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12 May 2022 00:32:33
Can any Ed shed any lights on De Jong rumour please?

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but Barcelona don't want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €90M) were made their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it. During discussions between Barcelona and Chelsea, options for a number of players were discussed but Chelsea do not again want protracted negotiations which led nowhere over another player last summer - they may make a take it or leave it offer including a player or perhaps two. Manchester City may provide another solution using Laporte as part of the deal - and don't be surprised if PSG or Manchester United switch their attention to him but both have preferred targets. I would doubt he will move.}

1.) 12 May 2022 13:24:20
Hi Ed002,

Thanks as always for detailed information!

I know you've kindly provided information about Defensive Midfielders in the past but it increasingly looks likely (if rumours are to be believed! ) that United's list of options are dwindling rapidly, mainly because of no CL next year:

Rice (too expensive this year and no CL)

Phillips (doesn't seem keen because of Leeds rivallry)

Tchouemeni (Seems off elsewhere - and no CL)

De Jong (Doesn't seem keen without CL football)

Bissouma (no wants seems to want to take him whilst off-field issues ongoing)

Laimer (not really DM and seems off to Bayern)

Kamara (seems off to Athletico)

Thus doesn't really seem to leave us with much choice if we're being realistic about not being able to persuade any of them to come! Maybe just Palhinha now!

Don't suppose you'd mind giving us an update on potential DM players - and who we might be able to rule out - and if United have shown any interest in any new targets, such as Ibrahim Sangare (PSV) or Maxence Caqueret of Lyon?

(And does ETH have a preferred choice at all, maybe different from the club targets? )

Thus apologies for panicked tone but would be most grateful for any update if there is one; if not, will just look back at previous MF update and hope we can maybe persuade one of them to join!

Many thanks as always for any info you feel able to share.

{Ed002's Note - Ibrahim Sangare is heading elsewhere and the club have shown no interest. Maxence Caqueret - there have been discussions with another club but I think a new contract is likely. There is interest in Palhinha, Konrad Laimer, Rice, Bissouma and Phillips but not being in the Champions League could impact any move. There have been approaches and discussions with Monaco over Tchouemeni, but not involving Manchester United. I am not aware of any approach for De Jong. Amadou Haidara is of interest to RR still, but there is interest from elsewhere. The club only ever spoke to the agent of Kamara, never the club.}

2.) 12 May 2022 13:27:41
Hi Ed002,
Is Amadou Haidara still a target for United?

{Ed002's Note - For RR.}

3.) 12 May 2022 14:20:19
Thank you so much for the detailed update - really really appreciated, thank you.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

4.) 12 May 2022 14:27:35
So essentially we are once again trying to convince a player who doesn't want to join us to join us. Seems like a good plan.

5.) 12 May 2022 15:13:03
If we end up with De Jong it is possible we don't go after a true holding midfielder which reading about EtH style would seem to fit.
For me Kamara on a free would be good or Laimar who has been likened to Kante with his workrate etc whilst also being good on the ball.

6.) 12 May 2022 18:18:36
I don't want us to sign anybody who needs convincing, we might be a mess at the minute but with the right players and some hard work on the training pitch we will be back in the cl in 23/ 24.

7.) 13 May 2022 13:46:42
Danny eth needed convincing are you happy with him?

8.) 13 May 2022 14:02:31
Danny, any top player will need convincing to join us atm.

If you are a player with top clubs with realistic chances of winning titles why would you turn them down for a side that hasn't really challenged for a league title in the last decade?

9.) 13 May 2022 15:37:48
In truth you should have to convince any player. They should have a list of questions about their role, their fit, the plan for the future and where you see them in that plan.

I would be more worried about a player who didn't need convincing that everything was in place than one who did.

10.) 13 May 2022 22:19:51
Ken I'm sure he needed a bit of convincing than a player would. The reason being our treatment of former managers. Shappy I'm not so sure any top player needs convincing to go to a big club, whether or not they are winning trophies or in the cl. if they do then they aren't right for the club or ther for the right reasons. the name on the front of the shirt will always be bigger than the name on the back.

11.) 13 May 2022 22:46:27
Danny if you're a top player and one or two of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG, Juventus, Chelsea, City or Liverpool are interested in signing you. Then I'm sure they will need a lot of convincing to move to United.

12.) 13 May 2022 23:35:30
They play for money, that's (almost) all the convincing they need.
None of them play for the love of the club. I thought academy players might be different, but i'm not so sure anymore.

13.) 16 May 2022 10:04:34
Nonsense Danny. Players are not waiting for united or any club to come in for them. When they get an offer they need convicing it's the right move for them and their family no different to you or me.



