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11 Apr 2021 00:28:13
Ruben Neves rumours surfaced again. jury out on him. Never really pushed on from his younger days but maybe time to leave Wolves. Personally like him. Better than Fred by a country mile.


1.) 11 Apr 2021 01:06:57
Would be a good signing.
I don't think we want or need a kante type but more a ball player.

Rice would be good but expensive, Neves makes a lot sense.

2.) 11 Apr 2021 10:59:30
Anyone who gives the ball away less than Fred is an upgrade. I like Neves. Rice seems a more obvious choice with possibility of involving Lingard to reduce the fee paid.

3.) 11 Apr 2021 13:33:00
Good player, would be an improvement on players we have in that position already. Not what we need at the minute.

Would only want him after other more important positions have been filled.

4.) 11 Apr 2021 19:40:05
Rice for me. Young, English, having a great season.

5.) 12 Apr 2021 07:56:28
Only rice? No curry?

{Ed077's Note - which curry rohan?}

6.) 12 Apr 2021 15:36:55
Arthur Curry the Aquaman, would help us with diving in the European games for play acting.

7.) 12 Apr 2021 22:37:20
I like Neves, not sure he's what we need though. IMO we need a modern equivalent to Carrick, who can block passing lanes and slow attacks long enough for us to get players back.

That would let us use players like Pogba or DVB more effectively in midfield, because they would have more freedom to push high up the pitch.

At the moment, we regularly see comments moaning about Ole using 2 holding midfielders, but the truth is we don't HAVE 2 holding midfielders. Fred and McT both want to run around, chasing the ball and pressuring people, but that forces their partner to hang back, which stops Pogba or DVB doing what they do best. We need someone with more positional discipline.

8.) 12 Apr 2021 22:59:49
Neves no where near Man Utd quality. Used to be good for a goal but haven't seen him score in ages. Not a great passer and doesn't look that quick. Absolutely no truth in this rumour.

9.) 13 Apr 2021 14:48:34
Agree with jgb. Not good enough. doesn't stand out in an average Wolves team.

10.) 14 Apr 2021 01:10:45
I’ve always thought the same about Neves, when I’ve seen him play against our midfield he hasn’t stood out as better than then or even as good.

Whilst I tend to think judging a DM on ‘scoring a few good goals’ is not ideal I think he’s overrated because of this and people think he’s better than he actually is because he’s scored a few worldies.



31 Aug 2020 20:32:20
Hi Ed - are there any clubs after my favourite Utd player, gentleman and handsome devil that is Juan Mata?


{Ed002's Note - No - Valencia would like him but they have issues.}

1.) 31 Aug 2020 22:06:46
It’ll be a sad day when mata leaves. Cracking player, shame we didn’t get him when he first came to England. He was unplayable for them.

2.) 01 Sep 2020 00:20:29
You took a Juan Mata that was in his prime and obviously the rest at Man Utd is history. Same could be said about Sanchez, Matic, Pogba and many more.

3.) 01 Sep 2020 00:38:18
Or Parker, Sidwell, Wright Philips, Drinkwater, Crespo, Torres, probably best you don’t start Shak.

4.) 01 Sep 2020 08:09:16
Mata, Matic and Sanchez were not at their peak when they joined United. Not watching too many football, CFCShak?

5.) 01 Sep 2020 10:30:45
Thanks Ed - great asset to the squad, just don’t think he’d be happy with a bit part role.

6.) 01 Sep 2020 21:24:07
Mata was brilliant a few years ago, but imo time has come for him to move on and play some football. Brilliant pro, but can't see much gametime for him, he deserves to play and not sit on the bench. Italy or Spain would suit him because you don't need to much pace and can't be more technical, the pl is a bit too much for him physically now.

7.) 02 Sep 2020 09:14:51
Mata will one day come back to coach United alongside Herrera.



