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05 Jul 2020 12:43:12
Ed you mentioned facundo pellistri a while back for right wing I've seen an article from andy mitten a journalist well connected to United saying he's a player were looking at and taking advice potentially from Diego Forlan who's currently the players coach do you still think he could be an option for us?


{Ed002's Note - I do think he is an option. Facundo Pellistri (RW) Newcastle, Maritimo, Manchester United and Oviedo have all looked Pellistri but a Work Permit would likely be difficult to obtain in England unless paying over the odds.}

1.) 05 Jul 2020 21:30:53
Would buying him and loaning him out be an option for him and us?

{Ed002's Note - The preferred destination will be Spain and he will be offered around there.}



09 Jun 2020 18:16:42
Hi ed I've seen a few reports in Italy linking us with a move for Chiesa I know you've said we have had interest in the past and he would be a cheaper option to Sancho do you know of anything new?


{Ed002's Note - Only that Fiorentina have agreed he can leave if they get the right deal.}



08 Jun 2020 13:56:58
Ed002 read your extensive Bayern breakdown in the European pages and noticed when talking about havertz you mention United wouldn't have the condition of havertz or Sancho, could you see us recruiting both? Would havertz be the pogba replacement?

You also say we need to sort ourselves out and find a solution to the pogba and Sanchez issues.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United have Bruno Fernandes so the need for Havertz is not really there. He would not be a Pogba replacement in the same way as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Donny van de Beek or Saul Niguez would be. Jack Grealish is versatile and offers something very different to Havertz but there would need to be a movement on price. The overall cost of Jadon Sancho is huge - certainly Chelsea have made it clear they will not pay it and whilst Manchester United are very keen. There are far more financially viable options out there as I have explained before.

Certainly the Pogba and Sanchez issues need resolving.}

1.) 08 Jun 2020 14:23:58
Cheers ed is there any interest in Sanchez or are the club going to have to look at options like a free transfer or paying up his contract?

{Ed002's Note - Alexis Sanchez (LW/F) Inter have cooled over keeping Sanchez but may be open to a continued loan and even if they do he needs to agree a significant cut in his financial demands. Regardless Manchester United still want to sell him permanently this summer and will be looking for a club to take him - but that will be very difficult. Fallback would be another loan but Manchester United would likely have to pick up most of his wages.}

2.) 08 Jun 2020 15:26:50
Ed, do you see a scenario where Sancho ends up staying at Dortmund for another year and then someone pays the astronomical coat next summer once the impact of C.V. has hopefully reduced?

{Ed002's Note - Yes there is a chance but by then there might well be regulations stopping the scalping by agents asking huge fees.}

3.) 08 Jun 2020 15:34:57
Ed002, have you any idea about what sort of figure United are looking to receive for Alexis Sanchez? If they club are that desperate couldn't they just offer him a free transfer just to get his wages off the books.

{Ed002's Note - No I have no idea. Why would Sanchez accept a free transfer?}

4.) 08 Jun 2020 15:57:54
What I would mean by free transfer ed is allow him to leave for no fee rather than have to pay up his contact. it would allow a team to spend more on his wages?

{Ed002's Note - That is not going to happen. His value will be less than 6 months wages paid by the amateurs for him.}

5.) 09 Jun 2020 07:13:35
Ed002, I'm just wondering if there is a way the club can get Sanchez off the books. Maybe pay him up half of his contract and allow him a free transfer elsewhere. That way he gets to sign for a new team, and the club save half the cost of his wages.

Surely he can't be happy with the situation, he's either going to be on the bench at United or loaned out. I would imagine he would want to be at a club where he will play most weeks and is valued.

I can't see anyone, especially in the current situation, coming in and offering a fee and even coming close to matching his wages.

I'm just wondering if there can be some kind of creative compromise which means the club don't pay all of his wages, while Sanchez is able to leave and not lose out financially.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea if he would want to accept such a deal. There is a simple contractual way to end the agreement if the club wish to do it.}

6.) 09 Jun 2020 10:04:44
Ed002, would that be just paying up his contact and releasing him?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, if he agrees.}

7.) 09 Jun 2020 11:13:08
Ed002, do you know if the club have considered this option?

{Ed002's Note - I would think there is zero chance of that happening.}

8.) 09 Jun 2020 17:24:54
Cheers Ed002. I didn't think it was likely.

{Ed002's Note - It would cost the club at least £50M.}



05 Oct 2018 22:47:06
Couple of papers saying mourinho's gone no matter what the result this weekend. From a personal point of view I'd rather get rid of the players causing problems before the manager however Jose really doesn't help himself at times. If it is true I suggest a short term option for the season and look to appoint a DOF by christmas.


