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13 Apr 2021 20:00:29
Hi Ed002,
With Eric Bailly's contract expiring next year, what are United's plan for him?
And are there any interest in Phil Jones?


{Ed002's Note - The club still want Bailey to stay but he will look for other options this summer. Jones would need to drop down a division to find interest.}

1.) 14 Apr 2021 09:44:12
I find it sad that Jones would need to drop down a division, when fit I think he is comfortably a mid table EPL player. I do wonder where his career will take him next, he is on massive wages, even more so for a Championship club.

I guess with Jones where will always be a feeling of what might have been had he not picked up so many injuries.

{Ed002's Note - He should stay at Manchester United then.}

2.) 14 Apr 2021 10:11:21
Boy did SFA get that one wrong. At the time Jones was playing as CDM for Blackburn and was seen as a future Man Utd and England captain. What went wrong?
Not the first time SFA was wrong either. Bebe, potentially the greatest player on earth. Unless you subscribe to the notion that every player is potentially the best player on earth, at some point.

3.) 14 Apr 2021 10:24:52
Ed002, at 29 with another 2 years left n his deal I do wonder what is in it for him if he were to move away.

He'd almost certainly be on lower wages, would probably be injured and unable to play just as often, and like you suggest probably at a team in a lower division.

Hardly inspiring reasons to quit United.

Might as well sit tight take his wages and leave on a free in 2023, unless the amateurs activate the one year extension clause then he'd get an extra years wages for nothing more than keeping the physio busy.

{Ed002's Note - Players are not all mercenaries. Most want to play as much as they can and the likes of Middlesboro or Derby might offer a good solution.}

4.) 14 Apr 2021 20:36:09
No matter where he goes he can't stay fit. May as well stay, get his wages and play in the carabao cup.

5.) 14 Apr 2021 22:51:06
Inter Miami with Ryan Shawcross.

6.) 16 Apr 2021 10:40:23
In an ideal world Bailley would stay but if we are looking to bring in an additional CB then I think we should sell and generate some revenue. When he plays he offers that additional piece that Maguire lacks, however it appears that OGS does not have enough faith in him so it would be a waste to keep him.
A return to Spain could be a good move for him.
On Jones, another that appears to have had a career ruined by injuries. He never really kicked on from those first few seasons but showed bursts of what he could do (even in the HM role) . If he can get clear of injury a loan season to the championship would be the best considering no one would buy him or likely even loan him in the PL. Should he be able to show he can last a season and perfom we may be in a position like with Lingard where the asset is greater after the loan and could get a buyer then. If not then maybe buy out his contract and free up a space on the books.

7.) 18 Apr 2021 08:08:54
Bailly needs to leave. Never fit and never going to be good enough as he can’t string 5 games together.

Give Tuanzebe a bigger role and replace Jones and Bailly.

8.) 27 Apr 2021 14:15:45
Tuanzebe has not been fit for 3 years either.

{Ed077's Note - he has been an ever-present in the matchday squads this season. He has missed only 6 games due to injury and on 5 occasions not been part of the squad (whilst still fit). But I dont trust his ability to stay fit playing twice a week.}



28 Mar 2021 08:04:16
Hi Ed002,

Do United still retain interest in Ismailla Sarr for RW position?
Or Would United be patient with Amad Diallo for the role?


{Ed002's Note - Ismailla Sarr is still an option for RW.}

1.) 28 Mar 2021 16:23:28
Sarr would offer something different to Diallo on the RW if we were to sign him. Far stronger he offers a strong quick direct option, while being right footed he is more comfortable going on the outside than the left footed Diallo.

2.) 28 Mar 2021 18:17:07
Only our spanners could sign 2 Africans in the same position so we have no option when they head off for their cup.

3.) 28 Mar 2021 18:41:12
That's a good point Ken, we will almost certainly sign Sarr🤦‍♂️😂.

4.) 29 Mar 2021 22:39:38
Sarr was fantastic in the french league and played very well for Watford in the premier league. I would welcome him.



22 Mar 2021 19:27:46
Hi Ed002,
Have United considered Danny Ings as a potential striker if Cavani were to leave.

And is Pedro Gonzalves an option for United?


{Ed002's Note - (a) Not that I am aware. (b) I have explained about Goncalves before.}

1.) 22 Mar 2021 22:31:22
I think he would be a great signing. Consistent goal scorer and would not cost the earth.

