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06 Dec 2019 13:35:27
Hi Ed's, too much noise about Eriksen to utd, any truth to this rumor?

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho wants the club to keep him, but he wants to move elsewhere - but his preferred option probably won’t happen as they prefer someone else, which make the chance of something good. And far more economically sound than BF.}

1.) 06 Dec 2019 15:40:02
I reckon Eriksen would be a very good signing for us. We really need a 10 as Pereira or Lingard aren't the answer in that position. We have a very young squad and Eriksen is experienced in the PL, good from set pieces and would add some much needed quality to our midfield.

In games where we are trying to break down sides who sit back we currently struggle and Eriksen would be very good in these situations.

There are times where he hasn't turned up in big games, however, he's a big upgrade on what we have.

2.) 06 Dec 2019 14:43:18
Great insight. Thanks Ed002.

3.) 06 Dec 2019 17:44:04
Id have him in a heartbeat -hes not top drawer but then neither are we. He is streets ahead of pereira, mata, lingard and takes a good free kick. If we could off load Matic into the bargain all the better.

One fella who doesn't get a mention is Ryan Fraser -out of contract end of the season and was linked to Arsenal -Spurs a while back. would be a very decent squad player and on his day also better than the 3 mentioned above. caused us problems in recent seasons too . Skilful and hardworking with PL experience . probably jump at the chance to prove himself at a bigger club.

4.) 06 Dec 2019 19:35:04
Eriksen would be good for the games against lesser teams we struggle to break down. Lingard I would use in the games against the bigger teams. His energy and pressing works well in those games.

5.) 06 Dec 2019 21:03:30
Eriksen would be brilliant if only for all of our attacking set pieces. Rashford grabs a few each season from these but it would be great to feel optimistic when we get a free kick in range. At the minute options are predictable and limited.

6.) 08 Dec 2019 11:18:30
Thank You So much ED, Although i like the player, I also remember he said he won't like to move to united. Wouldn't this be another Sanchez like situation?

{Ed002's Note - No, I don't see why.}

7.) 08 Dec 2019 20:54:29
Would love to see Eriksen supplying the front 3.



12 Aug 2019 08:24:24
Hi Ed's, is it true that we can still sign players on loan?

{Ed002's Note - No.}



05 Jul 2019 12:17:35
Hi Ed's, do we have any standing interest in John McGinn or Dani Olmo?

{Ed002's Note - (a) I am not aware of any approach. (b) No. He is moving elsewhere.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 13:10:05
Thank you ED, so i would not hold my breath for any of those two.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}



30 Jan 2019 10:03:04
Only thing that might hurt us this season is the depth of our squad.
With a super busy February i think we should have opted to buy few backup players in midfield to give some rest to Matic, Herrera and Pogba.
Rabiot was/ is available and i think would be a very good addition. Upfront we are fine and have plenty of cover in forward positions.

Problem with our defence is known to everyone except EW, may be he is just waiting for a new manager and not buying players that a new manager would not want.
Hope we cope well with busy fixtures and come out unscathed.

1.) 30 Jan 2019 13:02:23
I think Rabiot would be a great signing - even if secured on a free transfer to come in at the end of the season. Would work very well with Pogba/ Matic/ Herrera and being French probably would get on well with Pogba and Martial.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 16:35:20
For me its a no brainer but is there any interest from either side? Probably not.

3.) 31 Jan 2019 07:24:12
Midfield depth is a big issue as we only have three players of the desired quality.



25 Jan 2019 13:48:12
Any interest from Man Utd to buy Nicolo Barella? read something on the papers, EDs?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware. Liverpool looked at him a while back.}




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20 Jan 2020 07:53:40
How bad has victor lindelof been lately? He was signed as a ball playing CB yet all his passes or clearance found liverpool players the whole game.

Shaw did well but again wasnt able to complete full 90. Along with a few players we need to fire the whole medical team as well.
They would have advised Ole and co about how serious was Rashford's injury rather than aggravating it over time, now he is out for 2-3 months it seems.
Same goes for Pogba, there was no need to play him in that cup game if he was not fully fit.



08 Jan 2020 09:27:09
Sometimes i feel its unfair to judge a player just because he was bought for a certain price, We have been criticizing Maguire a lot and yesterday we saw what he brings to the table.

