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10 Mar 2024 15:52:08
United are apparently targeting a LB this summer, Luca Netz has been linked, 20 at Gladbach.

Is anyone else being watched or rumoured?

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{Ed002's Note - Luca Netz (LWB) Borussia Monchengladbach's versatile defender has been discussed with Chelsea. Other English sides have sent scouts.

1.) 10 Mar 2024 19:21:38
What about Kieran Tierney? Eds was there ever any interest about him from Utd? Always impressed me with his commitment and skill.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

2.) 11 Mar 2024 12:12:10
We are potentially looking at a new LB due to Shaw and Malacia being injury prone. I'm not sure chasing Tierney, another injury prone player, is the best idea.

3.) 11 Mar 2024 13:00:59
Thanks ed002! Chelsea have a good scouting department. Any others under consideration for Man Utd?

Harry Amass is well thought of but very young. Would be good to see him get some minutes and see where he’s at.

{Ed002's Note - Interest in the very versatile Devyne Rensch will leave with ten Hag. Miguel Gutierrez is well liked but he is likely heading elsewhere.}

4.) 11 Mar 2024 20:31:15
Thanks tor yr replies Ed.



19 Jul 2023 15:38:22
Hi Eds.
United and Arsenal had been linked to Molde’s Mannsverk in the past. Seems like a talent player.

Any interest in him now?

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25 Jul 2021 15:23:46
Varane deal apparently moving forward circa 45M done by the end of the week.

Good window so far, if true.

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1.) 25 Jul 2021 16:04:00
Where you see that?! Anyone reliable?

{Ed014's Note - back of a fag packet

2.) 25 Jul 2021 16:12:00
Bouhafsi, about as good as it gets for French.

3.) 25 Jul 2021 16:22:59
Excellent signing on paper. Experience at the very top level and has great ability to both switch play and bring the ball out from the back.

However, he's very quick for a centre back but still strong and is good in the air, those are the areas where we needed an improvement on Lindelof and Varane brings that.

4.) 25 Jul 2021 17:09:26
If we can sign Varane we will have signed the best CB currently available. Players like Pau Torres or Kounde might go on to become better players but right now Varane is one of the top 5 best CB's in the world.

He ticks every box for what we want from a CB. Strong, quick, good in the air, can play out from the back, great reading of the game, world class ability and he has won everything there is to win in the game.

If signed we would have a CB as good as VvD and Dias.

5.) 25 Jul 2021 17:36:20
It remains to be seen if we do sign him and whether he can perform in the Premier League.

I don't know whether he would be available but I would prefer Laporte or Koulibaly. The latter is a huge guy who might be best suited to the physicality of english football.

6.) 25 Jul 2021 18:53:30
I'm not a fan of Koulibaly he seems like a player who relies heavily on his physical traits but isn't a good reader of the game.

Essentially he's a quicker Harry Maguire.

7.) 25 Jul 2021 19:31:10
Agree with Shappy on Koulibaly and in the past 2 seasons his injury record is a concern.

Varane has won everything with France and with Real Madrid.
That winning mentality which he can bring is invaluable.

{Ed0666's Note - very true varane is a serial winner shame his records gonna gonna get tainted now

8.) 25 Jul 2021 19:59:22
Gonna Gonna, is that why you are Ed0666 instead of Ed066. Just like more of everything?

{Ed033's Note - Maybe, it's because he's a Red and a Devil. :)



14 Jul 2021 11:30:29
Rumours are cooling on Camavinga.
Apparently prefers a move to Spain or PSG (as Ed002 has said) .

Utd also looking to add a third signing after Varane.

I hope this leads to Saul.

Saul, Varane and Sancho would be a huge upgrade.

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1.) 14 Jul 2021 12:24:42
Well with Heaton and Sancho agreed, and with Varane or at least one CB looking very likely that gives us three signings.