2.) 23 Mar 2021 13:04:27
salford consistent? he's had 1 good season in the 8 years he's been in the prem. if anything he has been consistently poor

if we want to get back to the heights of winning things these below par players need to be avoided.

can you really see ings going to city as an aguero replacement, me thinks they are trying to trigger some sky betting odds.

3.) 23 Mar 2021 13:05:36
He'd be an interesting option. Solid EPL player, well rounded goal threat and at an age where he won't be a long term barrier to Greenwood.

The only real concern is that he has had some injury concerns in the past. But as long as he is fully over them then it shouldn't be a serious concern.

4.) 23 Mar 2021 15:07:50
Really, Ings as Manchester United's main striker?
I did chuckle at this then remembered that if Cavani leaves that means Martial will be up top.
Then I stopped chuckling.

5.) 23 Mar 2021 17:03:23
Spenno, the reality is who can we get and at what price?

Haaland and Mbappe will go for too much and will have better options than us, so we can strike them off the list.

Aguero wouldn't cross the city.

Lewandowski won't leave Bayern.

Messi and Ronaldo are pipe dreams and in reality too old anyway.

Harry Kane would cost a fortune but in many ways would be ideal, but will just be almost impossible to buy from Spurs.

Suarez is past it and should be avoided for obvious reasons.

None of of direct EPL rivals will really sell to us.

Immobile does well in Italy but has flopped when he has left.

Lukaku would be a backward step.

Benzema is a possibility maybe if Real Madrid get either Haaland or Mbappe. But he's 33, has never played in the EPL and has had bad publicity (acquitted of sex with an underage prostitute) .

Lautaro Martinez is another one who we could possibly look at, but again he would be expensive and it would be a battle with other teams he might prefer to join. Certainly not an easy signing to get over the line.

Beyond those players we could look at players like Andre Silva who has had a great year in Germany after a good year with Porto 5 years ago, followed by year in Italy with AC Milan where he failed to impress, then a year in La Liga with Sevilla where he failed to impress, he then did okay in Germany with Franfurt before making the permanent move there last summer and having a great year this year. Clearly talented but has struggled at a couple of sides since leaving Portugal, could be considered a journey man.

Luka Jovic is another we could look at, but again a player who flopped at a big club with Real Madrid.

There aren't a host of great options out there and we would face serious competition from teams that could offer a better chance to win things than us for the few options that might be available.

6.) 23 Mar 2021 21:50:54
Mbappe is a pipe dream I agree. But I don’t think Haaland is completely out of the question. It’s unlikely, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Jimenez wouldn’t be a bad shout, I don’t know if he’s expected to return soon. Obviously less likely than it might have been.
I’ve not even heard of Andre Silva, but his name is doing the rounds a fair bit.
Eduard? Giroud? I imagine if Cavani leaves and Chelsea spend a billion pounds on new players, he’d fit the void United fill with ageing target men.

7.) 23 Mar 2021 22:03:20
Andre Silva has been in great form and will likely lead the line for Portugal at the euro’s, if we were going for him we need to do so before the euro’s.

8.) 24 Mar 2021 11:16:09
Haaland will not be happening, 002 has said this countless times.

9.) 24 Mar 2021 13:42:06
Does anyone on this site really know for sure what will happen with any deals? I doubt it very much.

10.) 24 Mar 2021 16:19:15
With the money the club makes we should be able to buy Mbappe and Haaland.

11.) 24 Mar 2021 18:36:13
Utd Road, they would cost 100-200m each. Potentially as much as one third of our debt. While that's without agents fees, taxes and wages.

Maybe we could afford to sign one of them if we only spent on them and didn't buy any other players. But that really wouldn't help us that much.

Besides there is a more important reason for us not being able to sign them. Quite simply neither of them want to play for us.

So it's not really worth even pursuing.

12.) 25 Mar 2021 10:03:27
We could just wait until June 2022 and pay the £65m release clause then.

Wouldnt be surprised to see us sign an hasbeen striker on a one year contract to tie us over until then.

{Ed077's Note - its actually a termination clause; not a release clause. Or else it wouldnt matter to foreign clubs like us.}

13.) 25 Mar 2021 14:56:52
It has Giroud written all over it.