1.) 05 Oct 2018 22:57:34
This club has become a joke.

2.) 05 Oct 2018 22:59:36
Can any of the eds confirm if this is the case that mourinho will be sacked after the game tomorrow?

{Ed004's Note - There are a few posts waiting for Ed2 so he will reply when he gets a chance. In the mean time I understand that this is a big news story but can posters please stop asking for Ed. If your post isnt shown its because its one of the few hundred been deleted while Ed2 is away}

3.) 05 Oct 2018 23:00:56
If this is true it just shows how out of touch the board are with the fans and the ethos of the club. Sack him today and no one bats an eyelid. How can they let Jose manage the team tomorrow knowing that he's gone regardless of the result. There's certain ways to do things.

4.) 05 Oct 2018 23:28:49
This is what the board do. Did it with Moyes and van Gaal. Woody is a pathetic coward!

5.) 05 Oct 2018 23:40:13
Gary Neville spot on in his assessment tbh, whatever we think of playing style, there’s a lot more wrong than that. We don’t know the ins and outs of what it takes to manage a football club the size of United but the guys running it seem to think it’s a toy, no wonder our managers struggle.

6.) 05 Oct 2018 23:43:25
I shouldve also added. I am not one of those who gets attached to a plyer or manager as i just see th3m as employees.

I am a bit old school as i like a bit of discipline and i don't think some of our players are mature enough for a manager like Mourinho. They maybe ne3d a amanager lik3 Guardiola who is always up your arse and wants to control everything about.

7.) 06 Oct 2018 00:17:05
I find it highly unlikely that if mourinho getting sacked that he will be in the dugout for tomorrow's game more likely they will make a statement in the morning confirm8ng they have parted ways I mean what would happen if we hammered Newcastle 5 nil how bad will that look that they sack him.



08 Aug 2018 13:06:55
Ed i know pogba has been spoken about a lot before but seems like something could be happening with Barcelona, if we can find a replacement before the window closes. Do you see us signing a player then selling pogba after the English deadline? seen a couple of reports linking us with savic. i understand if there is nothing new any information is appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - The situation remains as I have explained.}

1.) 08 Aug 2018 13:37:01
Almost certain we won’t sign anyone now. If we sold Pogba after the deadline too, then goodness, we’d be even more screwed than we already are. Awful transfer window.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 13:51:16
ed has said there is plenty of time left, both ed 001 and 002 seem confident we will sign someone I've no reason to doubt them. i'm hopeful on alderweireld still.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 13:53:53
The club has been backed into a corner. We have a player who we have tried to sell all summer, a player who doesn't want to be at our club anymore.

Yet no one has bid until now, so we are left with 36 hours before the transfer window closes. And we are to sort out a massive deal for a player leaving the club while also finding a replacement. We have to do this while everyone side outside of EPL has no time pressure as they still have weeks to go before their deadline.

Combine this with another 2-3 players who are unhappy and want to leave, plus the need to sign at least a couple more without replacing any potential exits leaves us with a mountain to climb or face being left in a bit of a mess.

Now for once I do feel a little sympathy for Jose, he clearly wanted more done and soon so the players could bed in.
However, the fact both Pogba and Martial two of our few potential world class players wants to leave are in a large part down to him and his handling of them.

So he certainly hasn't helped himself. I don't know what goes on behind closed doors, but publicly he has been picking fights with everyone, including players like Valencia who he has recently made captain. This surely can't be helping to create a good working environment.

Currently we have 3-5 players who want to leave the club, rats leaving a sinking ship comes to mind.

This pre-season has been very similar to the one before Jose's Chelsea meltdown.

Preseason has felt aimless like a boat without a rudder just drifting, at the mercy of the tides.

A captain who cared about the ship would be doing all he can to fix the rudder and give the boat a sense of direction. However, Jose just seems intent on smashing up the life rafts and blaming everyone else.

This season will end in heartbreak for many United fans. When it does it is vital that we don't start in fighting and blaming either the "Jose in" or the "Jose out" fans and we get behind the new manager. The club needs a man in our clubs own image. Someone who knows what it is to represent our club, someone who knows what it mean to our fans and who knows what is expected of them. First comes youth and offensive football, then comes winning titles. You build from the bottom not the top.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 14:19:28
who would you move for shappy, manager wise?

5.) 08 Aug 2018 14:20:24
We've been infighting all last season and over the summer. I don't see how this season will be any different. It'll be worse. Least till Wenger is appointed. After that who knows.

