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11 Jul 2019 00:38:16
Hi Ed002,

Is there any update on Nikola Milenkovic?


{Ed002's Note - There has been another discusion with Fiorentina.}

1.) 11 Jul 2019 09:53:50
I was just going to say something similar.

ED02 on the money again with his knowledge and advice. :)

I now in your list of players you would sign for us ED02, you mentioned Dias, but would Milenkovic be a suitable alternative in your opinion?

{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

2.) 11 Jul 2019 10:03:07
Ed002 said in his first update a while ago that Milenkovic would be a good option, I’ve been waiting for the link and it’s finally here.

3.) 11 Jul 2019 10:58:44
Thanks Ed002, bang on the money as always.

4.) 11 Jul 2019 11:14:04
SPot on again ed. I’m quite excited at the prospect of Milenkovic. 50m euros is steep but would be excellent business if he establishes himself for years to come.

5.) 11 Jul 2019 11:21:20
would use rather we sign maguire or milenkovic.

6.) 11 Jul 2019 11:42:49
Convinced Ed002 is either high up in FIFA or a time traveler. Bang on the money far too often 😂.

7.) 11 Jul 2019 12:58:09
I guess being a gentleman adventurer/ oracle wouldn't necessarily rule out a penchant for the art of time travel, Shappy.

8.) 11 Jul 2019 13:04:30
It's a mystery shappy. Honestly, this guy is so ITK, its remarkable.

How does one know so much about literally every club. Must be someone that works high up within the circles.

Ed001 how did you get this guy? Hats off.

{Ed001's Note - it is amazing who you can meet at one of Ed003's 'special' parties.}

9.) 11 Jul 2019 10:11:27
Morning ED02. I know that you mentioned Milenkovic would be a good option, but i just wondered if you had a preference between the two. As you put Dias in your list i will take that as a YES. :)

{Ed002's Note - Dias would be better.}

10.) 11 Jul 2019 16:03:15
Dias would be better and Maguire would be worse.
Ed 001 how does one get invited to one of Ed003's specials?

{Ed001's Note - you have to go through a whole qualification process, which involves signing over life savings and joining his cult, where you are only allowed to wear mandarin-coloured clothing.}

11.) 11 Jul 2019 19:23:57
Ed001 I have heard about them special parties they are a blast if you are into that type of party.

{Ed001's Note - Ed003 certainly enjoys them.}

12.) 11 Jul 2019 19:54:11
A journalist.

13.) 11 Jul 2019 20:28:07
Jred or Maybe he is an agent.

14.) 11 Jul 2019 20:47:23
Haha ed001, not sure I want to ever be at one of those parties 😂

Well anyway, however you did it, fair play. Incredibly connected.

{Ed001's Note - I saw things I can never unsee and the nightmares don't end!}

15.) 11 Jul 2019 21:23:34
Thanks ED02 for getting back to me regarding Dias. He would have been my preference also.

16.) 11 Jul 2019 20:56:33
Ed001 you have said too much!

While you're here ed, as always, your opinion is very much valued. I was just wondering what your personal thoughts were on Uniteds current situation.

I think we are all more than aware (thanks to ed002) that OGS seems to be out if his depth and a lot ishappening upstairs. So I just wanted to know your view on it and the transfers that the club are looking at it. Seems a mess.

{Ed001's Note - Ole is well out of his depth, he is a nice guy but he is not strong enough to take charge. He just doesn't have the personality to take control of the situation, so he ends up being led by those around him. That's fine if you have leadership elsewhere, but you have a bunch of people all looking to each other, so you end up going in 50 different directions at once and everything gets messy.

At least this season they have settled on a recruitment policy, so one lesson has been learnt. Whether it is the correct one or not we will only know in the future, but you need to have a direction to aim at first.}

17.) 12 Jul 2019 07:39:36
Cheers ed001. Many thanks for that.

I hope, come the end of this window that we at least have the more correct players in place. I think james and wan bissaka are 2 very positive additions. If we can add to that and also weed out some of the problem players, it might give ole a fighting chance.

{Ed001's Note - it certainly looks a step forward.}



08 Jul 2019 19:30:25
Is there any interest in Bakayoko from Manchester United Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - There is no approach from Manchester United that I am aware of at this time but there are a couple of other sides who have spoken with Chelsea.}

1.) 08 Jul 2019 20:35:03
Hope not.