21 Aug 2020 13:32:04
Ed - Some of my chelsea mate's are in meltdown as they are hearing Kante May be coming to Utd? Any truth in these


{Ed002's Note - There have been four clubs who have enquired after Kante but Manchester United are not amongst them.}

1.) 21 Aug 2020 14:28:32
Think Kante would do very well for us with his energy etc. not sure how much Chelsea would want but It’s probably too sensible a move for us to do anyway.

2.) 21 Aug 2020 14:44:58
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

3.) 21 Aug 2020 16:04:18
Would bring us to the next level. Best CM in my opinion. Either him or Saul would work wonders for us. Would give the freedom to our front 4.

4.) 21 Aug 2020 16:30:08
Too bad not happening, Chelsea won't sell to us (hope I'm wrong), if Kante, Pogba and Bruno play in the same team 4-3-3 is a must.

{Ed002's Note - What? Wilkins, Mata, Matic.}

5.) 21 Aug 2020 17:19:58
I Kante see us signing him to be honest 😂.

6.) 21 Aug 2020 17:13:21
Ed002, soooo basically you are confirming he is coming? :D :D :D.

7.) 22 Aug 2020 10:46:02
Manchester United being used to boost Kante's value?



26 Jul 2020 22:40:53
Hi Ed - are we still looking at Josh King or has that ship sailed now since we got Ighalo?


{Ed002's Note - I would doubt it right now.}

1.) 26 Jul 2020 23:22:37
Thanks Ed.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 10:12:32
Hope not.



26 Jul 2020 22:40:53
Hi Ed - are we still looking at Josh King or has that ship sailed now since we got Ighalo?


{Ed002's Note - I would rather doubt it.}




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05 Mar 2021 00:05:31
"The progress made by Ole and the players this season is clear and our thriving Academy and Women's team are also adding to the optimism we feel about the future on and off the pitch, " Ed Woodward 4th March.

There you have it OGS haters. Looks like he's sticking with him.


1.) 05 Mar 2021 00:40:36
Unless the sky falls in it was almost a certainty they would.

2.) 05 Mar 2021 02:56:46
It's evident the position in the table matters much more than the actual performances on the pitch for Woodward but it's for the media news and being a business guy he knows what to say.

3.) 05 Mar 2021 06:01:50
Would take anything said about football in the conference calls with a pinch of salt.

But the main thing is that broadcast revenue was up considerably vs last year, shows how important champions league football is, as long as any manager fulfils that remit, they'll be safe.

Also we gained loads of followers on TIKTOK, that's basically the equivalent of a 21st domestic league title.

4.) 05 Mar 2021 06:37:19
It tells you that Woodward is a very financially driven person, from a Finance perspective there is progress as it appears we will be in the top four. Top four brings the cash cow of the Champions League and enables Woodward to pay the dividends, otherwise he himself may be in trouble.

It highlights the aims of the club, what we have become, the Glazers cash cow where winning isn’t the number one priority any more.

It was likely written weeks ago when things were brighter before the manager oversaw the latest bust in the cycle. There again you could also say it sounded like a vote of confidence in Ole and that is often not good

Talking to fellow United fans there is no longer any support for Ole, if the idiots at the club extend his contract, perhaps even keep him next season they are starting to kill off interest in the club, it really is that bad. People pay subscriptions to specifically watch and after recent dross the feelings are they are not going to next season if Ole is in charge. Woodward needs to think long and hard about this.

5.) 05 Mar 2021 07:18:49
I smell a new contract incoming for Ole if Woodward sees "clear" progress.

6.) 05 Mar 2021 09:04:38
Woodward doesn't understand football, but he does understand results.

If we get the results (top four) then nothing else matters. Simple as that.

7.) 05 Mar 2021 09:24:14
Never a doubt. the board are driven by money not success. Getting that champions league revenue is all that matters. although would u bank on us getting top 4? I wouldn’t.

8.) 05 Mar 2021 10:29:48

I think so and the bookies do too.

9.) 05 Mar 2021 10:29:48

I think so and the bookies do too.

10.) 05 Mar 2021 10:59:13
Hope you’re right. 🤞👍.

