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16 Feb 2019 14:03:45
If you have the time Ed002, which clubs are interested in Jadon Sancho? Rumours of United 'lining up a move'.


{Ed002's Note - Right now no one is interested as he is not for sale. In confirming Manchester City's option when asked this week Watzke also said there has been no approach for the player who is not for sale. When he left MC at least Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal expressed an interest but he had his heart set on Dortmund that was in 2017.}

1.) 16 Feb 2019 16:25:46
Hardly a word about it till Dortmund came to town.
Complete fabrication i'd say.
Scholes. Just watch between now and the end of the season how often united are linked with players playing in any high profile game.
The easiest way to get clicks and readers is to link united with a player.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 19:56:11
I assume he still has a few years worth of development at dortmund left.

They have already agreed to sell pulisic to chelsea in the summer so no pressure on dortmund to sell him.

3.) 16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.



28 Jan 2019 11:17:54
Any truth in United wanting to take Tielemans on loan from Monaco Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discussions with Manchester United - I am aware of discussions withtwo other sides.}

1.) 28 Jan 2019 18:18:13
Ronnie is taking over.

2.) 28 Jan 2019 18:39:04
Superb talent and maybe a rotation option for Pogba? Not a bad idea with our impending champions league run, FA Cup run and push for top 3.

3.) 28 Jan 2019 19:22:08
He was a player i think ed002 told us a year ago was not ready for a top club. He has not shown anything at monaco in a disaster season for the club.
He may flourish in a new environment and fulfill his potential but it all seems to have stalled for the moment for him.

4.) 28 Jan 2019 19:58:05
Be fair Ken, he has probably been Monaco's top performer this season. The reason he is likely to leave is because he doesn't see eye to eye with Jardim who is returning as manager. He has up until now been the only player at Monaco who say he has played well this season.

5.) 29 Jan 2019 05:34:58
Herrera and Matic will be 30 and 31 next year.
It would be nice to see Tielemans coming in being groomed for the 3 man midfield role.
Ruben Neves is another promising quality midfielder.

6.) 29 Jan 2019 18:54:33
Their defence is appalling shappy but he is not showing his best albeit in a poor team.
Neves is ideal for us imo he can play any of the 3 midfield roles and has excelled for wolves all season and tore up the championship last season. He can mix it with the toughest of them and can play football with the best of them. Top player.



03 Jan 2019 14:51:23
According to Fox Sports we are going to bid for Kostas Manolas, opinions?


1.) 03 Jan 2019 15:32:18

2.) 03 Jan 2019 15:39:09
We would be replacing an average defender with another average defender.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 15:44:35
How has he come along in the last year or 2? He was doing really well a few years back and if I remembered correctly turned down a move to Zenit too. From what I recall he was quite likely to getting cards and suspension though. Any opinion Ed1? Maybe even a profile?

{Ed001's Note - I have added him to the player profiles list. My parents go home in less than a week (well all being well anyway as they are not even sure if BA will honour their return flight. They refused to change the outbound flight so they could go to my nan's funeral as it was 'too short notice' apparently.) so things should get back to normal in terms of articles.}

4.) 03 Jan 2019 16:49:31
Sorry to hear about your loss Ed. RIP 🙏.

{Ed001's Note - thank you Singh, much appreciated.}

5.) 03 Jan 2019 16:55:17
Depends on how much Roma want for him. He's good but I wouldn't sign him if he will Kostas too much. Lol.

6.) 03 Jan 2019 17:01:58
No pressure ed1. Do you much about him, how he has been getting on? I wasn't specifically asking for a profile as understand you already have tons of things to do on hand.

{Ed001's Note - he is one of those players who is very hit and miss. Because he is physical and can be rash, he is fantastic one game and terrible the next, from what I have seen. Might well be suited to English football though.}

7.) 03 Jan 2019 18:23:53
Sounds like Bailly Ed!

{Ed001's Note - a little yes.}

8.) 03 Jan 2019 18:25:39
Agreed ed1, from what I had seen of him he was a solid player when his head was on but just as likely to get sent off as he is to putting a MOTM performance. But if Lindelof is going to be first choice than a more physical partner maybe the way to go. But saying that if he is still as immature than who knows.

