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16 Feb 2021 22:11:49
Hi Ed
Is there any plans for a new contract for OGS or do the club have a successor in mind.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any decision being made.}

1.) 17 Feb 2021 10:00:49
The club tend to not make decisions like that until the end of the season. In Ole's favour there is no obvious replacement, all the established managers look quite settled, leaving only an up and coming manager where you are taking a chance.

2.) 17 Feb 2021 09:49:24
Well the club will not pay to release a manager from their current contract so probably best looking at who is currently unemployed.

Fortunately Big Sam has a job now, so we could be looking at Tony Pulis, Nigel Pearson or Eddie Howe. However, if Gareth Southgate leaves the England job after the impending Euro's then expect his name to be in the frame.

3.) 17 Feb 2021 14:42:57
Shappy so more of the same I guess. We can't be so generous of letting everyone have a crack at the job.

4.) 17 Feb 2021 18:51:23
usual candidates are bound to be mentioned in the tabloids. wonder if naglesman could be in the mix.



24 Jul 2020 19:40:48
Hey Eds any truth in Coman either on Loan or permanent?

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{Ed002's Note - I understand a third party has suggested Coman as an option to Sancho and Ferran Torres.}

1.) 24 Jul 2020 21:00:22
Interesting thanks Ed.

Out of curiosity, in your opinion who is the better player out of the 3? I’ve never seen Torres play and, if I’m honest, haven’t seen great deals of Sancho.

{Ed002's Note - They are all young and are each different - Sancho would be the easiest fit, Torres could be difficult.}

2.) 24 Jul 2020 21:03:02
Ed002 is he a cheaper option so to speak?

{Ed002's Note - Yes he would be.}

3.) 24 Jul 2020 21:42:45
Ed002 how to rate coman in comparison to Sancho?

{Ed002's Note - He is behind the curve.}

4.) 24 Jul 2020 22:56:00
Coman burst on the scene and never kicked in. He’s had 2 big clubs already and not made a lasting impression. That’s all we need to know.

5.) 25 Jul 2020 06:04:19
Eric, The bigger issue with Conan is his constant injuries which are the major reasons for him not being able to make a "lasting impression" at all the 3 big clubs he has played for. I don't think a move to the more physical league would help his injury issues.

If he could stay fit I am sure he would make a good impact.

6.) 25 Jul 2020 08:18:06
Could say the same about Phil Jones.

7.) 25 Jul 2020 08:39:54
Not many players have PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich on their CV by the age of 24. He clearly has a huge amount of talent. He does prefer to play on the left which doesn't make him an ideal alternative to Sancho as we are looking for a right sided player.

However as Deependra has pointed out his injuries have stopped him from progressing as he should have done.

Last time we signed a talented but injury prone player from Bayern Munich it ultimately didn't work out so well.

Potentially great player, but not quite what we need and his injury record is a huge concern.

Steer clear I'd say.

8.) 25 Jul 2020 10:33:25
To my point above. No thanks - we carry enough sick notes as it is. He should go to a less physical league.

9.) 25 Jul 2020 13:46:36
If we sign coman, our first choice front 3 would still be rashford, martial and greenwood which i have no problem with.

10.) 25 Jul 2020 10:44:37
Just as an addition for you guys. I think he's already stated he might retire from football if he gets one more serious injury.
Personally, I wouldn't want my club getting him at this point. He looked a great talent, but never really kicked on.



24 May 2020 12:35:56
With what we have minus Pogba, Rojo, Jones, plus:
Saul, Sancho, Grealish
(Or similar level)

Next summer
Haaland, Koulibaly
(Or similar level)

Raul Jimenez, Ighalo etc signings will support and add depth. Good direction of travel.

With excellent prospects in Greenwood, Garner, Laird, Mengi, Hannibal with Levitt, Williams too. It is fair to say we need better planning for a path to the first team but there’s some quality depth there to challenge the first team.

Utd are well placed with or without Ole. Better prepared than for a long time. If they can solve the football management side out even better.

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1.) 24 May 2020 13:08:26
Avoid Koulibaly. He is nearly 30 now amd would cost near £100 million. If you spend money like that one player, he needs to be a lot younger than he is for it to be worthwhile.

2.) 24 May 2020 13:42:55
One of the major aspects that might play a part in dragging the club out of the doldrums is our academy.

Potentially we could name a side like this: Henderson, Laird, Mengi, Bernard, Williams, Garner, Levitt, Mejbri, Ramazani, Greenwood and Hoogewerf

Of which only Greenwood and Williams could say they are already established in the first. While we also have academy players like Tuanzebe, McTominay and Rashford in the first team squad.

Now obviously not all of those lads will make it at the club, but there are quite a few with a really good chance of making it as at least squad players some as first choice players. Henderson, Williams, Tuanzebe, Garner, Mejbri, McTominay, Rashford and Greenwood could all be first choice players within the next 2-3 years. While players like Laird, Mengi and Levitt also have a good chance of stepping up into squad roles.

