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21 Nov 2021 07:58:35
Wow, I can't believe it's actually over for OGS. Are the Eds able to provide an update on who will be in the frame to replace OGS in both the short and long term?
Hope everyone has a great Sunday.

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - Carrick and Fletcher will take training and be responsible for the team until someone is found.}


1.) 21 Nov 2021 10:53:08
Expect they’ll wait until after the Arsenal game to bring somebody in now. I think in an ideal world they’d have waited till then to sack Ole, but after yesterday’s game that really wasn’t an option.

Fingers crossed we’re still in the champions league by the time the new manager is in place.


2.) 21 Nov 2021 10:18:34
Thank you Ed.


3.) 21 Nov 2021 10:33:01
Two additional managers now being touted by the media:

Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui

Laurent Blanc

Though only credible when Ed002 says so.

{Ed002's Note - Lopetegui was a disaster at Real Madrid and seems an unlikely option. Laurent B would have been a good option when OGS was appointed. I suspect MU will look to persuade Zidane (but he wants another job) or look to finding someone to see the season out and not be rushed in to making a decision.}


4.) 21 Nov 2021 11:23:06
Diego Simeone is another one touted as an option.


5.) 21 Nov 2021 11:27:43
After some of the performances of late those players need to take a long hard look at themselves. Maquire and Fernandes were unbelievably poor yesterday and no matter how bad the tactics/ instructions are its no excuse. i'd be worried as a fan when so many internationals can be made to look like clowns by such a poor side.
Happy that you all have your wish and Ole has gone. Will be interesting to see what the club decide as a solution moving forward. I know many of you don't have much faith in the guys upstairs and that's concerning. Carricks bemused face on the bench yesterday was a picture and I don't see him inspiring much of a change but Fletcher at least had a bit about him when he played and might get some fight into the players.
Surely thing can only get better.


6.) 21 Nov 2021 11:28:39
ED001,

Would Rangnick be a good choice for an interim manager?

{Ed002's Note - I don't see why he Ralf Rangnick would leave his Director of Football job to take on a job at Manchester United for a few months.}


7.) 21 Nov 2021 11:58:00
Thanks ED002. I forgot he had a job.


8.) 21 Nov 2021 12:03:29
The idea is he comes in as manager then moves into direcror of football ed. i know i know we already have one but the club needs people from outside to fix the problems as those inside don't know how. i'm not sure but its sounds a good idea, i also think van der sar would be the best choice for ceo to replace woodward but don't known if ragnick and edwin would work well together.

{Ed002's Note - EvdS would be part of a package. The thought that MU could appoint him to someone else's job in the future is very odd.}


9.) 21 Nov 2021 12:58:04
Thanks as always for additional info Ed002!


10.) 21 Nov 2021 13:10:30
Ed, any considerations for Wenger?

{Ed002's Note - As what?}


11.) 21 Nov 2021 13:38:51
We get, seriously? Just a WUM?


12.) 21 Nov 2021 18:46:28
Ed, do you think Pochettino in summer is now the most realistic outcome? Seems to make the most sense. Given that we’ve actually sacked ole, is there still no chance of him being replaced by Zidane mid season?

{Ed002's Note - I think the most desired solution but not the most likely.}


13.) 21 Nov 2021 19:10:56
Ed, Zidane most likely?

{Ed002's Note - There is no “most likely” at this point. I have explained Zidane wants another job.}


14.) 21 Nov 2021 21:55:35
Ed, is Brendan Rogers a realistic target or is that just nonsense?

{Ed002's Note - It is what I have previously explained.}


 

 

18 Oct 2021 07:23:41
Good morning everyone.
Ed, if the club were to sack OGS, who are the possible replacements?

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - Obviously anyone is possible but I don’t think the club will want to make a change during the season unless pushed in to a corner. If that happens options will be far less than they would be if they planned a change at the end of the season. That would give the club time to take an informed decision rather than end up with an interim manager/coach. The issue will be if they push for Gareth Southgate as he would not be available until January 2023.}


1.) 18 Oct 2021 09:24:09
Hi Ed002,
Would Conte, Blanc or Zidane be interested if they are approached?

{Ed002's Note - Conte would be an excellent choice but I am not sure if he would be interested. Zidane might well be interested if the timing was right. I think Laurent Blanc would have made a good choice previously but I doubt the club will be thinking about him.}


2.) 18 Oct 2021 10:19:12
Southgate, what a surprise ?.


