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09 Jun 2019 21:34:28
That Dias looks a very composed and tidy player. Hope our interest is serious because in today’s day and age, £50m could be a shrewd signing.


1.) 09 Jun 2019 21:57:20
He looks a player, although I think he might take a year to settle a bit like Lindelof. He doesn't look the strongest and will need to be stronger in the EPL. But he has great technique, wonderful reading of the game and a bit of bite in him.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 22:43:43
He looks made for the Premier League to me fella’s, would me more than happy if we could bring him in, Bruno Fernandez was also impressive tonight. Could do a lot worse than aiming to sign both up.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 23:15:41
Spot on lads. I have been a bit concerned about de ligt when he is against pace which is why I’ve not been fully sold on the idea of joining. I know there is no chance, but I do think defensively he’s not the best. Great on the ball and he has the potential to be a great player. But first and foremost I want my cbs to be able to defence.

Dias looks like a good defender and keeps things simple. If there is a chance to sign him I’d be all over it. Alderweireld is another, koulibaly is too expensive and perhaps Milenkovic. Never been the biggest Maguire fan but he is an improvement.

Impressed with Bruno tonight, hope we sign him. The Portuguese team had really quality on the ball, something the Dutch perhaps lacked. Bernardo, Ronaldo and Bruno are all players with equisite technique. That was the difference for me. Bernardo is an absolute gem of a player. Combines talent with sheer work rate and industry. City have a great player on their hands. Thoroughly jealous.

4.) 10 Jun 2019 12:26:58
Bernardo Silva is absolutely class, I'm surprised how strong he is for such a small player.

Hopefully CR7 has put in a good word about us to Bruno and Dias, both look very good.

In terms of CBs, Toby would be my first choice. I know he's a short-term fix, but we need an instant fix to our defence, we can't wait 2-3 years for a new full back and centre back to develop.



22 Mar 2019 00:02:14
Hope these rumours of Herrera to PSG are media rubbish. Would be gutted to see him go. Any truth in it Eds?


{Ed002's Note - They have spoken with him they say.}

1.) 22 Mar 2019 08:09:26
Are any clubs looking at .....

{Ed002's Note - This is the MANCHESTER UNITED page.}

2.) 22 Mar 2019 09:42:33
Thanks for the swift response ed.



06 Mar 2019 13:11:26
Hi Ed002 any truth in the rumours united are interested in Bruno fernandes? Seems he plays attacking mid and may well be a replacement for pogba if he goes. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Bruno Fernandes (AM) is of interest to Everton and Liverpool have certainly looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA. Whilst Manchester United, Bayern Munich and another EPL side, none have a declared interest that I know of and all have other AM targets.}

1.) 07 Mar 2019 00:37:30
Thanks very much ed.



07 Jan 2019 12:20:18
Hi Ed apologies if this has already been covered but is there any truth in united bidding for Barella? I understand Chelsea are looking at him to replace fabregas. From what I’ve seen of Barella he looks a talented player. Be interested to hear your thoughts on him. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any MU bid.}

1.) 07 Jan 2019 13:44:17
thanks for the quick reply ed. hope all is well.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}



15 May 2018 10:20:26
Hi Ed002 is you are around hope you are well mate. I know you said we had interest in alex Sandro but is he now our first choice target for left back? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - I can't help with transfers any longer, sorry.}

1.) 15 May 2018 10:41:41
No problem thanks ed.

2.) 15 May 2018 12:32:14
If there is any truth in Sandro at 50 mill and the lad from Napoli as right back who seems highly rated at 44 mill -I don't pretend to know much about him -then Shaw and Darmian out as directly replaced for a net spend of 60 mill for a key part of defence with added attacking flair seems a good deal.

3.) 15 May 2018 12:52:37
would be a great pair of signings if true burrenway. I like Hysaj he looks a very good player. Only time will tell!

4.) 15 May 2018 12:25:31
Ed002 - is there any light at the end of the tunnel? When will you be back?

{Ed002's Note - Right now there is no plan to do anything involving transfers any longer.}

5.) 15 May 2018 14:46:53
Yes Park3lung, a bit of pace and flair going forward. I would then hope TFM comes into the first team squad as a back up rb to get him some real experience.