10 Aug 2019 09:34:14
I have been very negative about this transfer window. Maybe because of all the hype about how this window would be the most important.

Well! The window was not good enough but i am still excited about the season. Although i think we are putting too much serious pressure on youth and being very reliant on them, i hope they come out very strong and give their best performance. I hope we suffer minor to no injuries as we are very light. It would be great.

If Ole is able to instil his attacking, high pressing game play and this team does not become a victim of fatigue then we may well finish inside the top 4.

Hoping all the best for the new season and hoping for a good performance and a win tomorrow.

1.) 10 Aug 2019 10:22:14
That's better stressda😂😂😂.

2.) 10 Aug 2019 10:48:22
I think we will start well and positively but will fade later in the season. Everyone is looking to Greenwood as the potential star, however, I wonder if Garner maybe the one who also surprises us in midfield.

3.) 10 Aug 2019 11:10:45
Hes a good little player red man. Would also be nice to see him getting game time. We will need extra bodies in there.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 11:59:00
I think Garner, whilst not maybe providing the excitement of an attacker like Greenwood, might be the one who makes it to the very top. Very mature player, reads the game well, and has an eye for goal. I rarely hype up any young players - got my fingers burnt with Januzaj - but I think Garner is the real deal. With Greenwood and Gomes not far behind.

5.) 10 Aug 2019 12:45:50
Much better stresser 😂 just take each game as it comes, you will drive yourself insane worrying about something you can’t control. Like when I bury my head in the sand while my Mrs is out shopping with the “joint account” card.

6.) 10 Aug 2019 12:56:29
Maybe Ole is going to give some youngsters game time, which is why players like Matic and Young will be invaluable squad members. I’d we do play Greenwood, Chong, Gomes, Garner, we need some wise old heads to help them adapt.

7.) 10 Aug 2019 13:52:42
Yeah I think we all got wound up with the deadline. We are light in midfield and possibly upfront. Its a lot of pressure to put on a load of players who are teens an in the early 20s. We're all anxious. All we can do is get on with it.

8.) 10 Aug 2019 15:35:16
As well as Garner, I've been impressed with Ethan Galbraith in the under 23's but maybe one to come through next year.

9.) 10 Aug 2019 18:08:36
Nou I have greenwood, garner then Gomes. But what a trio whatever you put it.

10.) 10 Aug 2019 19:49:03
Young players need time and games, and I hope a couple of them get it .
Greenwood and gomes would be my shout.
The thing is the first time we lose a game the site will go in to melt down shouting for x y z .
Ole, the team the youngster I don't think can really judge until after xmas. But unfortunately they will get judged on a game by game basis.

11.) 10 Aug 2019 22:47:32
That's what I'm worried about jred. I just hope the young lads are strong enough to handle it.

12.) 10 Aug 2019 23:18:39
It's not just the young lads on the site the older ones are just as bad ;)

13.) 10 Aug 2019 23:32:09
Let's hope they don't start calling for the head of Manager like they did the last one eh ;)

14.) 11 Aug 2019 01:01:07
If you were a young lad playing your first games for your dream club United would you be listening to what’s said on social media or listening to coaches and teammates?

I know what I’d be doing.

15.) 11 Aug 2019 04:45:27
Angle Redman already wants him sacked .
I'm sure most will give him time tho.

16.) 11 Aug 2019 07:46:04
Give him time, there will be plenty more. just like the last one.

17.) 11 Aug 2019 09:22:47
Lots of times people throw double standards around, yet at the same time suggest giving OGS more time than the last three managers. Why is that? The emotional sentimentality of a playing legend being in charge. But that isn’t double standards of course, its just because they love Ole. He is a legend to me, but a playing legend who has done nothing to deserve the managerial position. I doubt they would have appointed him if they had waited to the end of the season and the relegation form that was on display. He should be judged the same as the other managers were.

Today, I support the team as I always have, wish I could be there like I was for decades but I can’t. Get behind the team, wear green and gold and what will be will be, like we sang in 77.

18.) 11 Aug 2019 09:58:14
Or maybe more fans have woken up to the real problems at the club and realised that most if it isn't down to the managers.

19.) 11 Aug 2019 10:12:47

My position on the strategic issues with the owners, the debt, the structure of the club has been aired on here regularly. The lack of success isn’t just down to the manager, we had one of the best in Mourinho yet they didn’t support him (and it cost us £20m more to sign Maguire a year later) and if he couldn’t succeed it tells you something is inherently wrong. However, that doesn’t make the present manager the right one. However he is in place so we support the team and get on with it.

