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26 May 2019 20:50:22
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26 May 2019 09:13:34
Ed02 - lots of reports about de Ligt - is there any truth in us pushing for a deal to be done / it being very close?

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{Ed002's Note - The club have been approached to say they can significantly increase the offer to the player and Barcelona will step back as they don't see the value - but the player will be told it is now or never for Barcelona as they will move on. Could be a very expensive mistake brining him to England and could cause a senior departure at the club.}

26 May 2019 10:10:42
Can I ask who the senior departure is.

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{Ed002's Note - I said "could".}

26 May 2019 10:20:45
Good not one person at that club I would be concerned about leaving player or staff.

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26 May 2019 10:24:42
Woukd this be a Woodward signing and not OGS?

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{Ed002's Note - What?}

26 May 2019 10:39:43
Hey Ed,
Why do you suggest this would be a mistake?

High risk due to age and financial commitment?

Or bringing in a young player to a club that is a bit of mess just now?


To flip that:
Utd need leaders, a good CB, Ole wants youth so would seem a good move but a big step up (which the best players from the Netherlands have made: RvP, RvN, Stam, Suarez, Robben to name few but there's plenty of Ryan Babels, Afonso Alves etc.

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{Ed002's Note - There is nothiong to suggest that the player gives value for the money that Barcelona have agreed to pay and certainly not more - hence if Manchester United decide to make any outrageous bid Barcelona will step back and in all probability the kid's future career will be trashed.}

26 May 2019 10:45:18
Ed,
Do you think the club are repeating the same mistakes by overpaying for someone they shouldn’t and making other players unhappy? Your use of the word “significantly increase” makes me wonder if its the same/ similar situation as Sanchez?
Thanks.

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{Ed002's Note - No it is a different situation to Sanchez and as I have explained this was simply part of the deal sufggested to the club - and as far as I am aware it is not a done deal or anything like that.}

26 May 2019 10:50:10
The kid is 19, are we really sure we want to spend mega money on him? I’m not saying he isn’t a good player or won’t turn out to be a great player but he’s still a big risk. He’s played on the Dutch League, remember Depay and Ed saying it was too soon for him to move? Ajax to United is a big step and not just on the pitch.

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26 May 2019 10:50:45
Now being reported that Utd are not interested in the player.

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{Ed002's Note - So the whole thing is a smokescreen perhaps?}

26 May 2019 11:11:33
With what you are having to pay for a player in today's market.
Rather take a punt with de ligt then Ramos.

Also no one expects them to win the title but get back into champions league.
As long as OGS gets the players he wants that are young and hungry and want to play for the club. Few old heads to guide the younger players will be proper ready for 20/ 21

Manchester United have to build from the base and there is no quick fix.
They have great youth coming though and to mix with few signing I am going with half full rather then half empty.
Yes there is also dead wood that needs to go.

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{Ed002's Note - Ramos? You are clearly living in a very strange world.}

26 May 2019 11:35:51
So if Barcelona sign him he’s a good signing, if united sign him he’s not worth it, sounds about right to me. Sick of the whole window to be honest, can’t trust any journalists and loads of them totally contradicting each other. United are in desperate need of a leader and a top centre half, De Ligt is obviously a good player, we could certainly do a lot worse and not being in the CL again is going to mean we need to overpay.

My plan would be to be sensible with signings that get us back into the top 4 rather than trying for the quick fix immediately and overpaying for players who might not be worth it to try and get immediate success, but the club don’t even seem to do what I want so just have to grin and bear it.

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26 May 2019 12:14:46
Hi Ed, why would you say his future could be trashed?

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{Ed002's Note - Moving to a club like Manchester United at a young age can easily foul up a prospectively good career - Mephis Depay is another example.}

26 May 2019 12:16:24
Smokescreen for Gimenez.

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26 May 2019 12:19:38
I hear Marcos Rojo would like to stay, be like a new signing.

