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14 Jul 2019 08:25:06
Duncan Castles reporting via a podcast that United have offered £60m upfront with £20m in add ons for Harry Maguire, Leicester want £80m up front.
Also that United have yet to make a bid for Bruno Fernandes.
Not sure how reliable but what I read this morning.


1.) 14 Jul 2019 08:49:01
I don't think you can read a podcast WRD lol.

I think the maguire deal will go through, reports coming out also that he wants the move and leicester won't stand in his way if he makes that clear to them.

Also being reported that club have a policy of focusing on doing one deal at a time for reasons beyond me, that's probably why no bid has gone in for fernandes. Probably want to get a centre back in first.


2.) 14 Jul 2019 09:59:02
You can't be serious about the "one deal at a time" policy. No team does that, it is not Football manager where you can bid and be accepted or rejected the next minute. You can say "well this week we will negotiate Maguire, next week Bruno and next week, oh f. ck the window is closed". United are exploring all of their targets. Official bids are the end product.


3.) 14 Jul 2019 10:12:16
Makes sense as to why with 4 weeks left in the transfer window we still haven’t sold any of the dross and still require a CB, 2X CM and a RW.


4.) 14 Jul 2019 10:27:51
Cant sell players with nobody interested.


5.) 14 Jul 2019 11:25:50
Lol I read the quotes from the podcast I mean.


 

 

19 Jun 2019 19:13:49
Lots of reports of £55m wan bissaka done.


 

 

06 Jun 2019 08:53:44
Daniel James medical later today according to reports.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 09:34:46
So first signing is wrapped up.


2.) 06 Jun 2019 10:12:00
If all goes well aye. Maybe wishful thinking but looking at some of our supposed targets like Fernandes, Felix, de Ligt, we could see some more movement once the nations league is over.


3.) 06 Jun 2019 10:45:20
Really interesting signing this.


4.) 06 Jun 2019 12:12:39
the first actual winger we have signed since i can remember.


hopefully ole goes to the 4 2 2 2 that's been talked about.


5.) 06 Jun 2019 15:29:31
Bolger, the 2's play centrally to move the ball forward through midfield quickly.

James is best suited to a 433 or 4231 system.

Although I am pleased to see us sign a winger, I hope he can play on the right as well as the left, otherwise this signing will further unbalance the team.


 

 

14 May 2019 16:50:59
Rumours that we have 'joined the race' for Youri Tielemans.


1.) 14 May 2019 17:01:43
Be a really good signing. But ed hasn’t indicated we have any interest unfortunately.


2.) 14 May 2019 17:27:30
That doesn’t mean we’re not interested Park.

But what some have said is that his attitude is questionable.

He has looked good at Leicester. Hopefully he’s turned a corner but it might also mean he’s found his level.


3.) 14 May 2019 17:42:02
If he’s found his level at Leicester, he’ll do a good job for us. Think he’d be a good signing.


4.) 14 May 2019 18:32:14
Wazza, I'd bet it does mean we are not interested. Ed is on the ball when it comes to our interests and signings.


5.) 14 May 2019 19:30:04
Angel, I’m not disputing that for one second, it’s a big reason I’m on here and the other pages several times a day and I appreciate their insights as much as anybody.

But I’m sure there will be times when something comes out of the blue. Maybe I’m wrong.


6.) 14 May 2019 19:38:53
If looking at Leicester midfield players I would look at James Maddison before looking at Tielemans.


7.) 14 May 2019 20:17:07
Ndidi is another I would look at.


8.) 14 May 2019 20:32:45
The best rumour going on is the aigning of Koulibaly. Wow i can't wqit if he comes in and we get rid of Smalling and jones from the first 11.

You will see a massive improvement and confidence in the team by having a player like Koulibaly come in.


9.) 14 May 2019 20:51:17
Do you think we’ll get him Singh? I think the last update was he’s happy where he is.


10.) 15 May 2019 10:01:38
Give Napoli what they want and we will get him. I don't he is too happy being in Italy either as he is usually targwted racially.

Money talks and if we offer the right money we will get him.