That gives the club a great platform to work from. Add to that players such as DDG, AWB, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Bruno and Martial who could well be key first team players for the next few years at least. Then the core of a very good squad is there.

2 or 3 top class additions this summer and we have the makings of a league winning side. But more due to the quality coming out of our academy more than anything.

3.) 24 May 2020 16:31:15
Which 2 or 3 signings would they be Shappy, that could see us win the league next year?

4.) 24 May 2020 17:33:19
Sancho and Saul would be game changers for me.
Both so good with possession and on counter.

You can see what type of play we want to go forward with from the type of targets.

5.) 24 May 2020 19:43:47
Mad hatter totally agree re Koulibaly. He is a very good player but he is nowhere near the quality of Van Djik or Laporte. Must be younger and better options. I would be tempted to let Bailly have a full season.

6.) 25 May 2020 12:58:25
Mumbles I didn't necessarily mean win the title next year. My point was more that we would have so many quality young players that we wouldn't necessarily need to sign too many more top players to have a squad capable of winning the league, we would just need some of our players to reach their potential.

In three years time a front three of Sancho, Greenwood and Rashford could arguably be the best in the league if not Europe. While Henderson looks like the best English keeper, and we still have DDG. AWB has the potential to be one of the best full backs in the world, and is probably already the best 1v1 defender. While we have players like Bruno, Fred, Maguire who'll be 28-30 and in their primes, players like Shaw, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly, McTominay, James etc who'll be in their mid-twenties, and young players who might be stepping up to being first team regulars such as Mengi, Laird, Williams, Garner, Mejbri and possibly Bellingham.

So if we sign Sancho, a top young DM, and a top young CB this summer then we will have the core of a great squad that shouldn't need too many other players brought in to complete it. Maybe just a squad player here and there or someone if one of the younger players doesn't work out how we hope.

7.) 25 May 2020 21:22:10
Yes I would agree with all that Shappy. I'm very excited for the future of our great club I must say I think we are in great shape. The foundations are all there and we just need to sprinkle it here and there but we definitely have a strong spine coming to the side. It's been a slow process but I do finally see things falling into place. I just can't wait for things to be back to normal to finally go to the game again.



29 Jan 2020 15:13:06
Hi Ed002 would you happen to know who are the forward players Utd are looking at for January? It would seem they’ve cast a wide net with rumours of Silmani?

Also are some of these random names due to the third party working for Utd checking in on availablities?

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{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer about the timings of transfers but can tell you where I know of some level of interest. Aleksandr Sobolev is the only one of the original players that the club were considering buying that cannot be discounted as the others have moved or are not moving right now. The club have, with Spurs, Burnley and RBL, taken a look at Vedat Muriqi but I cannot see him moving this month.

1.) 29 Jan 2020 18:07:15
*searches Sobolev on YouTube.

2.) 29 Jan 2020 19:16:30
Just did. Sign him up! :)

3.) 30 Jan 2020 07:29:28
Would he brake his nose to score a goal?

4.) 30 Jan 2020 23:58:58
Big, burly looking lad, with an awareness of where the goal is in tight positions. Looks the type who would, UR.



23 Jan 2020 17:54:34
Just heard Utd have been asking around a lot for high profile players but are getting flat out turned down due Ole and lack of strategy.

Only one coming up could be Dembele in Summer.

Big fallout with Andreas and most of squad. Gomes related and who is now willing to stay but wants time.

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1.) 23 Jan 2020 18:23:31
No surprise there we are hardly an attractive prospect, poor on the pitch, clueless off it.

2.) 24 Jan 2020 12:53:00
Utd Road, do you mean Moussa Dembele from Lyon or Ousman Dembele from Barcelona? I am assuming the striker from Lyon. The rumours make sense that some players say no, given our current situation. And if this fallout means that Andreas sits and Gomes gets more of a chance, I am all for it.

3.) 24 Jan 2020 16:28:03
Moussa - Ed002 has said we have interest along with a Chelsea I think.

Summer deal only is what I read.

Apparently there’s big issues in the dressing room a lot of it stemming from Young being sold, amount playing time Andreas gets over Gomes and others. Martial has been one of the most vocal and said it to Ole.

Utd seems as joke and to be a right laughing stock to a lot of players now.

4.) 24 Jan 2020 17:26:47
We won't attract stellar signings with ole in charge . He is now coming out with Cantona quotes, can't build a roof first, without foundations crap, sure he reads of a script. We won't sign any players untill the new manager comes in the summer, because we can't carry on with this puppet being in charge.
Sad times at this club, glad Chelsea are crap too, or we would be 15 points of top 4.




