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19 Oct 2020 18:07:35
Injury list:
Greenwood, Maguire, Bailly, Lingard and Cavani.


1.) 19 Oct 2020 18:40:30
Whats up with Mase?

2.) 19 Oct 2020 18:49:29
Greenwood has a knock apparently but could be fit for the Chelsea clash on the weekend.
Cavani has not travelled due to lack of fitness.

3.) 19 Oct 2020 19:25:53
Who plays centre back then?

Back 3 of awb, lindolf and shaw or

Axel to play his first game back away at psg?

Jones and rojo not included in the squad, which is still a good thing even with hardly any fit centre backs lol.

4.) 19 Oct 2020 22:45:40
Jones and Rojo not named in CL squad so they will play no part even if Lindelof were to get injured too.

Shame MENGI is not available. Think we will play a back 5 of, Telles, `Shaw, Lindelof, AWB, Williams.

5.) 20 Oct 2020 07:49:07
Why is Mengi not available?
Is he also injured?

6.) 20 Oct 2020 11:08:17
Mengi is part of our "B" list, which means we would have had to add him to the squad 24 hours before kick off. I'm not sure if the club have or haven't added him. If they haven't then he won't be available.

With Bailly and Maguire out and with Jones and Rojo not part of the squad then our defensive options are: AWB, Williams, TFM, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw and Telles.

So the options are either a back 4 with Lindelof and Tuanzebe probably starting in the centre.

Or a back 3 with Lindelof, Shaw and one of either Tuanzebe or TFM at RCB.

Both options still mean we could have AWB, Williams or Telles at full/ wing back. While a back four would add Shaw to the full back options.



29 Sep 2020 18:35:38
80m Sancho bid rejected.
Wondering why left it so late to make a bid.


1.) 29 Sep 2020 18:48:21
Tryijg to get him on the cheap knowing what there price was in august.

2.) 29 Sep 2020 19:11:30
It’s hardly on the cheap regardless of what he’s valued at.
But there go the amateurs doing their amateur things.

3.) 29 Sep 2020 22:43:58
Agreed Wazza.



24 Sep 2020 11:21:13
Hi Ed002,

Has there been any recent update on Federico Chiesa?
I remember you had mentioned his reluctance to leave Italy.

Do United still consider him for the RW option?


{Ed002's Note - Federico Chiesa (RW/F) much more affordable than Sancho for Manchester United and of prior interest, but not something the club are looking to pursue at this time. Inter remain keen although talks are now on hold although they want him to replace the departed Yann Karamoh but have other positions to address first and will want to include a player in the deal - Radja Nainggolan but he wants Cagliari and they want him. Inter may now look elsewhere. Sarri desired the player when at Napoli and he wanted to improve his options at Juventus but is now gone. Interest would only remain if they could mean moving on both Douglas Costa and Bernardeshi first - although they are still trying even though Sarri has departed – although they do have a preferred option. Milan interest runs hot and cold, and money could be an issue but they are actively trying to agree a deal with his representatives – but they will likely return to Fiorentina with a convoluted deal involving other players and perhaps a loan with an obligation to buy. Prior interest of Napoli and Roma has gone.}



14 Sep 2020 12:48:15
Fabrizio Romano confirms a bid is imminent for Reguilon from United.
Player is training separately and Sevilla are out of the race.


