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Favourite player: Paul Scholes

Best team moment: 1999 treble win.

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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.



22 Mar 2020 09:00:55
Can I ask Ed002, most talk is about getting the season done by June 30th and 1st June start date being mooted in various quarters, what will happen to FA Cup, EL and CL games that are left, will they be allowed to complete aswell as the league season, surely would be unfair to just compete league games. United for example have 17 or 18 games left potentially if we go all the way in the 2 cup comps we are in?

{Ed002's Note - The Premier League and FA Cup are planned to be completed if and when the remainder of the season can get underway. If the season does not get underway, the FA Cup will be scratched.

The CL and EL are a very different issue. UEFA are obviously keen to hold them and have a plan to play the EL semi-finals and final over a single weekend or a couple of days in Gdansk and the CL semi-finals and final on a similar basis in Istanbul. In all probability they will need to draw a line across and scratch the competitions for this season - but right now they are not doing that. I can't see them going ahead.}

1.) 22 Mar 2020 13:15:18
Thank you Ed, very informative. So there is a scenario where the premier league carries on and Europe does not or do you see all competitions domestic and otherwise scratched?

{Ed002's Note - I really can't say with any confidence but doubt that the PL will be in a position to carry on in the near term, and I suspect the same will be true for most of Europe.}

2.) 22 Mar 2020 13:52:49
Thank you Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



19 Mar 2020 14:37:58
Seaosk suspended until April 30th 'at the earliest'. Even if cases of COVID dropped in say May time its cramming so much in to a short period up to June 30th.

1.) 19 Mar 2020 16:36:15
Apologies for my spelling, I was obviously super keen to break the news.

2.) 20 Mar 2020 12:12:56
WRD, at this point seriously don't care about football or any other sport. All such activities must be stopped indefinitely till each person is cured and there is no danger of spreading it further.

Hope everyone is safe from this site.

3.) 20 Mar 2020 17:44:44
Kicked the cab down the road.

League is getting cancelled 100% things are a lot worse than anyone first feared and my WFH is expected to June as min and I cannot see the games getting played between Apr 30 - Jun 30 for EPL and Europe games, then a delay to next season too to allow for a rest period and preseason. I can’t see a way it is happening.

Jun 30th is also when contracts and sponsorships usually change/ break.

They will wait until the last minute and null and void the season. New season in August as usual. If they do it sooner there will be a huge stink and with nothing to talk about it will be big news, waiting until the last minute means there will be a stink but press will quickly move on to cover transfers and the new season.

Only possible outcome and most sensible.

4.) 21 Mar 2020 11:00:59
I agree peoples health more important than our fight for 4th or anything else to do with any sport for that matter. I also agree I can't see the league resuming in time without disruption to next season. I have bought a ps4 and fifa 20 to get thru my social distancing, can take United to the top that way.

5.) 21 Mar 2020 22:13:05
Global pandemic guys. We can’t even go out for a beer or bite to eat. Football is done for a while.



12 Feb 2020 07:49:49
1 week and no new rumours post on the rumours page. I hear a rumour which is more a report that United have put in for safe standing at OT can you can confirm this rumour Ed's?

{Ed001's Note - it was done in December. It is a trial in the north-east corner for up to 1,500 rail seats.}

1.) 12 Feb 2020 17:24:33
What do you make of it Ed001?

{Ed001's Note - it is not to my liking, but the rail seats are the best solution to persistent standing. Problem is people look at it through eyes tinged with nostalgia and forget how crap standing actually is for the majority. If you are short you can't see anything, which makes it crap for kids. If you are a woman, you have to put up with pervie men rubbing up against you and touching you, as you can't see which knobber done it. It is difficult to get in or out, etc. All they really need to do is allow people to move around to sit with friends etc to improve the atmosphere that people moan about. However that is not going to fix the poor atmosphere and neither is standing because times have changed and people are not the same as they were. The atmosphere will never be like it was.