3.) 18 Oct 2021 10:35:43
Southgate…. That would be an appalling decision by the club.


4.) 18 Oct 2021 10:38:55
We could bring in Teddy Sheringham as caretaker manager until the end of the season and then if he wins a few games, lose the plot and give him a three year contract .

It's the United way!


5.) 18 Oct 2021 09:51:17
Thanks for reply Ed002!

Have United been interested in Southgate before/ do you think there would be interest please?

I really hope not - he’s far too similar to Solskjaer in terms of style / formation and has never achieved anything as a club manager. He seems like a really nice guy - like Ole - which is probably what you need with the sporadic management of International footballers, and he’s restructured the England set-up (as Ole has with United) so just think he’s too similar and too limited.

Sorry to push this one, Ed002, but if results continued to be abysmal and/ or he lost the dressing room, and United were pushed into a corner, who do you think would be the leading contenders please?

Thanks for any info you can afford to divulge.

{Ed002's Note - I think there would be interest in Southgate. It is not a simple case of the club picking a replacement, it is a case of the trust the club has in the Director of Football. They should have sorted that out properly and then have found a long-term pick as a manager. I would not be surprised if an approach were made at sometime for Brendan Rodgers but if they could hold on until Southgate becomes available he would be a good option. Mauricio Pochettino is not available, else he might be of interest. Perhaps Michael Carrick could fill in on an interim basis until Southgate or someone else becomes available.}


6.) 18 Oct 2021 09:55:53
Thanks Ed, very grateful of your time. Is Ten Hag in consideration?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot imagine he would be interested.}


7.) 18 Oct 2021 10:53:40
Hi Ed002, thanks as always for all info provided!

Conte would be a great choice for immediate impact.

Out of interest though how do you rate Zidane as a manager please? Know he won lots at Real but not much experience elsewhere.

Do you think he would do well at United if this came about please? (Ie is he sound tactically, great coach etc? )

Thanks for any input!

{Ed002's Note - The problem with Antonio Conte is that he is a rather complex individual and the structure at the club does not seem something that would be suitable. Zidane, as I said, may well be interested but there would be some level of risk because of his coaching career has been exclusively at Real Madrid and his English is pretty poor. If he were to move to Manchester United it would be about the other coaches and overcoming language barriers etc.. I can not see it as an ideal solution.}


8.) 18 Oct 2021 12:39:25
Ten Haag please, Ed 002 kindly wave your magic wand and abrakadabra it for us (me) .


9.) 18 Oct 2021 15:13:36
Ed002, why is it that you say Southgate would be a good option for United? isn't he too similar to Ole as far his style of play is concerned? Rodgers on the other hand i think is a better choice although with the amateurs i am less than hopeful to make a good choice.

Your inputs as always are much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Southdate is well respected as a coach and players like him. It would be a younger coach for Manchester United who could stay some years.}


10.) 18 Oct 2021 15:29:04
Fair enough Ed002, thanks for the info. Not my first choice but as long as Ole is gone.


11.) 18 Oct 2021 16:14:59
anyone is better than ole, least south gate would have a style something to build on and why not give him a chance to prove again at club level.


12.) 18 Oct 2021 16:06:51
Thank you so much for the detailed replies to several posts, thank you very much.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.}


13.) 18 Oct 2021 16:25:00
Peronally southgate would be a step backwards no club coaching its easy to be liked when you bareley have the players he has them for what 1 week every 4/ 6 weeks and 2/ 3 months every couple of years. His tactics are exactly the same if not worse he has better options but doewnt use them and plays favorites even more than ole. I personally think something has to change but could 2 experianced coaches be a better option? Someone more tactical and knows how to attack rather than phelan and someone to help the young coaches. I think something has to give atm but i don't see a coach that suits us zidane and conte too defensive for me, i just don't like rodgers, potter possibly but is he just flavour of the month like eddie howe was? Would potter be and option for us ed?

{Ed002's Note - I don't see Potter as an option at all for Manchester United.}


14.) 19 Oct 2021 05:39:23
What is funny is almost a year ago now I first mentioned that Southgate could be Ole's replacement. That was met with condemnation and shouts that I was "fear mongering".

Now it turns out that the club would consider Southgate and suddenly he isn't that bad and he must be better than Ole.


15.) 19 Oct 2021 10:51:55
Honest to god i can't see why people would swap ole for southgate. Southgate has shown nothing to say he would be any different to ole, except he doesn't have a connection to the club. He pulled 2 players off a bench with a minute to play to try win pens at the euros and he bottled it to lose to croatia at the world cup (and england had the easiest path to a final they'll ever have) like ole against villareal, also his football is just as bad with better options.


