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10 Dec 2021 13:15:22
Hi Ed hope you're well - any potential suitors for Anthony Martial in light of his agent's recent comments?


{Ed002's Note - He is being offered around.}

1.) 11 Dec 2021 09:59:28
Hard to believe clubs aren’t queuing up for him!

2.) 11 Dec 2021 11:31:45
Likely asking price and his obscene wages will put off plenty of suitors.

He is not exactly a safe bet for any club.

3.) 11 Dec 2021 15:04:59
Can’t see anything beyond a loan this January for him.

4.) 11 Dec 2021 15:09:51
Ronaldo to Real rumours gathering pace too….



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.




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07 Dec 2021 21:49:21
I'm really looking forward to tomorrows game. I think Ralf will rotate a little, and good chance for under utilised players to make their claim. Donny, Jesse etc all in theory should work under his regime so let's see.

Keen to see how Mason and Rashford react to him too. Martial? Sadly injured but if he can add workload to his game we have a superstar there.


1.) 07 Dec 2021 23:28:07
Eric, agree on all apart from martial, I think we're flogging a dead horse there. I can fully appreciate some players trying their hardest but are simply not good enough. However, Martial is the worst sort of player as he has all the attributes to be a great player, but he never gives anywhere near enough. I think Rangnick will soon find out and the end could be very close for Martial.

2.) 08 Dec 2021 07:31:41
Eric, how long has martial been with us? And you still think there's a superstar there ?.

3.) 08 Dec 2021 07:44:02
Angel you never know with a run of games he will be the best in the world? I wonder where that poster is nowadays? probably boring everybody down the pub.

4.) 08 Dec 2021 09:19:15
Martial has all the talent to be a top player, but sadly he is lacking a little between the ears.

He just doesn't have the mentality to be a top player, he isn't prepared to put in the hard yards, and he crumbles under pressure.

This is his 7th season with us, 3 more and he's due a testimonial, and we are still talking about him as "potential" and waiting for him to have that breakout season.

Time to let him leave, he's one of those players who'll look class playing for a mid-table or Europa League level club. Somewhere like Arsenal would be a good fit for him. He'll play every week with no competition for his place, he'll never play in high pressure games. In the off chance he does make it to a final he'll almost certainly be playing for the underdogs, so will have little real pressure.

5.) 08 Dec 2021 10:58:09
Sports psychologist coming, a new manager with actual tactics who can tell him hat he needs to do…. never say never.

6.) 08 Dec 2021 11:45:26
Eric, you can never say never, but I think Martial's time at the club is drawing to a close.

7.) 08 Dec 2021 12:24:48
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll shed no tears when both and Pogba leave, but stranger things have happened.

8.) 08 Dec 2021 12:40:50
I agree Eric. none of us holding our breath but there is a player in there. just not trying to get out.

9.) 08 Dec 2021 13:50:14
Im going to say never; martial will never be a good player. He's too lazy and one dimensional.

Isnt he on £350k a week or something stupid?

10.) 08 Dec 2021 14:06:33
MancMan, he's Joel Glazer's favourite player apparently, which goes some way to both explain his obscene wages as well as our clear lack of footballing knowledge at the top.

11.) 08 Dec 2021 16:29:16
I think he might rotate a lot more than just a little, hopefully no players that played last weekend or next weekend start, they need a full week of training.



02 Nov 2021 22:48:01
Entertaining tonight in terms of scoreline. Performance as disjointed as ever.

Ronaldo is simply the best ever.

Maguire is simply not.


1.) 02 Nov 2021 23:24:53
Could've left it at 'simple' for Maguire.



04 Oct 2021 15:06:04
Let's assume OGS only had weeks/ months left.

Who's your pick to replace him. One, realistic name only. I'll start and still go with Pochettino as think he can be persuaded to get out of PSG.


1.) 04 Oct 2021 15:19:08

2.) 04 Oct 2021 15:27:01

3.) 04 Oct 2021 15:31:23
Potter has shown himself to be an excellent coach who improves not only players but teams. Inexperience may be a risk at a club of United's size with a squad full of egos but I wouldn't be disappointed if we ended up with him.