Like I said though, the rail seats is a decent halfway house to put in places where people insist on standing.}

2.) 13 Feb 2020 09:14:34
Cheers for the in depth reply Ed. Interesting take on it. I mainly go to games at FC United and Chester and am used to standing so when I go to OT and sit I find it almost like sit back and entertain me or not as fan involved but that's just what I am used too. Can understand it not being bear for other fans who are used to and like sitting to watch but nice United have gone half way on it.

{Ed001's Note - I am used to standing as well, but it excludes over 50% of the population.}



28 Jan 2020 22:35:49
Apparently some United fans gone militant on Ed's home.

1.) 28 Jan 2020 22:41:59
A million miles too far


2.) 28 Jan 2020 22:57:55
I heard it was Ed002 and Ken.

3.) 28 Jan 2020 23:02:31
Absolutely disgusting a disgrace we are united not hooligans.

4.) 28 Jan 2020 23:21:25
Absolute morons, whether people like the guy or not he is a human being and does not deserve this. This minority of so called fans have taken the toxicity to a new level.

5.) 28 Jan 2020 23:29:01
Ed002 and Ken would be like a Seal Team 6 Infiltration.

6.) 28 Jan 2020 23:35:47
Tongue n cheek comment

But that's the only bit of news coming out of man utd that's true and something was bound to flare up.

I bet EW is already working on sponsors for flares

On a real note. disgusting behaviour by a Toxic minority of imbeciles.

7.) 28 Jan 2020 23:40:03
There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour. Whatever people think of how someone does his or her job, you don’t attack them or their family home. It’s embarrassing for grown adults to be doing this. I am embarrassed by this. I hope they are prosecuted.

8.) 28 Jan 2020 23:51:53
No laughing matter at all Griffin. Shamed the club. This is football. It should NEVER be personalised beyond voicing opinion.

9.) 29 Jan 2020 00:00:12
Absolutely disgraceful I hope they find who did it and send them to jail and ban them from every football ground. Sky and BT should cancel any sports subscriptions they have too. Being passionate is fine but never like this.

10.) 29 Jan 2020 00:07:29
Absolutely disgusting.

11.) 29 Jan 2020 00:51:24
Awful news about Eds home getting attacked. I just post similar on the other page.

12.) 29 Jan 2020 02:20:09
For what it’s worth I’m not condoning this behaviour Cheshire. It’s beyond disgusting.

13.) 29 Jan 2020 02:24:49
This is simply disgusting behaviour. These knuckle draggers are representing us. We must stand together to condemn this abhorrent behaviour. Imagine if Ed's family had been there alone.

This stems and escalates from the singing of the songs in the ground. I hope people realise how this poison needs to be stopped, whether it is songs aimed at Liverpool, or Glazers or Woodward there are lines that should not be crossed. The acceptance of the singing in the grounds leads to idiots like these thinking it is funny or amusing to threaten death and cause violence.

14.) 29 Jan 2020 02:52:52
I hope they are found and punished accordingly.

15.) 29 Jan 2020 04:20:02
Totally unacceptable from those fans.
Woodward's family may get mentally traumatized from these kind of inhuman behaviors.

16.) 29 Jan 2020 07:05:01
Absolute morons. This is the reason why Ed002 won't explain who is doing what at United at board level.

Ed Woodward doesn't have a lot of love amoungst the United fan base, but attacking his home is the lowest of the low. That is his family home, his wife and kids live there.

By all means sing chants at games (not death threats though, or wishing someone dead), have a march, unfurl banners and demonstrate against the man if you're unhappy and blame him. But don't commit criminal acts, and don't involve his family. That's simply disgusting.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on shappy, that was disgusting mate..

17.) 29 Jan 2020 07:54:19
Obviously those people are not representative of United fans. Every fanbase sadly has its rotten apples.

Disgusting stuff indeed, and luckily the Woodward family wasn't home (if I recall correctly) . Hopefully they'll be able to deal with this from a psychological point of view and move on.

18.) 29 Jan 2020 08:34:47
I doubt there's one amongst us who doesn't want him out of the club, or at least his current all-encompassing role, but this type of behaviour can never be condoned.

