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15 Apr 2015 10:22:41
Clyne to united a done deal apparently? If so surely that means Rafael will be on his way with Valencia looking like being back up next season.


1.) 15 Apr 2015 12:23:06
Rafael certainly on his way out. Just a shame he could not live upto his potential

2.) 15 Apr 2015 12:45:14
Yeah, I'll never forget his goals against QPR and Liverpool.

3.) 15 Apr 2015 13:49:06
With respect to valencia, i would still rather see young saidy janko as back up.

4.) 16 Apr 2015 15:37:13
Hey, Rafa is on his way to Valencia? Andre Gomes! Surely a deal could be fixed? Plus cash maybe?

5.) 16 Apr 2015 16:04:21
Sorry edd's, read it the wrong way? Still thInk we should go for dybala? Don't want him at arsenal!



16 Feb 2015 09:54:25
It looks like Roma and Cagliari may have already started negotiations to work out Radja Nainggolan's ownership so he is 100% Roma's. Ed002 have United been in contact with either Roma or Nainggolan's agent about a potential transfer? I just wonder as you've mentioned him possibly moving to United if his ownership situation is sorted out.

What are other people's views on him? Watched him again today and he looks like a solid midfielder, similar style to Vidal albeit more defensively focused. Maybe a cheaper, less risky alternative to the Chilean?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any contact Ozwald.}

1.) 16 Feb 2015 19:03:52
Okay, thanks as always!



10 Feb 2015 21:40:15
Ed002, do we have any interest in Jackson Martinez? I read that we've had him scouted recently. I'm guessing certain strikers may be being looked at to bring in as a cheap alternative to Falcao come the end of the season. Thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - I don't see JM moving to Old Trafford this summer?}

1.) 10 Feb 2015 22:45:49
Cheers. I rate the guy, good scoring record for Porto. Is there much interest in him from other clubs do you know?

{Ed002's Note - He wants a move to Italy and there will be options.}

2.) 11 Feb 2015 12:35:11
The guys good. But, personally, ages isn't on his side!



15 Jan 2015 10:04:52
Ed002 if you're be so kind, which clubs have an interest in Marquinhos if any? Thanks! Seeing a couple of stories this morning saying we've opened talks with PSG to sign him.

I don't think he's the experienced CB we're missing so badly. However signing him as well as an experienced CB is a different story though.


{Ed002's Note - PSG's Marquinhos looked to be moving on in the summer with discussions held with Barcelona. The player was offered to Chelsea but they have another player as a target. I understand that efforts were being made to entice either Manchester United or Manchester City in to a cash bid but they would be reluctant at the price being asked. I am not aware of any firm interest at this time but PSG are looking to move players on to raise funds.}

1.) 15 Jan 2015 14:23:29
Hi Ed, sorry to bother you with this. Is Lucas one of the players they are looking to move on? And are there clubs who hold an interest in him?
Cheers, great work on the site.

{Ed002's Note - He is not.}

2.) 15 Jan 2015 14:45:37
Appreciate the info Ed002! I think he's one of the most promising young CB's around behind Varane who i'm guessing is other target Chelsea have in mind.

Apparently Marquinhos isn't happy with the amount of playing time since David Luiz has come in.

Will be interesting to follow, see how desperate PSG are to raise cash by their willingness to reduce the asking price.

{Ed002's Note - They will not be desperate and will not be looking to drop his price.}

3.) Thanks a lot for the swift reply, Ed. Your insights are truly invaluable :)

4.) 15 Jan 2015 21:18:09
I suppose there are other players they'd want to sell before him anyway. He'd probably have to try force his way out if he really wasn't happy there. Cheers ed.



26 Oct 2014 14:51:01
No Jones or Falcao on the bus according to Gary Neville.





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03 Sep 2016 20:30:32
Hi all, been a while! Could anyone shed some light on this Angel Gomes in the u18s even though he's only just about to turn 16?! Don't know much about him and haven't had much of a chance to watch the u18s. Thanks.


