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Team: Manchester United

Where from: leicester

Favourite player: roy keane, eric cantana

Best team moment: ole and teddy winners 1999 champs league final

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01 Sep 2015 15:18:03
Hi eds/other posters,

More a question of opinion really but say real have got cold feet over de Gea and are planning on not moving for him at all. Where does that leave de Gea ?

As stated he wanted to return to Spain for personal reasons, and now if Madrid are not interested he is well and truly buggered !


{Ed002's Note - He has three options. (a) Sign a new contract with MU. (b) Make the move in January for a lesser fee. (c) Make the move next summer and thake the €12M offered to him.}

1.) 01 Sep 2015 16:26:08
Tough one now eh :-)

2.) 01 Sep 2015 16:26:39
Could United loan DDG (or one of their other keepers ) out to a non UEFA club (ie MLS,Australia,Asia etc) ?

{Ed002's Note - No, they could loan him to a non-FIFA nation or to a club from a country where the transfer window is still open.}

3.) 01 Sep 2015 16:32:57
Would you agree the true winners are still Real Madrid?
Madrid seem to have placed the blame on United, I'm not sure if United will issue a response and are just waiting on time to free up or if they'll ignore it to avoid making a bigger mess. However, De Gea wanted the move and probably still will get it. Madrid are still in pole position IMO, they have a keeper in Navas who is highly regarded by the fans (as shown by the poll which claimed 87.7% or something of fans wanted Navas over De Gea), nor did they give in and pay €40m to United which will probably appease the board and fans.

Of course, it isn't the best situation as Navas will now have low morale as he was being pushed out, and apparently did not want to move to United before LvG spoke to him and he didn't really have a choice. However, as Ed002 said, they can get him on the cheap in January, although if he plays in CL, he will be cup tied (I think) so I'm not sure if that's the option they'll take, or they can get him on a free and give him the €12m signing on fee. It probably depends on what is being whispered into De Gea's ear atm but I'm sure he will probably still want the move. (Here's hoping he doesn't!)

Ultimately though, it's not the best situation and I don't know if all of this is just speculation on my part lol. United still lose out on £29m (including Navas). That said, if De Gea signs a new contract, this would be perfect.

4.) 01 Sep 2015 16:33:48
Gibraltar FC could have the greatest goalkeeper duo ever then. well DDG wants to be closer to Spain after all.



29 Jan 2015 12:31:00
hi eds, keep seeing that we have put in a bid for cuadrado. any truth to this ? thanks in advance


{Ed002's Note - I suspect someone has been teasing you. He will be joining Chelsea.}

1.) 29 Jan 2015 14:46:49
fair enough, cheers ed



21 Dec 2014 14:47:52
I really hope the rumours of United considering herrera Plus 7 mil for Shaqiri are just that RUMOURS. Shaqiri is a decent player but not worth herrera Plus 7 mil surely


1.) Rumour going round Herrera keeps being late for training

2.) 22 Dec 2014 12:43:25
I was under the assumption that it was shaqiri + 7m for Herrera

3.) Please don't believe everything you red in the pappers just because I missed one game



10 Oct 2014 13:50:22
Hi Eds, just heard on eurosport that Juve are expecting Vidal to complete a move to United in January. Although i see this unlikely, do you have any information on the matter ?
thanks in advance


{Ed002's Note - Juventus will be aware that interest remains in Vidal IF he were to become available. MUFC will still be interested IF he were to be available - but they will not be interested in postering or screwing around. There has been a little incident with Vidal that perhaps folks are over-reacting to. These things pass. So one for the "maybe" pile still.}

1.) Thanks ed, much appreciated.

2.) Yup basically Vidal got drunk and turned up late for training and got dropped to the bench for the biggest game of the season (allegedly :) )

3.) Hhhmmmm do we really want a player like that !!

4.) Lol not really ! besides Mata is awesome



22 Jan 2014 16:14:44
Beeb sport claiming united have tabled 35m bid for mata





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14 May 2017 16:26:18
Evening gents, looking for opinions on why you each feel the English teams have fallen so far behind Europe's elite? It wasn't that long ago we had an English team in a fair few consecutive finals, and at least two in every semi final. It's not as though they can't compete financially so what's got wrong?


1.) 14 May 2017 17:00:59
In my view EPL clubs are poorly structured and poorly run with little to no long term planning. We rely on our very deep pockets to be able to throw money at a problem.

If we look at Bayern, they clearly have an identity and strategy that remains fairly stable even if the manager changes. They identify the players they need and then go get them. ribery and robben are getting on in years so they go out and get coman and costa early, interstate them into the team so when Ribery and robben leave their successors are already intergrated into the team.

