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08 Jul 2022 12:24:08
Hi Ed, hope you're good.

I understand from reading here that United have offered a "low" bid for Antony and I appreciate he has been spoken about a lot on this page.

With Ajax now signing Bergwijn, does this open up the door to his exit? Has anything changed with the situation or is our low offer the only one that has been put on the table.


{Ed002's Note - They are unrelated, they play in different positions. Again, if Manchester United want to persuade a club to sell, they must put forward an acceptable offer.}

1.) 08 Jul 2022 13:22:01
Out of curiosity Ed, why is this a constant issue for United? Is it down to arrogance and trying to get the player to push for a move so the selling club are in a weaker position or the amateurish way we communicate with other clubs?

It seems for years we have been putting in low bids or bids which are well short of another clubs valuation despite the fact we are in talks with said club.

{Ed002's Note - It is not a good negotiating start point with a low ball offer.}

2.) 08 Jul 2022 14:44:31
Especially when negotiating for more than 1 player at the club ?.



22 Apr 2022 10:28:28
Happy Friday all

I must say as dreadful as this season has been, I am optimistic about the EtH appointment. Providing he is given the tools and freedom needed over the summer to recruit the right people, I expect that we could see an identity change in the way we play quite quickly.

I do want to probe an Ed if possible. RR said in his post match interview that a rebuild is required because of contracts expiring and that there may 6 - 10 new players.

Would this be over a number of transfer windows? or is the overhaul that extensive that we could see this over the course over the summer.


{Ed002's Note - Six players are out of contract in the summer although one may be forced to stay another year through an option the club has. Others are to be sold and replaced.}

1.) 22 Apr 2022 11:11:14
Is the club considering enforcing the extension on Matic Ed? That would seem very unprofessional after he announced that he would not be taking up the option.

{Ed002's Note - No, Matic is not one of the out of contract players, but he is being allowed to leave as well.}

2.) 22 Apr 2022 11:17:11
Hi Ed, would I be right in saying Chong is the player who may be forced to stay due to the option the club have with the other 5 with contracts expiring being Grant, Pogba, Mata, Lingard and Cavani?

Now that the new manager has been announced, do you have any idea on which other players may be looking to leave/ the club may be looking to sell in the summer?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, Chong may be force dto stay. I very much think that the new coach will look to revise the list of those leaving from what it is expected to be at present. By how much I don't know. Decisions will need to be taken about the likes of Garner, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, Tuanzebe and others. Youngsters will need to assessed.}

3.) 22 Apr 2022 10:47:14
Ed, is Paul Mitchell joining United?

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement with any club regarding Paul Mitchell but he will be leaving in the summer.}

4.) 22 Apr 2022 10:50:40
I think it’s probably likely to be 5 or 6 signings and then players coming back from loan being added to the squad, the obvious one being Garner but you’d assume Donny will get a chance as well.

5.) 22 Apr 2022 11:40:22
The squad is bloated anyway we need to reducw the size of it, we ain't going to be in the UCL and we could end up having no europe at all.


All leaving on frees, then yoy have the likes of

Then awb?

I can't see at least 10 leaving through sales ans frees, martial williams and awb will prob stay along with dalot

Going to be a very busy summer.

6.) 22 Apr 2022 13:48:57
In my opinion I think we could see at least 10 players leave the club with the 5 who’s contracts are expiring + potentially Chong, Matic, Jones, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Williams, Bailly, Martial also leaving, with the latter 5 players ideally generating an extra £50-60m to add to the transfer budget.

Henderson could also leave either on loan or permanently + a few youngsters will go out on loan.

In terms of signings however, I don’t see there being more than 5.

Van de Beek and Garner will likely rejoin the squad to fill gaps in midfield as I can’t see us going to the market for more than one midfielder. In addition to a deep lying midfielder, other areas that will need addressing are a back up GK if Henderson leaves, a left sided CB, a CF with Cavani and (probably) Martial leaving and hopefully a special-ist RW (preferably left footed) as all our wingers prefer the left side.

I could see Sam Johnstone returning on a free as a back up GK. I’d love Nunez and Neves to join as the CF and CM with someone like Raphinha or Antony as the RW. If something like this happens I can’t see there being much left in the budget for a CB (I see CM, CF and RW as higher priority positions) so we may have to look at the lower end of the market for a CB. In terms of free agents Rudiger would be the absolute dream but as that is unlikely we would maybe have to settle for someone such as Zagadou and revisit the CB situation in a year.

