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11 Jun 2019 12:56:11
Crystal Palace reportedly looking at Norwich City's Max Aarons as their Wan-Bissaka replacement.

Hopefully that means the clubs have agreed on a deal and we'll soon see him in the red shirt!

A decent CB and Fernandes and I'd be content with this transfer window.

Weggy

1.) 11 Jun 2019 12:59:18
We need more midfielders.


2.) 11 Jun 2019 13:01:28
we still need a rw and another central midfielder alson woth the 2 you have said.


3.) 11 Jun 2019 13:03:26
Plus a couple of outgoings.


4.) 11 Jun 2019 13:28:07
What does the OP have to do with midfielders? We also need a right back, I think people have football Tourette’s or something. Looks more and more likely that we will sign AWB, brilliant signing if true, amazing how a good defensive right back can make the centre halves look better, fingers crossed we get this one sewn up quickly.


5.) 11 Jun 2019 13:44:09
They still say Max Aarons is a fall up option for Utd in case the deal to sign Wan Bissaka don't go through.


6.) 11 Jun 2019 13:47:31
I agree 100% GDS.

A problem we've have the past few years is the lack of quality on our right hand side. To the point where players like Valencia and Young have looked decent, simply because we've got no better.

I expect AWB to be great for us and we'll see a more comfortable defence and midfield knowing that we're strong on both sides.

Obviously in an ideal world we'd sign Sancho / Bale and A CM such as Rabiot. But I cannot see that many signings happening this summer, would love to be surprised though.


7.) 11 Jun 2019 14:08:56
I don't believe we're in for awb, why would we sign a 21 year old rb for 60m when we have a 20 year old rb with massive potential like dalot.
I think someone like meunier is a much more likely option.


8.) 11 Jun 2019 14:32:51
Rosspique,
remember Dalot showed some good potential as a RM/ RW in a couple of games this year. It may be that AWB and Dalot can play together forming a strong right side.
Dalot also can play LB which provides cover and with AWB in the squad allows us to offload Young as we have AWB, Dalot, Shaw and one from the youths.


9.) 11 Jun 2019 14:42:12
Ed002 has confirmed we're interested and a lot of rumours / reports saying it's going to happen as long as the clubs agree on a price.

Dalot has potential but is far from being our starting RB.


10.) 11 Jun 2019 14:45:06
Meunier played only 20 odd games this season and whenever he played he was average, hence they are letting him go, so its a big no for Meunier.
Dalot has potential no doubt, but i would let him add depth to the squad for a season or two and sign AWB as an immediate starter.


11.) 11 Jun 2019 15:13:27
Gds I think people brought up need/ want for RWs and CMs because the op said he would be content with AWB, decent CB and Bruno Fernandes. I too would still want a RW and hopefully another CM on top of them.

Also Weggy do you really want us to go for Bale in "an ideal world"? For me he would only be a last gasp option if only we can't get anyone decent through the door and even then only on a loan without an obligation to buy. I think we shouldn't consider signing Bale at this stage, in an ideal world and rather go for other players like Sancho ( who you did mention) or Chiesa, etc.

Rosspique FB is a really demanding position in the modern game so having 2 good options wouldn't be bad in my opinion if we sign AWB. Also both AWB and Dakota are versatile enough and can provide cover in other positions. Also I think we being homegrown works in favour of AWB and is one of the reasons we are showing serious interest in bringing him here.


12.) 11 Jun 2019 15:19:17
Or we could just have two young players competing for a spot in the same position. Going to be playing 50/ 60 games next season and our injury record is pretty poor so we need two players for each position.


13.) 11 Jun 2019 15:47:39
You need 2 quality players in each position to challenge on all fronts.

We miss out on awb will be very disappointing.


14.) 11 Jun 2019 15:53:27
Deependra If I had the choice I would pick Sancho over bale every single time. However Sancho looks very unlikely to be leaving this summer and if the rumours of getting Bale on a 1 year loan are true then I would welcome him.