Sadly, this is a reflection on the way things have gone in Britain over recent years, with the toxicity and personal attacks seen over Brexit (on both sides) and in politics in general. When you normalise this kind of behaviour in politics, it's inevitable that the thugs will feel like they can do it in other areas too.

19.) 29 Jan 2020 09:47:53
Not guilty and appalled by it all.

20.) 29 Jan 2020 09:58:02
Totally appalling and if they do want rid of him then its the worst thing they could have done. The club, board, owners, media and pundits will all rally round him now (as they should) . Some people never think they just act like complete morons.

21.) 29 Jan 2020 12:40:19
What was the sun reporter doing there should be the real question. Who invited him and why was he filming and nobody cared?

22.) 29 Jan 2020 12:50:11
I’m throwing this out there.

I’m calling Fake News here’s why:

1. No body home gone 8pm on weekday. No kids, no dogs, no family. very lucky coincidence.
2. Timed to coincided with press briefing we are about to land Bruno
3. Comments in newspapers how Woodward closed Bruno and was personally leading.
4. Employed an ex Sun journo to lead PR and to sort out Woodward’s image.
5. Press cover the bonfire chant despite it being sang for years.
6. Sun on scene of the event?
7. No damage just flares. I am from Manchester trust be there would be bricks thrown, pee in bottles. all sorts. There’s some right animals up here.

Smells like a setup to me. Just like the tweets we are seeing from sun journalists. orchestrated.

If it’s not fake they 100% knew it was happening and played to their own ends.

Hopefully this ok Ed’s but just a train of thought I’ve had. Something just doesn’t seem quite right. Maybe I have trust issues?

23.) 29 Jan 2020 13:27:33
What a totally weird post.

24.) 29 Jan 2020 13:47:36
Eric, it is odd.

I think there a quite a few coincidences with timings of briefings last night on Bruno and Ed being the hero (7pm GMT), 8PM his house gets a flare thrown the the garden and filmed by some cretinous individuals.

It also seemed relatively tame in respect to what I’ve witnessed when it comes to football hooligans.

Like it or not we’ve aligned ourselves with the Sun via Ashton. Sun have exclusive content and have video direct from the event (either sold/ passed or recorded by them) .

It doesn’t quite add up. I’m sure the police will have little problem catching one of the 20, let’s see if anyone gets charged.

On face value yes, no excuse and disgusting but I’m sure there’s more to this than meets the eye.

25.) 29 Jan 2020 13:55:47
I can't believe The United Stand have been quoted on the BBC, they are getting more and more media access it seems, which is odd considering how poor the content is.

Interesting theory Utd Road. Either way, just puts the side of football culture that I loathe to the front. People seriously need to get a life.

26.) 29 Jan 2020 14:00:53
Sorry for the my comments the other day Ed, but I guess I was proved right. I’ll keep off here from now on.

{Ed033's Note - There are a few bad apples everywhere, but a reasonable person would think that the other day, you posted that all Man United supporters are bad.

27.) 29 Jan 2020 15:15:38
I agree Utd road, Woodward wants to look a certain way and doing this will stop a lot of negative chants and work in his favour.

28.) 29 Jan 2020 16:40:43
Lerky, I really don't think you want to go down that road, fella. Not unless you happen to support the only team in the world without it's quota of cockwombles. And my brother is a Liverpool fan, so I know that's not true :)

29.) 29 Jan 2020 17:49:21
Utd Road, this website has a good conspiracy site you should check out lol.

30.) 29 Jan 2020 18:27:31
It would be abhorrent to even think the club would be involved in such a situation, my view is from what I see on social media and it makes perfect sense to me that a complete bunch of twats would brief the press and they did.

I just hope these dickheads get caught and locked up, its completely pathetic, its football .

31.) 30 Jan 2020 07:56:51
Did you see 20-30 in a single photo?
Have you seen the resolution of the photography on line? Matches perfectly to professional spec. camera.

I think it’s super fishy.