6.) 15 May 2018 17:41:54
Ed002 i am very sorry to hear that. I hope that there comes a time when this is all resolved and we have the pleasure of your wise words once more.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks, we'll see.}

7.) 15 May 2018 21:13:54
Most of us echo those thoughts Pogthedog, this site is a better place with Ed002 on board.

8.) 15 May 2018 22:41:22
Ultimately United will but whoever they buy.

{Ed033's Note - Sounds painful and unnecessary :)




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Why are Manchester United Supporters Turning Against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

06 May 2019 18:31:18
{Ed's Note - Park3lung has posted a new article entitled, Why are Manchester United Supporters Turning Against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?


1.) 06 May 2019 18:40:11
Good article Park👌.

2.) 06 May 2019 19:03:59
I think it’s fair to say a lot of us think OGS appointment is the incorrect choice, but if he’s given the right structure above him and brings in his own coaches then who knows he has a chance. One thing is clear in his defence - this is not his team or his squad and it’s quite frankly a very poor one he had inherited so needs time to make some very significant changes.



Is Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a 'Yes Man'?

19 Apr 2019 17:42:29
{Ed's Note - Park3lung has posted a new article entitled, Is Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a 'Yes Man'?


1.) 19 Apr 2019 18:28:56
Good post Park.

2.) 19 Apr 2019 18:22:10
“I know there's been loads of criticism, I don't know if all these critics know what's happening, " Solskjaer said. "We've got scouts scouring the planet for good footballers and we'll sign players players that we think is the right fit, personality-wise price wise, quality-wise and price-wise. And can you have longevity at this club and I'm confident we're doing what we can to get the right players in. "

This type of talk is worrying. Our recruitment strategy over the last few years has been awful. We have signed players who aren’t of the required quality, and players that seem completely at odds with individual manager’s tactics.

Both Moyes and LVG have publicly criticised the club for not backing them in the transfer market, and ignoring their opinions. Jose was critical of this too, last summer.

There’s is no way, with our current squad, that Ole can seriously believe that our recruitment strategy has been anything other than a disaster. Hundreds of millions spent, and still miles away from City and Liverpool.

3.) 19 Apr 2019 19:12:08
Theres absolutely no way the powers that be are going to take onboard OGS transfer suggestions. They barely listened to Jose on that front.

4.) 19 Apr 2019 19:19:05
I think as ole has said we will sign a few younger players this year.

5.) 19 Apr 2019 19:52:10
I think that’s the way forward jred. That excited me so much more than signing big name players to be honest.

Danny I understand what you are saying. But ole is hardly going to go out and slate the scouting network. I too don’t hold much confidence in Woodward. Our transfer dealings have been a disaster the last 6 years. How many players can we say have actually been a success? Can count them on one hand.

I do have a bit of hope and confidence that perhaps we are moving in a different direction. Ed002 has kindly provided us with a comprehensive list of players we are interested in and they certainly fit the mould of the sort of players we should be targeting. A shift in transfer policy to young and talented players is the first move in a long and unfortunately difficult rebuilding process.

The road will be bumpy and there will be our fair share of disappointments. But at least we are looking to make a change. I do consider myself a glass half full sort of person. Even these last few weeks have been testing for the likes of me. But I think we have to be patient and try and enjoy the ride. If we are shrewd, methodical and clever then we can really build something promising. I have my doubts though whether Woodward and this board can do this. But let’s see.

6.) 19 Apr 2019 20:21:57
We have been signing young players in the last few windows
Lindelof dalot fred bailly shaw depay herrera was 24 lukaku pogba morgan darmian none over 24 i don't think
Only a small no of older pros matic bastian ibra sanchez spring to mind.
Ithink fellaini dimaria mata blind fall into the prime years signings.

7.) 19 Apr 2019 21:26:49
Park I agree, I think the clamour for big name signings is finally starting to die down .



17 Apr 2019 17:03:33
I’ve been trying not to overreact and be a prisoner of the moment but I must not be the only one who thinks it’s time De Gea leaves? He’s been incredible the last 5 years and has saved us countless times. But he’s been shocking this year. Made several uncharacteristic mistakes and wants crazy money.

