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02 Jan 2023 21:16:52
Happy new year everyone, it starting quite well from a league perspective, isn’t it?

Sorry if this has been covered already, I couldn’t get any search result unfortunately.
There is noise that Marcus Thuram wants a move to us, his contract is up soon enough and it seems he could be bought for some 15 million euros.

Is there any truth in him wanting a move to us?
And is there interest from our side?

And would be be a good signing?

Thanks a lot.


1.) 02 Jan 2023 22:12:19
No idea if he wants the move or if we are interested. But he does seem like the right sort of fit in many ways.
Plays as a CF, quick, can hold the ball up and his link play is good. Plus he would be available for a low fee with his contract up in 6 months.

The issues I suppose are does he have the ability to be a first choice player for us in the longer term? And would does it make sense to sign a player on a long term deal when the club is up for sale.

I guess it's a wait and see sort of thing.

2.) 02 Jan 2023 22:57:45
Ed02 mentioned that he may not be the solution for Utd. I could be wrong but didn't he start off as a left winger? And anytime I've seen him play he likes to cut in from the left, even when he's playing as a central striker. I think we have too many of those.

Vlahovic on the other hand is exactly what we need and should be raising hell to sign him.

3.) 03 Jan 2023 12:33:53
I like vlahovic a lot unruly.
Not sure we have any interest.
1 price is prohibitive
2 there has been little noise about it.
Do you still see Southampton as being shoe ins for top half? I'm not so sure they will avoid relegation.

4.) 03 Jan 2023 13:04:16
I like Vlahovic too, but figure he'll fall into the same box as Felix - ie expensive 6 month loan deal?

5.) 04 Jan 2023 09:43:21
Why spenno? Juve are not making him available on loan. Not even a possibility.



16 May 2021 19:11:14
Anything in the rumkutschiere of Pogba interesting PSG?
What kind of fee would we settle for and what part of it would we get to keep?


{Ed002's Note - There is nothing new regarding PSG. They have had a discussion with his agent a while back.}

1.) 16 May 2021 20:40:24
Thanks Ed002!

Take care.



18 Dec 2018 09:57:21
It has happened!

Ed002, are you as surprised as I am?
And I understand you were more in the Jose Camp then in the Club Camp, but do you know whether there is a plan or whether it was panic?
And if so is the plan going to be beneficial or is it just going to be more of what we have seen since SAF left and Woodward came in?

Thank you for your insight.


{Ed002's Note - I am not surprised he has gone but in terms of a plan it would not be a surprise to see the club wait until the end of the season before there is a permanent replacement, unless a move for someone like Zidane strikes them as a sensible idea. Zidane would be far more suited to a Director of Football role in mainland Europe. I will see if there is anything in the background that I can find out. Timing wise there are a couple of jobs that might be suitable for Mr Mourinho after a little break.}

1.) 18 Dec 2018 10:28:17
Inter milan would be a good fit for him next season. The club where he probably had his most successful spell and got on with the most.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

2.) 18 Dec 2018 10:30:05
I wonder if ZZ comes in until the end of the season then they move him to DoF and appoint a new manager then?

{Ed002's Note - Why? His English is poor, he has no Premier League experience and there are better options available.}

3.) 18 Dec 2018 10:38:54
"His English is poor, he has no Premier League experience and there are better options available". Well sounds like the perfect candidate for United bosses.

4.) 18 Dec 2018 10:47:51
Hi ed002.
I tend to agree with you there must be better options available.
Who do you think those better options are?

{Ed002's Note - It is really the same as I have said before, but I would not try and separate it from the Director of Football issue. And the club need to be very clear going forward, they cannot employ someone that they don't completely trust or have confidence in - and that was the case with Mourinho and a couple of people from day one did not want him at the club.

