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01 Apr 2020 15:05:14
Hi Ed002,

Hope you’re staying well and using your Gentleman Adventurer skulls to keep yourself busy during lockdown.

A few days ago, you kindly replied to my post about Juventus offering players in any Pogba deal. Media outlets of various repute are speculating that De Light might be used in a deal to take Pogba to Juventus. Would Juventus be prepared to include MDlL in any deal and would he actually want to leave and come to United?

Thanks again



{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any offer of MdL to Manchester United by Juventus. He has had a difficult start but has been growing in to his role at Juventus and I am not sure that he would be open to what would be a significant step down for him.}

1.) 01 Apr 2020 15:23:26
Wow, that was such a quick reply, thank you!

Bitter pill to swallow about being a step down at the moment but hopefully won’t take us long to remedy that.

Thanks for all info, gratefully received!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 01 Apr 2020 16:30:16
Its not really a step down though is it Manchester united will always be a bigger team than Juventus. Sure they're winning the league every year but haven't done it in europe for a number of years. I'm sure with the team we seem to be building United will be back in the champions league and competing for the top honours.

3.) 01 Apr 2020 18:51:11
In footballing terms man utd is a step down. they are not close to competing with solskjaer and won't for years to come under current leadership. Juventus took over Utd a while ago, and they are 1 of the few legendary european sides with utd so even if utd were at the top it would always be a sideways move rather than up to utd.

4.) 01 Apr 2020 22:02:54
How young are you?

5.) 02 Apr 2020 05:08:28
How does being young or old have anything to do with this?

De Ligt plays for a team that is challenging for titles in italy and europe, even if you are optimistic utd are atleast 2-3 years away from challenging for epl and then will need further investment to challenge for CL alongside the league.

For any player going from city, Juventus, Barcelona, madrid and psg to utd will be a step down. That's the reality of things, accept it don't be like liverpool fans going on and on about historical greatness of the club, that means zilch to a player, he isn't going to be playing for fergie's utd.

6.) 02 Apr 2020 22:50:05
Nelly when asking somebody something it would be best to add their name.



29 Jan 2020 11:41:58
Hi Ed002,

I appreciate this is a speculative question about United’s future transfers and, despite your superhuman knowledge of the football world, you don’t Have a crystal ball but, if Fernandes does sign for us (as an attacking midfielder presumably), would United still be looking to sign a similar AM such as Maddison or Grealish in the Summer, or is that position now taken and they’ll focus on other areas of the midfield, such as a defensive midfielder?

Thanks for any info you might have!


{Ed002's Note - Assuming he signs that removes the need for Maddison or any other AM.}

1.) 29 Jan 2020 15:12:30
Thanks as always for your time Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 29 Jan 2020 18:23:11
Exactly ed, now we move for b2b and defensive mids 👍.



27 Jan 2020 07:53:37
Morning Ed002,

Hope you’ve had a restful weekend!

Reports speculating in the media that Sporting waiting for other bids for BF as well as United.

If true, mind you mind disclosing who they might be?

Thanks loads as always

as well as United.


{Ed002's Note - As I have previously explained about Bruno Fernandes, and ithout dipping in to too much detail, an ex-Manchester United employee has been tasked by a third party with talking directly with Bruno Fernandes regarding his thoughts on the options of other clubs that will be approached in regards to him. There are no other bids at the moment that I am aware of, but other clubs will be approached.}

1.) 27 Jan 2020 10:27:43
This deal isn't happening is it?! Amateurish as already detailed by Ed002. Think the club are just dragging it out now to create the illusion of trying. A whole month negotiating without actually any compromise, embarrassing.

2.) 27 Jan 2020 11:31:01
Thanks for swift and detailed reply Ed002!

3.) 27 Jan 2020 11:34:26
Same old, same old.

4.) 27 Jan 2020 15:20:07
You know the spin the club are going to come out with WE WERE NEVER IN FOR BRUNO .
The truth is the club don't want to give Ole 50 million to spend, When they have every intention of sacking him in the summer. They would rather the new manager has a pot full of money to piss up the wall again. Our club is funnier than the one on Phoenix Nights.

5.) 27 Jan 2020 16:37:39
If they don't want to back Ole then why come out and say it. Give the guy a chance and get him some reinforcements through the door.

6.) 27 Jan 2020 17:39:48
Here here.

