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14 Feb 2020 11:09:09
Hi Ed002,
Do United consider Dean Henderson as their first choice Goalkeeper in the near future?
Does the club have any specific plan for him.

Finally, will the club be open to offers for De Gea?


{Ed002's Note - De Gea signed a new contract about six months ago and is the clear first choice. I am sure that Manchester United would like to keep Dean Henderson but they will be aware that some high profile sides are looking for goalkeepers this summer and both PSG and Spurs have been watching Henderson.}

1.) 14 Feb 2020 11:45:45
Personally I would prefer to sell DDG this summer and bring Henderson back as first choice.

I have a sneaky feeling Henderson will get the nod for England at the Euro's and could have an absolute stormer of a tournament and we could see several sides push to sign him this summer.

2.) 14 Feb 2020 14:31:55
Absolutely agree shappy, if psg want a utd gk hopefully we can get them to show interest in the one that earns 400k and looks to be on a decline.

3.) 14 Feb 2020 14:52:34
Good luck shifting de gea with a long contract and big wages and with his reputation not what it once was after a string of poor performances.

We will have to sell henderson as he won't want to be number 2 or go on a perpetual loan cycle.

4.) 14 Feb 2020 14:27:24
ED002 is there any interest in DDG?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing noteworthy. He was third choice on Juventus' list but they resolved their problem with Wojciech Szczesny signing a new deal.}

5.) 15 Feb 2020 01:35:30
De Gea has probably been our stand out player again this season bar 1 or 2 errors.

Made a lot of top saves kept us in games.

For me still the best in the league.

6.) 15 Feb 2020 07:31:32
Probably the only area of the pitch where we have a very strong group of players to pick from.

7.) 15 Feb 2020 09:16:28
I am with Shappy on this. DDG doesn’t command his 6 yard box let alone the penalty area. Brilliant shot stopper but if I am a defender when a cross comes in I would have that lack of command in my mind. For me I wouldn’t have given him the big fancy new contract and would have given Henderson a chance this season. I definitely would next season, if we could shift DDG.

8.) 15 Feb 2020 17:00:35
Stone the crows me and Red Man agree on something.

On a serious note Red Man is right about the lack of command from DDG. I would say this is partially what leads to us conceding so many individual errors.

DDG for me is a world class shot stopper. But there isn't any other areas of goalkeeping where you would call him world class.

Distribution? Collecting high balls? 1v1's? Command of his area? Organisation? Although not a key metric he has only saved one penalty in 5 years.

9.) 15 Feb 2020 17:29:19
I too agree with Red Man here.
Henderson is showing a lot of promise at 22 and he is an ambitious lad.

10.) 15 Feb 2020 18:53:28
Bearing in mind that top goalies can play til their mid thirties and mature later than outfield players why not groom Henderson over the next few years by letting him go out on loan to good sides to get great experience then phase out DDG.

{Ed002's Note - Why would he agree to that?}

11.) 15 Feb 2020 19:00:25
If you played in defence you had to face forward and trust the keeper behind you. If there was any doubt it affected your decision making and concentration.

12.) 16 Feb 2020 15:15:51
ED 02 Maybe someone could talk to Henderson and explain that a lawyer or doctor or engineer has to train for a long time and do an apprenticeship, then practice as a junior before ultimately taking on increasingly more complex, responsible roles. That is a template for long term success. It would not harm Henderson to stay at a club like Sheffield Utd for another season or two.

13.) 16 Feb 2020 18:29:52
Salford, did you say the same about a 17 year old Messi, or Ronaldo, or Rooney. What about Donnarumma? He has been AC Milan's first choice since he was 18.

Henderson turns 23 this year. What's the phrase, "if your good enough then your olde enough".

Henderson is hungry and talented with a determination to improve. He is ready, PSG are looking at him.

14.) 16 Feb 2020 18:49:38
Poor old Romero. Probably the best backup in the Prem and good enough to start in most of the teams. When DDG-gate was in full swing I would have been happy with him as the first choice. Maybe it says a lot about his ambition that a World Cup finalist GK is content watching every game.