I'd imagine a fourth will very much depend on out goings and I doubt it'll be a hugely expensive signing, probably around the 20-35m price range after spending 70m on Sancho and around 50m on a CB.

Could be a RB, or a CM.

2.) 14 Jul 2021 12:28:11
Heaton doesn't count.

3.) 14 Jul 2021 12:45:32
Heaton is probably a third choice GK. He is likely to never make a first team appearance at 35 similar to Lee Grant.
So I don't count him as a signing.

4.) 14 Jul 2021 14:08:41
Surely the price range of any potential third signing depends on outgoings?

Let's say 70m ish on Sancho and 50m ish on a CB. £120m looks like quite a lot, but if we were to sell, for example: DDG, Lingard, Bailly/ Lindelof, Dalot, Perreira and hopefully Jones, that could easily be 70-100m in sales, maybe even more if we're lucky.

Spending another 50-60m on a CDM type doesn't seem so unrealistic after that. Especially if we then move on Pogba, Fred or Donny.

5.) 14 Jul 2021 14:41:58
Shappy I agree that 20-35 m seems a good call but get the feeling it may well be that sort of figure to extend pp contract- do hope i'm wrong though.

6.) 14 Jul 2021 17:47:07
Of course Heaton counts, did Grant or Romero not count? Did Telles not count?

Just because a player is signed for a squad role that doesn't mean they don't count.

Also I wouldn't be surprised to see one of DDG or Henderson leave this summer, which would make Heaton our No.2 keeper. He might play more often than you think.

Thorne, I don't think it works like that. Maybe on FIFA you can sell players to bolster your transfer kitty. But in the real world both of the signings of Sancho and any CB we sign will have been calculated on a number of outgoings and a certain about of income.

With Varane or a similar 50m signing at CB that would bring our spending to 123m not including the substantial "agents" fees which for Sancho alone is rumoured to be in the region of 40m.

The club has never really spent more than 150m in one window, regardless of how much they receive from outgoing transfers.

Which means to match our biggest summer spend we would be looking at around 25-30m on any additional signings.

Considering all the financial pressures all clubs are under currently I highly doubt we'll see more than 150-160m in total spent.

7.) 14 Jul 2021 20:58:26
Isn't Saul off to Barcelona now.

8.) 15 Jul 2021 08:01:47
Grim that's what I'm hearing. With Greasyman going the other way apparently.

9.) 15 Jul 2021 08:59:49
I think the Greizmann/ Saul swap actually makes a lot of sense.

Barcelona have signed Depay and Aguero so have less of a need for Greizmann who has never quite fit in to that Barcelona side. While with Pjanic presumably on his way out and Busquests not getting any younger, a player like Saul makes a lot of sense for them.

Atletico on the other hands want to get Saul's large long term contract off the wage bill and are in need of a forward. Griezmann having previously been there ticks all the boxes with the comfort of knowing that he will be a success as he previously was.



13 Jul 2021 10:51:29
Any truth in James to Leeds?

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{Ed002's Note - Daniel James (LW/RW) may be lucky and get a loan. Leeds have asked for a loan with an option to buy. Will be available.}

1.) 13 Jul 2021 12:30:20
Sensible move for him. Looks like the club are betting on Diallo being a decent option of the bench. Atleast it ensures he gets some game time.

2.) 13 Jul 2021 12:46:51
I think James will improve under Bielsa who I think is an excellent manager.

3.) 13 Jul 2021 16:20:15
I like Dan James, he has the right attitude and can be a useful player. The issue is his game currently isn't diverse enough to play every week for a side expected to challenge for honours.

Rashford, Sancho, Martial and Greenwood will all be ahead of him. While Amad and Pellistri will soon be challenging, along with Elanga and Shoretire.

4.) 13 Jul 2021 16:57:38
He is still young and with a proper coach should improve a lot. I would loan but not with option to buy but option of first refusal if we later decide to sell.

5.) 13 Jul 2021 17:57:30
James is a winger with zero moves. Amad has far more potential.