11.) 05 Mar 2021 11:41:40
Even a broken watch is right twice a day tim.

12.) 05 Mar 2021 14:52:53
Woodward was also quite excited about United's thriving presence on Tik Tok. A sad day when the only excitement from being a United fan is off the pitch not on it.



01 Mar 2021 23:44:06
On thing that really stick out for me against chelsea is the amount of times Fred is in the ball using our current tactics.

Now this is a good and bad thing - clearly his work rate and positioning gets him in the right place at the right time more often than not. Sadly his distribution and passing is a disgrace for a professional footballer so launching any meaningful attack is challenging. Now if we had a Carrick type passer with the engine of Fred we'd be onto a winner!


1.) 02 Mar 2021 07:07:47
Agree Eric, his ability on the ball is quite poor from a player of United's standard.

He is also not a goal threat. There are times he gets the ball near the edge of the penalty box, but his shooting let's it down.
Imagine Ruben Neves receiving the ball in such areas, he would smash it into one of the top corners.

2.) 02 Mar 2021 07:18:30
Sorry Eric but I'm going to disagree with you here.

On this site we talk about changing our minds and Fred has changed mine. I was dead set against him in a Utd shirt but he has improved immensely and is now playing some excellent forward passes in every game. Of course there is the odd loose one but Pogba is probably more guilty and he gets lorded for his passing.

Against Chelsea Fred was fairly anonymous but so was the whole team. For the few matches before that I thought he really stood out.

He has obviously been working hard in training which is no surprise given his commitment on the pitch.

I still think Utd need a quality addition in the centre of midfield but I'm OK with Fred being one of the pool of rotating players.

Good on him. I hope he continues to improve.

3.) 02 Mar 2021 08:15:12
I like how this site can evolve around an episode of MOTD and pundit opinion. Shearer lavishes praise on Fred, Carragher says we need a CF more than anything. The next day Fred is the best thing since Toblerone and we need a CF more than anything.

4.) 02 Mar 2021 09:52:10
Not really spenno. I didn't know Shearer had praised Fred but I am able to form my own opinion based on what I see.

5.) 02 Mar 2021 11:00:49
If we had a Grealish or a Maddison in the team I fdont think Fred would make the team unless there was someone injured . We need someone to carry the ball to the forward wares and he is not the one.

6.) 02 Mar 2021 12:05:07
So you would play grealish or Maddison as holding midfielder?


7.) 02 Mar 2021 13:02:27
Fred is a player who divides opinion, I even have a divided opinion of him. He took a while to adjust when he joined the club, which often makes a player less "liked" or valued by the majority of fans who want everything immediately.

In some aspects he is excellent, his harrying, work rate and ability to win back possession in midfield is excellent. The issue is what he does with it when he wins it back. As likely to give the ball straight back as he is to play a good pass.

I think he is much improved, and an excellent squad player. But the reality is we will never compete at the highest level with a player in midfield who gives the ball away as much as he does.

8.) 02 Mar 2021 14:06:40
That’s exactly the point I’m making Shappy et al. When he plays he’s quite a central figure in how we go about a match. Sadly that’s a good and bad thing. He’s great at breaking up play, getting on the ball, and brings such energy to the team. Sadly once he gets the ball he does nothing with it.

9.) 02 Mar 2021 15:23:28
But Eric, that's something he has massively improved. I think you can see he has been working with Carrick because recently he has been making some excellent defence splitting passes.

Maybe he can keep improving?

On the point of giving the ball away; I don't have the stats but I bet Pogba and Bruno give the ball away more.

Shappy, I agree Utd won't win much with him as first choice but I think he has a lot to offer as a squad player and I don't mean just getting 5 or 6 games a season.

Grealish and Maddison as holding midfielders is an interesting concept. It would certainly make for an attacking line up. Kev Keegan would love it!



24 Feb 2021 23:00:53
Really looking forward to the second leg. Like these games a lot as great opportunity to see some players we've been wanting to see get a chance get some minutes:

Henderson, Mata, Amad, Martial (needs a goal or two badly), James again, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Telles etc.


