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18 Sep 2020 20:19:11
Question for Ed002. How can utd get rid of Jones, lingard, rojo and pereira?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester Evening News, "Donkeys For Sale: 0161 868 8000"}

1.) 18 Sep 2020 22:06:56
Hahahaha 😂😂😂.

2.) 18 Sep 2020 22:18:09
Ed002, you need to occupy the stage at the Albert Hall on comedy night.

3.) 18 Sep 2020 22:30:09

4.) 18 Sep 2020 22:31:35
Lol. Has anyone tried dialling this number? Is it really the Men? I'm not sure I dare.

Thanks Ed002, can I interest you in a donkey?

5.) 18 Sep 2020 23:09:41
That's cruel.

Some poor farmer or someone might actually need a donkey, call that number and get stuck with Phil Jones.

Sure he can probably haul a load, but he'll spend all harvest injured, and his gurning will traumatize the other animals.

6.) 18 Sep 2020 23:24:32

7.) 19 Sep 2020 08:59:42
Coming into panto season.

8.) 18 Sep 2020 23:03:17
🤣🤣🤣 brilliant ed002.

9.) 19 Sep 2020 13:45:11
Don't know about those other players but signing Jones would mean investing in a personal medical room to keep him company throughout his contract as well as paying his wages. Don't think anyone would be as gracious as Man United to do that.



19 Jul 2017 17:55:44
I've just read that there's more fantasy football going on at City with the signing of Danilo.

I find it very curious that there was no suggestion we were in for him since in my opinion we need another right back and he is willing to come to Manchester. Plus he was only £26 million!

It could be just that he preferred City or having worked once with our beam of sunshine manager decided never again.

The other possibilities are we have an alternative coming in or simply that Mourinho is happy with the players we have for that position. I noticed Valencia played at right back against Salt Lake and I think TFM got some time there as well. I didn't watch the Galaxy game. Has anyone else played at right back pre-season? Do you think Mourinho is happy to go into the season with those two plus Darmian?

1.) 19 Jul 2017 18:19:44
The fact he has slumped at Real and can't defend might be a reason.

2.) 19 Jul 2017 18:28:38
We can't sign everyone mate. Our targets were Semedo, Fabinho and Aurier. With Danilo plying his trade in Porto for a few years before moving to Madrid, I'm sure Jose knows enough about him and whether he'd suit us, evidently not. It's about getting players in that will suit our system and compliment our other players.

3.) 19 Jul 2017 18:42:23
When dids he work with jose mancman?

4.) 19 Jul 2017 18:53:06
Since the De Gea debarcle last season I can, t see Real Madrid selling us any ground staff never mind any players.
I know we have numerous targets, Perisic, Matic, Fabinho . Jose wanted them on the U. S tour, But you can't make clubs sell their players because we are interested in them.
Still feel a lot of players are not that keen on playing for Jose, It's only because we pay over the odds for players and agent fees, that we get them to sign.
City and pep put in offers for players, and get them.
Long time to go in the market I know, But we don't want to be signing players 24 hrs before season starts, Remember the Fellani deal anyone?

5.) 19 Jul 2017 18:59:26
Players want to play for Mourinho but we are not ready to meet he asking price.

6.) 19 Jul 2017 20:27:28
The United money men have their limits and rightly stick to it. Pep is playing a real life version of Football Manager at the moment and is yet to address the left back position and centre half.

7.) 19 Jul 2017 20:34:14
More to the point why buy a 2nd rb who can't defend for 26 mill after shelling out 55 mill for another rb who can't defend. What about their much vaunted academy if they wanted a bench sitter.

8.) 20 Jul 2017 09:22:13
The best right back to come through their academy is now first choice at Spurs and was sold for £3.5 million.

9.) 20 Jul 2017 13:25:35
Ken, you're right. After I posted I realised I hadn't checked whether his time at Real had co-incided with Mourinho's.

Nonetheless, because none of our wide players are natural wingers, I do think we need overlapping attacking fullbacks and both Walker and Danilo would fit the bill.

If we bring in a true defensive midfielder then I'm not so bothered about how well our fullbacks can defend, as long as they are good going forward.




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25 Aug 2020 12:30:30
Seriously? Giving the Ed/ Eds abuse after all the hard work they put into this site? Words fail me.

Whoever you idiots are, will you please do one and leave the rest of us alone to enjoy what we have here.

On a related note, I am quite depressed by what Ed002 said about what Utd are doing in the transfer market.