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27 Jul 2020 10:21:58
Unbelievable that we finished 3rd, 32 points from 42 available last 14 games, unreal form on a par with City and Pool.
Ole gets some stick but deserved a lot of credit as do McKenna, Carrick and Phelan.
Bruno the catalyst has sparked the front 3, Matic turned his form around, squad all look like they've bought in and we've the likes of Williams and Greenwood come through.
Thought we managed the game pretty well yday, must have been nerves as most haven't been thru a situation like that before so fair play.
3rd place under any previous managers would have said best we can achieve so its the same for Ole, better probably as he does bot have the CV of a Jose, LVG, Moyes so again much praise for Ole.
Transfer window will be crucial again and getting it right but we have the last window. Grealish and Sancho seem to be the 2 tho unsure on the latter and I don't see us pursuing a CB this summer.
Amazing lads, great to go thru another season with you all on hwre even tho we disagree and passions fly at times, onto EL and 7 weeks until we go again.
Thanks Eds as always, you put up with a lot from our ranging emotions.

1.) 27 Jul 2020 11:45:46
With the money made through qualification to the champions league and the money not lost from our deal with Nike for failing to qualify for the champions league, I dare say that Bruno has already paid off his transfer fee with his contribution since January. He could do nothing for the remainder of his contract and still go down as one of our best signings of the post Fergie era.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 12:51:19
Agreed WRD. And it couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke in OGS. I mean, despite what I think of him as a coach and where I think we will go under him. There is nothing more satisfying as a fan to see a club legend be the one to do what he did. It really was special considering where we were in December.

I sincerely hope that they give him and the club the players that they need to go on and grow, close the gap at the top and be genuine contenders next season.

3.) 27 Jul 2020 13:37:57
I don't think anyone expects us to challenge for the league next year, we just need to more competitive. Long sustained runs of great form followed by long sustained runs of abysmal form isn't the way forward.

Martial has done great since the restart but he now needs to do it week in week out. Likewise with Shaw who's been very impressive. Lindelof and Maguire look like strangers playing together at times. There's still a lot of work to do with tbis squad and a few tough decisions need to be made. We need to iron out the mistakes.

Hopefully We can improve the squad too. In Oles first impressive run when he took over ended with 3 players with muscle injuries in the first half draw against Liverpool. The wheels quickly came off in the next group of games. He needs learn how to rotate his squad better.

As Angel said I'm delighted for Ole. His smile when Lingard scored was great to see. The games will come thick and fast next year. He has a great habit of getting results when it looks like it's curtains, let's hope next season we close the gap on the top teams, Raise the bar and keep going.



20 Jul 2020 14:22:11
I see there is a lot of posts about how good or not our 19 game unbeaten run was.
19 games is a great run firstly regardless of the opposition, to say we 'only' beat poor teams, it was only the first half of this season we had real issues beating these so called poor teams at all so I would call that an improvement and short memories from some.
I've posted myself stating how bad ydays performance was, for me it highlights the quality in depth in the squad is not there and we rely heavily, too heavily on Bruno. If there is such a thing a good defeat this may show us all that we are not at the top table yet and what is still needed to get there.
I won't repeat my thoughts on DDG and Maguire, we was poor all round yday, Ole now will surely learn from playing 352 and who he can trust and not.
Onto West Ham and a good win is a must.

1.) 20 Jul 2020 14:34:03
Wrd. I posted about the run. If you read what i said it was a good run and not to detract from it but to give a little context.
5 teams from lower leagues
A semi final 2nd leg that we won but still lost the tie.
The bottom 6
Good wins against Chelsea and city sheff utd in the league
And draws against those around us in Everton wolves spurs and Southampton.
We were in great form scoring freely but once the pressure has come on we have tightened up look nervous look less dominant and the goals have been in shorter supply.
That for me comes from the coach. Last season the same we got into position to qualify and we blew it.
I don't think we will blow it this year Leicester look like doing that and we should get over the line.
But imo unless there is some clear radical changes we will be in the same place next season. Limping along from 1 cock up to the next.

2.) 20 Jul 2020 14:42:26
2 years ago we finished 10 pints ahead of Liverpool and ole only got rid of the 'useless' players and spend 230m replacing them so is it the squad or can the manager just not get the best out of what players he has?
That was the stick used to beat moyes lvg and jose.

