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31 May 2020 17:31:11
Saul Niquez on his twitter posting he will announce new club in three days.


1.) 31 May 2020 19:37:18
If this is true and not a windup, then reckon he’ll either stay at Athletico, or go to Juventus or PSG (though maybe too similar to Verrati perhaps? ) : United do t seem to have Pogba sorted yet and not sure if he’ll take the risk of City getting a Euro ban.

If he goes to Juventus, could mean Pofba’s most likely escape route blocked and he has to stay with United.

2.) 31 May 2020 22:09:06
Not sure many clubs, if any are going to spending big cash in the current climate.

3.) 31 May 2020 23:06:04
Well he’s recently followed Bruno, Pogba and man it’s foundation on Instagram. Utd move confirmed :’)

4.) 01 Jun 2020 04:47:10
I m sure that " club" will not be football related. just a tease. some horse riding, golf, charity club will it be. don't expect such high profile move to be confirmed like this during this time.

5.) 01 Jun 2020 15:50:17
Saul's Nightclub!

6.) 02 Jun 2020 20:32:22
I’ve seen a few things say it’s to do with an esports club.
We will know soon enougj!



16 Jan 2020 11:24:01
I have a friend who worked with Shaw at Southampton. He says that Shaw is the thickest person he has ever met and that is the real problem with him. He says nothing ever clicks with him and he really doesn't get it.

Nice lad he says, but as thick as two short planks.


1.) 16 Jan 2020 11:41:30
He's a footballer! But to be at the bottom of the class in a class of idiots. >.

2.) 16 Jan 2020 21:43:30
Get fit - play better. Simple for him.

3.) 16 Jan 2020 22:11:50
i have heard exactly the same.

4.) 17 Jan 2020 21:44:54
so what? Rooney is as thick as they come and still had a pretty decent career with us.




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13 Jul 2021 19:35:31
Sancho is having his medical, can't wait to see him at OT.




01 Oct 2020 16:11:05
BBC has an interesting article on Dennis Bergkamp, who seems to be looking to get back into coaching (not head coach job according to him). I wouldn't mind seeing Dennis coming and replacing any one of our coaching staff.


1.) 01 Oct 2020 17:15:28
We need a coach who knows how to organise the back 4.

2.) 01 Oct 2020 17:32:11
No coach could substitute for lack of pace.

3.) 01 Oct 2020 18:05:35
Lack of pace is easy to mitigate. Sadly it has a big impact in style and tactics though.

4.) 04 Oct 2020 01:22:39
Footballing brain and reading of the game is the most important.
Good positioning can compensate for the lack of pace.



10 Aug 2019 09:43:50
My take on the transfer window. We are rebuilding, we should only bring players in who we are confident will be part of a team that wins the league. In our three signings I see theee players who could be a part of this.

The rebuild was always going to take three or more seasons to be in a place to challenge for title.

A successful season for me isn't result based. It's about Ole implementing a style of play. It's about the coaching staff developing players to grow those who are going to be a part of that future into the players who are good enough to be in a title winning team.

Are players such as Greenwood and Garner good enough to develop then they need time and space and coaching to develop including game time.

Established first teamers such as Martial and Rashford need to continue to improve and if they are not good enough or not able to develop that's needs to be identified and they need to be moved on.

Players such as McTominey need to play and be developed to become the player that can be part of a title winning team.

We don't have a god give right to win titles. We have to earn that right which I accept means building a team which means developing our players and means identifying players who will be a part of that to bring in.

I am excited about this season not because I think we can win this year but because I hope to see the foundation being built for a team to challenge for a title in the future.

Even moving players out not good enough isn't going to happen in one window.

If we develop what we have, move on what will never be good enough and bring in 2-3 players a year then this team can in another two seasons be where we want it to be.

Success right now isn't about titles or champions league qualification it's about building blocks for the future and if we have achieved that this season it has been a success in my eyes.

I will reserve judgement on this until I have seen what transpires on the pitch this year.


1.) 10 Aug 2019 11:07:05
Rebuilding the defence is complete.
In the Next window we will fix the midfield by signing Bruno, Saul Niguez and Jadon Sancho.

2.) 10 Aug 2019 11:25:58
TRD, if we sign one of those player snext summer, well have done well and that's on the assumption we get champions league.

3.) 10 Aug 2019 11:26:19

Problem is that unless we make top four those players are very unlikely to come, so only fixing defence is short sighted.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 14:01:03
Arsenal fan? Liverpool fan?

5.) 11 Aug 2019 01:25:59
It might be a little premature to say the defence is fixed, those 5 players who look like a good unit on paper have not played a competitive game together yet 😊.



28 Jul 2019 23:00:23
Watching Athletico playing a while back with my son, my dad and my grandad because nothing much else was on. The womenfolk had all gone out to see a show.
My grandad says See that boy there, he reminds me of Big Dunc, he was on about Saul.

My hero was always Robson and my grandad swears he wasnt even fit to lace Edwards boots. I seem to remember rumours that we could have had him a few years ago, lucky escape there.


