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Team: Manchester United

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Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

Best team moment: The 1999 FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Manchester United, Giggs scoring!

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09 Jan 2018 12:00:19
Does anyone here know anything about the us being linked with Leon Bailey and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Personally have no idea of their quality. But as we all know. it's the season for tabloids to throw names and see which will stick.


{Ed002's Note - Pellegrini is of interest but Roma do not want to sell him. Another English side had a proposal rejected. Roma have a number of folks in London for a couple of days this week where Monchi will read the riot act and they will look to unload some of their surplus players to raise some money. Don't hold your breath. Leon Bailey was of interest to Chelsea when Mourinho was manager so it is possible. Again there is a not for sale flag.}

1.) 09 Jan 2018 12:54:09
Ed, I know you don’t like putting timescales on things and January is a difficult month to buy players etc, but would you say it’s more likely we will wait till summer now, rather than sign anyone this month just for the sake of it? I can’t see many of our top targets being available and we don’t seem close to any deal. Your opinion would be appreciated or any new info you’ve recently heard. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, I am sure something will happen in January if they can make it.}

2.) 09 Jan 2018 13:13:03
Thank you for the quick response Ed.

3.) 09 Jan 2018 15:08:39
Cheers Ed, much appreciated.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 04:00:18
I’m still convinced Ed002 is the head of the CIA, NSA, or MI6. Only explanation. Even Jorge mendes and pini zahavi check this site for insider info. :)

{Ed001's Note - I met Jorge Mendes once out here, the only thing he said to me was 'who is Ed002?'}



03 Jan 2018 09:11:32
Does anyone know if reports of Mou being overly frustrated by Woodward's transfer policy are true?


1.) 03 Jan 2018 10:39:22
I'd suggest just listening to jose. He most definitely is annoyed at the transfer policy.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 10:47:44
Probably because mourinho seems frustrated in general everytime I've seen him.

For someone whose the highest paid manager in the league with pretty much free reign at the biggest club in the world, he sure could lighten up a bit.

As far as transfers go, what more could woodward have done, he's backed him with bailly, micky, pogba, lindelof, matic and lukaku. He even brought his buddy zlatan in and then resigned his buddy zlatan when he clearly had a serious injury and would struggle to recover.

People will obviously point to perisic and maybe a left back, but is that really the difference between us and city?

3.) 03 Jan 2018 12:22:58
Its not as simple as that DSG, your speculating far too much. Of course there's a big reason for the speculation, but your just making stuff up.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 12:20:28
Ed002 mentioned that Bailly wasnt a Mourinho signing.

5.) 03 Jan 2018 20:03:12
FZZ what have i made up? Genuinely curious

EL LOCO, well who ever signed bailly should probably sign some more player because he's been quality since he joined.

6.) 03 Jan 2018 21:57:07
Your whole 3rd paragraph is made up.

7.) 04 Jan 2018 18:41:51
How? It is a fact we have signed those players.

Also its pretty much a fact that Zlatan is joses buddy.



04 Oct 2016 17:14:11
Bale rumors resurfacing and snowballing.


1.) 05 Oct 2016 08:19:13
And will probably just melt away like every other year.

2.) 05 Oct 2016 14:15:28
Makes perfect sense. Bale on the right. Rashford up front. Griezmann number 10. Martial on the left.

Got to love (hate) the tabloids.

{Ed004's Note - With Pogba behind them all obviously...}

3.) 05 Oct 2016 14:15:28
Makes perfect sense. Bale on the right. Rashford up front. Griezmann number 10. Martial on the left.

Got to love (hate) the tabloids.

{Ed004's Note - With Pogba behind them all obviously...}

4.) 05 Oct 2016 17:49:33
Now THAT would be a front 5!

5.) 06 Oct 2016 12:57:48
With that front 5 we won't need midfield 😂😂.

6.) 12 Oct 2016 18:19:43
Jesus what a front 5 that would be 😍😍😍.



14 Jun 2016 15:07:10
Apparently Zlatan deal is done pending a post Euro medical.


1.) 14 Jun 2016 15:41:06
This seems to be the worst kept secret since Jose Mourinho.

