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18 May 2019 08:44:45
Ed I was wondering if you could provide an update on our alleged interest in De Ligt? Mixed reports with some saying he would take a Champions League hit for a season to become the face of our rebuild.


{Ed004's Note - I would be disappointed if we were not interested but I think he is Barcelona bound}

1.) 18 May 2019 09:24:21
Ed, Is he that good? If we were going for a young defender, don't you think Milenkovic, Dias or Skrinar would be best? .

{Ed004's Note - I dont think Skriniar is good enough on the ball for what he would cost. Milenkovic seems a good and realistic target. I havent seen enough of Ruben Dias but I worry that from what ive seen hes more suited to right cb which is where Lindelof (especially), Smalling and Bailly prefer playing. Ideally we would sign one of De Ligt, Koulibaly or Romanagli but that will be hard to accomplish}

2.) 18 May 2019 10:50:59
Koulibaly will be the one for me and i think he would have the same type of effect as Van Dijk. I think De ligt will be more suited to City or Barcelona and i don't know much about Romanagli.

3.) 18 May 2019 11:07:36
Both Koulibailly and Romagnoli are on my list of players I hope we sign this year.

4.) 18 May 2019 12:22:13
Giggsy they would be my two choices as well, both would add steel to our defence. KK is said to be happy where he is though.

5.) 19 May 2019 10:43:34
I’d love to have De Ligt he’s unbelievable. I watched one of their games when I went to Amsterdam and Ajax were so comfortable with him at the back they all went forward and he stayed back on his own. He drills players when needed and if anyone saw they’re celebration just look at his speech. The kid for me is the full package and I’d take him in a heartbeat.

6.) 20 May 2019 09:25:44
Agreed Gazza. He has all the attributes to be the first choice CB for the next 10 years. The only negative is his agent being Raiola.



17 May 2019 18:53:50
Wonder what the future holds for Ronaldo now Allegri is leaving?

Pogba for Ronaldo swap anyone? 🙈.


1.) 17 May 2019 19:09:46
Not a chance.

2.) 17 May 2019 19:29:39
Still clinging on to your man crush Fresh 😀.

3.) 17 May 2019 20:27:41
Absolutely 😂 need a winner in this squad somewhere!

4.) 17 May 2019 20:28:08
Experienced, very professional, knows the club, the language. Tempting.

5.) 17 May 2019 20:35:33
Sell rashford, Lukaku and Martiql and Ronaldo will score the same amounts goals as all of them combined but i think if we weree going to go for him then we shouldve gone for him instead of Sanchez.

Its too late now and he is getting on a bit! .

6.) 17 May 2019 21:39:01
He needs to win the europa cup for the full set😂.

7.) 18 May 2019 12:01:12
People don't get sarcasm.

8.) 19 May 2019 06:56:17
I've found it hard to convey sarcasm in text mort, people just assume you must be an idiot! 😂.



06 May 2019 13:30:05

What is the likelihood of Martial leaving this summer? I'd like to see the back of him if I'm honest, although his new contract must have a massive wage which will make impossible to get rid of.


{Ed002's Note - I have no way of measuring likelihood but it might be difficult to find a buyer as the club are likely to ask a significant fee. He has been offered to one side who rejected the idea without even asking about a fee.}

1.) 06 May 2019 13:57:51
Given rashford and lukakus struggles up front on their own this season, i think we will see martial tried up front next season.

Obviously has to improve on his work rate but plenty there for Solskjaer to work with.

Plenty at the club that should be out of the door before him such as the chuckle brothers or the professional dog breeder.

2.) 06 May 2019 16:12:26
Dunno why they keep offering dross 4 or 5 year deals, and over price the contract so they can't move elsewhere.

3.) 06 May 2019 16:14:31
Based on what DSG. What's the reluctance to sell Martial based on?

4.) 06 May 2019 16:46:27
Mort, he is the best finisher at the club and has the best goal per 90 min ratio out of all our forwards.