6.) 08 Aug 2018 14:52:18
Doesn't seem like there will be nearly enough time to sell Pogba and sign an adequate replacement before the window closes. We will just have to accept one of our star players doesn't want to be there this year.

7.) 08 Aug 2018 14:54:50
All we seem concerned about now . Or should I say all Ed Peckerwood is bothered about is how many different sponsors we can sew onto our shirts.
Terrible transfer window . Nothing to come again this year . Apart from a new manager maybe.
Signs are ominous with Jose's rant's and negative attitude.
But if jose does go . Then surely Woodward should throw himself on his sword also.
Never mind the Jose out campaign. We should have a bring back David Gill campaign. Here's to a long hard season.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 15:45:40
After tomorrows deadline we still have 3 weeks of wondering if any of pogba, martial + others will be sold; The club doesn't have to sell players on so we haven't been held to ransom at this time and although we ain't moved that far forward we haven't gone back from last season as we have replaced carrick with Fred. It isn't ideal but fingers crossed there is something in the pipeline which the eds have indicated there could be.

9.) 08 Aug 2018 19:50:49
I’d love Wenger. We’d at least play some awesome football with this squad!

10.) 08 Aug 2018 21:04:25

The Captain of any ship would only take the boat in the direction set by the owners of the ship. We should look above the manager and judge what direction the ship is being directed in. Looks like a trip round the Baltic rather than a luxury Caribbean cruise.




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07 Jul 2020 20:58:04
Quick question don't know if one of the eds or posters can answer, after watching the Chelsea game shouldn't the referee be stopping play when Cahill goes down? Doesn't the ref stop play now for injuries rather than teams having to constantly put the ball out when players fling themselves to the floor.

Personally I felt like willian had plenty of time tomput the ba.


{Ed001's Note - that's a good point, it is not up to the players to put the ball out, it is up to the ref if he thinks it is a bad injury. Players often put it out anyway if it is obvious but it is supposed to be the ref's job to stop play.}

1.) 07 Jul 2020 21:47:57
I thought it was up to the ref. he should definitely have called it and I think I would have been a bigger talking point had there been fans I don't actually think it would have happened had there been fans.

Whilst I can understand people saying willian isn't going to stop I still think there's enough time lapsed between the 2 events (injury and cross) that he knew Cahill was injured and should have put it out but that's a personal opinion.

2.) 07 Jul 2020 21:52:13
I thought it was down to the Ref, but they need to deem it a "serious" injury such as a head injury or suspected cardiac arrest. Not for pulled muscles or bruises.

Otherwise some players would go down "injured" every time another side broke against them. cough cough City.

In a similar way to how some teams like to make "tactical" fouls to stop counter attacks against them.

3.) 07 Jul 2020 22:28:20
He was ready to get a block in or make it difficult and it completely takes him out of the game. you shouldn't get such a big advantage from an injury as this it definitely should have been stopped.

Had he been the striker and nowhere near the play yeah that's fine play on, but he's the defender who's needed to make the challenge.

4.) 07 Jul 2020 22:41:35
Its about time someone scored like that. Putting the ball out is bull. If i was a manager i'd tell the press and rest of the league we won't be putting ball out of play for anyone and we don't expect to have it put out for us.
If any player put it out i'd fine them. Its a load of old crap tbh.

5.) 07 Jul 2020 22:52:59
Agree Ken. Its just bad luck for Palace but it would make it impossible for referees if they had to assess whether an injury was serious enough to stop the game every time a player went down. Unless there is an head injury or something really obviously terribly serious play should continue.

6.) 07 Jul 2020 22:54:40
The player not putting the ball out is choice the ref however should be stopping play.

7.) 07 Jul 2020 23:20:56
No he shouldn't dbrooks. He should stop it if its a head injury only.
Nobody dies of a knock on the shin.
How many times after putting the bsll out does the injured player ever have to be substituted. If he's not dying play ball.

8.) 07 Jul 2020 23:42:45
I think the correct decision was made not to stop it for the reasons stated above. The only thing about this one is that clearly Cahill is not faking the injury to gain an advantage, he would have got to the ball first if his hamstring didn’t go, so the ref probably could have stopped it based on that. He was correct not to though and it is just very unlucky and one of them things.

9.) 08 Jul 2020 03:04:02
I think there needs to be a change to the rules regarding when the physio is allowed on the pitch. If it is a head injury, then the ref should stop play, but if it is just a knock, then the ref should allow play to continue but the physio should be allowed to treat the player on the pitch, much like rugby, and while the player is treated, that player doesn’t count with regards to offsides, and isn’t allowed to play until the ball next goes out. It would allow players to receive treatment immediately no matter the injury, and I think it would stop players feigning injury, at least to some extent, since it would leave their team a player short, for what could be an extended period.