I've always had a soft spot for Lucien Favre's sides who are generally a really good watch.

I still reckon Conte and Zidane would likely be the front runners. Conte doesn't generally produce the most entertaining teams and he falls out with the board but he'd get the club back to winning ways. Zidane did incredibly well at Real but strangely still seems a risk despite his success.

4.) 04 Oct 2021 15:40:01
From Harry to Graham.

5.) 04 Oct 2021 15:46:34
Quite honestly I really would not want Poch, although he would be better then Ole that goes without saying and he would bring his own coaches with him so means our laughing boys would be gone too, so maybe yeah …go for that, he will be sacked at PSG soon anyway and ZZ in there.

6.) 04 Oct 2021 16:13:07
Ten Hag or Claudio Raneri.

7.) 04 Oct 2021 16:19:08
The same poch who has never won a trophy and is just after losing to Rennes 2-0, while failing to register a single shot on goal with an attack of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe.
The same poch who came 2nd in the French farmers league last season?

Honest to god, lunatics running the asylum these days.
Ye criticise Ole but love Poch. Where's the difference, if ones a pe teacher so is the other.

{Ed014's Note - Poch did lose a final rather than a semi ?

8.) 04 Oct 2021 16:29:04
PSG don't seem to be doing too bad this season. 6 points clear in Ligue 1 already and just beat our champions Man City, quite comprehensively.

Poch is far from a PE teacher. Anyone with half a brain knows that he is a good coach.

9.) 04 Oct 2021 16:43:09
Poch Is a good coach where I think his downfall comes is dealing with superstars and big egos, that’s what I think will also happen at PSG with him.

He was doing great at Spurs when they were mainly kids and no big ego’s at that time, once they all started to think they were about to win everything and were superstars the wheels started to fall off.

That’s where I believe he let's himself down in becoming an elite coach, but he is ahead of Ole that’s for sure by a country mile…… would PSG swap Poch for Ole not a chance, Would PSG like a bigger name coach then Poch…. most certainly it’s all about PR for PSG.

10.) 04 Oct 2021 16:51:01
Just watch us try and grab Southgate or failing that it’ll be zidane for the big name.

Potter is doing great with Brighton, but I think he needs to move up one more level to show what he can do before he gets one of the top jobs. One to keep an eye on perhaps.

I’d love ten Haag. Ajax have a similar philosophy in terms of attacking football and bringing through younger players, something he’s proved to be good at so far.

11.) 04 Oct 2021 16:58:46
Potter (hugely influenced by Ed 001's article) or ten Haag. Wildcard Marcelo Gallardo.

12.) 04 Oct 2021 17:02:15
I really like the style of play that managers like Potter, Rose and Marsch play. Yet I think they are all a little too inexperienced for a club United's size. Especially as the club isn't best set up to support managers and expects them to do everything on their own, even when being undermined occasionally.

For that reason I think we need someone with a little more experience and understanding. My pick would be either Erik Ten Hag or Ralf Rangnick. Both play good football, both more experienced, both have had jobs above that of a mere manager which should make negotiating the tricky behind scenes at United a little easier.

That said I expect the club to go down the route of "who's the biggest name currently unemployed" which means it'll be either Conte or Zidane currently. I actually think Conte might turn us down if approached. He only wants jobs where he can be a success, and he is no mug, a few conversations with Woodward will give Conte the measure of the club and he might just choose to sit tight until a better job opportunity comes along.

13.) 04 Oct 2021 17:12:33
Brendan Rodgers. Get your heads past the Liverpool connection. Excellent coach, all his teams have played good football, made some excellent signings on limited money, good team around him. But can you get your head past the Liverpool connection?

14.) 04 Oct 2021 17:14:31
Caolan that is a huge worry, Southgate in for Ole, no one in the world could be that cruel to united fans to let that happen…. Pleeeasssssssse No.

15.) 04 Oct 2021 21:31:39
Rodgers is a good shout if your looking at epl experience Big club experience got very close with Liverpool won the Cup at Leicester did what he had to do at celtic i think he is a very good coach.
There are question marks as there are over most candidates but if have no objection.