2.) 08 Jul 2019 21:11:49
Remember when Jackson was on here laughing about us buying Matic because Bakayoko is twice the player 😂.

3.) 09 Jul 2019 05:07:52
Yeah Wazza :) Even Beast said the same thing.

4.) 09 Jul 2019 06:49:05
Can you find the post where I supposedly laughed at you? Because knowing myself I find that hard to believe as I always try to keep it respectful, especially with other clubs' fans.

If I did I apologize, because that's not who I am. And for what it's worth, I'd hate to see Baka sold. Good player.

5.) 09 Jul 2019 09:50:03
Baka just lost his confidence he came to a new country new league with a new way of playing and never really got a chance.

Hes still young given a run he is a very good player.

6.) 09 Jul 2019 09:54:31
To follow up on my post, I actually recall my calling the Matic deal a good one for both sides.

So I'm a bit disappointed you took a cheap shot at me, Wazza. Was uncalled for and incorrect to boot.

7.) 09 Jul 2019 13:38:45
Jackson, it got fairly heated with some other posters and you were clearly not pleased with losing Matic but responded by saying you are getting the better deal and that you would rather have Bakayoko than Matic.

Then a new manager came in and brought in two new central midfielders. I think you would have actually been better just sticking with Matic.

8.) 09 Jul 2019 15:26:06
I'm still happy we got Bakayoko as I genuinely like him :)

Wouldn't call that heated at all, just a discussion. And even if I did say we got the better deal, that's a far cry from laughing on here about it as if you'd just bought a clown.

In all honesty, Matic hasn't been top for you, but he's a good player still. Baka had some great games for us, but also a couple of really bad ones and then he sadly disappeared and went on loan. I hope he gets another shot as I know what he can do. Next to Kante he could be really strong in a 2 man midfield.

9.) 09 Jul 2019 16:16:53
Don't worry about it Jackson.

Matic has done well for us but as he has always done, run out of steam towards the end of the season. Unfortunately the dip is getting earlier and earlier and it looks like he needs to move to a slower league such as Serie A.

10.) 09 Jul 2019 19:46:44
Age gets to us all I suppose. McTominay is a fine deputy to rotate into the side and give Matic rest though.

11.) 09 Jul 2019 20:41:04
I was reading today that RM won't touch poggy due to his agent.
The old lady still trying to tie up De Ligt on the cheap.
Poor poggy has to travel with Utd. Has a little tiff with JL. Is this all for the social media so he isn't forgotten. Or has he fallen out with his best friend for real.

Where is PSG with a bid and take him off our hands!

Perhaps we could get an Italian off there books?



09 Jun 2019 21:52:53
I don't usually post rumors but I was told by a contact at Atletico Madrid that they were considering Ruben Dias as a replacement for Diego Godin but the 60mil euro valuation of Benfica meant they decided to look elsewhere, but may look to him again. Juventus have looked at him as well but they too don't want to pay the valuation.

Considering that the Editor has told us we are interested and if indeed Atleti won't complete the deal I think he would be a great signing for us.




21 Dec 2018 09:50:08

You mentioned that the club might go ahead with trying to sign players that Jose might not have wanted like Douglas Costa, is Toby Alderweireld on that list too? Or does the new contract to Smalling mean we won't sign a center back in January?


{Ed002's Note - Toby Alderweireld was the player Mr Mourinho wanted in the summer when the club refused to sanction a purchase. As he has still not signed a contract he will be able to leave as a free agent in the summer. If Manchester United were to move for him it would certainly show considerable disrespect for the previous coach and cement the views of many about the club - all of which should make it unlikely in my view.}



07 Jul 2017 21:03:49
So apparently Chelsea have matched our offer for Lukaku! Its all happening.


1.) 07 Jul 2017 21:23:44
He won't go to Chelsea, advisors from both clubs have met the fee has been agreed, Rom is holidaying with Pogs at the mo, plus Rooney will be back in blue by sunday all sorted i recon.

2.) 07 Jul 2017 21:29:47
These transfer window rumours are ridiculous.

3.) 07 Jul 2017 21:37:30
Hes already in L. A with pogba where he is rumored to be having his medical, the team fly out on Sunday. Says it all really.

4.) 07 Jul 2017 22:07:29
Do you think we will sign lukaku or will chelsea sign him.