1.) 03 Sep 2016 22:16:35
Have watched him for a while very skilful attacking midfielder but needs to bulk up to withstand the rigours of English football.

2.) 03 Sep 2016 22:26:42
looks like the real deal he is the cousin of Nani and his dad is Gil gomes who played for salford think this kid will go along way.

3.) 03 Sep 2016 22:28:48
Great little player, had another tremendous game against Middlesbrough. there's 2 or 3 decent players in the U18's. he's wears 10, but players more like a midfielder but i think he'll end up a proper number 10. This lad has ever chance of making it.

4.) 03 Sep 2016 22:34:27
He needs to bulk up? The kid is 15!

5.) 03 Sep 2016 23:11:07
One of the coach's (can't remember who) said towards the end of last season that he was ready for the first team now. Not seen him play myself.

6.) 04 Sep 2016 02:42:08
If i was a betting man i would say he would in or close to the 1st team by the time he's 18, if he stays injury free and keeps progressing the way he is, he is a real talent and one to keep an eye on. Will be interesting to see how he fairs against a powerful City team next week.

7.) 04 Sep 2016 05:12:22
His intelligence and skill level is premier league standard. He may not be ready in stature but that doesn't mean they would even come near him for a tackle, just like Scholes he has knack for finding space and time on the ball but has all the bags of tricks and flicks to go with it! Also the way he dribbles the ball at speed is maddd, him and Indy Boonen who's kicked off this season to a great start are the ones to watch I think.

8.) 04 Sep 2016 11:48:05
This is the biggest problem with English football.

We shouldn't be concerning ourselves with "bulking" him up. What is this fasination with taking talented players and instead of focusing on maximising their talent we want to make them athletes?

He's 15 for gods sake, he will grow into his body in his own good time. Trying to force it only weakens the body long term and by 23 he will be labled "injury prone" look at Jones, Rodwell or Wilshere for example.

9.) 04 Sep 2016 15:35:09
It's very clear to most people, you shouldn't be experimenting with you're body until you've fully developed as much as you can. Now I don't wanna go too much into this, but Gomez is very young and hasn't even come close to his full development. He won't be doing any extra weight classes until he's old enough to have a pint at the very least, or maybe even 21.

10.) 04 Sep 2016 18:04:23
When I say bulk up its not that he should be a tank in physique but professional footballers need to have strength to survive a fast physical game. look at pictures of all the top players at 15 compared to when they were 23 and you will see what I mean. Perhaps the best examplr was Ronaldo when he joined us and as he is now. Physique wise chalk and cheese. It's not coincidence that he and Messi are very strong physically and have been able to play as skilfully as they do without major injuries despite always being targeted by opponents.

11.) 04 Sep 2016 20:07:19
Angel Gomes won't be 23 for 8 years. The idea that people are talking about the need for a 15 year old to bulk up is worrying but sadly not completely out of line with what happens at professional clubs. There is a blaise attitude to listening to what is right for young players from a physical perspective in this country.

One small example that could one day become a massive issue is getting youth players to head the ball. In America for example that have banned under 14's from heading a ball and that is likely to be pushed back to under 16's soon. The reason is that repeated shocks from heading a ball could be damaging to the developing brain. Yet in this country every weekend you will hear coaches up and down the country telling children as young as 6 or 7 to put their head on it.

Its not done through spite but through ignorance and a blaise attitude where people say something stupid like "it never did me any harm".

I turned down two chances to go into academies as a youngster as they spent as much time in the gym as they did training with the ball. Admittedly that was 16 years ago but sadly little progress has been made in that time.

How many of our top young players do we see who become injury prone because we push their bodies too hard too young before they're ready. Phil Jones, Jack Rodwell, Jack Wilshere, Ross Barkley ect ect.

It's dangerous and until we admit our failures we will never be able to changes things for the better.

