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23 Jul 2020 20:09:12
Director of football rumours starting to surface again.
Who should the board be targeting? Van der Sar would be a good option or move Ole upstairs and get Poch in to mamage.


1.) 23 Jul 2020 20:36:21
Why move ole into another position he is even less experienced in?

Get an actual director of football. I've always thought Jordi Cruyff could be a good choice knows the club and seems to have good knowledge of clubs around the world.

2.) 24 Jul 2020 09:29:22
It really depends on what the club want from the role. I don't think hiring someone who hasn't done the role or similar is a good idea.

Jordi Cryuff would be good if they want someone who knows the club. Berta, Campos or Rangnick would be good options.

{Ed002's Note - Knowing where the bathrooms are is not the way to decide on a senior role.}

3.) 24 Jul 2020 10:48:20
Jordi was just someone I'd seen had done the job at other clubs and been a manager as well as knowing our club plus I'd imagine he had good relationships with lost of clubs so i thought be may be a decent option. but I don't know enough about the job or the person so it is just an opinion ed would know more about both so I'd go with what he says.

{Ed002's Note - The problem will be the remit and the authority.}

4.) 24 Jul 2020 11:26:31
Ed002 😂😂😂.

5.) 24 Jul 2020 11:28:44
Like giving a joiner a spade ed? He'll try but I doubt your get a good chair.

6.) 24 Jul 2020 11:56:22
Ed002, that depends on the remit of the senior role though surely?

If United want someone who can direct real change and get the club back on the right footing then we need the best person for the job.

However, if the club wants some kind of ceremonial role that looks like someone is doing something but in reality they aren't making a gnats arse of difference then maybe signing someone the fans will have some sort of connection with would better suit the club's criteria.

From what you've said the position doesn't seem to carry much weight and seems poorly thought out, which is why they are struggling to find someone serious to fill it.

{Ed002's Note - That is what I just said.}

7.) 24 Jul 2020 13:07:57
or just keep the current manager as he isn't doing that bad of a job.



05 Jul 2019 21:21:37
There's a few reports doing the rounds regarding Lazio official in London to discuss Milinkovic-Savic.
Do any of the Ed's know if there's any truth to this?


{Ed002's Note - Tare has been in another city discussing the player with another club - I am not aware of him being in London to talk with MU.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 22:05:43
Thanks Ed002. Would that other city be Paris?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



21 Mar 2018 20:06:59
Here's a question. If, and it's a very big if, Mourinho was to leave the club. Would anyone think of Zidane as the next coach of our team?
I take all the nonsense in the media with a pinch of salt when it comes to Pogba and Shaw falling out daily with Mourinho, but there is definitely something amiss at the moment. Hopefully it's Jose's tough love and the players pull their socks up and get on with the remainder of the season.

I do feel though that the board and senior figures will soon get tired of the Mourinho circus if results don't change.
That's where Zidane comes into it. There's a massive possibility he will lose his job at Real in the summer which is a shame as he's won the CL twice in his short managerial career. The most obvious option would be for him to join PSG but I would certainly take a gamble on him IF Jose were to go and Zidane became available.


1.) 21 Mar 2018 20:53:08
Zidane and scholes 👍👍👍 🤞👌👌👌.

2.) 21 Mar 2018 22:08:12
I'd really like this option. There are several French speaking players in the squad and I'm sure he'll quick be an inspiration to them. He seems like a decent enough guy too from the interviews I've seen.

3.) 21 Mar 2018 22:42:31
At least Zidane won't be afraid to 'butt heads' with the big boys in the team. A few ego's need reining in imo.

4.) 22 Mar 2018 12:34:04
Love Zidane as a player and would have been an honour to have him playing for united. But I’m not too sure about his managerial capabilities. I think his biggest strength actually appears to be man management of egos in that real squad, and keeping the players happy. He has a fantastic squad at his disposal. However, he does seem to know how to get the best out of the players so that is a positive. I have to disagree there beast on Zidane reining in egos. This is exactly what Jose is doing now and he is being criticised so what makes Zidane doing it any different? I’m not advocating what Jose does as I do not believe he is right for us. But isn’t it a bit ridiculous to want Zidane to butt head
s with the egos in the squad when Jose is doing the same but yet criticised for it?