Lets be honest, minus his injury record he is one of the best attackers in world football and would be one our top goalscorers if he did join.

By 'ideal world' I meant the best realistic scenario.

{Ed002's Note - They play in different positions.}


15.) 11 Jun 2019 16:27:10
However we can't minus his injury record. Its a major factor on whether he would be a good buy or not. Plus he doesn't want to leave Madrid and ignores medical advice an keeps golfing which isn't helping with the injuries. i'd avoid him like the plague.


16.) 11 Jun 2019 16:28:01
But how can we ignore his woeful injury record when looking at Bale along with his not so good season last term and his astronomical wages will be a very big pain in the backside for whoever tries to sign him. Although as a club we make a lot of money from revenue but still we are maxed out in terms of wages (ffp), and unlike transfer fees you can't just increase it enormously, I think you can only have an increment of around 5-10% (not sure on the exact figure) from the previous ffp year/ cycle. So I can see a lot of cons at pursuing Bale.


17.) 11 Jun 2019 16:15:36
Both are primarily Right Wingers are they not Ed?

I understand Sancho can play on the left too as well as Bale playing as a Striker or behind the Striker.

{Ed002's Note - No.}


18.) 11 Jun 2019 16:46:24
From all accounts we are looking at playing dalot further forward.


19.) 11 Jun 2019 17:13:08
bale actually played the most games since he joined them.

42 games and he scored 14 goals and got 6 assists.

when you actually see them numbers he's not as injured as we all think.


20.) 11 Jun 2019 17:55:01
Dalot will not be played further forward. Dalot has the potential to be one of the best attacking rbs in the world, there are defensive issues he would need to work on obviously.
I would prefer to have a slightly older rb, in their prime, again someone, and this next word is important 'like' meunier who dalot can learn his trade of rather than having 2 very young inexperienced rbs.
I'll come back to ye when we don't sign awb.
Also whoever said it was reported a lot above, think gaitan, schneider, garay etc etc.


21.) 11 Jun 2019 18:37:19
Yes but as well as the media reports our very own Ed002 confirmed the clubs interest.

Why are you so confident he won't be joining?

Also Dalot has shown nothing to warrant him potentially being one of the best attacking fullbacks in the world, so far he has been OK but that's all.

AWB has proven he's good enough after a full season in the prem.


22.) 11 Jun 2019 21:16:50
Schneider 😂😂.


23.) 11 Jun 2019 23:30:07
Yes Sancho and bale play in the same position and as for Dalot he will never be one of the best right backs in the world.


24.) 11 Jun 2019 18:23:39
Ed, s. Are we looking at any potential strikers that may come in should Sanchez and Lukaku be moved on in this transfer window. cheers.

{Ed002's Note - RTP.}


25.) 12 Jun 2019 16:22:14
Ed has already said that Sebastian Haller could be looked at if Lukaku were to leave.


 

 

22 May 2019 16:14:19
So it looks like Conte is on his way to Inter and I'm seeing a few reports of him wanting Lukaku to join him there.

Ed002 are you aware of any clubs interested in Lukaku and if him leaving this summer may happen, would be interesting if we did sell and who'd we would replace him with.

Weggy

{Ed002's Note - Romelu Lukaku (S) Inter see him as an option and unable to sign the player they want may look to some sort of loan to buy deal or possibly looking to using a player in part exchange.}


1.) 22 May 2019 17:28:02
How long for Perisic rumour to start. He’s the new Gaitan or Sneijder.


2.) 22 May 2019 18:37:24
Cheers Ed, I don't mind us selling him as long as we replace him appropriately. Personally don't think Rashford and Martial are good enough yet to lead the front line.


3.) 22 May 2019 18:47:39
Its already started Fresh. Saw it yesterday. Perisic and 30m.


4.) 22 May 2019 20:01:57
It would fit the clubs flawed recruitment strategy if the player that mourinho earmarked to supply and assist lukaku is actually exchanged for lukaku.


5.) 22 May 2019 21:54:22
Icardi would be nice. As long as his wife stayed in Italy.