3.) 20 Jul 2020 14:50:31
Lost a game people show their true colours . back to ole out.

4.) 20 Jul 2020 15:04:18
Ddg had a nightmare yesterday. Now has the manager the balls to drop him. When the Chelsea keeper had a few bad games lampard dropped him. And their keeper that time thought he was undropable.
I don't think ole is ruthless enough to make big decisions.

5.) 20 Jul 2020 16:37:31
Some posters here are truly pathetic, they should feel ashamed of themselves, the team is making progress we are not going to win every single game, we have won 19 and lost one so let's pick ourselves up and we go at it again on wednesday, we need to win for 2 or more goals to play with Leicester's desperation on sunday.

We still have the Europa league to play for which to be honest if we get top 4 I don't really care if we win it or notu, team has been great to watch for a long period of time, we don't have a big enough squad, our subs are not the same quality as the starting 11 and I think Ole knows that, let's see what he does in this transfer window but to me we are making progress, more so than with any other manager after Sir Alex.

{Ed047's Note - why, are they not allowed an honest opinion? Do they have to believe that the run you speak of is something truly special?

You are trying to win a mini league within the real league, that’s the truth of it and but for Leicester and Brendan Rogers ability to balls things up you would be nowhere near 4th place.

6.) 20 Jul 2020 17:02:45
Wow ed047 you are bang on the money again. Not like ya😂😂.

{Ed047's Note - I’ll get my coat! 🤣

7.) 20 Jul 2020 17:25:01
Yes, of course they are but people forget the amazing run that we just had, we can only beat what's in front of us, we have been playing great footy, if Leicester have not taken advantage of their position is not our concern, our concern is and should be ourselves, the way the team have been playing is been great to watched and on top of that we have been getting the results, I have never felt so optimistic post Fergie until now, we have a young squad but we lack depth. And as I said before If we get top 4 I don't really care if we win the Europa League or not, there is no point in risking a bad injury to Bruno, martial, Greenwood or Rashford for a trophy that we already won and won't need to qualify to champions league, yes I do understand we should be trying to win everything we compete for but this would be an unnecessary trophy.

8.) 20 Jul 2020 17:25:37
are you congratulating your self there ken.

9.) 20 Jul 2020 18:03:33
How do you mean jred?

10.) 20 Jul 2020 18:30:04
As I have put down the page ken, I was have a discussion with you and 47, I asked a question which didn't get posted but you still answered it.

11.) 20 Jul 2020 18:59:56
Leahy I agree that we should drop de gea. But to say ole hasn’t been ruthless so far isn’t fair in my opinion. He’s moved lukaku and Sanchez out, and trusted an 18 year old kid and allowed rashford and martial to develop.

Others such as young and smalling have been let go and I’m sure more will follow. The squad he inherited wasn’t a great squad to begin with, but I guarantee that he will leave it in a better place when his time is up.

12.) 20 Jul 2020 19:32:41
So you think I'm ed047? 😂😂 you need to have a lie down.
Ed001 can you confirm to jred that I'm not ed047 please.
Hes got all confused😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - ken as an editor?!? I would need to have a lie down if that happened! No you are defo not Ed047. Ed047 is English for starters.}

13.) 20 Jul 2020 17:23:27
Ed047, you say without Brendan and his ability to balls things up we would be no where near 4th? Why not credit United who are nowhere near the top 2 with getting results they struggled to in the past?

{Ed047's Note - I can happily credit you with a run of results CSF but as I said, but for Brendan you would be the best of the rest.

The reality is though we’re talking about how good or not you really are at this time.

14.) 20 Jul 2020 19:58:54
Honestly answered a question that wasn't posted 🤔.

{Ed047's Note - what question did you ask jred as I’ve been about all day and not sure which one you’re referring too.

15.) 20 Jul 2020 20:05:32
It's like the end of The Crying Game when we find out Ken is actually ed47.

Ken I'll need a picture of you holding the Louth Gazzette before this friendship can continue.

{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣 this is now proper hilarious

16.) 20 Jul 2020 20:15:40
Me an editor with my typos.
You asked the question on 1 thread jred i answered on another but they morphed into the same conversation.