5.) 22 Mar 2018 16:53:19
Park - it was a poor joke based on what was one of the most remarkable things witnessed during a game. World Cup Final 2006, Zidane 'Head Butting' Materazzi in the chest.

6.) 22 Mar 2018 17:30:34
Haha my mistake beastie didn’t notice that one.



30 Jan 2018 21:01:30
Daley Blind could be off to Roma. Class act if you ask me, just isn't quite at the level needed at United. He's the one Van Gaal signing I wanted to see workout.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 22:02:21
I like Blind excellent passer and can play in a variety of positions. Clever tactically too just his lack of pace that let's him down. Be sad to see him go.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 22:09:01
Sorry but I disagree, incredibly mediocre who just isn’t cut out for this league.

3.) 30 Jan 2018 22:23:58
Good pro always gives 100% will do well elsewhere and I'm not sure it's true as we don't have a replacement but regardless he is not a ideal fit for us or the epl in general due to his lack of pace.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 06:35:48
Anyone thinks Blind can replace Carrick? Appreciate opinions. Thanks 🙏.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 07:14:01
Blind has very good passing ability and seems to have a very good understanding of the game. However, I don't think he could replace Carrick.

Physically, Blind would struggle against teams that press high as he isn't quick enough not does he have the strength to hold people off. Carrick isn't the quickest but because of his awareness and ability to shield the ball is an excellent passing central midfielder.

If we have a good offer for Blind I'd say take it. We still have 5 CB's if he leaves and Shaw, Young, Darmian (doesn't look like he is leaving this window) and Rojo can all play left back. Next season we should have TFM back and he can fill a utility role in the squad.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 08:25:09
Thanks RJ for opinion. So if Blind can’t replace Carrick who then can we buy or any younger players?
Feel free to comment anyone. Thanks.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 10:47:57
Mediocre player. certainly not good enough for that central midfield area if we have aspirations of winning the Premiership and the champions League. I would be going for the Lazio midfielder Savic.

8.) 31 Jan 2018 12:51:55
Only a few players can replace Carrick 666. I think Weigl is perfect and would love us to sign him. Otherwise you have Jorginho and of course Kroos. Tielemens is a left field option always been impressed with him and also Dendoncker. I would prefer we went for an engine in midfield as I think it would compliment pogba and matic better. A Vidal/ Kante would be perfect. Or the other option is go for more creativity like city do with De Bruyne and silva. Milinkovic Savic or Thiago alacantara would be perfect. I think Milinkovic Savic is the one we must move heaven and earth for. Interesting to see what we do.



14 Jul 2017 19:11:12
Wesley Sneijder's been released by Galatasaray. Let the rumours commence.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 20:44:02
Exactly the type of player we need.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 22:03:48
6 years ago.




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11 Apr 2021 18:56:30
Ole deserves credit. We've been flat at times this season and it's cost a real shot at a title challenge but we're seeing a team here. More than we've seen in the last 8 years.
A proper no.9 ( hopefully Cavani for another year) a CB and Sancho this summer will see us challenging for the title next season.


{Ed077's Note - don't want Sancho for a few reasons not least the price involved. Much rather Bukayo Saka if we are going to spend that much money. (I know Saka won't be available in all probability.)

1.) 11 Apr 2021 19:09:37
Thought we were excellent in 2nd half but why do we never come steaming out of the blocks. Thought Pogba was great also and Henderson.

2.) 11 Apr 2021 19:10:11
Ole he. Good day today and the right signings can take us forward another step. But for me, Sancho is a no. We need a CB with pace and depending on what happens with Pogba we need to strengthen midfield. Personally, top CB and Rice would be a great window.