1.) 25 Feb 2021 06:31:50
Looking forward as well Eric. I would love to see all of the newly promoted players get some minutes.

Martial has been offered enough chances this season and hasn't impressed. He's looking like one of those players who has all the talent but doesn't seem to have the mentality to become the best.

It was only last season that Martial/ Rashford were competing and going head to head to be the top goal scorer in the team and now they seem to have lost that competitive edge.

2.) 25 Feb 2021 07:15:06
Ditto. I’d like to see Mason play tonight. Like Martial he could do with a goal or two to lift his confidence. I think we’ll see one of Amad or Shola start (probably Amad) and hope to see Ethan Galbraith get some game time what with us currently being short of fit first team players in his position.

3.) 25 Feb 2021 10:53:47
I actually think Greenwood is in decent form. Last season he was just banging goals in but actually offered little else to the team. This season the number of goals has dropped but his team work is much better and he is a more rounded footballer.

He is still capable of scoring goals, and he is still out most natural finisher, but now he is helping the team score more goals with his positioning and team play.



06 Feb 2021 12:12:01
Hi Ed - OGS suggesting Pogba may sign a new deal today. PR games from the manager or any truth in the matter in your view?


{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea whether he will sign a new contract today. Sorry.}

1.) 06 Feb 2021 13:47:03
Thanks Ed. Seems neither does he. This’ll rumble on.

2.) 06 Feb 2021 16:16:07
I don't see why Pogba would sign a new deal. He, his agent and his family have all stated his preference to move to another club. United have turned down approaches for him from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. Much to Pogba's annoyance.

This summer he'll have a year on is contract with the option of moving this summer for a fee, or in the summer of 2022 when he'll be 29 for a free and a huge signing on fee, probably something in the region of 40m, but that's just speculation.

So his options are move this summer, move next summer and pocket a fortune, or sign a new deal at the club that has refused to sell you and where you are unhappy.

This saga will rumble on as long as the club make his exit awkward.

3.) 06 Feb 2021 17:28:16
I’ll be glad when the pogba saga is finally over, good player on his day, but is he good enough to put up with all the drama he brings? (especially his agent) . If he plays well until the summer it would be smart to let him go and probably best for all parties.

4.) 06 Feb 2021 17:07:53

5.) 06 Feb 2021 23:17:09
he will probably sighn because nobody else wants him.



11 Oct 2020 10:24:11
So the latest comments by Evra are that OGS May have lost the dressing room by appointing Maguire as club captain.

Couple of points on this:
- seems to be a recurring theme with whoever is in charge with our squad. Time to ship all of the rotten apples out ASAP
- if this is really causing the squad to down tools, they really are a bunch of over hyped prima donnas.

My guess is there are good players in that squad totally baffled by what their manager and coaches are trying to do.


1.) 11 Oct 2020 10:37:19
I think its pretty much consensus now that you can't just ship out a large chunk of the squad, we can't even give away jones and rojo for goodness sake lol.

If ole really has lost the dressing room (which i doubt) then he will end up getting the chop, that's just modern football, the manager is much more disposable those 'rotten apples' you refer to.

On Maguire i think most fans were consistent in the opinion that it was too soon for him to be appointed permanent captain. I didn't understand the rush to be honest, its not cricket the captain hardly does anything apart from a ceremonial coin toss. It would have made much more sense to just have a temporary captain (de gea or matic) .

Between 2006-2014 we basically had the captaincy on rotation between van de sar, ferdinand, vidic, evra, giggs, scholes and gary neville, hardly adversely affected us.

Now we have the most expensive defender in the world as captain making him pretty much undroppable no matter how poorly he plays.

On a side note, does anyone actually know why he fouled shaw for the first goal last week, i remember him hugging AWB on a corner against southampton last season which led to us conceding. Is he genuinely colour blind?

2.) 11 Oct 2020 10:59:39
Could he be a double agent DSG? 😂.