16.) 19 Oct 2021 12:09:44
Dbrooks, how long until fans would start calling him the "failed Middlesbrough manager" after all he was manager when they got relegated. While unlike Ole who took over Cardiff halfway through a doomed season, Southgate managed Middlesbrough for three seasons taking them down in his third season. That was definitely his team, no excuses.

I appreciate that since then Southgate has clearly grown and improved as a manager. For me there are three key markers we should be aiming for with any potential new manager.

1. Proven track record of developing players, particularly young players.

2. Proven track record of playing progressive, offensive football.

3. Proven track record of winning things, creating a winning mentality.

If any manager falls short on one of those things we could in my opinion overlook that if they were outstanding at the other two. But if a manager doesn't tick at least two of those boxes then they should probably not be considered. They will be on a hiding to nothing with our fans who not only expect the club to win things, but to do so in a certain style and to continue the club's proud tradition of developing youth players.

If you're not doing all three of those things the fans will get on your back the moment the results start to go against you. Lose the fans and you lose your job.


17.) 19 Oct 2021 12:16:42
May be an unpopular opinion but I think Brendan Rodgers should be a serious candidate for the job. I understand that many may not want him due to his ties with LFC but put that aside and assess what he could offer. Ok he hasn't delivered "major" silverware but he sets his teams up to play attacking football. He's tactical, has shown he makes tactical decisions in and during games. I also think its important we look to appoint a manager like Brendan that would want to be in the role for a long period of time which is what Utd need and not move on within a year or two. Taking in to account those requirements mentioned above, who else would fit the mould?


18.) 19 Oct 2021 12:51:10
Shappy that is exactly what would happen with southgate it would happen so much quicker than it has with ole as well as fans won't have hope he'll turn it around he'd have to hit the ground running and win from the start and he isn't the man for that. The first 2 points are the ones in most interested in now I've had enough of managers who are "winners" and have "a winning mentality" i just want us to play some decent football it feels like we are a few months to going back to where we were before solskjaer i think the main cause of a lot of issues around the club is the whole pogba issue. No one has taken control of the situation and moved him on signed him up or stopped himplaying/ having such and influence on the team. he's on so much money he's got 8 months left on his deal and he's often at fault not because he's done something wrong just because he isn't trying hard enough. he's still never dropped and they apprently have offered him a bigger contract its an awful example to set, but no one at the club has taken control of the situation and i feel its gone through the team. Its the club an staffs problem as they have just let the situation fester rather than dealing with it, they need to speak to psg/ madrid try and get 5/ 10m in january but i doubt they will.


19.) 19 Oct 2021 13:09:24
Lee, I wouldn't be totally against it. I think he ticks all the boxes I said are key. Plays good football, has developed players, worked well with youth players, has won things with Celtic. My only concern is his history with transfers is difficult to see if he has a good or a bad record due to the club's he's been at.

But that said I don't think there are many who tick all the boxes. I like Erik Ten Hag, but then you could argue his transfer history is just as unclear.


20.) 19 Oct 2021 17:17:59
Not keen on Southgate. Judging by his performance in the final against Italy I can't see him being much of an improvement on Ole. We certainly don't need a sentimental choice.

When you listen to Guardiola, Klopp or Tuchel you realize that these are managers with enormous technical knowledge which they are able to apply on the field of play, given the right support from the club itself. The England job, where the top players for ones country are largely obvious and do not involve the transfer market or money, is not a good grounding.

If we're not going to look for one of the top European technical coaches then Brendan Rogers is probably the best choice. The fact that he was once LFC's coach is of no concern. In fact it would be most enjoyable to watch him knock Klopp of his perch.

{Ed0666's Note - No comparison between klopp and Rogers regardless of how much money you have mate. The earliest you appoint Rogers will be the summer. Then he needs a year rebuilding so klopp will have an 8 season head start on him. I agree with you I don’t think he’s ex Liverpool will matter to United fans if it means Ole stops driving that bus


21.) 19 Oct 2021 19:58:47
Yes, Southgate is terrible, because before he was appointed, England was playing finals in every world and euro cup!

Oh wait.


22.) 20 Oct 2021 00:13:31
This whole thread is terrifying.