20.) 11 Aug 2019 11:52:31
Give him more time than the last three managers? Who's been saying that? I think the general consensus is, like with all managers, a bare minimum of two transfer windows at the very least is required. Haven't seen anyone say he deserves more than Jose got. But I have seen a couple on here want him gone before a ball was kicked.

21.) 11 Aug 2019 12:50:40
Who said give him more time? But shouting for him to be sacked already seems a bit harsh.

22.) 11 Aug 2019 14:08:53
Managers have not been the biggest issue for the last 6 years.

23.) 11 Aug 2019 15:08:41

The biggest issue at the club was the leveraged buy out. Then the lack of any strategy or plan to replace SAF.

24.) 11 Aug 2019 18:34:28
Manager looks a breath of fresh air,



09 Aug 2019 18:20:04
So according to Ole, signing a forward would have blocked Greenwood.

Well! Then why were the team in continuous negotiation for Dybala and Mandzukic?

Another lame excuse for failed window. I mean which team looking to improve on climb the table sells their best proven goal scorer, second best and most hardworking midfielder and replaces with no one.

Strengthening defence does not mean we can ignore the ongoing attack problem.

1.) 09 Aug 2019 18:50:08
You’re too late Stressha, all of these posts have been done now.

Roll on Sunday!

2.) 09 Aug 2019 19:55:39
It would have been far better to see the manager come out and criticise the board and his bosses wouldn't it? Would have been ideal prep for Sunday to say the day after the transfer window has closed to say he's really not happy with the squad he has.

Undoubtedly things are hardly in perfect working order behind the scenes at United but some of the reactions to this transfer window have been laughable.

3.) 09 Aug 2019 22:42:46
You ever thought it may not be true that they were after these players.

4.) 09 Aug 2019 22:51:13
Sees tha were they in for these players?
Because you read it in the Daily Mail or on Sky sports?

5.) 10 Aug 2019 03:43:24
How about you guys ask Ed002. Ha?

6.) 10 Aug 2019 07:40:19
@Srestha. "I mean which team looking to improve on climb the table sells their best proven goal scorer".

I'd hazard a guess the team that got fed up with a player who is stacking on the lard on a daily basis and has to be separated from colleagues being aggressive itching for a fight and finally fronting up to M Phelan after being late for a pre season match and missing the bus. The last incident OGS saw as the final straw. Conte is no push over and it will be interesting to see how long it is before lardy bloke falls out with him.

7.) 10 Aug 2019 08:00:34
Even the stories suggested Juventus offered those players to us, not the other way round. Plus Dybala would have likely played as the 10, not the main striker. Making a meal from nothing. I'm glad Greenwood is getting a look in, hopefully Chong, Tuanzebe and Gomes get a few games too.

8.) 10 Aug 2019 08:09:22
This is the diary of football as there's so many ways to interpret the game. However I’m not sure Lukaku was the best at anything and I’m delighted he’s gone as he was clearly causing trouble.

9.) 10 Aug 2019 11:45:02
He was the best at scoring goals at the club, highest scoring attacker both seasons he played.

We have been to, d that the club was looking to replace him, but were more concerned with getting an extra few million than giving themselves enough time to do it.

Now the manager is putting pressure on a 17 year old with basically no experience at the top level by claiming he’s the replacement.



04 Jun 2019 12:46:52
I am pretty sure Pogba will end up in Juve this summer. So that makes two of our best midfielders leaving in same window.

We already are in need of two midfielders and now will need to replace Pogba and Herrera both. This summer will be tougher than ever.

1.) 04 Jun 2019 13:31:43
Pogba can't see it, we bought him for 90 mil. Was it, with inflation and for us to make money and not look like clowns again, we surely would want up in 150 mil. For him.
Will juve pay that, now they might look to offload a few players in the deal they want rid of, are we going to take them, can't see it happening.
Don't think any side will pay the money we want, and we have to put a big transfer fee on him.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 13:58:44
Fair point Leahy but it looks like they very much want Pogba. Apparenly dybala is unhappy in the current juve style built around Ronaldo. They might sell Dybala to make some cash for Pogba.

People might question Pogba's mentality but he is among the very few quality player we have. I would not sell him personally but if he wants to go, it has to be a big fee. Many clubs have ripped us in the market and this time we should be no less.

3.) 04 Jun 2019 14:42:02
Pogba is our most talent midfielder without a doubt. Yet he is the bad apple that is spoiling the other fruit in the bowl.

He needs to leave this summer, he doesn't want to be here and despite being our best midfielder he has been inconsistent at best. If we can get a large fee for him then great. But we took a hit on Di Maria, and we might have to do it again. We may need to factor in a swap or part exchange if a player we want is available in such a deal to save face.