2.) 14 Jun 2016 15:44:50
I'm delighted with that news. Not everyone will be pleased but imo it will be a great signing. I'm hoping we see a lot from him and a great deal more from Bastian next season too those 2 senior pros could be the catalyst for a great season.



30 Jan 2015 15:23:25
Utd signs Sadiq El Fitouri





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23 Jan 2019 16:07:43
Did anyone catch the class of '92 pick their EPL best 11 (excluding Utd players)? I tired that on my own and couldn't get past the defensive picks, nighmare midfield to pick. Tried it with my mates and we couldn't even agree on the back four.
Interesting choice by them picking Zabaleta though; especially with the likes of Kyle walker, Dixon, Ivanovic and even Gary kelly in the mix.


1.) 23 Jan 2019 16:29:25
Kyle Walker isn't even the best right back in the league now never mind ever!

2.) 23 Jan 2019 16:39:58
Its impossible to get agreement on all time epl teams but scholes rio stam big pete giggs ronaldo would all be in my team probably keane too.
Silva aguero and shearer probably ashley cole would also make mine. Not sure about rb probably just do without😂😂😂.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 22:33:45
Probably Keane? First name on any team sheet past or present.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 23:31:34

Not sure many of them would get in a team excluding united players to be fair ;)

5.) 24 Jan 2019 08:40:30
RB, Cesar Azpilicueta, easy, next question.



21 Jan 2019 11:20:55
At the moment we have a Manager who was Utd. 's former striker and our attack has improved significantly. He is being assisted by a former Utd midfielder and our midfield now has some stability. Do we maybe need an ex Utd center back to sort out our defense? As it is obviously our weakest area. I know mike Phealan played as a LB for us for a while, but maybe a Cb (the caliber of Rio, Vidic etc) who can add his voice to that section on the field. Or will it be a matter of too many cooks spoil the broth?


1.) 21 Jan 2019 11:50:54
I would be tempted not to rock the boat, ae the saying goes if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I feel the issue with our defence is a combination of not having the right quality there.

Valencia, Young, Dalot, Shaw, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Lindelof and Rojo.

Just look at that group of players and let it sink in. Young is solid back up, Shaw and Dalot are young and developing, Lindelof on recent form might turn out good enough. Then you have Bailly who has great potential but has stagnated and suffered quite a few injuries over the last 18 months.

That's 3 maybe 4 out of 10 might be good enough, but most of them are still young and developing. No amount of coaching will make Smalling a good passer at this stage in his career, no amount of coaching will stop Jones or Rojo making stupid mistakes.

We just need better defenders, If it was me this summer I would spend most of the money on defenders with maybe one or two midfielders coming in as cover/ competition. I wouldn't worry about forwards, we don't need No.10's, we don't need strikers. People talk about a right winger, and it would be nice, but we have some excellent youngsters coming through who could take up that role.

Personally I would want to see Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Young and Darmian leave this summer. With Ricardo Pereira, Koulibaly, Danny Rose and possibly Nathan Ake coming in. Although I would be fine giving Tuanzebe more game time in place of Ake and maybe keep Young for one more season as back up.

I think we need four top quality full backs to compete in multiple competitions. We need more quality at CB.

That would give us options of Ricardo Pareira, Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Koulibaly, Ake, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Rose and maybe Young.

With maybe someone like NDombele or Reuben Neves replacing Fellaini.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 15:55:06
Interesting reply Shappy, thanks. I get your point about rocking the boat, but if we look at it critically, in this scenario our defense is the boat and it is already rocking.

I agree about the issue of quality. We need a vocal CB with a domineering presence who is great aerially. Someone to complement Lindelof. If Koulibaly isn't possible what about Salif Sane. Or A long term partner could be Jonathan Tah. i will personally stay away from Ake. Rather we give Tuanzebe a chance.

For RB, if possible Alessandro Florenzi from Roma.