He is not the best defender but definitely the best "WE" have right now. He has also been playing at Left side of the defense which is not his natural position, he has also been responsible for a few goals but he must be given time. He also needs a better partner besides him, Lindelof is average at its best. If we want to reach the top again then average won't help.

Williams should be starting every game when available, there is no shortage of talent there just experience. I am really starting to feel that Romero needs to get a few games ahead of DDG, his distribution is appalling.

I would still give ole another transfer window to fix things, we have been throwing an occasional fight with the players we have at our helm and can do better with better players in certain positions.


1.) 08 Jan 2020 09:53:24
Maguire's best position is on the left hand side. That's where he played for Hull, Leicester and England.

He probably is our best defender, but that doesn't make him a great one.

He is very good in the air, and good at bring the ball out/ playing bout from the back.

However, he lacks pace and positional sense. Either of them by themselves isn't a problem. A defender who lacks pace but has good positional sense won't be caught out too often (Vidic) . While a player with poor positional sense but who is quick can quickly recover ground (Ferdinand) .

However a player with poor positional sense AND with no recovery pace will be exposed.

Harry needs a strong leader beside him to talk him through a game and make sure he is always in the right position. Then his lack of pace won't be a problem.

I can understand why many people feel Maguire hasn't lived up to his billing/ price tag. I said at the time there are better players available for half the price.

2.) 08 Jan 2020 10:13:32
Maguire should never have been bought. What a waste of money!

3.) 08 Jan 2020 10:39:09
when was Jose was in for him we were getting him for 50m which would have been apt.
We don't have a transfer startegy of our own
When lvg left we signed Herrera, a Target of Moyes, and we baulked at paying a few millions more in the summer and spent the season without a midfield.

4.) 08 Jan 2020 10:59:49
the defense gets no help from the midfield.

teams just walk through us.

5.) 08 Jan 2020 11:01:57
Maguire is our best CB at the moment.

6.) 08 Jan 2020 11:35:33
When are we going to start having a serious conversation about how bad Victor Lindelof is?

7.) 08 Jan 2020 11:40:37
Rio Ferdinand had poor positional sense? Is that the same Rio Ferdinand who talked everyone of his CB partners through the game and told them where they needed to be? Arguably one of the best centre backs in English football.

Ludicrous comment.

8.) 08 Jan 2020 12:08:59
DLIB, Victor can't head, can run and he is not the ball playing CB we craved for years. Smalling would have done better instead of that Clown.

9.) 08 Jan 2020 12:11:41
TDK it is strange world we live in today, no person who has actually achieved something is safe. Rio had poor positional sense, klopp was lucky to survive the first 18 months at liverpool, lingard is just like park. The nuggets of wisdom from ole supporters just don't stop.

10.) 08 Jan 2020 12:41:28
Herrera should never have been allowed to leave the club. What I would do to have him back in that midfield three.

Technically not the best CM but gave 100% and did a job.

11.) 08 Jan 2020 12:52:01
Hold on CSM, don't tarnish all Ole supporters with those gems!

12.) 08 Jan 2020 13:17:21
Rio Ferdinand was a supreme ball playing centre back. But for large parts of his career it was his recovery pace that got him out of jail.

If his positioning was so good he wouldn't have needed that recovery pace in the first place. His positioning did improve towards the back end of his career.

But he never had to talk Sol Campbell, John Terry or Nemanja Vidic through a game. He shouted a lot but often after a mistake had been made, whereas if he was that good at positioning himself or talking his teammates through a game then those mistakes wouldn't have happened in the first place.

There seems to be this idea that past great players were perfect and never made mistakes or had class to their game. That's ludicrous.

13.) 08 Jan 2020 15:50:25
Please don't mention Rio Ferdiand on the same page as Victor Lindleoff. Lindleoff is absolutley awful.

In his fisrt season he was very bad and only got slightly better afte that but not much. I've listened to some on here praise him and kept my mouth shut because it seemed everyone thought he was great. He's not!

I mean a centre half who can't head it!? He's can't move his feet to clesr the ball hence the crap cleareance (Arsenal) own goal (everton) and embarassing effort last night after miss placing a 5 yard header.

All the great players had bad days and got caught out but let's not pretend Victor is on of those please!

14.) 08 Jan 2020 18:05:50
Rio ferdinand did not have poor positional sense that's wrong. He was a top class centre back in every sense.
His partnership with vidic was excellent because they complimented each other well.
1 a great ball winner the other a lovely footballer that covered vidic when he went to attack a ball. Rio played that role so well because of his excellent positional sense.

