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18 Sep 2020 19:23:36
Reports coming out that we have agreed a contract and terms with telles and are now working on a fee with Porto. Hopefully true but in this window I wouldn't be sure. Fingers crossed though.


1.) 18 Sep 2020 19:41:30
I've seen similar reports, along with the possibility of Traoré from Atalanta, but there are issues regarding his identity or something so United want to make sure the legal stuff is out of the way before making a bid.

2.) 18 Sep 2020 19:46:22
I think PSG are in for him too by the sounds of it. Hopefully not, I think he could be a great signing, I think he’s good for a goal for a fullback I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

3.) 18 Sep 2020 19:46:28
So that essentially means we will dither over a couple of pounds and not get him 😂😂.

4.) 18 Sep 2020 19:57:45
FR just confirmed we have agreed personal terms and negotiating a fee with Porto.
He is one of the 3 LB on the shortlist it seems.

5.) 18 Sep 2020 20:08:14
The PSG bit Worry’s me as the story emirates in France, maybe a ploy to force PSG’s hand. And yeah wouldn’t surprise me if we either because apparently they want 20mill we only offering 15mill 🤦‍♂️.

6.) 18 Sep 2020 20:42:54
We are back to monitoring again. are we actually planning on completing any deals? And what does monitoring actually mean? 🤷‍♂️🤣.

7.) 18 Sep 2020 20:55:44
We have agreed personal terms with everyone we have wanted.

8.) 18 Sep 2020 21:00:13
Issues with his identity, Phil Jones put a disguise on has he?

9.) 18 Sep 2020 21:09:02
Bolger2, even with the ones we didn't want

10.) 18 Sep 2020 22:38:36
there are also reports we have told porto we are not paying there price. i can see balls up again.

11.) 18 Sep 2020 22:41:07
Who in their right mind would prefer to live in Paris rather than Manchester?

12.) 18 Sep 2020 19:38:38
Credit where it's due, Ed said he was our preferred choice over Reguilon and how his agent was in London not that long ago. So props Ed. It's nice to come on here, even after all these years, and know we have someone reliable, rather than getting worked up about things on twitter and these so called ITK's. So just want you to know Ed, we are grateful for all your info you give us, despite all the crap you get from some people sometimes. So to you and the rest of the Ed's, keep up the good work.

13.) 18 Sep 2020 23:24:53
I agree with the fat dead cheeseburger muncher. Auh huh!

14.) 19 Sep 2020 11:40:51
I don't think Pini was in London for the Telles deal. He was probably in London to deal with Zaha's situation or his other clients. Ed002 did say maybe there might be time to discuss the Telles transfer if the club wished to. Hopefully we don't cock this deal up.



15 Sep 2020 18:38:52
Ornstein saying that spurs are close to signing Reguilon. that's another one off the list 🤣.


1.) 15 Sep 2020 19:19:24
Yup. Romano just confirmed Spurs have lodged an official bid.
Maybe another one to scratch off the list.

2.) 15 Sep 2020 19:27:35
Maybe the fact madrid wanted a buy back in the deal has made united walk away.

Plus we have shaw and williams.

3.) 15 Sep 2020 19:32:25
Romano said this afternoon we were closing in on a deal. Not going to lose sleep either way over Reguilon.

4.) 15 Sep 2020 19:42:47
He probably in the future wants to be Madrid's left back to. so we would be better walking away from the deal if he's just waiting for Madrid to buy him back one day. Maybe put time into developing Williams.

5.) 15 Sep 2020 19:44:31
Caolan its nothing but an expensive loan by the sounds of it.

6.) 15 Sep 2020 19:47:27
Problem is shaw can’t stay fit and think Williams is better as Rb cover, he got badly exposed in games near the end of last year. Also don’t think we really have a backup for AWB adding another LB would enable Williams to switch. However it is what it is.

7.) 15 Sep 2020 19:54:46
AWB looked shattered post-lockdown and can't attack.
Shaw is injured half the time.
Williams is a right back playing out of position on the left.

We needed someone like Reguilon even more than a right winger IMO. Will be angry if he goes to Spurs.

8.) 15 Sep 2020 20:03:10
As Ed002 said Telles was first choice, in any case not Reguilon. In my opinion maybe he is a better choice too. I would prefer Telles or Mycolenko. I think the Ucranian is one of the best crossers in the game.

9.) 15 Sep 2020 20:06:51
Forgot to add I agree we shouldn’t accept the buy back so if that was a necessity for the deal then ok to say no.

