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16 Feb 2021 22:11:49
Hi Ed
Is there any plans for a new contract for OGS or do the club have a successor in mind.
Thanks
Alex.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any decision being made.}

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17 Feb 2021 10:00:49
The club tend to not make decisions like that until the end of the season. In Ole's favour there is no obvious replacement, all the established managers look quite settled, leaving only an up and coming manager where you are taking a chance.

17 Feb 2021 09:49:24
Well the club will not pay to release a manager from their current contract so probably best looking at who is currently unemployed.

Fortunately Big Sam has a job now, so we could be looking at Tony Pulis, Nigel Pearson or Eddie Howe. However, if Gareth Southgate leaves the England job after the impending Euro's then expect his name to be in the frame.

17 Feb 2021 14:42:57
Shappy so more of the same I guess. We can't be so generous of letting everyone have a crack at the job.

17 Feb 2021 18:51:23
usual candidates are bound to be mentioned in the tabloids. wonder if naglesman could be in the mix.

16 Feb 2021 08:29:47
If one of the Editors don't mind, could they confirm whether the club will go back in for Sancho this Summer?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Jadon Sancho (RW) Manchester United messed everybody around last year and he is again been offered elsewhere and Dortmund are likely to let him and a number of others leave this summer. If Manchester United want him they are going to have to agree a deal before the summer and stop behaving like amateurs.}

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16 Feb 2021 12:50:07
Thank you Ed002. Bayern seem to have already started their Summer business. I’ll keep my fingers crossed we do the same.

So there is a chance?

{Ed002's Note - Plenty of clubs have started their summer business. Hi agent has been hawking Sancho around and Dortmund are looking for significant sales this summer so perhaps something can be done - but the costs are huge.}

16 Feb 2021 15:20:21
Many thanks Ed002. Agent fees astronomical I’m imagining? I read an article by someone at Bayern earlier who spoke about the contract Messi is on. Can you see a time when the money being spent on players, agents etc will start to reduce significantly?

{Ed002's Note - If FIFA get their way then yes.}

16 Feb 2021 15:57:39
Hope not. Don’t see all the hype myself.

17 Feb 2021 03:41:14
We are better off getting a clinical striker rather than another forward player for a huge fee.

We should be concentrating on strengthening in CB, DM, ST positions as we already have enough players in forward positions.

13 Feb 2021 17:24:37
Ed2. Does United have any interest in Trying Ming's at CB.

{Ed002's Note - Minds has had a couple of good years but I am not aware of any approach by Manchesteer United at this time.}

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13 Feb 2021 21:38:27
Thank god for that a defence of mings and maguire is bad enough to make you cry, might as well get smalling and Jones back!

13 Feb 2021 22:52:49
Dbrooks I wish we still had Evans and Smalling tbh. Could’ve saved a fortune and been no worse off than what we’ve got now.

14 Feb 2021 10:09:21
You do remember smalling playing for us don't you? I think most people forget what he was like when he played for us and just think well he's doing well in italy. Evans has improved and probably would have done the same for us under mourinho.

Our current options aren't great maguire isn't just slow in pace it takes him a age to decide which pass to make so by the time he does make it the player has a defender or 2 around him.

Bailly can be rash can be good but too often injured.

Tuanzebe difficult to judge the kid hasn't had a good run in the team when he's played mostly he's done well the odd mistake it when you don't play regularly that happens

Lindelof probably our best defender good passing just need him to play more forward passes his weakness is he isn't dominant in the air he's not bad he's just not dominant often get blamed for his defensive partners mistakes.

14 Feb 2021 11:33:49
Dbrooks yes sure. Do you think Lindelof is any better than Smalling. I don’t. I’d rather have kept the cash and kept Smalling.

I’m not saying either are good enough, just that I’d prefer one over the other.

14 Feb 2021 15:33:20
Who was Utd’s last great centre back? Vidic? How much money has been slashed up the side of the changing room wall since then. We keep getting linked to young French defenders, I haven’t seen them all play but not sure we need to be busting the bank. The gems are out there, it is the scouting and coaching that is the problem. Look what Rogers has done with Evans, Soyuncu and Fofana. I’d take Evans back and the other two would walk in the team.

15 Feb 2021 08:15:27
I’d take Rodgers.

15 Feb 2021 10:34:02
I think its a poor show that after spending 16m on Rojo, 30m on Bailly, 35m on Lindelof and 80m on Maguire, a total of 162m on centre backs the reality is that the current options are at best marginally better than Smalling and Evans. One an academy player and the other one we bought for 12m.