But he does remind a bit of Pepe or Ramos (but not a c##t like Ramos I think)

{Ed001's Note - at least he would be entertaining to watch as you never know what you will get.}

9.) 03 Jan 2019 21:42:49
It is typical of Man Utd and it is where we differ from Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern, juventus, real and Barca. We know koulibaly is one of the pieces of the puzzle we need, that skrinar is a close second, but we won’t do what is required to get them. Let’s verpool did what was required to get van dyke and it’s paying dividends.

Come on Utd, developer a strategy, identify your targets (including a desire to sign for the club) and go and get them. Enough of this cheap skating and opting for option 3 or 4 because we either had unrealistic targets or weren’t prepared to pay the price.

10.) 03 Jan 2019 21:00:35
He is one those players that I will instantly like if he joins because that entertainment factor ed1. But might cause a few people to lose their head. But for sure he will be a significant upgrade on Jones and Rojo because at he will be fit for large parts. Saying all that ed, is he not seen to be very well settled at Roma and not that eager to move on?


{Ed001's Note - so was Nainggolan. Roma are a bit of a mess to be honest, the fans hate the moron that owns them, Palotta. They have a great social media dept run by a great guy, but the rest of the club is shambolic and the fans are protesting against it. So it might well be that any player will think this is a good time to move on now before it gets worse.}

11.) 03 Jan 2019 22:43:53
Didn't know that much about Roma's current state. A major upheaval might be coming their way it seems. The transfer of Nianggolan did catch me off guard. I thought he was very happy at Roma and didn't want to leave Rome even after his playing days.

And as a reply to Huggy, calm down it is just a report by some media outlets, a rumour. Also not getting your first choice isn't always a terrible outcome. Sometimes you just won't be able to get your first choice or 2nd choice due to various reason maybe price, maybe other options for player, maybe an unfortunate injury etc, . What does matter in my view is when you are buying a player you aren't just buying for the sake of it, the player has to be fitting with the requirements.

A prime example of a 3rd choice option performing really well is last year's Pl player of the year Mo Salah. He wasn't the first or 2nd choice option (I think) when Liverpool signed him, Brandt was first choice if I recall correctly and Klopp had to be persuaded to sign Salah. So not getting the 1st choice doesn't always result in disaster maybe it also might work. Bug I too hope that if we are after Manolas it isn't just because he is cheaper than other options and is seen to be a significant upgrade and at the desired level.

{Ed002's Note - aroma are working hard on transfers and ha spoken to a number of sides and will be hip to the attendees in Geneva on 15/16.}

12.) 04 Jan 2019 02:45:26
Haha aroma, nice Ed02 :)



18 Dec 2018 15:36:01
Talk of Mike Phelan returning as a coach with Ole.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 16:05:53
Bit of rene as well? Carrick and mckenna no good.

2.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:30
hope to god he has lost those shorts.

3.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:54
Get the band back together FZZ.

4.) 18 Dec 2018 17:38:21
as interim get people in that know the ethos of the club, for to long we have looked like a disjointed bunch of strangers.

let the board find a DOF and worry about making the manager perminant in the summer.

promote within and trust your players.

the morale needs lifting from everyone.

onwards and upwards.

wouldnt have minded blanc, although he's not been in work for over 2 years.

5.) 19 Dec 2018 00:36:28
Get Eric Steele back as well. Great bloke and he had a fantastic relationship with Dave the save. Went so far as to learn Spanish to help him settle and played a major part in the decision to recruit Dave.



23 Nov 2018 17:41:01
According to the latest leaks, Ramos failed a drug test the day before the 2017 CL Final which was then covered up by eufa, couple that with the amount of games they cheated through that CL Campaign the trophy should be rescinded. Absolutely hate that club!


{Ed025's Note - and what..give it to liverpool scholes?....i call it gamesmanship mate.. :)

1.) 23 Nov 2018 17:57:46
Or Juventus Ed025, who they played in the 2017 final lol. Actually, they can donate it to Everton because you haven't won one before😂😂😂.