1.) 25 Aug 2020 13:02:01
I haven't been out the house for 6 years, I've got 8 cats, no girlfriend, a restraining order from Susannah Reid and have just finished a two year project of building a scale model of Notre Dame cathedral out of fig rolls and custard creams. But take it from me folks who go on internet to troll or abuse people -especially the Eds on this site need to get a life. Sad really.

2.) 25 Aug 2020 14:29:58
Would love to tuck into that Notre Dame model
And a cup of tea though.



13 Jul 2020 13:08:26
Anyone else excited about the prospect of going 3rd tonight?

1.) 13 Jul 2020 13:41:02
I think we all are.

2.) 13 Jul 2020 13:41:02
I think we all are.

3.) 13 Jul 2020 13:55:27
I'm a little excited by the prospect but I'm not expecting it. I think we have a great chance, but Southampton aren't mugs and won't just give us the win without a fight. They beat City since the restart so they have form for beating teams that on paper are stronger than them.

Also as Ole suggested we are going to have to start to consider rotation, 3 games in 6 days is a lot, and we need to rest players probably in each of the three games.

So far since the restart we have won every game by 3 goals where we have named our strongest 11, the two games we haven't named our strongest 11 is include the 1-1 draw with Spurs and the narrow 2-1 win against Norwich in the cup.

I think that highlights that our strongest 11 is very good, but our squad is lacking and when we rotate we aren't as likely to run out easy winners.

With us playing Leicester on the final day and Chelsea playing Wolves I think the next three results will either set us up for a strong finish to the season or mean it's a nail biting finish.

4.) 13 Jul 2020 14:13:01
I am actually happy you posted this. It our matchday and an important on at that, so I'd rather be talking about our chances of going third and keeping it than wasting our time on the city decision. Our qualification is in our hands, hopefully we see it through.
I am excited and a little nervous to be honest. Somehow i felt less pressure while doing the chasing, but now with the chance of actually leapfrogging both Chelsea and Leicester is quite a bottle of excitement and anxiety. Add to that, if we pull tonight off, we will need extra focus for the remaining matches to keep hold of 3rd.

Glory Glory Man Utd!

5.) 13 Jul 2020 14:53:47
I'm excited as well as nervous.
Praying that players don't pick up any injuries.

6.) 13 Jul 2020 16:47:21
I would start with our strongest 11. A win tonight puts the pressure on them so we must go for it.

7.) 13 Jul 2020 17:53:10
Totally agree PogtheDog. Spot on imo.

8.) 13 Jul 2020 18:20:06
Agree pog. As jack Charlton would say put em under pressure.

9.) 13 Jul 2020 18:29:53
We could play our strongest 11 and still lose. Maybe some of them need a break.

Imagine if we play our strongest 11, but a few of them are running on empty and we lose. It cranks up pressure on our other games, further knackers our best players and dents their confidence.

{Ed025's Note - you have to try and win all your remaining games shappy, but i fancy a 2-2 draw tonight, two good offensive teams with poor defences mate..

10.) 13 Jul 2020 19:12:54
A poor defence with joint 2nd best record.



30 Jun 2020 13:32:16
Let's talk pure football.

What do you think will be the next innovations in football?

We've gone from 235 to 442 to 352 to 4231 and plenty of different formations. We've seen false nines, midfield diamonds, inverted wingers, fullbacks coming into midfield, a big man upfront, overlapping centre backs and loads of new ideas over the years.

What next? More knowledgeable students of the game will probably tell me I'm wrong about this but many things come full circle so my prediction is for football to revert to being more attacking with more players up front. It seems to me that Liverpool already play with almost five players up front and while the two widest players are nominally called full backs, they are more like wingers most of the time with Sane and Salah acting as inside forwards. It seems to be working for them so perhaps more teams will follow their model?

{Ed002's Note - Folks are very often misled about formations as they constantly need to adapt during a match. I recall a discussion once where it was decided that the only time formations could be considered fixed was at kick off. I know this guy at Clairefontaine who for maybe 25 years has been studying if and how different formations are applied. He advocates and teaches that certain sides (he cites Barcelona, Chelsea, Ajax and Kashima Antlers) that have achieved varying levels of success have actually now reverted to something between no formation at all and the Metodo approach and that strict formations should be a thing of the past. He wants to see intelligent players that can adapt as the game changes and this is what is being taught to the French kids who are seen as the future of the game in France. The reality is that whilst defending, even these sides will adopt a 3, 4 or 5 at the back with one or two in front. However, going forward these clubs look to 6 or 7 players being entirely flexible in the positions and space they fill - the premise being if they are intelligent players they will naturally work as a unit and make themselves available to constantly open up new options.}

1.) 30 Jun 2020 13:59:11
I can see a point in the future were heading and sliding challenges will be outlawed.
Not in the immediate future but perhaps at underage level.
The game is becoming somewhat sterile for me.
I also think that Var will become more influential whether we like it or not.