With a team that seems to find goalscoring extremely difficult i don't think we should be getting rid of a goalscorer.

5.) 06 May 2019 16:48:36
Also lukaku and the dog walker should be out before martial. Especially the dog walker he has done absolutely nothing at this club.

6.) 06 May 2019 17:09:48
I have a feeling we get rid of Pogba and Sanchez might come good. The issue with sanchez was that we had two big egos in one team but atleast Sanchez works hard but just hasn't work3d well for him where as Pogba is just a lazy man and wants things on a plate for him.

7.) 06 May 2019 18:02:54
He puts in zero effort though and is still sulking about a shirt number. No good being able to finish if you can't be arsed to get in position.

8.) 06 May 2019 18:10:03
sanchez has been tried in numerous positions, last january martial and rashford were moved out of that left wing position to accommodate him when they were playing well there.

He sods off to chile evey chance he gets when he is “injured”. Also He is the highest paid player at the club, seems like he's the one who has had everything on a plate for him.

But just because he runs around like a headless chicken without the ball he gets a free pass.

Getting rid of him would solve a lot of our issues.

9.) 06 May 2019 19:35:37
Name one thing that lukaku is poor at. Apart from his touch, workrate, heading, movement and finishing, name one thing, DSG.

{Ed025's Note - love it sepp..

10.) 06 May 2019 20:24:56
Who's giving Sanchez a free pass? He'd be first out the door for me. If I was running the club I'd pay up his contract and bounce him out.

11.) 07 May 2019 11:14:33
While it’s hard to know the real story, as all we get are media reports, various sources seem to suggest that Pogba is the root of a lot of attitude problems in the dressing room, due to his dominant personality, use of self-promotion and less than committed attitude:




Perhaps these players might improve if Pogba (the “virus”, according to Jose) goes.

12.) 07 May 2019 16:46:24
Wallace, I can see how those all might be connected.

I am also starting to see rashford attitude change too.

13.) 07 May 2019 20:34:10
Sanchez is an absolute loaner. Doesn’t buy into the culture of any club. Extremely selfish. No interest in anyone or thing but himself. That was the words of Arsenal legend Bob Wilson my mates Godfather. John is also quite an in the know sports journalist.

14.) 10 May 2019 21:43:16
Out Pogba, buy Declan Rice.



21 Apr 2019 11:48:55
Is there any interest in Lula Jovic from United Ed?


{Ed002's Note - No, and I really don't want any random names thrown up.}

1.) 21 Apr 2019 17:54:20
How about 11 or 13 players all together. Absolutely shambolic against Everton. Cleary 5 or 6 players not interested in playing for our club. If de gea and pogba want to go. Let them. There are players out there as good if not better. still a mistake in my opinion appointing Ole, until we know where he could have taken this season. We need a major overhaul throughout the squad. get rid of the players who don't care . Stop Woodward being a commercial whore. At this rate the producers of cheese triangles would not want our name on their product.
Embarrassing simply embarrassing.

2.) 21 Apr 2019 19:28:20
Right, but at the moment they are still raking in millions a year, while this is possible with this squad or set up, they won't change. and why would they

Spend silly money on silly players to maximise revenue, where United finish is of no interest to them, until it starts to affect the bottom line, at the moment it isn't, so Woodward gets to carry on, bringing in sponsors, some really laughable sponsors and the Glazers rake it in.

They are superb businessmen and you cannot fault them for that.
But they are in the business to make money and that doesn't come from attendance at games. and you can't blame them for that. we can't say they haven't renivested, as they have spent millions on players. just not the right players for the right reasons.

They are not sports people, they are buying companies, reaping as much as they can, then getting rid.

If United fans want a glimpse of the future, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, guys.

3.) 21 Apr 2019 21:31:53
Are they superb businessmen?

4.) 21 Apr 2019 22:07:39
Olly Gonner has no idea of how to coach. No idea of tactics. No ideas at all, it seems. Get rid. Rubbish.

