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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Coventry

Favourite player: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Best team moment: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's scoring the 1999 Champions League Winner

Interests: Music and Mortgages, Semi Professional Goalkeeper

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18 Jul 2019 20:46:11
Rumour that AC Milan are in for Bailly, how likely is this if Maguire arrives?


1.) 18 Jul 2019 22:09:52
I hope Bailly doesn’t leave, he’s worth giving a chance for another season.

2.) 18 Jul 2019 22:11:52
Send them Rojo on the sly.

3.) 19 Jul 2019 06:31:53
We have Lindelof as first choice, a new CB needs to come definitely, and my third choice would be Tuanzebe as he has deserved a run out in the team.
I thinking going with 5 CBs in a season is decent backup.
I would only keep 2 of Jones, Smalling, Bailly and Rojo now.
And when an offer comes for any one of them we should cut him loose.
5 CBs, AWB, Dalot, Young and Shaw is decent cover for a season. Then there are young players in the academy we could use if more people get injured.

4.) 19 Jul 2019 07:10:49
Smalling and Tuanzebe should be ahead of Bailly.

He’s had his chance, he’s not good enough and he’s caused problems in the dressing room.

5.) 19 Jul 2019 07:54:48
Would rather jones and rojo go although I think rojo is going to be 2nd choice left back to shaw

Can only see darmian leaving out of any of them.

6.) 19 Jul 2019 08:52:29
Jones and Rojo.

Jones is slow lack technique and has been at the club longer than he deserves.

Rojo is that wild he belongs in a Zoo.

Bailly deserves another chance after Mourinho wrecked his confidence.

7.) 19 Jul 2019 09:46:48

Has Bailly caused problems in the dressing room?

8.) 19 Jul 2019 11:01:01
Same question as Mad Hatter from me please Wazza.

9.) 19 Jul 2019 11:02:50
Having doubts that we will get the Maguire transfer over the line. I hope we get it done, I think he will make a massive improvement to our defence. It will be good to get a settled back line of AWB, Lindelof, Maguire and Shaw.
Get Fernandes and maybe another midfielder like Longstaff in and that will be a very good window for us.

10.) 19 Jul 2019 12:29:26
MH, yes under Mourinho.

11.) 19 Jul 2019 12:42:01
Really don’t get people saying Smalling is our 3rd or 4th choice defender. He’s by far our worst! His passing is dreadful, his heading is shocking and my grandma who is six feet under has better positional sense. Promoted way above his ability. He should never have left non-league!

Bailly is ten times better. People slate him based on one game against PSG when he was picked at RIGHT back!

I’d rather play Jones than Smalling! For me Rojo and Smalling should be the 2 defenders out the door! But maybe that’s just me.

12.) 19 Jul 2019 12:56:12
Bailly would be my 3rd choice and Smalling 4th choice.
Rojo is a walking red card.
Jones can hardly play a quarter of a season without getting injured.
Tuanzebe needs an EPL loan to progress.

13.) 19 Jul 2019 14:31:57
I'd get rid of all four of them to be honest over the next three windows counting this one.

Bed in Maguire/ whoever and Tuanzebe this season, sell two of them. Then next summer sell the other two and look for signing.

For those who watch the academy are there any other centre back prospects?

14.) 19 Jul 2019 16:41:52
Mort not really anyone outstanding. Actually last year the younger teams shipped a few goals but I think that was not just down to the defenders but to a lack of midfield quality too.

15.) 19 Jul 2019 21:47:20
I have no idea what Lindelof has done to justify all the praise he gets.
Imo - and will be massively unpopular - but Smalling has been best centre half last 2 seasons. I would get rid of Jones and Bailly. If Rojo stays fit offers much needed cover at LB.

16.) 20 Jul 2019 02:46:19
Lindelof has been r best defender by a mile last season! We need a experienced head beside him to Marshall the defence! Tobi from spurs makes sense low transfer fee, give him his big wages it's only for 3 yrs we'll have a chance to see if r youth r good enough or to see how r scouted players turn out!