I agree with your last comment, Neves wd be a dream.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 18:28:43
It's not the playing staff it could upset but the coaching staff. Imagine if someone was brought in to replace you before you had a chance to do your job.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 18:28:50
Ronnie wanted neves 2 years ago. so he did get 1 right😂😂.

5.) 22 Jan 2019 04:10:22
He probably wanted his younger brother though Ken, I think he's called pastrami 😉.



22 Nov 2018 11:28:35
What would you guys say if Utd were to go in for Jonathan Tah, I watched him when he was at Hamburg but only a few times since joining Leverkusen. I think he is a good defender to throw in the mix with the Seria A contingent we seem to be linked with.


1.) 22 Nov 2018 15:17:32
That is a good shout tbh, a defender who likes to link up play and dribble.



09 Nov 2018 09:40:55
I have a pal who is a huge fan just like most of us. He has an interesting conspiracy theory of sorts. He is convinced that the players do not like playing with Sanchez and give their best when he is not among the 11 on the pitch. He feels the sooner he get rid of Sanchez the better.
Personally i don't buy it but what are your thoughts guys?


1.) 09 Nov 2018 10:15:34
Sorry mate but that is rubbish 😂. although Sanchez has been poor since joining, his last two appearances as cf has improved our overall game and we look a better side. His movement, work rate and ball control has been 10x better than Lukaku this season. Yes maybe we have scored goal as soon as Sanchez has gone off but we are more effective when we start him centrally rather than bringing him off the bench. Hope he starts again against city and bags a much needed goal.

2.) 09 Nov 2018 12:53:15
The French contingent, and other players may have not liked the way AM was dropped and treated. They may have blamed Sanchez.

But once the players get on the pitch, do you really think they choose not to try because a certain player is starting? Really?



07 Aug 2018 16:50:37
Does do Utd Rumour page have a Fantasy mini league?
I tried 49080-257895 but that was for the liverpool page.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 18:04:28




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11 Feb 2019 11:17:19
Saw G. Neville interview Ole before the match over the weekend and asked what the secret was over the last 6 weeks to transforming Utd having us play such good football. Ole replied that there is no secret just
1. You have to enjoy yourself
2. You have to have good players who can express themselves.
After these 2 then come the tactical bits but play forward, run forward, be clinical in front of goal, no secrets just work hard and stay together as a team.




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26 Jan 2019 10:30:30
Saturday morning fishing Shappy?
DDG1 one for the archives that answer is!




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25 Jan 2019 10:46:37
If Kouilably isn't available maybe we can enquire about his National team's CB partner Salif Sane (I know he just join Schalke this season but . ) or Jonathan Tah.




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22 Jan 2019 09:00:23
May it come to pass.




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15 Jan 2019 11:24:02
Park you really think City will chase Wan while they have Walker and Danilo? If I remember correctly Wan got his chance when TFM got injured at Palace, prior to that he (TFM) played quite well for them.





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15 Feb 2019 14:01:38
You know what they say about wine.


{Ed001's Note - not really mate, I don't drink.....and, at my age, I can't remember anything.}



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15 Feb 2019 11:32:43
I am too young to remember any of these but it was an enlightening piece Ed, thank you!


{Ed001's Note - I would say you are welcome, but now you have made me feel old so I am not so sure you are!!! Seriously, glad you enjoyed mate.}



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14 Feb 2019 16:16:02
How about Cengiz Ünder for RW?
Also sorry for the random name but what of Mário Fernandes of CSKA for RB?


{Ed002's Note - There is no interest in any of these players from Manchester United.}



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13 Feb 2019 09:58:24
Since u mention Verratti, I will add what pissed me off the most was his willingness to fall with the least contact and the poor ref buying the 'dives'. Maybe that was an Italian connection.




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12 Feb 2019 13:56:29
Cheers for the candid reply Ed. I must say, I can't argue with any of the points you raised. Maybe Pogba should see the footage of Rooney's MLS track back and great tackle with the follow up assist, a few times.


{Ed001's Note - good idea that mate. Or Rush's harrying defenders. Or Cruyff's pressing. Anything like that might make him realise how much talent he is wasting.}