{Ed025's Note - oh right scholesy, i must have slept for a year, i just would not be able to cope with "we,ve won it six times" mate, we would have won one in the mid eighties when we were the best team in europe only english clubs were banned, thanks for that liverpool.. :(

2.) 23 Nov 2018 19:17:00
Your favourite site sports witness have delved into these claims scholes, seems there a much to do with nothing.

Dont believe everything you read mate lol :)

3.) 23 Nov 2018 20:56:54
Not believing it yet. Never said he was either, but according to the leaks he is, and it so he should reprimanded DSG.

4.) 25 Nov 2018 07:28:53
As a Liverpool fan, we were simply not good enough when Salah went off injured so I’d absolutely hate it if we were given the trophy for being second best.

On Ed25’s point, blaming LFC for not winning the European Cup. I thought we were branded “ the delusional ones”. 😂

There are no guarantees in life, let alone football, so to say “we’d have won one had it not been for Liverpool Football Club “ is totally absurd. As we all know, the best team doesn’t always win. We weren’t the best team in 2005 but we were when we lost in 2007. Porto certainly weren’t the best team in the competition when they won the European cup under Mourinho.

Ed25, Everton have had 28 years since the ban from European football to win the European Cup and 30 years prior to that somcecthe competition was formed. That’s a total of nearly 60 years.

You talk a lot of sense mate, not on this occasion 😜.

{Ed025's Note - i have to blame someone drogie...and who better than LFC mate.. :)




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29 Jan 2019 22:06:16
Lukaku goes off and we score two goals, play so much better without him, he's awful. 2 points dropped, further away from top 4, hopefully Chelsea and Spurs lose tomorrow.

On another note, the ref was crap, blew the whistle before the 5 mins were actually up, interfered with play and how he didn't see at least another minute and a half should have been given was bs.


1.) 29 Jan 2019 22:25:26
Ah well. Got away with a point and shows great character to come back from the dead. Still unbeaten under Ole.

2.) 29 Jan 2019 22:33:28
Taught James Milner that's all you need to know.

3.) 29 Jan 2019 23:10:22
I never thought Ole was the right person for the job but my god has he lifted the club. United showed unbelievable heart and desire at 2 down. if he gets the job and is backed in the transfer market unfortunately for everyone else United could be a force.

4.) 29 Jan 2019 23:24:37

This is not just a problem with tonight’s ref but all refs, how can it ever be exactly a certain number of minutes to add on unless they are just making it up? The fact they do just make it up allows players the chance to time waste as we saw tonight on goal kicks, throw ins and substitutions and they know they time will never be added back.

We weren’t going to win every game and if we are going to drop 2 points I would rather it be like that than the other way round, now we will see how we react to that on Sunday, we certainly need to win the next 2 or at least get back to performing well before PSG arrive, what a night that will be.

5.) 30 Jan 2019 03:41:29
Scholes he also missed a clear penalty for handball inside the box. Usual English refs, then they wonder why no wants this lot at the worldcup.



14 Jan 2019 13:26:26
How do you think Solskjaer's got on so far Ed001? Albeit 6 games.


{Ed001's Note - he has taken you from the lowly depths of 6th into the dizzying heights of 6th. What more could you possibly ask of him? Joking aside, impossible to judge him as only Spurs you would not have expected the team to win even if Jose was still here.}

1.) 14 Jan 2019 13:47:49
That is true, win the next 4 league games (winnable on paper) and we'll be right in the mix, Spurs could possibly be in trouble with Son gone for a month and Kane possibly being injured. Definitely finishing above Arsenal, despite us being so bad for the majority of this season.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 14:19:02
Ed001 to be fair, in Mou's latter era, the idea of expected to win was out of the window. So many teams managed to get results from us that otherwise might have been 3 pointers. Soton away, Palace at home, Derby and Wolves at old trafford and west ham away. Brighton even managed to beat us 3-2.

{Ed001's Note - but that doesn't mean you wouldn't have won them and been expected to win them. Ole has achieved the sum total of nothing as a manager yet. It is far too early to judge him and the main thing a manager needs is to fit the club he is in charge of. Ole might just have that part of the job and that would be enough to make him a decent choice. So far he had an early bounce, then a couple of ropey performances followed by a win over Spurs, how much of that is down to him and how much down to you having a squad that cost many times that of Spurs' is difficult to tell yet. You only really find out how good a manager is in times of adversity.}

3.) 14 Jan 2019 15:04:41
I get your point now. Thanks for elaborating.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

4.) 14 Jan 2019 15:10:19
I'm being very careful to just not worry about next season, the opinion on whether Ole gets the job or how he has performed can't be judged on a game by game basis, it needs to be judged over time.