23.) 20 Oct 2021 01:28:28
Hiring Southgate would lead us right back where we started within two seasons. Far too negative, lacking experience at the highest level and tactically inept. Really hope he’s unavailable when Ole finally leaves the club.

Gasperini remains my pick. His brand of football, when combined with the talent within our squad and the money that would be at his disposal, would lead to success. I’ve no doubt in my mind.


24.) 22 Oct 2021 10:43:19
Lacking experience at the highest level? World Cup semi finals and European Championships final, they feel like a pretty decent level to me.


25.) 25 Oct 2021 01:11:42
Thinking today might have been them being pushed into a corner.


26.) 26 Oct 2021 23:14:02
If you think Mourinho used to throw players under the bus then wait til you have rodgers and you lose a match. He will do it with much less justification. He does have a good record with coaching players but i'm not convinced he is any better at tactically making changes within a match. He prob has a better idea of what style he wants to play but does he have a plan B for when things aren't working? And will his ego being able to handle being in the same dressing room as the egos you already have in there?


 

 

28 Aug 2021 08:16:16
Ed - reports that Amad has all but secured a loan move for the season, which club will he be heading to?

Thanks.

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - This is what was explained previously: Amad Diallo (RW) is being offered on loan to get game time after the arrival of Jadon Sancho. Sheffield United have an interest and both Basel and Montpellier have enquired. I assume Sheffield.}


1.) 28 Aug 2021 12:01:24
Hope the lad gets plenty of minutes and kicks on. The championship should be a good move for him, its a pretty tough league. he should come back a man.


2.) 28 Aug 2021 13:22:09
Thanks for detailed reply Ed, think going to Sheffield will be the best option for him, as I think you commented previously. Will acclimatise him to the English game as he fills out and learns to be more efficient with the ball.

Now to loan out Hannibal and Dalot, though guessing finding a replacement RB might be tough given Trippier price. Can’t think of internal RB as Laird and Williams already out on loan I think. Phil Jones?!

Then, adding to the dream window, sell James and Lingard - and bring in Neves!


3.) 28 Aug 2021 15:28:37
There is also one prem team in for him, but game time has to be agreed.


4.) 28 Aug 2021 16:29:35
Thanks Cheshire. Hope it’s Brighton as I think he will do well there.


5.) 28 Aug 2021 16:47:49
I believe Crystal Palace are in for Amad.
Gametime has to be the utmost priority foe him.


6.) 28 Aug 2021 17:25:29
given how many players left palace, i think amad will get decent game time for them.


7.) 28 Aug 2021 21:11:32
Heading to feyenoord by the looks of it. Interesting move, not sure it benefits him greatly by playing in the eredivisie but at least he should get the game time.


8.) 28 Aug 2021 21:16:45
Looks like it's going to be Feyenoord.


 

 

25 Aug 2021 17:32:04
Ed - thanks for all your input this week so far.
Are the club looking at Bissouma as an alternative to Saul and Neves?

Thanks!

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it I am afraid.}


1.) 25 Aug 2021 19:21:58
Thanks for the reply Ed, appreciate it.


 

 

23 Aug 2021 09:11:40
Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Thoughts and prayers go to everyone with connections to Afghanistan.

Ed002 - will the club make a push to sign a CDM before the end of the window?

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - I don't know about a Defensive midfield player exclusively but I do expact an effort to sign a midfield player.}


1.) 23 Aug 2021 10:25:29
Thanks for the reply, Ed.
Is the player you expect an effort to sign, Camavinga or someone else?

{Ed002's Note - I did not say there is a player I expect to sign.}


2.) 23 Aug 2021 11:02:21
Thanks Ed - but the effort being made to sign a player, is the target Camavinga or another?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed at all. Manchester United has never made an offer for Camavinga.}


3.) 23 Aug 2021 11:34:17
If there’s going to be an effort to sign a midfielder at this stage I would assume it would be Neves out of the names mooted.


4.) 23 Aug 2021 12:38:41
From Ed’s comments I’m assuming we want a midfielder from the list already provided. Which one, who knows? My thoughts are that we will push for Saul/ Neves.


5.) 23 Aug 2021 13:45:59
I think and this is just my opinion, we might push for Rice with Lingard going the other way or even Ndidi with again Lingard going the other way.


6.) 23 Aug 2021 14:16:06
We might have to get dvb out the door first.


7.) 23 Aug 2021 14:21:09
After yesterday i'd be amazed if Donny was'nt straight on to his agent to get him a move.