4.) 04 Jun 2019 15:26:33
There is no other fruit in the bowl to spoil, unless pogbas is influencing chris smalling into not learning how to pass a football or ashely young to not be able to cross.

5.) 04 Jun 2019 16:55:34
DSG, Pogba is not the only footballer we have at the club. Now he might cause problems but he isn't actually responsible for making our other players poor.

However, his attitude can leech into other players. Maybe Rashford's supposed recently speculated poor attitude has been influenced by Pogba. When he broke through and up until the end of last season everything about his attitude was positive, hard working, a dedicated footballer who loves the game and the club. Now supposedly poor trainer who is being distracted by off field interests and has a growing ego.

Now we don't know if any of this is true, he might have always been a poor trainer, or he might be a great trainer and the reports are false. If he has developed a poor attitude that may or may not have happened with Pogba influencing him or not.

But when you have young impressionable lads coming into the first team they often look around a dressing room for people to look up to and imitate. They often don't have the experience to pick the most suitable person to look up to, but often pick the loudest, most outspoken, the one they think is cool. Pogba would count as that player in our squad.

We also currently the have an excellent bunch of youngsters about to break into the squad. Greenwood, Gomes, Chong, Garner, Tuanzebe. Etc. We also have young players such as Rashford, McTominay, Martial, Shaw, Andreas Pereira and Dalot. Who could be influenced by a strong personality.

Lots of potential fruit to spoil.

6.) 04 Jun 2019 17:07:13
What other fruit? What bowel?

7.) 04 Jun 2019 17:16:03
I know Pogba can be blamed for a few things, but causing an alleged outbreak of attitude in Rashford might be stretching it a little, Shaps 😁.

8.) 04 Jun 2019 18:28:32
Stevie, not being ageist but how long has it been since you were young and impressional?

Having recently starting University as a mature student and as such having to spend far too much time surrounded by 18, 19 and 20 year olds I can tell you their attitude is starting to develop at that age and they are very easily influenced. Often not by the people they should be looking to emulate, but by those they shouldn't be. Also on the whole University students tend to be a touch smarter than your average footballer, so should in theory make less stupid decisions.

So yes, a loud, larger than life presence in the dressing room will gain more attention from young impressionable players. As the class of 92 learned from Cantona the current youngsters will learn from Pogba.

On the whole I don't think many people will think of that as a good thing.

9.) 04 Jun 2019 19:38:33
Several respected journalists have reported that he’s had a big influence on Lingard, Rashford and Martial.

{Ed033's Note - these can't be mainstream media journalists then

10.) 04 Jun 2019 19:48:48
Miguel Delaney in “The Independent: says “Just one of many dressing-room concerns right now is that Pogba has a negative influence on Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, the latter of whom is seen to have lost his previously endearing humility”, while Chris Ashton in “The Sun” says: “Pogba runs the United dressing room and he needs a firm hand to keep him in check after yet another dip in form. ” and “And The Sun now reports that Pogba is ‘tearing Manchester United’s dressing room apart’ which will likely see the end to his time at the club.

The 26-year-old is understood to have told team-mates that he doesn’t think United have ‘made any progress’ since he left for Juventus seven years ago.

The report adds that United fear that Solskjaer can’t handle Pogba’s big personality”.

11.) 04 Jun 2019 22:14:38
Wallace. The independent and Sun are one of the crapiest paper. They write without any source so i would not worry about what they say.

12.) 04 Jun 2019 22:19:22

I am not so sure that he is the bad apple. He is loved in french team and is vocal there. I know he is inconsistent but i don't think he is the reason other players are playing poor. If you take pogba and play him in liverpool team, I am pretty sure he would be a massive player for them.

What i mean is, our playing style has taken toll on game play of our players. We actually don't have right players to play high pressing, attacking game which has msde it hard for the few right players we have. I mean for every rashford, Pogba, we have young, smalling.

I would personally get rid of smalling, jones and young before anyone. This guys being terrible are about to complete a decade in our club.

13.) 04 Jun 2019 23:36:42
pogba is a 89 mill flop and could not influence my a se.

14.) 04 Jun 2019 23:57:43
Rashford has always seemed a pretty grounded young man to me, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until I actually see or hear him doing something that smacks of attitude. I remember reading an interview with him somewhere, when he first broke into the team, and family seems very important to him, especially his mother. If he's been brought up right, with a stable family background, there's a good chance he won't suddenly be led astray by Evil Pogba.

Has anyone actually seen or heard him do anything that suggests his attitude has suddenly become an issue?