5.) 07 Jul 2017 22:22:01
I honestly don't care who he goes to. If we sign him, great he's a proven goalscorer in the EPL and will add something to the team.

If Chelsea get him we can sign someone like Morata and move on.

6.) 07 Jul 2017 22:53:53
I hope we get the LuBe strike force mentioned on the banter page Lukaku and Bellotti 😆😆.

7.) 08 Jul 2017 10:38:50
If united bought belotti conte may explode.




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27 Aug 2019 21:30:50
Red Man,

Why didn't you call for Mourinho to be sacked after his second season even though he has a ruinous 3rd season at every club he has been and has left teams in a complete mess? It was on his CV afterall and everyone could see it except you.

Why not call for Jose's sack after a disastrous league campaign in which we finished 6th after spending a sizable chunk of money?

LVG claims credit for the systems set in by Cruyff at Ajax and Barcelona and he actually caused a lot of damage at Barcelona and Bayern. Both clubs were glad to get rid of him. It was all on his CV. You blamed the board then but suddenly now its Ole and not the board?

You weren't right about Moyes when you called for him to be sacked before a single signing or before even a ball was kicked. Absolutely ridiculous. No manager would've succeeded with that squad with only Fellaini on deadline day as a signing. Not Pep, not Klopp, nobody. He was hung out to dry with the lack of signings.

What has Ole done for him to be sacked? Has he made expensive signings which have failed or caused squad disruption? No, that was Jose with Mkhitaryan, Sanchez, Lukaku, Fred, Pogba, an injury prone Bailly and insisting on giving Zlatan a new contract.

Has Ole brought in players who simply don't fit in the league like Blind, Di Maria, Memphis, Rojo, Darmian and wasted funds? Or has he signed passengers who are passed it for big wages who everyone knew had their legs gone like Bastian, Falcao? Or has Ole signed an average Schneiderlin for big money? No. That was all LVG.

Ole made 3 signings who are quality, fit into the team and style of football and clearly improve us in key areas and have hit the ground running. We all know he wanted midfield reinforcements and didn't get them. The problems with the team were inherited by him from the CV merchants Jose and LVG. He has shunned Smalling, Jones, Rojo and Matic. Let Lukaku who was clearly not working leave. Reinvigorated Martial by playing him in his best position. Is letting the disruptive influence of Sanchez leave. We would be doing a lot better if he had the rest of the pieces he wanted (and that would apply to Jose too. I like Jose, he wasn't backed last summer but he also made major mistakes in the market) . I see a manager who is making most of the necessary decisions. Who did he have on the bench that would've changed that game against Wolves? Maybe Greenwood but that's it. The 11 on the pitch were our best hope.

I didn't blame the previous managers when they failed to get results neither will I blame Ole. They did a decent job with the players at their disposal and so has OGS. I don't buy the argument that this squad is underachieving. Its about par for the quality it has. In fact Ole's signings are amongst our best players at the moment.

I blame the board for not having a coherent long term plan with a director of football and a good recruitment. Not the managers who have been hung out to dry by the incompetence of the people in the structure above them and amateur negotiators who can't get the deals done for the players they identify.

You are right that things aren't going well and we should be in a better position. But its not the manager (or previous managers) but the people above them in the hierarchy that are to blame. I criticized those who called for Jose's sack too by pointing that out.

We will continue to fail even if OGS is sacked and replaced with Allegri or Blanc or any other manager with a "CV" is installed, not because of the manager but because of the same people above them who are in charge of recruitment and long term overall football strategy. The cycle will continue. We need to call for restructuring and change in personnel at that level, not for managers to be sacked. Its completely pointless and won't get us anywhere.


1.) 27 Aug 2019 21:57:50
Poch was the best manager available and if the plan was to throw everything at him to get him once jose got sacked, the club should have stuck with that plan and done that.

Ole is making very good decisions when it comes to excluding poorly performing players at the club but does he really have the tactical accumen to succeed at the top level? I don't think he does.

Just because a couple of managers with top CV’s and records of success don't work out doesn't mean you suddenly abandon going for top quality managers. The same way one bad side effect from an antibiotic doesn't mean you only use herbal remedies to solve your ailments for the rest of your life.

The only thing gary neville has said that was rational and coherent in the last 6 months is that united should aim for the “ best in class” at every level of the club. They are not doing that at the moment, plain and simple.