8.) 23 Aug 2021 14:35:28
Bilko,

Fingers crossed he gets one and we get someone in who can play well whether he’s in a league cup game against lower level opposition or if he’s brought off the bench for 30 minutes, as Donny doesn’t appear to be able to.


9.) 23 Aug 2021 14:53:06
Donny put in a man of the match performance in his last start.
Last year, he had lesser game time than Van Dijk.

It will be a disgraceful decision to sell him without giving him a proper run in the team.


10.) 23 Aug 2021 15:06:39
I reckon it could be Neves. I'd be happy with him to be honest, he is able to control the tempo of a game more than any of our other midfielders. He's also partial to scoring a couple of screamers every season so that's not a bad thing either.

Ndidi would be my dream signing for the holding midfield spot though, different player to Neves but is fantastic at what he does.


11.) 23 Aug 2021 15:26:20
Bissouma would be the ideal option if we want the likes of Pogba to flourish and allow us to move away from two defensive minded midfielders in the same line up - ain't going to happen though sadly.


12.) 23 Aug 2021 15:43:39
One that can pass 5 yards would be a start.


13.) 23 Aug 2021 16:30:38
We won't be signing anyone.

{Ed077's Note - wanna bet?😜


14.) 23 Aug 2021 19:19:32
GDS

That’s very unfair on DVB. How is a player supposed to acclimatise to a new country, new league and new team without a run of games. It’s ludicrous to assume he needs selling because he doesn’t play well in the 10 mins a month he gets. Put him in the starting 11 for 10 games then judge.


15.) 23 Aug 2021 19:35:41
Good evening to all of you.

Ed002, thanks again for all of your answers, all our sollicitations must be tiring. Yet I've got a question nonetheless, if you expect United to make an effort to sign a midfield player, would it be a much rumoured name or a more "out of the blue" name? Like Laimer, I remember you mentioned him a lot last season, could we turn to him (is the interest in him still real) or a player like that (I would like Koopmeiners), under the radar?

{Ed002's Note - Teun Koopmeiners and Konrad Laimer won't be joining. Manchester United will concentrate on known options such as Neves and Saul Niguez. Much will depend on departures.}


16.) 23 Aug 2021 20:24:47
I still see mbappe leaving psg which makes them sign pogba for that Hugh profile french player so we go for saul. I'd love us to ship matic to roma and grab neves as well but think that would be greedy. could my thinking with the first part be good Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Mbappe and Pogba are unrelated. PSG had 10 objectives going in to the summer - extending Mbappe was one of them.}


17.) 23 Aug 2021 20:59:24
Again a quick and clear answer, thank you!
My gosh Neves seems a no brainer, yes he's not a pure defensive number six, but he can defend, he can start the play, he's still young, he's quite cheap, he's PL proven and Wolves surely would agree to sell him.


18.) 23 Aug 2021 21:28:55
I'd like to see Bissouma in our midfield, such a good player.


19.) 23 Aug 2021 19:43:37
To be fair stand I think he doesn't suit the system ole plays. He can't play in the 2 and doesn't seem to be a 10. He needs to play with freedom in a midfield 3. Good player but we are the wrong club for him.
Ed 077 I'm not a betting man but stand by my opinion, I hope we can bring in saul, neves or bissouma. Like I've said before ole won't change the system to a 4 3 3 so don't really think we need a so called dm.
I also think rice will be the one ole wants so will wait until he his attainable.

{Ed077's Note - F it. Just bring both Saul and Bissouma. That would make us legit title contenders IMO.


20.) 24 Aug 2021 09:08:19
Apparently Jorge Mendes is in England discussing a player to United.
Hopefully it is Ruben Neves.
Fingers crossed.


21.) 24 Aug 2021 09:40:26
I think Neves and an energetic ball winning midfielder would be a really well balanced double pivot. Fred has the ball winning energy to play alongside Neves, but he's too deficient in his ball playing skills to ever be good enough to win things with.

Neves and an upgrade on Fred would be perfect, but obviously unrealistic this year. However, if we did get them in now, knowing Pogba will be off next summer, it only preempts the fact we'll have a deficiency next year anyway. Alas, one can wish.


 

 

 

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23 Nov 2021 13:28:29
Ed, rumours are that Poch could join United this side of Christmas (! ) .

Are these rumours accurate?

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly comment on when things will happen.}


1.) 23 Nov 2021 15:02:02
I think a better phrased question would be - Ed can you confirm that Poch has indeed shown a desire to coach UTD and are UTD making any efforts to negotiate with PSG for Poch?


