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04 Dec 2019 11:40:33
Excuse my ignorance but has the Ed put together a January transfer target post yet?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 04 Dec 2019 12:04:18
Might you have time this month Ed? Would be a great read.

{Ed002's Note - I will try Fresh!.}

2.) 04 Dec 2019 12:18:36
Hugely appreciated as always.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 12:23:13
One of my friend close to a football agent said we will push really hard for Declan Rice in the January window.

Hope Ed002 puts a sharkapod to genuinely know who our list of targets are and which amongst them will be practically possible.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 15:35:52
Really feel that would be a dumb move and another overpriced purchase.

Kalvin Phillips represents better value and has more about him.

5.) 04 Dec 2019 16:50:11
Rice is a cb playing in cm. I don't see him pulling up trees at West ham.

6.) 04 Dec 2019 17:09:31
Rice is an excellent young player, from a defensive view point he reads the game really well, and as an ex-defender his tackling, and timing of when to tackle is top notch. While he is also strong in the air and hard to knock off the ball and mobile. As a physical presence he can dominate the area in front of the CB's and offers a great shield in front of the back four.

However, as a side aspiring to reach back to the top level of world football is Declan Rice the sort of midfielder a top side will need every week?

Sure when up against another top side who'll have a fair bit of possession and who will look to get at your defence as often as possible he is a great player to have.

But against 90% of sides who will look to sit back and try and hit you on the counter, how useful is Rice?

On the ball he is good at recycling the ball but he doesn't offer much in the way of creative forward passing, he isn't the guy to set the tempo.

The type of player Declan Rice is, means he is the type of player we will only need 10-15 times a season. You don't spend 80m on a player like that.

While Kalvin Phillips isn't as good as a defensive shield in front of the back four (he's still pretty good), he offers much more to the team when in possession. Which when you consider he will likely cost half of what Rice would. He makes much more sense as a signing.

7.) 05 Dec 2019 11:42:26
As a midfield player rice has nothing on McTominay. I agree that he’s a Centre Half.



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.




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08 Jan 2020 07:46:17
Wanted to echo the comments of Andy Goldstein who said he isn't angry anymore, just sad.

The only players that can or could cut it here are De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Williams, McTominay, James, Martial, Rashford and Greenwood.

Look at our bench yesterday.

We need at least 6 starters: A partner for Maguire, two central midfielders, a centre forward, a number 10 and a right sided attacker (still) .

They don't have to cost the world and I'd love to see some shrewd buys.

Get poch in now - I almost hope we lose to Norwich.

The crowd has started to turn.


{Ed047's Note - I don’t really think anyone can argue with that Fresh

1.) 08 Jan 2020 08:16:59
agree with that fresh.

but we were set up for disaster when we didn't make the necessary signings in the summer.

ole was never going to succeed with the backing that was shown in the summer in terms of getting in the players we needed.

as you say look at our bench, who we bringing on to change the game.

we bring in poch he needs to be backed. Pointless changing managers again when its the same process every year.

2.) 08 Jan 2020 08:28:09
I never hope we lose fresh personally always going for a miracle.

3.) 08 Jan 2020 09:07:22
bolger no competent manager will allow players like lukaku or hererra leave without getting in a replacement. Also they will have some clue as to what tactic or style they want to play.

4.) 08 Jan 2020 10:14:57
Never hope to lose but it really is sad watching how the club is letting this happen.

5.) 08 Jan 2020 10:46:58
I find every time we sack a manager exciting as it gives me hope. Until they start and it’s the same as usual dross.

6.) 08 Jan 2020 11:01:10
do you really think ole has a say on who to keep and sell.

he was prob promised the club will try sign replacements but as usual its all about the books.

7.) 08 Jan 2020 11:01:21
Common Sense - was it really up to Ole to let Lukaku and Herrera go? For me Lukaku is in the same mould as Pogba, he was completely disinterested and wanted the move. The board seen 79 million pounds coming back from Inter and took the money. Herrera wanted a massive increase in wages and apparently the board didn't want to pay it, that isn't Ole's fault. Ole's is a yes man and had no say in it. I am not defending Ole by the way, he is completely out of his depth, we need a change. The whole club from top to bottom is embarrassing, an absolute laughing stock.

8.) 08 Jan 2020 12:01:03
Simo what exactly are you arguing here? bolger's point was that it isn't the manager who is at fault and changing manager wouldn't change much, which i disagree with as while even a competent manager won't win much with this lot, it won't be as shambolic as it is currently.

If ole is a yes man as you put it, then surely he is a big problem, and the reason lukaku wanted to leave was because ole didn't fancy him, and how exactly was he disinterested? i remember that psg game that got ole this job, lukaku worked as hard as anybody, not his fault ole didn't play him much. About hererra, a manager can force the board's hand, if the yes man had been a bit firm with his higher ups maybe hererra wouldn't have left.