2.) 27 Aug 2019 22:16:59
I know this isn't aimed at me but I seem to mirror the views of Red Man. As a United fan in his mid 30s I dreaded the day Sir Alex would retire but the optimistic part of me found the pros in Moyes, LvG and Jose. Over the last 6 years, everything from the decisions the club has made, poor performances from managers, players that I no longer feel a connection with, I have had the optimism knocked out of me and in the world of football we are miles behind the top clubs in every way.

I wrote in at the end of last season for Ole to rip the team up and start from scratch. Obviously this isn't happening in one window and the age of the squad has dropped. Ole has done some things that have impressed me but I honestly don't think he is a good enough coach to improve this squad of players into challengers. Maybe we have to realise that we won't actually be challenging for major honours anytime soon. We have owners that don't care if we finish 4th or 1st. Ole certainly hasn't been backed as well as the other managers in terms of recruitment. It is going to be whether those players that show glimpses of talent can actually perform for long periods.

I see posts like "just support the team" or "you're making snap judgements after one game". I still leap out of my chair when we score a goal, my heart sinks into my chest when we concede. Just because I don't see Ole as Sir Alex 2.0 doesn't mean I want him to fail.

A team that wins 9 games straight and then goes and wins 3 out of 15 games scares me. Is our manager good enough to correct our form when the wheels fall off? Was OGS first 10 games the perfect storm and this is now the real OGS. Or is it finally clicking after a good preseason and we will see the fruits of his Labour.

I'll reiterate, I want Ole to succeed, but if you give me a quid to bet, I don't think he's here at the end of the season. I don't think he's tactically astute. I don't think he is proactive enough and I think Woodward let him down and the majority of the players are just not good enough and consistent enough to meet the goal of top 4 this year. I think we fall short.

3.) 27 Aug 2019 22:28:27
Wow Redfaith . Looks like Redmans been analyized. Looking foward to the reply already 😂😂.

4.) 27 Aug 2019 22:33:19

If we had gone through a recruitment process or heaven help us a restructure and then a recruitment process, do you really think Solskjaer would be in the managers chair? Not a chance.

I have said for years we needed a restructure but we also need a manager who looks forward not back at the old days and tries to recreate them.

We keep making mistakes, Moyes absolutely, LvG because we didn’t have a plan, Jose because we didn’t support what was needed, then we appoint Ole who wants the old days, who doesn’t have tactical acumen or in game management. We need to look forward and get a strong appointment but the manager needs to be able to inspire confidence in the players because they know it has worked for him, they can see it will work. We need new owners, new board, new structure, new managers and new players. But I won’t sit here and say the manager is untouchable because he is a playing legend like some.

5.) 27 Aug 2019 22:35:15
Redfaith that's some post .

6.) 27 Aug 2019 23:27:46
I think Redman has every rite to state in his view Moyes and ole were and are not good enough for United.
I think the perception though is under Jose when it was pretty obvious Olympus had fallen it came across as it can't have he has a good cv .
Your a great poster Redman as wether people agree or disagree you spark interesting debate.

7.) 27 Aug 2019 23:41:21
Good post redfaith.

I think OGS is the wrong man. but it's those above him that really need to be called out. Despite what I think of OGS as a manager, he's been hung out to dry here.

8.) 28 Aug 2019 07:19:44
Good post redfaith your right this squad is performing how it should be for the lat few years apart from the year we were 2nd.
The squad has been doing as well as it can under each of the managers.
Your right jred it was a good post talking a lot of sense.
If you don't have players not quite good enough you will find yourself about 6th.

9.) 28 Aug 2019 07:49:13
Great post Red faith.

RedMan, I too was surprised when Ole was appointed as the permanent manager because Woodward said out in public that "a thorough process will be conducted before hiring the next manager".
Like many, Poch was my choice to be the next manager.
But Ole's appointment blatantly contradicts what Woody said which clearly indicates he and the board lacks the acumen to run our great club.

However it's not Ole's fault that he was appointed as the club's manager. He is a great human being, conducts himself like a proud Manchester United manager. He is United through and through.
The bare minimum we can do is respect and back our club legend.

So far he has done really positive things which none of the former managers post SAF did.
The average age of our squad is reduced, the players who do not suit the club's ethos are being shipped out gradually.
The style of play is improving albeit lacking quality in certain areas, more academy graduates being given chance.
Rather than throwing players under the bus, he is protecting the young players.
He is showing ruthlessness by not including the likes of Jones or Smalling in the matchday squads instead having Tuanzebe as the 3rd choice CB.
Matic being replaced by Mctominay in the starting line up.
These are all great signs imo.