5.) 21 Apr 2019 22:18:46
It's hard to see how they're going to get out of this now. We have a very high payroll and are up against FFP regulations, we have a number of players who are unsellable because of their high wages. We are not going to be in the Champions League, and there's no reason to think next season will be any better whatever happens in the transfer market. We have not progressed at all in 5 years.

Are they good businessmen? They were certainly lucky. SAF could have left 10 years earlier and the success could have dried up leaving the debt un-repayable. They could not have known for sure how lucrative the TV rights might become or the revenue from sponsorships. Right now we may be looking at the moment they have maxed out from a financial perspective. Meanwhile Spurs made £120m on 60% of the revenues, while City and Liverpool are purring. It's been clear for years, the top players and managers are not impressed by United, and regard the structure as irredeemable. That's why Ole is the manager. No one else wanted the job. That's why we don't have a DOF. And that's why the best players are not coming to OT.

The day Woodward leaves is the day we might start to get our club back.

6.) 21 Apr 2019 22:25:32
Absolutely Mort.

Bought a team, leveraged it, so they spent very little of their own money and are raking in millions per year and when they sell will probably make a couple billion in profit.

I think that qualifies as pretty good business acumen.

7.) 21 Apr 2019 22:42:18
I still back Ole if the players aren't playing because a fourth place weakens their argument about moving on I say drop them. Let them sit and watch those who want to play for the shirt not just for the money.

8.) 24 Apr 2019 21:58:13
Watching the derby. pogba is an absolute disgrace. I hope we get rid of him. strolls around like a prancing hoss.
It's still Jose, s team, we run like maniacs for 20 mins, don't score then run out of ideas. hope Woodward shows some balls in the transfer window.
We should be 3rd by now 6 points clear of fourth.
Unreal as to what is happening at this club
. I'll give ole untill Christmas.
Then on we go in our search for yet another manager unless of course he has the balls to stand up to these so called superstars we have, and tells them to eff off out of the club. we are sinking faster than the titanic.



14 Apr 2019 16:10:17
Apologies if you have given your opinion before Ed002, but with your vast footballing brain I was wondering if you'd give your thoughts on what United need on the pitch for next season.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - (a) Suitable younger players to address those leaving:
David De Gea (G) wants out - but the club may block it
Antonio Valencia (RB)
Matteo Darmian (RB/LB)
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) not wanted
Ander Herrera (CM) wants more game time but club wants him to stay - will go to PSG
Paul Pogba (CM) wants out - but the club may block it
Juan Mata (RM/RW)
Alexis Sanchez (LW/F) there is no clear route to end the relationship

The club are looking at some fairly high-end and expensive players and will look to some of the emerging players at the club as well. The problem will be others looking at the same players and with several high-profile and well positioned (financially) sides looking at major rework, it will be even more difficult than usual. The club are likely to need a RB (e.g. Aaron Wan-Bissaka), CB (e.g. Milenkovic), CM (e.g. Rodrigo Hernandez), CM/AM (e.g Bruno Fernandes), RW/F (e.g. Douglas Costa) plus possibly a GK.}

1.) 14 Apr 2019 17:17:12
Ed would the club be open to a termination if there's no route out or would it be more likely pay most of his wage if they can find a interested party?

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not an option.}

2.) 14 Apr 2019 18:06:34
Thanks ed great info as always. Much appreciated.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 18:29:15
Fantastic Ed thank you.

Are the names you mentioned the most likely targets for each position?

{Ed002's Note - They are examples of players the club are interested in.}

4.) 14 Apr 2019 18:29:49
Thank you Ed.

5.) 14 Apr 2019 18:49:12
Looks like it could be a tough summer for the club with our two best players wanting out and the club finding it difficult to get rid of sanchez.

Couple that with bayern, real and Barcelona all looking to rebuild we very much could be picking from their leftovers.

I am sure all the posters on this site will take it in their stride and not go overboard lol.

6.) 14 Apr 2019 21:10:47
Ed don't worry about the Felix question. i just ch3cked on the european pages that he is most likely heading to Juve or Madrid and our interest is in Fernandes.