{Ed002's Note - Sergio Reguilon (LWB) has been assessed on return from Sevilla (and keep in mind that Real Madrid need to raise significant sums through sales) and the decision is "we want him next year" but could let him go with a buy back option. As such, RM have yet to decide whether to let SR have another season on loan at Sevilla (which they would like) but with no option to buy (as they don't have the funds to buy him now) and the re-integrate him when Mendy's contract is up or whether to integrate him now and lose perhaps €25M of much needed revenue. There is also a push to integrate a couple of fine youngsters in to the Real Madrid first team squad. A change to Kia Joorabchian as his agent means the player is considering his options - but Kia's team Arsenal won't be interested unless they were to lose Kieran Tierney. Spurs are looking to sign a LB and have asked to be kept informed of progress but money is pretty tight and they are less attractive to other sides right now - but they could strike a deal which suits all parties. PSG have the LB issue to resolve and have also been asked to be kept informed but much will surround what happens with Bernat. Chelsea had Reguilon on their list of LB options and cannot sign their first choice - but they have a concern that he is so one footed it may affect his game in England as it will make him less versatile in a faster game and they have Chilwell - so they can be removed from the equation. He has been offered to Manchester United and thet will give the opportunity for the amateurs to give Williams a good kick in the gonads. Everton are apparently reported to have made an offer but clubs don't usually work that way and simply throw offers out there - Real Madrid know nothing of it, but they may have made an enquiry with Kia in case Lucas Digne were to move on. Inter and Juventus could join Napoli with interest from Italy - with Napoli looking to replace Faouzi Ghoulam but not keen on any weird buy-back clause.}

1.) 14 Sep 2020 13:14:40

What are your thoughts on Williams?
He certainly looks a player with a lot fo potential. But if Utd signed SR then I'd imagine he would perhaps seek a loan move away?

Are there any plans to sell Shaw?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any intention to sell LS or loan BW.}

2.) 14 Sep 2020 13:17:11
Cheers ed002. So for Madrid, they are happy to sell but want a buy back clause. But I'm sure United will not want that.

{Ed002's Note - That is what negotiation is for.}

3.) 14 Sep 2020 13:27:10
Sure ed. Well hopefully it goes United's way, a very good player.

Thanks again for the info. While you are here ed002, has there been any more progress made with any other possible targets?


{Ed002's Note - Not since Pini left London last week as I explained. He is for now tied up trying to resolve another issue.}

4.) 14 Sep 2020 13:57:01
Reguilon was voted La Liga's best left back.

He showed his attacking capabilities against us in the Europa semi.

5.) 14 Sep 2020 14:13:00
We've never quite got the Luke Shaw we thought we were getting from Southampton. I thought he looked a decent option on the left side of a three man defence last season.

Williams hasn't blown me away but is young and homegrown so I can see the attachment but I'd love to see Reguilon come in, even if LB doesn't seem a priority.

{Ed047's Note - I’d say you could definitely do better there so if he’s an improvement, which looks likely then get him in and offload Shaw.

6.) 14 Sep 2020 14:43:31
Is the issue Pini trying to solve regarding Alaba's contract situation ed02?
Maybe we can try and get him instead ;)

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is.}

7.) 14 Sep 2020 14:57:05
I'd like to see Williams switched back to his natural RB position. There's enough games for him and AWB and the two are very different types of player. AWB is solid and his defensive mentality suits the bigger fixtures while BW is more adventurous so should get plenty of opportunities in home and cup games. He's still a baby so plenty of time for him.

If we bring in Reguilón again we have a very different type of LB to Shaw, who as mentioned above, seems comfortable on the left of a back 3.

I think we'd have a great balance in the full back positions if we signed him.

I like Dalot but he seems out of favour.

8.) 14 Sep 2020 15:33:27
Deependra, I've said a few times recently that Alaba is who we should be looking at. Fantastic player.

Ed with Pini dealing with Alaba does that mean any reports of a deal for Telles being close are wide of the mark?

{Ed002's Note - No it doesn't exclude that.}

9.) 14 Sep 2020 15:37:17
Many thanks Ed002. If Alaba is the issue, we should've tried to get him :)

10.) 14 Sep 2020 15:53:45
The issue with Shaw is that on average over the past 6 years he is fit 55% of the time. When he has played he has been decent without being spectacular. He provides a good overlap option who is comfortable on the ball and good in defence.

He has also been excellent as a LCB when we have played with a back three.

I think Williams has done a great job considering last season. However, my gut says he would be far more comfortable and perform better if he played more on his more natural RB position.

AWB looked jaded towards the end of the season and I think he will need more rotation this season.

So signing a LB who is left footed and more adventurous would give us much more balance and cover.