Unfortunately, the board has yet again not backed the manager fully. Ole has limited choice because of our paper thin squad and too many average players. But this is a young team with hunger who are destined to improve as the season progresses.

RedMan, you are a great poster but I feel you are being unfair on Ole. He has done more right things than wrong compared to the previous 3 managers.

10.) 28 Aug 2019 09:08:28
Let's put Solskjaer's CV into perspective. Ole led Molde to their first ever title in 100 years, and followed it up with another and a national cup win, which they had only won twice before. Sure the Norwegian league isn't the strongest, but he achieved something that had never been done. Yet, everyone seems to only focus on Cardiff, where to be honest most any manager would have failed.

He should only be judged on his United tenure after completing a full season and even then, until he has his own squad, it's still harsh to do so.

I also feel it's ridiculous when people speak about 3 wins in 15, those last games last season need to be forgotten, the squad was exhausted because badly prepared and it was clear for all to see. After three games this season, I'm an already more optimistic than I have been in the past 6 years and I'm looking forward to each match, which is the most important thing to me, that hasn't been the case for years. Sure we should have done better, but we were unlucky at times too. It's also clear the players are still getting used to the new system, but we now have a more established first 11, which is something we have also lacked in the past few years.

11.) 28 Aug 2019 20:05:56
Solskjær did NOT lead Molde to their first title in 100 years. absoulte nonsense.

{Ed047's Note - as Molde was formed in 1911 and won their first title in 2011 with OGS as manager it would suggest he’d won their first title in 100yrs.

Just saying. 🙂



11 Aug 2019 18:31:22
We've got some real pace up front. Inject that front 4 into my veins! What a performance in the second half. Counter attacking at its best. Maguire Lindelof look solid and Wan Bissaka shut out that right side completely. What a signing he's going to be.

Only negative for me was Pereira was a bit of a passenger. I'd rather play Jesse in midfield and play Greenwood or James on the right but I think Ole wanted United to keep them for later to exploit some tired legs with their pace.

The summer is done now. Nothing we can do about it. Let's get behind the boys and hope for more of this.




07 Aug 2019 21:18:32

One of your replies to a previous post of mine.

"I wouldn't let a signing or 2 ruin the whole season for you. It isn't like we don't have midfielders, they are just yet to show their worth. This gives Fred, Matic and Pereira the chance to prove they are United players, if they can't then we might struggle, but I am hoping one of them can push on this year, you never know. "

This along with Shappy's post today has to be perhaps some of the worst blind positivity for positivity's sake arguments I've read on here for a while.

"Its not like we don't have midfielders" is an embarrassing argument, even for a glass half full person. "


1.) 07 Aug 2019 21:44:32
I'd rather have a blindly positive person than a blindly negative person.

When the sticky stuff hits the fan the positive person gets on with it whereas the negative nelly is already defeated.

I thought it was a bit much for a fortune cookie but hey.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 21:45:58
Be careful that how Rafa Benitez started. weird statements and facts. 🤪🤪.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 21:48:10
Anybody who has hopes on Fred and Periera to save our season is in for a shock, i will rather play Gomes ahead of Fred.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 22:11:14
I can’t take it anymore are we going to sign anyone else or not!
Or is it going to be a deflating day.

5.) 07 Aug 2019 22:14:28
Pressed send too early.

"Fred, Pereira and Matic to prove they are United players". Really? Have you not seen enough of Matic to make a judgement? He has been awful even in pre season friendlies and teams have targeted him for a year now.

Pereira its the same story every year. He has a decent pre season but then he finds his level when the real matches get going. He is average and should be sold to a team where he will play regularly for the sake of his career.

Fred has had one of the worst seasons of any major United signings in memory for me. But I can understand a slight hope that he will come good. But that isn't somewhere we should depend on. Do you really believe what you just wrote?

Another season out of the UCL will be absolutely disastrous for the club. Targets will become more impossible to buy and we will be quoted even higher prices for more desperation and sponsorships will dry up. Try looking at the situation objectively based on evidence we have rather than blind hope.

Unlike us, Arsenal have smelled the coffee and have invested with great intent and addressed all key areas to cement a 4th spot by even using next year's budget as explained by Ed002.