He has started well but as Ed says, teams often get a new manager bounce and then it can settle. We have a great team, one that finished 2nd last season so any manager should be able to get more out of them than Jose was doing this term. The difference is that under Jose we played seemingly to suit everyone's weaknesses, now we are playing to suit our strengths. We don't have the best defence so don't try and defend, it is a fairly basic change and so far it has worked.

In reality this start could be the worst thing to happen to Ole, now fans on here are saying 'we will finish above Arsenal', 'We should get top 4', the expectations have now been raised, this season was a total write off a month ago we have to remember.

I am enjoying the ride and seeing our team attack how they should, it is entertaining and sometimes as a manager you have to be lucky, Ole has been so far, that might run out at some point and then we will see what he is made of.

{Ed001's Note - you have a point there on expectations. A very good point. That is often what makes a mess of things, such as Leicester.}

5.) 14 Jan 2019 16:31:16
I guess if I post quite a lot I was always going to make a good point eventually, law of averages etc :)

{Ed001's Note - I thought it might take a bit longer than this though....}

6.) 14 Jan 2019 19:12:52
Good post GDS.
Listen for me the players are trying to be as good as they can be.
They are playing without fear and are expressing themselves in attack for sure. Movement has returned to the team and work ethic and togetherness.
Top 4 was the best we could have hoped or expected for going in to the season. Jose and the players nearly dashed that hope and expectation but now those hopes and as a result the expectations have returned and that's down to the manager coaches and players.
If he delivers top 4 he deserves to keep the job. If he doesn't i think the club will pursue someone else.

7.) 14 Jan 2019 19:15:27
Fair points from everybody but we have lost to Brighton this year, and drawn with Palace at home and Southampton away, we lost to West Ham, and drew with Wolves at home, Ole has done what was expected, something Jose was regularly failing to do. I don’t think that gives him the job but momentum is powerful so who knows what happens next?

8.) 15 Jan 2019 00:23:51
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day GDS2 😉.



02 Jan 2019 22:49:36
My word Lindelof has been IMMENSE again, leaps and bounds. Also, Shelvey's challenge was incredibly bad, how did he get away with that, typical.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 23:19:11
Top performance again from big vic. Massive fan of his. If we can get an experience cb next to him we will look so much more solid. We are still so shakey at the back but he had a great game today against a tough physical opponent like Rondon. Another win. Wasn’t as free flowing but rafa’s teams are always tough to break down.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 23:56:28
Vic has been r best defender all season he’s a bit short physically but makes up for it in his reading of the play! We need a cb for a partnership n a dm wi pace to cover as the fbs bomb on.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 08:01:05
Was surprised how the Toon Army was booing Pogba after suffering such a cynical tackle. Maybe because I had the benefit of replays .
Lascelles was also a lucky lad.



19 Dec 2018 17:22:02
What's your opinion on the Solskjaer appointment Ed001? Good choice? Risky? Bearing in mind it's only till may.


{Ed001's Note - seems a sensible choice to me, the only thing wrong was to say outright he has no chance of the permanent role. Doesn't exactly give him anything to aim for.}

1.) 19 Dec 2018 17:41:58
First sensible thing Woodward's ever done, personally don't think it's all about the results this season, certainly not in the league, no chance of top 4 either, more about getting the player's confidence back, and playing in an attacking manner. Gives the board enough time to pick the right director and coach/ manager.

And the permanent role thing, maybe it's easier to let him know now, would be very very risky in the long-term if we were to appoint him; maybe it's just the chance of being interim manager that's good/ exciting enough?, Though every manager wants the big jobs.