We’ve messed up our wage bill. We set a bad precedent giving Sánchez so much money and now many of our players want to be on similar money. We have the third highest wage bill and yet I wouldn’t even put us in the top 10 in Europe for squad quality.

Although De Gea is a great shot stopper, he’s frequently been poor at commanding his box. His distribution has also been shocking this year. It’s never easy having Jones and smalling in front of you. But does anyone think his lack of authority and presence behind also creates nervousness for the defence in front of him?

schmeichel and Van Der Saar were incredible leaders and organisers of defence. They both commanded their boxes very well. Maybe De gea’s Lack of authority is actually contributing to our shakiness at the back. I’m purely playing devil’s advocate here but part of me thinks selling him and reinvesting in the defence is a much better way of moving forward. We give Henderson and Romero a year to fight it out and if it doesn’t work then we bring in say an Oblak. Although he has just signed a new contract and cost a fortune.

I just think we would be mad to give De Gea the obscene wage he wants. It will cause even more issues in the future. We need to gut out the people that don’t want to sign or be here. Taking pogba, Sanchez (near on impossible) and De Gea off the wage bill will allow us to regain some structure and order over the obscene wages flying about.

You can bring in some very talented, young and hungry players who would fight for the shirt every single game and who have the desire to actually want to play for this club. It’s just an idea I’ve been thinking about the last week or so.


1.) 17 Apr 2019 17:28:40
I totally agree. He's been very poor this year. He had a bad world cup and hasn't looked to have recovered yet.

I think the lack of communication does have an effect, as a defender your having to second guess your keeper. It can't help, especially when the defence has the chuckle brothers involved.

Also I think the fact he's been such a good shot stopper is actually counter productive. I think sometimes the defence slacks off expecting him to pull off a save. In the past that happens. Lately though less so.

2.) 17 Apr 2019 17:31:54
I've been thinking the same thing for a while. The only thing that keeps holding me back is the idea of selling our only genuinely world class player.

Yet you make some very good points, points I myself have thought this season.

He has been less than his spectacular self this season.

We would need to create further wage problems for us in order to keep him long term.

Although he is without a doubt the best shot stopper in the world he does have several other areas where he is lacking. He still isn't great at coming for crosses, he doesn't command his area and his distribution isn't the best. Now he is far from shocking at any of these elements he just wouldn't be in the top ten if that was the attribute you were measuring.

The problem could be that his best attribute is his refelxes, unfortunately they are the first thing that deteriorates in goalkeepers which might mean he has a shorter shelf life as a top drawer keeper compared to others. This is another reason why you might not want to give him a long term deal on mega money.

I would be very careful outright dismissing any offers for him this summer. I think the club needs to think long and hard about the direction they want to take the club and whether DDG really is a vital component for the next 5 years.

3.) 17 Apr 2019 17:32:27
His poor form goes back before the world cup, he was terrible there.

4.) 17 Apr 2019 17:43:46
Park, part of me agrees, Romero has shown time and time how good he actually is, he is or was Argentina's number 1. However Liverpool have shown that a class keeper and at least one class centre back can solve problems. We would hopefully be ok with that class CB to go with Lindelof and Shaw and Dalot seem good full backs. Midfield is a problem, Pogba seems to have 1 great game and 4 rubbish games, Matic is finished, Fred, well the less said about him the better. McTominay looks to have potential, Herrera is off. Upfront on paper we have Martial, Rashford, Lukaku and Sanchez. That should be an 80 goal a season front 4? Will they reach 50 between them?

5.) 17 Apr 2019 19:00:43
I agree with this view.

De Gea is going to leave at some point and so if a good deal can be taken now then we should accept it and move on.

Romero is a solid keeper and Henderson has played first team football for 2 seasons now on loan. He is currently playing at the top of the championship so being the number 2 who can get some game time seems a good idea.

Then if he is not good enough or Romero is not up to scratch we can buy a new keeper the season after.

We desperately need a RB and CB so sacrificing De Gea might help to improve us overall.