14.) 25 Mar 2021 15:01:23
Ings is at an age that he isn't a long term barrier to Greenwood. Why not just play Greenwood up front from next season? why would they bother with Ings - never rated him beyond one good season. Greenwood is clearly good enough if not a little underwhelming vs last year

If Cavani doesn't stay, why not take a (probably relatively cheap) punt on someone like Odsonne Edouard from Celtic? - not a terrible finisher, contract runs out in 2022 relatively young at 23.

15.) 26 Mar 2021 20:34:23
Ings? Seriously? Crikey we’ve fallen far.

16.) 27 Mar 2021 09:20:40
What is Henrik Larrson doing now?



12 Mar 2021 18:00:42
Hi Ed002,
Do United have any interest in Yusuf Demir?


{Ed002's Note - I don't know but if they do they need to be very careful. Yusuf Demir (AM) Kiddie who Barcelona have been talking to Rapid Vienna about and efforts were made to complete a deal in January. The player has an agent who has illegally approached sides in England including the Manchester clubs and Spurs. Desire is to move to Germany with guarantees.}



09 Mar 2021 15:57:55
Hi Ed002,
Will United look to renew Solskjaer's contract?

Do you see progress on and off the pitch and does the decision makers have any definitive plan laid out?


{Ed002's Note - I think it ios too early to say if he will be offered the contract or not. Solskjaer will be judged at the end of the season.}




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02 May 2021 14:35:34
With more than 10,000 supporters protesting and some even sneaking into the ground, will the match be called off?


1.) 02 May 2021 15:02:12
One thing is for sure, those people are clowns who should be embarrassed.

2.) 02 May 2021 15:15:49

Great publicity, there has to be a possibility KO will be delayed at very least. However, I am not sure it is a good look with **** bags nicking the corner flags

Glazers Out.

3.) 02 May 2021 15:41:13
Kind of agree Redman.

Maybe the best way to remove dooshbags from the board room is to send the dooshbags into the ground 😂

Of all the games to protest, Liverpool Utd was the right one. Board sets of owners should be the ones who are embarrassed. Just hope there is no one hurt from the spectacle.

4.) 02 May 2021 16:24:19
Did the glazers even know we had a match today?

I guess there is a slight concern about a biosecurity breach and C.V. bubbles but think it will still go ahead.

5.) 02 May 2021 17:03:23

You sure? Are you for the Glazers and what they tried to do with the ESL then?

{Ed014's Note - they’ve just given the Glazers the morale high ground.

6.) 02 May 2021 17:33:21
Two wrongs don't make a right The Glazers will never have the moral high ground.

{Ed014's Note - when your fans give the written press the opinion they’ve got the moral high ground, that’s what they have no matter what fans think, sadly.

7.) 02 May 2021 18:02:16
So no match today then, I wonder when it'll be rescheduled.

The thing that should concern the Glazers is the ease at which protesting fans have first entered the training ground and now the stadium.

The only way to gain access to both is the security allowing them access. Which highlights that many people working for the club don't support the Glazers or their actions.

It's one thing having the fans turn against you, it's another level when your own employees do so.

While football does represent an excellent "business" opportunity I do wonder whether they have underestimated the connection the fans have with the club's.

Especially for American owners where club's are franchised, and there isn't the same generational connection between the fans and the club's as there is in England. Where your dad was a United supporters, and your grandad and your great grandad. The history told to us, the stories. When football fans go to games they relive memories of walking the same roads to the stadium that they walked as children with their dad.

You can't put a price on that sort of connection. It has a deep value that goes beyond money.

While I don't agree with actions of some of the protesters today, I do fully agree with the sentiment. This is the only way change will happen at our club. The owners are not going to suddenly have an epiphany and change how they run the club.

They either need to wake up and start running the club with an ambition to win the biggest titles, or they need to ship out. United fans might now be making them make that decision.

8.) 02 May 2021 19:15:39
GDS, I'm not for the Glazers at all, I also did not want the ESL to happen but there's a limit to how far a protest should be taken on this sort of matter in my opinion. Outside the ground etc, fine, not buying merchandise, fine but what happened today was a step too far.

No doubt some of the people there genuinely believed this was the best or only way to get through to the owners. No doubt there were some who have protested previously and thought they have to do something differently as previous protests haven't got the Glazer's to sell. However, you can bet a lot of the people who got into the stadium are the idiots who are doing it just so they can have something a bit edgy on their Twitter, TikTok or Snapchat. I'm not saying fans shouldn't try, I'm not saying I disagree with the sentiment behind the protests but I do disagree with the way things went today.

