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26 Jul 2019 23:15:46
Juve willing to offer dybala for lukaku.

Would snap there hands off.


{Ed004's Note - So would I. Would be a fantastic deal but I just cant see it happening}

1.) 26 Jul 2019 23:29:57
It's got to be sky talking nonsense again surely? Ask yourself, if you're Juventus, with Cristiano Ronaldo up front, why on earth would you want Lukaku? Even to play alongside Ronaldo, his passing, movement and technique just wouldn't be up to scratch. Maybe a rumour put out there to put pressure on Inter?

{Ed004's Note - Lukaku does like to run behind the opoosition back line which could create a lot of room for Ronaldo to opperate in. Still think Ronaldo is better coming off the wing rather than being a target man. Not sure Lukaku suits Sarri ball though}

2.) 26 Jul 2019 23:30:43
Reports from Italy that we have agreed a fee for Bruno fernandes as well honestly I'll be glad when this transfer windows over its just lie after lie.

3.) 26 Jul 2019 23:45:12
Lukaku his style of play tbf to him would tear the italian league up

I like lukaku I just don't think we suit the way he plays

But if it's TRUE and juve want to do a swap it's a no brainer on our side.

4.) 26 Jul 2019 23:53:24
Could also be a ploy to get spurs to increase their bid for Dybala? Silly season really is upon us. Ed how would you rate Dybala as a signing? (assuming he has any interest in joining us. )

{Ed004's Note - I would be very happy if we could pull off this deal. A front 3 of Dybala, Rasford and Martial has a lot of promise with good sub options in James and Greenwood. Hoping we still pursue the signings Ed 2 mentioned in Maguire and Bruno as well. Would give us some side}

5.) 27 Jul 2019 00:03:18
If we did the Dybala swap would that mean no bruno or David unless Pogba leaves?

{Ed004's Note - I would hope that Dybala is Lukakus replacement and Bruno is still Herreras upgrade}

6.) 27 Jul 2019 00:10:16
If we sign Maguire and bruno and get dybala for lukaku is there a better transfer window we have had? As well as keep pogba for at least another season.

We would have solved the defensive issues and improved our attacking threat massively.

{Ed004's Note - I cant think of any better. Still a massive amount to do to make that even a small bit of a reality}

7.) 27 Jul 2019 00:15:31
Agree with everything that’s been said here. Lukaku would dominate the Italian league and Dybala would suit our style of play a lot more than Lukaku. Seems like a no brained if there’s any truth to this. At the very least it should hopefully force inter into upping their offer a little.

8.) 27 Jul 2019 01:20:18
Dybala is one of a few top talents in Europe that up until the signing of Ronaldo I couldn’t imagine leaving their existing club.

If and that’s is a big IF, he is an option as part of the sale of Lukaku, I sincerely hope we don’t the unique opportunity.

9.) 27 Jul 2019 08:17:49
Dybala and Bruno both play their best football in the No.10 position floating between the midfield and the forward line.

I don't think you will get the best out of BOTH of them could f you play them in the same side as one will have to be pushed into a different position for the other one to play in their best position.

10.) 27 Jul 2019 09:13:39
I’m sceltical about the Dybala offer but it would be a deal that would interest Woodward with the Adidas connection. He’s commercially more appealing than Fernandes. Sad state of affairs really but it’s the way our club is run.
Can’t see it coming off to be honest though.

11.) 27 Jul 2019 09:59:42
I love the idea of this. But, we already have 4 players (Pogba, Parreira, Mata, lingard and Gomes) who's best position is as a 10.

If this were true, it would hopefully force the club into action and cash in, on some of the above players so that the money could be invested in weaker areas of the team. like RW, CB, DM and LB.

12.) 27 Jul 2019 15:32:47
Bruno and Dybala won’t operate in the same team together without a truly world class DM behind them. We’d need Kanye to let those two operate in their best positions at the same time.

Dybala is not a RW or an AM, he plays best as a CF and it’s no coincidence his form has dipped and he’s become unhappy since he’s been pushed out of position.