I really don't want to be negative but when I look at that midfield I feel sorry for our defense and our forwards.

"Don't get hung up on 1 or 2 players" you say. Remember how just one signing in Carrick completely transformed us and brought the best out of the rest of the squad? That is the effect a good CM signing can have. Makes everyone else look better. Remember how just one signing in RVP masked the deficiencies of the rest? Quality signings at the striker or CM positions can be transformative.

You made some poor banter about Christmas presents, the whole point is one shouldn't be waiting till Christmas to change the stove that broke in March.

6.) 07 Aug 2019 22:15:24
Agreed redfaith. Positivity on it's own is not going to turn Pereira and Fred into great midfielders. They need to have skill and application. Neither of them possesses either in abundance.
If we think a midfield containing our existing players is suddenly going to compete with the best, then they are sadly mistaken.
That's not negativeness, it's just reality. Just like I'm not about to beat Rory McElroy at golf.

7.) 07 Aug 2019 22:32:32
What's this great business arsenal have done?

8.) 07 Aug 2019 22:40:24
Thats all a bit weird that Redfaith . Looking foward to GDS2 reply already 😄😄.



06 Aug 2019 11:44:10
I'd be extremely surprised if we pulled this off but Eriksen would be a fantastic signing.

Someone said down the page he is past his best. Are you kidding me? What player have you been watching? Perhaps you may have watched the games where Pochetino shoved him out to the right wing to do a job as he had nobody else.

Whenever he plays in central midfield he is absolute class. He has that finesse and balance, ability to find space and has every type of pass in his locker.

Not to mention he is premier league experienced and will hit the ground running and we need a couple of midfielders who can. He is as good a Pogba replacement as we're going to get.


1.) 06 Aug 2019 12:00:10
Fully agree redfaith. Everyone is saying we lack creativity, doesn’t Eriksen have more premier league assists than any other player since he joined?

2.) 06 Aug 2019 12:04:21
I think he would be a great buy,

3.) 06 Aug 2019 12:15:17
Red faith totally agreed.
I would have him as our no 10. He is a setpiece specialist and brings loads of creativity.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 12:18:26
Eriksen can play exceptionally when he has time n space when we have to unlock a defense. But at times seems to struggle in a high pressed game. He will undoubtedly improve us.

5.) 06 Aug 2019 12:23:25
Eriksen would be great. he is someone who i think would simply fit right away into the team. And he isn't someone who blows hot and cold.

6.) 06 Aug 2019 13:54:19
I think he would be a good buy too. Epl proven and has been a success.

7.) 06 Aug 2019 14:11:52
He would clearly be a great signing but some people are naturally just negative about everything. People made their mind up they want Fernandes and if we don't get him we are mid table fodder, he is like the Messiah, nobody is better than him even a top attacking midfielder with loads of assists in our league!



03 Aug 2019 15:29:35
Ed002 has said on the European pages that United and Atletico are trying to sign Neres from Ajax.

Why do we want to keep stocking up on wingers who play primarily on the left? It makes no sense to me.

More evidence of a lack of coherent strategy imo and just an amateur knee jerk approach at the end of the window.


{Ed001's Note - every time I have seen Neres play, he was on the right wing mate.}

1.) 03 Aug 2019 15:53:48
Is he any good?

{Ed001's Note - lovely technique, skilful and extremely quick but if someone from the crowd coughs it knocks him flying. He has all the strength of a new born baby.}

2.) 03 Aug 2019 16:09:21
My experience has been exactly the opposite Ed001 haha. He definitely played on the left in both the Champions league games I watched of Ajax and handful of games I watched of him in the Dutch league. Maybe I just missed all the games he played on the right.

What do you think of him?

{Ed001's Note - I have yet to see him play on the left! Watched a fair bit of him last season as well as he was being watched by a lot of Prem clubs.

He was the one that stood out to me from that Ajax side, other than De Jong who was off to Barca, as worth looking at. If he bulks up, a lot, he could be really good. Pace, skill and lovely quick feet, but so lightweight.}




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12 Jul 2019 00:27:26
We have been quoted £50mil by Newcastle for Longstaff according to multiple sources. It's really ridiculous and we should walk away and play Garner instead. I like Longstaff but for that valuation we could get Thomas Partey who has European and international experience.