15.) 16 Feb 2020 20:09:11
Shappy it's different for goalies. Apart from The Milan keeper it is so rare to get young keepers for two reasons. Firstly their position needs a mental maturity that is usually lacking in young players and secondly the very best goalies need to be physically imposing. DDG is rightfully accused of not dominating his box and I am convinced his comparatively slight physique contributes to this.

16.) 16 Feb 2020 21:29:04
Salford, remind me again how old DDG was when he was first made our No.1.

What about Buffon at Parma, or Casillias at Real Madrid.

Keepers are playing regularly for top sides long before there 22nd birthday.

Henderson is ready, he has the joint most clean sheets in the EPL.



31 Jan 2020 11:00:12
Looks like Josh King will arrive before the deadline.

A second bid has gone in and looks likely to be accepted.


1.) 31 Jan 2020 11:30:56
who said that?

2.) 31 Jan 2020 11:52:10
I just don't know if it's a permanent or loan deal?

3.) 31 Jan 2020 12:08:09
Would be quite ironic if we did sign him. We are short up front with Rashford being out, so go and sign Josh King - who is I believe currently out injured?

4.) 31 Jan 2020 12:21:26
I going to throw it out. Greenwood goes to Bournemouth on loan in exchange for us signing King.

5.) 31 Jan 2020 12:37:43
Doesn't that defy the point of signing him? We are in the market for a striker as Ole wants a different option up top but also because we are short on numbers.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 12:55:55
So in a month we've gone from talking about signing Haaland to talking about signing Josh King, a player who's managed three goals this season .

7.) 31 Jan 2020 13:14:40
I can’t understand this one. Why Josh King? He’s hardly prolific.
I heard something earlier that Ole told him after a recent Bournemouth game that he’d bring him back to United.
If that’s true then it’s ridiculous, he’s scored 3 goals this season.

{Ed047's Note - sounds like just what you need and he’s out with a hamstring injury until 22.02.20. What could go wrong 🤷‍♂️😉

8.) 31 Jan 2020 13:32:26
I’d take a punt on Dries Mertens. Quality player.

{Ed002's Note - Not going to happen.}

9.) 31 Jan 2020 13:51:43
Is he going elsewhere Ed002 or staying at Napoli?

{Ed002's Note - Try the appropriate page where it has been dealt with.}

10.) 31 Jan 2020 15:06:53
we would be better of putting a advert on ebay striker wanted.

11.) 31 Jan 2020 15:30:55
I am available. Am a mature 50yrbold so no late night social media stuff to worry about. Would not demand huge wages and I can run around for at least 20mins which is as much as some of our overpaid prima Donna's seem to manage. Plus I can misplace a pass with the best of them.

12.) 31 Jan 2020 15:32:41
Won’t happen. No need for King long term so makes little sense.

13.) 31 Jan 2020 18:50:03
I'm going with Salford 7 out of nostalgia, having been born there many many years ago!

14.) 31 Jan 2020 21:00:18

15.) 03 Feb 2020 00:56:13
Thanks Shawthing. I won't let you down. Well not for the first 20mins.



14 Jan 2020 14:56:36
Italian journalist Fabio Santini reporting Koulibaly will be a United player in the summer.
Deal finalised for 60m by all parties.

He seems quite reliable as he reported about Ancelotti to Everton.


1.) 14 Jan 2020 15:38:39
Would be a strange one of true. BOTH Maguire and Koulibaly prefer to play on the left hand side of a centre back pairing. Seems odd to spend another huge fee on a player who plays the exact same position as a player we spent 80m on last summer.

Also 60m is a long way short of the 100m+ they have demanded every other time a club has come in for Koulibaly.

Personally looking at our squad and what we need I would put both Fabian Ruiz and Milik ahead of Koulibaly as Napoli players we should sign.

2.) 14 Jan 2020 16:31:02
Koulibaly is far better than the very very average Maguire who hasn't really improved us.

