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14 Mar 2021 20:48:34
Hi Ed do you have any further info on the links to Hakan Calhanoglu? I believe he is out of contract this summer?

I recall you saying a while back that his agent would prefer a move to England.


{Ed002's Note - Hakan Calhanoglu (AM/LW) Player wants a new contract - Milan will oblige if agreement can be reached over his wages - and it may depend on what happens with loanee Bahim Diaz. Atletico and Juventus have asked his German-based agent if a move is possible for them. The agent remains keen on the idea to try the player out in England or Germany but may have to accept staying in Milan - which I would expect to happen.}

1.) 14 Mar 2021 21:25:18
Thanks for your quick reply Ed 👍.



11 Jan 2021 14:09:13
According to Fabrizio Romano.

TFM looks to be off to Leverkusen.

Boubakary Soumaré and Max Aarons continue to be scouted.

Ole has said don't expect any more incomings in January, but 2 or 3 could leave.


1.) 11 Jan 2021 14:46:29
TFM needs a fresh start. He certainly won't be missed by the fans as he has hardly featured for the club. His loan spells in the EPL have been and blighted with injuries. Hopefully it works out for him.

Hopefully Rojo, Romero and Jones get moves.

2.) 11 Jan 2021 17:00:38
The rest may well get moves, but I’m not sure we could give Jones away tbh 🤣.

3.) 11 Jan 2021 19:56:26
I live in hope.

4.) 11 Jan 2021 20:21:41
Tfm refused the new contract offer. Willams a far better player imo so its good all round. Not much off the wage bill. He was the worst paid in the squad at 18k a well reputedly.
Rojo romero and jones cost a combined 12m a year plus so it would be a nice wedge to save for players that make no contribution.
Id like jesse to get a move for his own sake. Nice lad and a real 100% type of guy. He will make a good player for the right team.

5.) 11 Jan 2021 20:59:10
Ken I think Lingard would do well somewhere like Villa. They are a hard working team. Lingard isn’t at the level we need but nobody can fault his work rate on the pitch. Be good to see him get regular starts for someone after he scored some important goals for us.

6.) 11 Jan 2021 21:04:34
There is a huge list of players the club need to move on. Romero, Rojo, Jones, TFM, Andreas Pereira and Lingard are the ones who desperately need to go.

Romero is the only one who is close to good enough and we still have two better keepers than him in Henderson and DDG.

Then we have a group of players such as Bailly, Shaw, Matic, Mata, James, Pogba, Fred, Martial, Cavani etc.

Players who are either getting older and will soon need replacing, don't want to be here or who it is questionable about them being good enough.

I wouldn't worry too much about TFM.

7.) 11 Jan 2021 21:58:32
Shappy i wouldn't say we have two keepers better than Romero. Henderson maybe will become better and i wish he becomes world class. But i don't feel safe with him in goalposts, i felt always safe with Romero, he was always solid.

8.) 11 Jan 2021 22:03:49
Don’t get too carried away with Henderson Shappy. He’s not looked convincing yet. He seems over eager to please. Romero is certainly the better goalkeeper, for now.

9.) 12 Jan 2021 00:37:27
Agree on hendo. Ddg has dropped a level but still I have more peace of mind with him than hendo. He should have got another loan really.

As for jesse he’s lovable and he’s been through a lot, he’s a decent squad player but I wouldn’t begrudge him looking elsewhere for starting berth. Time will tell.

10.) 13 Jan 2021 17:48:33
Thank goodness TFM has gone. Nothing made me more angry than when we sent him on to ‘save the day’ in the semi vs. Sevilla. Good riddance.
Agreed that Lingard to Villa would be good for both parties. 50m plus Lingard for Grealish. One can dream!



07 Dec 2020 15:52:32
Ed002 with Raiola today quoted as saying it's over for PP at Manchester United, can you tell us if a deal has been agreed for his departure?


{Ed002's Note - There is nothing formal in terms of an agreement - this is no more than confirming what has been known for some time.}

1.) 07 Dec 2020 16:32:06
OK thank you Ed, have a great week.

2.) 07 Dec 2020 16:37:15
On the eve of our biggest game of the season, this joke of an agent comes up with this.
Now, the rest of the season will be speculation about Pogba's departure.

