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27 May 2024 22:41:41
Hello Ed, do you think EtH is going to stay for one more season?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - I doubt it.}


1.) 28 May 2024 08:36:31
I’m still very comfortable with my flutter on Tuchel here. He’s a show in surely?

{Ed002's Note - Or Pochettino, or De Zerbi ....}


2.) 28 May 2024 09:42:56
Hard to really know what is going on and the decision the club will make. I do think that the new ownership are right to review both keeping EtH and getting rid and bringing new manager in.

I do not think that a decision should be made based on one game, should they have already been wanting to give him another season then they would have been given confidence based on what they saw. Should they be wanting to get rid they can question whether he is a cup manager that does not work in the league. Depending on the angle there is a line to take.

For many clubs at the minute it looks like the press are just guessing. One minute Chelsea were in on McKenna, then DeZerbi and now Maresca looks nailed on. We had about 10 managers being discussed, a couple were definitely happening, McKenna looks like he is staying at Ipswich for another year, Ten Hag was definitely gone and now we don't know

The silence after the game does not look good, even though the club say they are finalising the review. I thought if he was staying there would have been an imediate statement after the win. Maybe they want to make it look not like a knee jerk reaction.

Interesting Ed002 has DeZerbi, there was talk that his buy out was negotiated down when he left as a club were ready to pay it but were waiting. That sounds like a club with a game still to play at the time.

We will find out soon.


3.) 28 May 2024 11:26:09
Great post Brad. I agree wholeheartedly.


4.) 28 May 2024 12:25:25
To me the review is BS. It's either a cover to mask what may be an unpopular decision to get rid of ETH immediately after winning a trophy, a stalling tactic before they have a contract with the "right" someone else in place, and/ or similarly before they walk back a decision they had basically made to fire him. They've had months now to "review" the season. We all know it was bad, except the final game, we all know the extenuating circumstances, and we all know the decision should not be based on one game.

The problem they have is that having won two trophies in two years despite all the problems he inherited, having brought on some excellent young players, having shown what he might achieve with the right backing, and there being no outstanding replacement available, they probably know they should keep him. That will require some negotiations with Ten Hag himself, not just with regard to transfer procedures and authority, but also with respect to extending his contract.


5.) 28 May 2024 12:37:01
How have they had 'months' @Shawthing? It's only just finished! They just can't win. Moan when they wait and you would have moaned if they didn't.


6.) 28 May 2024 13:04:33
It is taking time because they want the new DoF opinion but he can't be trusted to email his response on the right email account.

Once he's picked up the encrypted phone from the brown bag dropped in the tree in the park they can move this forward.


7.) 28 May 2024 13:47:00
3 months of watching from the sidelines, letting various people go, hiring people, etc etc. As people have been saying you don't make a decision based on one game.

The EPL and ECL campaigns were inadequate to say the least. Were there extenuating circumstances? Yes. How much that let's Ten Hag off the hook is a matter of opinion. I'm not campaigning for or against ETH with this comment, even though I think we should keep him. I just think the season review excuse is corporate gobbledegook. The question is not the past but the future.


8.) 28 May 2024 14:48:42
Excellent post Shaw.


9.) 28 May 2024 14:57:55
Who’s conducting this review?

The new CEO doesn’t start until July and Dan Ashworth was last seen potting his geraniums?!

Jason Wilcox only started two weeks ago?

If they sack EtH before either are in post who has made this decision?

The cyclist enthusiast, the petrol chemical billionaire or Joel Glazer maybe?


10.) 28 May 2024 15:58:48
Joel glazer…. god I hope not! ?.


11.) 28 May 2024 16:11:30
Why do you think they should keep him Shaw?


12.) 28 May 2024 16:47:56
Thanks Ed. Who in your opinion is the best option?

{Ed002's Note - Tuchel.}


13.) 28 May 2024 18:04:58
Oakbark

Brilliant made me chuckle. Keep it up this site needs some good humor.

Shaw I agree with your post. Said same thing its bit of a window dressing exercise.

