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18 Dec 2018 16:24:18
It's a shame Lucien Favre recently moved to Dortmund because he ticks all the boxes for me.

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10 May 2016 11:26:55
So it seems Renato Sanches has signed for Bayern. Really hope this won't be an ongoing theme this summer.

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31 Aug 2015 20:56:26
Just a question for the Eds or anyone else, with the Spanish, German and French windows closing in the next few hours I just wanted to clarify if this was only for purchasing players and they'd freely be allowed to sell to clubs whose window is still open?

Cheers!

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{Ed004's Note - The foreign clubs can still sell players}


1.) 31 Aug 2015 22:01:34
They need to get the paper work into their respective fa's for incoming players. but can still sell players. I think it is the Russian league that closes in a couple of weeks and they seem to be doing business well after everyone else.


2.) 31 Aug 2015 22:29:31
Thought as much but was beginning to worry a tad! Thanks for the response!


 

 

 

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30 Jul 2020 21:09:45
I think it's the striker Paulinho at Braga.

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19 May 2020 19:06:28
Hi Ed,

Thanks for such a detailed response. I wanted to enquire as to whether the club are still considering a CB as high priority - in particular Upamecano as I believe in the past we’ve been interested?

Thanks.

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{Ed002's Note - Dayot Upamecano (CB) looked at by Bayern Munich as a Jerome Boateng replacement but they had another preferred plan - now that is not achievable he is back on the table for BM with RBL having a replacement in their sights. Barcelona have DU on a long list of CBs primarily because he is more affordable than others as he only has a year left on his contract - but they are fearful of making another Umtiti or Mina type error. Milan asked about a price but they have financially more viable options in what are tough times for them. Real Madrid enquired after him when discussing Werner with RBL, but they have preferred options so he will be down the list a bit. It is hard to see CB as a priority for the summer for MU this summer unless they can sell players on.}


 

 

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09 Aug 2019 08:55:57
Out of interest Ed001, who do you think is our best outfield player if not Pogba?

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{Ed001's Note - Wan-Bissaka probably. Though I would take Rashford and Lindelöf over Pogba as well.}


 

 

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02 Aug 2019 15:40:42
Jesus Jaime, it must be exhausting living so relentlessly under grey skies.

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14 Sep 2017 18:09:30
Pretty sure Ozil ran about 1.5km further per game than Sanchez last season. I think his laziness is a myth. We've played well with Mata wide right this season and I'd see Ozil as an upgrade, so wouldn't be wholly against this at all.

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23 Jul 2020 13:47:50
Red Man, AWB was signed after 1 full season in the Prem in an average team. He's got a fantastic defensive foundation and a history as a winger. Perhaps the powers that be saw potential in him to improve in an attacking sense.
I can't think of many RBs who are available and are the complete product (I can't think of many who are complete full stop - even TAA was suspect defensively when we signed AWB) . I would rather sign a defensively sound RB and try to build an attacking game on that that the other way around, especially with the fragility of the rest of our defence. I think AWB, particularly before the break, was improving markedly in an attacking sense and I hope that will continue.

We are also looking at a RW who can go both wide and inside - perhaps this was part of the long term plan also, negating AWB's relative attacking bluntness somewhat.

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18 Jul 2020 12:23:53
For the marginal offside decisions, I feel an 'umpire's call' situation similar to cricket, where you stick with the onfield decision should the difference be miniscule. Yes, Jordan Ayew was technically offside looking at the images the other day, but if that's outside the margin of error for the technogy, then I feel it should be 'umpire's call'.

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20 Jun 2020 14:54:13
Last night was such a clear representation in the change of direction the club has taken under Ole. If you could honestly say you didn't prefer the United performance to the Tottenham one, then you need your head checked. On one hand, we had the typical dogged, defensive Jose performance to which we became accustomed to - and they were at home!

Then we had the United team pressing high, playing with a high defensive line and trying to inject some impetus to the game. It wasn't flawless and I don't think Ole has the acumen to take us forward indefinitely, however the starkness in the mentality of the performances confirmed to me that I'm happy for Ole to continue to restore the ethos, steady the ship and take the team forward beyond the summer.

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20 Jun 2020 14:15:21
Mason has struggled when starting but has proved very effective coming off the bench. Perhaps this was in the thinking when starting DJ. We can nitpick on the tactical decisions and the delays in subs but on the whole - given the unprecedented lay off and this is the first game back - I think there's a lot to take from dominating a Jose team at home in which a horrendous error on our part and two fantastic saves denied us from what could easily have been a 3-0/ 3-1. Obviously there was some rustiness and against a well drilled team with a low block it was always going to be hard to unpick them. Lose some of the sloppy touches here and there around the box and we could have created a lot more. With everything taken into account I think there's a lot to take from the game, and agendas aside I can't understand all the negativity.

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09 Aug 2019 09:19:44
Personally think Koscielny is as good as, if not better than Luiz. Tierney by all accounts sounds a good acquisition, but will he be fit enough to play regularly? Going forward they look very good, but their defence was a weakness last year and I don't think it looks any better this year either. Hopefully that holds them up, because going forward (and with Guendozi and Torreira a year older), they look very good.

Chelsea have Pulisic in for Hazard (I know who I'd choose) . Have let a lot of experience leave and I honestly don't know where their goals are coming from - Giroud has never consistently done it, Abraham scored plenty for Villa but this is a huge step up and their manager is similarly experienced at this level.

Spurs have acquired well - Ndombele will be the replacement for Dembele they needed, giving a bit of steel. Lo Celso sounds a good purchase and Sessegnon will likely progress and turn into a very good player. However, I'm unconvinced by their full backs and their Belgian CBs are another year older. They've also, once again, failed to sign a convincing back up striker to Kane (and have let Llorente go! ) . Son deputised very well in Kane's absence but I do think they lack the forward depth to challenge on multiple fronts.

We've solidified out defence and left ourselves pretty impotent up front, however I don't think it's all as bad as it seems. Our main rivals have strengthened well but generally have the same deficiencies they had last year. Us and Chelsea are both unknowns - it could go very well and the youthful exuberance amounts to something greater than the sum of it's parts. Or it could go tits up!

Regardless, roll on Sunday and let's have some fun watching a youthful team playing for the shirt in an attractive high pressing style (isn't that what we've all been asking for since LvG? )!

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