 

 

17 Apr 2019 10:43:57
Hi Ed002, I was wondering if you'd any time for a list of players and positions MU are interested in this summer? Unless a Sharkopod is in the works? Much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - RB, CB, CM, CM/AM, RW/F needed plus possibly a GK

Ahmadou Dia (G) one for the future - there has been a meeting this week (Monday) but nothing came of it

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) MU are interested
Davide Calabria (RB) - has been watched by Manchester United, Lille, Everton and Samporia
Thomas Meunier (RB) has been watched

Kostas Manolas (CB) - expect his name to get some publicity soon but persuading him to leave Rome and move to the wastelands of northern England may not be easy
Nikola Milenkovic (CB) a very good option
William Saliba (CB) - one for the future, but I would not be surprised to see MU look to an offer this summer - but I suspect it will go nowhere given the interest of others
Raphael Varane (CB) prior interest of Mr Mourinho could very well return but a discussion has already been held with another side - plus Madrid will try and tempt him to stay, although he wants out - I suspect he could easily be priced out of a move by RM looking to block the transfer
Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) ironically a Mourinho favourite and very, very expensive, so unlikely right now
Toby Alderweireld (CB) would be no more than a short-term solution and Spurs want him to stay and sign a new deal as they will already be losing one CB
Harry Maguire (CB) Leicester want him to stay but MU could return with a good offer - and he has the advantage of being home grown
Milan Skriniar (CB) Financial demands of Inter are excessive (well over €100M) and will fend off interest with a new contract
Ruban Dias (CB) - heading elsewhere

Declan Rice (DM) has been watched, but no declared interest

Ivan Rakitic (CM) some discussions with another side have resulted in a tentative agreement for him to move elsewere - but only if Barcelona make him available which will only happen if they can secure the replacement they want
Rodrigo Hernandez (CM) I suspect he will go to Manchester City instead of Saul who they consider too expensive
Saul Niguez (CM) - If Pogba is to be replaced, a potentially expensive option that Manchester City have stepped back from

Bruno Fernandes (AM) has been of interest to Everton, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool who have all looked at him on two or more occasions. Spurs maintain an interest but only if Christian Eriksen leaves. I am not aware of any interest at all from Inter. Asking price has more than doubled from what was already a high price in recent months and that has pushed aside interest from Juventus who don't see the value, Valencia and CSKA - and like priced him out of a move to all but a couple of the interested sides. Whilst Bayern Munich and another EPL side have looked as well, neither have a declared interest that I know of and both have other AM targets. Manchester United remain very keen and Milan have a creative solution in mind and it is certainly not out of the question that he will move to one of those sides this summer.
Joao Felix (AM) interest may have left with Mourinho and very expensive - in talks for a move elsewhere
Luciano Acosta (AM) has been watched by PSG, Manchester United, Genoa, and Newcastle but Fenerbahce have made an enquiry. A WP would be unlikely for England.

Jadon Sancho (RW) BD have no interest in selling
Samuel Kalu (RW) has been watched by MU but would be no more than cover
Douglas Costa (RW) price may well be an issue as asking price is €80M
Wilfried Zaha (RW) another option

Steven Bergwijn (LW/RW/F) has been watched by MU but discussions are in hand for a move elsewhere
Hirving Lozano (LW) a Sanchez replacement - else it is hard to see him getting any game time

Outbound:

David De Gea (G) wants out - but the club may block it
Antonio Valencia (RB)
Matteo Darmian (RB/LB)
Marcos Rojo (LB/CB) not wanted
Ander Herrera (CM) wants more game time but club wants him to stay - will likely go to PSG
Paul Pogba (CM) wants out - but the club may block it
Juan Mata (RM/RW)
Alexis Sanchez (LW/F) there is no clear route to end the relationship


1.) 17 Apr 2019 11:48:55
Based on the info ed has provided, I would be happy with the following happening:

IN:

Wan-Bissaka
Milenkovic
Koulibaly (unlikely we'll get to CB's it seems)
Fernandes
Saul
Zaha

OUT:

Valencia
Darmian
Rojo
Herrera
Pogba
Mata
Sanchez

Only issue I have is I can't see all those players leaving, some will find a way to stick around another year. Also can't see us get any of our first choices.