3.) 14 Jan 2020 16:33:05
I feel Koulibaly can be a fantastic partner for Maguire.
He has pace and power. Both stand at 6ft 5.

60m seems not too bad for a proven CB in today's market.

4.) 14 Jan 2020 16:36:03
Unless we look to go to a 3 shappy. Lindelof, Maguire and koulibaly. Let’s say Poch comes in, he did like to play that formation so that makes more sense.

5.) 14 Jan 2020 17:06:24
No chance £60m ed002 says north of £100m and massive wages, "very very expensive".

6.) 14 Jan 2020 17:08:31
I think ED002 wrote something saying offers around €100-120million for him.

That alone would rule is out.

7.) 14 Jan 2020 17:45:34
Maybe we are trading Lingard for the other £40 million 😁.

8.) 14 Jan 2020 18:12:11
they turned down 102 mill in the summer say some reports. can only see it being right if it's 60 mill plus Phil jones- Napoli have seen Smalling this season and thought if that boy jones is half as good.

9.) 14 Jan 2020 18:49:58
It unlikely however if it is true none of us should moan. Most were calling for him in the summer.
Always questions around if a purchase is the right fit but he would absolutely improve our defense no matter who he is paired with.

10.) 14 Jan 2020 20:42:08
what if he get a serious injury and can not play next season.



13 Jan 2020 04:29:29
Anyone seen Boubakary soumaré play?
Rumours that United's scouts have been following him closely this season.

Apparently, the chief scout was spotted yesterday watching Lille's match.


1.) 13 Jan 2020 08:41:39
Nope, but isn't he a young kid who will cost a fortune to buy?

2.) 13 Jan 2020 09:50:34
I haven't seen him play yet, seen him labelled as the new Pogba.

A lad who has caught my eye a few times is Ibrahim Sangare of Toulouse.

Good defensive skill set, strong, quick, mobile, good reading, clean in the tackle, great passing range and very good dribbler. Strong all round midfielder.

3.) 13 Jan 2020 10:15:40
The midfielder that keeps catching my eye is Alex Kral who plays for Spartak Moscow. I have watched him a few times for his club and also for his country, each time he has really impressed me. Great technique, good passing abilities and his reading of the game is brilliant, can also get his foot in where it hurts as well. Definitely has a big future ahead of him, check him out if you can.

4.) 13 Jan 2020 11:05:04
I like the look of that camavinga player he looks unreal.

5.) 13 Jan 2020 22:02:26
Think Camavinga will go to Real sadly. Who knows the 'Ole will play the youth' card may work though .

6.) 13 Jan 2020 23:19:23
Canavinga looks years off having the physicality required for his position in the Prem and seems to spend most of his time on the deck.
Snap him up!



10 Jan 2020 18:02:13
Bruno Fernandes transfer could be announced any moment per Portuguese media.
Sporting's delegations are apparently negotiating the fee.


1.) 10 Jan 2020 18:53:51
Anyone reliable reporting this?

2.) 10 Jan 2020 19:08:38
Until he's holding up the shirt next to Ole I don't believe a thing anymore lol.

3.) 10 Jan 2020 19:11:58
Sports witness broke it down, every station in Portugal saying the same thing. Obviously Portuguese press can been unreliable, but there’s not many conflicting reports.

4.) 10 Jan 2020 19:20:58
We await an update from ed02 the only man we can trust 😉.

5.) 10 Jan 2020 20:27:14
Someone reckons Ferdinand has posted about Brunooooo.

{Ed047's Note - and the excitement builds! 🤞

6.) 10 Jan 2020 20:31:29
What rio say? . He maybe signed him on fifa, rio likes to game apparently 😂.

7.) 10 Jan 2020 21:11:01
Rio, what an idiot though 😂.

8.) 10 Jan 2020 21:14:01
Rolls Royce of a player. How I miss him and the brick wall that was vidic 😂.

9.) 10 Jan 2020 22:33:56
I feel sorry for that pilot, been sat on the tarmac at Manchester airport since August with Fernandes on board.