The wildcard but best option for me is Laurent Blanc. Laurent is available, knows the club and has the perfect skill set. There are numerous other coaches who could do the job perfectly well but the club will have to think about availability, cost, desire etc.. They also need to think about the level of risk there would be involved. It is easy to argue that Max Allegri could do a good job, but he is already at Juventus and has been messed around in the past by Manchester United and turning down Real Madrid shows he is not looking to move. Carlo Ancelotti could do a fine job but his has just joined Napoli. Antonio Conte has had repeated success and could do a good job but may not be interested in a return to England and there are others already looking at him and a couple have spoken with Chelsea - but I would certainly not rule him out, and he would bring discipline. Pochettino would be of interest but perhaps not available. Simeone has been taking English lessons for three years and could do the job - but I am pretty sure would not be interested.

I would say putting the likes of Giggs, Butt or Carrick in charge on a full time basis would be a disaster and will end in tears. Perhaps the club would do better simply to put Woodward in charge of the team?}

5.) 18 Dec 2018 10:48:10
I think Ed Woodward told Jose he wanted top 4 by end of the year and Jose then made that statement last month. Jose has wanted out and seemed to have used the same exit plan he did at Chelsea. that's my opinion.

6.) 18 Dec 2018 10:55:19
Ed, you say better options available, is it for the post of the manager or DOF.

Who would you pick, if you had to?


{Ed002's Note - See above.}

7.) 18 Dec 2018 11:00:41
Don't know why fans would want Zidane, he has quite a defensive style like Mourinho did.

8.) 18 Dec 2018 11:14:23
Thanks ed002. I said in aug i thought jose should have resigned in Aug when the window closed. He was not aligned with the board on too issues.

9.) 18 Dec 2018 11:15:03
ed do you see Blanc as a interim manager or permanent? from what we are being told by the media the club will be going with an interim appointment.

{Ed002's Note - If the club do the sensible thing he would be given the job and the backing full time.}

10.) 18 Dec 2018 11:55:06
But the question is, who has the power to sack Ed Woodward? This has all the hallmarks of Liverpool’s desperation to end the longevity without success and only now 30 years later showing the signs of proper title credentials. Too vague a plan, bad leadership at the top and spending in the wrong areas at the wrong time. The club needs proper direction before any true success will be achieved again. Blanc may aid with some sort of stability, if hovering around 7th to 4th is acceptable, but then it’s a poisoned chalice for whomever takes charge. Good luck guys, your going to need it.

11.) 18 Dec 2018 12:59:48
I think Conte would be a good appointment if he is given full backing. He certainly seems someone who can bring discipline and has a very good track record. He succeeded at Juve and Chelsea, knows the language, the league but does he want to manage in England.

Also ed, does this bring forward the hiring of DoF or pushes it further back (if it is even possible for you to answer) . As an outsider looking in, our club doesn't seem to have the structure to succeed so I don't think any managerial change is going to bring too much long term success, and eventually result in regression only.

{Ed002's Note - Conte would needed to be persuaded back to England and there are two other sides keen, one of which has very recently spoken with Chelsea whilst in Milan. Conte knows this so I would think it less likely for now. It makes no conceptual difference in respect of the DoF - as I have said before it is an important role for the club to fill and he or she needs to bele to work with whichever manager is in charge.}

12.) 18 Dec 2018 15:14:38
But ed2 wouldn't it be better for the club if the DOF chooses/ recruites the permanent manager. Whatever may happen, the fact that the club has been unable to appoint a competent DOF for more than 2 years for whatever reasons might they be means something significant is wrong at our club.
I remember one of the eds (probably ed2) mentioning that the manager role at our club was veiwed as poison chalice by some. Maybe same goes for DoF who knows.

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not how it happens.}



12 Sep 2018 12:19:12
Hi Ed’s and anyone else in the know.
Are we seriously in for the director football from athletico?
Sounds we are looking to appoint a defensiv minded DOF to go along with our last three defensive minded managers.
What’s going on in the club?
Thx an advance.


