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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Northen Ireland, county Derry/Londonderry

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best team moment: Going to the stadium of light to see united vs Sunderland and witness the debut of adnan.

Interests: Rugby, Football, Tennis, Formula 1 and school work.


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12 May 2021 12:40:54
Hi Ed,

Saw some rumours of Tom Heaton coming back to us on a free transfer, just wondering if you have heard anything on that?

Could be a decent option as he's not a bad keeper and would be decent cover. I think he would also be home grown as well?


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 12 May 2021 15:49:57
Shappy started this rumour last week right here on this page. I see its gathering pace. How many of you are journalists? 😂😂.

2.) 12 May 2021 16:06:36
I actually was told by a friend (who has a connection to someone at Villa) about the club possibly looking to Heaton. I'd imagine if its true then more than a few journalists would be privy to the same information.

Heaton would make a lot of sense. He wouldn't cost anything in transfer fee, is a solid back up option, could be negotiated quickly and easily before the opening of the window. While he is homegrown and has a connection to the club.

Finding that balance between a keeper who is good enough to be a back up keeper AND is happy to be one can be tricky.

3.) 12 May 2021 16:43:50
I think he is a pretty good keeper Shappy, always played well against us!

4.) 12 May 2021 19:39:21
I'm a fan of the idea and suggested it back in April.

Free, HG, gets the culture and will be good a squad member.

Also better than spending £20m on Johnstone who offers the same if not more quality in all honesty. And wasted on the bench.

A slight trade off but should mean money can go further.

Question is, does Heaton replace Grant/ Romero or De Gea?

5.) 12 May 2021 21:21:03
De Gea on his way out, surely, and we know Romero is.

6.) 12 May 2021 21:47:28
Grant and Romero will be leaving so he will be 3rd choice. Wouldn’t surprise me if de Gea stayed one more year.

7.) 13 May 2021 09:30:49
I wonder what will happen with Nathan Bishop who was signed last summer. I expect Joel Pereira to leave, but Bishop has been spoken about positively by people at the club. I'd have thought he would be promoted to third choice.

I mean currently we have a frankly ridiculous goalkeeping roster of


Even if DDG, Romero, Grant and Pereira leave that still leaves

Henderson, Bishop and Kovar. One good back up is all that's needed. Could Heaton do that job? I think so.

8.) 13 May 2021 14:52:55
Agree shappy- been banging on about getting this one and that off the wages bill but I really think its needed this next season more so- man utd are reputedly one of the top payers in europe and tbh big salaries on mediocre players. If we can save a million a week on wages there's a decent player or a refit at carrington, a contract for van de sarr and massive bonus for Gloria in the canteen.
Before anyone says out, I'm neither Scots or Yorkshire born so its not about being tight its about common sense spending. lol.

9.) 13 May 2021 22:13:41
I would sell Henderson tomorrow, unfortunately his talent is not the same as his self belief. The new Ben Foster.



22 Feb 2021 13:22:12
Question for Ed002 if you're about.

I saw you say on the Liverpool page that Nikola Milenkovic's reps are keen for him to move to us. There seems to be a lot of links in Italy about it today, so do you think this is one we currently working on and should be able to complete?



{Ed002's Note - I know nothing more than what I explained - there would be others ahead of him for MU.}

1.) 22 Feb 2021 17:40:59
Cheers Ed.

2.) 22 Feb 2021 19:36:08
From what I've seen of him (which isn't loads) I would say he strikes me as a great "B" list defender. He is solid and dependable but not great at anything in particular. The guy you pair with a world class CB rather than a world class one himself.

3.) 22 Feb 2021 20:04:41
Saw the Milenkovic links but surely he's a 'second' CB signing only. Torres first choice? I can see us in for 2 CBs if the penny finally drops that between Jones / Bailly / Tuanzebe that's only actually one player though its costing us about £250k a week!

4.) 23 Feb 2021 11:17:33
I think Ed 001 and I discussed Milenkovic and Dias before Utd got Harry. I still rate Milenkovic quite high. Utd can probably get him at half what was paid for Maguire and significantly improve our defense. He is still young and can develop into a world class CB!



25 Jan 2021 19:35:45
Ed, with the club looking at defensive midfield options do you know if they are planning on moving matic on? Still feel he is a very good player and if his minutes are managed well he can be very effective for us.


{Ed002's Note - Matic will stay another year.}

1.) 26 Jan 2021 00:23:50
That’s good to know Ed. I think his experience could be very important to us.

2.) 26 Jan 2021 01:28:16
I think the club wants Magic to transition into a coaching role, ideally.