10.) 10 Jan 2020 22:38:27




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13 Mar 2020 08:15:40
Ed001, you were spot on regarding Ighalo's quality.
He has surprised many.

Three starts, four goals, one assist and two Man of the Match.

His overall gameplay such as hold up, first touch, strength, bringing others into the game were exactly what we needed.
Add to that he is a hard core United fan.


{Ed001's Note - does make you wonder just what you missed out on when you weren't able to complete the deal to sign him when he was at Watford. It was the collapse of that deal that saw his form plummet as he was gutted. Understandably gutted as his dream move fell through. I doubt he would have been seen as a one season wonder if the move had happened.}

1.) 13 Mar 2020 10:03:16
I'm starting to hope we can make his loan permanent. He is doing so well.

2.) 13 Mar 2020 09:57:32
I'm starting to hope we can make his loan permanent. He is doing so well.

3.) 13 Mar 2020 10:26:23
that is the sort of player you want at the club. well chuffed to be here works his socks off and puts others to shame.

4.) 13 Mar 2020 10:30:58
I’ve said it already but I’m more than happy to eat my hat on this one. The lad has come in and done excellent. I was worried he would take time adjusting back to the PL after playing in China. How wrong was I.

5.) 13 Mar 2020 11:53:00
He will get better still as I don't believe he is at 100% fitness yet.

6.) 13 Mar 2020 13:21:43
I know we all moaned a lot about LVG, but he did have a good eye for some players, some still being here. Ighalo would have been a good singing at the time and obvs he did try for Mane.



27 Feb 2020 05:14:26
What is everyone's view on Jack Grealish.
What will he bring to team? And what position will he play on the pitch.

Ed002 has said, Grealish is a clear target for the club.
I have not watched much of him at Villa.
But, I see many pundits raving about him and saying he should snub United for Liverpool etc, .

Several papers today are also reportng that the club is trying to close the deal sson.


1.) 27 Feb 2020 06:31:05
TRD, I'm not convinced by him. He has decent stats at villa. Bit of a diver and carries s bit of attitude also. Good player but can he make the step up? Who knows. He is talented and he does work hard at villa where he is the main man.
Dives a bit to easy for my liking i'm not sure if he would be a good signing or not only time will tell.

{Ed001's Note - does he work hard? He certainly doesn't track back much or press. That is a big part of their problem that he is just stood watching games for large periods as Villa don't have the ball and he is not putting in the work to get it back.

I fully agree with you on the diver bit, he is the 'most fouled' player in the league according to the stats. However if you actually look at the 'fouls', 99% of them are him throwing himself to the ground because he has run himself into a dead end and has nowhere to go. For some reason refs give him the decision, even though it is clear he is not being touched.}

2.) 27 Feb 2020 07:46:24
Reminds me of a slightly more consistent Jesse Lingard.
We need plays will play for the shirt. I'd stay clear of him.
Although in sure ED002 said that since we have signed Bruni that Grealish and Maddison were not longer targets.

3.) 27 Feb 2020 07:58:12
Tris is not a fan! I like him I like his swagger and I like his skills. He glides past players, sees a pass, and can score.

There are 2 clear issues for me. He doesn't work hard enough (which can be fixed) and the swagger I mentioned could morph into a Billy big boots attitude.

If he was joining the past United team full of leaders then I think they would have sorted him, this team I'm not so sure.

He will either let it go to his head or he will step up 6become a great. I'm happy to take the risk.

And I don't agree that 99% of his fouls aren't fouls, refs aren't that daft (sorry Tris) .

{Ed001's Note - are you serious? Refs are that daft, they are terrible. Did you not see the ones that have been given against Zaha? There was a piece about how opponents are ganging up on Zaha done in one of the papers. The 'fouls' referred to were shown on TV here and not one was a foul on Zaha. In fact a lot of them were him committing the foul and getting a free kick! Refs are terrible, just go back and look at the Lo Celso stamp if you still think they aren't that daft, then remember that the ref who was on VAR is now on FIFA's international list. So he is adjudged to be one of the best we have, not just in England, but in the world!}

4.) 27 Feb 2020 08:49:10

He is a big fish in a small pond. If he moves to a United he would be a decent player. We need top players with the right attitude.