I’m not doubting Dybala’s ability because he is a great goal scorer but unless he plays CF for us I just don’t see such a transfer working. It would be another square peg in a round hole on huge wages. If there is any truth in this I hope our head isn’t turned and we stick to our original plan.

Cash for Lukaku to buy a specialist RW.

13.) 27 Jul 2019 17:00:40
Can Kanye West play in that position.

14.) 27 Jul 2019 16:14:59
Wazza, we’ve got enough on our hands with Pogba and Lingard, let alone Kanye 😂.

15.) 27 Jul 2019 23:40:39
Damn autocorrect, always happens mid-rant 😂.



31 Jan 2019 12:49:03
martial has signed. now for dave and herrera.


1.) 31 Jan 2019 16:37:53
And release the rest.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 17:22:20
Easy there Mort - we are not going to win much with just those 3 players. We need more :)

3.) 01 Feb 2019 12:38:36
Its the start of a good 5 a side.



13 Jan 2019 00:52:32
So we're are considering Southgate.

Please NO.

England overacheived but the teams we played we should have beat.

In my opinion Southgate is not the manager we need ole should be made manager if Southgate is in the running.


1.) 13 Jan 2019 09:08:36
It’s nonsense. This shortlist is suddenly becoming very long if the press are to believed. I’m sure Southgate also realises he is in totally the right job at the right time. He’s building something very special with England.

2.) 13 Jan 2019 09:14:35
Sky peddling stories hopefully, I’d be majorly disappointed if he was named our manager, would be a MASSIVE step backwards.

3.) 13 Jan 2019 09:49:09
Definitely just the papers pushing nonsense stories. Some where else reported that we could also go in for Diego Simeone with his contract being up in 18 months.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 10:38:32
While I too have reservations over Southgate he does tick many of the boxes. Primarily promoting youth and playing offensive football. He has also shown an ability to get players into the right mind-set as seen with England last summer.

Due to the nature of Ole's appointment we will have to endure 4-5 months of press speculation over who will be the next manager. Like with us being linked to 100,000,000 players every year, we will now be linked to just about every manager under the sun. It doesn't sell papers or get clicks if they just keep repeating the obvious. Pochettino is the most likely candidate.

On that point I found Pochettino's most recent interview very interesting. Cheering when Ole scored the winner in the 99 UCL final, saying to him Sir Alex IS football.

Now they could be brushed away as him being asked loaded questions during the interview as we play Spurs today it makes sense to ask him questions about us. However, he didn't need to be that honest or open. I would go as far as saying if Mourinho had said similar comments about another side while our manager it would have been construed as "flirting" with that team, especially if that team was without a permanent manager.

Either way they make interesting reading/ listening.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 12:10:41
Who broke it? Sky.
Next thing we know is suddenly there's a surge of money on Sky Bet as all the chumps rush to take advantage.
Hardly coincidental.

For the record I would ask Southgate if he would want an interview. Sound him out and put him in the file for future consideration for the manager after this one. Assuming the one who gets the job this summer lasts 3-5 years we'll be looking again at some point.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 11:59:31
Good post shappy agree completely at the Poch point. Seems to be batting his eyes at us and entertaining the questions. Could simply have said he doesn’t want to talk about united. Very interesting. I think he’s interested tbh.

7.) 13 Jan 2019 14:48:55
I wouldn't touch Simeone with a barge pole. His football style is awful and he is definitely not what we need.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 15:48:02
The world cup adventure is a total myth, yes it appeared to be togetherness and played some good football, but the teams played. come on. half the fans could coach England to the semi final with that group

Tunisia - W
Panama - W
Belgium - L
Colombia - D (W on Pens)
Sweden - W
Croatia - L
Belgium - L.

