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28 Oct 2020 22:37:01
Telles has C.V.


1.) 29 Oct 2020 06:18:27
Ole has confirmed he has had no symptoms, so he will be back after a good rest and fitness.

2.) 29 Oct 2020 18:03:38
Ed could you shed light on Bartomeus comments about the super league? I know a little bit about it through work in that it’s United and Arsenal with Liverpool possibly being invited if they can increase their global appeal. But it seems like the negotiations have taken off in various directions recently?

{Ed002's Note - He was discussing the proposals of the "elite" sides which I have been explaining for several years. The other idea are simply options, which I have explained as well.}

3.) 02 Nov 2020 07:47:36
We need a manager with a C. V.

4.) 05 Nov 2020 13:26:54
ken only just seen this, it made me chuckle lol.



05 Oct 2020 13:58:35
i just don't get united at all.

its a comedy show in the market,

we knew what dortmund wanted yet offer around 16 million short of what they want.

yet agree 20 million euros for telles, don't sell smalling for a fee that could be used to add to the bid we have already sent to dortmund for sancho.

then apprently are in for this 18 year old kid for 30 million euroes but don't have the money for sancho

the bid was obviously just for fun, never any intention to buy the player just a smoke screen for the good old "we tried"

and again made it out to every club that we don't have a clue on how to conduct transfers

i don't get how we can end the season on a positive feeling to now this,

and now we have a few weeks before we play again., .,

and our next 5 games don't look promising with our current form.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 14:45:12
The Traore money was going to be used for Sancho. With that deal dead the money is being spent on other acquisitions.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 14:54:37
I don't get comparing Sancho and Traore. We are chasing them for different reasons.

Unfortunately Sly are sensationalising the Traore signing so everyone thinks this is the Sancho alternative. He's just a kid.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 14:55:35
Pretty sure the potential for a Sancho deal is the reason why so much of our business is being done late on and why we were pushing for the extra few million for Smalling.

That we’re starting to splash the cash around now would certainly seem to suggest that a deal for Sancho is well and truly off the table now.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 15:00:15
What other acquisitions?

Telles was independent of Sancho and Cavani is a free agent.

United allegedly bid £90m for Sancho, and are now signing a kid for less than a third of that. There’s £60m plus that isn’t being spent, despite it being blindingly obvious that our squad is unfit for purpose. The kid won’t even be here till Jan, and even then he will take years to be a starter.

There was no plan this window, and suspect Ole will be gone before the new year.

5.) 05 Oct 2020 15:05:55
I think the reality is that the club genuinely thought they could get the Sancho fee down.

Over the last 48 hours when it has proven that they can't and that they have no desire to spend £108m on Jadon in the current climate.

Now the club are facing a backlash and have cobbled together deals for Cavani and Amad Traore to cover their arses. I don't think the club ever had any plans to sign either this window.

I think the club expected a deal for a CAM (Grealish originally, but when Villa wouldn't drop the 80m fee they went for DvdB), a LB looked at Reguilon, Alex Telles and Mykolenko (With Telles actually signing), a move for a young talented wide player such as Stevanovic or Pellistri (a player for the future who might make a few first team appearances this season) and a move for Sancho who they thought they could get the price down for.

When the Sancho deal went up in smoke they quickly spent 60m on Cavani and Amad Traore (who can't join until January) . I don't think the club planned to buy either this summer. Cavani has been available for months, while Amad Traore was going to Parma on loan before that collapsed and we swept in. Clearly two deals that were not a part of our thinking until the last few days.

Our transfer window has been shocking, we will somehow now end up with three highly talented 18 years olds are our only options for the RW unless we play Mata or Lingard there, or continue with a struggling Dan James who we were considering selling/ loaning to Leeds when we thought we could get Sancho.

Utter shambles.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 15:59:09
The planning and execution is shocking.

Cavani has not played football for almost 7 months.
His agent said few months back that he would join United only for money.

Why are we again after mercenaries again.

7.) 05 Oct 2020 16:15:04
Did you see him say that trd or was it a quote an a click bait article from the metro?

8.) 05 Oct 2020 16:36:37
Quote from February Ken, his agent/ brother said this. "If it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester or Chelsea. ”.

9.) 05 Oct 2020 17:03:38
This is part of the article in 4-4-2

Cavani’s brother, Walter Guglielmone, who also acts as his agent, revealed that despite interest from Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the striker had his heart set on a move to Atletico Madrid instead.

“Cavani was willing to receive less than with PSG, ” revealed Guglielmone. “Atletico could not cover the total economic cost of the operation and PSG did not want to lower the amounts he was asking for. Atletico Madrid did not close the agreement.

"Do you think that Edi did not play for almost a month at PSG so that I could drop the operation for a commission and that Edi did not fulfill his dream of going to Atletico Madrid? If it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester or Chelsea. ”.