1.) 28 Jul 2019 23:27:50
I’m 43 too! I remember Danny Wallace, Remi Moses and Russel Beardsmore, loved every minute. £2 entry into the stretford end, good times!
I’m also old enough to remember when you could (if your parents didn’t mind) watching when teams had 5 a side tournaments in the first division, ha.

Ed’s, and everyone else I love this site, entertainment, insight and especially the Ed’s quality information! How you put up with endless questions, more often than not the same question. It’s testament to the hard work, and I commend you.

{Ed0333's Note - Remi Moses was some player. Loved that guy.

2.) 29 Jul 2019 00:26:50
i am 55 older than both of you so ha.

3.) 29 Jul 2019 06:16:42
I’m of a similar vintage (as are many I’m sure) I have fond memories of watching United with Coppell one one side and Hill on the other. the good old days 😊.

4.) 29 Jul 2019 07:53:12
I grew up watching Coppell and Hill, I was Coppell my mate was Hill when we had a kick about. Gordon Hill is doing an evening with him at the Bishops Blaize round the corner from the ground in August.

5.) 29 Jul 2019 09:26:09
Cool, the good old days
Same for me I was Coppell when playing at school or at training and my mate (a United fan) on the left was Hill.

We were surrounded by Liverpool supporters though. Not good when they were at the top. We got there eventually though. I’d love to listen to Gordon won’t happen though as I’m in Australia 😞😁.

6.) 29 Jul 2019 16:27:20
I never thought Remi quite reached his full potential at United. I always thought he should of gone on to be a truly world class player. He was a beast in midfield though. A bit more suited to today's style of play, pressing and breaking up play maybe.
I'd always hoped we'd get Statham from WBA as well. Great player.
Still, we had Albiston, who was my hero back then. Always gave 100%.

{Ed0333's Note - if Moses’ career wasn’t blighted by serious injuries he would have been a club legend. He was a combatant yet silky midfielder the only thing that stopped his star shining was the injuries. I just remembered he was Manchester born also.

7.) 29 Jul 2019 18:00:32
Anyone remembers Cloughie quote when Moses signed for half a million. He said that for less he could have the original moses and the tablets :)




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13 Sep 2021 17:57:07
Seeing players of the quality of the players that came in this summer is going to make players more likely want to play at Utd.

Players want to play with top players just as they want to play under top managers. I would guess its Ronaldo and Varane that is more impactive than Ole and Phelan but maybe I am wrong.




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30 Aug 2021 19:49:09
I think I have said this this before but it's by far the best move for James, he will get to work with an excellent manager who will help improve him, it's the move he should have made instead of coming here originally.




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27 Aug 2021 15:54:13
Now BBC are running it as a story I tend to think there is a real liklihood of it happening.




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24 Jul 2021 20:11:29
The staff in the reception and canteen are made to feel loved because he's so nice to them, true.




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24 Jul 2021 13:08:09
Well I don't agree with it but I will get behind him and support him and the team and hope to God I am wrong about him and he delivers us a third era of exciting attacking attractive football to deliver us EPL/ CL success.





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10 Sep 2021 18:58:46
Cracking little place Privett Park, this season Soothills are running the new tea shop in the corner of the ground. Southills for the uninitiated are a fantastic bakery in Fareham. It's better than Bensons in both Freckleton and Kirkham that I used to visit when I was a kid going to see the grandparents. I am not sure if Bensons is still around but if you ever find yourself in the Portsmouth area go visit Soothills.




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02 Sep 2021 20:38:41
Just to clarify not that it matters really but I meant only my dad got to see him play at OT live as my grandad stopped going for health reasons not that my grandad had passed which is how it read.




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02 Sep 2021 20:21:07
Both my grandad and dad always said it was Duncan Edwards hands down and he was years from his peak. Physically gra dad said he was dominant to a level no one had ever seen before but he also said he could do everything heading shooting passing both feet tackling including when he wanted, the crowd pleasing little flicks and tricks.

He also raved about Best saying you thought he was the luckiest player ever because in every challenge it always felt that the ball would always bounce to Best's feet or to where Best would take advantage of it, obviously it wasn't luck but his quick feet and football brain. They also said he could dish it out and was a proper nasty little bugger when he needed to be as well. He would get hacked to pieces but dished it back and would have torn modern defenders to shreds such was his close control and modern defenders inability or fear to tackle.

As for Ronnie well only my dad got to see him and loved him too, would say he was one of only a few who could have played with the Babes though no way would big Dunc or Roger Byrne allowed him to throw himself around!

From non United players they both rave about Tom Finney saying he had the most beautiful balance and could play anyway across the forward line. the both reckon he was better than Matthews.




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01 Sep 2021 00:18:31
Our squad is too big and too expensive to bring others in. It is also too big to allow our talented looking youngsters a chance. I think a few more have to go before we get our squad to where we want it.




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28 Aug 2021 14:43:15
The best thing for me about Ronaldo returning is that Greenwood Rashford Sancho etc are going to watch this machine in training and how he lives his life and realise hopefully, that if you want to be the very best this is the level of dedication you need. Ronaldo also has the mentality of being a winner and hopefully will demand this from them just as the Nevilles and Keanes did of him when he was a young kid first arriving in Manchester.