3.) 11 Apr 2021 19:48:49
@AJH Hendo in goal may mean we don't need a fast cb as much as before. Unlike DDG, Hendo us much quicker out of his line.

{Ed077's Note - but having a patch CB with good defensive abilities wouldn't do any harm.

4.) 11 Apr 2021 20:01:46
Cavani is on his way, by all accounts.

{Ed077's Note - I thought so too before today but he looked really up for it today and really motivated. OGS said before the game they were having talks about an extension. Maybe it's moving in a positive direction. Maybe??

5.) 11 Apr 2021 20:12:23
To be fair ed077, I reckon you could play Cavani in a dads match at school and he’d play like he did today. Proper striker who loves getting goals. How I wish we’d signed him 5-6 years ago. What a striker!
What has Saka done to warrant massive money? Decent player but he’s not at the level of Sancho yet.

{Ed077's Note - Sancho is overrated IMO. Is he really that good if he can't help get Dortmund to the CL along with Haaland and Reyna. Saka always seems to play well whenever I watch Arsenal, maybe he isn't too+ at other times but I like him as a player and his versatility is also very attractive for me. But I won't be paying 100m for him either.

6.) 11 Apr 2021 20:34:46
Reyna? He’s about 17 years old.
Sancho's numbers are brilliant. He would add 20-30 goals and assists to our team.

{Ed077's Note - Werner had brilliant numbers too. So did Mkhitaryan and Kagawa. I am not saying Sancho is a bad player, but he isn't a special player already either IMO.

7.) 11 Apr 2021 20:41:27
I wouldn't touch Sancho either. I don't say he is a bad player but how can someone be sure that he is so special? For 150 millions you expect a game changer and a top player week in week out. Sancho has the talent but this year he is not so good and when he played for the national team he wasn't great either. Then questions must be asked about his character, some rumours about being late in training and the fact that as 002 said he wants so much to go elsewhere that he proposed himself on other teams with a redused price.
With the same money we can get Raphinha and a top class center back.

8.) 11 Apr 2021 21:47:22
I’d rather we go for one of Raphinha or Neto.

9.) 11 Apr 2021 23:26:28
Saint maximin for me.



04 Apr 2021 18:50:06
Not been on here for a while so this might have been covered but in my opinion, this Haaland circus can stay away from our club. What a farce!

Who ever he signs for this summer, he'll be hawked around to potential buyers again in 2 years time.
As good as he is, he'll be a journeyman, much like Zlatan.


{Ed077's Note - and he is going to cost HUGE money, both transfer fee and wages as well as extortionate agent fees

1.) 04 Apr 2021 19:04:01
The chance to buy Haaland was last year. That boat has well and truly sailed. United will be linked with Haaland, Kane, Sancho again I'm sure. None of those will play for United. I can see us being interested in a Premiership-proven Calvert-Lewin perhaps but if Everton start looking at north of £60m for him that won't happen either lol.

2.) 04 Apr 2021 19:09:20
He is a very good goalscorer, none can deny it. But i am not convinced with his all round game . For a total cost of 150+ millions I wouldn't touch him . He is a better version of Lukaku nothing more.

{Ed077's Note - circa 600k weekly wages too. Absurd numbers, truly absurd.

3.) 04 Apr 2021 19:16:49
I agree 077. The total cost is huge and (for me) well above his worth. He is a good goalscorer, not a truly special player like Messi Ronaldo Neymar Empampe.

4.) 04 Apr 2021 20:23:04
It's a real shame they didn't grab him last year. Frustrating, too, as it feels like a technicality got in the way (release clause? ) . Although if an agent/ player are already looking at how much they can leave for before they've signed it's maybe not a great sign!

I wonder if it will be another season dominated by loans and out of contract signings. Our last two strikers have fallen into these categories with moderate success. Ighalo was useful at the start but Cavani's signing nullified it. I think a one year extension for Cavani still seems the most likely outcome which wouldn't be ideal due to his age but could be worse. Haaland will be in Manchester too, sadly not in the right half but it will be great to be able to see him in the Prem.