6.) 17 Apr 2019 21:47:26
Jeez, are players not allowed poor spells anymore? Remember how this guy has saved us innumerable times over the years, and now because of a relative dip in form, we're saying, get rid? Talk about fickle, lads. Seems even our one true world class player isn't immune.

The same people were probably calling to get rid of Giggs when he had dips in form back in the day.

And for all those saying, just promote Romero, I really don't think you appreciate just how important a world-class keeper is to a side looking to challenge for the league. I like Romero. He's a decent keeper. But he's back up for a reason. Remember the troubles we had after Peter left? Just be careful what you wish for lads, because if there's one player who actually deserves the going rate for his service, then it's De Gea.

7.) 17 Apr 2019 23:31:08
De Gea hasn't been vintage, but to get a player like him would cost huge money. I'd back him and buy a couple of decent defenders to help him. Imagine trying to get by him if he were keeper for real madrid. Only he above every other player since Sir Alex left has been the quality we need. I can't believe some of the above -.

{Ed0333's Note - I agree, pay the man what he wants and build around him. He’ll stay if you show him the money.

8.) 18 Apr 2019 12:42:20
ed0333 dave is the only one that can demand that sort of money and deserve it.

he has earnt his money.

the amount of times he has saved us in games is unreal.

we lose de gea and we really are a sham of a club.

{Ed0333's Note - you’re mistake was giving Sanchez such an obscene contract. If I was De Gea whose performed outstandingly season after season and then sees sanchez get paid stupid money for performing like a pub player of course he’s within his rights to ask for Sanchez level wages. You’re so right De Gea deserves a shiny new per seed waged contract.



16 Apr 2019 22:13:57
Reality check. Huge job on his hands for ole. It’s going to take 2/ 3 years to fix this rubbish show of a mess. I saw a post that this back 4 minus lindelof started against Basel in 2011. Let that sink in. Can’t wait till this season ends. I’m so lost with united at the moment. Hopefully a decent summer and we will add some hungry talented players who actually want to be at this great club. Not a bunch of overpaid overrated dickheads who care only about money.


1.) 17 Apr 2019 09:46:24
What's the likelihood of ole actually getting 2 to 3 windows to sort this out.

This time next season when were languishing in 6th or 7th spot and have been knocked out of every cup, how many people will want him sacked.

This is a downward spiral.



12 Apr 2019 11:31:53
I think we saw glimpses of the high pressing game ole is trying to implement at united. We just simply don’t have the players with the right ability or attitude to play it effectively. Does anybody feel we will move to a back 3 next season?

It seems that we are interested in at least 1, maybe 2 cbs. This would allow us to play Dalot/ new signing as rwb and then shaw lwb. A new signing with Fred/ mctominay and pogba if he decides to say. At this stage I’m not fussed if he leaves or not. This allows us to play 2 up top which suits our squad much more. I think martial and rashford are both far better centrally, but they both are not ready to lead the line and be a 20+ goal scorer in the league for me.

Alternatively, we will go to a back 4 with a new cb, rb, cm, rw and I would be pleased with that. We must address these 4 glaring holes in our team with real quality if we are to progress and challenge for the top honours. I think there is cause for optimism. However, ole must be backed and Woodward must back him in the market.


1.) 12 Apr 2019 11:49:32
Park, I agree with most of that but we also need to start promoting more youngsters. Rashford got his chance due to injuries, and McT got his chance because Jose was trying to make a point, and look how well the 2 of them have done.

2.) 12 Apr 2019 12:15:24
I think the ones most likely to make it currently are tuanzebe, garner, greenwood, Chong and gomes but some of them need loans and regular game time more than making the travelling squad and missing out on the bench.

Park makes a good point and I'd like to see that tactical flexibility going forwards. Keep teams guessing. However it all comes down to incomings and outgoings.

3.) 12 Apr 2019 12:37:34
Disagree with you there Mort. Honestly don’t see Chong or Gomes making it at the top level but the others yes. For me though the best of the lot is Ethan Laird.