6.) 22 May 2019 23:07:15
Bring her and leave Icardi there, might tempt Giggs out of retirement.


7.) 23 May 2019 08:27:55
Wouldn't say no to Skriniar.


8.) 23 May 2019 09:37:16
Skriniar just signed a new deal with Inter, doubt he'll be leaving now.


9.) 23 May 2019 13:13:55
I personally would take Icardi. Quality player, buries his chances. Concerns over his attitude but I'd rather have him than Lukaku.


10.) 23 May 2019 14:09:50
just what we need redwhiskey more players with poor attitudes.


 

 

10 May 2019 09:15:14
Reports coming out that we're close to signing Swansea's Daniel James for £15m.

With how inflated the market is this seems like a low risk transfer, anyone know good the lad is / can potentially be?

Weggy

1.) 10 May 2019 09:22:28
I don't want to hype the guy up too much but i think people are saying he's the welsh messi.


2.) 10 May 2019 09:28:05
Had anyone seen him play?


3.) 10 May 2019 09:26:06
Decent lad with blistering pace. In the last year of his contract and playing in the Championship at a club who will see a drop in their parachute payments next season. So 15m seem about right.

I think Ed002 said that he only knows of interest from Leeds. Could be media hype to put pressure on them to conclude a deal quickly.

{Ed002's Note - There is sustained interest from Leeds and Newcastle see Daniel James as a Potential Plan B to another player. Certainly players at Swansea will have been scouted as Premier League clubs search for home grown players, and certainly he is seen as a decent player but I am not aware agreement at this time.}


4.) 10 May 2019 09:47:12
Fast as . but raw talent-at £15m reported not a huge financial risk - giggs rates him highly and who knows ; a dele alli type opportunity.?

{Ed002's Note - It is rather different to Dele Alli as he would take up a squad place.}


5.) 10 May 2019 10:32:45
Decent player, only young would be an interestingly signing .
The lad is quick quick.


6.) 10 May 2019 11:32:45
Buy to loan out maybe?


7.) 10 May 2019 11:47:25
I follow my local side Forest quite closely and hence have a decent handle on all things Championship.

James has been a revelation this season, lightening quick, strong and two footed. Has all the attributes to make it at the top level and for me represents a shrewd signing (if it goes through) .

Giggs a big advocate also which has no doubt had some impact.

I think he will be in and around the first team. Maybe 20 appearances or so next season to break him in.


8.) 10 May 2019 11:50:47
ed002- I meant as in getting at a bargain price for a young lad with potential- Alli was apparently below £5m but his worth now.

{Ed002's Note - But he did not take up a squad place.}


9.) 10 May 2019 11:52:09
I think Cookyman maybe referring to the Dele Ali signing from a lower league team proving to be very successful by being a regular 1st team player and getting into his International team.


10.) 10 May 2019 12:05:29
Think that makes sense Eric, from what I've been told he still needs game time. So maybe loaning him back to a championship side or Leeds if they still want him / get promoted.

Defo sounds like he's one for the future.


11.) 10 May 2019 12:20:34
cheers ports- some people over complicate statements when there is no need.


12.) 10 May 2019 12:22:36
God forbid there is any positive to this haha, looks a good signing, sure we will have 'squad places' to take up. Would be very surprised if we loaned him back.


13.) 10 May 2019 14:56:29
ED002 do you mean that Dele Allis age meant he did nit take up a squad space.
Or are you implying that James is just a squad player at the best.

{Ed002's Note - It means that James would take up a place in the 25 man squad which Alli did not.}


14.) 10 May 2019 18:12:34
DSG, I just watched him on YouTube for three minutes and he's definitely going to be better than Messi and Maradona combined. Definitely.


15.) 10 May 2019 19:59:54
Reminds me of Bale in his early Southampton days. Blistering pace both with and without the ball. I can see why he's worth the gamble.


16.) 10 May 2019 20:58:16
Not sure clubs gamble. I would think they have researched and scouted him before making a choice on a move.