It shows a criminal level of poor spending.

11 Feb 2021 12:31:03
my mate works in the footy buisness and he says apparentley harry kane wants to leave spurs and join man united.

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11 Feb 2021 12:52:17
That's great but Mr Levy won't let that happen.

11 Feb 2021 12:54:41
Don Hutchinson, who is not my friend, reckons Kane to City is going to happen in the summer.

11 Feb 2021 15:16:45
I love these kind of rumours. I doubt we'll get Kane, Spurs will want a kings ransom and his injury record isn't fantastic.

11 Feb 2021 15:20:31
should not have signed a bumper new contract then.

12 Feb 2021 12:44:02
Let city buy Kane and then it gives us a free run at Haaland. I can't see Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus or Bayern being able to fork out 100 million plus in this climate. As fantastic as Kane is he approaching 28 years old and seems to be getting more and more injuries.

12 Feb 2021 15:40:59
sim01975 - completely agree. i would have haaland over Kane any day. Especially given the fact that our squad will peak in 2-3 years and kane may be too old by then.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}

12 Feb 2021 17:21:26
Haaland is never going to happen down to raiola. ‘Severed ties’ is the wrong term, as in the long run not working with him again will be for the best of the club. But yeah he’s itching to get his favourite client pogba moved on so it won’t be happening sadly.

I’d go for Calvert Lewin but not this summer. Summer after. He’ll be enjoying playing under Ancelotti, and Everton are certainly becoming a formidable side. I assume we’ll extend cavani for a year so I don’t see him wanting to challenge him.

12 Feb 2021 20:45:05
I'd like us to compete for Lautaro Martinez, who reminds me of a young Aguero.

13 Feb 2021 08:40:42
Personally I think we will go in for Sancho and give Greenwood a season up top with Cavani.

13 Feb 2021 10:38:13
Greenwood is not a Cavani replacement, his best position is on the left or right coming in on goal, nobody is more deadly shooting from the edge of the box than Mason.
What he doesn't do is sit in the middle and finish off chances like Cavani and Haaland do, that is not his natural game.

13 Feb 2021 13:04:05
He’s doesn’t get played there yet as it’s easier to bed him in on the flanks. He’s the most natural and best finisher at the club with either foot so a central position is perfect for him.

13 Feb 2021 15:06:41
Best finisher from the edge of the box, best at running at defences definitely, but I don't think its his natural game to stand in thr middlenof the box like Cavani and finish off chances, Greenwood is at his best when he runs at defenders.

Personally I think we have better suited central strikers coming through the under 23s and academy that will be pushing to be in the first team come next summer. For me though Greenwood plays on the left of a front three.

13 Feb 2021 18:14:58
Do United hold interest in Haaland, or woukd the relationship with Raiola be a stumbling block?

14 Feb 2021 09:00:36
Still think the club view Greenwood as a striker option hence the pursuit of Sancho and purchase of Diallo and Pellestri.

10 Feb 2021 10:43:57
With some chatter around Ramos being interested in joining us, is there any real interest


or is this just about trying to talk up a better contract again?

sorry if its already been covered
im still uncertain about this, yes he is old (as footballers go, still a pup in the grand scheme of things ) and this doesn't give us much longevity yet he would bring some much needed insight and experience and maybe help the defenders we have with potential.

what are everyone else's view on this?

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10 Feb 2021 10:53:59
Not sure why we would look at him.

Yes we need a couple of new CB's but Ramos would be scraping the barrel.

{Ed002's Note - Sergio Ramos (CB) PSG wanted a January agreement to take him as a Free Agent in the summer but the player is apparently reluctant to commit just yet. Real Madrid want to extend his contract but want to reduce the package he currently gets to help their quest to cut costs - if that gap can somehow be resolved it is the most likely solution. Interest from both the Far East and the Middle East is not attractive for the player. Milan offer a potential option because of tax advantages in Italy - but they will probably add Fikayo Tomori and it is likely the second CB they are looking for will be younger. Whilst the Premier League would provide an interesting challenge for the player, at just about 35 years old with significant wage demands it makes little sense for the clubs. I am not aware of any approach from Manchester United and would expect them to look at a younger long term solution.}

10 Feb 2021 11:14:59
thanks very much for your insight Ed.

and i see certain benefits Waz but definitely short lived but with the difference Cavani is making it would be more about teaching our current defenders the ropes, for all the money we have spent on CB's we still lack some experience to guide those already in the ranks.

