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10 Oct 2021 11:21:13
Apparently Maguire will be offered a new contract.

Mad Hatter

1.) 10 Oct 2021 14:12:14
Good, while individually he has his faults we keep significantly higher percentage of clean sheets with him in the team than with him out of it.

It was even suggested his absence from the Europa League final may have impacted the result.

2.) 10 Oct 2021 20:12:46
Who made those suggestions.

3.) 11 Oct 2021 05:55:24
Maguire himself LU.

{Ed014's Note - ?

4.) 11 Oct 2021 10:27:44
Shappy's right, Lindelof let Moreno go for that Villareal goal. You think that ball would have ever made it past Slabhead's noggin you crazy, he would have put that in row Z.

5.) 11 Oct 2021 10:38:56
Decent center half but not a great/ world class one, we are better with him than without with our current options. At the same time I think we could improve on him but we won't he is just bout good enough, Shappy unless I missed it I haven't seen anyone suggest what you claim but personally for me the manager was at fault for that lost.

6.) 11 Oct 2021 12:13:09
I remember reading it in the Athletic, at the time I dismissed it. But in truth until we signed Varane Maguire was our best CB. Sure we could do better and we have in signing Varane.

But if we think about it logically of course not having your best CB in a final is going to negatively impact your chances. Maybe we wouldn't have conceded with Maguire maybe we still would have. Maybe Maguire might have made a telling difference, maybe he wouldn't.

Yet if you ask any manager what they want heading into a a final all of them will say they want their best players fit and available.



07 Apr 2021 11:37:02

Have Utd shown any interest in Vazquez from RM?

If they are, do you think he woikd be a good signing?

Thanks in advance.

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Lucas Vazquez (RW/RM/RWB) out of contract in the summer. Prior interest of Liverpool has gone. Spurs and Leeds are keen and Bayern Munich may offer him a role as cover. Agent has spoken to other sides including Manchester United but it seems unlikely they would be interested to me unless it is as cover for AWB as a wing back or at RW. It had been expected that a new contract would be agreed with ease as he has been playing regularly this season but Real Madrid are still finalising their plans for the summer and there are a couple of unresolved issues to be considered first.

His advantage i versatility on the right. Downside is he is coming up to 30 and the demands to sign will be significant.

1.) 07 Apr 2021 14:24:53
Thanks ED002.



05 Mar 2021 17:56:08

I've seen today that Utd have been linked with Moriba at Barcelona.

Do you Utd have any interest in the player?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Ilaix Moriba (CM) Barcelona fended off interest from Chelsea when he was 16 and the sustained recent interest of RBL who offered a structured career growth option when he turned 18 in January by explaining they would sell if his €100M release clause was met. He is playing in Spain, and for Spain, under the Cotonou Agreement - that could make it difficult for him if he left for Germany. I am not aware of any approach from Manchester United nor any idea what they would try to do with him.}

1.) 05 Mar 2021 21:42:06
Cheers ED002.



19 Jan 2021 12:30:37

Are Uyd looking at bringing in any loan signings this January?

Or is the focus primarily on fringe players leaving?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware. In what position? The focus is on clearing the decks a bit and figuring out the futures of a couple of players. They also need to start working towards looking at solutions for the summer, deciding if players can step up from the U23s, deciding if they want to try and make a major signing such as Sancho or whatever.

1.) 19 Jan 2021 16:22:10
Thanks ED002,

Is Matas contract up at the end of the season?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

2.) 20 Jan 2021 10:53:23
For me the best signing would be a DOF, removes the amateur status and the club can start repairing its foundations internal and external.



13 Jan 2021 17:49:01

It has been reported that Lingard might be moving on loan to Nice?

Is there any truth in these rumours?

Mad Hatter

{Ed002's Note - Jesse Lingard (AM) out of contract - Atletico Madrid, Roma, Newcastle, West Ham, Nice, Real Sociedad may offer options. Manchester United may offer to extend to save money on purchases.}

1.) 13 Jan 2021 22:22:33
Thanks ED002.

2.) 14 Jan 2021 10:41:39
thought he already has extended for another season.

3.) 14 Jan 2021 23:53:46
Glad that the club are trying to find him a nice loan. Personally, I think he’d like Villa.

4.) 20 Jan 2021 11:28:43
Mmmmm, Birmingham or Nice? Tough decision that!