I believe eth saying they had told him they want to go forward with him, his demeanor and telling reply in terms of going elsewhere to win trophies if they don't want him spoke of a guy who thinks he has been messed around.

I think the next guy is in for a rude reception from match going fans and social media if things start poorly, they will need to back him with a massive transfer kitty. If its a cosmetic facelift of the squad none of these guys will do better imo.

I like how poch gets a free pass for years and seems to have this credit for winning nothing. A billion pound spend in transfers in two summers and he scraps 6th place. Tuchel and de Zerbi if they get half the treatment of what eth has gotten will burn every bridge there is given their characters.

Ineos are in a pickle as they say.


14.) 28 May 2024 18:52:32
I can’t believe de zerbi is being considered. I don't get the hype.

{Ed025's Note - nor me Eric..


15.) 28 May 2024 18:53:17
There's no right answer, can see both sides. but sacking ten hag now this week seems nuts. especially if its for the Brighton fella, no thank you. But if its poch or tuchel I can see it but at least wait til next week. my gut feeling that ten hag will leave and poch will come in.


16.) 29 May 2024 01:32:44
Tom, here's my reasons for keeping him:

1) He had a good first season considering he had to deal with no striker and the Ronaldo situation, the general incompetence of those connected with recruitment, and the club's inability to land a long term CM. He did at least land a trophy.

2) In the second season while the ECL and EPL were very poor overall, he did land a trophy at the end. He also had to deal with a plethora of injuries, particularly to defenders, so that he never had a settle back line. Last year Arsenal fell apart defensively losing just Saliba. Before that Liverpool declined disastrously losing just Van Dijk. So, yes, other teams had plenty injuries. Brighton, for example, who ended up being 17th in the 2nd half of the season, and yet De Zerbi is considered the next savior by some. It's essential to have pretty much 2 full teams of quality players to be able to maintain top level performances for 65 games a season. United, for various reasons, including FFP simply haven't had that luxury.

3) He seems to have done pretty well with the younger players, and indeed United gave teenagers 3600 playing minutes compared to 1250 for City, Villa, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool combined, which is exactly what many United fans have wanted to see. Bringing on young stars is supposed to be part of our DNA. Of course you could make the case that he only did it because he had to because of lack of options.

4) As Ratcliffe himself said, if every manager keeps failing then maybe the problem isn't the manager.

On the negative side, many of us including me became somewhat exasperated by his failure to change his tactics when it was clear that our midfield was too porous. His argument would probably have been that he was not hired to play LVG style negative football. He also seemed to persist with Antony when it was clear that he was a one and not very impressive trick pony. And of course there was the fallout with Sancho, which different people have different opinions about.

With 2 trophies already, with the bringing on of young players, having had to deal with an absent or incompetent management structure behind him, all the injuries to key players, and the enormous drop off in form for Rashford, the Ronaldo, Sancho, Antony and Greenwood distractions and the press pressure, I don't see the point in firing him UNLESS the club is pretty much certain there's a better option. And without the new DOF even hired yet who's to say what the new direction will be? How can a professional review take place without key personnel hired and a Glazer as one of the principle arbiters?


17.) 29 May 2024 01:53:11
I don’t live either choice Nick. That being said, I like ETH but don’t love him staying on either. The mess he made of his second season is a crazy fall from grace compared to how well he did in his first. So which one was the anomaly?


18.) 29 May 2024 09:11:14
Good post Shaw llets see what happens in the coming days.


19.) 29 May 2024 18:16:16
I'm torn Shaw.
He has had a lot to deal with, but how much is on him? He wanted and has to much control of things. He apparently sets the recovery schedules for players so are some of the injuries not on him? He doesn't rotate his team a great deal when everyone is fit. The 1st season fizzled out after the league Cup victory. The players were dead on their feet.
His recruitment has been poor.
This season has been woeful and an fa Cup victory although brilliant shouldn't mask a very poor campaign.
The problem for me is, is exactly what you have said. Can they review the season with the people doing the review only seeing a fraction of it.
If ten hag is willing to relinquish controll and be put into a coaching role maybe this would be the best solution.
I think with mkenna signing a contract with Ipswich that may have put a spanner into what utd want to do. My worry is Southgate may be more available next year.