7.) 14 Apr 2019 21:08:22
Ed, Do we still hold interest in Felix or is he more likely to be heading towards Juve or another club?

{Ed002's Note - Yes there is an interest in him as an option but he is very expensive and there is serious interest from elsewhere.}

8.) 14 Apr 2019 21:27:37
I'd let the lot go. De Gea and Pogba have been as bad as they've been good this season.

I'm just not convinced the players we are targeting are good enough with exception of Wan Bissaka.

And based on the recent signings I have little confidence they will make the correct decisions.

I would rather see us give the youth a chance and supplement with top draw EPL players plus Saul.

9.) 14 Apr 2019 22:02:30
Ed who do you think would be the better option out of Felix or Fernandes as they both seem to be very expensive.

{Ed002's Note - I am not in a position to compare them.}

10.) 14 Apr 2019 22:40:25
Okay, Thanks Ed.

11.) 14 Apr 2019 23:04:04
Felix is extremely talented for a kid but still raw. His comparison is Kaka

Fernandes is likened to Frank Lampard. I think he be more ready than Felix. If Pogba goes I think we will push really hard for him.

Personally I rather we go someone like Eriksen if we going to spend a large sum. I wouldn't mind James Maddison either but I don't think he be coming straight away and starting.

Think it time to buy within the league again. All teams in Europe are demanding large money for their players. I rather we went back to buying proven players in the Premier League. It also weaken the other teams doing this.

12.) 15 Apr 2019 07:36:37
"The club are looking at some fairly high-end and expensive players and will look to some of the emerging players at the club as well"
- This has got me really excited.
I hope the sharkapod will be out this week.

13.) 15 Apr 2019 12:10:31
de gea is the only player that i would be fuming about if we sold but players come and go. as long as we get decent money to re invest.

Herrera wants more game time yet has played loads. game time is earnt not demanded.

14.) 15 Apr 2019 12:43:27
ed, do you know the reasons why dave wants out? be daft if we were to stop it, he can go for free next summer.

{Ed002's Note - The club won't give him what he wants to stay.}

15.) 15 Apr 2019 13:47:05
Thanks ed. hopefully this one can get sorted and he renews.

16.) 15 Apr 2019 16:18:14
Ed 002 thank you for the update hope you are well.
Of the 8 players you listed obviouslythe 3 out of contract will go on the summer unless they are renewed.
Is it possible or viable to shift them all in 1 window and replace them? Not withstanding the need it is a lot of churn.
Between 6 and 8 out would be my ideal but i didn't think it could happen that quickly. They wouldn't do it for the previous manager.
I suppose 4 or 5 new signings in complemented with a 2 or 3 youth promotions is possible a big ask in 1 window.

{Ed002's Note - As I said the club can block a couple from leaving - that leaves them with players who are unhappy at the club which is never good. Mata is getting older and wants playing time. It is not out of the question they will all go, but not all need replacing.}

17.) 15 Apr 2019 16:30:13
Thanks ed002
A significant clearout would be good imo.
If players want out i'm a firm believer in letting them go, as long as we can identify and procure good replacements.
An unhappy player can cause a lot of damage to squad morale and unity.
As well as the humane perspective.

18.) 15 Apr 2019 19:16:10
Some of those that are on that list barely play and contribute little when they do play so wouldn't really be missed. We can fill spaces for Valencia, rojo and Mata from the academy. Players like Herrera would need replacing.

19.) 16 Apr 2019 11:58:08
I think a wholesale cleariut is needed to sort out the haphazard transfers of recent years and to reset the wage structures obviously skewed by Sanchez maybe worst decision in recent years

Bring in youngsters who have the tight mentality and build up again

Pogba De Gea etc can go if they are becoming mercenary about wages.

20.) 16 Apr 2019 15:09:37
Maybe it's time to see how good are our young players on the fringe of the squad. I know you don't win anything with kids but they can't be worse than some of the bang average players we are hoping will move on.