17.) 20 Jul 2019 05:46:15
Wazza you still haven't explained how. Throwing statements doesn't justify the veracity of the said words.

What did he do to cause problems in the dressing room during Mourinho's reign?

I'm sure a lot of people would like a bite of your "exclusive"

18.) 20 Jul 2019 10:51:19
Yaz there is nothing exclusive here. It was said last season that Bailly was part of the problem with Mourinho, as were other players. It was said on here many months ago, I can’t remember who by.

19.) 20 Jul 2019 13:33:49
Bailey pissed Jose off as he wouldn't play when injured. Never heard a thing about him rubbing people the wrong way Wazza.



15 Mar 2018 09:21:23
I've heard from a source very close to Wolves that we have shown an interest in Ruben Neves. Can anyone confirm?


1.) 15 Mar 2018 19:10:24
I’ve only saw it a couple of times in the papers etc. Was very highly thought off at Porto, but lost his way a bit by all accounts hence why he’s at wolves, supposed to have been excellent though.



19 Jan 2018 08:38:53
Reports linking us to Jean-Michael Seri from Nice. Not a player I can honestly say I've heard much about just wondering if there is any truth in this?


1.) 19 Jan 2018 15:00:50
Milinkovic-Savic next big one for me.

2.) 19 Jan 2018 15:13:51
Reckon a top defensive midfielder more of a priority - MS seems more of a Pogba box to box player. I’d go all out for Weigl.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 15:22:16
For me yes, Milinkovic-Savic would be the next big one for me too!

And maybe a defender? I'd still love us to sign Laporte from Bilbao, maybe Herrera going back?

If I was dreaming, Dybala would join too! 😂.



05 Jul 2017 01:41:39
Sportsbible reporting Rooney will complete Everton move by the end of the week, any truth as I've also read Giroud is signing?


1.) 05 Jul 2017 06:31:51
I can't see him going until we have adequate depth. Still wouldn't surprise me to see a move for Lukaku as we will no doubt pay more than Chelsea. Morata and Lukaku up front is lethal.

2.) 05 Jul 2017 07:35:07
Roo been withdrawn from pre seaon squad.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 09:41:45
I think we will let him go if the option is there, he got so little game time last year.



27 May 2017 12:57:46
Few articles going round suggesting that Mourinho tried to "tap up" Justin Kluivert after the game. I don't remember him being mentioned in the Sharkopod could an Ed confirm whether there is interest at all?


{Ed004's Note - I'm not aware of any interest. He is also a very young player so would be better off staying where he is}

1.) 27 May 2017 16:04:00
He spoke to him on the pitch after the game. Nothing in it although there is a clip of it with made up captions which is funny. In that clip he is tapping him up for sure haha.




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06 Mar 2020 09:46:53
I must admit Ighalo surprised me last night. I know it was against a championship team but he found space, held the ball up well and brought the wingers into play before making dangerous runs into the box, of which resulted in goals. I know Martial has been scoring goals but I do not think he fits best in a system where he is the sole striker.

What are your thoughts?


1.) 06 Mar 2020 10:19:11
Considering we are only starting to see the early signs of some sort of system developing, i think its harsh to come to any sort of definitive conclusion on Martial as a lone striker.

We have not had a professional footballer at right wing all season and we just got a proper no 10 in february.

Personally i think martial has done well to score as many goals as he has with the poverty of service he has received. Pretty much nothing of note from the full backs, lingard and pereira have been hopeless as number 10s and no service from the right hand side of the pitch.

2.) 06 Mar 2020 12:54:12
Ighalo will be to the benefit of AM and help him improve his game when playing through the centre.

I think Ole has been quite cute with how he is trying to get AM playing, trying to get him in to the box earlier and encouraging him to play more central. AM has always drifted out left and too often dropped out of the game which Ole recognises as sinful for such a talented player.