Man Utd let Vida, rio and evra leave without quality replacements in place.
Bayern have very deep pockets, but we don't see them getting their pants pulled down on transfers. Don't get me wrong, they pay significant transfer fees, but not stupid money like we have.

I think one reason why they are so well run is that they have ex players involved with running the club. People who know football and know the club. I think we could learn a lot from their German efficiency.

2.) 14 May 2017 19:20:02
I completely agree with that post.

One thing I would add is that when English teams dominated, Spanish clubs couldn't offer the money we could. Now they can, and somewhere like Madrid is much more attractive that an Manchester, Liverpool etc. They play in front of huge crowds, paid the best money, have great weather and a fantastic quality of life.

3.) 14 May 2017 19:31:46
Both great points, so my next question is are we capable of getting some of that dominance back or is that our lot, bar an occasional European title hear and there?

4.) 14 May 2017 19:39:03
Spot on Huggy. We seem to be battling to put a decent first 11 together whilst Bayern are putting together a 2nd 11 to to ensure they dominate domestically at the very least for the next 10 years.

Their recruitment is excellent, they rarely sign a flop and seem to get rid of their players before they become an over paid squad player.

5.) 14 May 2017 19:49:45
Huggy, you've hit the nail on the head there mate. If you look at all the top European clubs they have ex players working at all levels. We just don't seem to do that in England. We have a few ex players who have ambassadorial roles or youth team coaches, nothing else though.
The structures of the clubs abroad are much better. This is also why we struggle with our national team. There's no identity within our football anymore.

6.) 14 May 2017 21:23:54
I said this year's ago that we should have the likes of Giggs, Scholes, Neville being the guys to pass on their knowledge and experience.

7.) 14 May 2017 23:12:33
The EPL money is well documented. Average players are marketed at huge prices as they know we will pay and know we have no better option. Bayern for example could go and buy Goretza for £15 million this summer, our equivalent is Dier at over £40m. The market is toppy to say the least - a bubble that will burst at some point. It isn't sustainable.

8.) 15 May 2017 07:50:21
Huggy. Fantastic post and totally agree.
Our transfer policy has been a shambles and many of us have been saying it for a long time. Fergie made a few errors also. When Silva and Aguero were available, we didn't want to pay. And Silva was £20m. Yet we go out and splash £60m on adm, £30m on Depay etc.
Bayern transfer policy seems more structured as all German companies are. Our transfer policy seems to have no thought at all. Also, some say Woodword is doing a good job! I totally disagree. He's throwing money at clubs and giving players astronomical wages. There's nothing clever about that.
Finally, our scouting has been as bad as it gets and it's time the club changed that.
I don't think we're in good shape on the pitch and we're certainly not in good shape for the near future. Club's have better training facilities than us. It seems that the club is stuck in a time warp. Ed002 has alluded to this many times before.
I for one don't want us to buy Rodriguez or greizman as we're turning into a club full of overrated overhyped individuals with no idea of team spirit.



11 Aug 2016 15:41:41
Souness article on big money signings in prem, long story short everyone's signings were rubbish except Liverpool 😂😂 can't stand the bloke.


1.) 11 Aug 2016 16:35:52
Personally i am enjoying it, all the scouse media dimwits, sorry pundits, are calling pogba over hyped and not worth the money, almost all opposition fans are hoping for us to fail, it is a really good feeling to be back to being the most hated club. Have missed this for 3 years.

2.) 11 Aug 2016 16:44:59
Its always a good sign when we dominate the tabloids, sports news etc!

And the icing on the cake is when all of the UTD hates tell us we going nowhere and our world class signings are a waste of money!


3.) 11 Aug 2016 16:55:48
Annoys me on how biased they are
Delusion is a guaranteed trait for the scousers.

4.) 11 Aug 2016 17:12:12
Too right Trumours, I mean Wayne Rooney believes he is a footballer. I mean seriously how delusional can you get. Lol.

5.) 11 Aug 2016 18:27:23
i have read many articles about pogba's transfer how it is good or bad, views have been differing mostly on the basis of who the writer supports, but what i read just now takes the cake, this great piece of work calls pogba's transfer a insult to humanity, linking it to everything from terrorism to brexit to blacklivesmatter. it is on the website which names itself on the the term used for ball going inside the net.

6.) 11 Aug 2016 19:01:28
lol i think the article is spot on.

as it says yes the money is there etc but paying such sums of money on a footballer any footballer is wrong .
society is messed up pal.

7.) 11 Aug 2016 18:15:14
To be fair Souness hasn't written that as an artical it is just clippings from different articles that sky have pasted together to make it look the way you read it. He was actually quite complimentary about the majority of our business this window.