12.) 04 Sep 2016 23:14:24
Xavi Iniesta Deco and messi are all migits. Xavi was also small framed, Gomez right now is probably not far off from Xavis height and stature, and Xavi dictated games. He controlled everything, never gave away a pass, no one could get close to him. In English football, they overlook size for everything, when it should be on technical merits.
I like to think, United with the likes of Barcelona are different. Age and size are no restrictions if you're good enough.

13.) 05 Sep 2016 07:19:57
You'd like to think so Cr92, but why didn't Jesse Lingard make his debut until in his 20's, or why Larnell Cole never made his debut or Mats Moller Daehli? Or countless other disgared by our club before they reach under 18's/ 21's due to their size.

It appears in England their is a "you must be this tall to go on the ride" type sign outside the first team door.

Several things need to change, we need to take some of the physicality out of our game, as its only injuring young talented players and hinderimg them in reaching their potential. I stress some, and not all. Ultimately refs need to provide more protection to young players. There is still a cynical side to professional football where older players think its a rite of passage to try and give a lesson to the young uns. And give them a few welcome to the jungle style kicks and knocks. Its pathetic and juvinile, and it needs to stop. No doubt that thought flashed across the mind of Kevin Davies not long before he smashed into a young Tom Cleverley. Now I'm not saying that was the reason for Tom not progressing as we hoped, but the best part of a year out injured will have hardly done his development any good.

Secondly we need to change the youth set up, they are making changes and only time will tell how well or if those chnages have worked. Currently the gulf between under 23 football and professional football is far too high a jump. We need a far more competitive and more technically based league to bridge the gap between youth football and professional football.

But most importantly we need to educate and remove these old school ideas and coaches from our game.

14.) 05 Sep 2016 09:03:24
Shappy, I'm fully with you on most of what you have said. You've mentioned Dhaeli and Cole, 2 players I had high hopes for at this club. I honestly thought Dhaeli was the next best thing and I still think he could make it. Larnell Cole on the other hand, as great as he was for the u21s, wasn't ready by any means for 1st team football, United simply couldn't see him transitioning into the squad. Dhaeli on the other hand left us. He didn't want to try and fight for a United career, we never wanted to get rid of him. Things where said, as of how home sick he was. Lingard was undoubtedly not even ready at 20 :/ . And tbh Lingard went out on loan to prove himself all them times and gain experience. that's what helped him settle into the squad, not because let's send him out on loan and hope he grows by the time he's 24. He's only just started to work on his physical side. He has grown in height but his stature is still small. Rafael and Fabio, both tiny when they came over but when SAF wanted to play them, there size or age never came into it. They came straight from Brazil and into the 1st team squad. And the best one of all. The man himself, my favourite all time player and probably many others too, Scholes! He just proves, if you're good enough, age or size doesn't matter. No matter how much they can emphasise size and stature in the game over here, technical players will make it. Also Fabregas started at Arsenal, not the biggest but for he broke into the team, training with the likes of Campbell Van Bronkhorst Viera Ljungberg and so on. Fabregas was amazing at drifting around the pitching and slotting in them deft passes.

15.) 05 Sep 2016 10:31:02
Bringing up Scholes as proof young players get their chance regardless of size is a bit of a moot point. One because he has retired now, his debut was 20 years ago, also he was part of the same youth team as Giggs and Butt. Both Giggs and Butt made their debuts as 17 year olds, yet the more talented Scholes didn't make his first team debute until he was 20.

Why, because he wasn't deemed physically ready at 17 inspite of his superior skill.

Fabregas was given the oppotunity at a different club, as a side note at one point he looked like he was going to be labelled as injury prone. Too much gym time too young? Possibly.

Unfortunately its a mind set that comes straight out of our culture which is why it will be so hard to change. Richard Scudamore has changed the youth set up in this country 12 times in 16 years. This proves two things, first that there is a problem, and secondly that Scudamore doesn't know how/ have the resources to fix.

16.) 06 Sep 2016 17:07:02
Looked like a great talent Moller Daehli, too bad he has missed way over a year with a jumpers knee. He is just getting back to form now and will play u21 vs England soon. great for him to be back playing again, hope he is done with his injury problems now.



