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17 May 2024 08:53:37
Ed002 good morning.
Are united considering Allegri for the head coach position?


{Ed002's Note - Not right now.}

1.) 17 May 2024 11:10:25
Tuchel confirms Bayern exit, surely going to be him now?

2.) 17 May 2024 10:45:27
Thanks 002. One more if you henge time.
Just wondering if there is any clubs showing serious interest in Greenwood or is he still considered too high risk in most clubs from a PR perspective.

{Ed002's Note - Mason Greenwood (F) Time to move on - offered to Lazio, Marseille and Atalanta but none seem to be biting. Turkey or the Middle East might provide permanent options. Atletico Madrid or Real Sociedad may offer an option but the fee will be too high for Getafe to buy, but they will try to find a creative solution or another loan. He is on the list of Michael Emenalo, but that may not suit the player. Agent wants him to move to Italy for a fresh start.}



01 May 2024 13:36:39
Good afternoon.
You have said that a keeper was on our list with Onana not quite working out.
Given the expenditure on Onana last summer do you see anyway that he might leave this summer?
Do you know if there is interest him from elsewhere?
I agree with the view that it's not worked out but I do fear being 'stuck with him for a bit due to the finances.
Have you any comfort to share?


{Ed002's Note - Andre Onana (G) Not worked out particularly well and could be offered to Michael Emanalo as Manchester United look to upgrade - but my feeling is that he will stay with competition from a new GK as Bayindir wants out and Heaton will be out of contract.}

1.) 01 May 2024 16:03:37
Thanks. I think the same. Hopefully we can get someone in to provide meaningful competition.
Heaton may get 1 more year I'm thinking with someone coming in to compete with Onana and not just play 2nd fiddle.

2.) 01 May 2024 17:28:07
I don't see him going. He's made some bad errors but I don't think he's anywhere near the top of the list of this year's incompetencies and ill fortune. His mistakes are just more glaringly obvious.

3.) 01 May 2024 18:43:31
Shaw there is an argument that he didn't have a solid line in front of him.
I still think the amount of basic positional or fundamental goalkeeping errors are too many.
Umo he cost us more goals through bad errors than he has saved us through saves he was not favourite to make.
But I think we are stick with him for at least next season unless a mad offer came in from Saudi.

4.) 01 May 2024 21:36:30
It may be a small point, but at the recent games I went to Heaton and Bayandir came out to warm up and did the usual goalkeeping warm ups. However Onana spent time controlling balls hit back to him and then he was hitting passes out to coaches on the halfway line. Strange that we don’t have a consistent method through all the keepers and Onana had such a warm up session, then gives goals away by doing this.

5.) 02 May 2024 08:40:24
Hard for any keeper to provide competition if they are not getting games to prove their worth. Any keeper coming in is just going to warm the bench for ETH mate. Cannot see anyone decent wanting to do that.

6.) 02 May 2024 09:20:42
With all the transition I can't see goalkeeper being high up the list of priorities this season meaning Onana will stay (unless they get a strong bid for him) with the club looking at back ups.

I have not been convinced and he has definitely gone through both good and bad patches. Unfortunately his mechanics are not what you would expect from a top goalkeeper, however you do not achieve what he has without being very good.

If he stays next season we could see a completely different player with a different approach and hopefully better more ball playing defenders. The defence this year has not helped him.



21 Apr 2024 13:50:05
Talk in papers this morning that eth might resign if not offered a new contract before the season start next year.
I think that would be for the best. Hoping there is some truth in this.


1.) 21 Apr 2024 16:45:06
I don’t know how the newspaper can know what he’s thinking. And I very much doubt he’s the type of man to play games against the club via contacts in the media. So most likely rubbish.

2.) 21 Apr 2024 18:49:27
Not really sure he’s in any position to negotiate his future.

3.) 21 Apr 2024 21:10:09
Wazza it came from Simon Mullock at the daily mail. He often gets briefed by SEG who are ten hag’s agents.

Either way- Ed told us a long time ago he may be offered the change to resign with a severance. So I’m not shocked to see such a report.

4.) 21 Apr 2024 22:13:50
I think it's very much in the cards caolan.
Did you not post Barcelona bayern and ajax were considering eth wazza?