6.) 13 Jul 2021 23:17:47
We can't just keep buying players someone has to go to make room for amad and sancho. Looks like Jesse and James will be the firsts that leave to make space.
If we sign a rb and a cb you will probably see tuanzebe and Dale make way while Williams will go on loan i'd imagine.
The squad is pretty much set then with the 2 real question marks over the will he stay or go pogba and keeper selection.
If he goes we will sign someone to replace him i guess.

7.) 13 Jul 2021 23:22:28
‘His game isn’t diverse enough’ is a polite way of saying he isn’t good enough Shappy, nothing about him suggests he ever will be. Good lad, works hard, puts the effort in defensively, as you say is not and will never be good enough for a team challenging for titles.

The media and pundit love in for him is unbelievable in my opinion, at the Euro’s he was being talked about like he had a stormer every game, whereas he just ran fast with no end product as always.

8.) 14 Jul 2021 08:04:11
Dan was excellent in the Turkey game, he just needs to develop his end product.

9.) 14 Jul 2021 12:38:08
GDS, he has explosive pace which is a huge asset, he also has a great attitude, works hard and is keen to learn and develop.

If he can develop his all round game so he is less of a one trick pony then he could be a very good player.

I don't think he has world class ability or potential. However, not everyone of our players needs to be world class. All our success over the past 30 years has been underpinned by hard working talented squad players who are able to come in a do a job but are content enough to not start every game.

I think if James can develop his game he could become one of those players. They are vital and rarely get the credit they deserve, but few teams win things without a few of them in the squad.




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04 Jun 2024 16:44:37
Who’s for a Portuguese summer? A total not happening but we’ve got some links and I’d think this would be kinda of funny.

GK: Costa - not sure he’s better than Onana but there’s links for a long time.
RCB: Silva - seems the top target now Scalvini is injured.
LCB: Ignacio - I’m pretty sure Utd are briefing Ignacio release clause to get the Branthwaite price down but a legitimate alternative.
DM: Paulinha - would be great.
CM: Neves - Bid rejected briefing is to appease fans. I think this and Silva are on.
CF: João Felix - Greenwood swap.

I’d happily have Cancelo too.

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1.) 04 Jun 2024 17:59:23
Some top players there UR.
Fingers crossed we get the 2 we are really looking for.

2.) 04 Jun 2024 20:45:13
Some good calls there Utd Road, I watched quite a few Benfica matches last season knowing how strongly we were linked with Silva and Neves.
Really hope we sign Antonio Silva, think he is a superb prospect and would be my No 1 choice for the summer, will be expensive but worth it.
He seems to have all the qualities needed to be a top centre back, his main attribute being his positional sense, he is always in the right place at the right time.

You mention Paulinha, guessing you are referring to Joao Palhinha of Fulham, excellent player, but are we not supposedly only going for players under 25 and he is 28.

Joao Neves, again I think he would be an excellent signing, a bit younger than Silva at 19 but has already been voted midfield player of the month 5 times in Primeira Liga. I know Shappy thinks that him and Kobbie are too young to play together, but I think they are both significant talents and would be a perfect partnership for quite a few years.

Have to say my dream summer would be Silva, Neves and Ronald Araujo from Barcelona at centre back. That would cover the centre back and central midfield positions with real quality and longevity as well.
Don't believe it will happen but hey, we all have our dreams.

3.) 04 Jun 2024 22:01:42
Well Erik reckons three signings transforms the team. I'd personally improve the spine from CB - CM - CF with three starters. I know we need RW/ LB/ ballboy and everything inbetween but reckon any from the above would fit the bill, even though I feel it'll be too costly. But we don't know the budget or who will leave, and we signed Pogba in an 'off' season out of the CL so who knows.

4.) 04 Jun 2024 22:51:47
Spenno, I think that the reality is that without significant outgoings then three signings are about what we can make. Firstly due to the cost, with PSR breathing down our necks we don't have the same freedom to spend like we have in previous years. Secondly, without players leaving then we won't have space for players to come in.