3.) 07 Dec 2020 17:00:48
Perfect timing for Raiola, Pogba has been out of the team for a while, and as such his profile will drop a little. So now Pogba plays and scores at the weekend, his stock and profile have risen, United have a big game tomorrow and the Manchester derby on the weekend. Focus is on United and Pogba, so for Mino this is the perfect moment to put it out there that Pogba is available, the January transfer window opens in little over 3 weeks time.

Ship him out, play Donny in midfield and let's be rid of this circus.

4.) 07 Dec 2020 17:02:12
The rest of the season will be that way regardless TRD, it's been that way since he arrived. But you're right about the timing, it's not ideal but then it never is.

5.) 07 Dec 2020 17:56:49
He can take lingard and Martial with him.

6.) 07 Dec 2020 18:37:56
Not sure one goal raises his stock. Pogba's issue, much like Ole's is consistency. For me Pogba is more a luxury player that compliments an already outstanding team. We bought him to lead our team, which it turns out he was never capable of achieving. Shame as he has all the attributes except the most important one, mentality.

7.) 07 Dec 2020 21:24:16
Mad hatter any room in that suit case for rojo jones and bailly.

8.) 07 Dec 2020 22:29:52
What club is going to pay the money we want for him?

9.) 08 Dec 2020 07:05:56

We would end up having to pay a fee for "excessive baggage".



10 Oct 2020 07:24:45
Hi Eds can I ask if United are still looking at Sarr or Brooks while the domestic window is still open, or will that be it for this summer?


{Ed002's Note - I would think it unlikely.}

1.) 10 Oct 2020 12:12:17
Thanks for the quick reply Ed, have a good weekend.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

2.) 10 Oct 2020 13:55:36
Where would they play or even play? We have signed two wingers. With Cavani, martial and Rashford can play on the wings aswell.

ED002, I take Ighalo will leave and go back to China in January?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any other option at this tiem - he could be offered to MU at a vey low price.}

3.) 10 Oct 2020 19:07:07
Which wingers MH? Are you talking about the kiddies who have signed for the U23s?

4.) 12 Oct 2020 09:14:16

Yea I am. At the end of the day those youngsters will be out future, well hopefully. Sarr is if a similar age to those youngsters.



04 Oct 2020 12:29:16
An improved offer for Telles has gone in according to Sly.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 12:55:46
And rejected.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 12:57:18
And been turned down.

3.) 04 Oct 2020 13:25:36
It’s taken 3 weeks for this to be the offer 🤷‍♂️.

4.) 04 Oct 2020 13:58:24
I think we will get this one done, after failing on Sancho

Possibly a RW

Yes we need a CB and DM but we were never going to sign that many players in 1 window. Considering the number of youngsters we’ve signed I don’t think that’s a bad window at all if it pans out.

5.) 04 Oct 2020 14:20:29
Wazza I think that's pretty much how it will pan out. I think we might get Ismaila Sarr next week before the domestic window closes on the 16th.

6.) 04 Oct 2020 15:46:13
I think so too Shappy, and I understand the frustration due to not bringing players in earlier, but those players will improve us for the rest of the season.

7.) 05 Oct 2020 22:26:58
And been rejected. £14.6m apparently against the valuation of £22m. Just get it done.




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17 Mar 2021 18:43:04
Eds can we have a poll please?

De Gea is back and is in the travelling squad for Milan. Seems to be split on here as to which keeper we should be starting.

Who should be United's Number 1 for the remainder of this season?

De Gea


{Ed033's Note -

United Keeper poll

1.) 17 Mar 2021 19:15:35
Wazza good shout that haven't had a poll in a while
Could we do another poll as well.
With united currently in the fa cup, europa cup and 2nb in the league does he deserve the sack.

{Ed033's Note -

Sack Ole poll

2.) 17 Mar 2021 21:10:41
I voted no jred, to add some balance 😂.

3.) 17 Mar 2021 21:42:43
Wazza 🤷‍♂️.

4.) 18 Mar 2021 09:26:19
63% think Henderson should be number 1 til the end of the season.

67% think Ole should remain in the job.

Similar numbers, I wonder if they are the same people.

FWIW I voted Henderson and no.

5.) 18 Mar 2021 09:31:58
So it looks like Henderson should be our No.1 and Ole shouldn't be sacked.

{Ed077's Note - is the question should Ole be sacked right now?}

6.) 18 Mar 2021 09:52:19
Wazza the percentage of votes was similar the number of votes different.