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14 Feb 2021 23:55:09
I think Maguire's issues are lack of confidence in De Gea and the fact De Gea sticks to his line and rarely comes out.

Henderson offers vocal organisation, comes for crosses and sweeps up.

Starts at the Keeper.

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{Ed047's Note - so it’s De Gea’s fault that lump is a bang average defender. Nice!

1.) 15 Feb 2021 00:58:06
I'd say it's a factor 100% he looks like a better lump in front a Pickford and that's saying something.

2.) 15 Feb 2021 01:48:11
Thats ridiculous. De Gea is the established world class keeper for several years who suffers from Maguire and not the opposite.

3.) 15 Feb 2021 02:13:38
Utd road.

Maguire is an abysmal defender. At one point DDG wad world class. Maguire has never been nor will he ever be world class.

Perhaps DDG has finally succumbed to playing behind a shoddy defence after all these years.

Henderson does deserve a run in the team. To defend Maguire and place the blame the blame on DDG for his poor performances is ridiculous. He reminds of a bouncer in a nightclub the way he man handles the opposition at set pieces.

Let's face it. Leicester pulled our pants down and pushed a pineapple so far up a d then laughed all the way to the bank.

4.) 15 Feb 2021 06:02:46
Sign a proper defender and not this oompa loompa and watch how the team does! We shouldn't we have signed Maguire. I can't believe we got rid of Smalling who was a bad defender but was still twice the player Maguire is.

Imagine ww had rhe chance to go for Dias and we thought he waa expensive and ended up wasting 100 mil on Maguire.

I want to know what they take at United.

5.) 15 Feb 2021 06:47:11
People always point out the 2018 World Cup as the turning point in De Gea's career, and say that he has been poor from then on.
But from what I can recall, DDG has never in his entire international career looked assured, settled and top goalkeeper for Spain. However he had always recovered his form when playing for us.

Now I don't know if people remember but after the 2018 WC, there was a big change in our defence. We added Maguire for a world record fee. From then on DDG has not looked his old shelf, and our defence had a never looked calm and assured. Is it a coincidence? Did DDG bring down Maguire's game (which I personally think has very rarely been anything better than average) or has Maguire brought down DDG's game (which at one point was the best in the league/ world)?

6.) 15 Feb 2021 08:15:32
Utd road let's hope everton buy him then pal.

7.) 15 Feb 2021 08:27:40
Ive sair it befor3 since Maguire joined DeGea has strted to making mistakes.

When you u have a dodgy defence infront of u then you are bound to make mistakes.

8.) 15 Feb 2021 08:56:26
Maguire plays too deep and close to the keeper.

The keeper has been a reliability.

Maguire hasn't been much better.

Ones a bigger issue than the other.

The fact Lindelof has cost us multiple goals and is weak AF is also a bigger issue.

So jump on Maguire? He's not great but the best defender we have.

9.) 15 Feb 2021 10:50:20
Utd Road,

Bailly is the best defender we have. He changed the dynamics of the team when he plays. The problem is OGS loves the axis of lindelof and Maguire.

10.) 15 Feb 2021 11:47:38
Our defending is just comical. None of our CB's fill me with any confidence.



14 Feb 2021 11:08:50
Hope we see Henderson in net today.

Im not sure he's better overall than De Gea in terms of ability but in terms of adding to the team I think he's miles ahead.

He comes of his line - this helps Maguire and should dissuade the back line from dropping so deep when in possession but also coming for crosses is again something he offers.

He speaks - I think the whole back line lacks a talker and have someone organising them.

He also came through with Rashford, McTominay and Tuanzabe.

Not sure what we can do with DDG but I don't see him as anywhere near reliable or consistent.

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1.) 14 Feb 2021 11:35:53
Played 120 minutes mid-week and kept a clean sheet. Playing West Brom today. I think it makes sense. Newcastle next as well, so it could be a good time to give him a domestic run while playing DDG in the Europa.



04 Feb 2021 19:31:51
Anyone think Fletcher will have had any impact yet? Apparently a very good tactical coach.

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1.) 05 Feb 2021 07:09:45
Only time will tell.

2.) 05 Feb 2021 10:21:56
It's hard to tell, we don't know what impact he has had on a tactical or a coaching level.

Having a great tactical mind is one thing, the ability to really understand football on a tactical level and be able to read the changes during a game and react to them.
Being able to get those ideas over to the players, to inspire them, to educate and imprint those tactical ideals on the players, so they can follow out those during the game is another entirely.

3.) 05 Feb 2021 10:48:54
Depends if he is listened to and brave enough to dissent from Ole.



31 Jan 2021 11:52:21
Couple of observations from me:

Harry Maguire is all over the place positional, sits too deep and causes us more problems than he solves. He offers no recovery pace and in my opinion part of the reason DDG looks all over the place as Harry is always on his 6 yard box.