17.) 20 Jul 2020 20:30:53
I have addressed it a couple of times down the page🤔
Its actually not the first time its happened.
Now I think about it, you have similar views, similar writing style i'm surprised I didn't notice it sooner 😅.

{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣🤣 are you really inspector Morse?

18.) 20 Jul 2020 21:31:59
Ken, you are me and now ed047 😂😂

Busy man with all these accounts.

{Ed047's Note - now I’m totally lost! 🤣🤣

19.) 20 Jul 2020 21:53:43
angle eh no one has mentioned you .

Although I think you would like to be ken 😉.

20.) 20 Jul 2020 21:59:45
My post on subject seems to keep going missing . Until ken and 47 both turn up .
At the same time 🤔.

21.) 20 Jul 2020 22:12:59
One flew over the cuckoos nest stuff.

22.) 20 Jul 2020 22:20:42
I agree it really odd.

23.) 20 Jul 2020 23:49:27

I don’t think he is, Ken likes and respects my posts sometimes, they are nothing alike.

24.) 21 Jul 2020 05:41:16
I don't see why being critical of tactics or players' performances has to be categorised as an agenda.

25.) 20 Jul 2020 22:15:27
Have you considered that we may have been cloned but you got the 'mad gene' and ended up supporting arsenal😂😂.

{Ed047's Note - I’m 100% certain that’s the case Ken! 🤣🤣

26.) 21 Jul 2020 09:32:07
Correct sepp.
Gds2 👍
Jred once again you have it all wrong.
Touch of paranoia perhaps.

27.) 21 Jul 2020 14:13:14
You did a while ago jred, you may not remember it, it's okay, you talk so much baloney, you're bound to forget some of it 😉

No offence to ken but I watched a bit of that last football match ed001 v ed002, I think I'm alright being me 😂.



17 Jul 2020 11:27:38
Not really getting the rest players vs West Ham argument, just play the next game as if its the most important, we need to make to goals as it is never mind risk dropping points, Leicester whatever form they have been in won't be easy and we won't be steamrolling them.

1.) 17 Jul 2020 12:11:42
No matter what happens in our game at West Ham and Leicester’s game with Spurs, we need to avoid defeat against Leicester to finish ahead of them. The Leicester game is the biggest game of our season and the majority of our first 11 look dead on their feet and have two more games to play before traveling to Leicester next week. Not resting players may well end up costing us a spot in the Champions League next season.

2.) 17 Jul 2020 13:05:26
Rest them versus Chelsea then, Chelsea also have the same games I don't see them thinking if resting ayers v Liverpool. These are fit, professional athletes, nonsense to me, play your strongest team and win the game or rest them and lose and be in need of multiple goals away at Leicester, simple to me, batter West ham.

3.) 17 Jul 2020 15:41:58
If only it were that simple. Iirc we lost to West Ham in the reverse fixture. They’re fighting relegation and have just started finding some form. I don’t think there’s any guarantee that our strongest side beats West Ham, let alone ‘batters’ them, but I’m fairly certain that a little bit of extra rest would improve our chances against Leicester. Ole has a tough call to make and judging by his past behavior and comments, I don’t see him making unforced changes. Whatever he chooses, I hope it’s enough to get us over the line.

4.) 17 Jul 2020 16:38:07
A West ham win tonight and they are safe. We should be beating west ham at OT and we should be picking a side to beat them by a few goals as it really could come down to GD. Hopefully spurs do us a favour but even then Leicester no mugs at home. Resting players seems silly to me, the next game is the most important or maybe I'm just old school.



