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18 Jul 2021 14:30:10
Rumours of united being offered v. junior when discussing the varane deal

United want him on loan with an option to buy.

Is just online rumours but he's only 21 and did have promise when madrid signed him, pacy and can play on either wing.


1.) 18 Jul 2021 14:45:22
I mentioned this down the page, ed002 said he won’t be joining us. decent player but I struggle to see why we would want him as he’s another wide player not a number 9. the 2 big Spanish clubs really are having a fire sale aren’t they 🤣.



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.




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16 Jun 2021 09:11:21
think the fixture computer was broke when it gave our fixtures.

everton leicester liverpool spurs city chelsea arsenal all after one another in october and novemeber.

thats the make or break time for ole and the lads.

a fairly favorable start but oct/ nov and then march is very tough.


1.) 16 Jun 2021 09:47:54
We will probably come out of the period with a really positive points tally. It's the games at home against the likes of Burnley, Palace etc along with all the silly draws against various lower league sides which are the problem.

2.) 16 Jun 2021 09:48:26
Bodes well for our champions league campaign.

3.) 16 Jun 2021 11:40:49
Lets be realistic as we won't win the league with this squad. Even if we bring in sancho and a defender Citys squad is far stronger and they will sign players. Liverpool will also be stronger as will Chelsea.

So frankly doesn't matter when we play the top teams. In the end we are not good enough at the moment.

4.) 16 Jun 2021 12:22:15
We know we have to play every team twice, when we play them should be irrelevant.

5.) 16 Jun 2021 12:56:39
The other way to look at it is that if we can put a run of form together over that period, it could put us in the running for a title fight.

6.) 16 Jun 2021 13:14:47
And ole will be gone by Christmas with that run of fixtures.

{Ed077's Note - you wish..

7.) 16 Jun 2021 13:54:17
Ultimately you have to play everyone twice, home and away.

While the order can impact a season there are so many variables it isn't worth worrying about.

We might have a tough run of games, but no team really wants to play us either.

We also have no idea how form or injuries will play a part yet.

Maybe we will play City and Liverpool when they have a few injuries/ suspensions or are out of form.

Maybe it will be us with injuries, suspensions and poor form going into those games.

Under the two full season's we have had under Ole we have in the first one had a great record against the other top sides, then in his second full season we have struggled and mostly drawn the games against the other top sides.

There are far bigger things that impact a season than the fixture list.

8.) 16 Jun 2021 14:10:06
of course the fixtures matter, regardless if you play teams twice or not.

how many times has having an easier run towards the end helped ( plenty of times)

9.) 16 Jun 2021 14:59:18
Exactly Shappy, those pesky red banners seemed to have an extraordinary impact on our home form last season.

10.) 16 Jun 2021 15:05:19
Agree, Bolger. You can also build up a head of steam with a run of decent fixtures with winning boosting confidence, or a malaise can set in during and after a tough run. Don't think it's as simple as just saying we play everyone twice.

11.) 16 Jun 2021 16:39:57
What a corker. Like that run of games doesn’t matter. Like who manages us doesn’t matter either eh shaps?

12.) 16 Jun 2021 17:18:52
First game of the season, at home to Leeds. Brilliant game to welcome the fans back. Hopefully.

13.) 16 Jun 2021 17:45:35
I love how people read something and take whatever they like from it without reading the whole thing.

My second sentence was: "While the order can impact a season there are so many variables it isn't worth worrying about. "

Clearly saying that a run of fixtures CAN impact a teams season.

I then go on to explain some of the other variables that could change how that run COULD be affected.

Ultimately we are trying to judge something in the future with only around 10% of the variables to try and work out the outcome.

Bruno and Rashford could be out injured for two months each just before that run of games. Then it would be an impossibly hard run.

Or VvD and KDB could be out injured for Liverpool and City respectively.

We could be in great form before those games or terrible form.

Our rivals could be in good form or terrible form.

We don't know who the next Everton and Spurs managers will actually be. They could have them in great form, or they could be flopping and holding on to their job by the skin of their teeth.

There is so much that may or may not happen between now and then. Maybe we get 3 or 4 top players in who transform our side, or maybe we sign 1 or 2 players and they struggle.

Who knows which players will complete the Euro's unscathed and who could pick up a long term serious injury. Could be one of our players, could be a rivals.

Is it an ideal fixture list? No. But without knowing what is happening at the time it's hard to judge how it may impact our season.

We are just as likely to win all those games as we are lose them. A winning run could springboard us to have a great season, a poor run could lead to the manager losing his job by Christmas. Or we may just win some, lose some, draw some and muddle our way through.

14.) 16 Jun 2021 19:10:34
You've got to play everyone twice.
If we are up and running, bringing Rashford back after surgery Oct/ Nov could be fun plus Sancho settled, Martial replacement bedded in, Amad a bit older plus 2 more quality additions and SAUL we could be well up for the challenge.