10.) 15 Sep 2020 20:06:54
Laird is a fantastic prospect lads. Reguillion would have been a reactionary signing with not a lot of planning and as Scott had said, nothing more than an expensive loan.

11.) 15 Sep 2020 20:31:54
Reguilon was voted La Liga's best LB this year.
He can put in excellent crosses into the final third which none of our Fullbacks do regularly.

We really need an attacking fullback who can put proper crosses into the box.

12.) 15 Sep 2020 20:54:54
Spurs close to Bale aswell apparently, ah well.

13.) 15 Sep 2020 21:17:20
Romano saying he wants to play for United, but there's always Telles lined up, so not the biggest drama if he doesn't come to United. Glad Bale is likely going to Spurs, Grealish and Bale being scratched of the list the same day is not bad.

14.) 15 Sep 2020 21:17:23
I am not sure TRD but i think crosses is not the strongest part of his game. I think that he is more of a dribller which with runs creates space for others rather a crosser of the ball. I think that Telles provide better crosses and i also think that Vitally Matyvenko is a great crosser, the closest i have seen to Robertson.

15.) 15 Sep 2020 21:24:28
If Tellas was first choice and is available for a rumoured £20 million, why have we been negotiating with Real for Reguilon for so long, maybe Tellas isn't first choice.

16.) 15 Sep 2020 21:32:47
I’m not sure it makes sense unless it’s a bargain.

We have Shaw and Williams and so it would be one and one out. More pressing matters in Sancho and other opportunistic bits with Thiago and maybe Telles (again creates problems) .

Would like us to pay up and get Sancho in NOW.

17.) 15 Sep 2020 21:33:01
im really glad we aren't getting bale that would have been a disaster just got rid of one injury prone mercenary don't want another.
We definitely need to get a leftback and a CB if this board can manage it that is.

18.) 15 Sep 2020 21:39:17
Telles was an option, Regulion wasnt but became. Ehen Madrid decided to cash the player he became an option.
But it was Telles who we scouted and we wanted in case we decided to buy a left back.

19.) 15 Sep 2020 21:46:55
I feel Reguillon is playing in a stronger league and at 23 has higher potential than Telles.
He has earnt a spanish cap recently.

Most of all, he impressed against us in Europa.
Ran up and down the pitch whole game.

20.) 15 Sep 2020 22:02:05
Or maybe we aren't after a left back, centre back and Rw are priority tbf.

21.) 16 Sep 2020 05:20:09
It has been reported that Reguilon does not want to leave Real permanently without a buy-back clause. don't know how true it is but I think eds have stated that Spurs are more open to a buy back than us.

Who is his Vitally Matyvenko you mentioned? Even google doesn't seem to find him lol.

22.) 16 Sep 2020 07:27:07
Vitaliy Mykolenko is a 21 year old highly rated Ukrainian left back playing for Dynamo Kiev. He looks a great player.

23.) 16 Sep 2020 08:43:52
utd road luke shaw is one of the worst left backs in the league and always injured .
i don't think. i can go another season of watching him continually getting sucked inside leaving his side totally exposed we need a decent left back more than a right winger.

24.) 16 Sep 2020 09:57:40
Would you rather play for Spurs playing Europa League or Manchester United playing Champions League. I don't think that we were ever serious about buying him and the same with Bale. All the money is going towards the Sancho deal, that's the transfer United want.

25.) 16 Sep 2020 10:39:55
I've a question for all of you that want us to sign regulion, how many of you actually wanted us to sign him prior to the el latter stages? How much have you actually seen him play? I've seen him a few times this season and yeah he looks good going forward, but I don't think he's as good as people are making him out to be. Real wouldn't be open to selling him otherwise. I think a fit Shaw is better than him. Shaw and rashford seem decent when played together and we look a better side, Shaw opens up space for rashford and brings the width when rashford cuts in most of the time.

26.) 16 Sep 2020 10:49:25
The deal for Regiulon to Spurs seems to have been agreed.

I can’t say that I’m too bothered as I don’t think signing a new LB should be anywhere near a priority, but if Ole wanted him, it doesn’t look good that another target has slipped through EWs fingers.

At this rate I can see us panic buying someone like Dembele on deadline day for an obscene fee.

27.) 16 Sep 2020 10:54:52
Dannyc well said my man.