8.) 11 Aug 2016 19:21:04
Try as I might I find it hard to dislike Souness regardless of what he says. You have to love the guy for the way he helped pull Liverpool down and help them implode.

9.) 11 Aug 2016 19:32:01
Common sense moyes
That would be goal. com, right?
The worst of the worst.

10.) 11 Aug 2016 20:52:50
Liverpool have had a highly questionable transfer window. United have targeted their weaknesses and atleast addressed those positions. Again we have signed a few players we don't need (Wijnaldum is a terrible buy) and have messed about concerning left backs. We could end up with milner as first choice lb. I'm confident klopp will make us a force but there's a lot of bumps ahead that we could have avoided.

11.) 11 Aug 2016 21:17:59
Of all the Liverpool pundits most of my bile is saved for sourness I simply cannot stand the bloke his punditry is up there with his management style.

12.) 11 Aug 2016 21:24:15
Wow little Al are you feeling ok?

13.) 11 Aug 2016 21:33:43
Simon I'm 6,4 kid And I'm feeling wonderful. Cyprus awaits next week. It's a much needed holiday especially when you have eccentric teenagers to worry about on a daily basis.

14.) 11 Aug 2016 21:43:40
Al, Mane is your only decent buy. The rest are very questionable. But then again your manager is settled, the players are used to him and his style and Klopp made a name for himself not by signing big name players but by finding the hidden gems that suited his style and polishing them up. Matip if he adapts could be a savvy purchase, and Karius has been unlucky picking up that injury, he has massive potential. Not 100% sure he is ready for the step up to the EPL yet though. Klavan looks very questionable when what you really needed was a top CB. Suprised you haven't brought in a top striker, if Sturridge stays fit you'll be fine, but if not then you will struggle for goals with Benteke or Origi. Although Ings coming back might be a life saver. Obviously LB is still a major issue.
Personally I think you have a very average team with a couple of players cabable of winning you a game but probably not enough to really help you push on.
Man for man I think Everton probably have a strong team, with only Coutinho and maybe Firmino threatning to be the only Liverpool players who should get a look in in a combined team.
Klopp with have to weave his magic and get the team performing greater than the sum of its parts.



12 Jul 2016 17:25:56
Personally I'm not that bothered whether we sign pogba or not but I am more concerned with the fact yet another so called superstar has decided (if he does of course) not to sign for United. Why is it the higher caliber of players choose not to come here? As far back as Ronaldinho snubbing us we just cannot seem to attract the top top players. It's not the money and granted we haven't got champs league but that's only been the last couple of seasons here and there. Is it the area? But then they go city and Chelsea, also Munich isn't that different. I find it strange for a club of our stature to struggle with the elite. Now I'm not saying we haven't had elite at our club but we didn't sign them that way. Anybody else find it strange?


1.) 12 Jul 2016 17:43:48
the weather that's all simple.

2.) 12 Jul 2016 18:34:52
The weather is similar in Germany n pretty sure it's the same the other side of Manchester.

3.) 12 Jul 2016 20:17:27
Munich is certainly by far more attractive then Manchester as a city.
I'm sure this is a part of it.
I would guess it's mostly lifestyle, including city flair, weather, food, prestige of the area, health care, in some cases educational chances for the kids.
Not saying Manchester is particularly bad in the whole package, but not up there with Madrid, Munich or Barcelona.

We used to have the guarantee of success, unfortunately we lost that trump with the retirement : (

4.) 12 Jul 2016 20:42:12
Don't think weather is the main problem. I think it might be because of things out of our control.
Chelsea and Arsenal attract more because of London the city that is considered the financial capital of world.

France, Italy offers romance and great food and intercontinental culture that appeals to players and more importantly to wags. Spain offers hot outdoor lifestyle with a simple happy life and great fashion as with France and Italy and even London.

Manchester and the rest of Northern England have the same problem of having the same bad weather but worse the more north you go. Neglect and lack of investment by government since industrial decline. The North has more natural beauty geographically but in the world of Prada, Gucci, Ferrari's and yachts that's hardly a motivation.

The reason for a player, a true player to cone to Man Utd or Siteh or any other team is either for the proud history, the nice hard working fans or more money than sense.
A player who chooses football chooses Man Utd, a player that wants riches go to highest bidder, the players slightly under the thumb mostly go to Europe! That simple. :)
Hope that answers your question and sorry for long post.



10 Jul 2016 10:00:52
Is it me or are certain positions in football disappearing? Out n out strikers seem to be not about anymore as do quality keepers and defenders across the board. I'm not saying there aren't any but it just seems every young kid coming through is a number 10, or multi position jack of all trades master of none type players. Probably why the standard of the average player has dropped (bar the elite of course)


1.) 10 Jul 2016 10:56:25
It's not only you it seems the same for me too. It also looks like a player is judged more on physical attributes these days a good player must be fast and strong long gone are the days of technical mastery. Seems to me it has become difficult to find players in the mould of Iniesta and berbatov playing at the highest level.