{Ed002's Note - Andrea Berta was the Director of Football chosen as the desired choice of Mr Mourinho in 2016. I cannot answer the "seriously in for" aspects of your question but the club are looking for a Director of Football and Berta was one of the two that Mr Mourinho was comfortable with but he has since then been promoted from his position as Technical Director to the co-ordination role of Director of Football which might well suit Woodward but would not address the true problem the club has. If appointed to a similar role at MU it would be another major mistake.}

1.) 12 Sep 2018 12:54:24
Thank you Ed.

What is the major problem at the club?
Wrong people making footballing Decisions? If so who are making the decisions?

{Ed002's Note - We have been through this ad nauseum Jonny.}

2.) 12 Sep 2018 13:19:54
I’ll try my luck on the research then.
Thanks for the reply.

3.) 14 Sep 2018 23:11:28
What's so special about Berta?

4.) 17 Sep 2018 09:09:06
My guess is he’s played a very key role in atleticos recent success missingfergie.



23 Jul 2018 19:08:22
Hey Ed002,

Is there any legs to the rumour that Marquinhos agent approached United whether interest still exists?

Could be the CB for both Jose and the board to agree upon.
Enough seasons under his belt to appeal to Jose, possibly and still young enough for the board to hope for rising value.


{Ed002's Note - It would be reasonable to assume Bertolucci has after talking to at least two other sides, one English, about the player.}




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16 Aug 2023 19:38:39

quick question to the match going Fans here.
I'm thinking of flying over for my sons 7th birthday and visit a game with him (first time in the stadium for him anywhere) .
It would be an away game and the only tickets I could get would be in the home section.

Is there any issue with us being in the home section in London in a red kit?

Thank you so much in advance for your input.

Take care.


1.) 16 Aug 2023 20:12:41
I would suggest not wearing club colours or celebrating, your kid might be ok (depending on who are are playing against) but if you celebrate a United goal in the home end you may be removed from the stadium or cause a bit of trouble. Obviously the kid being with you might help but it never goes down too well when an away goal in celebrated by somebody at OT.

2.) 16 Aug 2023 20:20:50
Jonny. I don’t think it’d be the most comfortable experience to be completely honest, could end up as a negative experience for the young ‘un. I’d hold out for Old Trafford.

3.) 16 Aug 2023 20:44:30
Jonny mate, no, just no.

4.) 16 Aug 2023 21:02:50
Thanks guys, would obviously love OT, but just doesn’t fit the travel plans unfortunately.

Will ponder whether it makes sense to stay on the lowdown or not go at all.

5.) 16 Aug 2023 21:03:29
You won't be allowed in the home fans end if wearing an away kit.

If you are suspected of being an away fan you will be removed.

It doesn't matter if you are behaving your aon behaving and the crowd around you are being good natured. Plus there is always someone who will tell the stewards amd they will remove you.

6.) 16 Aug 2023 21:05:37
Would not recommend it. Too many fans are hyper at matches and the concept of mutual respect disappears really quickly especially if their team is losing and then violence often results. Football fans still ha e a lot to learn from Rugby Union.

7.) 16 Aug 2023 22:40:47

Having that name and saying rugby union is disappointing, rugby league is the same.

8.) 16 Aug 2023 23:23:48

I went to Warrington v St Helen’s a couple of years ago as my family are big league fans (not for me) and I saw a huge brawl outside the ground and some fights inside as well.

100% appreciate this could be a unique incident and an extremely rare occurrence. But the difference between the two codes is the lack of segregation inside the stadium.

9.) 16 Aug 2023 23:27:02
Both on and off field behaviour for both codes put football to shame. Seems even the common man can behave when its instilled in them to do so.

10.) 16 Aug 2023 23:56:46
I recall sitting at a United game in very good seats on the half way line when West Ham equalized in the dying seconds of the game. A couple of supporters who had got tickets jumped up in excitement. They were met with the most vile language and threats of violence. It's sad, but there it is.

PS The goal was disallowed so United clung on to the victory.