3.) 06 Mar 2020 12:59:29
I think it’s perfectly reasonable to make judgments on Martial as a striker.

Ighalo is a decent player. The team plays better when Ighalo has played as a central striker. Primarily because he acts like a central striker and makes runs behind the defence, thereby creating more space for the wingers/ attacking mids.

Martial has more ability than Ighalo, but is not a central striker. He is always dropping back looking for ball to feet, and rarely makes runs to get onto the end of through balls/ crosses.

I would use Martial as a lw until Rash is fit, and look to sell him in the summer to bring in a top class striker with Ighalo and Greenwood as backup.

4.) 06 Mar 2020 13:58:43
I was sceltical of the signing in jan but he’s impressed me massively.
I was guilty of wanting a big name striker when we got him from China and I admit it was pure snobbery on my behalf, the lad has done exactly what we needed him to do.

5.) 06 Mar 2020 14:15:17
Totally agree 2Toms!
there is a clear transformation to our play over last month whereby although we haven't a typical right winger the play moves to the right side more than it ever has over the past 6 years. We almost always crowded to the left which made us very predictable to defend against and its paying dividends :just look at the goal tally.

6.) 07 Mar 2020 23:09:28
What wingers?



22 Apr 2019 09:17:36
Any truth in the rumours that Mike Phelan could be offered the Technical Director role, with Carrick taking his place as assistant manager?


{Ed002's Note - It would be the last laugh.}

1.) 22 Apr 2019 10:27:17
I sincerely hope not. A man whose contacts consist of Sir Alex Ferguson on speed dial 1 to 5, followed by Ole and his local butcher. Also the No.2 that oversaw us playing arguably the most unattractive football of the Fergie years.

Ed is bang on that it would be the last laugh. Please tell me this is not a possibility.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 11:06:15
The club has become a joke.

3.) 22 Apr 2019 11:22:44
Ed, does that mean that there might be truth in it?

{Ed002's Note - It would be exactly what the fans deserve.}

4.) 22 Apr 2019 11:40:13
I agree but do you know if there is truth in it?

5.) 22 Apr 2019 11:45:14
Ed002, what fans are you in about? All of us?

{Ed002's Note - Try not to be so tedious.}

6.) 22 Apr 2019 12:20:16
About a big amount of support mr. seagull. United fans have been quite toxic in recent years.



03 Aug 2018 21:25:21
Just listened to the Sharkopod, thanks Ed for the great information as always.

One name I didn't hear crop up was Ousmane Dembele. I read an article that the approach for Mina could be a smokescreen for a move for Dembele instead when officials meet. With Barcelona reluctant to sell without replacements, could their serious interest in Willian make him an option?


{Ed002's Note - Probably.}



10 Jun 2018 15:19:48
Alleged £55m bid submitted for Alderweireld. Levy has responded by saying he wants more. what's everyone's thoughts? Would you pay more than £55m for a 29 year old defender.


1.) 10 Jun 2018 15:36:34
No. Not really, due to his fee goes down to £25m next season.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 15:42:11
In todays climate, 55 mil for toby is a steal IMO.

3.) 10 Jun 2018 15:59:48
No and never esp when we already have 5 centre backs 6 if you throw in tuanzebe. Also don't want to spend all summer negotiating with levy. We have made an offer, he has said no, time to move on .
Someone to play wide right a bigger priority imo.

4.) 10 Jun 2018 16:29:22
Toby wpuld be a very good signing for us. We would have 3 definite CBs in bailly, lindelof and toby.

The other CBs, have served us well BUT tbey are not the level we need to progress in the CL for example.

5.) 10 Jun 2018 16:41:29
Those claims are now backed up by Belgian paper Het Laatste which suggests a €79.8million deal could be tied up in the coming days.

A clause in Alderweireld’s deal allows him to leave for just £25m next summer, but Mourinho’s determination to land the player and partner him up with Eric Bailly will see the move go ahead imminently.