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{Ed002's Note - He is very difficult to sell as he would be excluded from moving to certain countries - but the club would like to move him on - although the manager may want to keep him.}

26 May 2019 12:44:01
Something tells me this is going to be a rollercoaster window😂 cheers for all the insight Ed002.

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26 May 2019 13:10:51
Wouldn't say strange world, but with way over priced players are at least with a younger player you can mold over a period of time. He has leadership, vision, and can only get better he is only 19.

Ramos is not going to leave RM unless he gets kicked out. He is after a pay increase.

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26 May 2019 13:12:47
What is the main issue in selling Marco's Rojo.
Age, attitude, wages etc?

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{Ed002's Note - The main issue will be finding a club who wants him.}

26 May 2019 13:13:11
Fair play ed002. Great insight.

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26 May 2019 13:20:28
I wait every summer window to see who uses the word “smokescreen” first. I didn’t think it would be you 002 😂.

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26 May 2019 13:45:56
Surely moving to Barcelona could cause de Ligt the same issues Ed as they are a huge club?

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{Ed002's Note - No, they manage players well. Else they will move them on if they don’t work out.}

26 May 2019 14:12:41
It could easily not work out for him at Barcelona like it could with us. Coutinho and Dembele are perfect examples who went for huge transfer fees to Barcelona and it hasn't worked out.

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26 May 2019 14:30:36
So Rojo made a few comments and thinks he's in the clubs plans.
He probably either injured himself walking out the interview or two footed the journo.

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26 May 2019 16:49:40
Not a fan Mort?

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26 May 2019 17:09:13
Fair point ed.

In recent years Utd's development of purchased youth has been poor but if we are aiming to get back to the good ol' days there was a young CB who arrived from Leeds for a lot of money who was young and not yet develop. He turned out ok.

I think he would be a great signing but we need patience. Would be amazing to buy Toby Alderweireld to play with him and Lindelof.

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{Ed002's Note - I am sure he will be great when he arrives.}

26 May 2019 20:02:04
Why would you not spend 65m on De Ligt everyone should see how good he has been this season in both boxes and is comfortable on the ball. we spend 70m on Lindelof and Bailly. to get De Ligt for 65m is great business and he would be our centre half for 10 years.

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25 May 2019 23:13:35
Been on this website for many and keep up the good work Ed's.


Ramos is looking at a pay rise and isn't looking to leave.

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25 May 2019 18:31:35
Any truth in us looking at Sergio Ramos again ed?

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{Ed002's Note - As a De Ligt replacement?}

25 May 2019 21:47:22
Well de ligt really hasn't performed for us so I would get rid tbh.

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26 May 2019 06:37:03
Would be very much woodward like, to let de ligt slip and end up signing ramos.

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26 May 2019 09:56:42
So De Ligt is happening. :)

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24 May 2019 20:45:39
Rumours kicking about fee agreed with Ajax for Del Ligt and personnel terms close. Picking up a lot of traction on social media.

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24 May 2019 21:39:44
Why do I get the feeling that this could be snieder all over again?

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24 May 2019 22:27:39
We're signing Sneijder after the bank holiday. Gaitan too if his agent picks up the phone. Strootmans due the following week. Then Woodward turned off Football Manager 2014.

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24 May 2019 23:02:01
If true, and a massive IF, would be a sensational purchase.

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24 May 2019 23:59:23
Yeah there's a lot flying around on Twitter about. Some claiming it's done and it will all be confirmed in the next few days but I never believe anythings complete until I see the player holding the shirt at Old Trafford. Would be hell of a signing though if we could get it over the line.

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25 May 2019 05:52:21
Would be a sensational signing.
A natural leader and would serve for 10 to 15 years.

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25 May 2019 10:45:58
He's going to Barcelona read eds previous posts.

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25 May 2019 11:37:23
Ed has said there is an issue to be relived first before Barcelona sign him. that issue could be anything. Money, personal reasons, agents, playing time guarantees etc.

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25 May 2019 11:46:17
While I can't help getting excited about the prospect of De Ligt stabilising our defence, we need to remember players have used us in the past to boost their own negotiating power when getting a new contract or putting pressure on a buying club to meet their demands.