5.) 22 Apr 2024 00:30:49
Ken no idea I don’t keep a log, but weren’t they all rumoured to be interested in ETH at some point?

6.) 22 Apr 2024 02:25:37
After yesterday’s debacle, I’ma go out on a limb and say that ENEOS won’t be offering him a new contract. Tbf though, I don’t think he’ll be all that bothered. There are plenty of circuses around these days, so it’s not like he’s going to be short of options after he leaves.

7.) 22 Apr 2024 10:34:18
He could do tik tok videos on how to look like a garden gnome and how to get an epl team playing like garden gnomes.
He could be a garden gnome influencer.

8.) 22 Apr 2024 17:48:19
He shouldn't even be on the shortlist to replace Fred the Red. Dead man walking.

9.) 22 Apr 2024 18:00:24
No managers resign nowadays they just await their pay offs and you can’t really blame them. But the decision already made months ago that he is gone, but this is just paving the way to hold his head up.

But like I said, no epl clubs will be fighting to get him, so that says all you need to know about ETH.




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18 May 2024 12:46:14
Foden named epl player if the year and palmer named young player of the year.
I would agree on both of those awards.
Fantastic seasons for both players and neither are even close to their peak yet.
Well done to both who have been exceptional.


1.) 18 May 2024 13:53:04
Not sure about Foden winning. He has had his best season, but think Odegaard has been more consistent and more important to Arsenal this year. Nobody can argue with Palmer, massively stepped up and took his chance.

2.) 18 May 2024 16:26:09
Palmer was a no brainer.
They funded that deal by selling us mount.
Which makes it even worse.

3.) 18 May 2024 16:54:10
The even worse news is that we paid via Klarna, so we've got a few years of paying for his treatment yet.

4.) 18 May 2024 17:13:16
I'm with you Danny, Odergaad for me, he has been fantastic and leads that Arsenal team.

5.) 18 May 2024 18:26:24
I can’t believe Antony was overlooked ?.

6.) 18 May 2024 18:50:52
MVP has been Rodri. Without him arsenal win the league, no doubt. People overlook these critical defensive positions, but city were dropping points when he was out, as soon as he comes back, they steam rolled everyone.

7.) 18 May 2024 20:08:43
I thought rice was player of the season, he has been outstanding.

8.) 19 May 2024 12:58:37
Rice or Foden for me. Either way brilliant to see an Englishman pick up this accolade.



14 May 2024 09:54:20
Injuries should begin to subside now so playes can prove themselves for the cup final and the intl summer tournaments like the copa and euros.
I think k Shaw will play a part in bot rashford also and probably martinez.
Bruno will probably be back tomorrow.
I've not seen much on maguire not sure if he will play before the final or even be ready for it.


1.) 14 May 2024 11:25:46
Shaw and Martinez will be a plus, rashford won’t add much if recent form is anything to go by. Hopefully with Bruno back too there will be at least some fight and passion about the team.

2.) 14 May 2024 15:37:53
Martial should be back so we are saved.



01 May 2024 22:53:23
Palace away is tricky right now. Not sure if anybody is back for this one.
Keeping our noses in front of Newcastle before they come to old Trafford would be a good confidence boost.
Not withstanding the problems a europa league campaign brings I'd rather be looking forward to those games than not be in it.
I see it as crucial for the players to have European football.


1.) 01 May 2024 23:22:27
Palace are playing really well. Full of confidence. A strong quick front three and with our weak defence andidfield we will do well to get a draw. Provided they beat Bournemouth Arsenal will beat us and with our players minds on the cup final I can see a good Newcastle team beating us to get into the Europa League.

2.) 01 May 2024 23:46:48
Not least for attracting good players in the summer. We also want to be in the position that a draw with Newcastle and we still finish ahead of others. can't afford to lose many more points this season, will be a big battle.

3.) 02 May 2024 06:11:55
If we play like we have been, both Palace and Newcastle will beat us quite comfortably. Same goes for Arsenal. I wouldn’t be too surprised if we lose our last four games before getting thumped by City.

4.) 02 May 2024 07:15:46
As I said in a previous post. Eze and Olise will tear out makeshift defence to shreds.

5.) 02 May 2024 08:10:20
I have to agree with redseven. That’s my feeling exactly.