9.) 08 Jan 2020 12:33:41
I agree ole is clueless but I'm telling you now. Any manager would struggle with that team.

Were 5th 5 points off 4th somehow.

10.) 08 Jan 2020 12:49:45
FRESH- agree with majority of your post except

"The only players that can or could cut it here are De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Williams, McTominay, James, Martial, Rashford and Greenwood. "

DDG -a delorean and a fax machine would fix him; not a fan, great shotstopper but distribution, crap, strength/ commanding his space at crosses, poor andover the last few seasons just doesn't seem up for it.
AWB work in progress agree but poor at both forward passing and crossing attempts
maquire, tuanzebe and williams exiting prospects with good sytems in place
mctominay- we are missing his drive and tenacity
james and greenwood definate potential.
Rashford didn't want to know last night and has shown signs that all is not happy? and martial injury prone, lazy and plays the same as pp, turns up 1 in 5 if we are lucky. OGS has no plan b and not sure about plan A tbh but he cannot shoulder the blame. A common denominator the last 6/ 7 year has been the infastructures poor quality and the recruitment in all departments but the coaching set up and staff apart from the manager is farcical.
City, pool etc have been slowly building a structure/ framework for success over a similar period putting pieces of the jigsaw in slowly BUT surely, identifying people required behind the scenes to deliver on the pitch; by comparison we have spent money by the bucket load but to paper over the cracks without preparing the foundation.
Last night was one of the worst team performances I have witnessed in 4 decades of support but I'll be there on saturday hoping for a result but i fear the rot is set in.

11.) 08 Jan 2020 12:54:20
Lukaku was not the answer, move on.



03 Dec 2019 11:39:31
I really have had enough now. I don't post a great deal any more but I want to post this.

As much as I love Ole he is making the same excuses week in week out. Defends picking Pereira every week without fail because he's improving - is he? Is he a young boy still at 24 whose played all over Europe? Are the boys getting closer to winning? Shouldn't they be winning?! We are Manchester United but it seems we have more in common with Burnley than our historic rivals.

22 points behind Liverpool after 14 games is a joke. Top 4 is as good as gone and it's the first week of December.

The message seems to be there's no pressure on Ole? Why not! Arsenal have sacked a manager with a 49% win record and are above us in the league. Ole is down at 27% wins and will find himself in the bottom 3 after loses to Spurs and City.

Surely, surely we can do better than this?

Poch is available now - please, please do the right thing and bring him in before he is taken away from us like Klopp and Pep were.


1.) 03 Dec 2019 12:30:31
Fresh, the message from ole is we are happy, we are 22 points adrift but we're happy, 2 points from 2 promoted teams but we're happy,
Tony martial might not look it but he is happy, and Ed Woodward have you seen his bank account he is happy, the United fans they are happy cause I am happy, well except for Jamie from the United page he isn't one bit happy,
The football is rubbish but we're happy, kind regards big love from ole.

2.) 03 Dec 2019 13:08:31
😂😂 good post leahy.
We really need to stuff spurs tomorrow.

3.) 03 Dec 2019 13:13:33
For me it’s rotten from top to bottom:

Outdated and delapidated facilities
Outdated academy
Overpaid average players here for a pay cheque
A inexperienced coaching team led by journey man
A manager completely out of his depth
A transfer team that has learned nothing over the last 6 years
And at the top an executive vc who is completely unfit for his role

Year after year the club has resisted meaningful change, and us fans have aided this by allowing them pin the blame on individual managers. When Ole was given the permanent job I said that this was more evidence that the club has zero intention of investing the time, money and energy needed to get us back to challenging for titles. They have resisted reform for so long that we are now a midtable level side, at best.

4.) 03 Dec 2019 15:09:23
Spot on Danny exactly what I’ve been saying for years. The club is rotten from top to bottom but the clowns who make the decisions ain’t going anywhere anytime soon.

5.) 03 Dec 2019 15:31:58
Like yourself Fresh, I don't post very often. I've tried my hardest (debating hard with RedMan in the early days) to stay faithful to Ole, to be optimistic in the face of his tactical naivety - but yes, this is beyond ridiculous. Our inability to compete effectively and ruthlessly against mediocre teams is sufficient evidence that Ole is out of his depth. In fact, he shouldn't be allowed in the pool.

I'm also afraid (for Ole, as I have huge respect for his values and desire to make the club great again) that Ole is walking a frayed tightrope at the moment. Frayed because it's dependent upon the football management based incompetence of Ed Woodward. Woodward has engineered a situation, whereupon isolating one of the best managers in the game (Jose) through an alleged transfer policy, that in order to save his own face he now has to resolutely show how commanding and strategic he can be by giving his full support to arguably the worst manager we have had since Dave Sexton. Even Moyes had more pedigree, however we would not have won the league under Moyes were he still there.