11.) 14 Sep 2020 16:26:31
Agree with that Shappy. I think Shaw benefits positionally by having a player either side of him.

He's all over the place at LB but seems steady at LCB.

12.) 14 Sep 2020 17:24:26
I can't think of a better player we could target instead of Alaba. Dare I say it he would be a perfect player to sign for the defence.

But I don't realistically see him moving to us.

13.) 14 Sep 2020 17:47:38
Wazza, I would say Shaw is a solid 7 out of 10 player. He does a good job without being a standout. He makes very few mistakes, but at the same time he doesn't often make game changing actions.

Whether at LB or at LCB he covers well, is good with the ball at his feet, tackles cleanly and is good in the air. Going forward he is quick, doesn't lose the ball, and offers a solid option on the overlap. Yet if there is a real criticism of his game it is that for a player who gets forward as often as he does he doesn't directly get involved in shot taking actions either through shooting himself or by playing the telling pass to create the shooting chance. A more creative and offensively threatening player might open up a new dimension to our attack and make us that bit more potent going forward.

I'd argue with AWB on the opposite flank, and with Rashford looking to play inside left rather than wide left that a great attacking LB would provide more balance and make more space for Rashford.

14.) 14 Sep 2020 16:32:04
Earlier i was getting offended with repetitive use of Amature word, but finally, i will agree that this board is not only ameture but useless too.

15.) 14 Sep 2020 21:38:24
Ed002 why don’t real sell Mendy now then?

If they aren’t going to renew and want Regiulon back next year to take his spot.

Would sound more logic to me to keep Reguilon and sell Mendy now before letting him leave on a free next season.

Or did I misunderstand?

{Ed002's Note - They don’t want to and there is no interest.}

16.) 15 Sep 2020 04:04:20
Do you mean Ferland Mendy Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Of course.}

17.) 15 Sep 2020 14:16:14
I thought he had a contract til 2023 Ed002 but might be mistaken.

{Ed002's Note - It should have said Marcelo.}



09 Sep 2020 15:30:11
Player terms and agent fees sorted for Sancho.
He is buzzing to join United.
- update from Fabrizio Romano.


1.) 09 Sep 2020 17:03:11
Conflicting reports on the sancho deal.

Some saying (such as romano) that we've agreed personal terms and agents fees and that the fee is the main stumbling block.

Others stating (such as the athletic) that its personal terms and agents fees that are the main stumbling block.

First game of the season is on the 19th, when do the club move on to alternative rw targets if there are even any suitable ones out there.

We got lucky with lockdown and greenwoods fantastic emergence post restart but we desperately need to get in a right winger before the window closes.

2.) 09 Sep 2020 17:09:03
Here we go! It’s time for the club to put up or shut up.

3.) 09 Sep 2020 17:17:54
Just seen that he says no issues with wages or agent fees, player can't wait to join .
Only issue is the price.

4.) 09 Sep 2020 17:24:26
English media now saying agents fees and salaries resolved.

5.) 09 Sep 2020 17:25:05
Well United know what to do with the price, pay it.

6.) 09 Sep 2020 17:53:16
Romano even acknowledged there were differing reports, that he was told that personal terms and agent fees are fine, but others have been told that the agent fees, particularly, are the stumbling block.

7.) 09 Sep 2020 18:02:41
This has been the case for a while - the problem is as Ed002 keeps saying we don't seem to want to pay what Dortmund have told us we need to pay!

8.) 09 Sep 2020 17:54:56
As we've seen with Maguire/ Pogba and whoever else, overpaying for a player can be an issue. If you decide they aren't good enough for you, or don't fit in your system, you'll struggle to move them on and recoup a similar amount of money to what you paid for them. I sure hope Sancho is worth the well over £120 million total package, because if he isn't as impactful as the likes of Greenwood, Martial and Rashford, we'll be in a difficult situation. Let's hope he doesn't keep a better player out of the team due to his price tag. Let's pray he's not overhyped and doesn't just look amazing because of the league and team he's playing in. Of course I'll back him, and you can all mock me if he becomes our best attacker, but I am skeptical of the deal at the given price.