15.) 08 Jan 2020 18:16:21
Rio didn't have excellent positional sense. He had a good pair of ears and listened to what VDS was saying to him.

There was a time when people argued Wes Brown should start ahead of Rio due to the mistakes he made and the space he left behind him.

Rio became a top top centre back, but to argue he was perfect and had no flaws in his game is looking back with fanciful rose tinted glasses.

16.) 08 Jan 2020 18:24:52
How is Maguire even captain?

He doesn't talk.
He doesn't organise

He's not and will never be a leader.

He's decent I air and on ball but that's it.

Dunk is faster and has better positional sense. He's just as good in the air and on the ball.

Lindeloff worst game by far against city.

We don't have a good enough CB to challenge.

We definitely need 2x Cbs.

17.) 08 Jan 2020 18:52:49
Who argued he was perfect shappy?
He positional sense was excellent. Read saf books read comments from all his previous partners who believe it or not know so much more than you and your ability to argue your crap smells like roses.
Of course he improved with experience i think you will find that's the case with 99.9% of cb's
Honestly i think you suffer from the written form of verbal diahreagh. 😂.

18.) 08 Jan 2020 19:06:10
No one is saying he never made a mistake or had a bad game but that doesn't mean he had poor positional sense. And it also doesn't mean it because he had pace. Rio poor positional sense but Vidic good positional sense? Give me some of what your smoking mate.

And also there seems to be this idea that past great players make good managers, even when they clearly have no idea how to change a formation or tactic during a game but some would rather write a pointless 400 word essay on why we should all blindly support him because they don't want to man up and say I'm wrong.

19.) 08 Jan 2020 19:34:11
Rio was world class. There’s no debate in my book. A prime Ferdinand walks into any side imo.

{Ed025's Note - im with you caolan..

20.) 08 Jan 2020 20:49:50
He’d probably still make the side Ed.

{Ed025's Note - he would be your best player caolan.. :)

21.) 08 Jan 2020 23:16:53
Maguire prefers to play on the left side and has made as many errors as Lindelof. I understand that he may need time but he's come from the premier league so shouldn't need loads of time to adapt. He's very good in the air and good at nipping in when the ball is coming through but seems suspect at tackling and when players are running at him.



19 Dec 2019 08:45:20
With all the fuss about Gomes and Chong, would like to know who are the top 3 academy graduates who never fulfilled their potential?

Eds your picks?

{Ed004's Note - Morrison, Rossi and struggling with the 3rd}

1.) 19 Dec 2019 11:38:28
James Wilson? Richardson? Gibson?

{Ed004's Note - Probably James Wilson. He had a lot of hype.}

2.) 19 Dec 2019 12:14:15
Ravel Morrison is the obvious one, James Wilson was hyped before injury robbed him of his chance.

Ryan Tunnicliffe was highly thought of, as was Larnell Cole.

A lot of the 2011 youth cup winning team were highly thought of. Yet only Pogba, Lingard and Micheal Keane can really say they have succeeded at the top level.

3.) 19 Dec 2019 12:26:13
Yeah, I thought Wilson looked like a natural striker. Injuries didn't help. Same with young Will Keane. And the young Italian midfielder who's name I can never remember.

4.) 19 Dec 2019 12:34:19
Davide Petrucci?

5.) 19 Dec 2019 12:36:42
Macheda, Januzaj and Morrison are the ones which shouldve made it to the top.

6.) 19 Dec 2019 12:44:32
3 yet to be mentioned Posibon, Januzaj, Eagles,
Bonus 2 Blackett, Eagles.

7.) 19 Dec 2019 12:45:43
Nou are you thinking of Davide Petrucci?

I'd also add Callum Gribbin to list.

8.) 19 Dec 2019 13:25:20
Chris eagles, Keith Gillespie.

{Ed047's Note - no Tom Cleverly, Danny Welbeck, Fabio or Raphael

9.) 19 Dec 2019 13:43:14
Luke Chadwick. Should have been the undisputed ugliest man in football, but was held back by his lack of talent.

10.) 19 Dec 2019 14:04:36
CBJ, McNair.

11.) 19 Dec 2019 14:14:51
Petrucci, that's the one. Another injury-plagued one if I remember correctly.