Thats a report in belgian media today.

6.) 10 Jun 2018 16:54:07
If Andy Carrol got sold for 35 mil and Bonnuci for 42 mil then Toby for 50 or 60 mil is a steal in todays inflated market.

7.) 10 Jun 2018 17:00:55
If we ge three really good years out of him and he helps make us defensively sound and allows the midfield and attacking players to flourish then it is money well spent. That said I am hesitant about spending that sort of money on a 29 yr old going on 30 Yr old. I would worry that he will have enough pace to keep up with the lightning quick attackers of eg City and Liverpool. I would rather we gave our younger players like Tuanzabe a go first and also Fosu Mensah. If they are not good enough get a top rated 25 or 26 year old.

8.) 10 Jun 2018 17:31:50
Anything over 55m is way too much. But then Toby for me is the best cb in the league. He is the sort of experienced head at the back we need. People will point to his injury record but up until this season he has rarely been injured. He was fit for the business end of last season but wasn’t played due to not signing a new contract. Let’s hope we can get it done.

9.) 10 Jun 2018 17:40:54
He is one of the best CBs in the Prem, in the conversation of the best. We are Tottengam's rivals, we will have to overpay to get him.

He could well be the missing piece of the jigsaw at the back, someone to build the defense around. A player with experience who is a leader.

If Jose has made him number one priority, get it done Woody!

10.) 10 Jun 2018 19:42:41
Thats ridiculous money for a 29yr old. Sorry, i would not want us to get involved at those sort of prices.
And if levy wants martial, then ee should quote him £150m.

11.) 10 Jun 2018 20:26:32

12.) 10 Jun 2018 21:51:28
Could do with recouping some money off rojo, blind etc.

13.) 10 Jun 2018 22:42:09
don’t most centre halves come into their prime around 28/ 29 years of age, a little wiser and assured. vida and rio were formidable at that age and bruce and pallister were 35 and 33 before they left us, berg and stam were 29 and 27 when we won the treble.

14.) 10 Jun 2018 23:18:24
Paersonally im not at all worried of his cost. Its not my money. i bought numerous united jerseys over the years. i've been to games. I watch the adverts . i've contributed my hard earned shillings. im a consumer of uniteds memorabilia. If this guy gets four years of good defending (minimal cards, injuries, politics off field etc) its modern costs which will be covered by a sleeve or training jersey deal - or a far east or american tour. My money pays for mortgage, schools, petrol like us all regular joes. after that i want united to come back to dominance.



04 Jan 2018 21:50:46
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and New Year! Not a transfer rumour but a question regarding Mourinhos future, I know he has said he is happy to stay but I was just curious to what capacity United would look to extend his contract? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I don’t understand the question.}

1.) 04 Jan 2018 22:12:59
Hi ed002, I know you said in your opinion if Mr Mourinho was offered an early exit in the summer he might be inclined to take it. Given his recent media statement regarding wanting to stay/ extend do you still think he wouldn't mind an early exit from his existing deal.

{Ed002's Note - He knows know that the interested sides have other targets. I would not pay any heed to what he says.}

2.) 04 Jan 2018 22:17:05
Thanks for the quick reply. A 4 year loyal reader.

3.) 04 Jan 2018 22:41:21
I say give him the deal and back him. Otherwise we are just playing around. Who else is there right now?

4.) 05 Jan 2018 02:26:31
Surely you earn deals. Has Mourinho earned a new contract, for me - absolutely not. Does he want a new contract, doesn't look like it again to me. He gives off the appearance of a man having promised something many moons ago and now feeling obligated to fulfill it, despite regretting the day he made the oath over an expensive bottle of red.