9.) 09 Sep 2020 18:01:04
British media now on the same page as Romano. all dropped story at the same time. Seems like a club brief again so hopefully the saga is nearing a conclusion🙏.

10.) 09 Sep 2020 18:01:33
The club has briefed to Journalists today that progress is being made, can only mean one thing and that's were close to sealing the deal.

I will be ecstatic with this signing, we will finally have a high quality right winger at the club again!

11.) 09 Sep 2020 18:11:45
I read an interesting article that suggested that Sancho was waiting for several contractual bonuses to kick in before making a move. Apparently the deal he signed last year promised a bonus if he stayed on past August 31st (the original date that the transfer window was due to close) as well as a bonus for making his tenth England cap (which he did against Iceland) .

It could be bs, but it sounds plausible enough to me. If it is true, it will be interesting to see if Dortmund end up paying the retention bonus as if such a clause exists, it was clearly only meant to be applicable in the event that he stayed on for the 20-21 season. We might end up with another Messi style dispute on our hands.

12.) 09 Sep 2020 20:32:57
The current situation globally ended up going in Barcelona’s favour due to the extended season. If what you have pointed out is the case it seems like Sancho has the upper hand. The dates on the contract seem to be what wins the debate instead of what the dates originally insinuated.

13.) 09 Sep 2020 20:47:31
£90m plus £18m in add ons reportedly offered.




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02 Dec 2020 08:29:18
Amad Diallo came on yesterday for Atalanta in CL and had a tremendous impact.
Good decision making at a young age and has a bit of magic in him.


1.) 02 Dec 2020 12:22:20
Low centre of gravity and the ball sticks to his feet, good to see him getting a game at that level and not looking out of place, I actually felt they weren’t passing to him enough as every time he got it he looked dangerous.

2.) 02 Dec 2020 14:48:00
Hes looks like a once in a generation talent.

3.) 02 Dec 2020 14:36:06
Did he play on the left.

4.) 02 Dec 2020 14:55:32
He looked sharp, when he came on. However, let's not get carried away. It was a 20 minute cameo against the whipping boys of the group. It's a world away from doing on a wet wind Monday night in Stoke as they say.

5.) 02 Dec 2020 14:56:28
Let's hope not the same generation as januzzai 😂.

6.) 02 Dec 2020 15:47:09
Hehhehe Januzaj ruined his own chances by not training and focusing on his football.

7.) 02 Dec 2020 17:13:55
Januzaj is another player who left Utd and is now doing rather well. I don't know if this is due to players being young at Utd then maturing elsewhere or if it's being at Utd that brings them down.

8.) 02 Dec 2020 18:29:17

Who was getting carried away on this thread?

9.) 02 Dec 2020 18:52:54

He did, although it wasn’t really a proper left winger, seemed to be picking it up in the hole.



20 Oct 2020 19:08:14
It's a 3-4-1-2 formation.
Pogba is dropped.
Telles starts.
Rashy and Martial up top.
Pellistri on the bench.


1.) 20 Oct 2020 19:17:36
We'll be lucky to have more than 2 shots on target.

2.) 20 Oct 2020 21:57:53
Shows what I know!



05 Oct 2020 20:42:46
Hi Ed002
Is Facunda Pellistri eyed as a first team player for RW position?
And your thoughts on him?


{Ed002's Note - Please try searching - I dealt with this months ago.}



04 Oct 2020 16:01:52
Welcome to Manchester United - Alex Telles.
Finally a fantastic attacking full back.

Hoping to see Telles and Rashford working in tandom on the left flank and terrorize defences.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 16:21:07
Amen brother😁.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 17:08:37
Lets hope he isn't watching the current comical performance . he might have 2nd thoughts.