2.) 23 Nov 2021 15:08:35
With a win tuday, they will offer Carrick a five year deal.


3.) 23 Nov 2021 19:43:10
He's the Messiah!

{Ed014's Note - the gift that keeps on giving!


4.) 23 Nov 2021 19:47:22
It's in his DNA.


 

 

22 Nov 2021 17:12:25
Evening all,
Plenty of hype around the Poch to United, ZZ to PSG idea today.
Lots of suggestions this could happen over the course of the next week or so too.

Could our board be about to do something sensible?!

ThisOleHeartOfMine

1.) 22 Nov 2021 17:33:35
On the week of important CL fixtures? Seems unlikely.


 

 

22 Sep 2021 18:22:17
Hope everyone is keeping well.
Ed, what will be the clubs priority ins and outs over the next two windows?

Thanks.

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - The club will sell fringe players like Dalot and Telles, perhaps Matip, Pogba will leave as a Free Agent, Henderson may get a loan, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial may be able to resume their careers elsewhere. The club will look to add a DM, CM and perhaps an AM.}


1.) 22 Sep 2021 21:45:58
Looks like midfield is the priority.


2.) 23 Sep 2021 07:21:24
Thanks Ed!


 

 

30 Aug 2021 22:07:35
Getting that feeling it's going to be a turbulent day tomorrow!

Rumours surfacing we're in contact with Wolves for Neves.

ThisOleHeartOfMine

 

 

17 Jul 2021 07:44:34
Morning All.
Ed - any update on Varane / Torres? Few reports this morning that a bid for Varane is imminent and that the player is keen to join United? Can we not scratch Torres off?

Hope everyone is keeping well.

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - I don't give blow-by-blow accounts - I can tell you where I know of interest.}`


1.) 17 Jul 2021 11:26:36
Understood - thanks for the reply!


2.) 17 Jul 2021 11:49:49
According to Fabrizio, Varane's representatives are happy with the personal terms and Man Utd will make a bid, think Varane is due back in Madrid the first week of August.

If history has taught us anything it is that Varane will probably pitch up at Old Trafford in 2023, dust off the bunting.


3.) 17 Jul 2021 12:44:44
This is why Eds get hacked off. The next post down is asking for an update on Varane, the answer is read the posts. The very next post asks the same question. Come on, read the posts!


4.) 17 Jul 2021 15:15:39
I hear you AJH

A quick summary seems to be that Varane personal terms aren't an issue, Real/ Carlo want to meet him before he decides, new contract from Real is an option, player seems to be open to Utd and has been in touCh with Rio. Neil Custis says it will be done next week.


Looks. Set to happen.


5.) 18 Jul 2021 16:35:39
If we pull off Varane we will all be very happy, what a signing he will be. Feels very much like a missing piece. Definite star quality and suddenly our back line looks elite with him in there.


 

 

 

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21 Nov 2021 19:10:56
Ed, Zidane most likely?

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{Ed002's Note - There is no “most likely” at this point. I have explained Zidane wants another job.}


 

 

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21 Nov 2021 10:18:34
Thank you Ed.

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15 Nov 2021 11:22:14
Any truth to the Zidane rumours?

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11 Nov 2021 13:16:41
Thanks Ed and Shappy for replies.

‘Available’ though is ambiguous given not one of those 3 is out of contract come the Summer so surely enquires will have to be made to explore whether any of them will be interested?

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11 Nov 2021 12:58:00
But you have to wonder why they would wait any longer before making a change? This is the ideal time to do it that will have minimal impact on the squad etc.

I’d be amazed if we haven’t approached other clubs and/ or managers over the past two weeks, even if only to make enquiries.

Any accuracy in that Ed? (He asks with fingers crossed)

ThisOleHeartOfMine

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation - nothing has changed.}


 

 

 

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23 Sep 2021 07:21:24
Thanks Ed!

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17 Jul 2021 11:26:36
Understood - thanks for the reply!

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14 Jun 2021 18:27:41
Thank you, Ed.

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14 Jun 2021 17:21:16
Thanks for the reply Ed. Will the player be joining United? Thought I’d ask you for a bit of a sobering insight, social media can make you feel drunk with confusion!

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{Ed002's Note - If the finances can be resolved, then there is every chance.}


 

 

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14 Jun 2021 07:25:58
Sounds like plenty of fun will have been had!

Ed002 - is a deal close?

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{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean by "close".