17.) 10 May 2019 23:26:58
FZZ judging by recent signings we definitely gamble and the house usually wins.


18.) 10 May 2019 22:39:05
Thanks ED002.


19.) 11 May 2019 10:12:25
I think after a long time we are buying a proper winger otherwise there are always inside forwards mentioned. We need lots of balance in the squad, be in first 11 or 25man squad.


 

 

26 Apr 2019 18:11:28
Ole saying today that Pogba is going nowhere. Looks like the club will be taking on that option of 'blocking' the move that ed spoke about last week.

Weggy

1.) 26 Apr 2019 19:50:15
wish the reporter asked the same question re De Gea.


2.) 26 Apr 2019 22:18:21
Sir Alex once said he wouldn't sell "that mob a virus" then promptly sold them the best player in the world.
How apt would it be if we actually sold them a "virus" this summer.


3.) 27 Apr 2019 05:42:37
Best for all if we sell this summer. Pogba is not living up to expectations and if he runs his contract down either he leaves for free, again, or he demands higher wages than Sanchez. He obviously wants Madrid, and maybe he will fulfill his potential there.


4.) 27 Apr 2019 08:22:13
Ole saying what any manager should say. He’s not going to come out with 3 games to go to say he’s leaving. Imagine the headlines. There’s money to be made in the timing of such announcements.


5.) 27 Apr 2019 10:29:32
Pogba May be causing some issues behind the scenes, then again he may not be I truly don’t know. However to say he has not lived up to expectations is not true. He’s our best player it’s as simple as that and the stats show it. He’s surrounded by dross and the starting 11 needs a major upgrade, especially the back 4 (5 if Dave leaves which seems likely) . As I have said before, the worst back 4 for Utd I have seen in my lifetime.


6.) 27 Apr 2019 12:49:02
That's what makes it all the more frustrating Eric. We've seen in glimpses what he can do. If he was fully committed and focused what else could he have done.


7.) 29 Apr 2019 10:38:37
He cannot carry 6/ 7 players every game though can he?

Matic is past it, Ander performs every other match, Fred is a dreadful signing and McT is a kid learning his trade. Behind him is a back 4 which contains Young, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Bailly. ahead of him is a striker with the touch of a trampoline in Lukaku, Rashford who is very inconsistent, as is Lingard and Martial, and Sanchez is okayed out of position or not played at all.

To blame Pogba for this is ridiculous.


 

 

12 Apr 2019 17:47:47
Sky Bet are reporting that United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all trying to get RB Leipzig's Paul Mitchell to become sporting director. I have no idea if this is a good thing or not but the fact Chelsea and Arsenal are looking at him tells me he must be half decent.

Will be very interesting if we did get a director in this summer, would hopefully put ed woodward on the back seat when it comes to decision making on the footballing side.

Weggy

1.) 12 Apr 2019 21:06:51
Sadly as much as I think we need someone with specific footballing nous to come in and make those footballing decisions. I don't see it working out as we would hope. I cannot see Ed Woodward bringing in someone to take control and power away from him. He seems to have an ego that could rival Pogba's. Yet I fail to see what he has done to deserve that inflated self worth.

Some say he does a great job on the commercial side, and for a time I believed this to. Yet how hard can it be to get people to sign up to one of the largest and well known brands in the world, a brand with billions of fans and potential customers for sponsors.

Surely a competent person could have secured the deals Ed Woodward has. He isn't a revolutionary, he doesn't do anything new of inventive. He just does his job to a good enough level.

However, he also gets too involved in the footballing side. Signing players for inflated fees on inflated wages while paying huge agents fees because the player will help him sign more commercial deals.

Ed002 has suggested that Ole won't have much impact on who the club signs, which asks the question of who is making these decisions. There is only one obvious answer, step forward Ed Woodward.

Do I believe that egomaniac such as Ed Woodward truly wants to hire someone to take that control away from him?

Of course not, he wants a buffer, someone to do the mundane tasks while he whields the power. Then when it goes wrong he has someone to take the blame.

