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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.



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.}




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24 Oct 2020 19:48:43
Ed001, what's your take on the Donny van de Beek situation at United? Why can't he get a game?

{Ed001's Note - I would assume he is just not settling in as quickly as some do. On the face of it, it seems to be a unnecessary buy to be honest, but it does allow Ole to bleed him into the team gradually. It took Robertson and Fabinho months to force their way into the Liverpool team after they joined, purely because they took time to get the hang of the instructions they were being given. They would both revert automatically to their previous style of play once on the pitch, it might be that vdB is the same. He has come through at Ajax and only known one way to play, you have plenty of options in that position, so you can take your time and make sure he is fully ready to go when he does get starts.}

1.) 24 Oct 2020 20:11:21
How much has ziyech played for Chelsea and no one bats an eye .
Its no big deal.

{Ed047's Note - the difference is Ziyech has been coming back from injury

2.) 24 Oct 2020 20:23:39
I think this has been overblown, you even had gary neville spouting nonsense on commentary about the vdb situation.

He was like vdb cost 40m so you would expect him to start even though it seemed to go over his head that bruno cost approximately 60, pogba 90m and fred 50m.

Even following that very spurious logic of just starting players based on their transfer fees vdb should be on the bench lol.

But seriously it seems like ole sees him as primarily a number 10 which is brunos position. Ole doesn't trust any single holding mid to play as a single pivot which would allow us to play two advanced mids such as bruno and vdb.

I remember bernanrdo silva taking a year of mainly sitting on the bench before having a standout season the following year. We have to give new signings time to settle if they need it, they can't all be like bruno.

3.) 24 Oct 2020 20:28:32
47 its not a big deal imo just people like yourself trying to make it an issue.

{Ed047's Note - 🤣🤣 just when I think it’s impossible for you to be an even even bigger tit, here you are proving me wrong, don’t you ever learn son.

I’ve never ever mentioned him and couldn’t give a toss if he plays every week or never! 🤦‍♂️😂

4.) 24 Oct 2020 20:41:17
47 then don't reply if your not bothered.
Its no big deal, ed1 makes a good point,

{Ed047's Note - then don’t try and drag me into your childish nonsense, Ed01 was asked a question and answered, you compared an uninjured player to an injured one because it suited your point 🤦‍♂️

My point was nothing to do with the question simply your piss poor comparison but no change there 🤷‍♂️

5.) 24 Oct 2020 20:45:27
Poor Ed getting called out for no reason again.
tbf I've been fully on the Donny must play wagon but reading ed001 above maybe they are good, genuine reasons given he's not, nobody has said them reasons before so makes me think again but would love to see him play regular as he has changed the game for us a couple of times.

{Ed047's Note - jreds just trying to make up for making himself look a proper nugget every time he talks with me so I really don’t mind him doing it again. 😉🤣

6.) 24 Oct 2020 20:52:50
47 😂😂you replied to my comment, its no big deal we are 5 games in to the season . The lad has changed countries and league. Ziyech hasn't played much come on as sub last 3 games . No-one cares .

Like I said in my op its no big deal.

{Ed047's Note - you’re spot on, you’re not. 🤣

7.) 24 Oct 2020 20:55:51
ed 47 they defend this rubbish we are watching ole the great. jose got hammerd for playing crap like this. if i had a bet jose will win a trophy before the ex molde manager does.

{Ed047's Note - sadly they do walk this earth daz 🤦‍♂️🤣

To be fair though this is just about Donny not getting a game and why and Ed01 has likely nailed it.

You have Bruno and Pogba to allow him to be eased in, both are neither on fire right now so it’s just a case of him waiting to get that chance in the Premiership.

8.) 24 Oct 2020 21:02:47
Back in previous season all believed that we are ok but we need a player in numper 10 "to provide cover for Bruno and give squad depth". So you moan because we bought a squad player and (omg) he is a squad player!
DVB is a quality player and time will come. But unless we change formation or befome better than Bruno he will struggle to play consistent. Or maybe he will learn to play further behind.

9.) 24 Oct 2020 21:04:33
There you go Ed a sensible answer by you to dazw 👏👏.

{Ed047's Note - can’t you get over the fact I simply pointed out Ziyech was injured.