6.) 02 May 2024 08:24:21
Should be a good game with plenty of goals at least.

7.) 03 May 2024 08:01:26
It’s a bananaskin for sure. Really hoping we can put some kind of form together to boost confidence going into this final and to make a fist of the ‘race for 6th’ (never thought I’d get excited by that! ) . Could even have a say in where the title goes v Arsenal.



01 May 2024 00:42:17
I'm going to stick my neck on the block and try to name 15 snr players who will be here next season on sep 1st.
Dalot Shaw malacia.
Martinez lindelof big willy,
Mainoo mount
Garnacho rasmus rashford.
So that's 12 plus 3 from whomever we can't sell. Plus hopefully a few youth promotions.
You could perhaps see maguire stay instead of lindelof.
I've not included Bruno and included rashford as that's what I think will happen.
So of that's what we are left with some crazy stuff has to happen.
Find buyers and homes for those on loan
Fernandez looks done
Hannibal vdb sancho and Greenwood. pellistri
A few promises there.
We then need to find buyers and homes for
Maguire / lindelof mctom casimero awb ericksen amad Anthony
More than a few problems there also.
Then there is the job of filling that painfully thin squad.
2 x gk
3x cm
1 x winger l/ r
Imo all bar 1 of the keepers all need to be capable of starting weekly.
If all of that takes place over the next 3 windows I'd be delighted.
It's totally impractical to expect it over 1 window given the restrictions and total restructuring of the management team.
So it will be a case of having to do what they can when they can but somehow improve what we have also.
It's a really cool project. It's not for the fainthearted and a wonderful opportunity for whomever they choose to coach. Be that eth or whomever.
It's a dream job.
Not without plenty of pitfalls and challenges but uts the opportunity of a lifetime imo for all concerned not just the coach. Wilcox and Ashworth too.


1.) 01 May 2024 07:21:44
Would have to take quite a few “hits” for most of that to happen Ken. But such a reality is needed.

2.) 01 May 2024 08:28:10
only guessing- maguire newcastle
awb palace in deal for elise
erikson brentford in deal for toney
casimiro saudi
varane saudi
antony struggling to get rid
as with rashford
bruno psg
lindelhof everton amad out on loan.
would be happy with that personally and i really think we will see a change in transfer policy with regard to getting shafted big prices as in the past.

3.) 01 May 2024 09:14:59
Let's hope the new negotiating team can be more ruthless than their predecessors. We've a history of overpaying and underselling (usually admittedly salary related to help the buying club) . If indeed Rashy and Greenwood are sold there's 2 x £100m players a couple of years ago now looking like £50-60m players. Sure there'd be much interest in both although all the top Prem sides look sorted on the left side in terms of Rashford. Chelsea?
Maguire similar. A decade ago he epitomised all a CB needed to be and Fergie would have had him. Jump forward to the version of football Guardiola has brought to the Prem and now everyone plays this high line. Villa would have been a shout but their line is higher than anyone's. Probably West Ham will come in again, although not all these CBs are going to leave.

4.) 01 May 2024 10:25:07
Evans is out of contract
Varane is out of contract
I'm suggesting we will sell one of maguire or lindelof.
So which ones do you not see leaving?
Are we giving new contracts to varane or Evans?
Do you think we will keep maguire and lindelof?

5.) 01 May 2024 10:56:57
I think the writing is on the wall for Varane and Evans, who may even be retiring last I read.
5 CBs seems a solid pool to choose from with Martinez and a new signing (Todibo? Branthwaite? ) with Maguire, Lindelof and Big Willy duking it out but I'm sure all will play plenty. As we've seen it only takes an injury or two and all a sudden the first choice pairing is out.

6.) 01 May 2024 11:20:44
So you don't think we will sell any cb. Interesting.
Thank God you won't be in charge ??.

7.) 01 May 2024 11:26:36
I think Jonny is retiring. Talk of him being considered for a coaching role at the club. He's a good, experienced professional, and a personable fella, so could be a good shout to work with our younger defenders.

