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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Stevenage

Favourite player: Cantona or Zidane

Best team moment: 99 Camp Nou

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01 Dec 2021 12:03:06
According to German journalist (Bild sport), Rangnick will be targeting Nkunku, Haidara, Haaland and Werner.
I'd take the first 3 but not Werner.
That being said, how anyone knows who Rangnick will be after at this early stage is beyond me.


1.) 01 Dec 2021 12:51:42
It's just media speculation, they always link former players to a manager at a new club. All about getting clicks.

The reality is that Rangnick isn't the long term manager, unless a long term target is available in January I doubt we'll sign someone. While next summer if all goes to plan Rangnick won't be our manager and you would therefore assume that any targets would be for the new manager and what that manager feels he needs to implement his style.

Obviously the idea is that the next manager plays a similar style, but that doesn't mean they will want the same players as Rangnick might want.

Nkunku looks a really good player and is tactically clever enough to play multiple different roles across the front line and in midfield.

Haaland is just a pipe dream for most and is a big name who'll attract a lot of attention when you throw his name in with United. We don't deal with his agent, and he doesn't want to join us.

Haidara, decent but nothing special, could be useful in playing a specific style, but he hasn't really played any other style to know if he could adapt and maintain or improve his current level.

Werner is just a silly one.

Personally I'd be surprised if we sign anyone in January, while the summer signings will surely be made with the next full time manager in mind.

2.) 01 Dec 2021 13:05:53
Just usual clickbait!

3.) 01 Dec 2021 15:03:22
Haidara’s name keeps coming up but I don’t see him as much more than a slightly upgraded version of Fred. Werner is awful. He works hard and presses but he misses continually.

4.) 01 Dec 2021 17:34:12
I was wondering how long until we were linked with RB players, seems it’s happened already ?.

5.) 01 Dec 2021 17:54:51
I think the only sure shot name that we may look at is Declan Rice, whether that is in January or the summer is unsure. Rice seems to be a club target rather than a manager's choice like Herrera and Shaw were.

6.) 01 Dec 2021 19:52:09
I saw Haidara's name coming up a fair bit and was quite encouraged by it. I hadn't heard of him, but to be linked with shall we say under-the-radar lesser players who the manager believes fit a certain style and are obtainable with realistic fees/ release fees is a welcome change over the usual marquee names who I've become tired of. A few have been very good but on the whole no signings have impressed in the past 8 years other than Bruno and a few from our our own academy.
A club like Utd has hundreds of scouts all over the world and this is the motley crew they've come up with. Let's try Rangnick's approach I say, I assume that's why he's here.

7.) 01 Dec 2021 20:53:18
First of all, we need to reduce our wage bill to comply with the FFP rules. We need to sell a player or two in January.

I wouldn't be surprised if the club did sign at least one player, providing players are sold. Ragnick will be trying to set the tea up for next summer. The next 6 months will help him drill the tram for the next manager who will likely be a manager who has a very similar philosphy.

8.) 04 Dec 2021 09:34:33
Ralf said yesterday he will only buy in January if it is a player who improves the team and that those are rarely available in winter, so I wouldn't expect much movement.
In the summer we might have a new manager coming in, so obviously they will have a say in who we target.



20 Aug 2021 12:45:50
Rumours of Mbappé being a target next summer.
While I don't believe a word of it and it's just clickbait headlines, it is crazy to think he could be available on a free next summer along with Haaland being available for a reduced fee.
It seemed at the time that Barca's and PSGs big spending on the likes of Neymar, Coutinho and Dembélé would become the norm. We could now be seeing some of the biggest names moving around for no fees and massive wages. Crazy really.


1.) 20 Aug 2021 13:25:43
Don’t forget Pogba, who’ll also probably be leaving for nothing.

2.) 20 Aug 2021 15:18:34
That’s what I was getting at. Ronaldo, Pogba and Mbappé all possibly leaving on frees. With Messi just gone on a free.

{Ed014's Note - I can see that other legend Phil Jones joining them on a free!

3.) 20 Aug 2021 16:19:46

The missing piece to the jigsaw.

{Ed014's Note - definitely 👍🏼🤣

4.) 21 Aug 2021 05:23:24
Mbappe on a free is ridiculous mind you I've always been surprised that more players don't do it.

5.) 21 Aug 2021 07:13:09
Isn't Mbappe under the age of 24 and therefore the club will be owed a fee for him or something along those lines. I'd imagine that fee would be quite high, along with his wages and signing on fee and agents fees.