One final point, I'm sick to death of the anti-Poch line of 'what has he won? '. Really? In this country, he rejuvenated Southampton and Spurs (neither perennial winners) whilst taking Spurs to a Champions League final, which we will never know, but robbed of one of the best strikers in Europe he may have won. Regardless, that is a resume that contrasts very well against Ole's. If we wait too much longer we will be in a position where Leicester will seem more attractive once Rogers (who I would take in a heartbeat) leaves for Arsenal.

Sad times, but the game of football is an evolution, and our time will come again.

6.) 03 Dec 2019 16:16:27
Top post BadRedDevil.

7.) 03 Dec 2019 17:33:04
Nothing but a Spurs win tomorrow i'm afraid . They are a different force now and Dele Ali looks like the player we hoped Pogba was. 🤣🤣.



11 Nov 2019 14:15:26
Posting less these days but still very much engaged with all things United.

Pleased with the uptick in performance following the Newcastle game - it all seemed to have stemmed from Martial coming back.

Martial at 9, Rashford left and James/ Greenwood right seems a winning combo to me. McTominay grows in stature every game and Fred is looking a bit more impressive. The weak link for me is Pereira - a proper playmaker like Maddison would be a game changer.

Interesting player links : Haaland, Sancho, White, Phillips, Maddison

If it was me, I'd buy Leicester.


1.) 11 Nov 2019 15:21:16
Ha Ha Fresh.
Leicester have many good players at the moment.
Chilwell, Maddison, Ndidi, Telimens will all improve our team.

2.) 11 Nov 2019 15:24:16
With the manager ofcourse, right Fresh?

3.) 11 Nov 2019 16:25:40
Why not, Shan.

4.) 11 Nov 2019 19:27:43
Hi fresh.
Some green shoots in the teams results in last 6 and the last 2 performances have been much better to watch in particular. That's all i want to see. Consistency and improvement.
Im not sure we will sign any of the names you mentioned in Jan. I think it more likely we will see 1 or 2 more experienced players tor our younger players to look to when it isn't going like Brighton and more like Bournemouth.
Thats badly needed.
I agree martial is making an impact his movement and hold up play has been much better.



02 Nov 2019 09:35:27
Not united related but football could learn a few things from rugby :

How to treat head injuries
On the pitch treatments whilst the game flows
Pausing the clock instead of added time
Replay systems.


1.) 02 Nov 2019 11:26:50

I think I said a long time ago they should take time keeping away from the ref and let them focus on the game. Stop the clock. Every premier league club must have screens fit for purpose unlike ours, so if we have to use VAR it can be shown, the clock can be seen on there. Stop it for time wasting at goal kicks, feigning injury. Mike up the referees so we can hear what is going on.

2.) 02 Nov 2019 16:17:02
Always said we should do away with injury time to eradicate what should and what shouldn't be added on. Stop the clock when there is a foul requiring a card, or when a ball has gone missing and of course for subs.
Then when 90mins comes ball out of play and that's it.



01 Oct 2019 10:31:11
Another dreary performance lacking any signs of talent of momentum.

I don't see this rebuild continuing when we miss out on top 4, maybe even top 6 and have no European football of any description to offer.


1.) 01 Oct 2019 11:31:14
I think the key thing is balance Fresh.

We can’t compete this season, so the conventional wisdom is to write it off, give Ole time to bring in more players, etc.

This is fine, to a certain extent, as we can all see that the squad is lacking in every area. But, the club also has to be in a position to convince the right players to join.

Over the last few seasons our transfer strategy has been to convince players by throwing money at them. This has resulted in players joining for high wages, not due to any real desire to win trophies. The nick on effect to this is lack of motivation, effort and commitment throughout the squad.

The new strategy is to convince young, hungry players to sign. In other words, players looking to make the step up to a top level club - Sancho, Maddisson, Rice, etc. The issue with this is that these players have to be convinced that moving here is the right step up. If we continue with the current form, results and performances, why would a hungry young player want to sign for us?

Now we’re in a weird catch 22 situation: our squad is poor and unable to compete, but we won’t be able to convince hungry young players to sign if we don’t improve our performances and give them some indication that moving here is the right thing for their career.

At the top of the club, it doesn’t matter. They’re making record profits, and will just pin the blame on Ole if things don’t improve. The reality for Ole is that these performance won’t cut it. He’ll lose his job, and the club will bring in another stooge to start the process again.