16.) 05 Oct 2021 06:42:33
Managing United isn't just about ability, its having the resilience to cope with the pressure week in week out, something Ole does quite well.

Shappy I'm sorry but Ten Hag looks like he might be off to Barca, and Ralf you would have to ask why hasn't he been picked up by another club since leaving RB.



29 Sep 2021 22:32:52
Ronaldo needs to get a sponsorship from Polyfilla papering over the biggest cracks we've seen in years.

This management reminds of when Souness was in charge at Liverpool in the 90s.


1.) 29 Sep 2021 22:42:27
Him and ddg. Cavani changed the whole team.

2.) 29 Sep 2021 22:52:19
Ddg 9.5-10
Dalot 2-10
Telles 6-10
Varane 6-10
Lindelof 5-10
Mctom 4-10
Pogba 3-10
Mason 4-10
Sancho 5-10
Ronaldo 8-10
Cavani 9-10
Matic 7-10
Lingard fred not enough time. Good assist by Jesse.

3.) 29 Sep 2021 22:56:23
More like Hodgson dude.

4.) 29 Sep 2021 23:21:43
Bruno 4-10.

5.) 29 Sep 2021 23:55:08
Fantastic game, enjoyed that. Good subs by Ole, changed the game. Fred, matic, cavani, jesse all contributed and kept the momentum.

I thought their back 5 played very well, capoue also, and they are no mugs. I know everyone wants to say we should be walking that game, but not many walk any game against them.

I think this team will get better and better. McT was better after looking rusty at the weekend. Sancho looked more dangerous, he is going to keep getting better. Obviously 3 players out from our back 4 effected our defense and Ville went after dallot - this was a game that wan Bissaka would have been useful for.

Ronny is a gem. This season is going to be a blessing watching these guys.

6.) 30 Sep 2021 01:11:01
Ken you clearly never watched the game . Worst player on the pitch by a million miles was Ronaldo closely followed by Dalot . Ole deserves a little bit of credit because all his subs did well Cavani in particular is fantastic, however he deserves most credit for leaving Ronaldo on because he should of been hooked. Didn’t run, didn’t show, did absolutely nothing then does that at the end which is incredible! Cavani showed in that 20 minutes what leading the line and setting an example is all about!
Well done to the players for sticking at it against a good team ?⚫️.

7.) 30 Sep 2021 04:14:13
DodgyBanter, yes we overcame a mighty Villareal?.

If you enjoyed that game as a neutral then fine otherwise our performance was just not good enough. We were lucky to get all 3 points.

I really don't see us winning anything with performances like that because you can get away with it maybe a couple of times in a season but not all the time.

8.) 30 Sep 2021 05:53:19
Dodgy you were watching the United game, right?
We were so poor- disjointed headless chickens at times.
I try and stay positive most times but on another day we would of been pasted.

{Ed014's Note - I read his post with disbelief, there’s supporting your team and all that but that was just so left field it was untrue.

What is it you guys call it, bolloxology?

Anyone else I’d have thought, sarcasm at its finest.

9.) 30 Sep 2021 06:14:07
I thought it was sarcasm too Ed but then I read the name. Reminded me of jred ???.

It was a pathetic performance. Ronaldo bailing us out. But Villareal could have been 5 up before Ronaldo even touched the ball 5 times bit for De Gea and some "dodgy" finishing. And if that performance makes someone believe that we will win anything, their head needs a wobble. I mean an ex Watford midfielder was telling us how to play ball, totally ridiculous.

On a positive side, i saw a glimpse of coaching from Ole at around the 93rd minute mark when he told fred to move forward????. that's the limit of his involvement because the hands went back into the pockets next second.

{Ed014's Note - it was surreal for sure ?

10.) 30 Sep 2021 06:42:19
Think dodgy point was Villarreal are no mugs, they are tough to beat, have they played 9 this season and drew 8? They are a tough nut to crack . However there are some players who haven’t painted themselves in glory, all the subs contributed to the win so good on them ?.

11.) 30 Sep 2021 07:12:39
Chris, Ronaldo had 0 service.
We are not creating enough as a team. The system is awful.