Things won't seriously improve until Ed leaves. WOODWARD OUT.

{Ed002's Note - None of you seem to understand the structure of the club and who makes these decisions.}


2.) 12 Apr 2019 22:31:48
The scouts identify the players and then they show it to the manager and then the manager has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for each position and then it is Ed woodward who will go and close the deal.

I hope i am a tiny bit right on this but i don't think Ed Woodward goes out and chooses players. There is a reason there is a scouting system. in the club such as Marc Bout and his buddies.

{Ed0333's Note - No Ed Woodward just goes and messes up the transfernegotiations you have a scouting department to identify players.


3.) 12 Apr 2019 22:36:46
I am sure he buys players in the interest of the club or is he still fixiated with buying big names?


4.) 12 Apr 2019 21:58:05
Hi Ed002, hope you are well. Could you give us a brief description of the structure of our club at the moment and how a DOF would fit in if you have time, apologies if you’ve been over it before, I think we are all a little guilty of not fully understanding this at our club. Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - There will then just be more people the fans who know zip about the club or the people to trash. It is quite frankly laughable.}


5.) 13 Apr 2019 09:50:15
No worries Ed, I understand. Thanks anyway.


 

 

 

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16 Jun 2019 14:50:22
Hi Ed002, you mentioned that several Juventus players could be used in a deal to do with Pogba. Dybala, Cancelo or Douglas Costa come to mind.

My question is how likely are these types of deals to pull off and end up successful for the player being swapped? A player of Dybalas quality would be a good fit for us but I wonder if he has his heart set on England / Manchester United. I worry that it could be another Di Maria situation where the player would be unhappy at the club.

I also worry our club would be silly enough to jump on such a deal and we end up regretting it down the line.

Weggy

{Ed002's Note - MU are not keen. Dybala wants to be somewhere else.}


1.) 16 Jun 2019 15:06:54
I'm glad Ed. Would prefer the club focused on who we really want instead of swap deals.


2.) 16 Jun 2019 16:27:12
The problem with swap deals is the players you want don't get offered and the players the do offer is players you don't want.

Why would we want Cancelo when we're pushing for AWB. Costa is rubbish and Dybala would be another di Maria.


3.) 16 Jun 2019 19:18:01
Doesn’t want to be here? No doubt we will sign Dybala then, sigh.


 

 

10 Jun 2019 11:16:53
Pietro Balzano (who is a highly rated journalist when it comes to Italian football) seems to think we're getting Fernandes.

After watching him last night I can admit he looked quite good and loved his work rate.

Obviously signings from the Portuguese league are hit or miss. He may smash it for us or potentially be the next Mkhitaryian.

Lets wait and see what happens.

Weggy

1.) 10 Jun 2019 11:29:08
Mkhitaryian was shocking in Portugal, he never showed up.


2.) 10 Jun 2019 11:52:10
As long as he doesn't try and nutmeg somone every time we look to be on a productive counter attack, he will be better than mkhitaryan.

One of the most frustrating players I've ever watched.


3.) 10 Jun 2019 12:29:49
Yeah was a shame, he looked great in Germany but could never take the big step to the Premier league. No surprise he did well in europe for us though.


 

 

09 Jun 2019 08:51:31
Interesting to see reports today about a potential 1 year loan for Gareth Bale. I'd take that personally.

If he fails no worries as we're not forced to keep him and also fills in our RW spot until Sancho is available next summer.

Weggy

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement for Sancho to move to MU next summer.}


1.) 09 Jun 2019 09:43:07
I’m against signing Bale permanently but a 1 year loan deal wouldn’t be a bad short term solution.

As long as there’s no obligation to buy. He would help Daniel James settle and fill the RW position as you say.

I’d like to think we step up our pursuit of filling the much needed RW position but that seems too logical.