6.) 21 Aug 2021 09:07:38
Mad Hatter, I think that sort of fee is only for clubs who have trained the player through their academy. With Mbappe being a graduate of AS Monaco's youth system I don't think PSG would be entitled to any fees if he was to leave on a free.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

7.) 21 Aug 2021 09:26:57
So many other names as well who I think will be out of contract next year: Dybala, Fati, Dembele, Pedri, Camavinga, Kessie, Pelligrini, Zakaria, Brozovic, Ginter, Romagnoli, Milenkovic, Carvajal, Onana. all good players.



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.




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31 Dec 2021 19:53:35
Happy new year to all the Eds and posters. Unfortunately C.V. has hit my household.

My New Year's Eve consists of brandy and Gladiator on tv.
Hope you all have a great new year!


{Ed014's Note - and to you fella, have a great one and hopefully everyone’s ok!



30 Dec 2021 22:50:22
I've been critical of McTominay but he did ok tonight.
Still don't think he's a top class CM but credit where's its due (just about) .
Better than the Newcastle game on the whole but still a million miles from City and Liverpool.


1.) 31 Dec 2021 00:23:44
Did OK? Bit harsh. He was great tonight.

2.) 31 Dec 2021 06:54:05
McT needs to put in these performances consistently, not 1 in 10 games.
He is at his best when allowed to drive forward.
Matic beside him allowed the license to move further forward.

3.) 31 Dec 2021 08:40:12
McT was top notch tonight, it's obvious he is reacting to instruction.

Look, it's going to take time, it's clear that they are trying to implement Ralf's ideas but after 3 years of dismal coaching, it's taking them time.

Maguire is a real problem for me. He is going to continue to be exposed given the way our team is set up, we need a stronger CB there.

4.) 31 Dec 2021 08:42:44
So instead of McFred it should be Mc or Fred?



20 Nov 2021 20:56:59
That stuff with Bruno at the end of the match is embarrassing in my opinion.

p. off mate, do your talking on the pitch. All the Social media apologies and gestures after matches are nonsense.

De Gea in his interview on the other hand. he looks crest fallen. To save 2 pens and still concede 4 to Watford.


1.) 20 Nov 2021 21:11:40
Agreed- appreciate he is an emotional individual but he was poor again today - we are told he is a leader, but he's not, fans confuse the gesturing and screaming when we concede or misplace a pass as a positive. Its not.

2.) 20 Nov 2021 21:30:00
Absolute bollocks embarrassing was what happened on the pitch trying to take some responsibility for it off isn't embarrassing. But let's be honest if they play well or we win we don't really give a toss what they do once the games over.

I just hope we see that the clubs being run badly and see that with ed woodward leaving its the perfect chance to address everything new ceo (i pray not richard arnold who would probably copy the woodward handbook), i'd get an interim coach get ceo dof and coach lined up for the summer. My choice i'd have either 2 or 3 from ajax.

3.) 20 Nov 2021 21:40:00
We also expect Bruno to be brilliant because of the amazing first season he had.

Reminder he arrived from sporting a couple years ago with little expectation whilst others have been here for years. Whilst I agree he has been poor, there are a number of players that need to pull their socks up and take lead.

4.) 20 Nov 2021 21:45:37
Bruno needs to learn how to pass to his teammates first.

His pass completion was negative in that first half, he gave the ball away more than he completed passes to his own teammates.

Him and Maguire are Oles two main men and they are playing at sunday league level at the moment.

5.) 21 Nov 2021 00:24:50
The players need to keep a low profile. Nobody is coming out of this in a positive manner.



06 Nov 2021 21:34:15
If/ when Ole is sacked, who are the realistic options to take over?

Off the top of my head I can only think of Zidane and Blanc who are available to take over immediately.

Ten Haag would probably be my choice. I wouldn't turn my nose up at Pochettino either. I wish we went for Tuchel when he was available though. Really rate him as a coach.


{Ed002's Note - RTP.}

1.) 06 Nov 2021 23:31:58
Highly likely it would be another caretaker job until season end. Slim pickings.

2.) 07 Nov 2021 06:45:57
Strange how nobody rated Tuchel until he went to Chelsea.

3.) 07 Nov 2021 08:33:09
I will admit to not rating Tuchel before the went to Chelsea, thought he was a good manager but not in the top bracket, how wrong could I have been.
Funny that he went and won the CL straight away though, PSG must have been pretty annoyed at that.