9.) 13 Jan 2019 16:22:18
Yes England played against some teams at that world cup that would struggle in league two. No ones hailing Southgate as some tactical genius that's the love child of Menotti and Michels. But for the first time in over a decade there was a positive atmosphere around the England camp. Not the usual yeah were so great we expect to win but just relaxed and positive. He's cleared out some of the same old faces and looks to play positive pacy football with some of our players at the front of it. He's worth putting in the discussion and I'd have him ahead of the likes of allegri or simeone.

10.) 13 Jan 2019 21:08:08
That makes no sense. He could not even justifiably sit in the same. e car as Allegri or Simione. They are both brilliant managers and experts at using their resources. Southgate is good on atmospherics but otherwise nothing proved.

11.) 14 Jan 2019 07:19:25
There’s no way Southgate is appointed over Solskjaer now. I wouldn’t worry.

12.) 14 Jan 2019 08:27:26
Bringing in Southgate will probably revive all the "the players are not good enough, we must sell 8 and buy 9 new players" discussions on this site. They have been abcent the last weeks, even Jones/ Smalling are not mentioned as often as they used to be.

13.) 14 Jan 2019 09:02:19
Pochetino clearly looks like the best candidate right now, if he'll come. Southgate worth considering, but certainly should not be at the top of the list. If OGS can keep the positive performances coming, he should be ahead of Southgate.

14.) 15 Jan 2019 04:53:55
I just don't see in what world, in any way can people think Gareth Southgate is even close to being a candidate for the Man Utd job.
Maybe it's because i'm Scottish and didn't get swept up in the football coming home nonsense in the world cup where England beat (and only just on occasion) really poor teams and lost to anyone with any quality they played. There was no evidence of smart tactical changes or a great gameplan basically Harry Kane scored from a few set pieces that's it. The stars aligned for a run deep into the competition but none of that was due to the manager IMO. People will be calling for Tim Sherwood next.



19 Nov 2018 17:08:04
so if rumors are true and the following of

dave the save


all either not wanted or don't want to be here are true where does this leave us,

we can't just go out and buy 11 players in one window.

i might be over reacting but it doesn't look good atm.


1.) 19 Nov 2018 18:11:07
Barring one or two that looks like just what we need. A clear plan, a clear out and significant investment.

2.) 19 Nov 2018 18:54:33
Things would look a whole lot better if we sold the majority of those players imo bolger.
I think you forgot darmian too mate. 😂
Ideally from that list ddg rash and martial stay. The rest won't be missed a great deal in reality they either don't play a lot or don't overly impress when they do or in the case of valencia mata and herrera there is no real significant improvement in them at this stage of their career.

3.) 19 Nov 2018 19:14:02
wouldnt have any sleepless nights if
All these left.

4.) 19 Nov 2018 21:28:37
We have probably never sold or signed anywhere close to that many first team players in a window. 50% of them will still be here next September.

5.) 19 Nov 2018 21:33:45
Also Darmian. Good post Bolger, you've simply illustrated just how much work needs to be done. It won't be easy shifting this lot either because of their wages.

6.) 20 Nov 2018 09:43:58
Also Young missed off.

Id only keep about 6 out of all of them.

7.) 20 Nov 2018 10:41:50
Also we may have to play the free transfer market. Aaron Ramsey for example should at least be looked at.

8.) 20 Nov 2018 11:52:45
It's obvious isn't it?

It leaves us with a starting 11 of:

Romero, Dalot, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Matic, Fred, McTominay, Lingard, Lukaku and Young.

In a 433. Plus anyone we can sign, although we might not be able to convince many to sign if they see that many players jumping ship.

9.) 20 Nov 2018 16:17:22
Oh my word shappy all those players leaving and you still can't fit fellaini into your team. Maybe you should have the job above jose😂😂.

10.) 20 Nov 2018 23:50:30
Ken, Fallaini is on the bench waiting for the 70th minutes when we are a goal down.

11.) 20 Nov 2018 23:55:40
Don’t know why people are always quick to write Mata off our books. I know he’s past the point of improving but he still offers creativity where we currently lack it, gives 100% and consistently performs when played (which is hard to say of any United player at the minute) .

Would happily keep him as a squad player.