15.) 05 Jun 2019 02:38:01
Paul Pogba is our best player. He is no problem in the french team and the Sun single him out it sells papers.

Want to know what the problem is? The amount of money that has been flung around at Utd and the wages of average players being so high that now everyone thinks entitled to a superstar pay.

P. S. - If Pogba says we haven't progressed since he joined Juve, could we disagree?

16.) 05 Jun 2019 10:13:47
@shappy I would think Lingard may be more to do with Rashford's attitude, no one seems to mind the fact Lingard launched his own clothes line mid-season. Another aspect may be all the attention Rashford is getting, all those little YouTube interviews and skits he is involved in.

17.) 05 Jun 2019 12:44:48
So72, your right Pogba isn't a problem when playing for a side he wants to. He is happy to play in a French side that has a real chance of winning things. He is not happy to be playing at United.

Remember the only reason he came back to United was we were the only fools daft enough to pay what was being asked. He didn't want to return to the club, he saw it as a stepping stone to La Liga.

Then the club blocked a potential move to Barcelona last summer and he threw his toys out the pram, turned the dressing room against the manager which ultimately lead to Mourinho's sacking (although Mourinho certainly didn't help the situation) which also lead to us missing out on UCL football for next season.

I don't understand the number of fans who are desperately clinging on to a player who so plainly holds no affection to our club and who wants to leave so much that he would give up on his dream move to la Liga and move back to Juventus rather than stay with us for one more season.

The guy doesn't want to be here, while that is the case he is toxic to our dressing room. Move him on and bring in players who want to be here.

18.) 05 Jun 2019 15:39:22
Shappy hit the nail on the head. We our trying to build a team around a player who doesn't want to be here. Instead of pogba our focus needs to be on improving positions we have neglected for so long ( no proper wingers, makeshift fullbacks) and assemble a proper balanced squad that plays to a proper system.

19.) 05 Jun 2019 17:18:17
I don't doubt Pogba doesn't want to be here, and there are many sticks to beat him with, but I still don't see anyone telling me how he's supposed to have led Rashford to the dark side, or showing me any evidence that Rashford has developed a bad attitude.

20.) 05 Jun 2019 22:53:24
Pogba is pants and I can't wait to see him leave man utd so we can have a proper player take his place in the squad.

I don't think I've ever seen a more over rated joke of a player and I'm amazed that Madrid or Juve want to pay so much money for him. Charlatan.



12 Aug 2015 15:38:51
Valencia based station claim that Otamendi has signed for Man United.They are also claiming that they've got tax based proof which really sounds to be concrete. Any idea eds?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know if anything has changed, but negotiations have been ongoing for a long time, so it would be about time!}

1.) 12 Aug 2015 17:00:21
Then it must be time ed. Thanks for your reply

2.) 12 Aug 2015 17:17:20
Ed001 you absolute legend. Thanks as always for the site and your straight talking, inoffensive, fair, honest responses to the majority of oats on this site.
Quick question for you from myself, what is/was it about the Otamendi situation that has caused so much hassle?
Cheers pal.

{Ed001's Note - it was the amount, a lot is down to them wanting you to pay not just the buyout clause but also the tax on the amount. This is quite a common issue when Spanish clubs sell to other clubs. It can quite often make the negotiations drag on as most buying clubs are not happy about paying that, for obvious reasons. Initially you offered under the buyout clause and they were holding out for the buyout and tax amount, hence the negotiations which have been off and on for a while.}

3.) 12 Aug 2015 17:43:36
Not sure if I'm right on this but I think it's because a buyout clause has to be bought out by the player himself, so we effectively need to give the transfer fee to Otamendi so that he can then buy himself out of the contract, and as we are giving him the money it is seen as income so it can be taxed.
Cheers for the info ed always look forward to your input

4.) 12 Aug 2015 22:11:07
Ed001 would this be a similar reason as to why it took us nearly a year to sign Herrera?

{Ed001's Note - yes. Hence why I wouldn't hold my breath on this one!}

5.) 13 Aug 2015 17:14:18
TV reporting that Utd have no interest in Otamendi. If(?) we believe them, no wonder Ed001 said 'don't hold your breath'.




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21 Nov 2021 20:41:36
Just saw quote from Ten Haag's interview. He looks very interested from the role at Man United.

Could have clearly said that
"I am Ajax Manager and I am happy here" or something in that sort of line but chose to say "I heard nothing about it, so i can't think about it"

I really believe if we put an offer in the table, he will be more than willing to accept. Just don't know what our board are thinking right now.

{Ed014's Note - probably thinking about puppies or kittens

1.) 21 Nov 2021 22:02:40
They probably think Ten Hag is a cocktail and have never heard of Ajax before.