10.) 05 Oct 2020 17:59:24
So he didn't say "he would join United only for money"

That's some twisting of words.

Plus the article is from February. A lot has happened since then.

11.) 05 Oct 2020 18:02:36
Yup Ken. His agent did say that and he also said his dream move is Athletico.

Desperation signing : (.

12.) 05 Oct 2020 18:02:36
Yup Ken. His agent did say that and he also said his dream move is Athletico.

Desperation signing : (.

13.) 05 Oct 2020 20:05:05
So was United desperate or Cavani then, TRD?



10 Aug 2020 18:59:58
Anyone know who Daniel Harris is?

He seems to think sancho will hand a transfer request in.


1.) 10 Aug 2020 19:06:22
Can’t remember who he writes for, a few places I think and apparently he is reliable though others might need to confirm that.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 20:19:42
In short Tim you don't know🤣🤣.

3.) 10 Aug 2020 23:01:55
Have you been writing Boris’ press releases Tim?

4.) 10 Aug 2020 23:04:33
😂 pretty much. but he writes for the guardian so that’s better than the star or sun.

5.) 11 Aug 2020 11:56:29
Only teasing Tim😂.

6.) 11 Aug 2020 12:49:08
No worries ken. I’m thinking of running for office 😉😂.

7.) 11 Aug 2020 15:33:16
It was a politicians answer alright😂😂 either that or Vikki pollard groom little Britain no but yeah but no but yeah but.

8.) 11 Aug 2020 16:58:42
Far too concise for a Boris press release.

9.) 11 Aug 2020 20:17:04
I’m Dominic Cummings without the lockdown breaking antics 😂.



10 Aug 2020 16:12:57

Manchester United target Jadon Sancho will be staying at Borusia Dortmund next season, according to the Bundesliga club's sporting director Michael Zorc.

"We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final. I think that answers all our questions, " Zorc just told a press conference.

will Woodward buckle.

the only thing that annoys me during the windows is the length of time we spend chasing one player i get its a long process but just tell them a price were willing to pay if not move on.


1.) 10 Aug 2020 16:27:37
So Bolger you wanted to take him in no time? Only way to do this is to pay what they want at first play. So as Ed002 said 120 to Dortmund, 50 at manager plus the Fa etc. The discussions started the time Premier League finished, is it a lot of time for such a huge deal? I woyld say the opposite.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 16:43:10
I read a book on transfers by Daniel Geey, if you want to get past all the stuff written on-line and in the media, its an eye opener. Other books on transfers are available, I think.

3.) 10 Aug 2020 17:01:14
Did they not suggest it’s become a poker game? . This is just a first move. Nearly two months left of the window so this is probably just a tactic to force uniteds hand.



30 Jul 2020 18:03:55
So the rumour doing the rounds is jiminez to us apparently agreed according to reports in Portugal.


1.) 30 Jul 2020 18:30:23
I tried posting that a while ago asking if Ed’s had any observations. At 29 he’s beyond the OGS profile surely?

2.) 30 Jul 2020 19:20:37
I’m sure he will love sitting on the bench each week.

3.) 30 Jul 2020 22:04:16
I’d take Calvert-Lewin instead.

4.) 30 Jul 2020 22:23:14
Calvert Lewin Eric really?

Not really seen much of him.




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14 Feb 2021 23:40:46
Harry Maguire in post match interview: 🗣 "You're not going to come here and create 10 chances against West Brom"

Every team between Nov. 8 and Feb. 2 created 10+ chances in PL games against West Brom.

This is the mentality of our captain. Just goes from bad to worse.


1.) 15 Feb 2021 06:54:29
He's a proper Hull City defender isn't he?

2.) 15 Feb 2021 06:57:00
I wonder where Maguire got that from, pre match pep talk from above?

The knives are out for Maguire but we hardly lost by four yesterday. The fact is we didn’t create or score anywhere near enough and that is down to the lack of pattern and basic tactics lacking any imagination. That doesn’t come from a Centre Back.

3.) 15 Feb 2021 11:49:33
Agree to an extent Red Man. We lack an identity and proper pattern when building up our attacks.

4.) 15 Feb 2021 14:20:59
its not just from yesterdays game.

to many games our defense has cost us points

when you consider the goals conceded are far to easy. no one else to to blame but the defense.



07 Jan 2021 08:20:53
Ill keeo saying it, but with this defence we will not win anything.

Both goals poor to concede, lindeloff, his half arsed attempt to try and connect to the ball, misses it and then maguire and shaw no communication let stones get inbetween them.

2nd goal another poor effort on trying to clear the ball then no one goes to close him down, wan bissaka just stops when he heads it.