7.) 18 Mar 2021 12:37:39
Correct jred, it would be unrealistic to expect the exact same number of voters on each poll. That's why percentages are important in data.

8.) 18 Mar 2021 12:46:23
Wazza to answer your question, given the above I think its doubtful its the same people.

9.) 18 Mar 2021 12:46:33
Cheers ed.



15 Mar 2021 08:21:25
Another fairly lacklustre display but it's also another clean sheet. Who would've thought with Vic and Bob in defence.

That all but secures top 4. I don't see how we throw that away now so it's time for some of our younger players to gain PL experience. Shoretire, Amad, Williams and Henderson should be given plenty of game time ahead of next season.

If Cavani is leaving I'd like to see Mason start every league game as the central striker until the end of the season. Greenwood offers a lot more than Martial and I don't see what benefit we get from Cavani starting in the league when we can keep him fresh by playing him in the cups.

Speaking of which, a massive week now. CL next season is almost secure and we are still in two cups. We have to win one of them to show we've genuinely improved.


1.) 15 Mar 2021 08:38:57
Wazza, we are over protecting both Centre Backs with two defensive midfielders. If we are to challenge for titles, we need Defenders who can defend 1 vs 1.

Top 4 is all but secured imo.

I was astonished why Ole didn't make a single sub.
Rashford clearly looked knackered in the last 15 mins. He is just back from injury and therefore needs protection.
Amad was an obvious choice to bring on.

2.) 15 Mar 2021 09:21:11
Rashford was out on his feet and needed subbing.

But look at the bench who would you have brought on?

With the game finely poised at 1-0 the only attacking options we had was Diallo and Shoretire.

If Ole took Rashford off for a midfielder or a defender then he'd have been slated for going defensive.

Truth is while Rashford looked like he needed a rest the options available to the manager were all poor.

3.) 15 Mar 2021 09:53:42
Shappy - I would hardly say our new £37m young signing, Amad, is a 'poor' option. If Ole didn't trust him then he should have bought on Telles who can play as a left winger. Rashford was exhausted and was risking further injury. Anyone can see that. Stop defending Ole all the time it's painful.

4.) 15 Mar 2021 10:06:13
Ole needs to rest Bruno and Rashford. If he isn't careful both will succumb to injury or carry injuries like Rashford is.

Bailly needs to play alongside Maguire as that would mean we could drop a holding player and play a more attacking one.

5.) 15 Mar 2021 10:32:33
Fresh, firstly Amad Diallo cost 19m, then depending on how he performs the fee could rise to 37m. So I don't think its fair or sensible to be adding the weight of expectation on a young kid who has only played a handful of minutes at professional level.

He looks like he is going to be a very good player, but he is young, he will make mistakes. if Ole brought him on last night and he made a mistake, maybe attempting to dribble out from a dangerous position and he lost the ball and West Ham scored would you still say it was a good idea to bring him on?

You need to weigh up the pros and cons of bringing on a young player.

For me Diallo looks to have great balance, skill and an above normal understanding/ reading of the game for such a young inexperienced player. Yet, he also looks very slight. Physically he clearly still needs to grow into his frame. So I can understand the reluctance to bring him on in a game against a David Moyes side that sit deep and defend ruggedly.

6.) 15 Mar 2021 11:13:02
Shapps. If Rashford is not rested appropriately or overplayed, we may loose him to long term injury.
Then, we will be forced to start Diallo and Shoretire.

I remember last season when Rashford played through injury and we then lost him for 2 months after aggravating his injury.

{Ed077's Note - if we had the same (cautious) approach 5 years or so ago about not using/risking young player during the time of injury crisis then Rashford probably would never have gotten a break into the first team.

Surely Amad on for Rashford wouldn't have been that risky. After all he did have a positive impact against Milan as well. 10 minutes wouldn't have been too hard IMO. Or maybe even Telles ?

7.) 15 Mar 2021 11:31:39
I think we got it right in regards to subs last night . 3 points.

8.) 15 Mar 2021 12:44:15
TrueRedDevil, I completely agree, Rashford needs a rest. That is why I said I would send out a much changed side in all the cups. But everyone thought that wasn't a good idea.

Before last nights game objectively which game would you choose to rest Rashford in:

The West Ham game in the league, a game that if we lose out top 4 position becomes under threat.

The AC Milan game, a game we need to win if we are to stay in the Europa league.