05 Jul 2020 12:30:34
Well, another fantastic performance, 16 unbeaten, we've all waxed lyrical about Bruno and rightly so, an unbelievable affect he's had on the team but to touch in the rest;

De gea, again caught out for a goal but poor defending didn't help prior to that, the guy has been world class and maybe our expectations are so high he can't really do anything but wrong from his level, I am loathe to lose Henderson tho.
wan Bissaka, unusually sloppy at times yday but I've absolutely no worries about right back anymore, remember we used to say how badly we needed one.
Maguire, we need a centre back next to him to make up for his flaws, Maguire does do a good job but often exposed however we knew what we was buying, he can be commanding tho. I think centre back ought to be priority this summer.
Lindelof/ Bailly, strange cz i like both but there is something amiss in our back line, I'd like Bailly to get a run of games tbh.
Shaw, played well, been decent since the restart but another who gets caught out of position, excellent in a back 3 however I'm a big advocate for Brandon to be first choice, he's better than Shaw at left back for me but Shaw not done a lot wrong tbf.
Matic, reborn, has been excellent.
Pogba, seems also reborn, refocused, doing the simple things well and looking all the better a player for it.
Bruno, amazing!
Greenwood, we all knew he had the talent and now he's shoring it regularly, I'd rather keep him 1st team then spend a wedge on Sancho.
Martial, showing how devastating he can be, another reborn and refocused individual, still young and finding clinical finishing with consistency.
Rashford, surprisingly been the quietest out of the front lot though works incredibly hard and pivotal to attacks, the goals will continue to come i'm sure.
And to boot a good bench with the likes of Bailly, Williams, Fred, Scotty, James, Mata, Ighalo.
Things are looking up, we have seemingly found a way to beat the so called lesser teams we have struggled to break down, I think Ole and Co deserve an enormous amount of credit, they have found a way to play against top and lesser teams now. I have to admit I was wavering on Ole some months ago but he's got that United DNA and he's got us going, I'm happy with what I'm seeing, let's see how consistent we can be and add one or 2 quality signings.



01 Jul 2020 09:26:35
Well, it wasn't so long ago we would have really struggled in last nights fixture, we dominated however. Yes I know Brighton rested a few but that could have been tricky.
Bruno Fernandes, what can I say that's mot already been said, he is world class for me and is bringing out the best in everyone around him.
Rash, Martial, Greenwood up top with Bruno and Pogba pulling the strings is the way to go now for me, Matic has had a new lease of life and the defence looks solid enough howver would like to see Williams in that first team.
Ole certainly has got United playing like we know we should and takes credit for along with Phelan, Carrick and Co.
It takes time, a few of us said it but chopping and changing continually breeds instability, now we are seeing fruits of sticking by 1 idea.
We still have a way to go until we can challenge for the title but Oles recruitment has been excellent so far, add another couple of Bruno quality to this and we aren't that far away.
15 unbeaten, fair play.

1.) 01 Jul 2020 10:09:35
We've witnessed our fair share of false dawns at Old Trafford since the great SAF retired over 7 long years ago but maybe we are slowly assembling a team that we can feel proud of once again.

The acquisition of Fernandes has galvanised an entire football Club that was quickly becoming a breeding ground for apathy and mediocrity. Whilst Fernandes talent is obvious it is his leadership that has perhaps had the most profound effect on this Utd team. His work ethic, professionalism and appetite for the game has served as a shot in the arm for some players and he has almost single handily improved the standards of the entire squad. You can see he is demanding of his team mates and he is now setting the standard that others must follow. Fernandes has taken responsibility for this Utd team which has helped ease the pressure on others. Rashford (perhaps understandably) has struggled slightly since his return from injury yet he can now slowly play his way back into form relatively free from the burden of having to fire this team back into the hunt for top 4. Without Fernandes influence he would have undoubtedly faced more scrutiny and criticism from the media and even an element of our own fan base.

It's too early to know if this upturn in form is just temporary or something more permanent but it also illustrates the fact that good recruitment can transform a team from relative mediocrity to something much better in a short period of time. Whilst talent is undoubtedly important, a good attitude, temperament, work ethic, leadership and professionalism are equally essential.

I think this summer will be crucial for our continued development and big decisions must be made about Pogba and possibly Sancho.

I think we can feel cautiously optimistic about the future. whilst I think we all appreciate it will be difficult to reach the levels of consistency displayed by City and Liverpool over the last few years hopefully we can look forward to watching some decent football on a more regular basis at the very least.