7.) 23 Apr 2022 08:40:35
Whatever happens, I've actually got a little hope about the summer. As long as united start next season with 11 players on the pitch who actually care, tackle, structured and want to play for the shirt then I'm happy. Just feels like I'm back in the 80s but back then we had players that cared. but I'm hopeful for Eric.

8.) 23 Apr 2022 21:52:37
At least in the 80s we had Robbo at the club.



15 Jul 2021 14:38:39
HI Eds,

Hope all are well.

A question for one of the Eds if possible. I was wondering if you could give us an update on the goalkeeper situation? I know Heaton has arrived, but are we looking at a first choice at the risk of DDG and Henderson moving on?

Ignore my previous post I hit send by accident.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United really want to keep both De Gea and Henderson and only add a third choice.}

1.) 15 Jul 2021 15:16:04

That sounds rather foolish. Another season of chop and changing the Gks wouldn't be the best of ideas.

{Ed002's Note - If they sell one or both the ituation will change.}

2.) 15 Jul 2021 15:45:40
The rumours are that Ole has told Henderson that he will be United's No.1 at the start of next season.

He supposedly returned from the England camp to make sure he would be fit in time for the start of the season, after picking up a hip issue while on international duty.

While other rumours say DDG has said he wants to stay and fight for his place next season. This suggests that DDG has been told he can find another club which backs up the Henderson being first choice rumour. Yet he wants to stay and fight for the starting place.

Ideally one of them leaves this summer as the indecision over which is first choice is impacting the form of both of them.

However, if both do stay then we need strong leadership from Ole. He needs to pick his No.1 and stick with him, he can't drop him at the first sign of a wobble or after any mistake. Doing that is what will create more indecision amoung the keepers.

He needs to say he's number one and he's number two, for the whole season and we'll readdress it next summer.

3.) 15 Jul 2021 16:37:58
Hendo will start off the season as number one mainly because DDG was at the Euros and isn't due back training until 4 August, so unlikely he will be ready for the first few fixtures. Question is how long does Ole stick with Hendo?

4.) 15 Jul 2021 18:01:30
But Ed002, how does this work with us extending Lee Grant’s contract and then signing Heaton as 3rd choice GK. Seems odd to carry 4 GK’s in the squad.

{Ed002's Note - Heaton is a replacement for Romero and Lee Grant will work with the youngsters whilst completing coaching qualifications.}

5.) 15 Jul 2021 20:30:40
Henderson for PL, DDG for the CL and cups. Other clubs have operated in such a fashion. For example Casilas and Diego Lopez for real madrid.

{Ed0666's Note - England with Clemence and Shilton



15 Apr 2021 16:54:43
Dont shoot the messenger but apparantly we a few are reporting we are in advanced talks for Varane.

Ed you mentioned we might look for an experienced striker to replace Cavani, has Ciro Immobile been looked at? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 16 Apr 2021 01:25:19
Thanks Ed.



06 Apr 2021 12:50:00
Juan Mata set to be offered a one year contract extension. Do any of the Eds no what the plan is for him despite lack of game time?

Also is there any possibility that united could look at a coaching role for Mata in the future? He has lost the pace but is still technically a fantastic player and I feel he could really offer something.


{Ed002's Note - Juan Mata (AM/RW) is out of contract in the summer and has opportunities to continue his career in Italy, Turkey and at at least a couple of clubs in the MLS. I suspect there would be options in England if that were to suit him. Right now as far as I know it remains totally open as to what will happen. In Spain an option exists but they are a second tier team. A contract extension will likely be offered but the player will need to cosider his options. I suspect he will stay.

I have no idea if the player would be interested in coachinh in the future.}

1.) 06 Apr 2021 14:56:24
Well we do have a history of hiring ex-players as coaches.

2.) 06 Apr 2021 21:09:06

3.) 06 Apr 2021 21:59:22
Genuinely forgot he stilled played for us, does he still do his weekly blog?

4.) 07 Apr 2021 09:48:11
You're not wrong Shappy!

Thanks for the prompt reply Ed.