02 Aug 2016 21:53:40
Who else thinks we should keep Fellaini? I'd rather not sell him, he'd be a great player to bring on against certain teams or in a match against a team we're failing to penetrate. He seems liked amongst the squad too which is great for team spirit which as we've seen with leceister. Can make all the differenence.


1.) 02 Aug 2016 23:11:36
I would keep him.

2.) 02 Aug 2016 23:25:07
I like the Wig, he is a beast.

3.) 03 Aug 2016 00:29:28
I would keep him as well. he gets a ton of abuse and is sometimes clumsy but he offers an element that's completely unique and if utilized correctly he can terrorize teams.

4.) 03 Aug 2016 00:56:19
Good, some of you guys agree, will be interesting to see what happens to him. Have a feeling mourinho quite likes him and has already spoken sbout the importance of a squad. Can understand why Moyes may be interested!

5.) 03 Aug 2016 03:12:06
I'd sell him. I don't think we will use him properly because he isn't good enough to start and the temptation to "go long" is too tempting too early if ever we are not in control. Plan B shouldn't always be Fellaini but with that weapon in your arsenal you kind of have to do it.

We would get £15m+ I reckon and he must be on a decent wage. We have a lot of midfielders that can do a better job in CM, we have a lot of AM's as well. He can serve a purpose of course and I used to really like Fellaini, but he disrupts games too much by his presence and it isn't typically positive. That works for Everton's of the world but not for Utd's imo.

Nothing against the big man, but he isn't quite good enough and the X factor he brings isn't that useful an X as the majority of our players haven't played the style of "hit the big man".

6.) 03 Aug 2016 06:06:58
Nor for me, never a United player in the first place. Simply not good enough. If plan B is knock it long to the big man then we have truly lost our way.

7.) 03 Aug 2016 06:36:16
The Beast, AJH I have to agree he is not good enough for United and in games in our glory years we never used that type of plan b, sure we threw the kitchen sink at it but can't remember ever just luping a ball in the box for a big man. Also would any of the top tier european teams have him in their team? I would say they wouldn't.

8.) 03 Aug 2016 07:01:57
If plan B is knock it long to the big man then surely we have Ibrahimovic for that. You know a big man with the actual talent needed to play for a top side. Sorry Fellaini isn't good enough and is only an obstical for talented youngsters.

9.) 03 Aug 2016 07:21:17
i was thinking more he puts himself about ruffs people up .
we have a lot of nice players, but the wig can change things when things aren't going your way.
i can see jose liking him.

10.) 03 Aug 2016 07:26:38
Never good enough for a top 6 team. Maybe not as bad as rival fans or even some of our own would have you believe but what does he actually do well on a consistent basis? That for me is the crux, where we have lost our way these last few years by having players that can "do a job " or " I can play him there " and not having a starting line up of 11 excellent or very good players in their own positions.

11.) 03 Aug 2016 07:37:35
Same opinion as jred here. Keep him, gets about, not too friendly and can always be a decent alternative if things aren't going our way.

12.) 03 Aug 2016 07:50:56
Problem with using him as plan B is that he is always prone to a straight red leaving us with plan C in a crunch situation.

13.) 03 Aug 2016 08:06:43
I would sell him for some reasons stated above.

14.) 03 Aug 2016 08:08:55
Good debate this one. I'd keep him personally. He is a good age, has good experience, plenty of energy and is a pain to play against. As far as midfielders go, he's contributed more in there than Ander and Basti have since they joined the club! Somehow Ander escapes crtiscism as he our latest cult hero, but he hasn't shown anything consistently that he is good enough for our midfield either. Hopefully both can shine under Jose. I think Basti will be off.

15.) 03 Aug 2016 09:05:36
Agreed there Eric. On all points.

16.) 03 Aug 2016 08:26:38
Cant beleive how much my opionion has changed over felleini.

Never thought i'd say this but i think keep him! I also genuinely think JM will find a use for him.