Or the Leicester City game in the FA cup, arguably our best chance of silverware this season.

Bare in mind he is almost certainly going to get called up by England for the qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland on the 25th, 28th and 31st of March.

9.) 15 Mar 2021 13:04:12
There encapsulates the issue, fear of what might go wrong rather than give a player a rest, follow the club’s tradition by giving a young player time. The manager has the dare not lose mentality and now that mentality is being defended. One min it is players are knackered so we play poorly then we have to leave them on in case someone makes a mistake. Very negative thinking.

10.) 15 Mar 2021 13:10:55
I've said all along, the EL should be used to give squad players some much needed game time. a lot of players will be at the Euros this summer aswell.

11.) 15 Mar 2021 13:42:46
Red Man can you hand on heart say that you wouldn't come on here are tear into Ole if he played a couple of youth players and we lost?

It's setting him up to fail, if he plays his strongest possible 11 then he isn't giving them enough rest.

If he plays the kids then he isn't taking the match seriously.

If he rests players in the cup then he's throwing away a chance of silverware.

The problem is once someone has made up their mind about a situation then from that moment onwards they can only see any situation from that perspective.

No matter what Ole does you can only see the bad in it. I will jump on him for that.

People were on here yesterday morning saying how we had to take advantage of the results this weekend and open up a gap in the race for top four. We did that last night and yet those same people are on here now complaining about the way we did it.

It's either the football was poor, or he didn't rest this player, or that player, he didn't play their favourite player, or the subs were wrong or at the wrong time, etc etc etc.

Maybe the best way to do things is to just play the game in front of you, take it one game at a time. Rather than trying to second guess other results, or how you approach a game in five games time. Just play the one in front of you with the players you think best to win that game. Make judgements based on players performances in training, on the sports science data and from the advice of the medical team. All things the manager has access to that us fans don't.

Last night we needed a win, we got one. let's move on to the next game and see what happens.

12.) 15 Mar 2021 14:47:26
You complain regardless win lose or draw .
Against real soc when we drew 0.0 we finished the game with 5 academy players on the pitch.
You moaned.

13.) 15 Mar 2021 17:57:15
Jred and Shappy

You would defend the indefensible if Ole is involved.

14.) 15 Mar 2021 19:40:36
Redman not at all but it's obvious your going to moan regardless .

We needed 3 points last night and got them . that's not defending the indefensible.



10 Mar 2021 13:05:45
Anthony Martial.

A player who appears disinterested. He makes no effort to get on the end of things nor does he work hard off the ball to help his team mates. His own team mates run past him to close the opposition down when out of possession.

I was thinking, what top manager or club would look at him and think "Yep, that's the player we must sign"?


1.) 10 Mar 2021 13:34:52
Exactly the same things were said about lukaku when he was here tbf.

Lazy, not good enough, doesn't contribute outside the box, doesn't work hard enough etc.

Currently on course to play a vital role in Inter Milan winning their first title in ages and breaking juventus dominance over italian football.

Some players fit different systems and gel with certain managers and i'm sure Martial could excel elsewhere like Lukaku has.

2.) 10 Mar 2021 13:57:53
I think there is a world of difference between Martial when he is happy in the knowledge that he is first choice and when he has someone breathing down his neck for his starting spot.

He was very good bordering on great last season, but Cavani comes in and his confidence goes up against the wall.

Maybe if Cavani leaves and we don't sign a replacement we'll get last seasons Martial back.

{Ed077's Note - it just means he doesnt have the mental strength to succeed at top clubs where competition for places is very normal phenomena.

3.) 10 Mar 2021 14:14:10
His attitude should be the same for every game. He seems to pick and choose what games he's up for.
He drives me insane with his sulky can't be bothered body language. We would be best off getting shut and getting in some money for him.

4.) 10 Mar 2021 14:32:12
Professional footballer asked to run around bit for 90 minutes a week. It must be a huge shock to him.

5.) 10 Mar 2021 14:38:00
It's Roger from Lethal Weapon, 2nd cousin removed though.

6.) 10 Mar 2021 14:22:28
Sim, be careful, he's only worth selling if the money will be reinvested. You don't want to sell your car because the heater doesn't work very well only to find that you don't get a new car and you have to walk to work.

I agree, I think Martial has had his chances and has failed to take them consistently. In an ideal world he'd be sold this summer and replaced.