10 Feb 2021 12:15:37
Yer man our CB’s aren’t babies! They’re not good but are probably as good as they will get.

10 Feb 2021 13:47:26
Thanks for the detailed info Ed002.

yer man - We've been linked with Pau Torres and Ben white. I know it's not Fantasy Football, but if possible I'd try for both if we can move some of our current CBs on.

Lindelof, Bailly (always injured) and Jones should be moved on with suitable replacements brought in.

I don't see any way we can move Maguire on. Nobody will be able to afford him surely.

{Ed002's Note - Pau Torres (CB) Manchester City have him as an option. Manchester United have him as first choice but only if sufficient sales are made. Barcelona has a sustained interest but price will likely be an issue and they may look to horse trade some players - but little will become clear before the election is completed. Bayern Munich have him as one of three primary targets to fill the two CB slots they need to address in the summer.

Ben White (CB) an alternative to Pau Torres for Manchester United, but seen as expensive because of the "English premium". Spurs have sustained interest but the funding will go on other priorities. Liverpool could look to white to boost their HG quota if they opt for aan expensive addition. Brighton will look to hang on to him.

10 Feb 2021 14:49:38
Would be a step back. Red card waiting to happen and very much into his twilight years.

10 Feb 2021 15:10:47
We are also linked with Jules Kounde amd Ibrahima Konate; both being suggested by respected scouts/ third parties.

{Ed002's Note - Jules Kounde (CB) Sevilla rejected a significant offer from Manchester City last summer and Monchi has confirmed that Manchetser City remain keen still. He was recommended to Manchester United by an advisor but there has not been any approach just yet - and others seem more likely at this time. Real Madrid were the other side who were keen last summer and they are looking to add two CBs this summer with one agreed in principle, the other will be one of four on their shortlist which includes Jules Kounde. With one of those four likely not obtainable it would then come down to balancing the books with other sales and purchases.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) could emerge as an option for first choice for Liverpool in the summer - Liverpool have been talking with his agent but whether or not Konate has been discussed in detail is not known, but his agent offered a different player to Liverpool. RBL will want to hang on to him as they will lose Upamecano in the summer. Money would possibly be an issue for Liverpool and any further illegal approaches to RBL players would no doubt result in a complaint now. Expect interest from Spurs as well and possibly Manchester United but he is far from first choice for them. Chelsea have shown no interest in him to date.}

10 Feb 2021 17:30:00
Thanks so much for all detailed information regarding CBs Ed002, always appreciate your precious time.

Looks like the “biggest” clubs (ie United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern, Real and Barca) are all looking to sign the best (or at least the most talked about) centre backs this summer. Concerning as a United fan to hear that Bayern want TWO of them this summer: guessing Upemecano is pretty close for them, leaving them needing one more: and if Torres is one of the two. Gulp!

Guessing Real also will get Alaba from Bayern over the line, so will need another one also. (though isn’t Varane soon to be out of contract? )

Hoping City’s need for a top CB is less pressing g now given Diaz’s amazing form, and Liverpool look more financially constrained than others.

Thus, looks like we’re all fighting for a small elite pool of CBS!

Ed002, I know you’ve been amazing and given feedback on Pau Torres, Upemecano, White and Konate but don’t suppose you’d mind giving us your opinion about who else might be on our priority list of CB targets as well as Torres and White please? No worries if you can or you feel that you’ve given us enough already.

{Ed002's Note - Raphael Varane (CB) and that is about it for CBs. If he does not sign a renewal he will be sold in the summer - possibly leaving Real Madrid needing to add three CBs. Manchester United have other targets but could be tempted. Do not be surprised to see Spurs rejig their summer plans to buy him. Mr Mourinho will look to a way to sign Varane for Spurs in the summer. The player wants a new challenge and PSG will likely push for him in their quest for a leading French player.}

10 Feb 2021 18:16:48
Thanks so much again for your wonderful information that keeps us all intrigued and excited in these dark times and for your precious time. Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

11 Feb 2021 15:43:38
Great insight as always Ed002.
Ramos for me would be a disaster, I am not convinced that his antics and play away from Spain/ Real Madrid will work quite so well. He will miss certain games due to the amount of red cards he gets. Icon and great player for RM but i feel we need to pass.
Verane I would be interested in if he can stay fit, crazy to think he is only 27 as seems like he has been around forever. Whilst a right footer I believe he can play on the left side of the CB's which is the side we need to prioritise. Maybe a swap deal with Pogba as both are entering the end of their deals.
Of the other ones mentioned I think that Torres, Konate or Upamecano (probably headed to RM/ Bayern) should be where we look as a strong leader who could make the difference to the other CB that plays with them. Diaz and Van Dyke made such a huge difference to the whole unit and this is the type that we should be looking at.