Lindelof is good with the ball but weak on headers and recovery.

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1.) 31 Jan 2021 12:33:18
At set pieces he reminds of a bouncer ina nightclub trying to push people out if the way to break up a fight.

2.) 31 Jan 2021 14:47:09
So what you're saying then is that neither Maguire or Lindelof look like defenders good enough for a top side?

The sad thing is that they are still the best we have. Bailly occasionally looks good, but is still a little rash. While he can pull a hammy in his sleep.

Jones and Rojo are barely footballers at this stage.

Tuanzebe looks decent when he plays, but is young and inexperienced and slightly injury prone as well. He actually reminds me a lot of Wes Brown, a naturally talented defender, good on the ball, strong, quick and good anticipation/ reading of the game. Yet someone who struggles for consistency due to constant injuries that are also threatening to detail his development.

I'd gladly ship out Jones, Rojo and Bailly without batting an eyelid. None will ever be good enough or fit enough.

I think we need to sign two CB's as neither Maguire or Lindelof are good enough. They should be squad players at best. If Tuanzebe can prove his fitness he'd be third choice behind the two new signings but ahead of Maguire and Lindelof.

3.) 31 Jan 2021 15:25:43
But you had no problem with Maguire even knowing that he will cost 80+ millions Shappy and you came here saying that althought he is not world class blah blah blah. Now all of sudden he is a squad player at best? Yoh can't have your cake and eat it.
The problem with such transfers is that its not a t-shirt that you will go and change it if it don't suits you. You are going to live for many years with slab head because we "marry" our golden players.

4.) 31 Jan 2021 16:22:04
Tuanzebe has been awful when played apart from the psg games.
He has completed about 7 games in 2 years. Do me a favour. Not kicked on at all. Never been fit for 4 years consistently.

5.) 31 Jan 2021 16:52:56
Herrera, I was actually one of the few who said we shouldn't sign Maguire back when we were linked with him. I said we could get better players at half the price.

However, once signed I got behind him as much as I can. Unfortunately the truth is simple, he isn't good enough to be a key player in a title winning side.

Simply put Leicester with very few signings in other areas of their squad look a better team with either Soyuncu or Fofana (two young players) than they ever did with Maguire. What does that tell you about Harry?

Unfortunately when you sign a player for 80m it's not easy to move them on, so we will likely be stuck with him for a while yet.

6.) 01 Feb 2021 09:26:13
Unfortunately we have six central defenders, none of whom are convincing.

If it was up to me I'd sell the lot and start again.

I might be persuaded to give Tuanzebe and Bailly a run of games to see if they can stay fit and develop some consistency but I'd be doubtful if they could.



22 Jan 2021 22:16:25
What are people thoughts on the Liverpool asthma story?

Tldr: the won't win the league as the players need to cycle off inhalers to protect long term health. Same as city dropping off last year and same as cycling. 60,% of Lfc have asthma Vs league average 12%.

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17 Feb 2021 19:51:43
+1 deeps.

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20 Jan 2021 14:58:34
Hey ed thanks for the details and the f-wittery that goes on at Utd doesn't surprise me.

Any news on Youth loans?
Pellistri has been mentioned.

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{Ed002's Note - Teden Mengi (CB) A January loan is possible. QPR have spoken with Manchester United. Pellestri may get a loan. Diallo will stay with U23s for now.}



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01 Jan 2021 19:55:01
Thx Ed and HNY

Qq what’s the plan for Mata and Matic?

Looks like a lot of outgoings, the club need a plan.

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{Ed002's Note - They will talk to Mata and have already agreed a new contract with Matic.}



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19 Sep 2020 08:59:42
Coming into panto season.

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

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

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

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19 Feb 2021 08:47:58
I think the inconsistency comes from consistently selecting and in balanced team.

Henderson > De Gea
Bailly > Lindelof

Those two changes really add a lot to the overall balance.

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18 Feb 2021 20:50:14
Verified accounts and AI blocking racism.
Pretty easy imo.

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16 Feb 2021 22:18:12
Ed says don't talk about money so let's park that.

So with that out of the way and 18 yo kid moves to a new country and has spent 4 weeks settling in, been in the match day squad and will make his debut sooner than later.

He's also tore it up at U23 despite not training with the team.

We had to wait (for different reasons) for Rooney's debut.

Fingers crossed Amad bags a hatrick in a European debut.

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15 Feb 2021 08:56:26
Maguire plays too deep and close to the keeper.

The keeper has been a reliability.

Maguire hasn't been much better.

Ones a bigger issue than the other.

The fact Lindelof has cost us multiple goals and is weak AF is also a bigger issue.

So jump on Maguire? He's not great but the best defender we have.

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15 Feb 2021 00:58:06
I'd say it's a factor 100% he looks like a better lump in front a Pickford and that's saying something.

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