3.) 04 Oct 2020 18:46:23
Rashford well overated. Danch would be a big expensive mistake. Pogba is the cancer in United squad. He needs to go. Shaw and Maguire need to go. I'd have Jones in the defence at this rate before maguire. Wan bisaka going backwards Maguire going backwards.
Coaching staff no experience at all. Phelan sacked from every club he managed.



20 Sep 2020 21:30:53
A question to Eds and Posters.

Before the start of the new season, everyone knew we had 4 glaring deficiency in our squad.
A CB, LB, CDM and a RW.

So far we have only added VDB who adds depth to attacking midfield.
The 4 key areas are still not addressed.

Is this squad good enough to challenge the top teams in the league with the current squad?
If not, why has the club not invested and backed the manager yet?


{Ed002's Note - Amateurs.}

1.) 20 Sep 2020 21:56:53
Ed002 has said it continuously and people get offended thinking he has an agenda. It’s clear we’re run by amateurs who don’t have the best interests of the club. It’s rotten from the core and managers who have come and gone have said the same thing. It’s going to continue until something changes and unfortunately I see it continuing for a while. Ole may not be good enough but as we’ve seen even with managers with a brilliant C. V, if the club isn’t run properly from the top, it’ll impact everything below it.

2.) 20 Sep 2020 21:57:14
They repeat this same pattern with every manager. ole will be gone by Xmas if previous is anything to go by. I know he has many failings and probably isn’t the guy but the media has already switched focus to him (fans too) and yet again the real culprits in the board are getting away with it.

3.) 20 Sep 2020 23:01:01
Red man doesn't agree, thinks it's all ole s fault.

4.) 21 Sep 2020 06:33:57
Big V, if you think that, then you haven't been following red man's posts all these years.

5.) 21 Sep 2020 06:35:44

If you actually read my posts I have said plenty about the problems with the structure, decision makers and owners. At the top of the pyramid Ole is patently the wrong man but whilst he is a problem, he isn’t the only one and I actually have consistently been critical of the owners since the leveraged buy out, because I actually understood what it meant for the club. If you are going to make throw away remarks at least be accurate.

6.) 21 Sep 2020 07:51:36
That's simply not true big v. i'm not sure why you would say that.




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01 Dec 2020 15:56:50
I hope Woodward doesn't do the "need to protect the value" thing.




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15 Nov 2020 05:42:41
Dybala has a fantastic left foot and can easily play on the right side of a front three.




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29 Oct 2020 06:18:27
Ole has confirmed he has had no symptoms, so he will be back after a good rest and fitness.




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21 Oct 2020 17:51:14
I'm still not convinced with Lindelof angel.
He has not improved over time.
He still gets bullied and struggles in one vs one situations.

I'd like us to go for a top class CB like Giminez or Upamecano, to compete with Maguire, Lindelof and Tuanzebe.




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19 Oct 2020 18:49:29
Greenwood has a knock apparently but could be fit for the Chelsea clash on the weekend.
Cavani has not travelled due to lack of fitness.





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04 Dec 2020 14:19:41
Hi Ed001,
Could you please add Pau Torres to the list.
Ed002 mentioned he is United's preferred Center Back. Therefore, intrigued to know more about his qualities.


{Ed001's Note - added him for you mate.}



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04 Dec 2020 13:28:03
Leipzig game is followed by Manchester Derby.
All are huge games now.




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03 Dec 2020 16:15:43
It's not over reaction Shapps. It's sheer frustration about what could have been prevented.
Playing with 10 men killed our chance to dump PSG out of CL.

We have put ourselves under pressure now to get a result at Leipzig.
If we loose there, we are back to Europa.

Another important reason is, had we got a result against PSG, we could have afforded to rest key players against Leipzig before the Manchester Derby.

Anyways, our future in the competition is still in our hands.




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03 Dec 2020 13:05:37
Tuanzebe was suspended after receiving 2 yellow cards in previous fixtures.




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03 Dec 2020 13:02:36
I had doubts about Cavani earlier on but his workrate and attitude is top class.

That chip yesterday, my word was absolutely class and deserved a goal.

His movement is something our young strikers should learn from.