2.) 17 Apr 2019 11:51:33
It's also crazy how Douglas Costa could cost up to 80m. he isn't that good surely? I'd rather Zaha who is prem proven and much younger.


3.) 17 Apr 2019 12:07:54
Thank you very much ed you’re a star.


4.) 17 Apr 2019 13:00:47
Thanks a lot Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


5.) 17 Apr 2019 13:45:25
Thanks Ed, this is amazing!


6.) 17 Apr 2019 14:53:39
weggy agree with most of your ins as probable but koulibaly is pricey as per ed002 so think if anything, a 25m punt on toby for a few seasons may be possible. don't know much on Milenkovic, but a name not listed by the ed is the cb Andersson ; cheaper alternative?

As for the outs totally happy with your list as it is very close to ed002 with pogba a possible and sanchez a tough one to shift. Would add to the list DDG, not as a gut reaction to last nite alone but its apparent that he wants to go. Get the most we can and march on: after all not much point in keeping someone who is as unhappy as he seems. His reactions, reflex saves and saves with his feet are impeccable but I really think his commanding of the box at set pieces and distribution is [poor. don't have any idea who could replace him but we have romero and henderson.


7.) 17 Apr 2019 14:54:03
City fan here

Gutted about Saul. Honestly thought he is heading to City but then absolutely thrilled about Rodrigo. In Spain they call him the next Busquets.

Thanks for the info Ed02.


8.) 17 Apr 2019 15:03:50
Thank you Ed, top class as always.


9.) 17 Apr 2019 16:47:15
Having read the player profile on Nikola milenkovic I'd be quite excited to see him arrive sounds like he could be well suited to the epl.


10.) 17 Apr 2019 17:11:23
Just another name: wasnt so long ago you were a liverpool fan. not at all sorry to see you go. I hope changing the team you support 3/ 4 of the way through a season so you can 'celebrate' silverware helps you sleep better at night.


11.) 17 Apr 2019 16:57:15
Thanks Ed, and great to see us build from the back.


12.) 18 Apr 2019 11:28:27
Thank you Ed.


13.) 18 Apr 2019 14:42:49
Always good to hear what ED02 knows. very interesting as always

Thanks.


14.) 19 Apr 2019 08:33:04
Nice work Ed.


15.) 19 Apr 2019 10:58:27
Very interesting thanks for the info Ed.

Must admit I know little or nothing of many of those which, considering our recent transfer record, might actually be a good thing! I just want a new wave of hungry, up and coming players in our team.

Sell anyone who has doubts about staying and taking on the huge challenge of turning us into contenders. Or those that want to stay but are total rubbish.


16.) 19 Apr 2019 18:46:47
Hi Ed, I was a little surprised to not see Bailly on the outbound list, would you expect him to stay?

{Ed002's Note - There has been no effort to sell.}


17.) 19 Apr 2019 23:29:45
@Weggy.

Zaha. Lolz!


18.) 20 Apr 2019 08:55:02
Thanks Ed, it's going to be interesting to see how he fits in next season, especially if another CD comes in and with Tuanzebe back in from loan.


19.) 20 Apr 2019 10:43:33
Ed002,

You mentioned on the European pages that there was interest in Nabil Fekir; is that still the case? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, there has never been interest from Manchester United.}


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2019 10:35:44
Bruno Fernandes has come out and said he wants to play in England, presuming United have yet to make an acceptable bid to Sporting, really want this signing to happen.


1.) 23 Jul 2019 11:29:08
He's also being linked with Spurs and even Liverpool. Space watching time I guess.


2.) 23 Jul 2019 11:29:37
Oh, Ed Woodward has better get it done for you the WRD 😊.


3.) 23 Jul 2019 12:11:24
News from FTSE heads in London, via Glazer representatives, Fernandes to MUFC is almost complete. There is however one aspect that is holding things up and it is a clause his agent wants in his contract. He wants to play in the PL and wants CL football. MUFC have the funds to buy the player and surpass his salary demands, however, with lack of CL football Fernandes's agent has requested a clause that if Utd fail to reach the CL next season, the release clause for fernado to then leave MUFC be 50% of the price MUFC are paying for him now. Thus meaning he could leave within 12 months if Utd fail to get top4 and cost them £30m+ in fee and salary.