{Ed002's Note - As I said, I am not aware of any interest in Ramos.}

31 Jan 2021 14:01:02
Just like to say that we seem to lack any composure, patience and shape when we move forward when attacking during a match when needing to take the lead. Counter attacking is fine when you are winning games but teams like Liverpool and Man City gradually move up the pitch when they are searching for the 1st goal, they then move forward a lot quicker/ long ball when they counter. We just seem unable to pin teams back and just try and get the ball forward as quick as possibly generally resulting in lack of options and giving the ball away cheaply. That is down to the coaching and game management.

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31 Jan 2021 15:07:41
Agree, we lack proper structure going forward.
There seems to be a lack of direction how the moves needs to be constructed.

31 Jan 2021 23:28:59
I think team is progressing well. Really like the way we are playing. Unfortunately Rashford and Martial are so inconsistent. Once we get right wing sorted and get Rashford playing from the left then we will start winning things.

01 Feb 2021 07:19:30
Jgb19031976 really? I guess a lot of people just have this idea that sorting out the right wing is going to help this team go and win things. Well it would certainly help balance the squad but we need more than just the right players.

Unless the manager is capable of utilizing and bringing the best out of the players available to him and brings in a more progressive approach to his tactics and the style of play the team is going to go through phases of both good and bad performances and ultimately not win anything.

01 Feb 2021 19:26:22
The problem is that Rashford was looking more and more like a top class LW around Oct/ Nov/ Dec, then we moved him to RW to accommodate Pogba.

Every man, woman and child knows that our best side is EITHER Fred/ McTom alongside Pogba in the middle, with Rashford left, Greenwood right and Bruno playing off of Cavani, yet for some reason we now play Rashford on the right, where he looks like a poor man’s Nani.

03 Feb 2021 00:51:23
This aged well.

03 Feb 2021 10:01:10
Burnley,

We just don’t attack enough and never score haha.

03 Feb 2021 18:10:10
Well what can I say, I rest my case, albeit aided by an early sending off we actually pinned a team back and sometimes went back to go forward, and look what happens. We will see if they can continue and impose more in future games when needing to take the lead.

31 Jan 2021 10:51:22
Rumours page on sky sports.

Sergio Ramos wants to move to United?

Using us to get a new contract again or some truth in this?

If you could help Ed’s that would be great.

{Ed002's Note - Sergio Ramos (CB) PSG wanted a January agreement to take him as a Free Agent in the summer but the player is apparently reluctant to commit. Real Madrid want to extend his contract but want to reduce the package he currently gets to help their quest to cut costs - if that gap can somehow be resolved it is the most likely solution. Interest from both the Far East and the Middle East is not attractive for the player. Whilst the Premier League would provide an interesting challenge for the player, at just about 35 years old with significant wage demands it makes little sense for the clubs. I am not aware of any approach from Manchester United and would expect them to look at a younger long term solution.}

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31 Jan 2021 12:07:08
Thank you Ed002 really appreciate you taking the time to come back to me.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

31 Jan 2021 13:23:18
Pau Torres is still our no1 CB target, although it looks like there will be very stiff competition from other top sides in Europe .

31 Jan 2021 14:07:08
Ed02 we're being linked with Jules Kounde, any truth to this in addition to White and Torres who you'd mentioned previously?

{Ed002's Note - Jules Kounde (CB) Sevilla rejected a significant offer from Manchester City last summer and Monchi has confirmed that Manchetser City remain keen still. He was recommended to Manchester United by an advisor but there has not been any approach just yet - and others seem more likely at this time. Real Madrid were the other side who were keen last summer and they are looking to add two CBs this summer with one agreed in principle, the other will be one of four on their shortlist which includes Jules Kounde. With one of those four likely not obtainable it would then come down to balancing the books with other sales and purchases.}

31 Jan 2021 11:31:30
Sergio Ramos rumours again 🤦‍♂️ Let's hope we aren't stupid enough to fall for this stunt, it's clearly never going to happen.

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01 Feb 2021 16:01:06
Not should it even if Ramos genuinely wants to join.

04 Feb 2021 01:14:17
I think Gaitan and Shhhhhnydur will come this year.

 


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