I think this is what we are seeing and he will end up at Barca, i judt hope we put a cut off point on it instead of wasting the entire transfer window chasing a player who may have no interest in playing for us.

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25 May 2019 13:57:37
Even if he doesn't move to barcelona there are probably about 4-5 other clubs that he could go to that would be a better move than us at the moment.

PSG, Juve, Bayern, City etc.

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25 May 2019 14:10:05
No chance, wages will be insane plus fees etc. Why give a young lad high wages then what does he have to get up for? that's been our main issue lately, signing this lad will carry on the problems.

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25 May 2019 17:54:34
If we sign De Ligt we need 3-4 other leaders to come in and rip out the bad apples. Otherwise he will be another Daley Blind, no authority so his leadership counts for zero if he is an alien walking into the corrupt nature of our dressing room.

With a few other newcomers he would be immense. Otherwise like Lindelof/ Herrera/ Mata - having the right attitude will count for nothing.

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25 May 2019 20:26:34
Ed002 put us out of our misery please 😂😂.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any "done deal".}

26 May 2019 00:20:43
But are all those other teams looking a centre half, DSG?

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26 May 2019 06:34:18
City - otamendi and kompany are leaving and need to be replaced.

Juve - barzaghli retiring, bonucci and chiellini getting on a bit

Bayern - probably not as much but they are still rebuilding and de ligt is the perfect age for that rebuild.

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26 May 2019 02:42:08
It's a fantastic website in Ireland ed002. You can pick up some great bargains!

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24 May 2019 15:16:47
Griezmann to United links are back

Never saw that coming.

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24 May 2019 15:34:30
Easy headline to write. Wouldn't touch him with a twenty foot pole.

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24 May 2019 16:15:54
Agree I don't want him. Talented player but wants to make documentaries about whether he stays/ leaves.

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24 May 2019 17:00:04
Hes pretty good at putting that round thing in the net thing.

Something we've been abysmal at for 6 years. Would take him in a heartbeat if there was any chance.

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24 May 2019 17:17:08
Because we need another egotistical idiot with a tonne of baggage who's spend every summer doing should I stay or should I go videos. I don't care if he scores a hat trick every game. He's a dressing room liability which is the last thing we need right now.

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24 May 2019 17:28:38
Rumours we've bid for Dembele at Lyon.

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24 May 2019 17:42:48
Yeah Griezmann is world class.
Works his socks off on the pitch.
Again the lack of CL may put the deal off.

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24 May 2019 17:59:32
Good player, seems a real div. Bigger ego than Ronaldo but without his records.

Who creates a documentary called ‘the birth of a legend’ or whatever it was called.

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24 May 2019 18:59:56
it would be hilarious if he has no takers.

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23 May 2019 20:41:33
Quick question, was wondering if any of the eds have heard anything on our reported interest in the Pedro of Fluminense? Thanks in advance.

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{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath with interest from elsewhere.}

24 May 2019 00:39:51
Thanks ed, assuming the interest is from Real Madrid? I’ve read they apparently had a provisional agreement to sign him last year before a knee injury scuppered the deal.

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{Ed002's Note - I can name four sides who have a decalared interest and have spoken with his club.}

24 May 2019 03:50:03
Ed please share in sight. why we are always second or third choice when it comes from buying young talents from Brazil and Argentina? If we target them, it's via other European league.

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{Ed002's Note - Culture, food, unattractive part of the country, scouting not a priority etc..}

24 May 2019 12:34:22
I'm not too fussed. Every Argentinian or Brazilian we've signed has flopped. I'd prefer to avoid south Americans in general.

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24 May 2019 11:45:03
Ed I guess work permits are also an issue with signing Young South American players?

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{Ed002's Note - No more so than they are for other clubs, but yes, players need work permits.}

24 May 2019 13:33:13
Rafael was decent.

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24 May 2019 13:43:13
Heinze was not bad as well.
I believe he won player of the year in his first season.

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24 May 2019 14:01:04
Ed002

Why do you think the North West is so bad?