 

 

17 May 2024 12:02:28
Hello Ed,
Which strikers are the club considering this Summer?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - I provided a list a couple of weeks ago.}


1.) 17 May 2024 19:01:32
Thanks Ed will check the search.


 

 

14 May 2024 11:02:46
Hi Ed hope all is well with you.
Has there been a developments on the managerial front?
Thank you.

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - No just yet but they have a clear list of options with different people having preferred choices still I understand.}


1.) 14 May 2024 19:48:29
Thank you Ed.


2.) 14 May 2024 21:09:48
Hope I don’t draw the ire of Ed002…. but could I respectfully ask if there is a majority in favour of one particular choice…. and if so, who is that choice? Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - As I have explained, the first pick would be Tuchel but he may not be keen.}


3.) 14 May 2024 22:31:47
Seems like Bayern may be looking to go back to Tuchel according to German journos think you said there may be a chance of that ed.

Is the delay in announcing anything down to everyone wanted to make the decision not currently being in place or position resolved (Ashworth) ed? My thoughts are clarity either way would help everyone at this stage.


4.) 15 May 2024 10:33:39
Brooks I think nothing needs to be addressed until after the cup final.
We have a chance to win that so I'd suggest keeping any announcements until after that. But I understand your point that it causes uncertainty. An employees job is to assume all things are the same until they hear otherwise.


5.) 14 May 2024 21:54:00
Thanks Ed. Really appreciated.


6.) 15 May 2024 05:48:46
Ed, Are we in danger now of having too many 'chiefs'? All wanting their's to be the final word? The complete opposite of what we have had, but maybe an issue all the same.

{Ed002's Note - No. It will not be a case of people all wanting "the final word".}


7.) 15 May 2024 11:51:35
Ken my thoughts have been the same re after the cup final, recently though things just seem to have tipped slightly too far and I think clarity would bring things back down to ground and everyone would know where they are at, also think it looks a little better than sacking someone after they potentially win something.


 

 

03 May 2024 11:17:37
Morning Ed,
Do you think EtH will be manager of the club come the start of next season?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - I don't think he should be and there are good options available.

Erik ten Hag (C) Possible return to Ajax - else perhaps a year off. Would be way down the list for Bayern Munich but after losing Thomas Tuchel and being rejected by Alonso, Nagelsmann and failing with their Plan B one year solution with Rangnick before making their preferred appointment, they are running out of options. A wildcard at best for Bayern Munich.}


1.) 03 May 2024 12:25:16
Ed may ask want bayern plan to do now.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect they will wait until the end of the season and see who else is available.}


2.) 03 May 2024 13:32:28
Who would you think Ed would be best suited to replace ten hag if he were to leave

I remember years ago you
Said the plan was to replace a manager with allegri?

Would they look at that route again

I’m just hoping if they do sack ten hag they don’t go for Southgate. Think that would be worse than the moyes appointment imo.

{Ed002's Note - Thomas Tuchel is a good fit and Jim Ratcliffe knows him well.}


3.) 03 May 2024 15:00:57
Ed, if you don't mind me asking what do you think makes Tuchel a better fit?

{Ed002's Note - He has won the Champions League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, cups in France and Germany, club World Cup, knows Jim Ratcliffe very well, is a polyglot, really nice guy and is very experienced.}


4.) 03 May 2024 16:12:04
Thank you Ed.
I’m not sure who my preference would be if EtH were to leave.

You’ve spoken before about the club lacking a structure, don’t think come the Summer, the club will be in a better place regarding this?

{Ed002's Note - It will be better now.}


5.) 03 May 2024 18:54:32
Thank you Ed. Such great insight.


6.) 03 May 2024 20:23:47
could bayern be tempted to tempt tuchel to stay ed? Or are the bridges burnt?
Thanks, enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend.

{Ed002's Note - Probably not - they have other ideas.}


7.) 04 May 2024 07:07:25
I think he will still be there. He gave an interview with Gary Neville yesterday. He was speaking like a man that will be there for next season. He came across very well.