{Ed002's Note - An expensive short term solution at €30M loan fee and vast wages.}


2.) 09 Jun 2019 09:47:15
I think he means as we've got no chance of Sancho this summer because of his concerns we'll be back in for him next summer assuming this season allays those concerns. Not an actual agreement.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe the new coach will not want Sancho next year?}


3.) 09 Jun 2019 09:59:19
Are you teasing us again Ed? 😀.


4.) 09 Jun 2019 10:05:39
Signing Bale on loan would be just another signal of Woodward playing fantasy football. Bale had his chance a couple of years ago, didn’t take it, so leave the injury prone over paid player with Madrid. His wages are a millstone round Madrid’s neck, we already tried this with Sanchez and getting Bale in would show we hadn’t learned. There is also talk of us paying a loan fee, utter madness.

Interesting how Ed002 put that, “the new coach”.

{Ed002's Note - Woodward does not pick the transfers.}


5.) 09 Jun 2019 10:25:51
Why should we help Real Madrid with expensive players that they don’t want.

We have one of those ourselves that we are struggling to move on.

This would be a short term expensive fix, if he was to stay fit.

Younger players please! Who have ability, hunger and desire to make it.


6.) 09 Jun 2019 10:34:31
A simple no should suffice.


7.) 09 Jun 2019 10:53:10
Thanks 002, I had no idea the loan fee would be so high.

Does there ever come a point where it’s more economical to let a player leave for free?

For example Bale at Madrid, Sanchez at United. Both players are costing their respective clubs a fortune and neither can stay fit or seem fancied.

{Ed002's Note - Certainly not in Bale's case - they would have to pay off his contract.}


8.) 09 Jun 2019 12:21:30
Bale on loan would be a risk worth taking providing we had the option to terminate the deal.


9.) 09 Jun 2019 12:29:08
Bale to United? lol I wouldn't take him even for free, what's the point? he is past it already, spend more time injured than fit, what's the purpose of signing other clubs rejects at a very expensive price? now that the club has offered Mata a new contract we need younger players not players with their legs almost gone. Beside the next 2 announcements should be first a center back and then Wan Bissaka, let's sort the defense out before signing another left footed attacker lol. and after those 2 announcements we should go for a very speedy right winger and then some central midfielders, in other words we don't need BALE, let Madrid take another club as a fool.

{Ed004's Note - For the figures quoted so far it would be a definite no from myself but if the figure become reasonable I wouldnt be against this signing. You would have James and Bale on the right, Rashford and Martial on the left with Lukaku as the striker/his replacement. Would allow us to focus money on other areas like midfield in Bruno and at CB. Then next summer move for Sancho}


10.) 09 Jun 2019 12:46:25
No i don't agree, we keep making the same mistakes going for this very expensive type of players, let's build a team first, a unit, then we can concentrate on bringing this "stars", we don't need Bale at all, let's get a very speedy and effective right footed right winger not another Jone's buddy at the medical center. I respect your opinion but i don't agree with it, no to Bale, YES to Wan Bissaka and Koulaby if its true that we are after him or any experienced center back, those 2 have to be our next signings let's build from the back.

{Ed004's Note - Hopefully we are learning from our mistakes. If we went and signed Wan Bissaka, Koulibaly, holding mid, Bruno and say someone like Felix thatll cost a fortune. But it would also leave us clear as to what our first choice 11 is/style of play we would be implementing. Bale would come in and be instant first pick on the right}


11.) 09 Jun 2019 13:30:44
Well whoevers been picking the transfers the last few years needs a p45. And if Ole proves incapable and goes then fine as long as Woodward follows him for gross incompetence.


12.) 09 Jun 2019 14:25:17
If ole does well he will be kept If he doesn't he won't be.
If bale signs on loan and even plays half the games in the season he is better and more effective than any of our current attackers at least we would be better when he is fit. If they can do a deal that isn't financially dumb then i'd take bale on loan for 2 seasons like bayern did with james.
We have a lot of young players who should aspire to win what bale has. His experience could be invaluable.
Is bale better than martial currently or jessie. i'd say he is and i'm sure he would want to do well if he came back to the epl.
Rb cb 2 cm rw plus a striker and keeper if lukaku sanchez and ddg leave. If they don't then those 5 positions should be the priority imo.