7.) 27 Jan 2020 18:15:40
Exactly what I was thinking. Leaks will probably start Wednesday, we were never in 4 him, Thursday club focused on summer, Friday we are targeting x y and z. Heard it all before, come the summer there will be a whole new set of excuses when we fail to land our targets.

8.) 28 Jan 2020 07:58:14
Jam tomorrow.



20 Jun 2019 16:48:02
Another youngster’s name being linked with United: David Brooks

So, is Ole trying to emulate Class of 92? Fergie’s Fledglings?

If so, what name will they take in the media?

Solskaer’s Starlings?

Gunnar’s Groupies?

Ole Gunner’s Runners?

Solskjaer’s Sproutlings?

Have to be better than Pogba’s Ego.


1.) 20 Jun 2019 18:36:32
“Gunnar’s Groupies. ” Oh dear. That’s all sorts of wrong.

2.) 20 Jun 2019 18:37:38
Perhaps your over analysing all the players were being linked with.

Judge him on how the team performs next season.

3.) 20 Jun 2019 20:39:26
Ole's baby faced assassins if we're targeting young players.

4.) 20 Jun 2019 21:01:00
Could be

Ole's nursery tots.

5.) 20 Jun 2019 22:42:18
Solsktars. I’ll get my coat.

6.) 20 Jun 2019 23:11:17
Solsjaers Stuttering stumblers.

7.) 21 Jun 2019 09:36:17
Cole's gonners.



04 Dec 2017 14:18:12
Hi Eds,

Apologies for speculative nature of the question but, if Real Madrid do indeed sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018 (even as soon as January) do you think RM will still try to sign David DeGea?

Many thanks for any info you might be able to provide.


{Ed002's Note - No, I they would not have a need.}

1.) 04 Dec 2017 18:23:30
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to reply Ed002!

{Ed002's Note - I was on a train so I had time.}




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15 Jan 2020 10:44:58
With Solskjaer today saying core of a future squad is already in place, a possible team in a few years might look like the following (including Fernandes as only transfer in) ;


Wan Bissaka



Plenty of potential there.

Just needs a Sporting Director to implement a professional football-driven structure on the club.

Guess we can dream.


1.) 15 Jan 2020 11:37:44
With Levity, the team should be flying.

2.) 15 Jan 2020 11:40:09
Lol, curse the duties-correct!

3.) 15 Jan 2020 14:27:06
We could do with some levity alright.



11 Jan 2020 11:19:17
Just to pour fuel on the rumours about Pochettino taking over in the Summer:

Sounds like we are close to signing Bruno Fernandes, a player Poch wanted in the Summer.


1.) 11 Jan 2020 11:52:20
Very tenuous.

2.) 11 Jan 2020 11:53:53
We also started stocking the toilet with 2 ply quilted toilet roll. He was after that at Spurs but Levy would only buy the 1 ply.

3.) 11 Jan 2020 12:01:15
Love it Mumbles.



12 Aug 2019 10:39:31
Thought another positive from match yesterday was potential emergence of McTominay and Maguire as leaders on the pitch.

Both were seen conferring with each other throughout the match and at the end. Maguire was marshalling the defence, particularly Shaw, and McTominay urging the team to keep focusing even after they’d scored a couple.


1.) 12 Aug 2019 11:58:30
Be careful Wallace calling Maguire a leader.

2.) 12 Aug 2019 12:03:29
Shame mctominay chose to represent Scotland. Could have been the driving midfield force for England in a year or two. Really has come on leaps and bounds. Goes to show hard work and professionalism pays off, few others in the squad should take note.

3.) 12 Aug 2019 12:33:01
I'm delighted he chose to represent Scotland as we're brutal and need all the help we can get.

I feel more sorry for McTominay having to play alongside the likes of Grant Hanley and Barry Bannan.

4.) 12 Aug 2019 12:33:21

You obviously care more about England than I do, I am glad he will get the summer's off every year and give himself chance to stay fresh and be the driving force is our midfield.



09 Aug 2019 09:34:08
Surely those responsible at United must now sit down and reflect upon their dealings in the transfer window, as any good business must.

And surely a sensible business would look at the models of competitors to evaluate and improve their own practices.

You would hope they would look at Man City: they identified a weakness in their squad and moved quickly and professionally to fix it (Rodri and Cancellao) ; or Arsenal, who knew what they needed and moved to dirt it all out, though maybe not quite as slickly as City.

You would hope that they would reflect that, if you don’t pay the money, you don’t get the player (Msn City seem to always pay up or meet the release clause) - or otherwise start to be seen as a bully by others, maybe even approaching Daniel Levy’s reputation.