{Ed025's Note - they think ajax is a surface cleaner kurtis..

2.) 21 Nov 2021 22:10:33
Interesting how you can deduce that he is so interested in the job when he doesn't even mention it. That's some sixth sense.

3.) 21 Nov 2021 23:45:58
Hag not Haag, god I hope he doesn’t get it just because of that ?.

4.) 21 Nov 2021 21:51:27
That surely was a Wenger quote or is that too far below the belt.

{Ed014's Note - it would have read I hadn’t SEEN anything for it to be Wenger! ?

5.) 21 Nov 2021 21:51:36
lol Ed. Had me chuckle.

Anyway, what is your opinion on him? Could he be the one to change our fortune?

{Ed014's Note - he would definitely be my choice mate and will be perfect if you can get him.

The trouble will be the set up around him, things will need to change from top to bottom.



08 Nov 2021 21:42:43

If there was an elite manager available, do you think the club would have sacked Ole right now.

By elite manager i mean Pep, Klopp, Tuchel who hypothetically if were not involved with any club.

I feel that the reason Ole is still in the job for so long even after such a horrendous run of result is probably because there is not really a great candidate out there we possible can get.

{Ed002's Note - Well Zidane is available. So no.}

1.) 08 Nov 2021 22:16:33
Thanks for clarifying that Ed.

We are truly done then. No ambition from the club at all.



08 Nov 2021 03:06:26
Regarding our CL group, is a win against Young Boys enough to qualify?

Currently we are on 7 alongside Villareal with Atalanta on 5 and young boys on 3. If we lose against Villareal and win against Young boys and at the same time Atalanta win both remaining games, we will be 10 along with Villareal at 10 and Atalanta at 11.

We surely need to put in a draw against Villareal.

1.) 08 Nov 2021 06:56:47
We only need a win against Young Boys to qualify. Villareal and Atalanta still have to play each other so someone (or both) is going to drop points. If Vilareal win both games and we win against Young Boys they go to 13 points and us to 10 points, and Atalanta will only be able to get 8 if they beat Young Boys in the final fixture. Either way we only need one win against whoever to qualify.

Our group was though tricky but winnable, and its a pity that we find ourselves struggling to come out of it. Shows how far we have fallen really. With the players we have we should be walking this group.

2.) 08 Nov 2021 06:58:18
We should be going to win both games we have an easy group.

Last year we bottled it needing only 1 win with 2 games to go and lost borh games.

Go for the win, qualification goes on head to head if teams are on the same points so we have tk score against villareal

But we have never beaten them other thab the 2 1 win at home this season.

3.) 08 Nov 2021 15:47:21
Not correct unruly.



28 Oct 2021 01:30:19
Hi Ed02,

Apologies if this has been addressed but could you please lighten up our mood and tell us if we are actively looking to hire a better manager.

I would absolutely love to have Conte as our manager. Proven winner, astute tactician and won't settle for any less. The talk about him being similar to Jose is complete myth for me. He is similar to Jose at peak of his career but not the one we have right now who is probably declining.

He left Inter only because the club's ambition was far less than his. He may explode in few years but only reason will be if the board fail to reach the expectation Conte desires to see for the club to succeed. There is nothing wrong with that.

Enough of Glazers puppet at the helm. We need serial winner and who is not afraid to question the board.

{Ed002's Note - RTP.}

1.) 28 Oct 2021 10:57:59
I don't think internal conflixt is the answer. I think utd just need a competant manager who can organise a team and wants to play on the front foot.

2.) 28 Oct 2021 11:13:05
A few years? Conte has only ever managed 3 years at a club once.

He's also walked out of many jobs.

Inter didn't lack ambition, they just had to adjust the club's spending due to the fall out of the C.V.

Pretty much every club in the world had to make similar adjustments that Inter were making. That financial impact was a big driver of the failed ESL. Pretty much every team involved in it had some financial issues that have been exasperated by the C.V.

Conte throwing his toys out the pram and refusing to help his employer though a difficult time is a classic example of how he behaves.

He is pig headed and doesn't give second chances. If he falls out with the star player then he expects that player to be sold at the first opportunity. If not then he walks out feeling that the club have backed the player over the manager.

He's a phenomenal tactician, one of the best in the world. But I doubt he'd last a year at our club.

3.) 28 Oct 2021 11:37:09
Who cares if he only lasts 1 / 2 or 3 years Shappy.
If he makes the team competitive and wins trophies then he's done his job.
The days of a manger committing to a club for 5-10-15 years are long gone.
I don't know what the obsession is saying he's not the right fit or he's not united material.
Nonsense, get him in and see what he can do.