12.) 19 Dec 2019 14:15:42
Ken, Gillespie got to play for Northern Ireland. He fulfilled his potential and more 😁.

13.) 19 Dec 2019 14:36:33
He was a good player Stevie. Could have been great.
Liked a bet like so many others. ruined him.

14.) 19 Dec 2019 14:53:42
Rafael did well for us! Biggest ones for me are Adnan, Morrison and Will Keane.

15.) 19 Dec 2019 16:16:36
Luke Chadwick was never going to beat Ian Dowie to that award, Danny.

16.) 19 Dec 2019 16:43:45
Stevie, this is the thing though. You can buy the bling and the cloths and have the lifestyle AND still be a dedicated professional.

I don't ever remember David Beckham's professionalism being questioned. He worked hard on the training pitch and was dedicated to being the best he could.

17.) 19 Dec 2019 17:38:24
I'm an auld fart, Shaps, and some of the stuff the young ones get up to used to do my head in. Then I try and remember they're still human beings too with their own problems and issues. I've now reconciled myself to the fact there's just a generational gap, and as long as they work hard I've no problem with what they get up to. Within reason of course.

18.) 19 Dec 2019 18:40:55
Stevie, the final stage of grief is acceptance. Now you've mourned your youth you can settle comfortably into the "grumpy old man" stage of your life.

If you're ever unsure how you're supposed to react during this stage of your life you could always ask the advice of our very own Victor Meldrew Ken 😂.



11 Dec 2019 12:34:10
HI Ed's can you d a profile on Julian Nagelsmann? Thanks in Advance.

{Ed001's Note - ok mate added him to the list.}



02 Dec 2019 04:55:32
Liverpool under Klopp:
6th- 2014-15
8th- 2015-16
6th- 2016-17
4th- 2017-18
2nd- 2018-19

Things sometimes take time to get better, Ole might not be the best manager out there but give him time. What else is he supposed to do with the squad he has?
Sacking would be the worst thing that could happen to Man Utd right now, Ole should be given a fair shot unlike his predecessors. Let him get a few players in next two windows and then we judge him. Its not like we hire a new manager right now and he wins us the league next year.
Patience will be a key factor among the fans and players alike.

{Ed047's Note - why are you even comparing OGS to Klopp, you might as was well compare Fred to Messi. 🤷‍♂️

1.) 02 Dec 2019 06:41:30

To give some balance when you post a pro OGS like that. OGS relegated Cardiff, is sending us in the same direction and that is the only direction he has given us. Ole should not have been appointed permanently with no relevant experience and the situation needs to be rectified. The powers at United need to decisive to save the club, he should be gone this morning but I suspect they will keep dithering until they panic and the free fall is such that we will need an Allardyce to avoid the drop.

2.) 02 Dec 2019 06:43:48
Liverpool were managed by rodgers in 14-15 not klopp. Also he never finished 6th.

Liverpool under klopp
8th- 2015-16
4th- 2016-17
4th- 2017-18
2nd- 2018-19

Also its really interesting how trying to make the it requires time point all ole fans conveniently ignore the fact that the first season klopp took charge he got them to the europa league finals, he's made it to eurpoean competition finals in 3 of the 4 seasons, the only time he couldn't was because they weren't in one.

So may be it doesn't take so much time does it?

3.) 02 Dec 2019 06:59:20
Until the structure is fixed, every manager will be bound to fail.

Yes the squad is weak. But the poor results will drain out the confidence in players as well as the belief in fans.

Although we want OGS to succeed, ultimately the results will have the final say.

4.) 02 Dec 2019 07:13:19
A lot of games under Klopp, Liverpool were getting close to winning cups and were losing finals.

5.) 02 Dec 2019 07:15:29
Thanks Becks. This made my day. Its always good to have a good laugh early in the morning.

Ed047, its more like Andreas Perreira to Messi. But going by Becks viewpoint, i am sure Messi is OGS and Perreira is Klopp 😂😂😂😂.