28.) 16 Sep 2020 11:57:49
redseven don't know how you can possibly say LB is not a priority shaw is always injured and he cany attack or defend i'm sorry but i think he's terrible and brandon williams is a right back not a left back.
Theres at least 10 teams in the premier league that i can think. of with a better left back than luke shaw there is probably more if i was to go through them team. by team.

29.) 16 Sep 2020 13:23:00
Scott if you think Luke Shaw is one of the worst left backs in the league I have to disagree with you there. He's probably our most improved player since the turn of the year. he's made more appearances in the last two seasons for us than he ever has. I think he is maturing and improving to become an important player for us. When he got injured in the southampton game I don't think we looked the same team without him.

30.) 16 Sep 2020 15:23:37
Damon86 Lyke shaw has played 156 games scored 1 and 7 assists if you or even worse the club think that's acceptable then i'm afraid that were in even bigger trouble than we think.

31.) 16 Sep 2020 15:38:30
The standard has to be raised.

Look at Robertson of Liverpool.
What an engine the guy has and how much he contributes to the attack.

32.) 16 Sep 2020 16:19:13
I’d say we need someone in at left back, if telles is that man, then go get him. Shaw isn’t dependable from an injury and positioning point of view. And Real Madrid letting Reguilon leave is a surprise, as was selling Hakimi. I think we need to decide on a plan. If signing prospects with the determination and drive to play for Man Utd is our way forward we should commit to that. That being the case the Kiev player fits the philosophy better. As would scratching Sancho (who will only be coming for the money) . Keeping greenwood out wide, getting in an alternative to rotate. Think Edouard should be signed to bolster centre forward position. I know a lot of people feel Scotland is a weaker league. But if we had signed van dijk and tierney at some stage as our prospects, we could have been sorted for years. For me, mykolenko, upemecano and Edouard, along with Donny would be an outstanding transfer window.

33.) 16 Sep 2020 17:53:27
“Rashford plays inside and Shaw bombs outside him? ”
Really? On what planet does that ever happen?

The problem with our left hand side is completely the opposite. Rashford plays far too wide and Shaw far too narrow.

34.) 16 Sep 2020 19:46:01
DOWNSIE exactly I've never seen that happen i must be watching a different luke shaw from other people he's no interest in bombing forward at all.

35.) 16 Sep 2020 20:26:53
Sorry, its Mykolenko. I don't know him very well but i think him amd Telles were the two players the team wanted and scouted. Yet i don't know very well Reguilon too.
But you can see from videos, in his best highlights, that even there you see zero good crosses. I think Reguilon is good with the ball at his feet, he dribbles a lot, but he is not a good crosser. He has a problem with the final ball. And the asist stats are not so good for a top attacking left back. On the other hand Mykolenko is clearly better at crosses and he seems stronger too. I maybe be wrong but i think yesterday played center back against Alkmaar. He seems strong, good defensively with excellent left foot and room for improvement. His price tag and reputation won't mean he is automatically a starter so i think he is the best solution for our left back position if we want someone to compete with Shaw.

36.) 17 Sep 2020 09:57:15
Maybe we will see more of Dalot this season. He’s had a bad run of injuries - let’s not write him off just yet as he looked good.

37.) 17 Sep 2020 17:51:12
You aren't getting Bale because Spurs have beat yous to it same as Reguillion and because your club has an inability to get a decent transfer over the line a club size of Man United who cannot deals over the line is a total shambles only Woodward could go month after month after month and still can't get top target what is this guy doing in negotiations clueless then masks it up with signing of Van De Beek absolutely terrifying.

38.) 17 Sep 2020 23:13:40
Try taking a breath and using some punctuation.

39.) 18 Sep 2020 11:32:34
We should just sign Borna Barisic from Rangers. One of the best crossers of a ball from full back in Europe, croatian international with interest from teams across Europe. Would be a big step-up but Tierney and Robertson have handled it no problem.



14 Sep 2020 22:22:12
As Roma and United have ceased all negotiations for Smalling. Roma now close to signing Kumbulla. Can this window be any more embarrassing, feel for smalling and to have the move fail over 2/ 3 mill. Amateurish as usual. Never mind new signings we can't shift our deadwood, we always overvalue them and wonder why we don't have any takers.


1.) 14 Sep 2020 22:30:55
I don't see how 20 mil is overpricing one of the best defenders in Serie A last season. For example, if Roma could value Dzeko for ~20 mil last season, while he was on his last year, why can't we value our players at 20 mil? Every club can put up a price and not move an inch when United wants to sign a player, but we can't do the same?