3.) 27 Jan 2021 12:53:22
Matic like Mata for me I am happy to keep for one year longer than is probably necessary. He still offers a decent amount when needed, good role model to either McTominy/ Fred, new addition or from the youth set up.

4.) 27 Jan 2021 21:11:08
Have you seen him tonight, don't think he will survive another year.

5.) 28 Jan 2021 20:04:56
I often think that ‘experience’ is misused. Just because he’s old and his legs have gone doesn’t mean he is any more experienced than Rashford whose player a couple of hundred matches in his early 20s. It’s certainly no reason to keep a player when their quality goes.

6.) 29 Jan 2021 10:32:05
Fresh, of course it does. How many UCL semi finals/ finals has Rashford appeared in, how many league titles has he won?

Players like Matic and Mata offer something without even being on the pitch due to there years of experience at the top level.

We have a severe lack of experience running through the team. DDG, Lindelof, Maguire, Bailly, Telles, Pogba, Fred, Matic, Mata and Cavani are the only players in our squad over the age of 26. Of those only Telles, Pogba, Matic, Mata and Cavani can say they have any experience of challenging and winning the top honours.

Of those 5 Pogba wants out, while Matic, Mata and Cavani are all 32 or older and only have a year or two left in them. So we can't afford to just cull the experienced players as we lack leadership and experience.



04 Oct 2020 16:00:15
Telles deal agreed- Ed spot on with the info on this one from the start. Thank you for sharing. Sancho next 😂 we can dream. No dan James today in the squad, wonder if something is going on there.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 16:15:08
with a late season start, i would not be surprised if United are thinking of holding out until January transfer window for Sancho which is only under 3 months away.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 18:48:39
Hope we don't get Sancho. No better than rashford. Goes missing in big games like pogba. German League easy in comparison to prem.

He dosent want United. Wouldn't give more than 60mil for him. Much better available for a fraction. Look at Rodriguez at Everton. Class.

3.) 04 Oct 2020 19:22:25
Pogba goes missing in every game he plays. Why the club never sold him is baffling.

4.) 04 Oct 2020 20:00:25
I don't remember the last game I saw Pogba playing like a real player. He's been missing for 2-3 years now.

5.) 04 Oct 2020 21:24:46
and yet they keep telling us he is world class.

6.) 04 Oct 2020 21:30:32
France in WC?

7.) 04 Oct 2020 21:41:35
Had he had a good game in a red shirt? Let’s not single out Pogba though. Since the restart they’ve all been awful which signals a much wider malaise.

8.) 04 Oct 2020 21:48:33
does not matter what players we give ole eric he takes them backwards.

9.) 04 Oct 2020 22:51:07
what a result for us in typical fashion it will probs kick the board into gear now and get who we need wldnt be surprised if we got sancho now absolute morons.

10.) 04 Oct 2020 23:22:43
Pogba had a great run when ole joined- but that was it. He was hardly in the team last season- time for Donny to start for me.

11.) 05 Oct 2020 07:49:14
Let’s hope Telles knows how to defend.



03 Oct 2020 17:20:19
We have apparently paid Facundo Pellistri's buy out clause of €10 million. He plays for penarol, 18 years old and apparently Forlan who I believe is there coach recommended him.


1.) 03 Oct 2020 17:33:22
He is one of three 18 year old wide forwards that we have been looking at, along with Filip Stevanovic and Amad Traore. I'm not sure if we are looking at signing more than one of them.

2.) 03 Oct 2020 17:42:02
Traore is moving to someone else in Italy, maybe Parma I think shappy (not sure if permanent or on loan)

3.) 03 Oct 2020 17:55:41
Correct ala traore caolan. However the Pellistri has some weight behind it, it’s said there’s a dispute that his club want to keep him for a loan despite the sale but we want him now.

4.) 03 Oct 2020 18:15:22
For LAN was sacked a month or so ago Caolan.

It was said that unlike Lyon we were willing to allow him to remain on loan for the rest of their season which meant a deal with us was favourable for Peñarol. I don't know if we've changed our stance on it.

5.) 03 Oct 2020 18:40:43
Yes Deependra he was sacked, but there’s also stories that he recommended him to us months ago.

6.) 03 Oct 2020 19:53:39
Forlan did recommend him to us Caolan.
Actually I wanted Forlan to be a success at Peñarol and one day lead us to a few titles. Right now that doesn't look that likely.

7.) 03 Oct 2020 19:59:04
Deependra any idea what Forlan is up to now? So gutted he never really worked out for us. Class player.