I share my time between London and Manchester offices and manage partners over all of Europe, I would prefer to live in the North over most of the places I go. London is dirtiest, more homeless, more drug addicts, more crime, more knife attacks, more terrorism.

Barcelona, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Amsterdam, Nordics are all decent and Germany is good, I get the draw but London nope.

Cheshire is nicer than Surrey and just as pretentious. The only advantage I see is flights.

I must say out of all the places work takes me Milan is the biggest dump - parts of that place makes Atherton look nice!

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{Ed002's Note - Clearly you work in the roughest parts of London and you seem to know very little of the other cities you mention.}

24 May 2019 15:38:52
They are all much of a muchness all these cities. There's the touristy bits, the nice residential parts and holes. Personally I don't care for London I prefer Manchester or Liverpool or Newcastle but that's personal preference. I know people who love London.

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24 May 2019 16:22:57
Mort that's not quite true, Heinze did well and Romero has never let us down. But I do agree that more often than not they have failed to live up to the hype.

Personally I feel we always do better with Northern European's, Scandinavians and Eastern block. I feel they seem to settle into life in northern England better than those from a Latin background.

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24 May 2019 17:49:42
Heinze, Rafael, Tevez all did very well for us.

Veron was ok but hard to dislodge Keane and Scholes.

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24 May 2019 19:04:14
Utd road, this must be a different London to the one I live in.

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24 May 2019 19:10:56
The Manchester I live in is a lot different to the one Ed often talks about as well so maybe people are just looking at different parts of the city.

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{Ed002's Note - New Hampshire?}

22 May 2019 21:38:01
Eds is there any substance to the strootman rumours? I remember he looked pretty decent a few year back and we had interest in him, but has also struggled with injuries. Has anybody seen him play over the last few seasons? And if so what are your thoughts on us signing him?

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{Ed004's Note - i highly doubt there is anything in the links}

22 May 2019 22:25:39
Matic, strootman and rakitic midfield three. That would be a pretty good setup if it was 2014.

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23 May 2019 05:05:06
I would instantly take Rakitic for 3 years. Huge upgrade on Herrera.
He still offers lots of energy and is rarely injured.
He will be an experienced head to guide the young players around him.

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23 May 2019 08:02:33
Totally agree Truereddevil, not sure what people are expecting but we definitely need experienced players mixed with the youngsters if that’s the plan. People will literally moan about anything. “He’s not the exact player I wanted so I’m going to slag him off” seems to be a general theme every summer.

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23 May 2019 08:54:10
If Pogba were to leave I would have no problem with Racatic forming a new midfield with some younger players. If Pogba stays then build around him.
Racatic is a quality player.

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23 May 2019 09:01:03
We don't play the way Barcelona play so rakatic will be in the same situation and when we got bs.

We don't keep and move the ball good enough for players like him to flourish.

If he was in citys team it would make sense but unless we are going to some how learn how to pass a ball and keep possession it makes 0 sense to get him

Strootman was a good player pre breaking his leg it's a shame really because we would have got him back in 04 I think it was.

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23 May 2019 11:10:59
Rakitic looked out his depth against Liverpool. I think he'd struggle with the pace of the game in England. I'd also be against signing him given his personal views.

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23 May 2019 11:17:38
Rakitic is a great player, my concern isn't his age, although I would ideally steer clear of players around 30 who have never played in the EPL. However, my main concern is would he fit how the Ole want's the team to play? He works very well in a possession based set up and if LvG was still our manager he might be an ideal signing.

If Ole wants to play a more pressing/ counter attacking set up then I'm not sure that plays into Rakitic's strengths. He isn't the guy to do much closing down or pressing and he tends to be better at recycling the ball rather than playing that quick pass to break the lines (although it hard to judge as Barcelona don't play that way) .

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23 May 2019 13:45:16
Hang on, are we talking about Rakitic, Racatic or Rakatic?

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23 May 2019 13:50:23
Just read that interview Mort, wow.

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23 May 2019 14:32:10
Ports, he's the new Sneijder/ Schneider etc.