6.) 02 Dec 2019 07:32:51
Spot on ed047. I think everyone could see what klopp was trying to do, and liverpool reached the Cl finals during those years and finished in top 4. The club also out a structure in place, which allowed Klopp to achieve his goals. Klopp had done a very similar thing in a top league with BD.
When klopp came to liverpool, you could see that he was trying to play a pressing game and the club went out and bought the players to git the system.
Ogs has been here for a year, he bought £130m worth of defenders, and yet, our defence still looks shambolic. Also, defence is about the team as a whole, and ours seem at 6s and7s whenever we go in front or at set pieces. These are tactical processes that the manager and coaches should have sorted by now. Why is our team still playing at half tempo?
Keep Ogs and delay the inevitable. Ogs is learning the job he's still an apprentice, he shouldn't be plunged into the United job at such an early stage of his managerial career.
Finally, I don't buy into this squad is not good enough. Our midfield is lacking, I agree, but we showed against Chelsea, leicester and liverpool that we can compete against the big teams, but we seem to lack heart and dare I say a work ethic, which is the responsibility of a good manager to instill in his team.

7.) 02 Dec 2019 08:45:27
At last someone got klopps stats right at last, and to put another urban myth to bed about his spending. his time as liverpool manager has liverpool with a nett spend of just over 62 million in 8 or so transfer windows. under oles Uniteds nett spend on transfers stands at 70 million after one window. hard to compare that as well seen as it's a stick some people try to beat him with as well. ole hasn't spent as much as klopp, he hasn't he's spent more.

8.) 02 Dec 2019 09:27:02
Can’t see any manager - eve SAF - getting results from midfield of Fred and Perriera, so no point sacking OGS at moment (unless to secure Poch before someone else gets him? )

Let’s see how results go after McT and Pogba return.

If OGS is still seen as a rabbit caught in headlights after that, then change managers.

Need two midfielders in Jan. Can see us getting Can and Vidal on loan.

9.) 02 Dec 2019 09:54:29
That’s a top post AAA. I completely agree on the squad not being as bad as some think. Can’t believe Ole is being compared to Klopp. Klopp was one of the most sought after managers in Europe when he left Dortmund, quite rightly with an impressive and proven record at Dortmund.

10.) 02 Dec 2019 10:35:03
Becks that's a load of bolloxology.
Ole is our worst manager for 40 years.
There are any number of managers who could do better with this squad including big sam and tony pulis. In fact neil warnock would get mite out of this squad than ole is doing.
Rubbish football manager.

11.) 02 Dec 2019 12:42:12
Not having a go Wallace, but as IBEM put nicely SAF played Darren Gibson, O'shea, Fábio and Rafael in cm and we won.  

OGS'not getting the best out of a squad that he's 'happy' with at the moment. So why would he want new midfielders and why should he be allowed to bring new midfielders in if our current midfielders are supposedly good enough?

12.) 02 Dec 2019 13:44:00
Thanks Park. It's not just having a go at OGS. But unfortunately, he does look out of his depth. If the team is not fired up, then that's a manager's job.
Are Leicester's GK, dedenceor attack better than ours? Definitely not. Do Leicester really possess a vastly superior midfield to ours when mctominay and pogba are playing? I definitely don't think so. So why are they 14 points ahead of us? It is a damning verdict when pundits are saying the team is not trying hard enough.




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09 Jan 2020 12:26:19
Ruben Neves will be a dream signing, works hard for the team, passing is really good and has an ability to score an odd screamer.
Our scouting team does absolutely nothing i feel, players like Neves, Maddison, Buendia all were coming to PL after a brilliant season yet we were never interested.



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09 Jan 2020 10:16:13
That QPR lad Eberechi Eze looks like some player, already 10 goals and 6 assists from Midfield.



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10 Dec 2019 15:43:22
This is what happens when you skip a few posts.



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10 Dec 2019 13:02:36
Sancho for 100 mil, no thanks.



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10 Dec 2019 11:37:30
That half arsed guy has been more creative than any other full arsed player tbh. But again if we get a quality replacement i am fine with him leaving. Madison being the first choice.




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17 Jan 2020 11:09:48
Ole knows only one formation irrespective of the players, so i think we'll stick to that.



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17 Jan 2020 10:41:00
Get behind our players guys, don't write them off before they even start. Its first season for Harry i am sure he will come good.



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15 Jan 2020 08:14:49
Glad he left, half of the games he was chasing his own first touch.



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14 Jan 2020 10:37:19
I am surprised nobody has even mentioned Harry Kane (136 Pl goals in 198 games) . But my top 3 would be Shearer, Wazza, Henry/ Aguero.



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10 Jan 2020 12:11:54
Antonio Conte has spent 6 months in Seria A and has signed more players than we have signed in last 3 years. that's how you rebuild a team, don't just keep waiting for the players.