8.) 04 May 2024 07:42:54
Anyone one else have to google polyglot?


9.) 04 May 2024 07:52:11
Spenno,

Me too. ED002 is giving us an EDucation lol.


10.) 04 May 2024 08:27:02
First “rodeo clown”, and now this ?.


11.) 04 May 2024 11:14:40
Sorry ed, but some time ago your belief was that he won't be there come July 1st. Has something changed?

{Ed002's Note - I don't understand?}


12.) 04 May 2024 11:28:45
Your wording, when asked some time ago was you believed that he would be moved on.

When asked again above, your reply was 'i don't think he should be'. Which is different to previous.

I was wondering if something has changed, or is it still your belief that the club will move him on.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed.}


13.) 04 May 2024 11:55:40
Thanks ed.


14.) 04 May 2024 12:33:41
You misread Angel. Ed is saying he doesn't think he should be here next year.


15.) 04 May 2024 14:55:32
AJH, I read into it as if it was Eds opinion that he shouldn't be there.

I think he will be. I just don't see the point of the sit down with GN on Sky etc. If he was to go, surely the club wouldn't have sanctioned that. It makes no sense.

He spoke like a man that has had chats in private about next season. Fingers crossed he gets the chance.


16.) 04 May 2024 20:16:20
I had a flutter on Tuchel as next manager a long time back. I’m kind of hoping for selfish reasons it’s true!


17.) 05 May 2024 08:02:34
When it comes to managers, I think to myself can I see this guy at united 5 years later post appointment. Most great sports franchises have continuity and Tuchel is not a guy I see as a long term United manager. For whatever reasons he never sticks anywhere and it can't be always the clubs fault.

If we are changing, I hope its someone else and no idea who is the right person. Tuchel will not play the younger players and route for academy players to come in gets much harder imo and more about buying ready made players.

He is also not the most expansive, offensive minded coach and never rate his style of play as beautiful football. A bit like the German version of Conte with similar personality traits.


18.) 05 May 2024 08:55:16
Ahmed, fewer managers staying long term now, as top clubs have sporting directors in charge of a style of play and the manager essentially a transient head coach., which I guess keeps everything fresh.

Any new coach coming into United probably not be long term so, if it is Tuchell, maybe he’d stay a couple of years then bring in someone like McKenna after that.


 

 

26 Mar 2024 11:28:56
Morning Ed.
Hojlund looks the real deal and I'm interested to see who the club look to bring in this Summer to provide healthy competition for him.
Who are the club considering in this position?
Thanks as always.

