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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Wrexham

Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: 1999 treble win.

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10 Nov 2020 10:05:06
Rumours that Mason Greenwood isn't applying himself in training, obvs don't know how true that is but seemingly left out on occasion due to discipline issues. If it is true then it would be a huge waste of talent, someone needs to get a grip of him and say look at what you have at your feet, not sure there is anyone at the club that's got that about them, Bruno perhaps, anyway, maybe its not accurate but usually no smoke without fire.

1.) 10 Nov 2020 10:21:42
Hearing exactly the same and just submitted a post prior to seeing this. Latest is apparently Bruno confronting him with a rather large bust up ensuing and resulting in him being 'unwell' and not in the squad for the Everton game. I do hope it’s all nonsense but.



15 Sep 2020 09:35:41
Gareth Bale 1 year loan with pption to buy at the end, perhaps Real subsiding some of his wages or waiving a fee to get him off their books all rumoured today.
Any truth we are looking to turn to Bale Ed?
I have read across the site thar Bale doesn't want to play football, I'm not sure that is true, ZZ won't play him and so he is picking up a big wage, problem has been nobody could afford him to buy or loan and Real also wanted a fee so I feel a tad unfair on Bale to say he has given up.
Problem i'd see is we sign Bale and he just won't be fit for a while or its a risk in terms of injuries but we do have Greenwood to rotate with him which may work on that basis.
If we was also to sign Stevanovic with Bale for a couple of years, Greenwood eventually going central, may not work out too bad, a risk as I say in terms of Bale himself but on his day he is unplayable and the savings from Sancho fees we could strengthen elsewhere, mind you we need to sell players first.

{Ed002's Note - Gareth Bale (RW) - if the finances can be sorted out Manchester United could opt for him as an alternate to Sancho.}

1.) 15 Sep 2020 10:18:19
Thank you Ed.

2.) 15 Sep 2020 10:21:57
Bale when fit and motivated is excellent. Even 30 games a season from a fit and motivated Bale makes our squad considerably better. His contribution would outweigh that of James, Pereira, Mata etc you'd expect.

The issue for me isn't even the fitness side of things, it's more the motivation element. He's achieved everything he could have at Real from a silverware perspective but from an individual one not so much. Does he still have the drive to be one of the best in the world? He gets to stay in a lovely city with good weather, good food, gets to play an incredible golf course at the Santander Madrid and when he is at work he gets to play football for one of the biggest clubs in the world, earning a massive wage doing it. He's living the dream and motivation must be hard to muster when that is the case.

I think it is a risk but based on the other options of Perisic or Costa, I'd still edge towards Bale but that's probably more in hope that he rediscovered his best form than expectation.

3.) 15 Sep 2020 10:36:18
Bale can single handedly win games.
I do like the option of Greenwood and Bale rotating on RW.

4.) 15 Sep 2020 11:00:44
Bale ‘could’ singlehandedly win games, past tense.

Now Bale is finished. Massive wages, atrocious injury record, no work ethic, and doesn’t seem to care about playing.

5.) 15 Sep 2020 11:01:12
No problem rotating with bale as he'll be rotating with the operating table anyway.

6.) 15 Sep 2020 13:00:57
Id be happy as ed said if the finances could be sorted.
A loan with an option would be ideal imo and fairly low risk.

7.) 15 Sep 2020 14:16:32
I'd be disappointed if we sign Bale. I don't think short term options are a worthwhile investment. Look at Ighalo, as much as you might want him to be a success. The reality is is that he isn't going to challenge for a first team spot when everyone is fit. He's just there to make up the numbers.

If we can't sign Sancho this summer then I doubt we'll ever sign him. Next summer he'll either be more expensive than this, or if he isn't and is actually available cheaper then we will likely face strong competition from other sides, possibly even the sides that he would prefer to move to.

The only scenario which isn't a terrible idea when signing Bale would be on a heavily subsidised one year loan deal. He is 31, has a chequered history with injuries, is a player who relies heavily on pace, and has shown little desire to play football over the past few seasons.

Will he be able to stay fit often enough to play a decent number of games?

If he can stay fit is he still able to make a difference in the faster more physically demanding league?

Would he be a positive or negative impact on our young squad?

If he can stay fit, and if he can still play at the level he was at a few years ago and if he can find his desire to play then he would be a good signing.

But that is a lot of ifs. While his wage demands have the potential to cause another Sanchez situation.

A one year loan deal where we pay half his wages and a proportion of that half is performance related. Then it wouldn't be an awful move.