2.) 14 Sep 2020 23:02:36
This might work out well for Utd. Smalling could be a decent partner for Maguire.

3.) 14 Sep 2020 23:17:27
Your point works the other way also. We’ve been complaining about the price for sancho and wanting a cheaper deal due to C.V. yet aren’t willing to budge on our valuation for Smalling. Can’t really complain about Dortmund if that’s the case. Also we have 7 CBs would it not be wiser to take slightly less to get a few of those off the books?

4.) 14 Sep 2020 23:21:43
For years we have been asking us not to overpay for players and not to sell players for cheaper than they are worth. We are doing just that and moaning about that as well 🤷🏼‍♂️.

5.) 14 Sep 2020 23:21:50
I'm with trololo on this one, when any other club expect us to pay the asking price why shouldn't we expect the same in return. Smalling had a decent season last year and if roma want him so bad they would pay it.

6.) 14 Sep 2020 23:31:59
I don't get how 20m is over pricing the best defence in serie a last season. really? Your going to go off his good season last year rather than the 8/ 9 mediocre ones he's had with us before that?

Forget what other clubs do with us this is about smallings transfer and smallings transfer only. plus other clubs know we'll eventually pay up not everyone is as stupid as us.

7.) 15 Sep 2020 01:29:02
Also why would you want to sell the best defender last year in Serie A (if that’s true) when we look at the 6 other options we have.

{Ed0666's Note - because Ole is making the decisions

8.) 15 Sep 2020 07:00:51
A soon to be 31 year old CB on massive wages with just over 18 months left on his contract.

Get a grip lads, it's Chris Smalling, not Fabio Cannavaro.

9.) 15 Sep 2020 08:31:05
If smalling was one of the best defenders in serie a. It says more about how poor the defending is in serie a.

10.) 15 Sep 2020 09:26:00
Smalling best in Serie A?
In that case, most of the top European clubs would have been fighting for him.

Bonucci, Koulibaly, Skriniar, Romagnoli, etc, would be laughing :)

11.) 15 Sep 2020 09:53:15
Ok guys, this is my opinion, and I will try to "defend" it.

@Tim - I haven't mentioned the Sancho deal, but every deal we try to make, in general. VDB deal seems like a rare one, where we didn't have much trouble. Why don't you try looking the other way, Dortmund won't move from their price, not even for 1 mil, they won't even let us pay in installments, so why would we budge to any other club?
It depends what stance we take now. If Roma doesn't think that deal is ok, they can walk away. If we don't think that Sancho deal is ok, we should walk away.
What I agree on, is that we need to offload players, but not for any price. Should we give him to Roma for free? Or is there perhaps interest from some other clubs?

@Dbrooks Why wouldn't I go from that?
1. How many good seasons did 0, for example, Maguire have? Was this a very good season for him? How many players get a transfer after just one good season?
2. In those years, how good was the squad? Was it all his fault? Was he really that bad? How good is the squad now? Could he perhaps play better with these players? Why do some people see him as a better partner to Maguire?
3. Maybe there is a league that suits him better? Don't you think he could play for 3-4 years easily in Italy?
So, obviously, you agree with our transfer policy in past years? You wouldn't change it? You wouldn't like for us to not overpay the players, and you wouldn't like for us to sell our players for a decent amount? God forbid that things change! Maybe I'm too optimistic that things will change, but I would like us to try. Especially now, when there are 2 transfers that can show things have changed.

@Footballgoesincircles One of the best is what I said, and as he was picked in team of the season of Seria A, I guess that is pretty spot on. You would sell him because there is no interest in Jones and Rojo, possibly no interest in other options as well. He is bringing interest because he had a good season. And, as Ed said, maybe he isn't in managers plans. In my opinion, he would be a good 3rd or 4th option. I do rate Baily highly, but he is injured far too often.

@Angelred He is not Cannavaro, that is why he would cost 20 mil, not more. I already gave an example of Dzeko, he was in his last year of contract, while being 33 years old at the time, and Roma still valued him 20 mil (which Inter refused to pay) . I would rather use him, than undersell him.

@W16wes Sure, why don't you look up how English clubs did against Italian? For example, Liverpool didn't manage to beat Napoli in 2 games last year, and Napoli finished 7th place in Italy. It is a different style of football there, I can agree to that.

12.) 15 Sep 2020 10:13:13
The problem here is where Tim got his info from. From a quick search, it suggests the move is still on, that Smalling is a priority and that any deal for Kumballa does not negate a deal for Smalling. Of course, none of this is from any reliable source or official channel. The fact he missed the team training and promo shoots seems more reliable.