That said I think its only worth doing IF we can sign a CB, CDM and ideally a creative RW first. While the need for a back up keeper might also jump up the list if we get a good offer for DDG and Grant retires and Romero leaves on a free.

7.) 10 Mar 2021 14:41:15
DSG I don't recall anyone saying that about Lukaku, maybe I missed it. Personally I think he made a big effort but landed somewhere between not quite good enough and not fitting in with the way we should play.

I really don't see any evidence that Martial could thrive elsewhere and if it is a case that he needs to move to play better then that needs to happen sooner rather than later.

8.) 10 Mar 2021 15:17:54
Wazza i'm sure if you search for the lukaku on this page you will find people who said those things.

9.) 10 Mar 2021 22:09:35
Martial has the ability to do well anywhere.

10.) 10 Mar 2021 23:51:49
Martial would do extremely well at Dortmund imo. Suits his game.

{Ed077's Note - They are not looking at AM. They have an existing option on a young striker which they will look to exercise should Haaland leave.}



09 Mar 2021 08:18:32
Question: If we finish 2nd this season and on more points than Liverpool, is that seen as progress and does it entitle Ole to another season?

Can anyone argue against that?


1.) 09 Mar 2021 08:32:18
What relevance does Liverpool's performance have to whether or not Ole is doing a good job?

2nd along could be used to argue Ole keeps his job, if your only metric is points. But Liverpool could get relegated and it would still have nothing to do with Ole.

I'm fact, we were one of the few points they've picked up recently when we bottled it and played defencive tactics against a weakened Liverpool team who were low on confidence and there for the taking.

2.) 09 Mar 2021 08:50:31
I don't think it's relative to other side's, where Liverpool finish is mostly irrelevant.

I think if we finish in a higher position than the previous year, if we have more points than the previous year, and if we are closer in points to first place than the previous year, then it's fair to say there has been some improvement.

So the targets for clear and obvious improvement are 2nd place or higher, more than 66 points, less than 33 points between us and the top of the league.

I think you could argue there is a hierarchy within those three clear indicators. I think total number of points won is the most obvious as it has the least to do with how other teams have performed. I then think the gap between us and third place is probably the second best indicator as it shows whether we have been more able to keep pace. While where we finish might actually be the least relevent as it very much depends on the performances of other teams. I mean if Ole got 92 points and finished 5th because it was a freak year and 4 teams finished with over 93 points should he be sacked? I think most people would agree that would be harsh.

Whether that improvement is enough I think is a valid thing to discuss. Some will be accepting of it other will argue that it isn't good enough.

3.) 09 Mar 2021 09:33:48
I agree with Shappy that total points is the probably the best guage of whether we are not making progress. 66 points was a poor return last year but was enough to fulfil the remit of top 4. Currently on 54 with 10 games left, should be aiming for mid 70 point range.

Comparing ourselves with Liverpool is going to be difficult as at this moment we have to assume their current implosion and injury crisis is a one season outlier.

4.) 09 Mar 2021 10:07:32
RedD, Shappy, it was very much the general consensus on here at the start of the season that we had to close the gap on Liverpool. To be expected, as they are the reigning champions hence why I mentioned them.

5.) 09 Mar 2021 10:12:15
Wazza that's fair enough, but the way the season has played out Liverpool are now totally irrelevant. We'll see if it was a one season blip next season. But this year they just aren't a part of the conversation.

6.) 09 Mar 2021 10:21:08
10 more points than last season, which will take us to 76 points. I believe that is par for this squad of players. Anything above, then the manager has done a great job. Anything below, then he should do better.

7.) 09 Mar 2021 10:21:18
We shouldve win the league with the squad we got. We bottled it and the manager is no good so we should get rid of him at the end of the season if we are serious about challenging.

I doubt the owners give a toss so I could see Ole next year and we ain't winning nothing with him in charge.

8.) 09 Mar 2021 10:26:32
It's well documented that Liverpool are having their worst league campaign for many a decade and perhaps the worst defending champions of recent times (Am sure someone will be along any time now with Blackburn/ Chelsea/ Man U stats) . So to be 1 point ahead of them, to me, would be a failed campaign.

9.) 09 Mar 2021 10:47:59
I think its hard to compare points from this season to any other .
Due to C. V there has never been a season like this .
I think its hard to say what's par for the course.