But then what happens if he does well? Should the club sign him permanently next summer? And at what cost? Or if we can't sign Sancho next summer and Bale flops who do we sign then?

I think if we can't sign Sancho then we should look for a diamond in the rough type signing. Someone young, with potential who we could sign and rotate around with the likes of Greenwood, Rashford and James in the wide positions.

Mbeumo, Tsygankov, Stengs, Neres, or Leon Bailey.

Players who can play anywhere across the front line, have talent and could make a huge jump up if placed in and around better players.

8.) 17 Sep 2020 17:45:40
Why would anyone be excited about Bale. there was a semblance of a plan, young, hungry players, Bale is simply a galactico signing. tbe higher ups have known for months what it would take to get Sancho and have acted, as usual in an amateurish way again and will now panic buy someone who doesn't fit.

Bale will be injured first game he plays and will be out. it's a disgrace tve club acts like this, no ambition apart from bringing in money.

9.) 17 Sep 2020 17:46:27
I don't think its fair to state he has little desire to play football, Madrid have ostracised Bale for that time period in the main, ZZ didn't exactly want to play him, if I recall Real blocked Bale going to China to play football, let's be fair even if Real wanted to let him go rather than blocking him leavinv these past 2 years who, except the Chinese club, would be able afford him, those that could afford him didn't need him, so that leaves Bale stuck really, easy to say take a pay cut etc but until recently Real wanted a hefty fee for Bale as well so tbh I don't blame Bale for picking up the wage Real agreed to pay him when he signed if they don't want to select him.
The Bale for Wales shows desire and work ethic as did the Bale for Real prior to all of this, I feel if Bale came here he would have a lot to prove and have desire and work hard but as I say his fitness and then injuries would be my concern.



07 Sep 2020 12:43:01
Hi Ed002, how credible are the various reports stating we are close to signing Sergio Regulion?

{Ed002's Note - "Close to" is a subjective term. Real Madrid need cash and are offering him around. Plenty of clubs have had discussions. Manchester United are an option - although it doesn't seem a priority.}

1.) 07 Sep 2020 13:02:32
Rumours now linking us to Alex Telles of Porto and Mykolenko of Dynamo Kiev. Two more left backs, either the media are just naming LB's after the Reguilon link or maybe the club is seriously considering a move for a LB.

{Ed002's Note - If MU are to buy a LB then AT would be first choice. Pini has been in London dealing with another transfer so perhaps he will have a little time to spare.}

2.) 07 Sep 2020 14:30:29
Ed002, I think it might be a red herring. The "report" suggested Alex Telles agent was in Manchester to tie up a deal. I'm pretty sure United do most of their transfer negotiations etc from their London office.

{Ed002's Note - He has been in London, not Manchester.}

3.) 07 Sep 2020 15:37:05
Thank you Ed for the info, much appreciated.

4.) 07 Sep 2020 16:43:30
ED002, i read that AT has a year left on his contract. Is he a cheaper option to SR or just the overall preferred option?


{Ed002's Note - He won’t be cheaper but would be preferred- a good kick in the gonads for Williams if anything happens.}

5.) 07 Sep 2020 17:32:46
hopefully it spurs Brandie on.

6.) 07 Sep 2020 18:52:21
Isnt williams a rb playing left back? Or have i got that wrong.

7.) 07 Sep 2020 18:56:50
Maybe we are going for 3 at the back with Shaw going central, would make sense signing LB then with Williams able to cover both right and left, who knows.

8.) 07 Sep 2020 18:18:04
Gonads, Old School there Ed.

9.) 07 Sep 2020 21:42:42
Think Dalot will go and Williams will move to right back.

10.) 08 Sep 2020 20:36:19
I’d like to see Williams get the cup games and a handful of PL starts at RB. As good as AWB is defensively, he doesn’t have the grit and drive that Williams shows when attacking.



18 Aug 2020 09:36:44
Hi Ed, hope you are good.
I just wanted to ask have we signed or agreed to sign Marc Jurado and Alvaro Carreras from Barcelona and Real respectively?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 18 Aug 2020 09:48:05
What age see there guys?

{Ed002's Note - Kids, 16 perhaps 17.}

2.) 18 Aug 2020 10:44:03
Thought so. Thanks ed002.
Hope all is well.
I know you don't like giving blow by blow updates but i was wondering is there don't truth in the reports that united have reignited their push for Saul?

3.) 18 Aug 2020 14:33:47
Thanks Ed.