5.) 04 Apr 2021 20:25:11
600k is nonsense.

6.) 04 Apr 2021 20:26:13
A better version of Lukaku probably sums up every striker in world football, apart from Jason Lee.
Haaland is exceptional and some team is going to get a dozen years out of him. His goals will have paid off half the fee by then. Mind you, it's likely he'll change clubs a few more times in his career yet with obligatory stints in the Prem/ Spain/ Italy before winding off back at Dortmund.

7.) 04 Apr 2021 22:24:16
Is he that good? Serious question.

Not MoTD Fever but I'd sooner go with Mason.

Sancho would add options on RW LW

Seems a complete non starter with the wages involved.

I could see Haaland to Madrid and Ronaldo back for a season being something.

8.) 04 Apr 2021 22:54:43
For me no Utd Road. As i said a better version of Lukaku. I mean not good all round play, not a close control, not good at hold up play but a good goalscorer.
A player that doesn't make his mates and his team better overall but he finds a way to score in most games.
These players for me don't deserve the 150 million price tag. If Mason grow a little bit more i would go with him.

9.) 05 Apr 2021 09:06:42
Haaland is an above average striker with an excellent goal return. We need someone of his ability. Cavani is not working out for us. I agree Greenwood should be able to fulfill the striker position but we do urgently need another productive striker if we are going to challenge for the title. An alternative might be Lacazette if he is available at the end of the season.

10.) 05 Apr 2021 10:27:35
I’d love to have seen the posts about Ruud if this site was around lol. Haaland is absolute class lads, it shows by the clubs who want him. I don’t think we’ve any chance personally, but the hardest thing in football is scoring and he makes it look simple.

{Ed077's Note - I wouldnt allow people to criticize Ruud lol. Bin them all lol;-)}



23 Jan 2021 18:59:54
I see a lot of posters and media linking Pogba's form to a new contract or 'discussions' with the club.
Make no mistake, whether we win the league or not, Pogba is playing for a move. I love the new improved Paul Pogba and would love to see it lead to a league title but I still don't think he is here for the foreseeable. It's a nice situation as we could get a decent fee for him. The best case scenario is we win the EPL, sell Pogba for a big fee and invest that straight back into the team.


1.) 23 Jan 2021 19:21:58
Unless I’ve miss understood Ed’s comments, we are no longer in a position to demand a big fee for Pogba, at least not without him and his agent taking an equal share.

2.) 23 Jan 2021 19:48:19
Wazza we can but it needs to be agreed.

3.) 23 Jan 2021 19:51:58
Although with 1 year on his contract it won't be a massive amount .
I've said this the last couple of seasons but I don't think he will leave.

4.) 24 Jan 2021 09:45:55
If we could sell Pog in the summer and put that money towards Grealish (obviously would need to top up the cash gained from selling PP), then signed a CB and RB with the summer budget, I’d be happy.

5.) 24 Jan 2021 11:16:58
I agree the best case scenario is we win the premier league lol.

6.) 24 Jan 2021 21:42:40
This recent version of Paul Pogba is the one we’ve wanted to see since he was in the youth team before we let him go for free then bought him back for £80m! He’s been superb. Sadly think he’s definitely off.

{Ed047's Note - Superb is stretching it somewhat Eric

7.) 24 Jan 2021 23:10:43
Bar has been set low Ed47.

{Ed047's Note - it has Eric and whilst he’s put in more effort it still falls a long way short mate.



22 Jan 2021 21:24:08
I really, really wish we'd look at Zakaria. Watching him tonight, he would do the job of McTominay and Fred. He protects the back line, can pick a good forward pass and has a great engine. Technically, he's brilliant and would add something completely different to our midfield. We could afford to play Pogba and Fernandes comfortably with a player like Zakaria in the team.


1.) 23 Jan 2021 09:20:07
A very good Matic replacement aswell. With Mata potentially leaving, there is a space or two available, especially if Pogba leaves aswell.