I'm sure he and Lingard would love sending snapchats to each other over who had the best summer holiday etc.

5.) 27 Feb 2020 10:27:06
Grealish is a good dribbler, can play wide, but really seems best driving forward out of midfield. He certainly pulls defenders in, which would open up space for the pacier lads like Rashford, James and Martial. I see him working well against smaller teams along with Fernandes, with Fred or McTominay. Grealish and Fernandes offer different kinds of threat, but both can unlock a stubborn defence, and trying to defend against both at once would make it all the more difficult.

Against Bigger teams, I think Fernandes would take the lead ahead of Fred and McTominay, as he's already shown he's got a tenacious combative streak as well, and the three of them together should win back possession effectively, with Fernandes having the vision to create openings on the break. Grealish could take that place if Fernandes is unavailable, he's quick enough and could carry the ball forward and make openings, but he doesn't offer much in winning the ball back.

6.) 27 Feb 2020 10:33:17
comes across a bit like memphis when at our club; loads of promise but never hitting the mark. The lad has confidence in himself but think he would struggle in our team even at the moment when we are in transition. There are a fair few players before him in my opinion especially with the figures mooted.

7.) 27 Feb 2020 11:14:12
Has played most of best football for villa on the left wing where we have rashford.

If ole sticks with 4-2-3-1 bruno is the clear number 10.

If ole moves to a 4-3-3 we don't have anyone remotely good enough to play as the deepest midfielder with bruno and grealish ahead of them. don't kid yourselves into thinking fred or mctominay can do that role.

Plenty of other priorites ahead of grealish.

8.) 27 Feb 2020 11:58:24
Don't you think we should go for John McGinn instead of Grealish Ed001? Replace Pogba with Saul and we'll have have a very strong midfield, McTominay, Saul, Bruno Fernandes, McGinn and James Garner?

9.) 27 Feb 2020 11:58:24
Don't you think we should go for John McGinn instead of Grealish Ed001? Replace Pogba with Saul and we'll have have a very strong midfield, McTominay, Saul, Bruno Fernandes, McGinn and James Garner?

{Ed001's Note - I would say so, much better player imo and much better suited to United's need too.}

10.) 27 Feb 2020 12:14:58
For me it could go two ways with Grealish. I think he is the right type of No.10 we need, someone who'll drive forward with the ball from deep and draw defenders to him.

That said is he good enough? I don't think there would be half the hype around him as there is if he was French for example.

He is clearly talented, but does he work hard enough? I wonder if he is one of these players that are better suited to being the big fish in the small pond. Some players look great when at mid sized clubs, but lack something when at a big club. He seems to have the attitude to take the pressure and the spot light while at Villa. But to do that at a club like United, Liverpool or Chelsea you need to work really hard as well. Does he have that?

11.) 27 Feb 2020 13:29:24
I think he would be a very signing, really hope we get him.

12.) 27 Feb 2020 13:00:28

With regards to grealish not working hard or tracking back, could it be possible that he might have been instructed by the manager to do so. I mean if I am the manager and my player is not doing what I have asked to do, I would consider him dropping, isn't it?

{Ed001's Note - and who would you drop him for when you are in charge of Villa? He has never been good at tracking back or pressing, he just wants to be on the ball and pretend he is George Best.}

13.) 27 Feb 2020 15:51:50
What do you think of them midfield options Ed001? (Fernandes, Saul, McTominay, Garner, McGinn), got a bit of everything, well balanced. All hard workers but can actually play well aswell.

{Ed001's Note - certainly looks good on paper, the one worry would be that the two Mc's have been injured a fair bit this season, so maybe you could do with an extra body as cover. Especially with Garner being so young and inexperienced, he might well not play well right away.}

14.) 27 Feb 2020 18:39:28
I don't see why we're clamouring for grealish when we've just signed fernandes. Grealish best position is exactly where we should be playing fernandes. Much rather we focused on someone to replace pogba and matic.