Bit you get the feeling that those responsible are square pegs in round homes, more business men than football grounded. Perhaps like having a ruthless businessman in charge of a country who has no political savvy and the chaos that causes.

And you would hope that they would conclude that a Director of Football is desperately refer to join all the dots together, through all the teams and contexts at the club.

Now, I can see that they want to change strategy from getting in mercenary older players to bringing in younger players who will form the basis for a solid future, but surely these are clever people who can see that more needs to change at the club if they are to achieve sustained success in the future?


1.) 09 Aug 2019 09:55:38
City don't always pay up and are actually quite disciplined in the market when it comes to the big money acquisitions. How do you think we got maguire, fred and alexis sanchez? City walked away from all these deals because they thought the players were overvalued.

Also its much easier to address their very minimal weaknesses, competition for fernandinho and competition for walker.

The problem for united is that they had so many weaknesses to address, probably up to 5 or 6 and that was just the optimistic and positive fans lol. It was always asking too much for the club to do that in one window and also get rid of the players surplus to requirements.

Weve done well to get a quality right back and a centre back who is better than what we had in some quite key areas. Dan james seems like a punt or pet project for ole so i will reserve judgement on him.

As for arsenal addressing their weakness, is a 32 year old david luiz really that good a signing. If we did that we would have been accused of panicking and thinking short term. Tierney is a promising player but it is still a huge step up he has to make. Ceballos is a tidy player but will be back at madrid in a year in all likelihood. Pepe was very good last season but it is still a lower level and small sample size to go off.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 10:10:06
There maybe ok with the 3 signings?

3.) 09 Aug 2019 10:49:07
Arsenal's signings are all risky, whereas our signings will slot in straightly.
One thing for sure is the academy lads will feature often.

4.) 09 Aug 2019 11:00:23
Surely how successful a transfer window a club has had must come at the end of the season when the players signed can be assessed on their performances?

A players quality is surely measured by performances and not the fee paid for them or who other clubs bought?

If we finish 3rd will everyone say this transfer window was a failure?

5.) 09 Aug 2019 11:13:12
I appreciate that we’re still building but maybe having solid foundations will enable the end product have a greater integrity.

6.) 09 Aug 2019 11:38:47
Imagine if we had signed Luiz instead of Maguire, not sure people would be saying our window was better then!

7.) 09 Aug 2019 11:53:54
Luiz is a much better player then Maguire.

8.) 09 Aug 2019 12:04:09
Im not maguires biggest fan singh but that is the funniest thing I've heard all week. Always good to start the weekend with a good joke.

9.) 09 Aug 2019 12:19:05
Well you will know who is the better player in a years time.

Maguire has played for Leicester and has only been bought for 80 mill becuase he is english and clubs know that we are desperate.

I have never been Maguire's fan and never will be as he is Smalling and Jones Version 2.0 and slightly better.

The biggest joke is that we spent so much money on him and didn't go for Milenkovic or Dias.

We finally got a defender but got the wrong one and Luiz is a much better player having played for PSG and Chelsea and he can actually defend not run around like a headless chicken like Maguire and will end up losing the ball because Maguire thinks he is a midfielder but he needs to concentrate on defending first.

10.) 09 Aug 2019 12:30:53
Its great to know that you will never be a Maguire fan . And he hasn't even kicked a ball for united.
Red whiskey
I agree it put a smile on my face as well.
Along with the fact Luiz actually defends and doesn't run round like a headless chicken and think his a midfielder . Which is probably Luiz biggest issue.

11.) 09 Aug 2019 12:49:25
Singh your joke made my day. Luiz can actually defend? lol.
He is an absolute liability.

12.) 09 Aug 2019 13:22:47
Difference of opinion mate. I just have very high standards and wanted someone better then Maguire.

I actually think Maguire was bought to replace Fellaini's height in the box as that is one thing he is good at which is heading the ball.

85 million for heading the ball wow just wow!

Maguire is just as clumsy as Jones and Smalling.

I would love to be proved wrong and wish Maguire the best of luck at our club but i just don't see it happening.

13.) 09 Aug 2019 13:52:06
Maguire to replace the wig 👍.

14.) 09 Aug 2019 14:41:07

15.) 09 Aug 2019 15:46:56
Singh, what you smoking? You got your hands on that medical grade stuff?

16.) 09 Aug 2019 16:01:29
Luiz is an awful defender.