2.) 30 Jun 2020 14:30:55
In possession out possession, if x has it or y has it . Area of the pitch the ball is, constantly changing.

3.) 30 Jun 2020 16:05:13
If the 5 substitutes rule becomes the norm from next season on, i think it will have a major impact on the tactical approach to games. We may see teams looking at adopting distinct tactics at different points in the game as they will now have enough substitutes to make a significant difference in the way they play. We may start seeing extreme formations as result of this. while a defensive 5-4-1 is not uncommon for teams setting up a low block, we seldom see teams play with a 2-4-4 or 2-4-1-3 style formation for large periods of the game as they can't bring on enough personnel to play in the formation effectively or can't revert back if things go awry. Now teams can start sway between extremely attacking and defensive formations fairly quickly, and mroe importantly, with the right personnel. Almost a NFL -type approach with sets of players with special qualities (special teams -esque) coming on to do a particular job.
Half time and first half substitutions may become more common as will substituting substitutes and the concept of a starting 11 will become diluted. I also expect the play to become more intense (pressing, chasing etc. ) and games to end with greater energy.
On a side note, i expect (and hope) they also sort this VAR thing out.
A bonus would be having a minimum of 3 home grown players in any match day squad.

4.) 01 Jul 2020 12:50:26
Some really interesting, thought provoking replies; thanks very much.

What you all talk about are massive changes to the game yet are all very plausible, if not likely.

In 10 years time we could be watching a very different game.

What Ed002 talks about is exciting, especially if players become interchangeable and rotate in their positions. It was quite interesting to watch what happened in the game against Norwich when Maguire went upfront and Williams moved to centre half.

Ken, I agree about tackling but if we can make it safer without removing it all together then that has to be a good thing.

The intrusion of VAR could become a monster with the game becoming more stop/ start while phases of play are meticulously analysed. I was against VAR from the start and I've seen nothing to change my mind.

Ryans LF, I fear what you are describing but see how it could develop if we keep the 5 sub rule. It will be interesting to see how it used for the rest of this season.



19 Mar 2020 08:58:13
I'm not Pogba's biggest fan but the Daily Fail takes the biscuit today with their headline of him training in a Juve shirt.

Turns out his shirt has Matuidi's name and number on the back and he's just showing support for his sick friend but it's obvious the Fail was trying to suggest otherwise.

The latest report I read about Pogba;s future was that Utd were going to trigger his year contract extract extension and turn down Juve's 100 million euro offer. Ed002, do you know anything about this?

{Ed002's Note - Juventus has not made an offer at all.}

1.) 19 Mar 2020 16:21:43
Sorry Ed002 that is bull. My mate Dave drinks in the Trafford, he knows a bloke who goes to an Italian in Deansgate and the waiter has an Uncle in Milan. This uncle knows an elder bloke who went to a Juventus game in 1970 and he has confirmed the bid.

2.) 19 Mar 2020 18:27:35
Pogba knows what he's doing come on! I don't care either way but jesus christ why not wear a france shirt with his name on then?

3.) 19 Mar 2020 21:57:14
Dan James that's a good point. Thanks, now we are free to dislike Pogba just a little bit more.

Well done Daily Fail, keep them coming.

4.) 19 Mar 2020 22:28:51
The point is he should know better. He knows exactly what it means for him to be wearing a Juventus top. It all choreographed rubbish from him and his agent. Same as when he dies his hair light blue just before the manchester derby.

At some point you have to call a bad egg and bad egg and move on.

5.) 19 Mar 2020 22:47:40
the two new lads in jan have done more than the to er has in 3 years.

6.) 20 Mar 2020 07:32:12
I agree; he's a tool and I'll be happy to see the back of him so we can replace him with a footballer.

Do you really think he thinks he is sending a message or making a point with that Juve shirt other than support for Matuidi? It's quite petty and pathetic if he does.



20 Dec 2019 06:32:59
Can't believe us or Arsenal didn't move for Ancellotti and let him go to Everton.

I find it amazing that these multi million pound businesses fill their key positions with unproven beginners such as Arteta and Solksjaer at these critical times rather than taking on a vastly experienced winner.

I know that could have been said of Jose but he was just a grumpy so and so who didn't want to be at Utd so that arrangement didn't stand a chance from day one.

1.) 20 Dec 2019 09:25:46
Well we didn’t go for Ancelotti because we have a manager.