15.) 27 Feb 2020 19:38:19
My bad Ed, never mentioned the cover players, focused on players who are good enough to be in first XI only. Matic, Fred, Pereira can step up in cup games or come off the bench to see off a win etc.

{Ed001's Note - ah ok sorry.}

16.) 27 Feb 2020 20:05:36
How are things Ed001? Must be looking forward to winning the, i can't even say it, but you get the gist? 😂.

{Ed001's Note - I am not ready to count my chickens just yet. Only when the trophy is lifted, by whoever it is that wins it, will I accept it is won. I know it may be silly, but so many things can turn a season on its head at the drop of a hat. I just think about the next game and take it one game at a time.

It is difficult to enjoy it when your team has thrown it away so many times before!}

17.) 28 Feb 2020 10:49:01
You'll be fine Ed, normal to be feeling how you are right now, 30 year wait coupled with a few very close title races but your time has come, not a chance you'll bottle it this time around. Hope we can challenge soon enough though 🤞🏻.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure you will be back at some point. Eventually.}



21 Feb 2020 04:26:50
Brandon Williams had a shocker. Good experience for the boy to learn from.
I understand the need to rotate. 2 days is hard to recover and we have another game in 2 days.

The game lacked quality until Bruno came on. He was on another level to rest of the players on the pitch.


1.) 21 Feb 2020 07:07:11
He's a young lad just playing too many games and in a very demanding position as that. Considering how Lingard/ Perreira having shockers throughout the season, it's not that bad.

{Ed047's Note - if posters didn’t go over board to start with it wouldn’t be so bad.

The guys young and needs time to see if he will actually turn into a quality player rather than labelling him as that in his first few games.

2.) 21 Feb 2020 09:40:58
TRD totally agree BW struggled but good experience for him in those conditions.

Cannot make excuses for Periera, Lindelof or Lingard they were and have been so many times this season simply awful. OGS I think knows this but with the squad so thin and so many games to play I do not think he has much of a choice.

I do however think that Ighalo looks like a tall Paul Ince:-)

3.) 21 Feb 2020 11:11:51
most of the team struggled last night, shocking performance against an average team.

4.) 21 Feb 2020 11:37:56
An average team that went 2-0 up at the Bernabeu only a few months ago, they looked like they had some quality to me, we weren't great and they aren't a great side but 1-1 and bring them back is an alright result.

5.) 21 Feb 2020 12:15:03
Agree GDS.

Am's goal was also good to see. Aggressive pressing from a throw in, afterburners and cool finish.

When I first saw it I thought their goal should have been a corner to us. We should be able to defend a goal kick though.

6.) 21 Feb 2020 14:51:25
Williams was awful, we should sell him as soon as possible.

7.) 21 Feb 2020 17:44:11
A winter break is good for the legs, but you can lose a little bit of match sharpness. I think the rotation last night had more to do with making sure a few of our squad players can blow out the cobwebs, give them some minutes, and hopefully if we need them in a few weeks time it means it hasn't been 5 or 6 weeks since they last kicked a ball competitively.

The side looked very disjointed, yet we got an away goal and a draw. So should have more than a decent chance of finishing off the tie back at Old Trafford.

Three weeks ago I would have said winning the Europa league was our best chance of getting into the UCL next year.

Yet now, with Bruno looking good and McTominay back soon, coupled with us beating Chelsea, Spurs losing all the players they can rely on to score, and Arsenal in utter disarray I think there is still too good a chance to get top four in the league to just give up on it and focus on the Europa league. Winning cups is tough, you only need one off day and your out. Add to all this that 5th might get UCL football if City don't over turn their ban or it only gets reduced to one season.

{Ed047's Note - Arsenal in utter disarray! 😂😂😂😂

8.) 21 Feb 2020 18:53:07
gds if they were that good how come they did not get out of the group then.

9.) 21 Feb 2020 22:30:57
Ed047, sorry I hadn't checked the table when I made that comment. Arsenal have drawn HALF there games and have only won one more than they lost, sitting in 10th placed. Your right Arsenal are having a great season.