8.) 01 May 2024 11:27:17
I think there is so much up in the air as to Manager, potential playing style/ ethos that the new structure will want to play, money available for transfers etc.
It could be that players we like are not going to fit and vice versa which makes it difficult to say who will be sold.
Personally I would like to see us retain Martinez, Kambawala and let the rest go. realistically we will need to retain at least one more unless we see another young player ready to step up.
We could be clever and look to bring in 2 CB's that be first team players with Martinez, then look at an older out of contract player that we could bring in as cover for a year (as we did with Evans) .

It could be we just retain Lindelof or Maguire as this cover player but I would like to think they have more desire at this stage of there career to go somewhere to play more.

9.) 01 May 2024 11:28:42
If two leave without being sold. what are you talking about, are you this obtuse?

10.) 01 May 2024 11:47:07
100% agree.
He would be a good influence around the club no doubt.

11.) 01 May 2024 11:50:24
Nothing to do with being obtuse spenno
You think we will not sell any of our cb that was a surprise to me.
I don't think we will retain all 4 still in contract. I'm surprised you do.
Perhaps it j it still your eagerness to disagree with everything with out thinking. ??.

12.) 01 May 2024 12:07:25
You're a difficult one Tumble. I don't come here just to be difficult and try to be a pain in the rear end like you seem to. I won't bother having an opinion on anything you bring up.

13.) 01 May 2024 12:15:50
Think Maguire stays til the end of his contract. On massive wages which I doubt he’ll reduce, ruling out most of European clubs. If Moyes departs WH in the summer their interest will likely go with him. Maybe Saudi but doubt he’ll want to go there.

14.) 01 May 2024 13:22:48
Fuser he may well do. Its up to him really. He may want to play more.
Let's be honest if it were not for injuries he probably would have played a lot less this season.
The new manager might rate him higher who knows.
Either way I'd say one of maguire or lindelof will leave.
Maguire has 1 more year and we have an option to extend by a year so there are lots of options.
I think maguire will make his mind up based on likely playing time. If he feels he will get it he will stay I agree with you.
He has good character even if he is not Fleet footed?.

15.) 01 May 2024 13:27:45
Spenno if that's the way you feel that's suits perfectly. I won't be doing likewise.
I don't consider people not agreeing with me to be a pain in the arse, you won't agree with most people on most things. That's OK in my book.
If you put up arguments or opinions that folk disagree with have your say debate your corner.

16.) 01 May 2024 13:51:06
Spenno, I agree. He can start a row in an empty room. Obtuse is his middle name. PITA.

17.) 01 May 2024 14:35:33
Agree with Spenno and Fizz. Pain in the arse is right. Spenno don’t stop posting because Ken has nothing better to do than cause arguments. It’s like trying to have a conversation with the left-curved class clown who would start an argument in an empty box. Every thread ends up the same way.

18.) 01 May 2024 15:05:29
Wazza it's very simple you don't like people who disagree with you. Too bad.

19.) 01 May 2024 15:19:54
Keep it coming I love it?.

20.) 01 May 2024 17:49:38
It’s nothing to do with that Ken, nobody is bothered if you have a different opinion. Every thread ends with you belittling someone. There’s no need for it.

21.) 01 May 2024 18:39:45
Well said Spenno, Fizz and Wazza.

Ken 'obtuse' Tumbleweed, take some time out buddy.

22.) 01 May 2024 18:37:43
Like calling someone a pain in the arse, great to see you at your hypocritical best.
Don't be offended there is no need for it.

23.) 01 May 2024 20:20:10
I'd rather not jimbob. I really do appreciate your touching advise. I'm happy out. Looking forward to a good summer some good footie on going to 6 or 7 games at the euros all is sunny in my garden. Little or no worries thankfully.



30 Apr 2024 09:43:11
Looking ahead to the cup final and erh's last match in charge.
He does have some selection headaches ahead of him.
Hopefully martinez and Shaw can make it and get a couple of games in before that.


1.) 30 Apr 2024 11:37:13
Is this the part where someone dares to respond with a difference of opinion?

2.) 30 Apr 2024 12:11:28
You’d think with Monday night football, stick to the football and all the punditry Ken would be posting less. Great effort.

3.) 30 Apr 2024 12:54:33
Spenno, I think they both have a chance of being fit. I read both were back in training not sure how true that is.
It's a tricky call to make on either but both are likely to play a part in summer for their countries so I think they will want to prove themselves before that.
I think we have a chance in this cup final and don't think it's a foregone conclusion that city will wallop us.