21.) 16 Apr 2019 18:43:32
3-4 top quality players and supplement the rest of the squad with youth. Garner, Chong, Gomes and greenwood were superb last night for the 23s. Those 4 deserve more minutes and I’d rather them play ahead of some of the experienced players we have here who are just picking up a very hefty pay packet.

22.) 16 Apr 2019 21:09:14
Just promise me someone. That Ashley Young will be gone come the new season. You can not dilly dally on the ball against world class players like Barcelona have.
Felt sorry for Dave the save . He has saved us so many times. Want this season over with now .

23.) 17 Apr 2019 09:06:29
It’s surprising, while in one aspect I am happy that the club won’t pay silly money for someone to stay they’ve been happy enough to pay silly money on players that have not deserved it, yet with the best Gk around they won’t break k the bank to keep him, baffling, is this a case of they won’t give him what he wants full stop Ed or with the wages issue at the club they just can’t? Would like to think we are moving away from silly wages despite how I’d like him to stay on.

{Ed002's Note - The club has to be financially responsible with the wages.}




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17 Jun 2019 12:32:59
The transfer window is becoming increasingly dull as I get increasingly older. It's a circus show, a farce.

I can't wait for Pogba to leave, Lukaku too. They don't want to be here will therefore offer very little. No swap deals thanks, just cold hard cash so we can rebuild with players we want instead of rejects.

I'm delighted with the alleged change in direction. Daniel James could be a great success, is young and hungry to succeed. Maguire is a solid English defender, and Diop or Ruben Dias also appeals. Wan-Bissaka will be the next England right back for certain and Bruno Fernandes adds a very much needed goal threat from midfield.

Here's to leaving Twitter.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 13:17:37
I'm not sure why people get so caught up in it . We will sign who we sign regardless of what we as a fan would like .

2.) 17 Jun 2019 13:52:18
Might be worth reading the transfer news on Reddit instead of twitter, the guys over there are a good laugh and it's funny reading how excited they all get.



11 Jun 2019 19:17:20
Does anyone have any thoughts on what formation OGS will look to play next season? Presumably the players being bright in are designed to fit the system he has picked.


1.) 11 Jun 2019 20:11:01
I’m hoping that the focus on bringing in James and AWB means that we are going to play some variation of 4-5-1/ 4-3-3.

The diamond formation used toward the end of the season was a disaster, as it congested our play in the middle and isolated our fullbacks. With James being a classical winger, and AWB a more defensive oriented fullback, we should be able to add some real width to our play.

2.) 11 Jun 2019 20:46:46
1 goal keeper and 10 outfield players fresh.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 20:57:17
He's going for the Christmas pudding with Tonka, sorry Pogba, as the sixpence.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 21:14:14
Lee grant.

5.) 11 Jun 2019 21:34:45
Wrong post 😀.

6.) 12 Jun 2019 05:36:20
In breaking need
AWB and Dias will solve our defensive problems. This will allow OGS to radically dispense with the outdated practice of using a keeper. Thus allowing United to overload the midfield, dominate games and destroy the opposition.




19 May 2019 16:27:59
I really don't know what to make of the Bale rumours and I don't know if I'd want him here.

He is a world class game changer, no doubt. He's a potential role model for the younger players and would hopefully make Rashford and co realise that they aren't all that.

Having said that, he does have injury issues. Managed properly though and that lessens somewhat.

There seems to be no way back for him at Madrid, and he's never truly settled. We are realistically the only team that could afford him.

Sanchez and Lukaku to go with Bale coming in? Potentially playing in a free role behind Rashford?


{Ed004's Note - I would only want him on a loan with an option to buy which Im not sure why Madrid would accept. Purely because he would be a stop gap on the right side until we can persuade Sancho to sign next season. However his wages are a massive concern as we already have a problem with contract negotiations atm}

1.) 19 May 2019 16:35:17
I think there could be a huge wage surplus soon. Big clear out on the way.