2.) 01 Jul 2020 12:00:06
Great posts both of you, agree with everything. Such a good feeling waking up thinking back to the game the night before and realising we are actually quite good now. It’s been a while.

3.) 01 Jul 2020 12:12:58
Like I said below, I think Bruno could have a similar effect on this squad of players to that of Cantona in the 1990's.

We have a group of young talented players, AWB, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Williams, McTominay, Rashford, James, Martial and Grrenwood, who need that leader, that person who brings that extra 10% out of them, the player to inspire them. Bruno could be that player to them as Cantona was to the likes of Neville, Butt, Scholes, Giggs and Beckham.

Whether he manages it and how far this young side can go remains to be seen, but in the 13 games, we have won 9, drawn 4, lost NONE, scored 31 goals and conceded 4.

4.) 01 Jul 2020 15:59:17
Perhaps the key now for Greenwood is to avoid being predictable by working on his dribbling and learning how to get to the line and whip a cross in, or hit a cross first time on the run.




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13 Aug 2020 16:09:31
Be silly to sell Deano at any point, I get he won't want to be loaned out to Sheffield United every year but imo and I've aaid for a while I think he should come and replace DDG.



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01 Aug 2020 12:59:11
Personally not sure on either Grealish or James, Grealish is good and offers something different, I can't say I've seen much of James, has he struggled to make it at several clubs tho?

{Ed002's Note - He is a talented versatile player but doesn't fit in at RM so has been played on the right. He doesn't get on with the coach there.}



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20 Jul 2020 11:25:10
What yesterday showed us is that we are still someway off challenging for a prem title.
We do have top players but if Bruno isn't at it then nobody else seems to be able to take the game by the scruff.
We need a few more first eleven top quality signings of bruno quality to be challenging.
DDG - you can't live off being POTY when we was regularly 7th, Dave is costing us big time, I've said for a while now, bring Deano back or give Romero number 1.
Worst game I've seen from AwB and Williams, I can forgive them as they are learning their trade still and have in general played well.
Harry Maguire, he played like a carthorse yesterday and its not the 1st time, we desperately need a world class centre back and maybe Maguire will be ok but he's not solving our defensive issues.
Lindleof and Williams/ Shaw not being helped by Maguire's inept performances.
Matic, not one to remember from him but he wasn't alone, Fred gave the ball away at will, Rash fed on scraps by only Bruno, James was non existent.
Pogba back to his lazy can't be bothered attitide.
Is only one game, we looked tired, why I don't know as some of these have not played a lot of football and some of those I've mentioned have played very well of late but this is a wake up call we may have needed.
Why we tried to play out like Brazil 70 when we don't have the players at the back for it I don't know, more like Yeovil '20 yday.
Beyond our first eleven our quality in depth is lacking and I am glad to see Ole took blame for tean selection, that formation does not suit us one bit.
On to West Ham where we need to draw on all our energy with our best eleven and try and get a big win because away to Leicester I wouldn't count our chickens, they will be up for it despite recent form.
I'm hesitant to be too harsh because 19 unbeaten isn't to be sniffed at, we have shown we can beat the big teams and found a way to beat the so called lesser teams which 2e struggled to do but we still look like a confidence team where one setback knocks us for six or when we are at it we look unbeatable but again I stress the point we need someone other than just Bruno to start stepping up as he cannot transform us alone.



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19 Jul 2020 10:18:52
Who is the Real Madrid left back we are signing? 17yrs old.



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13 Aug 2020 16:11:03
A no ta for Dembele from me.



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08 Aug 2020 15:37:48
Sexy name Kai Havertz isn't it lol.



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01 Aug 2020 13:00:03
When you write it down like that Jred it gets me salivating.



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25 Jul 2020 10:22:01
If I had my way;

DDG out, Deano back in.
A top class CB in alongside Maguire, who is world class and available obvs an issue.
Pogba out, Saul in.
Grealish in
Sancho in
Somehow sell or release Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Sanchez, Lingard, Andreas.



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22 Jul 2020 07:39:42
Forest for me aswell, would like to see Wednesday back up also, I am actually glad Leeds have made it up.