Danny, I know. Its a couple of years ago an he may have changed but I doubt it. Obviously people are entitled to their opinion. But those views aren't acceptable to me. Not for someone who would be representing a club with a diverse fanbase in a diverse country.

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23 May 2019 23:48:28
Where can I find this interview guys?

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23 May 2019 23:58:56
What interview.

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{Ed033's Note - The Interview with a Vampire (Tom Cruise) :)

24 May 2019 06:29:50
Search for Rakitic interview 2012 on google.

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24 May 2019 14:36:59
He says it was taken out of context, but it's hard to see what else he could have meant.

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22 May 2019 16:14:19
So it looks like Conte is on his way to Inter and I'm seeing a few reports of him wanting Lukaku to join him there.

Ed002 are you aware of any clubs interested in Lukaku and if him leaving this summer may happen, would be interesting if we did sell and who'd we would replace him with.

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{Ed002's Note - Romelu Lukaku (S) Inter see him as an option and unable to sign the player they want may look to some sort of loan to buy deal or possibly looking to using a player in part exchange.}

22 May 2019 17:28:02
How long for Perisic rumour to start. He’s the new Gaitan or Sneijder.

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22 May 2019 18:37:24
Cheers Ed, I don't mind us selling him as long as we replace him appropriately. Personally don't think Rashford and Martial are good enough yet to lead the front line.

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22 May 2019 18:47:39
Its already started Fresh. Saw it yesterday. Perisic and 30m.

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22 May 2019 20:01:57
It would fit the clubs flawed recruitment strategy if the player that mourinho earmarked to supply and assist lukaku is actually exchanged for lukaku.

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22 May 2019 21:54:22
Icardi would be nice. As long as his wife stayed in Italy.

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22 May 2019 23:07:15
Bring her and leave Icardi there, might tempt Giggs out of retirement.

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23 May 2019 08:27:55
Wouldn't say no to Skriniar.

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23 May 2019 09:37:16
Skriniar just signed a new deal with Inter, doubt he'll be leaving now.

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23 May 2019 13:13:55
I personally would take Icardi. Quality player, buries his chances. Concerns over his attitude but I'd rather have him than Lukaku.

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23 May 2019 14:09:50
just what we need redwhiskey more players with poor attitudes.

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21 May 2019 19:21:02
hope the rags are joking when they say ashley young is captain for next season.

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21 May 2019 19:43:15
How would they no that surely OGS would choose his captain in pre season.

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21 May 2019 20:25:19
Club captain not pitch captain.

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21 May 2019 20:35:26
Conspiracy Theories
a. ) Pogba is gone
b. ) Young is being moved into the Carrick 'Club' Captain role and will play less.
c. ) Both.

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22 May 2019 05:46:47
Lindelof and Pogba.
Noone else seem to be vocal to pass on instructions or pump up the team.
Herrera had leadership quaities but he's gone now.

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22 May 2019 06:08:22
Pogba has done nothing to show he is capable or deserving of being captain. On the contrary he has set a poor example by his attitude. Being vocal (running your mouth) is not enough.

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22 May 2019 06:25:02
That's the concern with this squad.
There are no leaders.

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22 May 2019 17:29:08
I hope shirts are burned outside OT if Young becomes club captain. An insult to the club, fans and former greats.

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{Ed001's Note - just remember to take it off first Fresh!}

22 May 2019 19:12:21
A bit like some of our fans then.

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22 May 2019 20:07:24
Burning shirts over a ten year veteran of the club possibly being named club captain. Reasonable response.

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22 May 2019 23:09:07
Jesus RWWD, do you really think he is good enough to still be a United Player?

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21 May 2019 14:59:14
Here we have agreed personal terms with James is this true.

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21 May 2019 15:32:27
It was agreed on this site?

Wonder which poster Woodward is hiding behind.

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21 May 2019 16:08:16
Nathaniel, I think it's blatany obvious that Ed Woodward is Red Man😂.

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21 May 2019 18:46:59
Shappy, my wife wouldn’t be happy with that downgrade but would like the handbags his £4m a year salary would bring.

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