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - If Greenwood and Rashford go then the club will look to an addition. The problem will be persuading someone to join who may be second choice.
Jonathan David (S/AM) Lille, like many French clubs were hit hard by the loss of broadcast revenue and will need to sell some of their more valuable assets even though they do not want to. Jonathan David is valued by Lille at an unrealistic €50M but moving in to the last year of his contract will need to accept perhaps 30M. Napoli and Spurs no longer see him as a possible addition. Real Madrid have previously declared an interest but their focus has turned away as they wanted to include a player in any deal. He has been recommended to Chelsea by an ex player but they have a preferred targets. The Manchester United coach tried to take him to Ajax and could potentially look to taking him to Manchester United - and I would not discount them even if ten Hag departs. Aston Villa or Milan may offer a viable solution.
Joshua Zirkzee (S) Manchester United had a third-party scout watch him in a game against Roma in December. Milan has declared an interest knowing Giroud is coming to the end of his contract but don't know if Zirkee will match his goal tally. Bayern Munich have an option to buy the player back but will likely not be interested in following up on it. Napoli offer an option when Osimhen moves. Milan will be favourites as they want Sesko and Zirkee. Player will not move to become cover or second choice so would need persuading to join Manchester United.
Victor Osimhen (S) Napoli made it clear to Chelsea who enquired in 2021 that even €100M would not buy the player - but they do maintain an interest and he has been first choice and expect an offer to be made in the summer - they have already assured Napoli that they will pay his release clause in full. Al Hilal may well have offered Napoli the huge fee they were looking for, but that may not suit the player just yet. Real Madrid could look to him as an option but Madrid would want to offer players in exchange. He has signed a new contract and, at the behest of his agent, included a release clause. Arsenal have a preferred option and see the price as too high. PSG have him on a list of potential Mbappe replacements - but perhaps not top. If Manchester City were to lose Haarland, he would be an option. Manchester United may offer a wildcard option but the change of staff could end any interest. There is a suggestion that Liverpool have negotiated directly with the player and his agent and not spoken to Napoli. Given Napoli registered a complaint against Liverpool over another player last year, it would seem unlikely, or particularly stupid. In the players hands next summer - may decide to stay but there will be a return from Michael Emanalo with a very good offer but I understand that Chelsea have already informed Napoli that they will pay his €130M release clause in full in the summer - but they have not had a positive response from the player - perhaps because of the lack of Champions League football. Chelsea are already looking at options but could make a take-it-or-leave-it offer below his release clause with discussions over two other players going on between the clubs.
Benjamin Sesko (S/F) RBL could be offered a quick profit. His agent has not stopped offering the player around since his move to RBL. Described by a well known ex-Premier League player and high-end scout as "raw but improving". Was on the list for Spurs as a potential Kane replacement and Newcastle enquired. Chelsea spoke with his agent but have preferred options. Milan offer an option as a potential Giroud replacement. A wildcard may be either Manchester United or Arsenal. Milan will be favourites as they want Sesko and Zirkee.Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (F) Manchester United asked for a loan of the player from Bayern Munich in January. I have no idea why.
Viktor Gyokeres (S) After only joining in the summer Sporting have no interest in selling but fear a club could simply pay his €100M buy out clause in full and try to persuade him to move. Sporting fear Chelasea may do that and have avoided the subject during discussions over another player and a separate issue. He has attracted scouts representing Manchester United and Arsenal with Arsenal seeing him as an option to Toney. Sporting are looking to a new contract and an increase in his buy-out clause.
Brian Brobbey (S) Everton interest remains but so does their financial plight. Eric ten Hag has a remaining interest but I doubt that position is supported by the club. Ajax will not want to sell.
Thalys (S) Discussed with Chelsea during negotiations over another player. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United have all sent scouts with Manchester United and Benfica both declaring an interest with Palmeriras.}


1.) 26 Mar 2024 12:27:57
Ed, a few questions if you don't mind, do you think there is any chance that Greenwood will return to MU? and is there any interest in Rashford?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Anthony Martial (W/F) Has to go but there little clear interest. Juventus had an interest but he would not be first choice now. Out of contract in the Summer with Fenerbahce keen to take a chance, else it will be the Middle East or a new contract.
Mason Greenwood (F) Time to move on - offered to Marseille and Atalanta. Turkey or the Middle East might provide permanent options. Atletico Madrid or Real Sociedad may offer an option but the fee will be too high for Getafe to buy but they will try to find a creative solution or another loan. He is on the list of Michael Emenalo, but that may not suit the player,
Marcus Rashford (LW/F) Much will depend on what happens in the summer regarding a new coach, but I am sure Manchester United will be regretting the new long-term contract. A third-party has spoken to clubs, including Juventus and Arsenal about him on behalf of Manchester United,but I am not aware of any serious interest. Suggestion that he could be a Mbappe replacement at PSG seem far-fetched given they have other clear targets in mind.}


2.) 26 Mar 2024 12:51:16
Ed, if you don’t mind do you think we will be able to sell greenwood? Seen a few reports saying clubs are being put off the fee we are demanding.

Obviously it sounded like Ratcliffe was leaving the door slightly open for him to return- but likely to try and protect some value if possible imo.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United are being unrealistic in what they have quoted Getafe for Greenwood. They will need to reduce their demands considerably.}


3.) 26 Mar 2024 13:11:24
Sorry Ed,

Just seen the updated response on Mg.