From what I can gather the club are looking at a CB, CM and a CF as the priority to replace Varane/ Evans, Amrabat and Martial who are all leaving the club this summer.

Without further sales we don't have space or money to bring other players in.

We'd like to sign Olise for the RW, but we currently have Sancho, Greenwood, Antony, Amad and Pellistri on the books. At least 2 maybe 3 or even 4 of them need to leave to free up the funds and make space for Eriksen.

Likewise one of Lindelof and/ or Maguire will need to leave to create the funds/ space for a second CB signing.

While the same can be said of McTominay, Eriksen, Casemiro and Hannibal. At least two of them will need to go for us to be able to sign a second midfielder.

The real tricky area though might be at fullback. With Shaw and Malacia's injury records we need a more reliable LB, yet we probably won't be able to sell either Shaw or Malacia given their injuries. While RB will depend on AWB going, yet there is a real lack of quality options at RB, with the few good options being very expensive. While Dalot's form this year probably means any RB signed would be a backup/ squad player.

5.) 05 Jun 2024 00:27:53
I’d love Frimpong to come in. Predominantly RB but he’s efficient anywhere on that side including up front and even CB.

6.) 05 Jun 2024 16:06:04
Frimpong at cb? Alongside martinez? It would be like a scene from Charlie and chocolate factory or wizard of oz with all the little people??.

7.) 05 Jun 2024 16:08:22
The home window not open for 10 days the intl window opens 1st July so I'm sure we will have a plan to move a few player's on and bring some in.



04 Jul 2022 22:13:46
Where do we expect Declan Rice to land? Clearly not signing a new deal, Utds first choice DM but no links. Chelsea seem to have moved on?

I’d be delighted if he’s in anyway an option.

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1.) 04 Jul 2022 22:49:14
In the London Stadium on August 7th.

2.) 05 Jul 2022 09:23:07
He'll stay at West Ham this season, next summer he might be available for a slightly more "reasonable" fee compared to the 150m West Ham are demanding this summer.

At which point Chelsea, Liverpool, City and ourselves are all likely to show varying degrees of interest.

3.) 05 Jul 2022 10:05:22
There you go it's official?‍♂️.

4.) 05 Jul 2022 13:35:51
To be fair, I think Shappy has got that pretty bang on Ken.

5.) 05 Jul 2022 15:50:16
2 Tom's do you think yeah?
City will try to replace Philips with rice so quickly for 100m plus?
Liverpool will try to replace fabhino with rice? For 100m plus
I don't think either will be in for him.
Why would his price fall is he going to have abad season?
I don't think it's spot on its a guess. Nowt wrong with a guess but best not to write it as a statement of fact then.



04 Jul 2022 22:11:04
I was looking forward to seeing Ronaldo under EtH and wouldn’t be surprised to see this happening still.

I can see the argument that Ronnie can be a hindrance to playing styles but overall he contributes far more than he takes away.

We’re very light on options up top and all the best CF are already signed, realistically Ronnie knows this and is playing his hand.

He’s known since March UCL was not happening and unless ETH expectations scared the sh! t out of him, why is this coming out now?

If he flushes out an offer from a UCL club he’s happy and if Utd accelerate spending he’ll be happy to take credit it he can’t find a club.

I would not be surprised at all to see him wearing the captain’s arm band on the first game of the season.

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1.) 04 Jul 2022 23:08:16
Ronaldo is one of the best strikers around. Do you see Lewi or Haaland or mpbape running back helping their defence? If he goes and we don't replace him with an excellent striker, we're struggling to be in top 6 because Martial and Rashford are not going to cut it.