On the other hand I went to the Emirates with an Arsenal fan one time and my treacherous wife he had switched allegiance. I jumped up when we scored. I suffered no adverse reactions, but sat still in my seat when we scored the winner.

11.) 17 Aug 2023 06:47:25
Probably ok at Fulham.

12.) 17 Aug 2023 07:22:37
Jonny, I wouldn’t recommend doing it on your own, let alone with a 7 year old. So many match going fans get sucked into mob mentality when they’re together, it bring the inner idiot out of people. Even at OT I’ve seen fans fighting amongst each other. Just don’t bother, and as others have said, you’ll get removed wearing colours.

13.) 17 Aug 2023 10:25:59

Perhaps an important game between 2 big rivals isn’t the best example, and as you said, the brawl was outside, so would have happened no matter where people were sitting and there is always the odd idiot, often it can be drunken fans supporting the same team fighting inside; kids having their first beer!

At most games I attend you see fans mixed, at stadiums like Castleford and Wakefield there is no segregation so you’re always stood with opposition fans, it actually makes for quite a good atmosphere and a lot of banter.

14.) 17 Aug 2023 12:33:00
Depends on the London club and depends which stand you are in. At some clubs it would probably be fine, at others I'd strongly suggest not to.

To be safe if you really want to go then I'd suggest not wearing club colours and not celebrating if United score.

{Ed002's Note - Typically you would not get tickets with the home team supporters.}

15.) 17 Aug 2023 20:05:12
Shappy……never been to an away game though have yer!? ?.

16.) 17 Aug 2023 21:52:55
If it’s Fulham you’ll be ok.
Probably not advisable at West Ham.



12 May 2021 12:01:41
Hey Ed002,
Thanks so much for the insights so far, looking forward to your next sharkopod.

I am wondering if there is any interest from us in Mbappe.
He seems like the ideal target considering we sell to be unsure whether we want a central striker (Kane) or a right winger (Sancho) to not stunt Mason‘s growth in the other position.
Knappe can play both positions so we Greenwood could develop in both as well.
And as it seems Real and Liverpool won’t be able to afford him and PSG will not want to loose him on a free next summer.

I‘d personally talk to his team and see if there is any chance in getting him, probably as big on the commercial potential as Kane and Sancho as well and could be a reason for Pogba to stay, if we really want that, or we could him offer him in exchange.

Thanks for your thoughts Ed and everyone else’s of course.


{Ed002's Note - No, there is no interest in Mbappe.}

1.) 12 May 2021 13:45:25
Mbappe? 🤣🤣🤣
Ye Gods no!



20 Apr 2021 20:17:50
Hi there.
Crazy times with the ESL bombshell!
Does anyone have any information on why Woodward has resigned?
I doubt he resigned because of fan protests against the ESL.
Was it done over his head as well?
Or can he see it falling apart already and thus wants out early?


{Ed002's Note - Humiliation would be a good start.}

1.) 20 Apr 2021 20:31:45
Hopefully the same for the glazers though that might take a bit longer.

2.) 20 Apr 2021 20:25:04
Surely he has thicker skin than that Ed, especially after some of his antics over the last few years.

3.) 20 Apr 2021 20:26:03
Thanks Ed002
So it was his brainchild and he already knows it’s dead?

I actually thought he had turned the corner a couple of weeks ago with him believing in Ole, changing the structure of the recruitment side and everything looking up from a sporting perspective.

{Ed002's Note - No. Nobody has said that.}



17 Jan 2021 13:28:38
Hope everyone is enjoying this Sunday.
It’s snowing like crazy here and we are enjoying the day outside with the kids before our two (! ) top of the table clashes today with us being three points in front in both.

Let’s acknowledge what both our first teams have done so far this season.
Neither team was expected to be where they are at the moment and still are there on merit!
Long may it continue.




18 Oct 2020 13:03:20
seeing the start of the season so far, what do you guys the winning points total will be?

City seem to be unstable, I can't see Everton keep this kind of form up all season and even Liverpool (who I was expecting to run away with it as they had a huge summer break and strengthened amazingly) are sketchy and possibly without van Dijk for most of the season.