I like Arteta, he seems like a nice guy. But he is an Arsene Wenger lite. You still have the same problem since Viera and Gilberto left, soft centered and fold when the going gets tough. I don't think Arteta is the guy to change that.

I guess we'll see.

{Ed047's Note - no worries mate, it’s not the first time you’ve got something wrong🤦‍♂️

It must be all of those 4 points ahead of us with the well oiled supremely coached and fabulous squad you have that let’s you get a little over excited. 😂😂

10.) 22 Feb 2020 14:46:02
Lol - shows how far Arsenal have fallen that you don't think you are in utter disarray just because you are within 4 points of Utd!

A decade ago that would have been a good return Ed, you might want to recallibrate your targets!

{Ed047's Note - I don’t need to calibrate anything DB I didn’t once mention we were having a great season, Shappy kindly introduced that into the matter. I’m not trying to kid myself how good or bad we are.

That I leave for you guys and United.

My actual point being, if we’re in utter disarray, what on earth are you in, one of the alleged biggest clubs in world football trying as usual to put others down because of your clubs utter ineptitude.

You are woeful fella, poor squad, even poorer manager who if memory serves me correctly, got Cardiff relegated!

But hey you believe the hype. 🤦‍♂️🤣

11.) 22 Feb 2020 15:05:54
Loll Ed047 is at it again.

I don't think anyone believes the hype around United apart from Shappy Ed.

We have been crap for the last few years yet we have won more then you guys have in the last 10 years.

Arsenal are a big club too and should be doing better then what they are.

{Ed047's Note - I know mate, I’ve never said anything other, we foundered under Wenger, huge mistake with Emery and now a few short weeks with Arteta who is a complete unknown.

The players are trying, things have improved, but certainly nowhere near enough and I for one know that and have never stated differently.

It just made me laugh, the state you are and shappy saying we are in utter disarray mate 😂

Also seemed to recall the utter disarray that is Arsenal beat the fabulously well coached United 2-0 last month. 🤣



18 Feb 2020 04:21:46
What a difference a good set piece taker makes.

Bruno hit the post from a free kick and then assists Maguire from the corner. There will be much more to come from Maguire from set pieces.


1.) 18 Feb 2020 08:32:02
To be fair Maguire has missed quite a few chances from set pieces this season, west ham and newcastle away spring straight to mind. He even mentioned it in his post match interview.

2.) 18 Feb 2020 09:20:20
DSG he missed a sitter at Arsenal too.



03 Feb 2020 11:16:51
Hi Ed001,
Do you rate Odion Ighalo and is he a good short term option?
I see many already bashing him without even kicking the ball.


{Ed001's Note - on form he was excellent and Man Utd wanted to sign him from Watford. However he is very inconsistent and often tries to do too much. If you get the on form Ighalo, then he will be a great signing as a short term loan, as I can't see him maintaining his form for long. The main worry would be that he puts in everything to win a permanent move and then coasts if he gets it. As a loan I don't really see him being a problem. He certainly suits a counter attacking style.}

1.) 03 Feb 2020 11:36:36
Thanks Ed001. Relieved to hear that.

{Ed001's Note - I think most people are just unhappy about bringing in a loan of any kind, as it is seen as something 'lesser' teams do.}

2.) 03 Feb 2020 12:55:45
At the end of the day, if he scores 10 plus goals then he has been a good signing. If not, he goes back to China. Martial is hardly making a case to play up top.

3.) 03 Feb 2020 13:47:20
The agent link should go unnoticed. Same at Cardiff he signed all his agents clients.

4.) 03 Feb 2020 13:58:49
i for one think we have done some good business this last window. Yes, we dragged it out for a bit but in the end we got 2 players who solve out current needs but don't drag us away from what the manager wants to do with the squad. ighalo could be a good loan even if begets and the initial signs from bruno are good.