4.) 26 Mar 2024 13:16:04
Brilliant summary Ed002 thank you for your time.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


5.) 26 Mar 2024 13:39:15
I don't think Hojlund can be considered a clear first choice, nor that anyone who comes in will be merely playing second-fiddle to him. They'd probably end up playing pretty much the same across a season I'd expect, where both will go in and out of form and be injured etc.


6.) 26 Mar 2024 14:18:26
Thanks Ed.


7.) 26 Mar 2024 14:28:58
I know Rashford is not flavour of the month but would be concerned if we sold him leaving only Hojlund and Garnacho as the only players who have shown themselves as having the capability of playing premier league football and that's only been for half a season really lol.

The idea that just because we have new owners, our recruitment of replacements for the current squad is suddenly going to be successful is a huge leap of faith.


8.) 26 Mar 2024 15:15:26
Huge thanks Ed as always.


 

 

 

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30 Mar 2024 10:40:29
Happy Easter, Eds and all.
Mark Ogden has reported that United are interested in bringing Gary O'Neil into the coaching setup at United.

Any truth in this?

Scholesy1980

1.) 30 Mar 2024 11:53:11
Scholesy, look on the wolves page, ed002 has answered your question there.


2.) 30 Mar 2024 12:05:47
O'Neill has come out and said himself there is no truth in the rumours.

Sly Sports have also recently reported that ETH is now in Ineos summer plans.

Topic has been covered to death but I'm sure Ed002 would update us if things changed. He's the only source I trust.


 

 

10 Aug 2023 10:51:09
Ed is there any chance we will match Bayerns bid for Kane? Even if we used players in part exchange?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - Done to death - read the posts.}


1.) 10 Aug 2023 11:06:42
Sadly not. Despite our desperate need for a proven goal scorer, we seem destined to start the season with Martial and Hoijlund as our only recognized strikers.


2.) 10 Aug 2023 11:20:05
Kane is not happening and that ship sailed a long time ago.

If martial stays healthy he has a lot of goals in him and his link up play with rash is excellent.

Maybe a good thing for Hoilund too as the British press will be licking their lips and have a filed day with him if he struggles settling in. there are so many players in our team capable of scoring so I am less concerned than most here.

I can see Richard Keys who hates United and ETH dreaming about this.

BBC has a prediction out by all these pundits, we are picked to finish 4th by a massive majority. Most of these guys has us finishing 5th or 6th last year so that's a good omen:)

2nd at worst imo and we should run a prediction once the window closes.


3.) 10 Aug 2023 11:29:33
I get everyone wanting to go for Kane, but for all of his impressive finishing abilities, for the money involved, his age and suitability to play the way that ETH wants I just don’t feel he is the way to go.

He is available as he wants out and Spurs can’t lose him for nothing next year, so If ETH had wanted him badly enough then I feel we would have gone for him. Levy is difficult but with Kane really wanting out, if ETH had really pushed then I believe something could have been done.

However he has decided to go a different way, one which suits the style of play that he wants, along with the signings of Onana and Mount, which I believe in time will reap the rewards we want.

Personally I would rather not go the short term fix route and miss out on a player who could be very very good for many years, we definitely can’t afford both. We have been garbage for years anyway so a little more patience to get everything in order isn’t the end of the world. We will improve on last year no doubt about that and then it depends on how well City and Arsenal do this year. We may be challenging anyway or it may take another year, either way it feels much better now than it has in well over a decade.


4.) 10 Aug 2023 11:33:07
Rashford?

I still think we will get another forward player in of Greenwood is not going to be played.


5.) 10 Aug 2023 12:01:06
When did Martial last have a good game? I can't remember. Ever since Samchez signed he has been pants, I don't know whether it is injuries or something else but his time had run out.


6.) 10 Aug 2023 12:42:05
Kane is off to Bayern, deal now agreed with Spurs. Kane to agree personal terms which I doubt will be an issue.


7.) 10 Aug 2023 13:00:29
I’m with you here AJH. I do wonder what I’m missing with Martial, when I hear fans say he can be a good player for us.

His personality is who he is, and that’s the reason we will never be a good player for us, nor likely for anyone else.

He’s had chance after chance, is mentally weak at best, and is way too lazy to play for ETH.