13.) 15 Sep 2020 11:38:20
Fair enough points. there just seems to be a lot of mixed messages coming out at the minute and as usual we seem to not have a clear plan or strategy. We have so much deadwood to shift and whether we agree on how much they are worth or not, those players all got new deals they should never have got. Thus creating this mess.

14.) 15 Sep 2020 19:09:41
Dzeko was a proven goalscorer mate. You pay more for attacking players anyway.

15.) 15 Sep 2020 21:34:21
Sure, I agree on that, but he was still 33 years old in last year of contract. I just took it as a close example, what they did to Inter, and what are we doing to them. Maybe karma, or something :D
Still, Smalling did very good for them, he blended in very well, and was voted in team of the season, in his first season. That should count for something.
I guess if it was a question of only 1-2 mil, we would already sell him for 18-19 mil total. But it seems Roma isn't even that close to our price.

16.) 16 Sep 2020 09:54:21
Comparing Smalling and Sancho is ridiculous. You can't say "If dortmund can be like that, so can we", because the difference is that Dortmund don't want to sell Sancho. Utd do want to sell Smalling.

When you don't want to sell, you overvalue, this puts most buyers off, but if they are willing to pay up, you get enough to replace the player and come out ahead on the deal. There is no reason at all to budge on your valuation and meet the buyer half way.

When you DO want to sell the player, their value is what teams will pay for them. If you don't budge and at least meet them halfway, you don't sell the player and are stuck paying wages etc on a player who is only going to go down in value.

This is not rocket science boys.



02 Sep 2020 19:58:21
Smalling close to a Roma return according to reports. good move for everyone concerned. We get a decent fee, his wages are off the books, we shed 1 of our CB collection and Smalling gets to go back to Rome where he had a great time last season. If it goes through I wish him the very best.


1.) 02 Sep 2020 20:31:51
Good player. Perfect for Italy and glad it’s worked out for him. Good club, great city.

2.) 02 Sep 2020 20:38:01
We need Rojo and Jones going before Smalling. But Smallingbjs the only who will command a fee. Whining there right mjnd woild pay a transfer fee to buy Jones or Rojo.

3.) 02 Sep 2020 20:48:22
Heard they call him Smaldini over in Italy.

4.) 02 Sep 2020 20:57:27
I don’t think we could give jones away. why we gave him a new deal I will never understand, if we hadn’t he would be gone already🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️.

5.) 02 Sep 2020 22:15:23
Mike Smaldini by any chance LovelyLudwigVan?

6.) 03 Sep 2020 07:02:05
Michele Smaldini to be precise.



31 Aug 2020 15:10:46
The Reguilon rumours keep cropping up, is there any interest from us in him Ed? Is left back a position we are looking at or is our priorities elsewhere? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Other sides have actually been in discussion with Real Madrid.}

1.) 31 Aug 2020 16:07:28
A real shame if we aren’t interested. Fullbacks who offer an attacking outlet like he does would make a huge difference to us.

2.) 31 Aug 2020 17:28:45
Thanks ed002. he looks a real talent and an upgrade on what we have, but we can’t sign them all 🤣.

{Ed002's Note - I acn say one of the sides who have discussed are concerned about quite how left footed he is.}

3.) 31 Aug 2020 19:34:34
Interesting. surprised he isn’t part of Zidanes plans at Madrid If I’m honest. Thanks ed002.

{Ed002's Note - It is not as simple as that.}




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19 Sep 2020 19:53:39
Well that was awful. in fact awful doesn't describe it. Where do you honestly start to dissect that . We just seem to go round in this endless circle and get nowhere.




18 Sep 2020 10:50:52
quick question ed if you don't mind. If/ When the UCL returns will it be using its traditional group and 2 legged knockout format or will that be adjusted to cope with the impact of the C.V.? thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Traditional format beginninf group stages on October 20 assuming everything goes to plan.}

1.) 18 Sep 2020 12:18:23
thanks ed002. hope you have a pleasant weekend.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}



17 Sep 2020 21:38:23
Telles rumours cropping up again. apparently we have renewed our interest in him! is there any truth to this Ed? Do we still have an interest in him? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

1.) 17 Sep 2020 21:59:45
Will do thanks 👍.



17 Sep 2020 11:39:27
It's Mengi time 🤣 he's been promoted to the first team squad indefinitely. Whether he's ready or not, I'd rather see him there than the likes of jones and rojo 🤷‍♂️.