5.) 05 Jan 2018 07:23:46
Jose seems to be giving off 2 differing signals with his words atm, 1) he wants to stay for many years and 2) he is laying foundations for future managers suggesting he won’t be here long.
I am happy at José and his words of late, they suggest commitment and longer term planning, maybe he has had backing and promises from the board but does he deserve a new deal, it’s a tough one, he has brought us to a point where we are much improved in terms of league position, points, goals than at any time since Fergie left, any other season we would be in a real title fight but this isn’t a regular season, I think we need to step back and say well done pep and city, I said he'd not do it playing that way in the prem, I was very wrong, so I think Jose gets some unfair stick as what more can he do in terms of league position.
The sticking point seems to be the same as over the last 3 managers, they do not play the United way, we see glimpses of it but Jose is to pragmatic to let it play out a full 90 mins, but it begs the question who else is there out there atm?
Isn’t it true we are making strides forward and maybe just maybe sticking not twisting this time and building with more financial backing will be the way for us to get back to the top.
Jose moans but he is a great deflector. I believe he lives in a serviced apartment in the Lowry with a personal chef, a far cry from him living out of a suitcase in a hotel. Jose is the type who needs to feel wanted and valued, I think we should be more grateful for where he has brought us or maybe he will throw his toys out the pram, we knew this trait in him pre signing him.
On the other hand 4/ 5 years since Fergie left and we’ve not seen this united tradition of playing good football and I don’t think we will see this style under Jose, not for long periods anyway.
Fergie was the ideal, bought into our traditions, played the right way and had that abrasive us v them mentality, a mix of Jose and pep perhaps, there is nobody like that now, and unfortunately Jose’s job is to to win and get us back to the top, he’s won trophies and he’s improved us, so I guess he is doing his job well.
It’ll all play out this season/ summer but when push comes to shove I hope we stick by him and he by us and keep some stability at the club backing a proven winner.

6.) 05 Jan 2018 07:56:04
Good post Welsh, I can’t warm to Jose but you lay out the position pretty accurately.

7.) 05 Jan 2018 08:31:33
Totally agree Welsh - this is a freak season and without city being frankly ridiculous we would be challenging for the title which considering where we have been sin SAF left is astounding.

8.) 05 Jan 2018 09:06:14
The point on stability cannot he underestimated. We need crave it as a club and our player recruitment of recent years shows just what a mess we have been. Jose wins things. Back him and enjoy the ride and we might just see some more consistent and enjoyable footy. To be honest, this season has been pretty decent in my opinion and we are travelling in the right direction albeit slowly.




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01 Sep 2020 20:04:49
I hope Fred doesn't end up turning into the next Ander Herrera. Losing another good squad player and keeping the likes of Perreira, Lingard etc.




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17 Feb 2020 10:17:11
This is a rumours site, if everyone was asked to prove their posts there wouldn't be any.




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09 Jan 2020 12:27:20
Sly Sports recently reported we have ruled out a bid for Eriksen.




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28 Dec 2019 12:12:12
Apparantly the Haaland rumours were a smokescreen for someone else.

I hope we don't pass up the chance on young talent and end up with an aged player like Mandzukic.




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08 Aug 2019 10:15:29
Best case scenario is we make no signings, are outside the top 4 by Christmas, realise its Woodward that needs to go and actually sort the club structure out.





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15 Sep 2020 23:22:13
I really hope not.




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15 Sep 2020 23:01:41
The difference is Chelsea have an owner who will happily invest money into the club quickly to address areas, whereas ours only care about what the share price looks like on the NY stock market.




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05 Mar 2020 23:37:43
Just Pogba? We have had a lot of them.

Memphis, Di Maria, Schneiderlin, Sanchez to name a few.




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18 Feb 2020 12:24:24
He has been very good this year and is finally showing his worth. Definitely a contender.

If Brandon Williams keeps getting games and playing well I would have him in the shortlist too.




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23 Jan 2020 22:23:30
Wolves have an exciting proposition as a club, there owners have a vision of the direction they want to take the club and so far it is working.

Unfortunately our owners have no vision and we are not going forward as a club despite what Ole says in press conferences.