The club is a business that is owned by the Glazer's whether we like it or not. The vast majority (which I'm in) would want different ownership, however, there's plenty of questions following that. Who buys the club? What's their background? What happens if the fans don't want them?



21 Apr 2021 11:56:33
A special mention to Ed002.
I see so many many questions posted in various pages.
Thanks a lot for your patience.
And all other Ed's as well.

Just want you let you know that we appreciate all that you do and do not take anything for granted.


1.) 21 Apr 2021 14:55:23
Here here
This definitely is my go to page for the 'right way of things' when the press gossip machine is in overdrive and that's all thanks to the editors. Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



21 Apr 2021 08:36:43
Hi Ed002,
With Ed Woodward stepping down, will United be stepping in the right direction?

Has the club identified a suitable replacement who can implement the right structure?
Your personal views on the current situation please.
(Thanks for all your work as well Ed. )


{Ed002's Note - The fans have all too easily blamed EW for all of the problems. They need more to change than simply replacing him. They have already made other appointments as you know, but they have no natural replacement in mind for EW.}



20 Apr 2021 20:29:34
With the United fan's backlash, protest and displeasure, Will the Glazers finally put the club for sale?


{Ed002's Note - It is not easy to sell a club of such huge value.}

1.) 20 Apr 2021 20:38:19
Let's hope they give it a good try.

2.) 20 Apr 2021 20:50:52
I think we're all just after hope more than anything ed. we already weren't happy with the club and the way it was run I think we all see light at the end of the glazer tunnel and are looking to grab onto it.



11 Apr 2021 20:49:14
What a player Cavani is!

A leader in attack with great hold up play and excellent movement.


1.) 11 Apr 2021 22:30:10
He had a super match today. We need the 26 year old version of him.

2.) 12 Apr 2021 08:05:27
Deserves a contract, but only if he wants to stay.

Cavani is the anti of what dimaria and sanchez were.

The unhappiness have been regarding moving back to latin america, which is fair to me, as he's getting older and he wants to live closely with his family.

He has justified his wages for me.




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28 Apr 2021 15:26:01
jgb, Varane is arguably one of the top 3 CB in the world.
4 times Champions League and a world cup winner.
Kounde and Pau Torres are being targeted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern. Ofcourse they are miles better than Lindelof and Maguire.

Having a fast CB is essential as Ole intends to play a high line.




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18 Mar 2021 14:25:56
I think Sancho should no longer be a priority we the ridiculous overall fee .
We have Greenwood who can play on the right and Diallo for whom we paid 35m million odd.
And there is Pellistri too.

A top class striker has to be a priority over a Right Winger.


{Ed077's Note - with the younger players you've mentioned TRD Sancho's youth almost plays against him, IMO. I would rather a little more experienced player for the RW role. Someone around 24_27, ideally.



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10 Mar 2021 14:59:33
Eric, Rashford's work rate is incomparable to Martial.
Even in the last match, Rashy chased down 70 yards to stop a City attack.

Will Martial do that?
Work rate and right attitude is the bare minimum expected from any player.




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09 Mar 2021 12:43:02
Not a good news that Cavani would be looking to leave. With Martial blowing hot and cold, we would definitely need a reliable Centre Forward.




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04 Mar 2021 07:38:23
The decision makers are lowering our expectations for transfers.
It's not like we are Burnley or Brighton working on a limited budget, we are one of the top 3 biggest revenue generating club in the world.





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05 May 2021 09:16:37
Grim, ManCity realized that an average player like Maguire was not worth that amount of money.
Right move from them.

We on the other hand broke the world record transfer for a defender knowing he has BIG deficiencies in his game and need another defender to address it.
Yet another shocking decision making from the amateurs.




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04 May 2021 17:58:20
Mkhytarian must be happy as well :)




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04 May 2021 07:21:24
MUST wanted changes that suits the best interest of the club.
They want Glazers to sell 51 % or the whole club and appoint board members who are not part of Glazer family.
Another point they want is to have proper communication with the fans.




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02 May 2021 09:27:34
Ofcourse the opposition managers and fans would love Ole to continue as they can have fun watching us stay in mediocracy.




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01 May 2021 08:57:27
Bruno is the main X factor of the team and the catalyst to our position in the league table.

25 goals from midfield is just unreal.

Hands down player of the year for me.