16 Jul 2019 21:02:37
What with Lukaku departure looking more likely, any inside info or any thoughts on who United should replace him with?

Remember Ed002 mentioning Sebastian Haller, but looks like he’s on his way to West Ham.

Ed also mentioned Steven Bergwijn, but also suggested he might move elsewhere also.

Ed also mentioned Lewandowski as an ideal replacement for a year but surely wouldn’t happen

Guess he might put faith in Martial to move to CF but he hasn't got a great track record in this position.

Maybe also Mason Greenwood, but not sure if he’s ready yet.

Not sure which forwards are available and could do a good job for United.

Possible names might include:

Icardi (though seems high maintenance)

Moussa Dembele (has done well in France)

Krzysztof Piatek: AC Milan

Timo Werner: RBL

Was sim Ben Yedder: mixed reviews about attitude

Guess there’s always OGS!


1.) 16 Jul 2019 21:32:34
Some good options you’ve put there Wallace. It seems rashford is first choice and I hope he steps up but I have my doubts whether he’s a 20+ goal a seasons striker at the moment. Martial can be but his off the ball movement and workrate is atrocious. It’s actually embarrassing. If he put in half the work rashford does he’d be first choice, especially with his finishing.

I am a massive fan of piatek and I think he’d kill it in the premier league. If not him, Dembele or Werner would be my shouts. But we don’t seem to have interest in Werner. Dembele would be worth a punt.

2.) 16 Jul 2019 21:53:38

3.) 17 Jul 2019 01:49:58
I don't think he will be replaced.
Sanchez and martial can provide cover at cf.
Lots of people think martial would be better through the middle.
In a 60 game season rash won't start many more than 40 so that's 20 games up top going for someone to stake their claim to rashfords position.
Right side is a concern but awb will make a big difference there.

4.) 17 Jul 2019 01:44:19
Wasn’t there chat about Justin Kluivert at one stage too.

5.) 17 Jul 2019 08:05:11
Werner would be my personal pick.

Only 23 and has lots of talent. Fast and strong so will fit in well in the Prem too.

He is also known to be a big admirer of Manchester United and has said he would love to play for us. Also 1 year left on his contract I believe.

6.) 17 Jul 2019 08:20:59
Martial is a forward but I'd always played in the wing. It's unfair to judge him as a forward when he plays as a winger.

His work rate though is clearly lacking at times. Like his attitude aswell, it could be and should be better.




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01 Apr 2020 15:23:26
Wow, that was such a quick reply, thank you!

Bitter pill to swallow about being a step down at the moment but hopefully won’t take us long to remedy that.

Thanks for all info, gratefully received!


{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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30 Mar 2020 13:57:42
Thanks Ed002, hope you’re staying well.


{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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30 Mar 2020 13:56:47
I read that he has the potential to earn 400k per week including bonuses; not sure what his basic would be.




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29 Mar 2020 22:32:57
Hi Ed002,

Thank you as always for the insights you are able to provide.

Further to the thread about any deal involving Pogba would require United to accept a player as part of the exchange: if Juventus are interested in taking Pogba, would United be interested in taking any of their players in return - any names in particular? I've read rumours from click-bait sources of Dybala and Pjanic being offered to United as part of any Pogba deal, but your insights and knowledge are the only sources I would trust.

Many thanks for any info you have time to provide.


{Ed002's Note - They have many players available. Panic and Costa have been of interest to Manchester United in the past.}



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16 Mar 2020 18:47:15
Thought-provoking argument Shappy but perhaps the main reason the Euros etc would dictate the agenda would be financial rather than for the good if the respective leagues which, after all, is the bread and butter of each country’s FA and without which there would be no lucrative International football. In other words, the leagues are the lifeblood of football and must be given priority.





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10 Mar 2020 10:40:33
Have read that he’s got many things distracting him off the pitch, can’t be easy for him to cope with it all.

Think it’s time for him to ha e a fresh start somewhere else.




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03 Mar 2020 10:39:25
Chong not good enough, dwells on the ball and too lightweight.

Have to assume Gomes not doing enough in training to earn his chances.

Garner should go out on Loan.




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02 Mar 2020 10:17:02
Resurgent under a world class coach.

Maybe one day.




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09 Feb 2020 08:27:01
I would guess Pogba. Lingard, Martial and Chong most unsettled/ affected by off pitch matters.

Let them go.




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08 Feb 2020 08:35:10
Won’t go for him now got Bruno.

Midfield recruitment will probably focus on Declan Rice now.