{Ed001's Note - but saying he has no chance of it long term is not exactly giving him any real aim to go at. If he is a miserable failure or a wonderful success it makes no real difference, he will still be searching for a new job in the summer. And no matter what happens he will not have his job prospects affected elsewhere, as everyone will know he was on a hiding to nothing.}

2.) 19 Dec 2018 17:49:47
That's the agreement with Molde though, so it's unlikely Solskjear wouldn't be fully aware of the situation I would be more upset if they said he had a chance when he didn't. Misleading an ex-player and club legend.

However, if he gets the team playing amazing football and goes on the lift the UCL this season I imagine the club might go back to Molde to try and arrange a new deal.

Ed Woodward is walking a fine line with the fans, if he is seen to mistreat or mislead a club legend he would be in dangerous waters. Best to be open, honest and up front at the start.

That way if Ole does well but isn't offered the job no one can accuse Ed Woodward of being underhanded.

3.) 19 Dec 2018 18:30:53
I think it is another stupid thing done by the club, announcing they are only going to hire him until summer and get rid of him then. Unless they already have a guy set to takeover in the summer but can't/ won't join before that.

If Ole goes on to have a very successful season and let's say the next manager has a shakey start then everybody is going to call for his head. And if Ole doesn't bring about too big an upturn in our fortunes his motives will be questioned, people will be asking whether he is fully committed knowing he will be replaced after the season's end.

They could have simply announced him as interim / caretaker manager for the rest of the season without saying a new guy will be appointed for next season.

4.) 19 Dec 2018 19:37:51
I think you might be right Deependra, I was thinking they will have been sounding someone out to check their interest, and they are interested, but want to finish the season where they are. All points to Pochetino in my optimistic opinion.

5.) 19 Dec 2018 20:32:47
As far as I can tell, the club approached molde and asked them to pretty much take him on loan until the end of the season. I think I read that molde were happy to do it because the club apparently approached them first. He has said himself he is heading back at the end of the season.

6.) 20 Dec 2018 00:25:04
If he does a fantastic job at United I would of thought he would have better options than molde in the summer .

7.) 20 Dec 2018 08:42:24
If he does well here then I’m sure he’d want to stay and we
Would want that too if a deal could be made.

I’m excited about seeing how this turns out - feels great!

8.) 20 Dec 2018 09:19:10
Apparently it has cost us 1.8 million to take him on loan and if we want to make it permanent in the summer, it will cost us around 7.2 million.



18 Dec 2018 15:12:34
Goodn luck Jose!





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16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.


{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with the other players and you want to play someone who is not good enough out of position.}



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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.


{Ed002's Note - as long as you are satisfied with complete failure - playing someone who is not good enough out of position.



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18 Dec 2018 16:08:54
Get the band back together FZZ.




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18 Dec 2018 15:11:31
We're not entitled to anyone and anything Jred.





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15 Feb 2019 11:13:07
Thanks Ed001, what a player he is!


{Ed001's Note - one of my current favourites mate.}



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20 Jan 2019 01:07:21
He made a brilliant point on making sure he picks his next club with a proper structure that will work WITH him. Reminded me of what Ed002 said about Jose/ Utd "He never saw MU as a progressive club that will adapt to what he thinks they need. " Think he was bang on tbf, don't think he'll be making the mistake of going for the wrong club this time.




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14 Jan 2019 13:47:49
That is true, win the next 4 league games (winnable on paper) and we'll be right in the mix, Spurs could possibly be in trouble with Son gone for a month and Kane possibly being injured. Definitely finishing above Arsenal, despite us being so bad for the majority of this season.




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22 Dec 2018 13:13:16
Should have the funds if we sell a certain midfielder back to Juventus.




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21 Dec 2018 22:59:17
Agree Ed, how Tuanzebe isn't even in the squad is laughable when we have Jones and Smalling playing for us, hopefully with the new manager he'll be back in the team. Also, Bailly and Lindelof are not on your list i see, not a fan or not convinced?


{Ed001's Note - Tuanzebe is a giant leap ahead of Jones and Smalling, no idea why those two are even still at United!

Bailly is too erratic and just not good enough on the ball to include. He is not one I would say you need to get rid of, like the aforementioned Jones and Smalling, but he needs to improve his all round game for me.

As for Lindelöf, he is coming on in leaps and bounds, but he is not quite there yet. Still has a tendency to get bullied physically too. He really does not like it when the game is a physical battle.}