I can't see Utd going for that, but if they don't, would it not signal they have doubts on both Ole as manager and the quality of the squad in achieving CL

ED I've seen the above elsewhere. Any comment?

{Ed002's Note - I assume you have been playing on Twitter or somewhere else. The London Stock Exchange does not provide football gossip.}


4.) 23 Jul 2019 12:26:51
Ed,
No I don't do twitter. Read it elsewhere on a forum and thought I'd seek your observation.

{Ed002's Note - It didn't strike you as odd that the London Stock Exchange is providing transfer gossip?}


5.) 23 Jul 2019 12:34:41
ED yes it did but leaks do happen. Perhaps I shouldn't have asked.

{Ed002's Note - Leaks from the London Stock Exchange about football? Crikey. You can consider yourself as naive as a Liverpool supporter.}


6.) 23 Jul 2019 12:41:52
Now that is just way too insulting! LOL.


7.) 23 Jul 2019 12:42:12
Perth red, if the recruitment team can go to Ed to get the deal signed off then I'd be most grateful to them all lol.


8.) 23 Jul 2019 16:54:40
Stock exchange exclusive 😂😂😂.


 

 

11 Jul 2019 21:07:35
Harry Maguire or Nikola Milenkovic
Sean Longstaff
Bruno Fernandes
Sergei Milinkovic-Savic or Saul Niguez

Romelu Lukaku to Inter
Paul Pogba to Real or Juventus

David de Gea will he or won't he sign a new contract.

Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo looking to be sold.

An awful lot of potential business to be done still and I've not added Andre Onana (if DDG leaves), Wassim ben Yedder or Sebastian Haller (if RedRom leaves) and a right winger (cant think of one with serious links) to the list.

{Ed004's Note - Going by reports and rumours I see best case scenario as De Gea signing, Milenkovic, Longstaff and Fernandes coming in. If Pogba goes then Saul as his replacement and hopefully we replace Lukaku with Pepe. A front 3 of Pepe, Rashford and Martial has goals in it}


1.) 11 Jul 2019 21:24:55
That would be the ideal summer Ed added to wan Bissaka and James (not expecting DJ to be a regular straight away) .
On paper that team would look so much improved, a good age, a certain profile of player in with energy, running and willing.
And if we can get Greenwood and Chong involved more and more all the better.

{Ed004's Note - Expecting Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Rashford and probably Greenwood to step up a bit more this year}


2.) 11 Jul 2019 21:42:49
Ed04 - if we manage to sign those 5 and keep De Gea we will have some team if they gel and play to their potential.

Milenkovic and AWB would add another dimension to our defence, Saul and Fernandes would hopefully have an even greater effect on our midfield and Pepe on the right would actually give us more width and speed on that side of the pitch which we have lacked in previous seasons.

{Ed004's Note - Completely agreed. Although, I think itll be hard to get that many deals done in a month}


3.) 11 Jul 2019 22:33:06
Agreed ED but it make us so much stronger and worth all the hard work it would take to get them all done.

{Ed004's Note - It is also a massive amount of money spent}


4.) 11 Jul 2019 22:58:09
Alot of money spent but with the sales of pogba and lukaku your looking at over 200 million in sales if they go for the reported fees


The aim for this season is to get am identity and get back into the top 4 then we can progress further next summer in terms of recruitment and sales


But we have to stick to the plan we can't just gove up at xmas of were doing rubbish again.

{Ed004's Note - I feel like whatever funds Pogba brings in would be exactly how much Saul would cost}


5.) 12 Jul 2019 01:41:58
I would be stunned if 5 more join in big money transfers. I don't believe that man utd would bring in 7 first team squad players in one window. Too many too fast for our conservative club. It also sends a pretty bad message to our youth set up.

Like the look of Fernandes, I hope he comes. A CB has been requested by Jose and now Ole, so I could see that happening.

Pogba and lukaku could drag on, even if both leave I suspect only one would be replaced this window.

Right wing could well wait, with rash, Sanchez, Chong, gardner, mata Daniel James, martial, young, andreas and dalot all able to play there. We all crave the second coming of becks out there, but I can't see it happening this window.