12 May 2020 13:07:02
Ed if the season were to end and standings as they are now taken for Europe what would happen with city's spot in the champions league. would it go to 5th (united) or would they be allowed to compete, as they have lodged their appeal. I understand if you don't want to get into it at the moment.


{Ed002's Note - There is no appeal date - all dates were scheduled through to August and of course they are on hold, so the appeal may not be heard for a long time. If Manchester City want to have the punishment put on hold pending the appeal then they have to submit that request in writing to UEFA and copy it to CAS. They have not done that at this time because there is no immediate need.}

1.) 12 May 2020 14:20:29
Thanks ed.

2.) 12 May 2020 19:36:50
I know you don’t like guess work 002, but in any hypothetical instance would united be given the champions league spot over city?

{Ed002's Note - So you want something that Manchester United are not good enough to earn by their own efforts? Who would be giving this gift?}

3.) 12 May 2020 21:52:15
Would, with everything going on and delayed, there be a chance by the time City appeal it the CL season will have already started?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, even before all of this happened it was not in the listings through the end of August.}

4.) 13 May 2020 00:16:34
Not good enough to earn on our own.
Season isn't over yet.

5.) 13 May 2020 00:51:04
I agree with you ed we at this point don’t deserve it. I was more curious as to what would have to happen for city’s ban to stick. Would absolutely be a gift! Hope you’re keeping well anyway and thanks for the continued wisdom peppered into the dry humour 😘.



15 Nov 2018 17:09:09
So who's going to be sponsoring VAR? got to be an electronics company right?


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4.) 15 Nov 2018 20:53:57
Abu dhabi.



09 Oct 2018 14:40:24
With Monaco potentially sacking Louis litt (Jardim) would he be an option to replace mourinho should he leave?


1.) 09 Oct 2018 15:24:45
Would love jardim I think he’s a very good manager. Near on impossible job with his best players being sold every year for big profits. He beat PSG to the title a few years ago so has trophy credentials.

2.) 09 Oct 2018 15:34:27
wouldnt mind seeing the 4-4-2 formation at old trafford.

3.) 09 Oct 2018 15:23:51
Any of the Ed's know if Jardim is getting sacked? And i think he would be an excellent replacement, makes sense especially if Monaco get rid of him as French media is reporting. But we'd need a DOF if he was to come in.

{Ed002's Note - You are on the wrong page, this is the Manchester United page.}

4.) 10 Oct 2018 08:22:31
I’d like him so that when he turns out useless you lot will stop banging on about him.

5.) 10 Oct 2018 15:06:25
You're that sure FZZ? Stupidest thing i've ever seen on this page, want a possible manager to fail at the club so we stop banging on about him, makes sense.

6.) 10 Oct 2018 17:51:10
I would love to see the Prem get Lit Up!

7.) 10 Oct 2018 18:27:54
Think you missed the point scholes as usual. And ill spell it out for you, he's over rated. There you go.

He has won nothing, and his current side sit 18th in the table. You think we are going to go for a manager like this?

8.) 10 Oct 2018 19:26:02
Think you need to look up jardim again FZZ. He won Ligue 1 2 years ago. Against the financial might of PSG that was an incredible experience. He also knocked out pep’s city in the champions league and reached the semis. He is a very talented young manager. Is it a risk to appoint him on the back of a poor season? Sure. But we’ve been down the experienced route of a manager with trophy credentials. Jardim would most probably get more out of the attacking player. One final point, Klopp in his final season almost got Dortmund relegated. Yet he walked into the Liverpool job and has done a very good job since being there. I doubt Liverpool had reservations that Klopp was a poor manager because of 1 poor season. Let’s not be a prisoner of the moment and forget about the good that jardim has done. Jardim is very highly rated and would be a great fit for united, provided he has a good director of football to work with.

9.) 10 Oct 2018 21:26:06

Yes he won against the "might" of PSG that just got played off the park by Liverpool. Liverpool are in the same league as little and lonely Leicester.
Let me ask you who had the better achievement, Ranieri or Jardim? Shall we go for Claudio as well?

They beat city on away goals drew 6-6. Klopp finished 7th Park, no achievement no, but its not close to being relegated.