13.) 09 Jun 2019 14:27:22
Id only take him on a pay as you pay deal nothing else. Then if that was agreed we would have to place a sick bed at both ends of the pitch left Corner flag.

Bale could eaen his wages on appearances alone.


14.) 09 Jun 2019 14:42:34
I agree ed. hopefully we can get WB and add a decent CB to go with lindoff and we would have a pretty decent young defence. 2 English full backs aswell.

Agree on bale if the loan fee would be a decent price then the gamble is well worth it.


But the defence and central areas are a must this window.


15.) 09 Jun 2019 15:25:48
Thanks for the info Ed.


16.) 09 Jun 2019 18:10:16
@ED004 Rashford/ Martial in left/ right were pretty average to be honest. United badly need a player or two who run with the ball like Messi/ Salah/ Hazard and attract defenders to free up space for others, currently only martial is trying it atleast without any success. I hoped Pogba can do bulldozing run from Centre Midfield with the ball like Yaya Toure for city but he is not doing it and easily lose the ball in a dangerous area.

{Ed004's Note - All 3 of Rashford, Martial and Lukaku are capable of beating a man. We just need to quicken up our attacking transitions and fitness levels to maintain a pressing style of play}


17.) 09 Jun 2019 18:16:26
Forget Bale go all out for Bruno and Felix if we want to think long term.

The only. player that i will have short term would be Ronaldo.

He will guarantee you goals and wouldn't get injured like Bale but i don't think that is possible so would just go out for the next best Young player in Felix as we don't have no chance of getting Mbappe.

{Ed004's Note - Thats what the ideal scenario would be.}


18.) 09 Jun 2019 18:55:41
100 percent agreed Ed.


19.) 09 Jun 2019 19:23:56
Bruno looks likely, Felix much more difficult I think.

Bale would be awesome on loan deal
down our right and I’d have him in a heartbeat.

If we can bag AWB and Alderweireld to partner Lindelof we are looking in decent shape.


 

 

06 Jun 2019 13:50:33
Hey Mr Ed002, I recall you saying earlier in the week that you may be able to give us an update on our transfer activity and players we're interested in today.

Would love to know what you know so please do share when you have a moment.

Weggy

{Ed002's Note - I have time issues right now.}


1.) 06 Jun 2019 16:26:51
Ed002 I always knew you had issues😊👍.

{Ed002's Note - I have lots of issues.}


2.) 06 Jun 2019 16:47:28
Its 16.47 ed 002😂.


 

 

03 Jun 2019 20:44:28
Someone who is classed as reliable on reddit has said we've offered Rabiot a contract and he's accepted it. If so that's great, will be low risk because he was on a free and brings in a proven midfielder to replace Herrera.

Ed002 if you're about, are you aware of the club approaching Rabiot?

Weggy

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any agreement with Rabiot.}


1.) 03 Jun 2019 22:10:42
Cheers ed. Always appreciate your input on the rumours.


2.) 03 Jun 2019 23:38:38
It may be low risk in that there will be no transfer fee but he will certainly get mega wages which doesn't help keep a lid on our wage structure (not that we appear to have one) . Also I don't want us to sign players who possibly only come to us because of high wages. I wnar fully committed top quality players or young players with the potential to become top quality. I do not know enough about Rabiot to say whether he will be good enough to enable us to compete against City and Liverpool. I have not been impressed with the little I have seen of him. So in my eyes it is a not insignificant risk signing him.


3.) 04 Jun 2019 08:15:19
I understand Salford, but we currently have very little quality in the middle and a player like Rabiot is welcomed when you consider who else we've got.

I worry too about his intentions and the issues he had a PSG seem a tad worrying but it's one of those players who you can deal with if they perform on the pitch, he would definitely be our second best midfielder behind Pogba.

Also chuck in someone like Fernandes or Maddison and our midfield would look a lot stronger.