4.) 28 Oct 2021 11:50:19
In an ideal world and if we were to start yet another rebuild then I'd go for ten Hag or Rodgers but if we want to get something out of this season then Conte is your man.

I know he doesn't or hasn't done the long term role but who cares, you must make the most of the here and now.

5.) 28 Oct 2021 11:59:49
The managers we hired Moyes, LVG, Mourinho hardly stayed between 1 to 3 years.
So it doesn't matter how long a manager stays if they bring success.

Conte is the only manager with CV that can go against the likes of Klopp, Pep and Tuchel.
His premier league winning experience is an added bonus and he genuinely improves players.

6.) 28 Oct 2021 12:03:02
I'm not convinced Conte would get anything out of the side this season, and he would need serious backing in the transfer window next summer to get the side as he would like.

While if he didn't get what he wanted next summer he could just walk away like he has at other clubs at the start of next season. Leaving us high and dry for next season as well.

7.) 28 Oct 2021 12:10:53
Not site that’s true Shappy.

The issues at midfield and a competitive right back situation remain the same for whiner is in charge so there is money required to spend to
Improve regardless.

8.) 28 Oct 2021 12:20:46
Shappy are you Ed Woodward in disguise?

You say "I'm not convinced Conte would get anything out of the side this season", are you sure, even if it was just the slightest measure of organisation it would be a huge improvement. I think it is a mistake imo, to try to limp along with Ole any longer, each point dropped, makes even just the top 4 all the harder.

As for leaving us high and dry for next season, well that is opinions, I think highly unlikely but who knows? 'Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future' (Niels Bhor) .

9.) 28 Oct 2021 12:50:35
jrred, at this point in the season with Chelsea, City and Liverpool playing as they are there is no chance of a serious title tilt. We are out of the league cup. That leaves the UCL and the FA cup as our only options.

Conte would look to play a 3 at the back system which will take time to learn and get to grips with. I don't think we have the best players to make that work. While several high profile players would likely lose a place in the side in that system. Which leave us likely to see a fallout between them and a manager notorious for falling out with people. Which wouldn't make for a happy camp.
I was reading some stats that in Conte's winning teams between 20-30% of the goals come from the wing backs. We just don't have the players for that.

Conte has a track record of walking out of clubs within months not just years. He is a temperamental little flower who throws his toys out the pram not only if he doesn't get what he wants but if he doesn't get it immediately.

10.) 28 Oct 2021 13:06:15
Shappy I did not mention a title tilt I said top 4, and you do not know if he will leave after a few months however his temperamental he maybe.

I just happen to think at this moment in time imo, he is the best choice and a choice that needs to be made asap.

11.) 28 Oct 2021 13:08:16
I would like Conte. Strong manager who knows how to win. Some have this fairytale in their head the manager must be here for years. Managers come and go, success should drive longevity not sentiment.

Stop dreaming of a long term incumbent and look for a successful one, starting with Conte.

12.) 28 Oct 2021 14:39:40
Shappy, Ole himself has played 3 at the back against PSG, Leipzig and others.
If an amateurish coach can set us up, then definitely a top tactician like Conte can easily set our team suitably.

13.) 28 Oct 2021 14:59:56
TRD, there is a big difference between set up that way for the odd game and playing that way every week against all opposition.

Its not about having a manager here for a long time, but picking one that can be successful.

I don't think our squad suits Conte or his style of play. That means he will likely struggle until he gets the squad he wants/ needs. While we have a board that notoriously let managers down, something that will cause tension with Conte.

14.) 28 Oct 2021 20:43:42
Shappy, we have a board of imbeciles who Conte would most likely slap into shape. He will call them out for what they are. I’d rather 1-2 seasons of possible success with a manager who’s got some bollocks, than this absolute shambles we’re currently witnessing.

As for the wing backs, Conte is a motivator, a tactician who would likely get Shaw, Telles and Dalot amongst the goals for us.
He won’t just walk in and request 11 new players will he.

15.) 28 Oct 2021 22:34:34
2toms, people have short memories, that was exactly what Jose was going to do. He was going to call out the board and slap them into shape. How did that work out?

Simple fact of life is an employee will never force his employer to change. No manager will come in and wrestle power away from those above him and then use that power for the greater good of the club.

Sir Alex was the most power club manager in EPL history, do you really think the "no value in the market" line was because he didn't want to spend? Or because he was told he wouldn't be given money to spend?

If the owners and those in charge can make Sir Alex dance to their tune what chance does any other manager have?