4.) 30 Apr 2024 13:59:16
I daresay that Maguire may have even endeared himself to Utd fans in reccent months. We can debate his quality (or lack of) all day, but he's risen to the challenge in the latter part of the season. If he leaves, someone will be getting a decent player in my opinion.
I agree the final needn't be a foregone conclusion. Depending on how the league goes City's heads may well drop like Liverpool's have. I just wish we had even a few players in some kind of form. Massive few weeks coming up that could affect everything.

5.) 30 Apr 2024 14:27:41
Maguire has his strengths imo. Good in the air and a danger in auxin set pieces.
Comfortable on the ball but slow and ponderous and his passing is not progressive enough imo.
Good pro with a good attitude.
If he wants to stay and see out his contract we'll and Good but he will be a bit part player I'd imagine and they may not suit him as he has more to offer the right team.

6.) 30 Apr 2024 14:42:25
Supposing the new manager you crave actually wants to keep him!

7.) 30 Apr 2024 15:01:04
Then he stays no skin off my nose. The manager will make those decisions and I'll support them.
Same as if the new management team keep eth. I'll support that decision. They know better than I do.
I couldn't care less who the new manager is or what players they want. I can't influence it in anyway and won't prejudge anyone.
There are a couple I'd rather it not be but if it's one of them I'll be giving 100% support anyhow.

8.) 30 Apr 2024 16:23:11
If Southgate gets the job then Maguire will get a new contract.

Honestly Maguire is poor and isn't anywhere near being a top CB. If he played for another club we would be ridiculing then for the amount that was spent in purchasing him.

Whislt he has played better he won't help take Utd to the next level. He is a limited CB.

9.) 30 Apr 2024 16:31:41
Maguire has improved because our defence is playing so deep he doesn't have to worry about what's behind him.

He has to leave because of this, if we want our defence to be able to step up and play a higher line so we can press/ counter press then we can't have a massive gap in behind our midfield.

He may have been better, he may be professional, he may be good on the ball (though he's ridiculously slow and it's clear what he's going to do) . In the end it doesn't matter we can't have a back up player where we have to change our entire style to accommodate them, we need 4 players who can play that higher line.

10.) 30 Apr 2024 18:53:48
Spenno ???.

11.) 30 Apr 2024 20:19:01
How has Maguire improved? We are shipping goals for fun what world are you living in.

12.) 30 Apr 2024 23:15:01
Wonder if Maguire could be used in front of a back four as a defensive midfielder?

13.) 01 May 2024 09:54:26
Salford will you stop it.
Madman ?????.




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24 May 2024 15:33:23
Bolger I'm not seeing get lots of stick.
If a good offer came in it would be considered i'm sure.
Lots of reasons to keep him lots of valid reasons as to why offers would be considered.




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24 May 2024 11:07:41
Sounds like a good deal to me to jimbob. Good future proofing by the sounds of it.




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24 May 2024 11:06:16
Caolan I remember the Liverpool fans saying the same re couthino.
From a business perspective I can see the merits in cashing in now.
I agree with oakbark it very much depends on what the vision is and who is implementing it from a head coach perspective.
It will be a strategic decision not one based on emotion or sentiment.
There are strong arguments for keeping him but also for selling him imo. One of the more difficult conundrums as there are compelling reasons for both sides of the coin.




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22 May 2024 18:31:57
BBC reporting it too but I'll keep the champagne on ice until its confirmed by the club over the next couple of weeks.




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22 May 2024 13:14:06
Legally yes bren morally no.
Wallace is on the money imo.





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30 May 2024 21:53:22
Deano I don't need to rely on a football team doing anything to have a great weekend. I'd say all my weekends are great united winning or losing any game would not affect any weekend one bit.
It's a game and really win or lose a few hours after the game its done for me. The only interest I have is in the next game. I understand some like talking about it for weeks each to their own.




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30 May 2024 17:48:31
Well Jose is our most successful manager post fergie after all.




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30 May 2024 17:47:29
I think top 4th and no cup would be mediocrity ports. But domestic cup and 8th won't cut it.




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30 May 2024 17:44:21
Exactly Mr dingle. Anything less is a poor season imo.




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30 May 2024 17:42:16
Top man for the funnies.