2.) 01 Oct 2019 11:55:25
maybe a season out of Europe may suit the squad

i can't see us buying 5 or 6 players next summer, players will leave as well

a not so loaded schedule might be best.

we just have to try and convince players other than just using the name of the club, that will only take us so far.

3.) 01 Oct 2019 11:59:44
The difficulty is that the players we need to improve us like Maddison, Rice and Sancho are either playing in the CL, pushing for top four or pushing for Europe themselves. They’re also of sufficient quality that our rivals will want them - Maddison could replace Silva for example. Unless they are life long United fans why would they join? If you could play with Sterling, Aguero, Silva etc why would you rather play with Lingard, Pereira and Rashford?

4.) 01 Oct 2019 12:13:04
Rashford looks knackered to me.

5.) 01 Oct 2019 12:15:36
we do not have to worry. woodward will be telling them its like never never land where you never get older.

6.) 01 Oct 2019 12:42:18
ERIC- don't think there is a player in his early 20's in the epl who can reasonably justify being knackered. I reckon his confidence is blown, he may have come back from a previous injury too soon (and not the groin strain) and he just hasn't kicked on progression wise. The one thing he hasn't lost is pace but he seems to be just that, pace without direction or purpose- and let's be fair : who is convinced by his dead ball play- rojo might be better lol.

7.) 01 Oct 2019 12:45:01
Spot on that Danny. However the financials look to be sliding as well. If any of you have twitter check a guy called Swiss ramble. He did a good break down of it yesterday. Things look good at the moment but the downturn is there. No champions league less money from adidas. This prospect may prompt a January spend.

8.) 01 Oct 2019 13:05:55
The decision makers will be rueing about not getting 2 more signings in.
I just didn't understand what Lingard did or tried to do yesterday.
DJ looked like the leader of the attack.

9.) 01 Oct 2019 13:43:26
He’s really good Mort.

I think that’s the reason that Ole’s likely to be sacrificed. The club is focused on maintaining profits, and another 6th place finish won’t cut it if they want to keep attracting sponsors. There’s only so much trading on the legacy of the brand that they can do.

But the issue in January is that the players Ole wants won’t be available. Leicester and West Ham won’t sell halfway through the season, and Dortmund are building up to a bidding war for Sancho next summer. Dembele is a possibility, but Lyon will be looking for big money in Jan.

The other option is to bring in players that aren’t top of the manager’s list, and that’s back to the disastrous strategy that put us in this position.

So ultimately, I’m not sure if buying in January will actually help Ole do enough to keep his job.

10.) 01 Oct 2019 14:33:50
I think they've finally realised it takes more than a magic wave of the sacking wand to fix things. There's no outstanding contenders to replace him and if we can't attract the top players without champions league would we be able to attract the managers? I think they'll stick with him unless it gets really bad. We may need to unearth another dab James or 3.

11.) 01 Oct 2019 15:23:24
ole won last till January.

12.) 01 Oct 2019 15:55:18
That's what I like to see. Good healthy optimism.




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04 Dec 2019 15:35:52
Really feel that would be a dumb move and another overpriced purchase.

Kalvin Phillips represents better value and has more about him.




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Hugely appreciated as always.




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04 Dec 2019 12:04:18
Might you have time this month Ed? Would be a great read.


{Ed002's Note - I will try Fresh!.}



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03 Dec 2019 11:46:01
I for one hope he is sacked. His record since being appointed is disgraceful. His club legend status isn’t relevant and we are in a relegation dog fight at the moment.




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21 Jul 2019 13:17:55
To that end Ed, Nicolas Pepe rumours are intensifying. Duncan Castles in particular saying that talks are advances. Can you confirm that?


{Ed002's Note - I suggest you ask him on Twitter - I have no idea what he has said. And what is meant by "intensifying" - furrowed brows?}




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22 Dec 2019 16:14:25
He’s got to go.




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11 Nov 2019 16:25:40
Why not, Shan.




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01 Oct 2019 18:38:40
I think it’ll be a funny old coincidence when Poch leaves Spurs and Ole gets pushed. If we are 10th/11th at Christmas then he’s a dead man walking.




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01 Oct 2019 11:59:44
The difficulty is that the players we need to improve us like Maddison, Rice and Sancho are either playing in the CL, pushing for top four or pushing for Europe themselves. They’re also of sufficient quality that our rivals will want them - Maddison could replace Silva for example. Unless they are life long United fans why would they join? If you could play with Sterling, Aguero, Silva etc why would you rather play with Lingard, Pereira and Rashford?




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23 Sep 2019 18:30:21
If Norwich play like they did against City they’ll turn us over. Arsenal will have too much and Liverpool will have far too much. Newcastle ‘should’ be 3 points, but as a betting man I don’t fancy it.