2.) 05 Jul 2022 02:37:42
It’s not really about him running back and helping the defence AAA, it’s about him joining in the press on the ball and being in the correct positions, allowing team mates to take up their correct position. Last season on a number of occasions this didn’t happen, including in almost every big game. It would be silly to ignore the downfalls of having a 37 year old Ronaldo in the team as it would be silly to ignore all of the positives. It’s a conundrum, but as he’s leaving after this season anyway I wouldn’t be too bothered if he left and we started the full rebuild now, otherwise next summer we have the same issue.



23 Jun 2022 21:32:13
Would be delighted to get Tyrell Malacia.
Has some similar attributes to Evra and Cole but also has unique qualities.

Excellent coverage and challenger to Shaw and 1st choice Europa+Cups would be a good development plan.

I’d be surprised if we get Antony but if we do. this would again bring training up levels with these two against 1v1 daily.

Excited for to see how the season starts.

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1.) 24 Jun 2022 21:15:43
Well he’s off to Lyon.



09 Jun 2022 19:24:52
Darwin off to Liverpool.
Would anyone take a Top RW like Antony and have Martial as back up?

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1.) 09 Jun 2022 19:41:10
Just posted on another post something similar. If martial has no value in the market and EtH believes he can get a tune out of him I think it can work for season.
Obviously if someone offers a bag of sherbert for him then maybe we should consider.
Anthony would be perfect for year one of rebuild, trained in EtH style and works hard.

2.) 09 Jun 2022 19:46:57
Is anthony ready tho? i'm not. so sure he's may be to young and to soft for the prem now, we have seen before wingers that have come from holland for high fees and they have flopped

But he would prob be a improvement on martial, i actually really like the look of gakpo from but again he's young not built for the prem and is risky

Look at rafina from leeds, strong and quick and would cost less and has proven to be able to handle the prem.

3.) 09 Jun 2022 19:49:33
So how do you know that Amad or Pellestri will not work as hard and even maybe have more ability! You don’t, so that’s what ETH is hired for, to make that judgment… why spend xxx on a players if what you got as more ability and just needs moulding! Same for Sancho or Rashford for that matter.




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06 Jun 2024 15:48:51
Martinez is perfect just where he is.
I we just need a capable understudy so his minutes can be managed.
With Europa and Domestic cups a back up could get 30+ apps including league games.

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06 Jun 2024 13:24:12
Some days players work out some don’t Richarlison is a fine player and would be good back up at most teams. I’d take him over Gabriel Jesus.

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06 Jun 2024 09:49:25
I’d rather have Silva for that money! Plus get Neves and Inacio too while in Lisbon.

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06 Jun 2024 09:48:18
I’d like Shaw to stay for a few more years but not relied upon the same way.
If he’s managed he’s good for 30 games a season and has looked very solid at CB and LCB. Use for certain games, sub him and we got a great squad player with replacement prospect in Harry Amass and potentially a 1st choice option in a Ait Nouri or Kurkez.

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06 Jun 2024 09:44:59
Speaking of Richarlison I’d take him as a replacement for Martial.

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15 Jun 2024 15:17:03
I met Kev back 2006 World Cup. England and Trinidad game. He was mates with my Dad. He was a proper gentleman, very generous with his time until kick off, then he wanted to concentrate. He bought the whole bar a round after the game and called out the Crouch foul as it happened. There were other players there like Frank Sinclair (also a top guy) and Marcus Bent (no comment) - Kev spent half his time telling him to shut up and sit down ?. He was mega into music too. Really top fella, genuine and authentic.

Really sad news. RIP.

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12 Jun 2024 14:08:08
Good points.
It’s sounds like EtHs involvement in transfers is changing but perhaps Frenkie and David could be realistic.

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06 Jun 2024 15:51:13
Evans is a great 5th man.
Lindelof won’t be sold as he’s in his extension year. It will be difficult.

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06 Jun 2024 13:20:25
Xavi and Iniesta shared some similarities.
I’d back these lads to figure it out.

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20 May 2024 08:05:02
They’re going down harder than an Iranian president in a helicopter.

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