5.) 03 Feb 2020 15:15:06
The way I see this Ighalo deal is simple. We needed someone, world class options and top targets were not available. So we either rhad to look at a cheaper option which would impact our ability to sign someone in the summer or a short term loan. Again not many world class players are available on loan. The last one I could think of was Falcao who struggle both with us and Chelsea. Nor do teams loan out a free scoring striker in good form in the middle of a season.

So our options were simple:

1, sign a lesser player for a "smaller" fee and not sign someone in the summer. (Josh King, 30m) .

2, sign a player on loan who is playing for a European side but is either out of form or has been a disturbance in the squad so their club is happy to get him off the books mid season. (Slimani loan from Monaco) .

3, sign a player on loan from a league that is not currently playing. This way the player isn't in good or bad form and the club might be prepared to let a player go when their league isn't being played. (Ighalo loan from China) .

4, sign no one and expect an 18 year old Greenwood to play 90 minutes of practically every game between now and the end of the season. while praying that Martial doesn't pick up another injury.

Out of the four options signing Ighalo seems like the best solution. Plenty can be said about the club allowing such a situation to happen. Lukaku should have been replaced in the summer when top targets would have been available. But considering where we were in January, I think the signings of Bruno and Ighalo (on loan) are about the best we could have hoped for. Plus Spurs did try and hijack the Ighalo deal so we aren't the only club to rate him as a good short term solution.

The only way the Ighalo deal could turn sour is if he has a storming 6 months scores 15 goals which convinces the club to sign him on a long term deal.

6.) 03 Feb 2020 15:47:22
First time he scores we'll probably sign him up on a five year deal . i mean we're dealing with the same geniuses who gave Moyes a six year deal, made OGS permanent manager at a time when there was no need to, sold Lukaku and did'nt replace him etc. etc. etc.

7.) 03 Feb 2020 16:24:36
First goal, and we’ll sell Rashford too.

Why do we need two players that can score a goal?

8.) 03 Feb 2020 21:48:16
Shappy if he scores 15 he deserves a deal why would that be it turning sour?
That doesn't make sense at all.




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15 Feb 2020 17:29:19
I too agree with Red Man here.
Henderson is showing a lot of promise at 22 and he is an ambitious lad.




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14 Feb 2020 09:02:57
Shappy, if we go for Jack Grealish, then Bruno will most probably play further behind alongside a defensive midfielder.
Therefore, we definitely need a RW.

As you suggested, Adama Traore looks like an absolute power house this year. Wilfried Zaha is another option.




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13 Feb 2020 04:44:37
Lewandowski still doesn't look like slowing down. So Werner moving to Bayern wouldn't make him a automatic starter possibly.

Also, if we go in for Grealish, I believe he may operate more advanced in a 3 man midfield alongside Bruno and McTominay.

Finally, if Sancho and Ziyech are striked off our list, I'm not sure who will be the ideal target for the RW role.




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05 Feb 2020 10:44:29
Won't be dissapointed with the above players leaving. The player that really should be shown the door is Phil Jones.




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31 Jan 2020 06:13:03
It has been a combination of both.
The players around him hasn't been good. However, his work rate and attitude has been questionable more often than not.

When we signed him initially, I was over the moon thinking what an upgrade he is over Cleverly, Anderson etc, .
But now hope we get a good fee for him and invest it on SMS or Saul or Ruben Neves.





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18 Mar 2020 18:26:11
Thanks Ed.
Promising player with lots of scope for improvement considering he's just 21.




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15 Mar 2020 06:06:58
He needs to stay clear of injuries by eliminating the rashness from his game.
Another player is Dalot who too has poor injury record.




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15 Mar 2020 06:05:39
The team spirit and togetherness is stronger than ever.
Lots of players looks to have improved.
More quality signings will push the average players out of the line up as we have seen Bruno ousting Andreas and Lingard.

After the next transfer window, we will get the clear outlook of Ole's squad.




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03 Mar 2020 11:28:40
Keane on De Gea's blunder:
"I would have lynched him! "




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03 Mar 2020 06:09:11
It's Gomez and Chong who are looking to leave.
Chong is amost certain to join InterMilan on a free.