12.) 21 Nov 2018 09:40:43
Id keep Mata and Herrera. Good squad players. De Gea, martial, rashford are all must keeps. Pogba if he wanted to stay but if he doesn't move him on. The rest can go.

13.) 21 Nov 2018 13:14:17
Thats fair mort i'd agree with that.



26 Oct 2018 11:31:39
so martial apprently rejects a contract renewal why is anyones guess,

but if dave the save goes for a free we are screwed.

obviously its just rumours but we have to sign him up ASAP.


1.) 26 Oct 2018 15:21:40
I have a good guess why. Because since signing for Utd his career has gone backwards, he has been messed around, plays well one week dropped the next. See's players playing worse than him picked because of their name and simply has had enough.

He has played the past few games, how about his treatment the past few years?

Yes he has been a passenger quite often, but who hasn't been in an attacking sense (or any sense for that matter)? Martial has it all, apart from a look of desire on his face when he plays and he can be wasteful in possession (more to do with others not being up to it) . But Sanchez played week in week out, Lukaku plays week in week out and have been far inferior overall. Rashford isn't fit to lace his boots but if the manager had to pick between them he would pick Rashford every time.

Martial has been wasted, he is not half the player he could be and if he signs a contract with Jose in charge he is a mug. Shame as I want our best players to stay, but that is why he hasn't signed yet imo.

2.) 26 Oct 2018 17:20:53
Martial wants out Sanchez does pogba does ddg does .
What's going on?

3.) 26 Oct 2018 22:22:01
The brutal truth, I fear, is they are not queuing up to leave the club so much as to leave the manager. I think I would do the same if I were in their shoes.

4.) 28 Oct 2018 09:46:36
A player leaves and we are quote “screwed”!

No player or manager for that matter is above the club or too important to the club. We all want DDG to stay but if he doesn’t the club will replace him. Apart from DDG we have generally too many inconsistent players who seem flakey and want things all their own way. For years since SAF left we have lacked leadership on and off the pitch meaning players think they can get away with stuff. It needs addressing, clarity on who is in charge, the players or the manager. Take the not turning up for sponsors situation, it just highlights what a spoilt bunch they are.

Right now we need a firm hand at the helm, whoever is manager. I don’t believe we should change manager right now, but if we did do you really think the players will be allowed to carry on as they are? A strong manager would kick some out and they might be the ones who fanboys like, cue more weeping and vitriol. Players can behave like this when they think the manager is not on strong ground, they would probably play for a new manager for 12 to 18 months until something happened they didn’t like and it all starts again, we would then be like Chelsea.

If certain players are queuing up to leave, the club needs to be firm with them, manage them, get rid as needed, a player can never be bigger than the club, even the king was put on the transfer list by Busby.

{Ed025's Note - some good points there red man..

5.) 29 Oct 2018 10:44:31
red man the fact that dave has saved us at least 15 points per season for the last 5 years tells me how important it is to keep him.

how many keepers did we go through when the big dane left.

you could argue if we had a stong defense/ team but we haven't and we rely on him in nearly every match to save our bacon.

the chelsea game is prime example, pulls of a class save to deny luiz but our lack of marking and desire aloud Barkley to level it.

6.) 29 Oct 2018 15:08:30
He didn't save from Luiz did he? It came off the post i think, bolger. But yes, i agree with your point totally that we should try and keep him but if he decides to move on, i am sure there are other good fish in the pond. Its imperative that we find a suitable replacement.

7.) 29 Oct 2018 16:21:38
yes you are right, he saved the follow up shot that hit the post.

8.) 31 Oct 2018 10:26:01
Every team with title aspirations needs a top goalie. And they're certainly not ten a penny. Dave is the best there is. It could take years to replace him, just as it did Schmeichel. I wouldn't be so blase as to think we could replace him just like that.