3.) 11 Oct 2020 11:45:27
When i used to play at primary school the coach/ teacher used to award the captains armband to the "man of the match" from the previous game. Maybe we should try it if they are acting like 7 year olds 😂😂.

4.) 11 Oct 2020 11:59:34
My worry is that Bruno spoke out against the bluffers and it was him that got subbed, we need more of Bruno's character in our dressing room not being subbed off for wanting better. I worry Bruno will say sod this ameuterish set up get me out of here, have seen enough of Donny to know he's of Bruno ilk also and apparently agent already piping up.

5.) 11 Oct 2020 15:35:28
The captain in cricket does a whole lot than a captain in football.
So many times captains making bowling changes or field changes directly affect the match.

6.) 11 Oct 2020 17:12:35
Some DC on twitter suggested Ole won't be sacked but will rather step aside for a new man to take over.

We will see, either way I am with the rumoured players in thinking the coaches have no idea what they are doing.

7.) 11 Oct 2020 17:24:43
Twitter. don't you just love it 😷😷.

8.) 11 Oct 2020 17:44:25
I don't think we have collected bad characters which want to outlast managers and don't play for him because they are bad characters of dislike him. Why this is not the case with other clubs? They only buy "angels"?

The problem is they don't enjoy football with Ole and the same was with Mourinho. They don't believe in Ole and his methods and they don't see a platform to close the gap.

So its not about they dislike the manager, its rather they don't believe in him and they question his methods and his choices. Which means it is matter of time before he goes.

9.) 11 Oct 2020 20:00:20
Most of us seem to think he's a bit clueless and we can't tell what he's trying to do so I'm not surprised if the players are the same.

10.) 12 Oct 2020 00:40:53
IF this is the case then Ole needs to prove himself and be strong enough to drop those players. He is the manager, not the captain. That can be his way of showing who the bad apples are. It may not work but it does send the correct message to the players and to us as fans as to who wants to be here and play football and not be involved in politics.

11.) 12 Oct 2020 13:15:51
Doesn't that take us back to the virus days. Players are an asset with a value, managers are not and will be moved on first.




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05 May 2021 20:16:07
Or get a free drink at the bar.




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18 Apr 2021 08:08:54
Bailly needs to leave. Never fit and never going to be good enough as he can’t string 5 games together.

Give Tuanzebe a bigger role and replace Jones and Bailly.




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17 Apr 2021 23:39:45
Because if he’s that good and if he thinks he’s that good himself, he’ll join and win that position as his own and leave less talented players to join clubs not as big as Man Utd.




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07 Apr 2021 21:48:59
Romero is very handsomely paid to sit on a bench every week.




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06 May 2021 22:45:48
And yet we win a semi final comfortably and still moaning.




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06 May 2021 22:44:50
And yet we win comfortably.




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05 May 2021 20:20:52
Thought this was a good post AJH despite Ed2 comments above. Kind of sums it all well. Despite all this the owners, potential investors etc all know we love Utd and will continue to support the team. End of.


{Ed0666's Note - I thought AJH summed up my thoughts sisinctly in his 4th paragraph and if everything posted on here since the whole ESL/protest fiasco that paragraph nailed it for me.
The Glazers are incredulous at vitriol leveled at them from Malcolm ownership to now. They don’t understand why? Because their ideology is give the fans are competitive team and funds. Which they’ve done for the most part of their tenure. If you were winning trophies for the last 8 years who would care if you’re roof leaks and you’re training ground is only the fifth nicest in the premiership.



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05 May 2021 00:11:38
That’s exactly the point Herrera.

£4bn purchase will require some serious return on capital - the Glazers have run the club poorly - but they are more guilty of employing the wrong people to run the club rather than destroying t’s heritage etc. The club has neglected the football side for too long and my hope is they listen in terms of stadium, facilities, football infrastructure.

If the club is sold, it will become even more commercial in my opinion.




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02 May 2021 22:21:47
Can’t support criminals kicking doors in, Breaking and entering and slashing coppers. **** bags. They don’t represent me or my club. It’s football.