8.) 10 Aug 2023 13:54:25
To be fair, Martial still had my support until about half way through last season, but enough is enough. He’s far too fragile both mentally and physically to play for a top club and is stealing a living at United. It’s our own fault, but he is not the answer to our goal scoring problem and starting the season with just him and Hoijlund as our only out and out strikers scares the crap out of me - especially with both being out injured for the foreseeable future.


9.) 10 Aug 2023 14:58:39
Brendan, Kane was ETHS first choice was he not? So I think that tells us what we need to know about whether ETH saw him fitting in.


10.) 10 Aug 2023 15:37:44
Did eth say that. don't recall him ever saying this.

Media reports many things on behalf of people with a lot of it completely off the mark.

The Korean guy from napoli was suppose to be our first signing in early July once his so called release clause became effective. Everyone needs to move on kane is gone to Bayern.

Starting to sound like Liverpool supporters who think everyone from mbappe to Bellingham should be playing for them.

Good window so far with a possibility of being a great window. Looking forward to watching chelsea vs liverpool this weekend.


11.) 10 Aug 2023 16:55:59
I don't get it - Bayern quite publicly have been going back and forth with Spurs for almost a month, and finally when a price is agreed he most likely doesn't even want to go there? Reminds me a bit of the de Jong saga. Why not say so at the beginning lol?


12.) 10 Aug 2023 16:56:57
SSN reporting that Kane is unlikely to go to Bayern, which would seemingly suggest that this whole ordeal was about getting Spurs to agree a few so that somebody else (presumably an English club who Spurs wouldn’t have otherwise have been willing to negotiate with) could match it. If it’s not us, I can only assume that it’s Chelsea, as they’re the only big English club other than us who really needs a striker.

Either that, or Kane plans to break the scoring record this season and then claim a big signing on fee somewhere else next season. Not sure why he’d waste Bayern’s time though if that were the case, unless he was just curious to see how much he was worth.


13.) 10 Aug 2023 17:01:28
Angelred when did he say that? According to the media he seems to have had about 8 first choice striker targets. We have no idea if he actually wanted him, although maybe if he was available cheap but that was never going to happen. He just doesn’t fit the ETH playing style, so paying £100m was never going to happen in my opinion.

I am just going off my own feelings though and not media reports, which we can all take with a pinch of salt.


14.) 10 Aug 2023 23:07:41
I think the sensible thing for Kane to do is see out this season and then watch the massive offers come rolling in. If its about money the Saudis will trow massive amounts.

If Madrid are afzer Haaland that door opens. Chelsea may be in the market, and United if Hojound doesn't work out. Either way with no transfer fee involved he will make massive money and who knows who could be in the running. I imagine a lot of big Euro teams will be as well as a couple of EPL big boys.


15.) 11 Aug 2023 02:08:03
I hope kane sits in and sees out his deal. Levi has been controlling him all this time, be fun to sit back and watch kane stick it to him and take back control of his career.

Watch Levi try to make Kane out as the bad guy for seeing out the terms of his contract, just like PSG are doing to Mbappe.


16.) 11 Aug 2023 07:38:17
oakbark

Madrid want mbappe and kind of worst kept secret and he wants to go there as well. I still think Kane goes as it sounds odd and not Bayern like to have bid multiple times not having the player on board with the idea. Bayern and Madrid generally get the players they want and have the finances to do it.


17.) 11 Aug 2023 14:21:11
Its also been very well reported that Madrid want Haaland as well maybe in 24 when the reported clause kicks in.

I also didn't say he will or won't go to Bayern i said if i were him i would see my contract down and see what's offered from all these clubs and pick m.


 

 

08 Aug 2023 17:38:36
Ed do you have any info on Hojlund's back injury? Is it serious?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - No sorry.}


1.) 08 Aug 2023 18:58:03
Thanks anyway Ed.


2.) 08 Aug 2023 19:00:10
Not great, he's put his back out and he's only been carrying out attack for a few days?.


3.) 08 Aug 2023 19:12:53
Club saying it’s something that needs managed, some suggestions he won’t be able to play for a few weeks.