9.) 02 Nov 2018 01:11:55
Neutral observer her but i'd tend to agree with RedMan - which is prob going to mean half of you will automatically disagree with him :-) But look how Shaw has improved since Mourinho gave him a kick up the backside. From the outside looking in, i'd say you have too many players who aren't hungry for success. Milner isn't the best player floating around but i'd take him over quite a few of your midfielders atm. Which is not to say Mourinho is blameless.

10.) 03 Nov 2018 16:01:55
An outsider. In as much as players power is not ideal for any club, Mourinho has a big portion in the problem at United. As a Chelsea fan it's not new to us as he always divide opinion even in the dressing rooms, set the players up against himself and then turn around to play the victim.
That said, Man United have so many quality players to be struggling this season, afterall the same set of players were the closest to City last season. The worst and the likely scenario is selling very talented players that would come back to hurt United. When United win it's Mourinho but when the results are not going well then he barbs his players openly. Naturally player will get agitated.
He's not the kind of manager that United need at this time IMO.




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07 Aug 2019 13:53:51
fantasy football again lads

last year i did one for this page

the code if you want to join again is: w1zhth


1.) 07 Aug 2019 14:00:41
Thanks Bolger the raver will be joining 👍.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 14:17:12
I'll be joining, gives every abit of banter.

Do the Ed's join?

3.) 07 Aug 2019 16:20:04
not sure BIG V

but ill put updates through the season to keep everyone reminded on how far behind me they are :)



06 Aug 2019 18:16:35
A question for the ed. I remember you saying in the past united had issues with ffp with wages

With us not making any sales so far are we expected to have an issue again with ffp with the 3 players we have signed and the new deals been handed out

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - The problems in the past led to a warming and the letting go of ZI. From this season additional commercial income (just additional - not all) can be used to offset additional wages.}

1.) 06 Aug 2019 19:25:37
Okay thanks for Ed. Aprricate your info.



18 Jul 2019 15:27:26
so the ever so reliable talk sport are reporting we have bid 62 million for aubameyang.


1.) 18 Jul 2019 15:49:44
Never happening, why would they sell their best player to Utd again?

2.) 18 Jul 2019 16:19:57
Might if they thought he was Sanchez Mk2. Lol.

3.) 19 Jul 2019 05:40:15
Doesn't make any sense.
Maybe agents play to get him a new deal?



09 Jul 2019 00:51:08
Would anyone take Diego Costa from athletico if lukaku was to leave.

He might be a wild one but he's a decent striker and he loves a battle.


1.) 09 Jul 2019 05:12:53
Costa was tremondous in his first season at Chelsea.
Unfortunately he has a bad temper, attitude and fitness issues.

2.) 09 Jul 2019 07:13:08
No, a waste of money, poor attitude.
Avoid Like the plague.

3.) 09 Jul 2019 07:30:36
I don’t think he fits the profile of player we are trying to sign. He would be a disaster if we are languishing in 10th position half way through the season.

4.) 09 Jul 2019 12:30:51
No. Tramp.



05 Jul 2019 17:59:26
so mino has come out and said pogba wants to leave


lets just hope it doesn't drag and we get the best deal.

whats everyone's thoughts on his replacement, wouldn't be hard to find one tbh

are we trying to sign Fernandez as his replacement?

will we get the 120-150 million being reported?

would love Madison/ neves (although not going ton happen)

either way the transfer window is heating up.


{Ed002's Note - Fernandes is not a Pogba replacement. Certainly Neves wouldn't be either. Ivan Rakitic and Saul are potential solutions.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 18:11:53
Need to get pogba out before this becomes a saga. I really cannot see him leaving however. Shifting him out and bringing in Fernandes and Saúl would be great business imo.

2.) 05 Jul 2019 18:13:07
Saul would be a great signing but will Atletico sell Rodri and Saul in the same window?

3.) 05 Jul 2019 18:26:39
Saul would be best.

Maybe we should tell Mino to get De Ligt to sign for us then we will let pogba go to Madrid I am sure he will earn more.

I hope we stick to our guns on price, and us for the money up front, about time we played hardball on transfers.