It's very much a case of do as we say or don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Managers like Conte and Jose pick fights they can never win, which ultimately takes their attention away from where it should be and leads to their premature exit. It's pointless and disruptive.



24 Oct 2021 22:55:10
Cant believe Solksjaer just used "We are very close to where we want to be" and "We have hit the rock bottom" on same time.

Dont know what to make of it. The match itself was humiliating and now i don't know what to think about this guy anymore.

1.) 24 Oct 2021 23:12:19
Hes is finished. He is a blubbering fool, plays the same 11 regardless of form

I wouls be making as many changes as i could for next week

Lingard vdb sancho bailly telles cavani martial would all be starting but ole jas no balls to do that.

2.) 24 Oct 2021 23:58:33
I hope we sack the clown now before Southgate becomes available.

3.) 25 Oct 2021 06:37:15
Just proved again that he is clueless with those comments.

4.) 25 Oct 2021 07:53:30
The presser before the match was interesting, he was asked why his record against the top six was so poor last season. He started waffling on about is there really a big six
MUTV usually re-run the match in its entirety the day after, today they have only got a 30 min highlight reel.




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19 Jun 2021 09:30:51

What are you on about? It looks like you have a massive soft spot for DDG. Logically thinking, DDG does not deserve to be first choice gk anymore. He has been horrible for past three years and yet is the highest paid player in the league.

Form loss usually only last for weeks or months. DDG has lost his form for 3 years now which means he is in decline. As much he has done for the club, it is time to say good bye.

It is sad to see many people slating henderson just because he is here to replace their beloved DDG. Henderson is still learning and can only be better. He is better in everthing compared to DDG except shot stopping. To be fair, DDG has never been good at anything except shot stopping and there was no one better than him.

As Shappy said, sensible thing is to go for Henderson as first choice and sell DDG. If he was at low wage then i would understand but he is at incredibly stupid wage which is not healthy for the club.



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15 Jan 2020 12:27:28

You pretty much said the same thing in the summer as well. "This things take time and blah blah". When window came closer, you said " We have still time". When the transfer window closed down and we didn't sign any midfielders, you wrote an essay about how we don't need midfielders by listing whole starting XI and how this team is good enough. Then as we started losing you said Ole deserves time as these team needs midfielders and at least 4 signings. So in short you have changed your opinions several time to defend the club.

My point is you need to have a reality check and understand that we have been screwing windows after windows for a long time and there is no point defending the wrongs going in the club and Ole is one of the wrongs.

The structure of the club is wrong but so is the choice of manager. All posters here trust the judgement of Ed002 and never doubt it. But when Ed002 said Ole is a wrong appointment, you turn your head around. We need a lot of investments in the team and there is no point dragging on the window if we are to pay the same price. e.g Maguire : Chased all the window to pay the same price.



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10 Aug 2019 03:43:24
How about you guys ask Ed002. Ha?



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07 Jul 2019 15:47:08
Ed002 for Technical Director. Anyone? 😊.



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04 Jun 2019 22:19:22

I am not so sure that he is the bad apple. He is loved in french team and is vocal there. I know he is inconsistent but i don't think he is the reason other players are playing poor. If you take pogba and play him in liverpool team, I am pretty sure he would be a massive player for them.

What i mean is, our playing style has taken toll on game play of our players. We actually don't have right players to play high pressing, attacking game which has msde it hard for the few right players we have. I mean for every rashford, Pogba, we have young, smalling.

I would personally get rid of smalling, jones and young before anyone. This guys being terrible are about to complete a decade in our club.




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02 May 2022 03:00:19
I doubt about Rashford. For a player to come back to form, he must put an effort first. Rashford right now is the laziest player in the world with no effort put in. He simply looks like someone who is there to simply collect the paycheck.



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28 Apr 2022 23:14:33
That is what happens when players get paid extravagant money without the need to perform well. The thing that annoys me about Rashford is that he does not even put the effort in. It is so visibly clear that he does not care if the team loses. Some player play bad in games but still can be seen giving their all but rashford seems to be taking everything he has for granted. Either he needs to start realising that he needs to step up and perform or get out of the club.



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21 Nov 2021 21:51:36
lol Ed. Had me chuckle.

Anyway, what is your opinion on him? Could he be the one to change our fortune?

{Ed014's Note - he would definitely be my choice mate and will be perfect if you can get him.

The trouble will be the set up around him, things will need to change from top to bottom.



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14 Nov 2021 23:18:16
I believe this holidays should be earned. Like a reward.

This lot are getting rewarded for poor performances.



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08 Nov 2021 22:16:33
Thanks for clarifying that Ed.

We are truly done then. No ambition from the club at all.