Can anyone please tell me why he persists in playing martial down the middle, berbatov use to get some stick for being lazy but this guy is taking the mick. his hold. up play is appauling, if he is going to play just stick him out wide away from anyone.

Ole again. he makes his own critisisms leaves fred and mctominay on for to long, leaves pogba on to long then to fully take the biscuit brings poor vdb on for 3 minuites 😂😂

Team. selection was wrong from the start why change a winning team and why not start bailly when he has been the best player for the past few games.

Another semi lost, lucky for us we have 2 more games within the week to put it right.


1.) 07 Jan 2021 11:48:18
How come the fans can see what is wrong yet a manager and all the coaching staff can’t see what is staring them in the face. Ole has his favourites and no matter how bad they are he keeps on playing them. When Bailly and Tuanzabe have played they have been decent and Van de Beek hasn’t put a foot wrong when he has played yet his favourites keep on making the same mistakes. I’d love 5 mins with that lot to tell them what it means to play for this magnificent club. I don’t see any player who is prepared to run through a brick wall. They think there all superstars who are untouchable.

2.) 07 Jan 2021 12:53:14
Tuanzabe had an absolute stinker against basaksehir in the CL in what was an embarrassing result .
Yet if he had of played against city would of been great? Players who don't play always look better .

3.) 07 Jan 2021 13:20:44
in defense to that jred there are other players that have had stinkers for multiple games not just one and are still being picked?

he dropped tuanzebe on the back of a motm performance against psg away at don't think he played after that for weeks

he should never have changed the team for last nights game and then you could say "well time to maybe put this player in or this player" if they didn't perform

ole does it far to often he plays the same players regardless of form and its cost us again.

4.) 07 Jan 2021 13:40:12
Bolger as the say in the vicar of dilbay.
No no no no eh yes yes.
Of course your correct.

5.) 07 Jan 2021 15:25:06
Bolger when ever someone doesn't play people assume he would of been amazing and made a difference .
It doesn't work like that.

6.) 07 Jan 2021 17:35:25
But playing a starting 11 that's in form does.



05 Jan 2021 13:55:21
what are peoples thoughts on the semi on Wednesday with it being only 1 leg?

should ole keep the same team as villa.

should he revert back to the 3 at the back and play with wing backs and try counter city?

will they be at full strength, no doubt pep will play a false number 9

they were there for the taking when we drew 0 0.

a chance to get to a final which he will no doubt be judged on this season, if he can win a trophy and get big fat 0 off the CV.


1.) 05 Jan 2021 14:07:21
Strongest team possible, its a derby semi final after all, we haven't been successful enough in recent years to turn our noses up at any trophy.

Pretty much the same team as played against villa, if ole wants to put hendo in goal, telles at lb or put donny in for pogba, that's the sort of rotation i would expect at the most.

With regards to formation, i think at this stage we've played well enough with 4-2-3-1 to stick with, 3 at the back worked when we were clearly the inferior team last season but with the form and momentum we have, its best to stick with our tried and trusted formations and attack city from the get go.

2.) 05 Jan 2021 17:20:59
It’s City. It’s a semi final. Strongest team possible.

If we win, we take that momentum into the Burnley game.
If we lose, the incentive is to bounce back against Burnley.

Change the 11 for Watford who are struggling a bit in the Championship and I’d guess they won’t be too focused on the FA Cup.

3.) 05 Jan 2021 17:40:44
I have been saying that for me we should play our strongest 11 in the league and the squad players in the cups as I think the league is wide open and there for the taking this season.

That said with how the fixtures have presented themselves I would probably go with a close to full strength team vs City as a final appearance and the chance of silverware is there if we are brave.

I would then send out an entirely different 11 vs Watford, rest all the first 11 and if we go out the FA cup then so be it. But with 3 EPL games against Burnley, Liverpool and Fulham in 9 days we will need to rest our best players after a gruelling Christmas period.



28 Oct 2020 22:19:36
Its clear to see that the 4 2 3 1/ 4 3 3 is not the formation we should be playing

The 3 5 2 or 5 3 2 and the 4 1 2 1 2 diamomnd we played tonight is much better for the players we have.

We don't have natural wingers i'm hoping we change to either 2 formations above

Another good performace and win.

But which united will we get weekend.

We need to belive in ourselfs and get a run going now.




05 Oct 2020 20:08:13
Why do we expect any different. Its been like this for the past 8 years

It started when we failed to get fabregas and ended up with fellani.

Untill the club stop making money the glazers don't care.

We have spent virtually nothing we saved how much on sanchez wages.

Sancho was our number 1 target, we wait till 2 days before the window closes to get a free agent.

Untill woodward, judge and co fail in bringing in the money nothing will change

ole will be gone by the next window and the dream of a new era will be sold to us when the next manager comes in.