1.) 17 Sep 2020 11:50:21
Ed1 has said he is a good prospect and that will do for me. Hopefully he gets more lucky than Tuanzebe in the injury front.

Best of luck to the lad.

2.) 17 Sep 2020 12:30:20
Physically he is ready to step up. He’s strong, fast and decent on the ball. Very good excited to see what he can offer.

3.) 17 Sep 2020 13:12:20
Exciting talent.

4.) 17 Sep 2020 13:52:33
Ferdinand is correct, the lack of signings has been absolutely shocking.

5.) 17 Sep 2020 14:05:48

Has that got anything to do with the OP? Transfer tourettes seems to be a thing these days, just spout 'we haven't signed anyone I wanted'on every post even if it is nothing to do with it.

I am excited for Mengi, I hope he is a regular in the first time by the end of the season, very happy for the kid.

6.) 17 Sep 2020 14:12:11
No chance he will be a regular 1st team player by the end of the season.

7.) 17 Sep 2020 14:13:17
What you on about OP? My point is that we as one of the biggest clubs in the world shouldn't be relying on prospects, we should be flexing our financial muscle, and getting this massive club back to its rightful place as the top club in England.

8.) 17 Sep 2020 14:25:34
The football world moves forward as we are standing still. Other teams want so go out and get. Chelsea go do the business then talk about it. We will be left behind crying over Sancho when the window closes. Even tho other areas were priority.

9.) 17 Sep 2020 15:09:43
While I'd love to see us sign a top level CB and ship out a load players who just aren't up to it (Jones, Rojo, Bailly and Smalling) .

The reality is that selling 3 or 4 CB's in one window will be tricky. While there is actually very few players out there who are top level players and available. Players like VVD, Laporte, Marquinhos and Varane while top players, just aren't going to be available. Personally I don't think players like Koulibaly and Skriniar are as good as people think, Koulibaly is awful positionally possibly worst than Maguire. While Skriniar often looks like he is running in treacle even in the slower paced Serie A.
Players like Pique, Ramos, Chiellini, Bonnuci and Godin are past their best and declining.
Which in reality leaves promising younger players such as Upamecano, Gimenez, Konate, De Ligt, Pau Torres, Ruben Dias etc. Good players but expensive and none are guaranteed to be an instant hit in the EPL.

I can see the logic of not signing a CB this summer and giving younger players such as Tuanzebe and Mengi a chance while focusing on other areas this summer and then if the youngsters haven't stepped up then look to someone like Upamecano next summer.

Teden Mengi is highly rated, physically he looks ready, he has the attributes, he has the temperament now let's see if he can step up. Williams wasn't considered ready at the start of last season. Greenwood has shown he is top class and ready. Having Mengi as 4th/ 5th choice wouldn't be a bad thing. Fingers crossed for the lad, personally I always enjoy seeing our academy players step up more than a fancy new signing anyway.

10.) 17 Sep 2020 15:26:18
Shapps Bailly, Tuanzebe and Jones are injury prone and are not reliable or available for selection often.

That leaves us with only Maguire and Lindelof. There is not much of a competition for them.

Smalling and Rojo were out on loan.

It just proves why we need a reliable CB.
Upamecano ticks the boxes. He has pace, power and can play out from the back.
Although he has some rough edges, he will definitely improve our team.

11.) 17 Sep 2020 15:27:18
Remember "You'll never win anything with kids" History might just repeat its self with more youngsters like Mengi . and unfortunately the same can be said about this dreadful virus 😷😷.

12.) 17 Sep 2020 15:56:54
Would love to have your positivity GDS but not your eye sight.

13.) 17 Sep 2020 16:27:01
TrueRedDevil, that's why I'd get Rojo, Jones and Bailly out the door.

Tuanzebe is worth persevering with as he is young, has a high upside and is on low wages as well as being homegrown.

I'd also keep Smalling. He is the least injury prone and the best of a bad bunch.

That would give us Maguire, Smalling, Lindelof, Tuanzebe and Mengi as options. With Shaw able to play on the left of a back three maybe AWB on the right of a back three, or McTominay or Matic able to drop back if really needed.

The other option would be to allow Smalling to leave and bring in someone like Alaba who can play at both LB and CB.

In an ideal world I'd love us to sign Upamecano and be done with it. However, he isn't going to be available this summer so I'm happy to go with what we have, promote Mengi and see how we go.