8.) 04 Oct 2020 05:40:04
He was sacked just a month ago Caolan so not much of note I would say.

You can give a listen to the latest Man Utd podcast mate. Forlan was the guest on it.

9.) 04 Oct 2020 08:23:34
The smart thimg to do now is sell james to leeds recoup some of our money and buy stevamovic I've not seem much of him but what i have he looks like he could be a steal he looks very technocally gifted unlike james and can play om the left so can cover rashford.

10.) 04 Oct 2020 12:53:43
I think cavarni deal is a no brainier, 2 year for our present front 3 to learn from a (past) world class striker.




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22 Jul 2021 18:26:59
Well folks thought best to share that at 2.47 pm we welcomed another Red into the world! Mum and baby both doing great!


{Ed001's Note - congratulations mate.}

1.) 22 Jul 2021 18:44:15
Nice1 Caolin. Go get p. ed while you still have the chance. Wet the Brother Red’s head for us all. 😂.

2.) 22 Jul 2021 18:46:31
Congratulations mate.

3.) 22 Jul 2021 18:52:19
Great news. Congrats Coalan. May GOD shower all blessing to you and family.

4.) 22 Jul 2021 19:23:57
Nice one coalan ps I have no problem with u naming the child after me.
Best of luck to u and your family. God bless ye.

5.) 22 Jul 2021 19:28:51
Fantastic news, congratulations, what former Red will you name your bundle of joy after?

6.) 22 Jul 2021 19:36:14
Congrats caolan emit these precious moments.

7.) 22 Jul 2021 19:42:49
Fred the red of course.

8.) 22 Jul 2021 19:50:51
Thanks guys!

Shappy named Tommy (after my grandad) who was actually named after Tommy Taylor! Or so he claims!

9.) 22 Jul 2021 20:31:03
Nice one, Caolan! Good health to you all, fella.

10.) 22 Jul 2021 20:59:20
Congrats Caolan!

11.) 22 Jul 2021 22:00:28
Fantastic Caolan, looking forward to his debut in around 18 years time.

12.) 23 Jul 2021 00:06:16
Yessss love the news. Welcome little dude.

13.) 23 Jul 2021 00:08:48
Congrats Caolin

Welcome to the world Tommy Shappy GDS Mumbles Noucamp Ken Zee Sydney Leahy NoMidfield Red Man Caolin ;)

Remember to enjoy these first few weeks.

14.) 23 Jul 2021 01:16:55

15.) 23 Jul 2021 03:44:01
Congrats Caolin.

Just in time before the season kicks off. Already a great start! 😉😊.

16.) 23 Jul 2021 06:37:55
Well done Caolan and especially Mrs Caolan. definitely deserve a cup of half time tea after that.

17.) 23 Jul 2021 06:50:41
Congratulations Caolan, wonderful for you and family.

18.) 23 Jul 2021 08:24:36
Congratulations matey.

19.) 23 Jul 2021 09:01:21
Congratulations x.

20.) 23 Jul 2021 09:49:53
congratulations on the assist mate!
hope mum and baby are well; and you ;)

21.) 23 Jul 2021 11:34:55
Cheers guys! Everyone’s well and we managed to get him home last night.



24 May 2021 19:16:25
Not sure if anyone has visited the West Ham page, but it seems like we are interested in Rice per Ed's comments. What does everyone think of that?


{Ed004's Note - I think he would be a top top signing for our midfield. Rice, Pogba and Bruno is sufficient enough when playing teams that park the bus (as long as we push our defenders higher up the pitch). For playing against the top sides then play Rice + Fred/Scott to offer a bit more protection. Think it's unlikely as West Ham will want a lot for him after this season}

1.) 24 May 2021 20:57:06
Ed004 that's a positive answer that I like. I think 001 rates the player too and that fills me with confidence because i have conserns over him. Thank you.

2.) 24 May 2021 21:28:32
I like him, and I think he'll get better.

3.) 24 May 2021 21:52:52
I don't think Mr Slab Head has the speed to be a defender, but he may not have speed but can read a game. Could he be our DM with Lindeldof and 1 other?

4.) 24 May 2021 22:01:09
He seems to have developed into a bit of a leader for West Ham. Looks like a good character (even if I am raging about his international football choices lol)

5.) 25 May 2021 09:09:00
Would love to have Rice in our squad.

6.) 25 May 2021 09:41:28
Just think, if we sign Rice Ole can play 3 holding midfielders now just to be on the safe side.

7.) 25 May 2021 08:39:54
ed 004 can you see pogba at utd next season?
I can't personally and if, if he has a decent euros he won't even collect his personal belongings from manchester, he'll just bide in europe.