2.) 23 Jan 2021 19:20:52
I believe we are interested- but he’s not too keen. Ed2 mentioned him last summer.



16 Jan 2021 21:22:40
Without getting too carried away, I'm really excited with the Diallo signing. He carries himself really well for a youngster. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him on the bench tomorrow. I might be getting ahead of myself but it's a gut feeling he might make an appearance tomorrow.


1.) 16 Jan 2021 21:48:18
I don't think we will see him for a while but i would love for him to be in the squad sooner then later.

2.) 16 Jan 2021 22:02:11
I agree everyone needs to step up, but Bruno is getting all the headlines and has the great stats of the last year. He’s a top player with the right attitude, I’d just like to see him boss the big games.

3.) 16 Jan 2021 23:04:42
He needs players like Rash and Martial to finish those chances and also needs Pogba to create chances if Bruno is getting marked by 2 players.

4.) 17 Jan 2021 00:00:26
I think we’ll lose tomorrow personally. The front 3 aren’t firing and I think our back 4 will struggle tomorrow.

{Ed0666's Note - let the best team win mate.




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23 Jan 2021 18:52:28
Wash your mouth out Fresh!




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08 Oct 2020 20:20:10
Why’s it laughable Singh?
Both players have bags of talent but have flattered to deceive.
What has Ozil achieved? 3 FA cups? La Liga?
Pogba has a few Scudetto’s and a Europa League medal.
This wasn’t my point though. I used Ozil as an example of another player who has the talent but won’t really be remembered for being a great player.




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08 Oct 2020 19:27:39
Pogba is similar to Mesut Ozil for me. Ridiculous amount of talent but lacking the desire to be the best.
Ironically, they are both World Cup winners. I honestly think the problem is players now are so rich that some just lose focus on football.
These guys have hit the very pinnacle of football and have money we could only dream of.
Both seem like decent enough guys who could’ve been up there with the best of their generation but neither will really be remembered as such.




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26 Jun 2020 09:30:23
Is Alberti that Italian wonder kid Eric? 😐.




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13 Mar 2020 10:27:16
Imagine that happens, City’s ban is upheld and we get given 4th place and CL qualification 😆.


{Ed002's Note - That is not going to happen.}




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11 Apr 2021 20:34:46
Reyna? He’s about 17 years old.
Sancho's numbers are brilliant. He would add 20-30 goals and assists to our team.


{Ed077's Note - Werner had brilliant numbers too. So did Mkhitaryan and Kagawa. I am not saying Sancho is a bad player, but he isn't a special player already either IMO.



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11 Apr 2021 20:12:23
To be fair ed077, I reckon you could play Cavani in a dads match at school and he’d play like he did today. Proper striker who loves getting goals. How I wish we’d signed him 5-6 years ago. What a striker!
What has Saka done to warrant massive money? Decent player but he’s not at the level of Sancho yet.


{Ed077's Note - Sancho is overrated IMO. Is he really that good if he can't help get Dortmund to the CL along with Haaland and Reyna. Saka always seems to play well whenever I watch Arsenal, maybe he isn't too+ at other times but I like him as a player and his versatility is also very attractive for me. But I won't be paying 100m for him either.



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24 Jan 2021 20:42:47
Caolan_2, agreed!
Cavani is a rubbish bag of a player. He puts it about and makes a real nuisance of himself. I really wish we had him 5-6 years ago.
If we can find a suitable replacement if be happy.




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20 Jan 2021 21:11:40
Because he’s left foot and Argentinian?
The lad is a decent defender for his age.




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17 Jan 2021 18:38:27
Time for Van de Beek and Cavani to have a run in the starting 11 I think. Greenwood should get a nod ahead of Martial too. Martial and Rashford haven’t been up to it for a while. Bruno just looks shot due to amount of games played.
Well done Luke Shaw though, very good performance. Lindelof and Maguire were solid enough too.