Seriously are you about 12? 🙄

10.) 24 Oct 2020 21:26:54
ED47 come on ed he returned from injury the start of October, played for Morocco the other week .
But like I said no one has batted and eye that he isn't starting games .
Same could be said of jota it really isn't a big deal for all the reasons explained above .

{Ed047's Note - ffs are you truly this stupid. Ed01 answered the question and gave good reasons why he might not be starting and even gave you good examples of players who went through the same at Liverpool which I totally agree with.

You then compared him to a player coming back from injury and have now been googling away trying to justify your poor comparison.

You really are pathetic in every sense.

11.) 24 Oct 2020 21:50:02
Ed47 its....deleted

{Ed047's Note - 😴😴😴😴 give it up for your own sake.

12.) 24 Oct 2020 21:58:58
Lol that's one way out 😉. Like I said no one apart from yourself cares.

{Ed047's Note - knock yourself out son, if it’s making you feel good then you just do your thing.

No one would bat an eyelid if Donny was coming back from injury, he’s not, so posters are asking why, not me, but United fans, ed01 gave a great reply. So clearly United fans care. 🤷‍♂️

You tried to compare it to Ziyech who was injured and played 30 minutes for Morocco back on the 9th and didn’t feature in their next game at all, because he’s coming back from injury so you’re just chatting absolute shite to try and dig yourself out of a hole yet again.

There’s literally is no end to you making yourself look like the clown you obviously are. 🤦‍♂️

13.) 24 Oct 2020 22:01:28
Jred trying to justify being right again is he, just give an opinion on the game or tactics or selection, its not about trying to point score off eds or posters, sometimes posters are right, sometimes wrong, sometimes reactive and in the moment but every time I see a jred post making out that he's right or trying to point out where others are wrong, boring.

{Ed047's Note - tell me about it WRD 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

14.) 24 Oct 2020 22:53:06
WRD, nail on the head!

15.) 24 Oct 2020 20:41:30
Strange one, when he's played, he's looked miles better than what we have in CM. i'd understand if there were players ahead of him playing well but he's sitting there watching Fred 😂.

{Ed001's Note - that is why I can only assume he is struggling to get to grips with the style of play. Otherwise you would assume he would be one of the first names on the team sheet.}

16.) 24 Oct 2020 23:59:47
I just can't understand the change in formation.
Bruno cut a frustrated figure today. The bloke is a winner. We won't win enough games under ole to compete in the league. He is too negative that sort of defencive disruptive play wins some games but not enough.
Dvdb will play regularly imo once he gets into the team. But we won't see the best of him if he can't play naturally.

17.) 25 Oct 2020 01:10:46
ed01 i think it is more the idiot manager.

18.) 25 Oct 2020 01:10:46
ed01 i think it is more the idiot manager.

19.) 25 Oct 2020 12:02:20
There should be a like button for 47's comments! Completely agree.



21 Oct 2020 08:06:12
An excellent performance and result last night amd credit to Ole with his selection and tactics.
After a tough start to the season that is too domimant wins away from home in a row. We do seem better suited to play away at present but hopefully the confidence is now back to go on one of our runs we are capable of, we just need to back the run up with stability.

Axel, what can I say, you need to be starting every week, The French Walcott and the Brazilian Cretin in his pocket all night.
Shaw, back 3 suits him.
Telles, someone finally with consistency at crossing, looks good.
AWB, back to his solid best defensively.

Fred, high energy, does the ugly things well, someone said it elsewhere but I'd find a place for him alongside Bruno and Donny.
McTom, another game of maturity from him.
Rash, top class winner, 2 goals in 2, his form looks to be back.

Only downside for me was no Donny again, not sure what he has to do to become regular starter as I think he's a class act but can't argue with the selection and result.
Chelsea at home next should be intruiging, they can be exploited at the back but dangerous themselves, we need a home win to back the last 2 results up.
Well done Ole and the lads.

1.) 21 Oct 2020 09:43:44
I would have loved to see Fred replaced by DvdB for the final quarter, Bruno could have moved into Fred's place on the right, while DvdB could have slotted in behind the forwards, I feel Bruno is more than capable of playing that box to box role as he has the desire to press but also the instinct to pick out a pass regardless of range.



20 Oct 2020 14:04:11
Apparently what Ed002 has long said, European breakaway league talks meant to be happening, I know there are talks quite regularly about it but it just seems more real now, hope it doesn't happen but for do's Ed on the pulse again.