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16 Oct 2021 19:12:35
You can give a man all the tools in the world, it doesn't mean he will be able to build you a house.

Unfortunately the same can now be said about Ole. Strengthened areas that needed it and we look a worse team than we did last year. Club legend status has worn off, he isn't the man for the job. Time to move him on before things start to get worse and we end up like Arsenal.


{Ed014's Note - ?? you’ve been the new Arsenal for years!

1.) 16 Oct 2021 19:29:53
He was never the man for the job.

2.) 16 Oct 2021 20:31:03
Ole has got the tools but not the blueprint to build the house ?.

He's still searching for it with Fred helping him out ?.



22 Jun 2021 20:56:45
Reports Haaland has agreed personal terms with his next club. Do you have any knowledge Ed whether this is true and if so on who it is? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Wrong page, this is the Manchester United page.}

1.) 22 Jun 2021 22:04:30
Hasn't Mino agreed personal terms with every club in Europe for Haaland.

2.) 22 Jun 2021 21:49:08
Sorry Ed, thought he might be a target still so posted here. I'll repost on the euro page.



21 Apr 2021 13:50:01
Just when we thought it couldn't get any crazier, Conor McGregor has come out saying he wants to buy Manchester United.


1.) 21 Apr 2021 14:11:45
He's going to need a rather large promissory note seeing as his current net worth is around 120m, but the club is valued at around 3bn.

2.) 21 Apr 2021 14:19:36
Worse than any American owners that clown would be. He would probably want to start up front himself.

3.) 21 Apr 2021 14:42:03
lol Leahy :)

4.) 21 Apr 2021 16:01:58
Lol Leahy! True story. He was only taking the mick anyway.

Shappy, although he wouldn't come close to 2billion, he is worth a considerable amount more.

5.) 21 Apr 2021 17:44:00
All we need is MBS turning up thinking he can get United on the cheap.

6.) 21 Apr 2021 21:17:21
Angel, just checked Forbes have his net worth at around 181m. He's not short of a Bob or two, but he's a pauper when it comes to the money needed to buy our club😂.



15 Feb 2021 15:34:47
I find all the slander on De Gea very strange, being a goalkeeper maybe I'm just more sympathetic.

I was always told there are 10 men in front before it gets to the goalkeeper, everyone needs to do their job and if the opposition get into a shooting position, the 10 in front have failed.

De Gea is being exposed to a lot more chances against him because the 10 infront (mainly the 2 CBs) are failing to do their job. If you are exposed to more chances you're more than likely to make a mistake. Its simple. No one is perfect as Allison has recently been demonstrating.

I am a fan of Henderson but I'm sorry to say with the chances being created against us currently, he won't be immune to making mistakes. Some might not like it but DDG is still the best keeper at this club.


1.) 15 Feb 2021 15:55:10
Kurtis, I think the frustration isn't necessarily down to mistakes, but how much of a wimp he is.

He's targeted by opposition players at corners because they know he'll go down like cheap hooker.

2.) 15 Feb 2021 15:59:22
While I agree that a keeper can be easily exposed by those in front of them, I don't think that explains the whole story with DDG.

He has been beaten at his near post too often this season (it shouldn't ever really happen), he is still far too weak in the air and he doesn't command his box. While he has dropped the ball or knocked it into the path of the opposition on a few occasions this season which is just poor goalkeeping.

People talk about DDG struggling because the defenders sit too deep and get on top of him, but do you really think either of Schmeichel or VDS would have allowed Harry Maguire to step on their toes.

If DDG thinks Maguire and Lindelof are getting too close then he should tell them to bugger off. Just as big Pete or Edwin would have.

The problem with DDG is simple, he was world class at shot stopping, but his all round game was poor. Now he has dropped a level in his shot stopping ability he can't make up for those deficiencies and his weaknesses are being more exposed.

3.) 15 Feb 2021 16:13:45
exactly wazza. and the whimpyness is rubbing off on others

plus he can't distribute it to anyone.

gets bullied when he has the advantage of jumping and using his hands.

4.) 15 Feb 2021 17:04:30

5.) 15 Feb 2021 17:47:00
De Geas been in the premier league a DECADE now and he's just as susceptible when facing crosses, set pieces and balls into the box.

Alos he seems to have regressed/ gone backwards when it comes to playing with the ball at his feet.