{Ed002's Note - Jesse Lingard (AM) out of contract but options are reducing. Nice interest has gone as they wanted a loan in January which only works if he renews his contract for a further year. Manchester United have been informed of the situation by a third party and apparently have no interest in such a transaction. Atletico Madrid were given a report on the player that has caused them to step back. Prior interest of Roma has switched to a different player. Real Sociedad have spoken with Real Madrid about the loan of a player and they can now be discounted. That leaves options in the Premier League with Newcastle, West Ham and Sheffield United now interested. Manchester United may offer to extend to save money on purchases.}




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12 Sep 2021 13:40:06
Anyone else hoping that Dan James has a blinder today?

Mad Hatter

1.) 12 Sep 2021 14:50:07
There will be copious amounts of sprinting to the touchline at breakneck speed, wooing the crowd and falling over the ball when the moment comes to do something with it.

2.) 12 Sep 2021 15:41:24
I hope Dan James has a great career, really hard working honest lad, humble and talented. Maybe his level was a little below what we needed, and he would look out of place in our attack as it is now.

But yes, I'd love him to bag a hat trick today.

3.) 12 Sep 2021 22:27:48
The day Dan James bags a hat trick I’ll run naked through media city. Don’t worry, you’re all safe.

4.) 13 Sep 2021 20:22:11
I've screenshot your reply just in case?.



01 Sep 2021 16:02:31
So, mata got a 1yr extension and will play more games than DvB.

Mad Hatter

1.) 01 Sep 2021 16:42:41
Sent before I finished my post.

The club needed to free up wages yet offered Mata a new deal and wanted too much money for lingard. If wages are an issue, then why commit fringe players to new deals etc.

Fortunately for DJ, he was able to leave the club.

2.) 01 Sep 2021 17:30:18
Not sure they wanted too much for Lingard, the 30 mill or 25 mill the tabloids quoted was nonsense, i'd be surprised if it was half of that, seems he doesn't really want to leave.

3.) 01 Sep 2021 17:53:11
I personally don't like players who are happy being 3rd or 4th choice and hardly play.
Lingard should have pushed for a move.
Not sure how someone is happy to sit on the bench than play 90mins week in and week out and enjoy on the pitch.

4.) 01 Sep 2021 18:44:22
I can think of 100,000 reasons weekly.

5.) 01 Sep 2021 19:06:00
Apparently the only offer we received was 15m, which in light of his form last season and the 30m we got for James seems a little low. I think the club expected West Ham to come back in with a 20-25m offer.

They didn't and he stayed.

6.) 01 Sep 2021 20:09:13
15m with 9 months left in his contract was a great offer.
I think Jesse could be Bruno understudy for the season. In a 55 game season he should start 15 to 20 games if he gets that role.
Ole has to start picking his preferred 11 on a regular basis and have a support player for each position.
Too often if 1 player was out last season ole ended up making 3 or 4 changes because of that 1 enforced change. This leads to players being shunted around and the team finding no rhythm or patterns.
Cf out cf in
Lw out lw in
Cb out cb in
Gk DDG. Hendo
rb AWB. Dalot
lb SHAW. Telles
Cb. VARANE MAGUIRE lidelof bailly
Cm. McTOM DONNY Fred matic
10. BRUNO Jesse
Rw MASON Sancho
CF. RONALDO cavani
When rotating replace like for like. Give players a chance.
If Mason is out sancho comes in and so on.
Thats the way it happens in most teams.
That way the whole team doesn't get shifted around when 1 player goes missing.
Klopp learned that lesson last year too.
It will mean leaving big egos and names on the bench but that's how successful teams are.

7.) 01 Sep 2021 21:53:11

The club need to understand supply and demand, if West Ham want to pay £15m for someone in the last year of their contract, who doesn’t play, order them a taxi.

8.) 01 Sep 2021 23:24:55
Maybe Lingard has gone to West Ham, been by far their best player, and thought he’s too good for them a deserves another go. You don’t leave a club like Utd freely if there’s a chance you might make it.



01 Sep 2021 07:07:39
I wonder how long it will be before the club announce a new deal for lingard?

Mad Hatter

1.) 01 Sep 2021 08:05:56
yep, predicitng a 12 month extension.