15.) 16 Jun 2021 19:51:17
if you have a tough looking run somewhere then we have an easy looking run at another period. Its much of a muchness. Why are we focusing on the rough patch of fixtures and not the easy looking run?
I ghostly believe there are no easy games and with ole in charge we are just as likely to win tough games and lose easy ones.

16.) 16 Jun 2021 20:50:05
I think having tough games in the same period that you play in Europe matters a lot. Especially when we don’t have great squad depth and can’t afford to rotate. It matters very very much.

17.) 16 Jun 2021 21:44:11
December looks like a nice month for us.

18.) 17 Jun 2021 16:16:01
People are forgetting that if we go into that string of games in good form, it could work heavily in our favour, with us winning most of those games and building confidence even higher.

Of course the order of fixtures can have an impact, it’s just that we won’t know until closer to then (or possibly even long after then) what the impact will be.



09 Jun 2021 13:50:48
does anyone know if it is woodward and judge that are still in control of transfer duties till the end of this year

or have the duties been passed on to the new people in this "new structure"


{Ed002's Note - What "duties"?

1.) 09 Jun 2021 14:52:48
in that is Woodward and judge still in charge of sorting transfers out untill wood wood leaves his role?

2.) 09 Jun 2021 14:54:06
The tax you pay to import goods.

3.) 09 Jun 2021 15:09:55
bolger2, seems Woodward is in charge at the moment if we go by reports citing him and suggesting he should get certain transfers done before leaving.



29 Apr 2021 14:24:48
so is this going to be 5th time lucky.

have we learnt from our previous mistakes

will we be clinical and will we play a fast tempo game.

i think we have enough quality to win the tie in this leg but you never know what united will turn up.

ole needs this more than anyone and getting to the final and winning it could be the catalyst needed for both the manager and players, some of which have not tasted a trophy yet.

fingers crossed for tonight.


1.) 29 Apr 2021 14:40:36
I think these are a lot worse a team than we faced in semi last year. We have enough good players to win this one.
Did you not say you had no interest in this comp bolger? Shappy and a few others said they had no interest in it.

2.) 29 Apr 2021 14:43:25
I'm not sure which way this will go. I think a lot is made of our Semi-final losses, which is a measure of the expectancy to win this club has.

Klopp for example has has never made it beyond the 5th round of the FA cup and has been knocked out of the EFL cup 4 out of 6 times before the semi-final stage. Yet little was said about it even before he won the league and the UCL.

Ole has two semi-final losses to Pep's City in the league cup, one was a shade unlucky. The way the Europa league finished last season the players looked burned out and we lost to the team that has won the competition more times than anyone else (Sevilla), again it was a shade unlucky.

The loss against Chelsea in the FA cup was a poor show and we just didn't turn up.

3.) 29 Apr 2021 14:57:43
Ken, if the UCL final is between City and Chelsea how much would you celebrate winning the Europa league?

Would you rather win the UCL or the EL?

The FA cup or League cup?

The EPL or the Championship?

I'll be happy if we win it, but its not a tournament any top side starts the season hoping they win.

I said that I'd prefer us to focus on winning the league (at the time we were very close to City) and that a league title would be better than a EL win. As the season wore on and City charged past us and opened up an unassailable lead then we might as well focus on other competitions, especially with top 4 more or less sewn up.

{Ed077's Note - we did start the season in the CL. I will leave it at that.

4.) 29 Apr 2021 15:02:37
We're favourites for sure and I think there's good reason for that. Roma aren't great. We've played City, Chelsea and Sevilla in previous semi finals who are all considerably better than Roma.

We should win this relatively comfortably in my opinion. Emphasis on should.

5.) 29 Apr 2021 15:32:39
i am pretty sure i didn't say i had no interest in this comp ken.

i do agree it is lesser than the UCL but it has been given more importance since they added the winner to the UCL

as ed states above we did start the season in the UCL

tatical errors and team choices in the later games cost us going through imo, but we are not ready for the later stages of the UCL yet

we should win this and like i said winning your first cup can be the catalyst look at us after winning the fa cup in 1990.

6.) 29 Apr 2021 15:37:13
to add ken this compared to the ucl is like the league cup is to the fa cup but i would take any trophy to start with and i'm sure ole would as well.

7.) 29 Apr 2021 17:58:17
When we played City in the league Cup we sat back and played defensive football. We showed no desire to go out an win.

8.) 29 Apr 2021 18:26:14
I only we go for it and play as well as we know we can when we are on song.

What I can't stand is the build up "the lads are up for it " " there s a buzz in training, we all want these big games " etc etc etc. then we go out and can't string 3 passes together.

We need a trophy!

9.) 29 Apr 2021 15:52:11
Shappy I will celebrate winning the el as its the only comp we can win this season.
I won't celebrate being 2nd but know the consolation of getting a cl place is some comfort.
I hope Chelsea win the CL. City winning it won't bother me one bit either. I don't tend to look into my neighbours garden too often with jealousy. I would rather if city didn't win it but so what if they do. They will deserve it.
You know my views shappy.
We enter 4 comps every year. In order of priority for me they are epl cl/ el fa league Cup. I'd rather win any of those in a season than win nothing and finish top 4. I am aware that not everybody subscribes to that view. But for me its about winning titles more often than not that means we will be playing good attractive football and being entertained. (Not always the case but mostly) then top 4 will look after itself.
You wanted us out of those comps to focus on the league and securing top 4 that's a mentality I don't understand but up until fergie retired you have only seen success as a united fan. Your generation know no different and have different attitudes.
Of course I'd rather win the cl to the el but we are not in the cl anymore so its irrelevant to me as a united fan this season. El is our level this season so we should be aiming to win it from the moment we enter it.