He had 2/ 3 seasons where he was genuinely one of the best players in the league, worth 15 points a season, the sole reason we got 82 points in one season under mourinho according to the underlying expected goals reasons.

Hes had his time and he should dropped in the PL for Henderson.

6.) 15 Feb 2021 17:59:51
Yes Ken, slander. Someone said he was about as much use as a lattice condom the other day. I for one won’t hear of it. A lattice condom let’s far less past it than De Gea.

7.) 15 Feb 2021 18:22:50
Fair point rwwd 😁😁.



13 Dec 2020 01:17:27
Listened to Gary Neville and Roy Keane talk about whether Ole is right for the job. As much as he is their mate I thought Gary made some very good points about the lack of tactics and set style of play.

Worth a watch if you didn't see it.


1.) 13 Dec 2020 08:48:41
Good thing its taken gary neville two years to work out we would be better off with a coach who had some tactics and a style of play which suits a dominant, big club.

Part of the reason Ole got the job in my opinion was the way the like of gary neville and rio ferdinand were gushing over Ole when he was caretaker manager. Reality was we didn't have much tactics or a style of play back then either and they were pretty irresponsible in backing him for the job back then.

They should be holding the club to account for not getting. A DoF and a top manager as they said they would when mourinho got sacked.

2.) 13 Dec 2020 09:43:54
Ive always found Gary to be quite vocal about the structure of the club and the "people higher up" in charge of recruitment.

Shame the Glazers don't watch Sky Sports.

3.) 13 Dec 2020 10:08:58




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17 Nov 2023 21:00:36
Is it quite a way away Rangersred? We are 5 points off fourth place after one of our worst starts to a season in decades.

There are 26 games remaining and we haven't really got out of second gear. I'm not saying we are a top four team based on current form, but let's get some perspective.

In regards to ETH it would be a shame to see him go. He never really had a chance and I don't think there are any out there available I would want to see him replaced with. Especially if the Potter rumours are true.




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06 Oct 2023 21:59:36
Players offer more commercial value than the managers. The club needs to back ETH but as we know we're a club where revenue is more important than football. We prefer shirt sales than players that fit the culture.

Shaw has been part of the club and backed for a while. He seems quite professional and down to earth to me so I'd like to think he isn't one of those involved. It's all mere speculation at this stage. Martial absolutely wouldn't surprise me though.




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06 Oct 2023 18:14:07
There's a reason the players are outlasting managers. Dressing room is toxic to the core with the exception of probably a few players.




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03 Mar 2023 16:26:30
Hi Ed, is Sabitzer expected to be made permanent as its likely McTominay would be made available?


{Ed002's Note - RTP.}



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18 Feb 2023 12:14:04
Im just hoping the Glazers are willing to move on their valuation.

I have a terrible feeling we will be stuck with them because of their greed in wanting so much and won't accept any of the bids.





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26 Nov 2023 03:23:27
I don't think it's football, I think it's just the premier league.

Go down to the championship or lower divisions and you'll see more passion, atmosphere, exciting games and believe it or not, better officiating all without VAR.




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07 Nov 2023 04:58:52
Di Maria, Memphis, Bebe, Pogba, Schweinsteiger, Phil Jones, Kleberson, Fellaini, Djemba Djemba, Richardson, Nick Powell, Antony, Weghorst, Falcao.

Shappy, I'm sorry but Maguire comes nowhere near the category of worst signing when you look at some of the players on this list, and I could go on even more.




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02 Nov 2023 21:18:11
I've just watched the Beckham documentary and the way the players talk about Ferguson is truly inspiring.

Gone are the days when football was only about football.




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01 Nov 2023 22:19:17
It's a shame the managers don't hold any commercial value or power which makes the task of clearing house impossible.

I've said it before I'll say it again, the toxic players hold too much commercial value for the club to clear them out. Whilst the shirts sell the managers will be the ones paying the consequences for poor performances.

As much as I was against Radcliffe, right now I would take any change that could result in a change of culture. Albeit its unlikely will change as the Glazers will be breathing down anyone's necks for their annual Dividend.




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31 Oct 2023 10:42:22
Go and support the anti-glazer team founded a few years back. FC United of Manchester. I'll be honest, it doesn't make for much better watching.