14.) 17 Sep 2020 16:46:38
Who would you sell them to shappy?

15.) 17 Sep 2020 17:02:48
Ken, whoever would be prepared to sign them. Smalling would be the easiest to shift and for that reason he is the only one I'm confident the club could sell.

West Ham and David Moyes was supposedly interested in Phil Jones a while back. They have just failed with a 4th and final attempt at signing James Tarkowski. Maybe they would be prepared to offer us something for Jones. I'd happily take a nominal fee for a player on huge wages and behind two academy graduates (Tuanzebe and Mengi) in the pecking order.

Rojo has had some interest from Estudiantes, again I'd take a nominal fee just to get him out the door. A couple of Italian teams have looked at him in the past, while we crazily buggered up the Everton deal a couple of years ago.

Bailly has had interest from Spanish teams, Villarreal have in the past enquired about him. We might be able to get a actual fee for him, probably in the region of 15-18m which would be fantastic considering his injury record.

There are deals out there for these players, we will just have to accept that we will have to take smaller maybe even just nominal fees for them to offset their huge wages.

Yet the fact remains they are coating us a lot of money, they take up squad space and they contribute very little. Often being injured when we need them anyway. Cut our losses and move on.

16.) 17 Sep 2020 17:10:54
Are people forgetting how bad Smalling was in his last full season. For a guy close on 6ft,5inches he has no upper body strength wins few headers and got out of the PL before VAR finished him. he was a walking red card when he decided 2 years ago to start holding any player within 3 feet of him like he was a WWF wrestler.

17.) 17 Sep 2020 17:30:26
Shappy you say selling 3 or 4 defenders in one window is tricky which is fair enough. But we failed to sell them for 10 years! Jones is still here as is Smalling.

18.) 17 Sep 2020 17:48:06
I’m happy that a fantastic prospect is to be given a chance in the 1st team this season and in an ideal world he’ll hopefully get up to 15 games of experience and development. Then this will take us to the next summer window where there are comments we’ll be in for the likes of upemecano. What makes you think he’ll come or the board would make a bid. Going on this summer window what makes you confident the likes of upemecano will be here, there could also be the fact no fans will be in the stadiums all season due to C.V. not going away and then we’re more cautious next summer market. Our board are being careful and rightly so but do they have the ambitions of the fans I fear not.

19.) 17 Sep 2020 18:39:02
Shappy if we speak about two years ago i think Rojo heself rejected the transfer. It was last year that we didn't let him go at Fiorentina.

20.) 17 Sep 2020 18:51:47
Of course they don't want to move. people talk about bale not wanting to play. what about mata jones rojo lingard to a lesser extend and dalot. At least smalling is trying to get a move.

21.) 17 Sep 2020 21:15:24
Dan James,

What did I say that has something to do with my eyesight?

I like young players coming through, Mengi looks like a good kid and I’d love it if he could prove himself and make his way into the first team, he has all the attributes of someone who would be good for us as a partner for maguire.

I’d like us to sign a right winger and a left back if we are playing transfer Tourette’s, if not then I won’t be getting all upset and angry like others.

22.) 17 Sep 2020 22:21:45
Mengi is very young and most of you seem to forget the pressure he will come under. He has a long career hopefully ahead of him, whilst it could all go well, as you think it might, what happens if results don’t go well, it could end up affecting him, negatively. There are only a few young players at 18 especially in a key position in CB that can step up and maintain the level.

23.) 17 Sep 2020 22:25:39
Nobby this club is built on our history of youth players. This is what separates us from the rest. Mengi looks good and I'd rather him than many of the other cbs were linked with, just because he's not costing 60 million doesnt
mean people should disregard him so soon.



15 Sep 2020 19:52:37
Right question time 🤣. with it looking less likely that we will be getting new additions to the squad, everyone is going to have to step up and improve if we are to repeat or even better last years results. With that in mind who do you all EXPECT to see a big improvement from this season?

For me I'd say DeGea I think the pressure of Henderson will re focus him and even if he ain't Super Dave and just cuts out the errors he will help us massively.


{Ed004's Note - Would love Mctominay to kick on another level and develop his game as a holding midfielder. Would really help balance out the team with a bit of mobility defensively behind Pogba and Bruno}

1.) 15 Sep 2020 20:39:51
Every time I have seen mcT play that role he looks lost compared to Matic. His reading of the game and positional sense is poor.

2.) 15 Sep 2020 20:40:04
The goalkeeping situation will be interesting. De Gea and Henderson will push each other and both knows that neither can afford any mistakes.