4.) 04 Jun 2019 10:35:10
think he will feel he has a lot to prove after how he was treated at PSG, make them see what they're going to miss.


5.) 04 Jun 2019 10:45:04
I find myself in two minds about Rabiot. Talent and playing style wise he could be a great fit.

However, he comes with "baggage", most significantly his mother. I would be prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt as to his "poor" attitude as it has only been "poor" since PSG threw their toys out of the pram in December and he was dumped in to the reserves and was told he would never play for PSG again. So I think some back lash was to be expected. Add to that it was at a time when his Father, who had locked in syndrome since a stroke in 2007, and his grandmother died within weeks of each other.

Apparently he has replaced his Mother as his agent, which if true can only be a good thing. From the outside looking in he seems like a lad who needs an arm around his shoulder and to be made to feel wanted. Then he could hit new heights.

I'm not saying he has the same potential to have as big an impact but we did once take a gamble on a Frenchman with "baggage", and he turned us into champions. Maybe like Cantona he just needs a home.

As for the wages, 95% of players in the world will pick wages over a specific club. It would be great if we could find a few players who want to play for our club and who have a passion for our club. But we will need players who aren't fans of the club. But as long as they are prepared to be professional and hard working then it won't be a huge problem.
Aaron Ramsey is a huge United fan but chose Arsenal over us, Shaw is a huge Chelsea fan and chose us over them.
Also we should remember that Keane, Ferdinand and Rooney all held the club to ransom during their careers with the club. Yet none could question their commitment on the pitch. So as the Ed's say maybe its best not to think about the money.


6.) 04 Jun 2019 13:25:37
Personally i would steer clear of him, has already made things difficult with his National team manager and PSG let me go for free as he had his own tantrums there. No comparison with Herrera with regards to what he brings to the dressing room.


 

 

 

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17 Jun 2019 14:19:06
I'm fairly confident we're getting him, everything has pointed to us signing him, even if it'll be a big fee.

Good timing too as it will soften the blow of the potential departure of Pogba.

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12 Jun 2019 16:24:13
He better hope he does get sold now, can't imagine most fans will be so keen on him now he's publicly flirting with other sides.

Too many players seem to be do this now.

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12 Jun 2019 16:22:14
Ed has already said that Sebastian Haller could be looked at if Lukaku were to leave.

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12 Jun 2019 16:21:27
Not saying there isn't.

Just stating that Premier League clubs are more and more increasing the value of their players.

Someone like Wan-Bissaka would be 25m a few years ago but now because PL clubs are getting more money they don't need to sell their players for such high fees.

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12 Jun 2019 11:10:12
Sounds like Palace want a big fee for the player.

This is becoming more and more of an occurrence with the premier league sides and their star players. I guess the amount of money in the game now is making the top teams not require play sales to keep above the water.

Lets hope the clubs can agree on a fee before pre-season. Hate seeing transfers drag on for the whole window.

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17 Jun 2019 15:19:03
As an English Manchester United fan I welcome us signing English prospects. We could potentially build a team which other clubs in the Prem will be jealous of.

As long as we don't shy away from the top talents in the other leagues then I am happy for it.

It's worrying to see the lack of English / British signings in recent years from what it supposed to be the biggest club in England.

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17 Jun 2019 13:52:18
Might be worth reading the transfer news on Reddit instead of twitter, the guys over there are a good laugh and it's funny reading how excited they all get.

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17 Jun 2019 13:51:09
I would say Mata, Di Maria, Falcao, Bastian, Zlatan, Pogba, Lukaku and a stretch Matic all could be classed as 'super stars'

Basically players who are at the 'top of their game'.

Oh and Lee Grant.

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17 Jun 2019 10:52:33
I agree Eric, wish we could just get back into the season.

I also find during the transfer window this site gets quieter which sucks because it helps me get through those slow boring days at the office.

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16 Jun 2019 15:06:54
I'm glad Ed. Would prefer the club focused on who we really want instead of swap deals.

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