{Ed004's Note - I'm not sure who will pay up for him this summer? I think we will probably offer the best financial package and he will be plying his trade here next season}

8.) 25 May 2021 09:51:04
Rice would be a huge improvement in our midfield and would enable us to play one of Pogba or Donny in the pivot for most games.

9.) 25 May 2021 10:47:21
Sim, you just told me my posts were all doom and gloom. The irony 🙄.

10.) 25 May 2021 12:03:29
Scoob - are you just going to keep replying to every one of my posts now?

11.) 25 May 2021 12:31:19
As for Pogba, the ideal solution is staring everyone in the face, but United being United they just won't get things done.

Madrid need a midfielder and like Pogba.

We need a defender and like Varane.

Both Pogba and Varane are out of contract next year and are refusing to sign new deals.

You can see where I'm going with this.

Surely it's not impossible to organise a swap deal. It's one of the few swap deals where everyone is a winner.

12.) 25 May 2021 13:04:08
@Shappy. Much also depends on what the players and their agents want to do. Sometimes it s more worth it cutting the losses as AC Milan did with Donnarumma. They signed Mike Maignan and are set to save around 85 millon euros in wages and commissions due to his "generous" agent.

13.) 25 May 2021 14:00:38
Dev, that is true, although Real Madrid was apparently Pogba's dream. Zidane really wants him, and Madrid don't want to lose Zidane. Maybe getting Pogba, especially bin a swap deal for a player who is pushing to leave on a free next summer would be good business for them. Pogba I'm sure would be happy to move there.

The tricky one might be convincing Varane to join United. Although the reports coming out are that he either wants a new challenge, and what could be a bigger challenge than getting United back to winning ways. Or he wants a bigger wage than Madrid are prepared to pay. If it's money then again we can easily accommodate that as one of the biggest payers in world football.

For me the only stumbling block could be if Chelsea come in for him, a move to London is often favoured by many foreign players. While they are currently better placed to challenge for titles. That's why I was kind of hoping they would miss out on the UCL.

Liverpool have no money to spend unless they sell. So I don't see them challenging us for any of our targets. Sancho is too expensive, they have no interest bin Rice and Varane isn't the type of player they would go for. Whereas, Chelsea could rival us for all three.

14.) 25 May 2021 15:24:28
Shappy -if only it was that simple, it would be a good solution. However, pogba is Zidanes fav and can't see him being there tbh. The big issue is more to do with raising money which will determine the market we go for: sell and we shop at Harrods, don't sell its Peckham market.
I personally think we, ll hit on Pau Torres or milenkovic for cb, heaton in as gk with another if ddg or hendo goes (would look at Darlo or dubravka) as No. 2 then probably bumble sancho over the line. can't see Rice coming but a lot depends on pogba, vdb mata and matic situations. Honestly have no idea about midfield but I still hope martial, james, and a few bob for kane- dreams changing daily.



24 May 2021 10:33:04
Really enjoyed the game yesterday, it was nice to see some of the younger lads given a chance and take it. Elanga was very impressive and his movement was great.

I thought Amad was the standout though, he led the line well, worked hard and there is just a certain confidence that he has when on the ball. A good pre season could do him the world of good.

I even though Van De Beek was good, first half he was excellent. Hopefully next season he can kick on, but I still would like to see him looking for the killer pass a bit more.

Good to seen Hannibal make his debut, some nice touches from him.

Moving onto Wednesday, massive game and one I hope we win. No excuses, fresh team. If maguire is out then I think Axel should start, but I think Maguire will be fit, been so much talk I wonder if it is mind games from Ole. We will soon see.


1.) 24 May 2021 10:57:12
Couldn't agree more @caolan. I was thinking the same. it was the Jim Carrey reference that made me take notice ;)

2.) 24 May 2021 10:57:19
It was good to see the young guys get a run. Tuanzebe and vdb were best players in the day. Only 2nd time all season vdb has started in his preferred position so no surprise he played well little more match sharp now too

3.) 24 May 2021 12:36:38
Amad looked tough against the big center backs of Wolves.
Didn't faze him at all. Lad has fantastic potential. Should be ahead of James imo.

4.) 24 May 2021 13:03:01
As I said on the discussion page, Amad and Mejbri stood out for different reasons. Mejbri looks like he has something, he showed quick feet and whilst not comparing him, it was an attribute Ronaldo had. Amad looks assured, appreciated space and the pass he played to James to (fluff) was exquisite. Both have potential and need time next season.