01 Oct 2021 21:02:45
I've seen and heard a few United fans bemoaning Ronaldo because he isn't working harder for the team or tracking back.
*#*# right off!
We currently have one of the greatest players to grace to pitch, in our team. He scores goals and wins matches. He inspires with his desire to win, his unreal work ethic and athleticism.
We have Ole's poxy double pivot who should be mopping up in midfield and moving the ball forward. We have World Cup winning Pogba, the biggest assist/ goal contributing midfielder in the past 3 years in Bruno.
We do not want Ronaldo tracking back! Cavani did it Wednesday night and got a massive roar at OT but he did so after 10 mins of football this season. Let's appreciate what we currently have and enjoy them!


1.) 01 Oct 2021 22:43:14
Agree, agree, then agree some more.

2.) 02 Oct 2021 07:17:38
And it's not like he never tracks back. He does on occasion, especially when Ronaldo loses the ball. He tries to go back and win it again.

3.) 02 Oct 2021 09:15:17
Totally disagree 2Toms. Why shouldn't Ronaldo trackback? Its a team sport and all the best teams defend from the front.

If Ronaldo can't track back then we have to assume he's past it.

Poor signing IMO.

4.) 02 Oct 2021 09:16:42
He is 36, he was bought to score goals. So far he has done that. He can't always expect him to track back, particularly at his age. He will more than likely be managing his energy levels.

5.) 02 Oct 2021 09:10:38
Anybody who thinks otherwise knows little about football.

6.) 02 Oct 2021 10:35:27
MancMan, can you even blame Ronaldo?

Everyone knew the type of player we are going to get in Ronaldo and why we got him back to the club.

We can all appreciate Cavani for what he does but there comes a point where the player needs to manage himself better with age and needs to adapt his game to still be able to play at the top.

Ronaldo has adapted a lot and his role has significantly changed over the years in order to efficiently utilize his goal scoring abilities.

If you feel he is a poor signing then you first need to question the club and the manager on why they signed him.

7.) 02 Oct 2021 12:21:14
You’ll be the first to moan at Fred mctominay maguire etc when their having to pass sideways or back, reason being Ronaldo does not do enough off the ball, Wednesday night he literally didn’t run . Just remember that when your giving the usual suspects their weekly dose of abuse.

8.) 02 Oct 2021 14:39:53
Chris1, forget those 3 you mentioned almost the entire team pass sideways or back most times.

It's OleBall you know ?.




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11 Dec 2021 11:41:46
Frenkie De Jong would be though.




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10 Dec 2021 19:12:03
Offer him to Barcelona in a deal for De Jong.




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03 Dec 2021 08:27:42
15 years service to the club. He will be as disappointed as any of us with the last few years but stuck around to help the club in the last 3 games. Great player and classy guy.




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20 Aug 2021 15:18:34
That’s what I was getting at. Ronaldo, Pogba and Mbappé all possibly leaving on frees. With Messi just gone on a free.


{Ed014's Note - I can see that other legend Phil Jones joining them on a free!



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01 Aug 2021 21:06:58
A midfield of Fernandes, Pogba (for a season) and Saul would be very exciting.





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19 Jan 2022 21:52:00
We’d be ****ed without De Gea.




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27 Dec 2021 20:50:51
Just played Scrabble and Cluedo with my 3 daughters. Can honestly say they all performed better than all 11 players in that first half.




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03 Dec 2021 08:22:12
Old Ronaldo is a right thorn in our side eh RedWhiskey. 801 career goals, unreal.
OT was rocking when the penalty went in.




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29 Nov 2021 21:51:26
Imbalanced the team Shappy?
That nicely balanced team from the 20/ 21 season, who we were screaming out for a RW and striker.
We had an injured Rashford, underperforming Martial, Greenwood who’s still learning his trade and Cavani, who is quality when fit and available. Adding Ronaldo and Sancho has balanced up the attack.




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29 Nov 2021 17:40:50
Why is Ronaldo all of a sudden a massive problem to us?
The media are putting the same spin on this Ronaldo or Rangnick scenario. I just don’t get it. Every team, regardless of style need a striker to put the ball in the net, we currently have one of the all time greatest, who is still fit and getting goals if anything Rangnick should be rubbing his hands together to be coming in and managing him. I’m not saying Ronaldo is bigger than the club or beyond being dropped if he is not performing but he certainly isn’t going to be a problem to Rangnick when he eventually takes over this squad.