{Ed004's Note - But we are struggling to get players signed to wages atm without overpaying already, Shaw, Martial and De Gea etc}

2.) 19 May 2019 17:04:30
Well the latest comments from both zidane and bale were interesting.

{Ed004's Note - Zidanes were but Bales are made up quotes}

3.) 19 May 2019 17:11:41
Bale settled incredibly well in Madrid. So well that he gets quite annoyed when the whole football thing gets in the way of his golfing and other cultural pursuits.

You’d think we’d have learned our lesson with Sanchez, but I’m sure Big Ed will be googled eyed at the big name. But for our fans to honestly think signing Bale is in any way a good idea is beyond dumb.

4.) 19 May 2019 17:19:10
I can imagine him saying something along those lines though.



19 May 2019 12:42:31
Typically Allegri becomes available this summer. If I was him I'd wait around tuntil Christmas when we will no doubt sack OGS.


1.) 19 May 2019 13:15:06
Ed002 has explained that we completely burned our bridges with him when we sacked LVG a year early.

2.) 19 May 2019 13:17:16
Read the posts fresh.

3.) 19 May 2019 14:02:32
I doubt he'd be successful here anyway. Not convinced.



18 May 2019 22:56:38
Odds on to sign Bale this summer at 8/ 15 with most bookies. Sanchez off the books and Bale in perhaps? Would love it to be a two year loan instead of a purchase. Madrid have done similar deals before.


1.) 19 May 2019 07:28:09
Avoid Bale like the plague.

2.) 19 May 2019 09:53:23
I know Bale is injury prone but he is an upgrade on what we have now and if we can get. £10m a season loan deal that would be good business.

3.) 19 May 2019 09:59:35
The only thing exchanging Sanchez for Bale would be freeing up a non-homegrown spot in the squad.

I don’t see Bale as an upgrade in sanchez right now. And he would bring the same problems with the wage structure and thus discontent in the dressing room.

Stear well clear I would say.

4.) 19 May 2019 10:58:20
Bale is absolutely an upgrade on Sanchez. Sanchez has done absolutely nothing. Zip. Bale would score 15+ goals a season.

I still wouldn’t take Bale personally, he’s too injury prone and most importantly the wages are astronomical.

But let’s not pretend Sanchez is better. He’s contributed zero.

5.) 19 May 2019 11:04:54
His wages would be astronomical. Injury prone aswell, so he would fit into the squad well. ;)

6.) 19 May 2019 11:55:45
Someone tell me how you would get a £60m+ asset for £10m a season when he's coming to the tail end of his career? Please!




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14 Jun 2019 19:27:24
I rate Maguire and think he has the attitude to make I at United. Hungry, hard working and talented.




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12 Jun 2019 17:42:08
Good night Vienna for Lukaku.




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09 Jun 2019 12:20:19
Love this to be true but I don’t see us paying over £50m for a fullback.




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24 May 2019 17:59:32
Good player, seems a real div. Bigger ego than Ronaldo but without his records.

Who creates a documentary called ‘the birth of a legend’ or whatever it was called.




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22 May 2019 17:29:08
I hope shirts are burned outside OT if Young becomes club captain. An insult to the club, fans and former greats.


{Ed001's Note - just remember to take it off first Fresh!}




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16 Jun 2019 19:18:01
Doesn’t want to be here? No doubt we will sign Dybala then, sigh.




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13 Jun 2019 07:52:56
I think there’s a real lack of quality forwards available.

Saw a link to Ben Yedder the other day, I’d like to see that happen.




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12 Jun 2019 17:43:48
Lukaku has an awful touch and lacks intelligence. He can’t be mentioned in the same paragraph as RVN.

I personally couldn’t care less if Lukaku is sold. He’s a bodybuilder, not a footballer.




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09 Jun 2019 12:21:30
Bale on loan would be a risk worth taking providing we had the option to terminate the deal.




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08 Jun 2019 18:00:46
Mata is a model professional, happy to have him around.