2.) 20 Dec 2019 10:12:03
Not a very good one though Caolan. Given his awful record, the club would have been well within its rights to sack him and make the massive upgrade to Ancellotti.

Like I said, Man Utd is a business not an old boys club. This is just another example of amateurism.

I bet Everton can't believe their luck.

{Ed025's Note - we cant MM..

3.) 20 Dec 2019 11:13:21
Ancelotti is no longer a top tier manager. His last two jobs (Bayern and Napoli) have shown that to be the case. I would have loved him after Fergie but I would not take him now. There are reports of his training sessions lacking intensity and he’s too soft on his players. He has a wonderful CV m, especially in the CL, but has always struggled in the league. 1 serie A title in 9 years with that amazing Milan side in the mid to late 2000s suggests that. I think it’s a massive coup for Everton but I have a little doubt over his suitability for the role. I hope it works out though because he’s always been someone I’ve admired, I just don’t think his stock is as high as it once was. Much better and more progressive managers out there should we look for a new one.

4.) 20 Dec 2019 10:58:34
Has he ever built a team or just inherited them?

{Ed025's Note - a bit of both actually steve, he does need money and has always bought quality but he does improve sides, and he will need to have all that and a bit more if he is to turn us into a top 6 team mate..

5.) 20 Dec 2019 11:02:02
Ending in tears Ed025, Ancelotti is just not good enough anymore, couple that with the fact that your team/ squad is poor and it's a recipe for disaster.

{Ed025's Note - thanks for that scholesy, he is good enough though and his record is second to none, i think we are lucky to have him and he has the experience and tactical know-how to make us a force once again mate, let me ask you a question... would you rather have ancelotti or OGS as uniteds manager?..

6.) 20 Dec 2019 15:09:10
I’d take OGS for now and wait for someone better.

7.) 20 Dec 2019 16:21:45
No choice Eric 😁.

8.) 20 Dec 2019 16:28:34
Neither Ed025 because they're both not good enough, would stick with OGS IF i had to pick one simply because he seems to be targeting the right players in the transfer market, young, full of potential, want to play for the club etc.

{Ed025's Note - time will tell i suppose mate..

9.) 20 Dec 2019 16:29:59
His last two jobs have been underwhelming to say the least, poor at Bayern and even worse at Napoli, who sit 7th in the league.

10.) 20 Dec 2019 19:05:59
As opposed to the last two jobs that OGS had 😂😂😂

I jest - I like OGS in charge and his strategy although I’d like to see a DoF and some new coaches/ assistant manager injected into the club. We’re a bit one dimensional.

11.) 20 Dec 2019 20:50:49
I accept that his last two appointments didn't go as well as his previous achievements but I do think he would have been a good fit for MU.

Mourinho's last two appointments didn't work out well but there is every chance he might find his groove again at Spurs.

The idea that Solksjaer is a better option than Ancellotti is laughable.

Ed002, what's your view on how Ancellotti might have worked out at Utd and do you predict he will do well at Everton?

12.) 21 Dec 2019 12:29:47
Jose's last two appointments didn't work out MancMan? He won the league at Chelsea.

13.) 22 Dec 2019 10:58:14
I guess it depends on what we mean by didn't work out. Ancellotti won the league with Bayern but you reckon that was underwealming.

Let's just say that in both cases the wheels came off.




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18 Sep 2020 23:24:53
I agree with the fat dead cheeseburger muncher. Auh huh!



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18 Sep 2020 23:22:01
Are you volunteering WRD?



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18 Sep 2020 22:41:07
Who in their right mind would prefer to live in Paris rather than Manchester?



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18 Sep 2020 22:31:35
Lol. Has anyone tried dialling this number? Is it really the Men? I'm not sure I dare.

Thanks Ed002, can I interest you in a donkey?



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18 Sep 2020 20:16:33
Great move if he gets a game and doesn't sit on the bench all season.




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18 Sep 2020 13:19:31
I think a successful window also includes moving on a number of players. I won't bother listing them because we all know who they are.



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15 Sep 2020 22:23:50
Or maybe we prefer an alternative such as Telle?



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14 Sep 2020 23:11:54
No point in Bale or Costa if they are always injured.



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14 Sep 2020 12:13:56
DSG, it doesn't need defining. Players can dominate a game from anywhere on the pitch. You know it when you see it, no?



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13 Sep 2020 17:29:50
Shappy, in what world do the talents of Lingard, Jones and Smalling deserve £120k a week?

Sure, a man utd regular might deserve that kind of money but these guys should not be Man Utd players. It's an embarrassment that they are still at the club.