It seems to be shaping to be an even stranger season then expected.

I'd guess the winning total will be around 85 points, probably still out of reach for us, but it'll definitely be interesting. Maybe another season like Leicester winning it?


1.) 18 Oct 2020 13:43:03
This season was always going to be disjointed. A shortened summer, lack of pre-season, players having to sporadically isolate and there being no fans in stadiums.

This was never going to be an average season.

2.) 18 Oct 2020 13:43:08
If I were a Spurs fan, I would be cautiously get optimistic.

3.) 18 Oct 2020 14:28:09
I would give a possibility at Spurs if they don't have injuries. But they can't be optimistic with Kane and Bale because every year they have injuries. They could be in the mix.

4.) 18 Oct 2020 17:34:34
The year ends in a 1 so I’d imagine spurs fans are optimistic anyway!




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04 May 2024 14:22:36
I think there is another angle that is worth looking at.

First of all, if he realLy is innocent as Richard Arnold’s taskforce seems to believe, he should be reinstated.

If not, then him playing for Manchester United is in the best interest of the victim. She would be isolated anywhere else in the world, in Manchester she would have her family around for those tough moments that will surely be coming again sometime in the future.

Just food for thought.




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09 Nov 2023 07:27:00
What happened between Varane and Ten Hag?




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15 Jul 2022 11:09:36
@yer man
Or he might be kissing Laportes feet as he gets to stay in the new lavish mansion to take of it and make sure it’s always ready for a visit.




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03 Dec 2021 12:11:08
i have respect for Carrick for his handling of the last couple of weeks and his playing career especially.

Am just a little disappointed he didn't decide to learn from Rangnick for 6 months and then take his break.

It would have been completely different philosophy and training ideas compared to Jose and Ole and he could have benefited from that immensely.

On the other hand I can understand why he feels it is the right time to leave.
Probably a huge learning curve involved and thus even less time for his family and probably would still have had to endure the stick from the fans.

All the best, let's hope he does evolve into a more expansive style of play before he comes back to the club as manager.




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26 Jul 2021 15:18:19
I agree on the fear of RedWhiskey.
And isn't there a limit on how many players can be loaned from on e club to another?

Not sure United can save them, if wanted.





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16 Aug 2023 21:02:50
Thanks guys, would obviously love OT, but just doesn’t fit the travel plans unfortunately.

Will ponder whether it makes sense to stay on the lowdown or not go at all.




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09 Aug 2023 11:26:22
Ed, do you have any idea how long it would take him, no matter where he continues his career, to get back up to speed?
Would it be approx. as long as his pause, which seems to be the rule of thumb for injuries?
That would mean he wouldn’t be up to speed until the end of the season at least.

Thank you in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea.}



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17 Apr 2023 11:59:11
totally agree, my guess would be it's all about Maguire here, and Lindelöf's plans obviously.
We seem to be looking to bring one CB in and I guess move one on.
If we can move Maguire then I am sure we will look to keep Victor, if we can't find a buyer for Maguire Lindelöf will be on the market.




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17 Jan 2023 08:46:56
then again Dumfries is known for leaving acres of space behind him because all he cares about is attack.

If I was DoF I wouldn't look to Dumfries, too expensive for me, there are bigger holes in the squad right now, for me.
I'd probably concentrate on planning to thin the squad out to make room in the budget for needed additions and for youth.




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09 Sep 2022 13:03:27
What a nice break with the postponed games at the weekend.
It’s good for us, even better for Liverpool and probably best for Chelsea.
Negativ for City as they were in a great run and now face a more congested schedule and worst for Arsenal with their time to think about their lost perfect start.

Let’s see how we come out next week.
Hope the team buys in and get a good week of tactical training in.

And my condolences to the Brits.


{Ed014's Note - well over a loss fella, as unlike yourselves who now have a break after a home defeat, we actually went away and won. ?