4.) 05 Jul 2019 18:19:32
Ed002, is it true that Saul has a very complicated contract situation involving a Jorge Mendes company called Quality Football?

If so, do you believe a deal to get him to United could be very difficult to get across the line?


{Ed002's Note - Not any longer. Third party ownership is a thing of the past in all but a few countries.}

5.) 05 Jul 2019 18:19:53
If Pogba is adamant he wants to leave, then can hand in a transfer request. Raiola wants the best deal for everyone of his players, slap a price tag of £180 million on Pogba. We constantly get bent over a barrel with prices. We need to stand firm on this. It's so disrespectful. If his intentions are to leave, then that's fine. But to have your agent come out and say it to you says everything about him. Get that rat put of the club.

Once again Ed002 you were spot on about the Pogba saga.

6.) 05 Jul 2019 18:36:13
Saul would be a fantastic replacement. He will be expensive and I do wonder if he'd actually be allowed to leave Madrid considering some of the players that have already left. And would he even want to come?

7.) 05 Jul 2019 18:44:48
Be glad to see the back of Pogba and this saga.
He is a great player but I can’t stand the circus. Just feel it is an unwanted distraction for the other players, the club and fans.

You just don’t have the same media coverage or hype with Salah, KDB, Silva, Eriksen, Kane etc.

Utd should be about a team and not a star player.

Thanks Pogba and no hard feelings but hopefully you get your move and Utd get a decent fee.

8.) 05 Jul 2019 18:26:09
ED02 mentioned ages ago that if Pogba were to leave Saul may be an expensive replacement.

ED02 — any idea how much AM would look for?

If we were to sign Fernandes and Saul that would certainly add something to our midfield.

{Ed002's Note - They would look to the €150M that scared of Manchester City and caused them to move for Rodri - and there is no guarantee at all that the player would look to drop down a level.}

9.) 05 Jul 2019 18:27:14
ED002 would Saul consider Utd as they are in the Europa league.

{Ed002's Note - I don't know, but there is no guarantee at all that the player would be open to dropping down a level and OGS is hardly a big draw.}

10.) 05 Jul 2019 18:39:08
Thanks Ed002, and yes you were right again.

Personally, I believe that Saul would be a fantastic option as long as he would truly want to come and play here.

11.) 05 Jul 2019 18:55:52
If/ when Pogba leaves we better call Saul.

12.) 05 Jul 2019 18:59:01
How is Saul a perfect replacement of Pogba? He is hardly involved in scoring goals or assisting them.

13.) 05 Jul 2019 19:24:05
About time a club stood firm to these agents and players. I would tell pogba he is staying this year get his head down and he can go next year or cry and he will besat in the reserves all season. It wouldn't effect his price and can we really attract a top level replacement when we can only offer mickey mouse thursday night cup.

{Ed002's Note - Players come and go - they are transient employees. Will you be upset with Pinho if Fernandes joins from Sporting? Were you upset with Fellaini's agent when he left?}

14.) 05 Jul 2019 19:50:11
Becks most of pogbas goals were pens. And other than his assists he offered very little which

Ed does saul have a similar contract clause like most players in Spain. Like rodi.

I know you don't like talking about the ins and outs of stuff like that.


{Ed002's Note - All players do in Spain.}

15.) 05 Jul 2019 20:12:15
Ed002 you have once again been proven right.

Please, if you were to recommend a replacement for Pogba and also a central defender that would be an upgrade, suit the Man United "way" and not be a saga or bad transfer.

I just wish Manchester United will seek Ed002 for directions on transfers, academy and DoF/ technical roles. When I see the shambles that we are and then the golden words of knowledge from Ed002, aaah! A man can only wish.