As Ed said, McTominay being groomed as a defensive midfielder would be great. He has excellent physique, fantastic attitude and covers a lot of ground. Just need to work on his passing and reading of the game.

I expect Martial to fight for the Golden boot (Never thought I would say that) .

We finally have some good creative players which will see us playing entertaining football.

3.) 15 Sep 2020 21:28:40
Rashford has to step up this season. I don’t like to bash him but he just isn’t as good as we all want him to be. I respect him massively for all his work off the pitch but he really needs to step it up this season for me.

4.) 15 Sep 2020 21:51:05
2toms, Rash scored 20 goals and provided 10 assists from LW. (although was inconsistent post injury return)

Just replicating those numbers will be immense.

5.) 15 Sep 2020 22:54:24
McTominay is a journeyman pro at best.

6.) 15 Sep 2020 23:26:30

Don’t let the facts get in the way, he had 5 crap games so he’s useless and overrated now!

Maguire will hopefully step up, and I’d like to see Mengi in the team by the end of the year like Greenwood was last season, take the opportunities given and force his way in.

I can’t wait for Saturday, anyone would think we’ve got a dreadful squad the way some people talk, we have the players to be really exciting.

7.) 15 Sep 2020 23:38:27
Rashford and mctominay criticised already 😂.

8.) 16 Sep 2020 00:16:30
Unreal Caolan,

The season hasn’t even started yet, I can’t wait until we play a game so people can moan about that instead of the transfers.

9.) 16 Sep 2020 08:57:18
Mctominay a journeyman pro at best?

He’s been a United since a young boy and been rated by managers and knowledgeable football men from Sir Alex, LVG and Jose. He’s technically decent, a fantastic athlete. He’s stood out and held his own in big games games against world Class players. He’s played international football as a centre half, can play most midfield roles.

But for you he’s just a journeyman. Glad you’re not a united scout.

Everything that’s wrong with this page at present in one sentence.

10.) 16 Sep 2020 10:19:37

Basically he didn’t cost 200m so he’s useless, I love kids coming through the academy and being given a chance to prove themselves, it is what this club has been built on, but we do it and then the fans write the player off after a few bad games and want a big money signing to replace him. Kids will always go through had runs of form but you have to trust them and let them learn.

Williams is the other one, the amount of people I’ve read say we only have Shaw at left back is a joke, Williams has a couple of poor games in the EL after hardly playing for 4 months, but before that he had been pushing shaw for his place. I’d rather he is given a chance to come good than spending millions on someone (although I wouldn’t mind him switching to right back either and signing a decent priced left back) .

{Ed004's Note - The issue with Williams is his inability to use his left foot and provide the width a normal/bog standard left back can offer. Think the majority of people are noting he should be moved over to the right hand side, not that he should be written of or sold}




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18 Sep 2020 23:03:17
🤣🤣🤣 brilliant ed002.




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18 Sep 2020 20:42:54
We are back to monitoring again. are we actually planning on completing any deals? And what does monitoring actually mean? 🤷‍♂️🤣.




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18 Sep 2020 20:08:14
The PSG bit Worry’s me as the story emirates in France, maybe a ploy to force PSG’s hand. And yeah wouldn’t surprise me if we either because apparently they want 20mill we only offering 15mill 🤦‍♂️.




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17 Sep 2020 21:18:11
Always think that the way we act in transfers must annoy clubs and that’s why we always seem to pay top dollar compared to others. Club officials talk, agents talk and I think our reputation proceeds us in a bad way before we even enter into discussions for players.




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15 Sep 2020 20:06:51
Forgot to add I agree we shouldn’t accept the buy back so if that was a necessity for the deal then ok to say no.





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18 Sep 2020 12:18:23
thanks ed002. hope you have a pleasant weekend.


{Ed002's Note - And you.}



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18 Sep 2020 00:10:33
Yet apparently we aren’t within our rights to complain. It’s not all about wanting a specific player it’s about how the club conducts its business and how the owners business model exists only to service debt (accrued by them) and payout to the major shareholders.




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17 Sep 2020 21:59:45
Will do thanks 👍.




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16 Sep 2020 09:25:05
Could be a case of prioritising the UCL and Premier League and using the domestic cups to play the youth and fringe players. It’s the only way we can keep players fresh as our squad isn’t as deep as others.




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15 Sep 2020 23:54:25
He’s off to spurs. loan deal nearly done by all accounts.