4.) 18 Aug 2020 17:38:53

I'm thinking ED002 said Saul would be a Pogba replacement if the amateurs let him go.

5.) 18 Aug 2020 20:04:17
Thanks MH.

6.) 19 Aug 2020 22:44:56
Jurado has himself confirmed the transfer on Instagram of all places.



02 May 2020 10:48:52
Hi Ed002, hope lockdown is treating you well. Away from the league restart or not saga, a friend asked me if United would sign Declan Rice which got me thinking, I recall you saying in the past there was interest i was just wondering if Rice is still of interest to us?

{Ed002's Note - The immediate need for a DM player has been eased by agreeing a new contract with Matic but Manchester United could also look to Rice again at some point, but I doubt it will be this summer. West Ham do not need to sell but if relegated might do. If Manchester United do look to add a DM this summer perhaps thinking again about Denis Zakaria might be one option.}

1.) 02 May 2020 11:09:12
Thank you Ed, very informative. Would Moenchengladbach be open to offers for Zakaria?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

2.) 02 May 2020 11:45:16
One to keep an eye on then, thanks Ed.

3.) 02 May 2020 12:01:23
We would, I am certain, appreciate your summary of the Manchester United transfer strategy for the end of the season. Many thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - THings will become much clearer at the end of next week.}

4.) 02 May 2020 14:51:37
If we do look at a DM I hope it is Zakaria and not Rice.




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25 Jan 2021 11:39:25
Just to touch on DvdB, it will be difficult for someone when they only get a game a month to show their worth or 2 mins at the end of a game. Donny prob is unhappy as he was told he would play when be signed, lied to basically, so feel sorry for the lad as he is a top class player.
Having said that we are a winning side atm so going to be hard for anyone to get in now over the first eleven.
The front 3 yday is the front 3 i'd use game in and out tbh, Martial to me offers nothing where you saw Rash and Mase offering threat in abundance, shame Rash may be injured now.
It was a fantastic game yesterday I have to say, really enjoyed it.
Shaw, brilliant again.
Deano I thought played well.
Pogba did some dirty work which is a side be never embraces usually so another string to his bow.
Bruno, just world class.
Great win for us fans but what's important to me is that win for our mentality will be massive going forward.

1.) 25 Jan 2021 12:35:06
I thought Van de beek did okay yesterday. He needs minutes and I think he will play a bigger role second half of the season. He’s a completely different player to Bruno and I’d like to see him in midfield on Wednesday night where we will have more of the ball.

2.) 25 Jan 2021 12:57:49
I'm not sure players are told that they will play at the point of signing. Maybe some of the bigger egos insist on it in their contracts, but I'm sure in VDB's case he will have been told he has the same chances as everyone else to impress in training. He probably looked at the players United had and felt he was an upgrade so took his chances. To be fair I thought he was but it's a bit of a vicious circle. He needs a run of games to find some form, but isn't doing enough to warrant more games. Sadly at the minute only an injury to Fred or McTominay is going to get him a decent run in the team.

3.) 25 Jan 2021 13:06:15
I might be one of the minority on here but I thought DvdB did well in the first half yesterday. One touch passing even in tight situations was super refreshing when we generally take three or four touches which kills our counter. I want to see him in the team regularly so he can build chemistry with Bruno and a DM. He is a super no. 8 and an average no. 10. Unfortunately we are only getting to see the latter.

4.) 25 Jan 2021 13:25:19
I thought he was bang average yesterday. Neither good or bad, but I also know he needs the games. Maybe Wednesday will be a good opportunity for the lad.

There was a point yesterday he got the ball clear on the right and the move was on to put Cavani through. He pulled up like his hamstring had gone, turned round, and played the ball 20 yards back into midfield. Thought LVG was back in the dugout.

Is it a Dutch thing?

5.) 25 Jan 2021 14:13:23
I am with RLF here, he was very good with good passes and made the team tick. Maybe he was one of the reasos we controled the game in the first half.

6.) 25 Jan 2021 14:36:36
Agree with RLF and Herrera. VdB isn't a 10 and it showed. His positioning was all wrong and often he was getting in Cavani's way/ space.

The lad is an 8 and his strength is moving the ball forward through midfield quickly and decisively. His ability to do that contrasts sharply with Pogba who needs multiple touches and this is why he loses the ball so often in dangerous positions.

Pogba is also a poor no 10 which is why he never plays there.

DvB looked a long way from match sharp as well. His movement looked laboured especially in the second half.