17.) 03 Aug 2016 09:07:52
Agree he is not good enough but having said that there are plenty others I would rather see the back of. Felliani's ability is limited but he always gives his all for the shirt when he gets an opportunity.

18.) 03 Aug 2016 09:14:26

Doesn't he have 1 red card in 3 years?

19.) 03 Aug 2016 09:18:23
The worrying thing is sometimes Mourninho has reverted to Anti football down the years and with Felliani around it could be very tempting if things don't go to plan.

20.) 03 Aug 2016 09:37:50
Glue his elbows to his chest and he can do a decent job.

21.) 03 Aug 2016 09:44:50
Remember them 2 corners we launched into the big man Sheringham (who we brought off the bench as plan B) and Schmeichel who came up for the 1st corner in 1999? Didn't see many people complaining that we were just banging it in to the big man.

Having a different plan is not a bad thing and some people need to get over themselves if they think United are too good to occasionally get the ball high into the box.

I agree Fellaini probably isn't the man to do it with and Ibra will be more than capable, but having a different plan does not mean anti-football, if it works then it is brilliant.

22.) 03 Aug 2016 10:21:19
Sell, never United quality.

23.) 03 Aug 2016 13:06:22
Agree GDS but this was injury time on a cup final, LVG shed to use Fellaini more quickly and in Legue games. It's a slippery slope and even if a valid Plan B, not sure Fellaini is the right man.

24.) 03 Aug 2016 17:18:35
i think that's a good post i fully agree . the wig has done more in a united shirt than herrera imo.



07 Jan 2016 16:17:05
Hypothetically speaking if you had to choose between one of the following managers to take over from LVG who would it be? Alan Pardrew or Mark Hughes?


1.) 07 Jan 2016 16:40:07
Ozwald hypothetically speaking would you prefer pork or beef for dinner tonight? Or perhaps a vegetarian option?

2.) 07 Jan 2016 17:40:05
i think hughes due to his united past but i would like to see pardrew get a top job.

3.) 07 Jan 2016 17:57:39
I'll go with all three Ken.

4.) 07 Jan 2016 18:23:34
Danny are you rooney in disguise? 😊.

5.) 07 Jan 2016 18:26:49
On a serious note jred I think Pardew will be in with a shout for the England job. He is a good coach and has a pretty decent team record without ever having one of the top jobs as you say.
He seems very passionate and committed and his players seem to try for him all the time.

6.) 07 Jan 2016 18:42:43
Rooney! I'm the bloody love child of Anderson and Jan Molby.

{Ed001's Note - that does sound a lot like Rooney.....}

7.) 07 Jan 2016 18:51:25
Jaysus Danny you better get to the gym 😀.

8.) 07 Jan 2016 19:49:08
You want to go to gym that I go to Danny. They've just got this new state of the art machine that does literally everything - Mars, Snickers, Twix, Yorkie, Double Decker.

9.) 07 Jan 2016 20:16:41
Hughes all day.

10.) 07 Jan 2016 20:53:24
The vending machine Betty?

11.) 07 Jan 2016 21:13:37
No betty definitely wasn't talking about a vending machine supasub 😜.

12.) 07 Jan 2016 22:05:30
To be honest Angel I think he might have been😊😊.

13.) 07 Jan 2016 22:26:21



01 Sep 2015 10:50:56
Is januzaj's deal to Dortmund purely a loan I'm guessing? No option to buy, I'm surprised by it really being a left footed forward who hasn't exactly done badly.


1.) 01 Sep 2015 11:00:09
As far as I have been able to tell its a loan deal.



25 Aug 2015 16:46:51
Apparently Stones has handed in a transfer request, how good do people think he could be? Our ex-iniesta Mr cleverley said he's like a young Rio. Would it be good business to get him in with a view to offloading the slowly but surely disappearing future of Phil Jones? Would be good to get one over on Mourinho too.