12.) 30 Sep 2021 12:12:36
I can only assume Dodgy was swept up in the excitement of the last minute winner, as poor as the performance was I certainly can say I enjoyed last night, the atmosphere at OT when that winner went in is what football should be about.

Villareal must have been devastated not to get the win after how well they played and the away game against them will be tough but we needed that 3 points to kickstart our campaign and hopefully find some momentum.

We need a good performance on Saturday now, although good performances seem few and far between.

13.) 30 Sep 2021 07:43:59
ED014 I think Dodgy may well be just taking the P…. He got to be right?

{Ed014's Note - it’s just his opinion mate, I just thought it was the polar opposite of the game I watched but DB is invariably positive about his team.



25 Sep 2021 19:08:02
One thing is for sure. With supporters back at Old Trafford this season, remains to be seen how long it will take the remaining goodwill towards OGS turns into boos. Let alone the dressing room being lost sooner rather than later.

Our home form last season was appalling - and two 1-0 defeats against mid table sides in a week shows not much improvement.


{Ed014's Note - I didn’t think we’d played you yet! ??

1.) 25 Sep 2021 19:38:32
It is early season Eric, and we often see some dodgy results at this time of year. Look at the table, we are lucky everyone else is dropping points too.

I hope this is just a case of the team needing to figure out how to play together. Greenwood scored lots of crucial goals last season, but today he could have looked to pick someone out a couple of times.

Bad day at the office.

2.) 25 Sep 2021 19:41:13
Ole and the coaches are a disgrace to the club.
The fans at Old Trafford have gone home watching 0 goals scored in the last 2 games.

What a waste of attacking talents without knowing to use them.

3.) 25 Sep 2021 19:42:45
Love it ED.

DB - it’s virtually the same team!

{Ed014's Note - ???

4.) 25 Sep 2021 19:54:47
Bad day at the office Dodgy……maybe they would be better working from HOME.

5.) 25 Sep 2021 20:15:25
Bad day at the office today, bad day at the office mid week and bad day at the office last mid week. Already 3 bad days and we haven't finished Sept yet. Will the Ole lovers take their heads out of his backside to see the reality or is it too much for ask for? I don't even feel like turning up to watch us anymore.

6.) 25 Sep 2021 21:06:01
Bad at the office for more than 3 years? How long can these bad days continue?

{Ed014's Note - according to Shappy, pretty much for ever




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18 Jan 2022 18:10:07
Agreed. Time for him to go and give Donny the games. Can’t be any worse.




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14 Jan 2022 22:47:16
Reminds me of when we brought in Ben Foster. Good - just not good enough.




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14 Jan 2022 08:46:33
DDG has been our best player by a country mile this season. Don’t get the Henderson love in. He did ceded soft goals and hardly inspires confidence. He can kick better and that’s about it.




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09 Jan 2022 08:39:00
Cool thanks Ed.




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08 Jan 2022 23:58:25
If you were a betting man/ woman Ed2, who would you say will be appointed as next manager?


{Ed002's Note - There is no final agreement with anyone at this time but the preferred target will likely be unchanged.}




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17 Jan 2022 10:41:55
Potter should h stay at Brighton a while longer. Good club, with a good infrastructure, owners and fan base. Let him build on that and see where he takes them.




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15 Jan 2022 18:12:23
I don’t see why RR would he backed in the market unless we have identified and secured our next manager and he’s happy with the signings?




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15 Jan 2022 11:05:10
Your points on Conte are fair Shappy. We don’t need more volatility in the dressing room - Mr Mourinho proved that. The point on the squad though is pure hyperbole.

4-5 good players in and 5-6 out and you’d see a huge improvement - the midfield needs serious work - once that’s done you’ll find the attackers have more freedom and the defence has more cover. Right now teams are easily cutting through exposing the major flaws in Maguire’s game - lack of pace and mobility. Everyone else is so injury prone - we can rarely
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14 Jan 2022 22:48:22
Conte is a slightly newer version of Mourinho. Not for me.




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14 Jan 2022 08:47:47
I do love a tongue in cheek message.

I’d not be wasting two starting spots to “unlock” a player who isn’t actually that good.