2.) 01 Sep 2021 08:34:57
well he now has to show the loyalty ole has put in him.

pay back the belief with good performances. if we get the lingard that played for westham then its a plus, he will prob be back up to bruno which is needed to challenge on all fronts.

3.) 01 Sep 2021 09:31:00
My personal thinking is lingard stayed because he felt we might actually win a trophy this season. Maybe he as a kid always wanted to be in the same dressing room as Ronaldo.
Being a kid in 2007 and watching ronaldo awe the crowd, most United lads would have had a dream to play next to him. I can see lingard scoring 4-5 really crucial goals till end of season.
The one player I would try to freeze out is martial. For me martial is wasting a space in the squad and blocking elangas development in first team.



30 Aug 2021 12:17:29
Fingers crossed that deals are in place for James, Lingard, matic and Jones to be sold or loaned.

Mad Hatter

1.) 30 Aug 2021 13:11:38
Big Phil isn't going anywhere, neither is Matic, Jesse the decision I think lies with him and Dan should take a loan at the least, develop out of the United limelight for a while.

{Ed014's Note - Dan James will never amount to anything like United standard, just cash in.

2.) 30 Aug 2021 13:19:01
Rumor has it both Roma and Juve were interested in Matic at one point or another. I think if we sign a new midfielder (big if) we’ll let him go.

3.) 30 Aug 2021 13:43:35
Dan james is on his way to Leeds by all accounts. Shame your quick to stick the boot in 014, would do a job for Arsenal. But then again Leeds are more likely to finish higher than you this season 😂 so be a good move for him.

{Ed014's Note - oh sorry you’re right, he is United class, how stupid of me 🤦‍♂️

4.) 30 Aug 2021 14:12:33
Where did I say that? I said he's more your level 😂.

{Ed014's Note - that’s your snag, you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about 100% of the time. 🤦‍♂️

5.) 30 Aug 2021 16:09:02
Dan James is a weird one, why did we buy him, are we analysing players correctly before making a bid on them. If I remember didn't we buy him on Giggs recommendation?

6.) 30 Aug 2021 16:11:09
I agree with Ed. I like James attitude and work rate, but it’s clear he doesn’t have the quality. I wish him all the best if he moves because he seems like a very good lad.

7.) 30 Aug 2021 16:30:25
Nice lad, average footballer, never will be anything more and we are correct to sell him.

8.) 30 Aug 2021 17:02:27
Rich coming from an arsenal fan, just saying.

{Ed014's Note - they do say the truth hurts and don’t be a tool and blow others candles out to make yours shine brighter! 🤦‍♂️



28 Aug 2021 08:07:09
I'm wondering with re-signing Ronaldo that partly from the clubs view was that he would bring in extra revenue and help the recovery process after the impact of C.V. has had.

I never thought he would sign for the club again.

Mad Hatter




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12 Oct 2021 13:33:51
Another RW to add to the list. Ate we trying to horde players these days?

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06 Oct 2021 17:02:27
If Utd have a poor O other and November then there will be pressure to sack OGS. Ultimately results costs a manager has job.

Then there are the players, whom can also stop playing for the manager aswell. If he loses the dressing room he will be a goner.

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03 Oct 2021 06:37:56
Brilliant ED0666.

Mad Hatter

{Ed0666's Note - Why thankyou Hatter! Enjoy the game today mate I’m bricking it.



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30 Aug 2021 17:59:38

I couldn't agree more.

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30 Aug 2021 16:40:03

Maybe so, but despite his work ethic being great, he is lacking at the top level. Much of that has been due to poor coaching, since he has joined the club. I don't think he has progressed at all.

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16 Oct 2021 21:15:44
Fingers crossed Jonessy227.

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16 Oct 2021 17:36:14

Roy has won more than Ole.

Mad Hatter

{Ed014's Note - haha, that wouldn’t surprise me mate



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16 Oct 2021 17:27:44

Ole is the new Roy Hodgson.

Mad Hatter

{Ed014's Note - that’s a little unfair on old Roy



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16 Oct 2021 17:21:01
Brilliant Mumbles.

I still can't believe Utd spent £88 million on Maguire. He really is bang average. He is the Emile Heskey of defenders.

Atlanta game is bog, but the game against Liverpool is huge. Will Ole try and rest a few in hope of a win against Liverpool. We will see the return of McFred.

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15 Oct 2021 14:50:28
Good post.

Mad Hatter