6.) 12 Jul 2019 06:04:22
Yeah Ed004. The team on paper has goals, pace and creativity.
Hopefully we can get the deals over the line and quickly try to form understanding between the players.


7.) 12 Jul 2019 08:31:32
Ed 004 Apparently Dani Ceballos has been left out of R Madrid's PS tour. Would you take him as a replacement and part of a deal to replace Pogba?

{Ed004's Note - I think it looks more likely he will sign for Arsenal or Spurs}


8.) 12 Jul 2019 08:48:15
Ed, realistically, how many of the above-mentioned players do you think will be in a United shirt, come the start of the season?

{Ed004's Note - Hopefully we will sign atleast 2 more and if Pogba or Lukaku go they need replaced}


9.) 12 Jul 2019 17:36:34
I am still hopeful and looking forward to.

Pogba to Madrid.
Lukaku to Inter

Dave the save re-signs
Milenkovic or Diaz in
Longstaff in (Rojo to Newcastle)
Fernandes in
SMS to replace Pogba

Then we are in a position to release a couple as required.


 

 

07 Jul 2019 19:57:21
A lot of media reports of Bruno Fernandes expects to seal United switch ttoe of reports around, hope we are making an acceptable bid.

{Ed002's Note - Not yet.}


1.) 07 Jul 2019 21:10:30
Let's hope we do soon then. Would be nice to have him join up with the squad sooner rather than later.


 

 

07 Jul 2019 07:50:30
Sanchez done his hammy last night?


1.) 07 Jul 2019 09:41:25
Really? Oh how the news just keeps getting better day by day!


2.) 07 Jul 2019 10:17:15
I noticed he was subbed off after 17 minutes but didn't know what had happened so that's cleared it up. That's him out for a while again then.


3.) 07 Jul 2019 10:52:36
I think Sanchez should pay the price for James!


4.) 07 Jul 2019 11:00:46
It's time players became self employed. i. e. off sick? No pay. Or were on a paid as you play basis because, yet again, he is now drawing an obscene amount of dosh as he sits on his butt. It's little wonder the likes of DDG (player of the year x 4 or 5) is demanding the same sort of money as a serial under achiever.


5.) 07 Jul 2019 14:54:42
Players become self-employed?

So they can play for any team depending on how much they’ll pay for that season/ week/ game/ hour?

Or players sign contracts that mean that if they aren’t picked, they aren’t paid?

Ok bud, you do you.


6.) 07 Jul 2019 15:30:50
It was a tongue in cheek comment. Chill.


7.) 07 Jul 2019 18:07:04
I’m sure the OP was a question, why did people take that as a fact?


 

 

04 Jul 2019 16:42:36
Quinton Fortune and Neil Wood are our u23 coaches with Nicky Butt given a bigger role.


1.) 04 Jul 2019 19:58:28
Our U23s could do with a change in fortune, butt wood Clinton be the right choice?


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2019 17:31:49
What or who are the sources for Milinkovic-Savic?


 

 

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19 Jul 2019 16:41:37
Just signed for them and linked with us?


 

 

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15 Jul 2019 21:52:06
Duncan Castles also is kind enough to say top clubs in Europe are laughing at us for paying this kind of money for Maguire, let them laugh.


 

 

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14 Jul 2019 17:54:59
Just forget the figure and support the lad who will be first choice in our team.


 

 

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14 Jul 2019 17:38:05
Lewis Dunk to Leicester rumours.


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2019 12:42:12
Perth red, if the recruitment team can go to Ed to get the deal signed off then I'd be most grateful to them all lol.


 

 

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19 Jul 2019 16:42:13
I'd take what we paid, hardly set the world alight since has he.


 

 

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19 Jul 2019 10:55:26
Maybe not a fall out, if it is not an injury then likely something is happening regarding Inter Milan.


 

 

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18 Jul 2019 10:58:00
Not allowed to be positive on here are we. Tbh I don't feel united have anything expected of them in the prem next season other than to obtain top 4, maybe we will see exciting counter attacks, youth in the team and see some of our problem areas addressed, all of which we was crying out for not so long ago, so let's have a bit of optimism on here.


 

 

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16 Jul 2019 18:27:05
Ahhh, that's where I left my £72m, doh.