2.) 10 Jul 2016 11:41:45
I wouldn't say out and out strikers are disapearing, I would just say more is asked of them now. Gone are the days of a front man partnership, the big strong lad paired with the quick little one. We now expect an out and out striker to be strong, quick and clinical. They need to be good passers and get involved in build up play, while also chipping in with a few assists. That means so few really make it to the top now as so much more is being asked of them. Micheal Owen was considered a world class striker 10-12 years ago. Yet he was very one dimensional. Now he would be considered a decent striker.

Defenders now also have to contribute to the offensive play of the team, they are the playmakers and key defenders.

Keepers is a slightly different story, the technology put into footballs now in order to make them harder for keepers to handle due to the lightness of the ball and the way they move through the air is making top class goalkeepers look like amatures on occasions. This has lead to a change in the way keepers can defend their goal, and this takes time to fully filter through.

3.) 10 Jul 2016 12:05:22
Most strikers are not clinical though Shap. i think an in prime Owen would still get in most sides. Also surely a van nistlerooy type striker would still get bags of goals if the midfield were doing their Job as with defenders, if the midfield is good enough then there is no need for a cb to be part of the attack play. Maybe it's the midfielders who are indeed lacking then hence putting more work on the strikers and defenders?

4.) 10 Jul 2016 12:10:13
What I feel is that the art of defending has dropped massively. There's not many defenders that still go in for a crunching tackle at the risk of getting sent off due to, what I think of football becoming less of a contact sport, with slight contact leading to quick yellows. The lack of good defending has led to a need of a more quicker striker rather than more technical. It's sad.

5.) 10 Jul 2016 12:43:54
Trumours I think you are right. Maybe less so in places like Italy but as the world Demands entertaining football so the high line has come about. Defenders who can bring the ball out rather than Pass to nearest midfielder. This in turn has demanded the sweeper keeper that everyone then needs with Neuer being the pinnacle and why I think we could start seeing the decline of Joe Hart who struggles with this.
Time moves on. I miss the player wHo would get a tough tackle and ride it and carry on rather than a feather knocking the big boys over
Times change whether we want them to or not. sadder is that we as a country are quite often 3/ 4 years behind the change and by the time we do the game has moved again.
England decide to play possession based football just as Spain/ Germany develop a different take on it.
Who knows with Leicester winning we could see counter attacking next year again.

6.) 10 Jul 2016 12:47:59
Physical attributes are deemed more important than technical ability. We in this country have put to much power in the hands of sports science, on the continent they are used in a completely different way.



27 Jun 2016 10:38:36
hi guys and gals, anyone on here fancy providing a bit of info on Mkhitaryan please. all i know is he is a RW. what type of a player is he? don't really watch any football outside of england so i'm clueless.
thanks in advance.


1.) 27 Jun 2016 11:08:46
Top Player and IMO Dortmunds best player and that includes Audebeyang. Very good passer, can shoot and just a very good allr ound player who is more mobile and physically better than Mata.

If we do buy him someone is getting sold for sure, maybe mata or fellaini I would think. He will be everything Kagawa was not and can play in quite a few positions.

2.) 27 Jun 2016 11:22:22
cheers x-files.

3.) 27 Jun 2016 16:58:18
Has hever got pace? That's what we need . Zlatan definitely hasn't got it and it is something we've been lacking for a while?




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19 Apr 2017 10:13:52
we have money! pretty sure we wouldn't need to sell to buy.




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28 Mar 2017 12:37:31
haha awesome ed. made me chuckle that did.




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28 Mar 2017 11:52:57
Hi Ed002, just out of curiosity what do you do for a living? you travel a hell of a lot and i'm impressed you manage to find the time to answer most questions put to you.
i understand if you find it too personnal ;)


{Ed002's Note - I am a gentleman adventurer (a bit like Adam Adamant) and part time rodeo clown.}



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02 Jul 2016 20:03:07
Lol @ beast 😂😂😂.





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31 Aug 2017 12:11:53
great read.




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15 Aug 2017 09:39:51
i think Mouriniho needs to look at the way he is managing him, no two players are alike, some need a boot up the arse and some need n arm around the shoulder. i think Martial is of the latter and needs to feel a bit of love.
only my opinion of course i don't claim to know either personally.




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31 Jul 2017 15:20:44
thanks AJH all sorted.




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31 Jul 2017 12:11:30
AJH have you got the link for the new one please?




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18 Jul 2017 13:52:05
spurs won't sell him.