10.) 09 Mar 2021 11:00:38
City have the best squad and manager currently so will win the league. OGS III putting together his squad slowly but surely now and moving on those he doesn’t want. Let’s see what happens in summer as he will definitely be in charge next season.

11.) 09 Mar 2021 11:03:37
"Progress" is too subjective. It depends what you want to see.

Is there progress in how many points we have taken and our current league position? Certainly, but is this just because other teams have struggled? Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal etc.

Is there progress in the individual players and their performances? Probably not. The only really big progress is Luke Shaw, but then that raises the argument that his ability has always been there, he is just now finding his consistency so we are seeing his best. As for the rest of the team I don't think they look better than they did last year. Some certainly look worse.

Is there progress in the style of play and our identity? Some might say after Sunday the tactical play is there. I just look at the games we have played out dull goalless draws or dropped points to teams we should on paper be dominating and would think not.

Unfortunately as Shappy said on another post, the progress the "decision makers" at the club want to see is our league position, that is obviously deemed success enough to warrant an extension.

Fans wants performances, the board want results.

12.) 09 Mar 2021 11:10:04
It’s ok to compare points in different seasons when it suits.

We need 13 from 10 games to do better than last season. We need to win 9 of 10 games to get to 81 points which surely had to be seen as improvement if we are going to challenge next season, isn’t that also what Ken identified?

I think you also have to factor in the need for Ole to show he can win something, he needs a cup for me as well as improvement in the league. Without showing he can lead the club to win something, we have to be unconvinced he has the nous to do it.

So a cup and at least 78 to 80 points.

13.) 09 Mar 2021 11:35:44
As I say I don't think there has ever been a season like this.
But the league never lies, the best team this season will win it the worse will come last .
What was your expectation at the start of the season?

14.) 09 Mar 2021 11:48:57
I suppose if you want to compare points, which personally I wouldn't this time last year we where sat in 5th on 43 points .
We are currently 2nd on 54 points.

15.) 09 Mar 2021 11:49:11
I've said plenty of times Ole isn't the right coach and nothing I've seen this season shows he is. Despite that I wanted to see a good improvement on points (10-12 points roughly) and we are on course to be around there, provided we play fairly well until the end of the season. So based on my own criteria, Ole deserves another year.

I disagree about that winning trophies is important to showing progress though. Liverpool have won plenty over the course of my lifetime but last season is the first time I've seen them win a league. Across that 30 years, they won a lot of cups but only challenged in the league a few times. Arsenal have been winning the FA cup often and look at the state of them. Even we have won a couple of domestic cups and the Europa League in recent years. Winning a trophy wouldn't hurt but it's not something we need to show progress in the short term.

16.) 09 Mar 2021 11:51:27

You can't help yourself asking the expectation question.

Mine was that we would be on a roller coaster ride in the season, inconsistent because the manager couldn’t put a winning system of play into practice. We have seen the roller coaster

I was with Ken and felt we needed to see circa 80 points and a challenge plus win a cup and get through the the group stages of the CL. There is still a lot to do to be convinced, and one win against City, although enjoyable is nowhere near enough.

17.) 09 Mar 2021 12:12:06
Redman i'm sure you said midtable and ole sacked before xmass .
Interesting post that, I think you make a really good point.

18.) 09 Mar 2021 12:29:00
If we finish 2nd he most certainly deserves another season. Hopefully we can add a trophy too.

We can crunch the numbers, stats all of the above but finishing 2nd is acceptable.

But the mindset has to change. On paper it's an acceptable season but the Champions League was embarrassing. Going top and then conceding "we were never in a title race" 2 games later is not acceptable.

Ken nailed it saying this squad should be reaching 80 points.

I would hope they hold off on offering the manager a new deal. Even though it's acceptable, he hasn't done enough to be rewarded.

Next year managing in his 4th season, I think a serious title challenge is in order. He has had numerous excuses made up for him but enough is enough. He's had time to mould the squad, will get more money in the summer.

Most title winning teams finish 2nd before finishing 1st. Next season we need to go up a gear and stay in that gear.

{Ed077's Note - We've not finished 2nd yet guys. We could still easily end up 4th or even lower with how tight the table is. For me anything around 74-75 points is acceptable. I would also really like us to win a cup. 2nd in the league and an FA cup is progress in my view, but not an achievement, not success. Finishing well behind top spot never is, for Man Utd.