10.) 29 Apr 2021 15:57:05
My bad bolger a lot of folk feel that way it's not a criticism.
I'm old school I'm afraid. Titles before top 4 for me all day.
Winning breeds winning as you say bolger I'm sure ole would give his left nut to win this which is why his stupid quotes irk me. This is Manchester United we want to win everything and should be busting a gut to do so. We should have no fear in saying so and make no apology for it.



20 Apr 2021 21:07:13
Im waiting for a shappy special, he's most likley a quarter of the way through he post. 😂.


1.) 20 Apr 2021 21:16:11
War and peace would be shorter 🤣.



20 Apr 2021 20:43:23
What percentage of the club do the glazers own in total.


{Ed002's Note - Most of it.}

1.) 20 Apr 2021 21:09:30
Bolger I think it’s 98% could be wrong.




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25 Jun 2021 15:10:57
not watched much of raphinha

ndidi tho. me and my mates have been talking about him for a while would love him

i think united are being held back by the lack of a decent CDM.

put someone like kante in our midfield and we would improve massively.




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25 Jun 2021 13:08:36
gaz what would make you happy?

if we got sancho trippier and reports of varane at cb i tink that would be a great window. i still feel we are short in the middle of the park but don't think a cm will come in unless pogba goes.

we aren't going to splash over 100 million on kane as well as buying Sancho

we re signed cavani for another year, we can't afford to spend over 200 million the money isn't there.

we still need to make sales and balance the books.


{Ed077's Note - Ndidi, Raphinha and a good CB would make me happy.



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25 Jun 2021 13:05:38
hes also wasted the minutes he's had on the pitch. all be very few minutes, he must be terrible in training.




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21 Jun 2021 17:31:23
Martial will be fully fit next season with a proper summers rest.

Get your bets on top goal scorer 🥳.




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21 Jun 2021 17:29:50
City are a different animal to psg ed with a world class manager.

No doubt it will make them stronger, chelsea will be there and liverpool will be a lot closer than last season they will be back to there best.

But i agree with sim they will win it again if they get kane.





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21 Jul 2021 17:06:51
its not Kimmich being linked its goretzka that we have apparently approached as his contract expires next year.




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20 Jul 2021 23:26:57
we still need a proper cdm and a world class striker before we can think about challenging for the title

cavani isn't going to play every game and we have no one else who is ready are even close to being the main man.

in a dreams land if we were to get say a halland or a kane you would expect to challenge for the title.




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17 Jul 2021 21:35:26
We don't need to play like city, we need to play like united

Get rid of playing 2 cdms and let the team be free

We don't need to have any of the full backs playing as cbs if they do there jobs getting back behind the ball when we lose it

You will have both cbs and one of the cms will pull in to make it almost a 3 at the back when the full bavks push up, but we don't tend to have both going forward at the same time anyway

Any formation that is going to be better suited to our attacking players will do me

Now we have a proper winger in sancho you will see a much better attacking united.

If we do get varane having his pace at the back will free up the need to have the 2 cdms.

4 3 3 prob suits the team better imo bruno does his fair share of the dirty work as it is, i agree pogna doesn't but having 1 of mctominay or fred sitting behind pogba and bruno with sancho cavani greenwood given rashford won't play till october time is quite refreshing to think of.

I do feel we are still short of a proper cdm, matic fred are not good enough, mctominay is more box to box and im nkt sure vdb still fits into our team.




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06 Jul 2021 19:52:45
Ken the agent is thw main reason the relationship broke down not the club

How many times has he gone public about pogba when he should have been "respectful" and done his talking in house.

Hes tried to use a tatic to pressure united into giving into his demands like a child, and pogba is just as bad for not telling him to shut his mouth pogba employs him to do one thing, he doesn't employ him to talk utter crap about the club.

Let. him go for. free in a years time when he's a year older

when ronaldo wanted to leave mendes and ronaldo didn't go talking to the media slagging the clib off, there's a respectful way of doing things and nither pogba or mino have shown any.


{Ed002's Note - No, it was the amateurs and nothing else. The agent wants what is best for the player. Your knowledge of the subject appears to be zero.}



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06 Jul 2021 19:42:56
Shappy he isn't being held hostage and the club do own the players what are the players to clubs?

Of course they are employees yes but they sign into somthing that's binding,

Fully knowing they are there for a minimum amount of time untill that contract expires or untill a club that the agent soeaks to to try and buy them out of that contract

Its a ruthless business if players don't want to be held hostage or used as slaves then don't sign a contract for so long.