5.) 24 May 2021 14:49:03
Red Man, I think it is only a matter of time to Mejbri steps up, I think he will thrive around the likes of Bruno and Rashford. Having seen him for the 23s, he's also a very tough lad as he gets kicked from pillar to post. People question his attitude but having watched him be on the end of several horror challenges at that level it is clear he needs protection.

6.) 24 May 2021 15:33:45
The way Mejbri plays reminds me of Adrian Rabiot but he seems to be a lot quicker and more athletic than Rabiot.
He looks a real talent, i just hope Ole see's it and stops persisting with this ridiculous 2 holding midfielders crap.
Can't wait to see more of him, i think he will be a top player for us.
I must also mention Amad who i thought put in a real solid performance yesterday. Didn't look out of place on bit, kept it simple and showed come lovely touches.
Two players that should be getting more first team action next season.

7.) 24 May 2021 16:06:52
Mejbri by all accounts has a bit of a nasty side too him on the pitch. It's something I like to see in a youngster especially a small lad. As long as he learns to play just on the right side of the line it shouldn't harm him.



20 May 2021 18:27:49
Hannibal Mejbri has won the 23s player of the year. Very impressive talent and would love to see him get a game on Sunday.


1.) 20 May 2021 19:38:21
No where near ready.

2.) 20 May 2021 20:00:29
I watch a lot of U23's matches. He is easily the best in the bunch amongst the United players.

Even when Elanga was out injured for months, he seamless slotted into Left Wing and was still class.

Two footed, fantastic technique and off the ball does brilliant defensive work.

3.) 20 May 2021 20:48:53

Do you think? I don’t think he’s quite ready but nowhere near is a bit much, his temperament is my issue, he gets wound up easily and picks up a lot of needless yellow cards, against men he will get more reds than goals if he’s not careful. Very talented though.

4.) 20 May 2021 23:46:12
GDS have you seen how much he gets kicked though? The refs are awful at that level and some of the treatment he gets is shocking. It would be hard not to react.

5.) 21 May 2021 19:39:49
Caolan, I disagree. At that level I find the Ref's much better.

Funny how after the select committee picks out certain Ref's to go to the "elite" level, yet far better and more consistent and honest Ref's never get picked to go to that next level.

It really is a closed shop, it's not what you know but who you know. As long as you will barefaced lie to the media to cover another Ref's balls up your in.



28 Apr 2021 15:11:47
Ed, I have been asked by a friend to ask if we have any interest in Tammy Abraham? Looks like he might not renew at Chelsea and was wondering if we have looked at him/ are interested in him?

Thanks I'm advance.


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware of.}

1.) 28 Apr 2021 16:00:18
I hope not.

2.) 28 Apr 2021 16:04:55
Tammy Abraham? Really?

3.) 28 Apr 2021 16:43:21
Only asking for a friend fellas. Nothing would surprise me with this club mind!

4.) 28 Apr 2021 16:47:17
God forbid🤣🤣.

5.) 28 Apr 2021 18:13:27
Hi Advance and welcome to the page 🤣.




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25 Jun 2021 09:36:08
Gilmour is a quality player but it was cost an arm and a leg to get him from Chelsea.




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16 Jun 2021 15:49:34
Sounds like he's just got wind Shappy.




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21 May 2021 14:57:09
I think the kid Caicedo that they signed has been brought in to be the replacement for Bissouma anyway.




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20 May 2021 14:30:30
I can't imagine anything has changed from last year lads. We will know what is required to make the deal happen, whether they actually pull through is another story.




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12 May 2021 16:43:50
I think he is a pretty good keeper Shappy, always played well against us!





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23 Jul 2021 11:34:55
Cheers guys! Everyone’s well and we managed to get him home last night.




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22 Jul 2021 19:50:51
Thanks guys!

Shappy named Tommy (after my grandad) who was actually named after Tommy Taylor! Or so he claims!




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20 Jul 2021 00:08:15
Goodness me. Window not over, season not started but let’s bash the manager. Now for lies in the media lol. I’ve seen a load of rubbish on here before but this thread takes the biscuit 😂😂.




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13 Jul 2021 13:11:04
Exactly Ken, it's like he said in his statement. He will apologise for missing and if he doesn't perform, but no person on this earth should have to apologise for their skin colour.

GDS I was the same. Softening up now I have my own family lol.

Ed the mural was great to see, goes to show there are still some good people out there and that it really is a minority of idiots.




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13 Jul 2021 13:12:40

Unfortunately social media has turned football into being about the Hollywood passes, flicks etc. 6-10 second clips for likes and retweets.