4.) 08 Aug 2023 19:23:14
We needed 2 strikers anyway but this news makes it even more important. Probably not as bad as some are making out but we need him available for most games so to have him and martial as our only options and both not fit isn’t good.


5.) 08 Aug 2023 20:03:58
Apparently it’s not too serious just requires some rest and eased in.


6.) 08 Aug 2023 21:45:53
Deadline day push for Kane?
If we sell all these players and Hojlund isn’t ready for the start of the season, who knows?!
Would genuinely make us title contenders.


7.) 08 Aug 2023 22:37:54
Greenwood. Day by day there’s more reports he’s coming back.


8.) 08 Aug 2023 22:55:06
It’s not particularly serious, just needs a period of rest and might not be able to play 2 games a week for a little bit, fortunately we don’t play 2 games a week regularly until the end of September.


9.) 08 Aug 2023 22:59:50
what injury is everyone referring to?


 

 

01 Aug 2023 21:13:50
Ed - the club isn't getting sold, is it?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - The owners are hoping to sell.}


1.) 01 Aug 2023 23:42:26
The price they are wanting is probably going to be too high so I can’t see them going anywhere. Apparently they think the club is only going to become more valuable over the next few years and they’re disappointed with the current offers. If that’s true then we are stuck with them unfortunately.


2.) 02 Aug 2023 07:06:12
Tim, if that is the case then it shows how deluded they are.

You don't sell an asset based on what ifs or what it might be worth years down the line. You sell it for broadly what it's worth at the time of selling it.

If you are buying a house which is worth 250k based on other similar houses in the same area you wouldn't agree to buy it for 600k because the current owner believes it will be worth 600k 10 years down the line.

While Manchester United aren't a ready to move into house. They are a fixer upper, the roof leaks (literally), it needs decorating top to bottom, maybe part of it needs knocking down and rebuilding, or at least a large extension to be built. It requires significant investment to realise its true value.

If the Glazers seriously expect someone to come in and pay well over the odds for an asset that requires significant investment due to their poor management and a lack of maintenance during their ownership then they really are as thick a pigs s**t.


3.) 02 Aug 2023 07:51:51
There’s been lots of rumours flying round and who knows if this article has any truth. Thing is that it wouldn’t be a huge shock if it is true.


4.) 02 Aug 2023 09:01:35
We don't know what is going on behind the scenes. The Glazers/ Raine group are saying nothing, Ratcliffe/ Sheikh Jassim can't say anything due to confidentiality agreements (some leaks maybe but take those with a pinch of salt) .
The sale unfortunately for us was never going to be a quick deal with both sides wanting to get the best price, needing to do their due dilligence etc. We have been told multiple times that the transfer window would not be massively effected by the sale due to FFP so as much as we want the big new signing for the owner not sure if that was ever realistic.
It will happen when it happens and it could be closer or further than we realise. I expect that one day we will just get the announcement out of the blue to say that it is either sold or the Glazers are going a different route and sale is off.


 

 

20 Jul 2023 12:28:03
Hi Ed hope all is well with you.
Do you think the club will be sold in 2023? I appreciate your point regarding the sale taking as long is it will take etc but how much longer are we looking at having the Glazers as owners of our club?

Scholesy1980

{Ed002's Note - Probably.}


1.) 21 Jul 2023 00:05:01
I appreciate your need for information re the sale but how can you possibly expect that question to be answered?


 

 

 

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28 May 2024 16:47:56
Thanks Ed. Who in your opinion is the best option?

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17 May 2024 19:01:32
Thanks Ed will check the search.

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14 May 2024 19:48:29
Thank you Ed.

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Thank you Ed. Such great insight.

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03 May 2024 16:12:04
Thank you Ed.
I’m not sure who my preference would be if EtH were to leave.

You’ve spoken before about the club lacking a structure, don’t think come the Summer, the club will be in a better place regarding this?

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Thanks anyway Ed.

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16 May 2023 22:52:53
Literally laughing in the faces of all the above sarcasm; karma can be a funny thing….

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