1.) 20 Oct 2020 16:31:45
Apparently it would be played along side the domestic season. I can't see that lasting to long before a complete breakaway from the top clubs.

{Ed002's Note - It is actually a proposal to try and prevent the breakaway that gives power and money to clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United - it would be the Champions League that would go. THis has all been dealt with previously.}

2.) 20 Oct 2020 16:53:09
Yeah I thought that was the reason for it being alongside the domestic leagues. Would this be a format where a team would have to qualify by placement in league or by invitation based on the clubs prestige and standing in the game? Surely it would mean more games in a season but makes sense why the clubs were pushing for 18 teams in the PL and not playing in the league cup.

3.) 20 Oct 2020 18:59:07
All along the lines of what Wenger said after he retired. UEFA been telling clubs throughout Europe the optimal number of teams in a league is 18 maximum. as changes are coming, extending the CL . he said he could see a breakaway league or something monumental happening .

4.) 20 Oct 2020 19:19:00
After the initial teams are selected to form a league how would other teams qualify. I do not want it to be a closed shop.



12 Oct 2020 13:24:44
Just want to say a good luck to all those who will be affected by the new restrictions coming into force later, especially those in the North, I am in Chester myself so who knows what we will have imposed, always have a forum here to get thru it ladies and gents I'm sure the Eds won't mind me saying but this site, as grim as being a United fan has been recently, is not just football but a community in itself, so all the best you lot.

1.) 12 Oct 2020 15:21:14
Ive heard all grassroots football etc will be stopping in high rise areas ie North West and North West 😞😞.

2.) 12 Oct 2020 16:05:29
East . 🤣🤣.

3.) 13 Oct 2020 00:01:51

Not the case mate.

4.) 13 Oct 2020 09:10:20
Thank God
Its only a matter of weeks though. I actually think we are in a worst condition then in March . With the gyms and some council pitches already getting shut down you think of how many people gather at some Sat or Sun youth league games . Boris will shut all sport down when London gets put into High Risk 😷😷

Stay safe.



09 Oct 2020 22:40:24
Congratulations to Marcus Rashford MBE 👏.




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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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25 Oct 2020 20:04:39
Sorry if I'm misunderstanding Ed002, have City agreed to sign Stefanovic or is be mulling over the offers? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It means they were one of the clubs to make an offer and the deal is one that may well attract the player to sign.}



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19 Oct 2020 18:40:30
Whats up with Mase?



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16 Oct 2020 21:30:58
Just want to stop him leaving free i guess but tbh I'd pay for his taxi to wherever he feels like.




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28 Oct 2020 22:23:06
Brilliant performance, controlled first half but looked lively and then just demolished them once Rash came on, brilliant stuff, 2 wins for the Buyuks and onto the last 16.
Quite liked the shape, pogba played well, DvdB quiet but developing relationships take time, Greenwood the best finisher at the club isn't he, just top drawer all round, maybe we have our mojo back, let's hope we can maintain consistency, that is key.

{Ed025's Note - that is the key WRD, but if greenwood is a better finisher than marcus he must be one hell of a player mate..



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28 Oct 2020 18:33:24
Telles settling in isn't he trying to adapt to a position he's played all his career and bought because we liked what we saw of him in said position, mountain and molehill isn't it 🤪.



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28 Oct 2020 07:49:27
Angel, Donny could be benched for 30th game running and he'd still be settling in according to some, United fans bring it up because he is a top class player who is doing well in training and is one of the players we should be building a team around and because we care about our team being better, but 20 mins here and there and an agent looking to get him out to somewhere better is obvs acceptable for a new player lied too to get through the door in the 1st place isn't it because it shows we have great numbers lol.



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27 Oct 2020 20:03:44
Clear as day what the eds have said about Donny written above, all sorts of wrong and embarrassing.

The guy has come and and made an impact each time he's featured so dunno where this not adapting and good options in mf shows good depth nonsense Ole is spinning, that is equally as embarrassing.

Pogba won't be dropped permanently or sold unfortunately and clearly nor will Bruno, so it leaves Donny in a bit of limbo save the odd game, not what he agreed to and was told before he signed is it.



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27 Oct 2020 17:59:23
Absolutely embarrassing as a club with some of our decisions. We buy a class player that's doing well in training and should be one of the key players to build a team around but instead lied to him and play a uninterested, less talented Pogba ahead of him, ametuers on every level it seems.