7.) 25 Jan 2021 18:03:14
I think there is this thing with British fans where we expect our midfielders to be either making crunching tackles, hitting Hollywood balls or scoring. If they don't then we think they have been poor.

While Donny didn't set the world alight yesterday I think he played a vital role in us having more of a control of the midfield. He was always a passing option and meant Liverpool couldn't press us as easily as in other games. He also found important passes.



22 Jan 2021 08:57:50
I have a question for my fellow Eds and posters.
If United was to finish 3rd again this season would you be disappointed or ok with it?

{Ed004's Note - I think comfortably finishing 3rd and being competitive in the league is another big step in the right direction. I dont think we have the best team/squad in the league currently.}

1.) 22 Jan 2021 11:20:52
Agree with Ed here.

We’re top of the table and suddenly we’ve forgotten about our situation back in September and October.

City should be favourites for the league and I still think Liverpool will finish ahead of us. That’s trying to be realistic.

But we are currently top so I don’t see any reason against throwing everything we have at the league and seeing where we end up. If it’s 3rd then so be it but I’d rather finish 3rd full guns blazing than to see us eventually drifting out of every competition due to exhaustion.

2.) 22 Jan 2021 11:25:10
As long as we're only a half dozen points off top at most, I wouldn't mind third.

3.) 22 Jan 2021 11:37:50
If we are to finish 3rd though, it will obviously mean us dropping a few points between now and the end of the season which you'd have to expect, but so will City, Leicester, Liverpool, Tottenham so potentially United dropping more so what will people's views be on Solsjkaer if this is to happen?

4.) 22 Jan 2021 13:15:46
Yes, if we rack up higher points tally and give a proper challenge to whoever is at the top.

5.) 22 Jan 2021 10:27:24

It is a strange season. I do think at rb AWB needs competition. Perhaps Tuanzebe may provide that, should the club not wish to strengthen the RB position any time soon.

A concern for me are Martial and Rashford. We need them firing on all cylinders if we are to win the league.

Hopefully we can shift all. the deadwood come summer.

What are you feelings on the EL? I for one would rather focus on the league and a CL spot than the EL.
It might be better to play our squad players to gain some game time I stead. DvB, Mata, Tuanzebe, Henderson, Greenwood, maybe Diallo and lingard too, should the latter stay.

{Ed004's Note - I think a lot depends on how the league is going with regards to the EL. KdB being out for 6 weeks is a bit blow to City. They've been struggling to score lately and been relying on the form of their cbs. With KdB out and Aguero struggling with form/covid where are the goals coming from.

If we have a chance at the league, big if at this stage, you got to prioritise that surely. I also agree AWB needs competition. Would love to see Laird promoted in the summer if he is successful on loan but could see us bringing in a veteran like Trippier (shades of Telles & Shaw here).}



20 Jan 2021 22:34:19
Just a word on Edinson Cavani, what class this guy is, hard work, goalscorer, he leads by example and for me its time he led the line each week, he's fit enough and has the mentality to win a title. The time has come to leave Martial out now, abysmal again tonight. Rash right, Cav central and Greenwood right for me.
Pogba, take a bow, I've been a massive massive critic but he's stepping up and tbh needed as Bruno has had a dip.
Still top halfway thru, Blades at home next when Spurs play Liverpool, a good opportunity there to get some distance to the champs.

1.) 21 Jan 2021 00:55:53
I want to echo the sentiments about Cavani.

Every time he plays you can see what a class act he is, his workrate, movement and intelligence is top drawer.

2.) 21 Jan 2021 10:39:54
Cavani is showing us what we have missed a competitive top striker,
- he is getting into the positions to score. Rashford and Greenwood need to learn from him. I see Diallo arriving in the team soon which will free up Greenwood to play alongside Cavani and Bruno.



18 Jan 2021 11:28:40
The way everyone was talking its like Liverpool just picked up some random kids off the street to play at centre half yday, the embarrassing makeshift comments Souness trying to ram home, Fabinho has played there mamay times and both play together regularly in MF so hardly like Liverpool was some depleted team, makes me sick the way they go on about it, like Liverpool are the only team that's ever had to play players out of position or had injuries, get over it.

1.) 18 Jan 2021 12:41:28
Fabinho has been absolutely fantastic for them at cb- think we missed a trick not going for him as I remember us being linked to him. We could have done a bit more to get at Henderson- but he did well. First half we did not have enough quality on the ball and the timing of the runs were off.