10.) 10 Oct 2018 22:25:10
FZZ compare the financial backing of Monaco and PSG. There front three alone costs more than monaco’s Whole squad. Liverpool as well are on a different level in terms of stature of club than Monaco. Not sure how you can even compare the two. It’s apples and oranges really. Just a bit of snobbery tbh looking down on winning the French league with a team that is not PSG.

And of course I don’t want Ranieri, nor am I taking away from him his miracle of a title win at Leicester. I’m not basing my opinion on jardim purely winning the league. There is so much more to him which makes him an attractive fit for united. He plays attractive football and has a track record of developing young talent (James, Bernardo Silva, martial, mbappe, Mendy and so on) . Is this not in keeping with the traditions of our club? Do we not aim to promote from within and develop potential into work class talent? Jardim ticks a lot of boxes for the sort of manager we should be employing at our club. He is young enough to imprint his philosophy on the club as well as to grow and be moulded by the values and traditions of united. Yes he has had a poor season this year, but I seem to remember we hired a certain manager off the back of a terrible season. Not sure why the idea of jardim is so outrageous to you.

11.) 11 Oct 2018 01:08:12
Says i've missed the point but goes on to say he's won nothing. Brilliant.



09 Aug 2018 17:05:03
Well that was an awful window. Now we have to support the team as there is nothing else that can be done. Ed002s sharkopod shall be interesting listening in the next couple of days.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 17:15:39
Whats the Sharkopod for mate? Summary of the window?

2.) 09 Aug 2018 17:17:18
And everyone says I am negative. I personally thought you guys had a brilliant window. All the best negativeredwalter x.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 17:32:01
I'm assuming another big roundup of things clubs are looking to do as always. I'm sure we'll find out if anything was attempted in there. Unless it's more of a European roundup of course.




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05 Jul 2020 13:26:15
Seems amazing if the club haven't tried to move Jones on he barley plays and when he does he a liability.




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05 Jul 2020 12:35:17
We currently have 7 centre backs and that's without taking into account youngsters should teden menghi who people keep saying should get a chance there's no room to add another without sales.

Jones - needs to be sold
Smalling - hopefully Roma loan with obligation to buy
Rojo - I think I've read somewhere Boca are interested?
Lindelof - probably our best
Maguire - next best too slow
Bailly - can be very rash has potential
Tuanzebe - lots of injuries hopefully gets a chance next year

Ed any interest in the top 3? need to get them off the books or at least know we can before we even consider getting rid of Bailly to bring in someone new.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United extended Jones’ contract and have made no efforts to sell him. Smalling is of interest to Roma and Rojo is available but would not be able to move to certain countries..}



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01 Jul 2020 23:02:14
Seems like the club need to grow a set get the player and agent in a room and ask the question if he wants to stay in not (if they have t already) then act on it with pogba rather than being childish and acting like nothings happening because pogba hasn't said it in person to them (although he did say it in a addidas press appearance last year!? ) If we can choose between Saul van de beek and SMS I'd sell pogba and bring in Donny and Saul. I'd also give grealish a miss as I don't see whatever the club seems too especially at the supposed fees. Would aouar from Lyon not be a better option for the am/ lm ed?




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15 Jun 2020 23:35:03
We've just given Chong a new contract, spent a long time convincing him to stay, so the club obviously disagree. Why give him the contract if you aren't going to use him? As for gomes why would he sign a new deal if the club are going to sign a new player for his position?




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15 Jun 2020 11:37:03
Shouldn't that be the spot we use for Chong or gomes?





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07 Jul 2020 22:54:40
The player not putting the ball out is choice the ref however should be stopping play.




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07 Jul 2020 22:53:39
Another bad decision in the Leicester game that goal hits Perez and is offside.




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07 Jul 2020 22:28:20
He was ready to get a block in or make it difficult and it completely takes him out of the game. you shouldn't get such a big advantage from an injury as this it definitely should have been stopped.

Had he been the striker and nowhere near the play yeah that's fine play on, but he's the defender who's needed to make the challenge.




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07 Jul 2020 21:47:57
I thought it was up to the ref. he should definitely have called it and I think I would have been a bigger talking point had there been fans I don't actually think it would have happened had there been fans.

Whilst I can understand people saying willian isn't going to stop I still think there's enough time lapsed between the 2 events (injury and cross) that he knew Cahill was injured and should have put it out but that's a personal opinion.




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01 Jul 2020 22:48:44
I don't think it hit him the player chipped it over him from what I saw so as it was chipped over the player he can't be in the line of sight also he doesn't move so he isn't interfering with play. strange decision but didn't matter great result for us looking at other teams fixtures if we do our job we have a great chance now.