The ambition of honours died when fergie and gill left.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 20:35:38
Sadly I think you are right here. When former players, are no longer biting their tongues and saying it as it is and still nothing changes. Why do we think it will change if us as fans vent on social media etc. Its irrelevant what we think really. Glazers are so disconnected and if you saw Evras post the other night he had to tell the Glazers some home truths as they had no idea! So either they are being fed untruths by Woodward etc. Or they really are only bothered by £££.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 20:46:57
The ambition and incompetence of our Club has been laid bare in another embarrassing illustration of utter contempt, arrogance and ineptitude.

The Club have somehow contrived to steal away all optimism from a season where we will welcome Europe's elite back to Old Trafford. Any momentum that may have been built has been completely evaporated in the last three months of embarrassing, shambolic, public negotiations which has seen us one again scurrying around Europe on deadline day desperately trying to sign anyone that may have us.

Our next 7 fixtures are Newcastle, PSG, Chelsea, Leipzig, Arsenal, Basaksehir, Everton and they don't get much easier after that.

Ole has many doubters but to see a Utd legend so publicly exposed and demoralised by a Club he obviously loves is as sad as it is despicable.

I think every single one of us knows how this now ends. Ole's reputation and legacy is destined to be forever tainted over the next few months as the complete shambles of this window manifests itself on the pitch.

Why would anyone want this job when the Club is run by investment bankers playing Championship Manger with one of the biggest and most famous Clubs in the world.

{Ed025's Note - that was hard hitting DLIB, but its hard to argue with any of that mate..

3.) 05 Oct 2020 20:58:16
I think that's the whole reason that they bought Ole in to do the job. He is revered as a legend in the fans eyes, we as fans turned on Moyes, LVG and Jose. They know we won't ever turn on Ole. Woodward is arrogant enough to be bulletproof and the Glazers are ghosts. So where do the fans get to show their frustrations? Who do we vent at? It only leaves the players and due to the C.V. we can't even do that. So its all social media which i doubt any of the “investment bankers” take any notice of.
Heads well and truly buried in the sand!

4.) 05 Oct 2020 21:01:59
Eloquently put. An honest and damming assessment.

5.) 05 Oct 2020 21:35:37
Tom Brady doesn't come cheap, folks.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 22:33:59
Was just thinking. With C.V. really affecting Utd more than most financially with lost attendance revenue surely the club needs on the field success to get tv revenue and prize money and advertising revenue.

Now whatever you may think about Woodward he surely knows this and that the owners want their dividends regardless of C.V.. So he and the owners must know that signing top players to compete with our rivals is essential to their ongoing ability to get those dividends.

It is also interesting that no other club has come close to spending £100m on a player. Whether we like it or not there has to be a point at which even Utd say "too much" we won't overpay. I am actually happy taht we have not paid an outrageous amount in these very difficult times.

When people fear for their jobs and have to survive on greatly reduced incomes our clubs should realise this and act accordingly. I would rather Utd gave £25m to charity to help ordinary disadvantaged people than use that money to get to the amount Dortmund want.




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14 Jan 2021 10:41:39
thought he already has extended for another season.




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30 Dec 2020 13:17:59
what was the actual point in buying vdb.




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11 Dec 2020 11:19:27
the club done operate on football sense.

the money it would make them means it would be a no brainier.

tbf he could still do a job up front for 2 or 3 years.




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08 Dec 2020 13:30:46
club should have just sold him 2 years ago when he first wanted to leave.

he will be what 29/ 30 by the time his contract runs down.




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08 Dec 2020 12:33:19
what does anyone think would be a reasonable price to let him leave for?

we are obviously going to take a loss but united will no doubt like to save face a 2nd time around and not lose him for free.





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15 Feb 2021 16:13:45
exactly wazza. and the whimpyness is rubbing off on others

plus he can't distribute it to anyone.

gets bullied when he has the advantage of jumping and using his hands.




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15 Feb 2021 15:53:02
shappy i think one of the main reasons we are struggling to break teams down is because we are tooooooo slow with the ball.

we don't play fast. its all static and sideways.




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15 Feb 2021 15:32:02
the defense is a shambles if teams took there chances we wouldn't be 2nd, lucky for us they didn't. something needs to change we are conceding easy goals and if city win they go 10 clear.

martial is hindering the front 4

greenwood should be starting rw every game and rashford cannot play on the right he has no left foot.




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15 Feb 2021 14:20:59
its not just from yesterdays game.

to many games our defense has cost us points

when you consider the goals conceded are far to easy. no one else to to blame but the defense.




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15 Feb 2021 13:13:29
Ole has his favs. No matter how they play they will not be dropped

Martial lindeloff and maguire should all be dropped but they wont

He was put an 80 million fridge in the stands.

But the players who can replace them are liabilites. We are not blessed with quality replacements.