12 Jan 2021 22:59:10
A professional performance, job done.
Props to Ole he seemed to have us come out with a different mindset second half, 1st half we competed and again that was doen to Ole's team selection.
Pogba was fantastic today has to be said as was Bailly.
3 clear at the top, let's enjoy that for now, Liverpool next, maybe we can stretch that lead.
Just to touch on the VAR incidents, I'm not a fan of it and again for me got nealry everything wrong, Shaw won the ball 1st, Maguire goal should have stood as was nothing wrong with it, 6 mins to check yet 4 mins added on, its a sham, get rid for the good of the game.

1.) 13 Jan 2021 07:14:12
VaR took too long. But I think a yellow card was right for Shaw as it was a foul. Had there been more malice in his challenge then it woukd have been a red card.

VAR lacks consistency. Each assistant appears to interpret the rules differently.

I'd like VAR to focus mkre on those players that cheat through play acting etc.




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09 Jan 2021 09:45:58
ed001 who I trust says we should be looking to build around players like Donny, but no, Ole is defence minded, he is not the United way, no chance that Scotty and Fred or Pogba are better than Donny but he would rather x2 DM and that's why Donny doesn't play, that and the continual weird need to play a player who doesn't want to be here.



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09 Jan 2021 09:41:10
Good luck to Romero, always liked him.



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08 Jan 2021 07:24:52
We all know it should be a mf of Bruno and Donny with one of Fred, Matic or Scotty Mac in there but Ole is set on playing x2 dm usually so donny won't get a sniff of the 1st team, especially as Pogba is still lurking about. Feel for the guy, someone we should be building a team around, he may aswell have stayed at Ajax where his reputation would have grown but instead was fed a line by us and now is rotting away playing with the second string vs Watford today prob, nothing short of a disgrace imo how he's been treated.



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26 Oct 2020 08:42:57
I can imagine Ed, don't work too hard.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks.



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25 Oct 2020 21:39:58
Ah ok, thanks Ed. How have you been spending post transfer window? Glad of the rest from this site? Ha.

{Ed002's Note - I have plenty of things to keep me busy thanks.}




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22 Jan 2021 08:54:37
The supposed crisis at anfield, they are only 6 points off top spot and a are more than capable of making that up in an inconsist league.
As Tony says, just concentrate on our next game, doesn't matter what others do.
The next set of prem fixtures however could play nicely into the Manchester Clubs hands but again let's just take 1 step at a time.



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20 Jan 2021 22:58:17
Was a fantastic game City v Villa, both went for it. Shame a ridiculous decision decided it really.



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18 Jan 2021 11:53:13
I think Bruno looked laboured and tired, Rashford looks jaded but has for a while. Is what it is when you are in competitions you play games regular, C.V. too, everything up in the air, not something to moan about imo.



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16 Jan 2021 11:12:57
I think to expect them to think at that moment of joy to not celebrate is not going to happen, if as an elite sport with regular testing you can do the one thing sport naturally makes you do in the throws of the moment then we may aswell cancel the season now.
Yes I get the other side of the argument, the spread of C.V., being role models etc. but this is a reactionary thing that just happens, we've all done the same in the pub with a late winner or a great goal, rationale goes out the window. It won't be easy to eradicate, especially late goals but threats to cancel the season if they don't change instinct in the moment is poor aswell, may aswell just cancel it then.



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08 Jan 2021 18:33:31
We have done well but the acid test starts with Burnley in the week, now we have lost again our recent history shows we go on losing streaks after winning ones, we need to beat Burnley then if we want a real statement beat the scousers but in reality avoid defeat, 2 league losses now and things could spiral.

As you say we are massively reliant on Bruno and individual moments from Rashford, that's alongside our weak defence is not what will win you leagues unfortunately, too many off the cuff players like Martial and Pogba.

Touching on youth, Ole sold us on the man utd way, what youth has be really broken in under Ole? Bought James and AwB, Scott and Rash had already broken in, Brandon has been blocked and I don't recall us being a defence minded team as our way.
Also I've said about Donny since his 1st benching, could see a mile off things wasn't right there despite some on here saying the opposite, United is about being brave, taking risks, nor sure Ole is either, Phelan certainly isn't, x2 DM in most games hoping for moments of brilliance with clas acts benched week in and out, if things start going south again then I start to worry for what Bruno will be thinking.

Anyway, 2nd in the league with opportunity to go top, so I don't want to be too negative but we have seen many false dawns under Ole before, if we get into Feb in the same or better position then it'll be a race.