1.) 25 Aug 2015 17:02:11
Ive mentioned this too mate below. Think we need to go all out for him but the problem is it will become a bidding war and if Chelsea win we will be the laughing stock. Hopefully with Evans and a lot of money we can persuade him to come. It will be a hefty price but i honestly think he will be great, maybe even a future captain of club and country. What Jones was supposed to be !!!!

2.) 25 Aug 2015 17:04:40
I am assuming he has handed in a request to go to Chelsea?

3.) 25 Aug 2015 17:20:45
Cash plus Evans surely. They get a replacement and money to spend. Evans gets his preferred move do he doesn't have to move house. And we get a top youngster.

4.) 25 Aug 2015 17:21:29
I would offload Johnny Evans before thinking about selling Jones.

5.) 25 Aug 2015 17:25:26
He is joining Chelsea.

6.) 25 Aug 2015 18:30:55
He just isn't worth the money being spoken of!!!

I'd rather Marquinos, Laporte, Varane etc.


7.) 25 Aug 2015 18:51:01
Would be nice mate but almost impossible as it looks certain that Chelsea will get him now :( Just think of the long term partnership he and Smalling could potentially form, we could be sorted for years1!

8.) 25 Aug 2015 18:53:37
From what I've seen a "young Rio" seems apt. Strong in the tackle and good with the ball. Very composed for a young lad. However I don't think a CB should be our priority. Seem like he's off to Chelsea and boy do they need him.

9.) 25 Aug 2015 19:07:09
Laporte is £35million + is he worth that too? Varane won't be far behind.

10.) 25 Aug 2015 19:11:12
is he worth as much as shaw

11.) 25 Aug 2015 19:21:07
Doesn't mean to say he can only sign for chelsea once handing in a request.

Marquinos and Varane would cost an arm and leg patzi and aren't proven in the PL. Laporte makes most sense though!

12.) 25 Aug 2015 22:04:50
Van Dijk all day long lads and as regards going for a forward, throw 50mil at atletico for griezmann and we would be sorted. A real game changer




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02 Aug 2016 21:51:21
I don't get how. The player, this day in age holds all the power so if he didn't want the move he'd say no. Juve would rather have him for another season than miss out on how much? £30-40m? Seems strange he'd be forced to go.




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26 Jul 2016 06:19:43
Whoever it is, they must be they must be replacing schneidelin. Jose usually always has a Dm pogba isn't that. Carrick and schwein are so who else out there is a world class box to box? Hard to name one.




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11 Jul 2016 22:54:40
I highly doubt all these will leave, maybe a couple but I can see Blind and schweiny staying. Blind played far too well to get sold whatever position he plays he's a solid player to bring on and I'm positive mourinho sees this. As for Bastian what's the point in selling him and getting a small fee? We'll keep him, he's a very influential character in the dressing room even after only one season. He's been there and done it all before. Fingers crossed we do the business in the transfer market.




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27 Jun 2016 22:39:49
Doubt Draxler will come then, that's a shame.




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09 Jun 2016 16:10:02
Apparently he'd forfeit a bonus if he announces his next club before his current contract actually runs out. Hence the wait.





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04 Aug 2016 02:08:16
They would have spoken about it before the game and during half time, it was his testimonial but why risk injuring him when the season starts very soon?




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04 Aug 2016 01:56:33
He's absolute quality!




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04 Aug 2016 01:56:06
They have made some great signings to be honest and it is slightly worrying but just because we're not buying young skilful players doesn't mean we don't have any. City only had established, experienced players last year bar sterling. We have Martial most importantly, rashford, pereira, shaw, bailly, de gea etc. With the right management I can only see us getting better.




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03 Aug 2016 00:56:19
Good, some of you guys agree, will be interesting to see what happens to him. Have a feeling mourinho quite likes him and has already spoken sbout the importance of a squad. Can understand why Moyes may be interested!




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11 Jul 2016 22:57:09
Haha. Oh dear Ronnie I feel you're losing your touch on young players with potential. But in all seriousness who is this guy, can anyone provide a break down?