19.) 09 Mar 2021 12:54:31
Europa or FA cup is a must with the quality of squad we have.
And also, we need to achieve 75-80 points minimum to say that we have improved upon last season.

20.) 09 Mar 2021 13:01:35

I am sure you will find the quote from me in August 2020, before the start of the season saying sacked before Christmas and mid table and post it.

You asked my expectations for a Man Utd manager who is into his third year. I would imagine when Jose was in the same position, despite having won two trophies you were expecting more than accepting second. There again your expectations of Ole and Jose would be different.

My expectations of a United manager is to win something and challenge at the very top. Certainly not concede the league with 15 games to go.
I did expect the roller coaster and we have definitely had that.

21.) 09 Mar 2021 13:56:08
Ok if you say so, it's only taken you a month to come up with pal.

Back to jose again 🤦‍♂️.

22.) 09 Mar 2021 14:30:43
I think winning something is important. Ole has fallen short every time when we've been close to achieving something.

If he can reach ose to 80 points and win a cup, I think you could make the argument that he and the team are improving enough to keep him in the job.

I agree that winning a cup doesn't necessarily mean much in terms of being able to compete for the league next season, but it does help to create belief and a winning mentality which I think we need to show, and so far haven't.

As much as I don't think Ole is the right coach, I think he simply isn't good enough, if he gets a cup win and 2nd place with around 80 points it would be really harsh to sack him and he will deserve another season.

With that last paragraph in mind, I hope to see him here next season. I'd love nothing more than for Ole to prove us doubters wrong and grow into the job.



09 Mar 2021 08:18:32
Question: If we finish 2nd this season and on more points than Liverpool, is that seen as progress and does it entitle Ole to another season?

Can anyone argue against that?





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21 Mar 2021 13:03:49
Neto is my preferred candidate for the RW position. I think his work rate is superior to Sancho. He’s been really impressive for Wolves this season.

I asked the question a couple of months ago and it was a no. Thanks for another update Ed.




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14 Mar 2021 21:25:18
Thanks for your quick reply Ed 👍.




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09 Mar 2021 13:51:02
Thank you Ed.




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09 Mar 2021 13:32:37
Ed002 Can I ask if there's any interest in Dominic Calvert-Lewin? I couldn't find anything on a search so perhaps not.


{Ed002's Note - No there isn’t.}



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09 Mar 2021 13:12:28
Wow I wasn't expecting that. Such a shame as he's made a positive impact when available. One of those players I wish we'd signed a number of years ago.

It makes signing a centre forward a top priority if Cavani is to leave.

Thanks for the info Ed.


{Ed002's Note - The alternative would be another Falcao, ZI, EC type player at the end of their careers that MU might be able to squeeze a little more out of him.}




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21 Mar 2021 19:04:23
Ed14 you call people on this page trolls but you are the biggest troll of them all and there’s at least some validity to what another poster said to your earlier today.

Nobody said Fred is a good player, he’s really poor, and as I said many times I’m really not sure what our scouts saw in him to decide that he’s the right midfielder for us.

That’s where we’d take Partey but you can keep the rest “😉”.


{Ed014's Note - you need way more than Partey Wazza and I still wouldn’t swap squads. 🤷‍♂️

Also what have I trolled you about now and who exactly have I called or labelled one?



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21 Mar 2021 18:56:01
It just goes to show what a proper DM brings to a team.

Tielemans is playing 1-2’s round our midfield while we have the worst Brazilian CM since Kleberson.

Credit to Leicester they were brilliant today.

Not really sure what else to say about Fred without sounding “toxic”. I’ve said several times he’s just rubbish at football things and we’ve just seen proof of that. Really really poor, he wasn’t the only one, but he was the worse player on the pitch and has just shown we will win nothing with Fred starting in our midfield.


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21 Mar 2021 17:42:24
Just can’t help yourself can you 14 😂 I notice you changed your Ed number to honour our very own Jesse as well. Respect to you sir 👊.


{Ed014's Note - he’s a legend in my eyes mate and can’t believe you let him go out on loan! 🤣🤣



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21 Mar 2021 17:26:48
I’d sooner Lingard in central midfield than Fred, how on earth did we ever sign him 🙈.


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21 Mar 2021 17:10:44
Have to disagree entirely on that Shappy, I’ve seen a great range of passing from McTominay this season. Like with Declan Rice, another midfielder whose passing has greatly improved.