind in what they deem to be acceptable behaviour. Turning blind eyes to what goes on around them every single day. Its sad really.

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20 Jun 2019 18:39:28
I can tell you for sure that it is a stackable offence.
Im not saying he will or should be sacked.
But any employee can be fired if their behaviour damages the employers reputation / brand / values or ethics among other things whether it happens during working hours or not.
Its dumb behaviour and not befitting of a professional sportsman. Its crude foolish childish and irresponsible and totally classless imo.
Ive always maintained that jessie is a decent squad player. Second choice for a couple of positions. Does well in big games sometimes. He always gives 100% which is more than many can say.
However he is now walking a thin line and needs to walk the walk on the pitch more than he talks the talk on Instagram.
Last chance salon for me he needs to be told that in no uncertain terms.

ken

 

 

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19 Jun 2019 18:23:28
I agree to an extent jred.
Pogba has been involved in many or you could say most of our attacking play. He is our most creative player when at his best.
But he does get called out for most of his bad moments and i think more than most players but that goes with his profile. That's just the way it is.
The most disappointing thing for me with pogba on the pitch is his inconsistency and his swings in form which have a close correlation with his swings in effort. Ed025 hit the nail on the head when he said Paul will do what Paul wants to do and nothing will change that. He said he wants to leave for a new challenge i think its time for everybody to accept that as long as the offer is suitable.
He has downed tools and been disruptive for 1 coach his recent comments look to be disruptive again i think its best for all to cut ties and move on.

ken

 

 

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19 Jun 2019 17:11:22
Good report shappy.
I get what you are saying. But the caveat is that he scored a very poor and easily avoidable own goal. It want misfortune it was really poor play going for a ball the keeper had covered with a huge technical blunder going with the wrong foot.
When a defender screws up in the defining moment of the game it will be determined he had a bad game despite what happened for the rest of it. It was the defining moment and he was the villain of the moment.
Very much like when a striker scores a couple but losses possession a dozen times in the 90 mins. He will be remembered for his actions in the defining moments when he scored.
He was caught out a few times but recovered really well and got back to make some important tackles.
Last night he had a poor game because he was at fault for the goal. But goals like that won't happen often it was a bit freaky but in the end cost them the result.
Take that moment out of the game he did quite well. But take that moment out of the game and england wouldn't have lost. Sadly you can't cancel out moments. So on this occasion the overriding memory will be that moment when he got it all wrong.
Good player made a bad mistake it happens. He is too good not to bounce back.

ken