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09 Jul 2019 20:17:09

You're about to send the site into meltdown with comments like that mate although its the hard hitting truth that Solskjaer is out of his depth and should never have been given the job. He appears clueless and looks like a kid with a smile on his face who can't believe that he's got the job while everything seems to be falling around him.

I'd be interested to know what knee jerk reactions you are mentioning Ed002? Milinkovic Savic and Maguire?


{Ed002's Note - It is not a smile - simply wind.}



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03 Jul 2019 14:27:25
Thanks for the info Ed002. Hope you're having a much better than the rainy mess here for me in WI.


{Ed002's Note - It is a beautiful day here.}



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03 Jul 2019 14:07:37

Thanks for the information on Alderweireld. Are the reports of a £70mil offer for Maguire from United correct?

I know he is of interest as you have told us. Seems strange to go for him now after deeming him not a significant improvement and not value for money last year. A bit embarrassing that the board didn't back Jose for the same player but would now spend (perhaps more than what it would have cost last year) for Solskjaer.


{Ed002's Note - Yes there has been such a bid.}



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19 Jun 2019 14:00:36

Completely agree with you. Just get the best deal and move on.

It would also allow us to move quickly for potential replacements like Rabiot and Tielemans instead of putting those on hold and risk losing out if we drag the Pogba situation too long and then end up losing Pogba and getting neither.

There is a very good argument to be made that we would be better off with Rabiot/ Longstaff, Tielemans and Bruno Fernandes / James Maddison in the squad instead of Pogba.

Similarly with Lukaku, are United pricing him out of a move as well? Reports have been coming out about Inter wanting to include Icardi/ Perisic and we aren't interested in either.


{Ed002's Note - MU will struggle to replace Lukaku so they know they must initially not look to sell.}




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06 Oct 2019 15:51:04
Because his other option is Fred and he isn't any better either.




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02 Oct 2019 15:37:35

How do you think Pochetino would do at United with our current structure in recruiting etc?


{Ed001's Note - same as he did at Spurs, an initial uplift followed by years of gradually dragging you down.}



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02 Oct 2019 15:34:13

Will the same people who let Moyes go into a season with just Fellaini signed without any of his top targets, blocked Mourinho from making the changes he saw fit, from giving him a CB and then gave Smalling and Jones new contracts and let Herrera, Lukaku, Fellaini, Sanchez go without any replacement be in charge if Pochetino arrives?

If so, nothing will change. Its just another good manager with a good reputation that we will destroy.

To answer your question. This squad, at least the first 11 is not even a top 6 first 11. I would put City, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester as the best first 11s in the league in that order. Probably squads too.

Two midfielders and a right winger were an absolute necessity at the start of the summer even before selling Lukaku and Sanchez after which a striker is also a necessity.




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01 Oct 2019 21:55:24
Thanks for the reply Ed002.

I hope they find some sense and make the necessary changes in the structure, bring the right people in and appoint the right coach. A bit too much for this board unfortunately.

I doubt it will happen but hope is all we have.


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01 Oct 2019 21:21:46

Thanks for the very insightful information. Last summer was the icing on the cake when no midfield reinforcements were brought in when even the least smartest fan could've figured out that 2 midfielders were an absolute necessity. Letting Sanchez and Lukaku go without any replacement showed apathy towards the fans and any hope of success.

It is absolutely astonishing that they've been briefing to the press about having had a "successful" summer and using it as evidence that what they're doing is working. Its borderline delusion. Maguire is decent but for that price we could've gotten two players of his quality. Wan Bissaka's price was way inflated as well. We even overpaid for Daniel James. Thankfully they're playing well unlike our previous expensive flops.

I think most fans would be happy if we bring in Pochetino. But he will need to be allowed to clear out some of the squad that is simply not good enough and will need major churning and retooling. Also expectations will need to be tempered with proper communication with the fans and media but I think resentment is simply growing amongst the fans.

If the same people that have been negotiating for us since Sir Alex left are the ones operating in the transfer market I have no hope. They will do the same thing to Pochetino that they did to Moyes, LVG, Jose and now OGS.

Am I correct in thinking the restrictions you mention on rebuilding are due to troubles with FFP and dropping revenue from TV and sponsorships as a result of failure to qualify for the UCL?

These amateurs as you describe them are destroying a great institution bit by bit for the last 8 years and its really sad to see.


{Ed002's Note - The restrictions relate to lower income and constant failure to address the issues.}