4.) 12 Apr 2019 13:04:34
Tony you make a fair point. I would like to see Tuanzebe play next year. He’s an absolute rock at the back and villa are flying with him back in the side. They are making a real push for promotion and he is a huge part of it. A back 3 of him lindelof and a new signing would be tasty. Yes we need to promote youth, but there is a need for some serious quality too. And I feel the youngsters are not ready yet to start as with youth comes inconsistency (Greenwood, Gomes, Chong etc) . But they should be part of the squad.

Mort I agree I feel we’ve been figured out a bit under ole. Teams know we want to play that ball down the channel. Or they Mark pogba our the game. We lack wingers in our squad. True wide men who hug the touchline and give us width. Also someone that can cross. We invest in a few of them and we have the ability in the squad to change from 3 and 4 at the back, depending on opposition.

5.) 12 Apr 2019 15:44:05
We haven't seen enough of Chong or Gomes to judge.

The problem is everything goes through Pogba. Shut him down we don't have anything. Dalot can cross, Shaw needs to work on his. We lack a winger. Everyone's better centrally. A three at the back system with Shaw and dalot out wide with magic or Scott covering and pogba and another attack minded player means the other team can't focus on just pogba. Go with rashford and one other up top.

6.) 13 Apr 2019 00:40:30
Park, your ideas on the three back system are good. Dalot is ideal as a wing back. Shaw, to me, is still somewhat limited going forward, not two-footed enough. But I think he has shown flashes going forward, and can grow as an attacker if given the green light more often.




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10 Jun 2019 10:35:10
I’ve never seen us linked to him. Looks a decent player tbf, tidy on the ball. As ed said, spurs looks a more likely destination. Think there are better options out there for us.




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09 Jun 2019 23:15:41
Spot on lads. I have been a bit concerned about de ligt when he is against pace which is why I’ve not been fully sold on the idea of joining. I know there is no chance, but I do think defensively he’s not the best. Great on the ball and he has the potential to be a great player. But first and foremost I want my cbs to be able to defence.

Dias looks like a good defender and keeps things simple. If there is a chance to sign him I’d be all over it. Alderweireld is another, koulibaly is too expensive and perhaps Milenkovic. Never been the biggest Maguire fan but he is an improvement.

Impressed with Bruno tonight, hope we sign him. The Portuguese team had really quality on the ball, something the Dutch perhaps lacked. Bernardo, Ronaldo and Bruno are all players with equisite technique. That was the difference for me. Bernardo is an absolute gem of a player. Combines talent with sheer work rate and industry. City have a great player on their hands. Thoroughly jealous.




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03 Jun 2019 20:51:25
I would redwhiskey. Think he’s a very good player, glides when he’s on the ball and has lovely technique. I do think he could be a bit more mobile though. For the £25m-30m price I would take a punt for sure. Don’t have enough midfielders with quality on the ball.




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01 Jun 2019 11:36:22
Thanks for passing on the info Ken. Must say that is very exciting news! Hope it’s true.




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31 May 2019 13:47:12
Also Bernardo came from Monaco not the Portuguese league.





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14 Jun 2019 16:49:30
Its really isn't Stevie. It seems good old fashioned supporting the manager and team has gone out the window with the modern fan. You even have fans nowadays who support a player over the team. It's ludicrous tbh.




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14 Jun 2019 14:05:20
Wan Bissaka for me. Cancelo is great going forward but has been a liability defensively which is why allegri wanted to sell him. Wan Bissaka is younger and premier league proven. Either way, both are upgrades.




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14 Jun 2019 14:04:28
Spot on Stevie. There’s a large group of ‘fans’ that would rather see the manager fail just so they can say ‘I told you so’. Ole is the manager and he has my backing until the day he leaves. I may not agree with everything he does in that time, but he’s part of united and we must support him. When he goes, the next manager will gain that support.




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13 Jun 2019 07:22:18
Agreed I think he would be a top signing. Would be gutted to see him to go spurs tbh. Would be an odd move for him.




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12 Jun 2019 22:41:07
Piatek would be my pick. He’s quality and made for the league. He’s better on the ball than Lukaku and his hold up play is better. There are doubts he may be a one season wonder but I think there is talent there to suggest otherwise. I’m a big fan Werner and surprisingly I would take a punt on Moussa Dembele. Always liked him when he was at Celtic and Fulham.