{Ed002's Note - Thank you for the kind words. If Manchester United can find a way to sign Saul it would be a terrific move. Ivan Rakitic brings a great deal of experience and he gets a decent number of goals - against him is his age and it being no more than a short term fix - but at the right price he will still be in the frame. Others that have been considered have their pros and cons - Idrissa Gueye is seen as not a great choice by at least one person at MU; Rodri has moved to Manchester City; Carlos Rodriguez makes zero sense; Youri Tielemans has been seen as a cheap CM option if Pogba leaves - a long term favourite of Mr Mourinho again but seemingly heading elsewhere; Giovani Lo Celso has been looked at but after Real Betis signed him and are looking to treble their money (in reality they might be able to double it - but they are asking $75M) it is Spurs who are looking to use the money that will come from a sale to boost their midfield further.}

16.) 05 Jul 2019 21:33:31
Hi Ed hope you’re well. Just wondering, with everything you’ve just said, if we have any interest in Milinkovic Savic? I think we did last year and would hope we would consider him as a replacement for Pogba. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho did.}

17.) 05 Jul 2019 21:55:30
I'm just stating facts. I've taken your words places and never been let down. It's a testament to the efforts you put - and all the other Eds. Long may it continue and I wish you all ascension to greater heights.

Thank you so much for the info Ed. I wouldn't mind Saul and Rakitic tbh.

18.) 05 Jul 2019 22:52:05
God, I'd give my left nut for Saul.

{Ed002's Note - We will hold you to that.}

19.) 05 Jul 2019 23:47:24
Ogs looks like he wants to play a 433 so if u have a holding midfielder and sign Bruno Fernandes who is an attacking midfielder u have to get the balance right and look to sign a central midfielder who can do a bit of both link play and get into the box sometimes and provide assists.

20.) 06 Jul 2019 00:19:43
I often wonder what saf thinks of these debacles, never would have happened in his day, shows how astute he was in judgement of players and agents.

21.) 06 Jul 2019 05:04:28
Yes under sir alex ferguson a player never came out and openly questioned the ambition of the club and the direction of the team releasing a statement through his agent before a champions league game.

Then got a new 5 year contract. That never happened lol.

22.) 06 Jul 2019 06:12:43
I was reading an article which said that 40% of Saul's transfer fee would go to an Irish firm called Quality Football which is run by Mendes and Kenyon.
Then if Athletico go against Quality Football's wishes and don't sell him, Athletico have to pay them compensation, sounds insane but how much of that is true Ed?

23.) 06 Jul 2019 09:22:52
You all conveniently miss Ed002’s pertinent point about OGS hardly being a big draw for players. All the talk of Saúl and other top players but I refer to the point I made weeks ago, will they believe OGS can give them the silverware they crave. Many fans don’t think so so I expect players will think the same. So they either come for our history or the money. The decision makers have turned us into Liverpool of 5 years ago, the difference is we don’t have owners who will drive or demand success on the pitch.

24.) 06 Jul 2019 07:10:10
So Mino has openly stated that 'everybody' at United are aware of Pogba's desire to leave the club but. has Pogba actually lodged a 'request' to be released? The yes/ no answer to that will affect the selling price and compensation due sale and termination of contract. I've not yet seen a statement suggesting that Pogba has officially asked to leave. Personally I believe given the circumstances he should go.

{Ed002's Note - Why are you making such a big deal of this? You have known about it for a very long time and he is simply a player who wants to move on.}

25.) 06 Jul 2019 09:58:44
And don’t forget Red Man, WE DON’T HAVE A PLAN!

26.) 06 Jul 2019 10:33:16

To correct you, OGS may have a plan but is it the right one or are we heading or more like hurtling in the wrong direction? Some decisions seem unbelievable for a well planned club, Ashley Young captain, a long term contract for Pereira, contract decisions on Jones, Smalling.

There needs to be more than a plan, it needs a strategy driven by what the owners want, that defines the plan. But I am sure you knew that.

On Pogba he is likely reticent to put in a transfer request because he would lose millions. There is noise from him and agent hoping we just get rid but on this the club should be firm and he needs to make the request. There will be no shortage of those willing to drive him where he wants to go.

The other point on Pogba is how this impacts our business strategy, losing all those media clicks when he goes. I imagine our sponsors won’t be enamoured either so I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a media click opportunity signing at some point.

27.) 06 Jul 2019 12:30:49
I was only teasing Red Man, as you say there have been some very odd decisions in recent years.

There’s nothing wrong with extending contracts as long as the salaries being paid still allows us to sell should we want or need to. I like the current approach of young energetic (and hopefully hungry) players but we do need to supplement with experience.

I still hold that Pogba is a problem, as is Sanchez, and it would be better for everyone if they left. Not sure Lukaku is a problem but don’t see him fitting the mould.

We’ve got Wan Bissaka and James, let’s take a punt and say we sign Fernandez and a CB. If Pogba leaves for big money we should immediately reinvest. McT grew into his role last year and will hopefully continue to impress. That would leave up front as a potential problem.

Players come and whilst you have mentioned strategy, I think culture is just as important. Remove the ‘toxic’ players, bring in hungry eager new ones, and the atmosphere changes immediately. Simplistic yes, but also very relevant,

28.) 06 Jul 2019 13:45:34
Agree. AJH.

29.) 06 Jul 2019 14:30:40
Ed002, I'm nearly 50. It's no use to me any more. I'd maybe even throw in the right one as well.




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12 Aug 2019 21:35:15
Technically snappy a shot that hits the Woodward is classed as off target.

Chelsea saying they were unlucky to mask the fact that they were easily beaten.

Get over it.




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05 Aug 2019 18:37:13
I was following on from mort it was only suppost to be "olaf"

Let's just hope inter can sven the money to buy him.




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05 Aug 2019 18:35:12
Jonny I have 3 kids mate I've watched that film to many times Haha.




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05 Aug 2019 16:39:40
the cold never bothered him anyway.




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01 Aug 2019 13:16:54
No one knows what we have offered it's all speculation but his agent wouldn't have even entertained any offers if the player wasnt down for moving. he is obviously keeping his options open but if he isn't part of juve plans

The deal makes sense for both players

Lukaku doesn't want to be here and won't be a starter for us. Dybala isn't wanted at juve and would start for us.

If we are to play 4231 he fits perfectly in the number 10 role either side of martial and james with rash up top.

He would improve us.





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19 Aug 2019 11:33:01
dont change what's not broken.

keep a winning team.




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12 Aug 2019 11:58:30
Be careful Wallace calling Maguire a leader.




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09 Aug 2019 10:28:49
when have i said gomes is our best bet?

must be mixing me up with someone else.




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08 Aug 2019 23:34:32
Shappy we have

Pereria who is more of a number 10

Now we may only be playing 2 of those at any one time but other than pogba the rest are not world class players and even pogba is guilty of half arsed performances and he doesn't even want to be here we should have got rid we have known for over a year he doesn't want to be here.

Fred deserves another chance so I ain't writing him off but anything like last season and he may aswell be left on the bench because like matic we can't he having passengers in the team but I like him as you said he has had it tough

Mctominay for me should be starting along side pogba but he ain't going to perform every week he is young and will need time although he played quite a bit last season he's only 22 he will have a run where he is not quite at it.

Matic is gone he's far to slow and makes far to many bad choices seen as tho he is the more experienced player he is a passenger and we can't have passengers

Pereria is not good enough simple as. he's been on loan and it's not his fault but he ain't at a level good enough for manchester united

Which leaves garner an 18 year old child who you can't expect to have any kind of say in the team.

Now every other top team has more than just 1 player that's capable to create

Other than pogba our midfield is very very poor we should have signed about 1 or 2 cm 1 creative and one experienced defensive player

Then the likes of mctominay and garner can learn and they can get bedded in.

To much is now expected of kids same with the forwards we have an offensive group of players who are all young and don't have the know of how to be that main man

We will struggle and it's down the amateurs who messed players about in the window

We all knew what we needed and we are just fans.

Yeah you can say we sorted the defence out but if bailly didn't get injuired like he did I don't think maguire was getting bought.




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08 Aug 2019 22:42:24
Ole won't be sacked

Woodward and the amateurs leave

Dof is hired.