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16 Jan 2020 21:56:07
So according to the mail via a portugese reporter the Fernandes deal is now in doubt because they want 55 million plus bonuses

We are only willing to pay 44 million plus bonuses. how true is anyone's guess

Don't you love the transfer window.


1.) 16 Jan 2020 22:31:23
not with are lot in charge.

2.) 16 Jan 2020 22:41:19
They'll meet at 50mil + add on's, and that's about right.

3.) 16 Jan 2020 22:51:30
It's the summer repeating itself again. How much of the stories are true is anyone's guess but they all set us up to look terrible when he doesn't sign. Be prepared for leaks that the club aren't interested or have moved on to try and lessen the negative press.

4.) 17 Jan 2020 06:48:05
Whatever happens I cannot be the only who remembers the comments in the MEN last summer at the end of the transfer window that UTD didn't move for Bruno Fernandes as the feeling from the coaches/ scouts was he gave the ball away a lot in dangerous areas . strange turnaround now.

5.) 17 Jan 2020 08:52:41
True. The rest of our players in that position don't give it away lots, they never pass it forward so no worries there.

6.) 17 Jan 2020 09:36:36
Shock horror the club tries to negotiate a transfer fee rather than just paying what the selling club ask for.

So many people on here complain that our club repeatedly get taken for a ride and over pay on transfer fees, yet they are also the first to complain when the club actually spends time negotiating a transfer fee.

It's almost like whatever the club does some people will find something to moan about.

7.) 17 Jan 2020 09:54:45
Fernandes wants to move. Sporting need the money. Why would you not negotiate down the asking price. These things take a bit of time but I feel confident United will agree the transfer and we can then all focus on the next player linked.

8.) 17 Jan 2020 10:08:00
The time to negotiate was Maguire, the overrated cb we overpaid for. The time to negotiate is not now, for the player the team direly needs, and not a single supporter I've asked thinks sportings demands are unreasonable in any way.

9.) 17 Jan 2020 10:25:35
Redwhisky well if the supporters you've asked think Sporting's demands aren't unreasonable, then I don't know what our clubs officials are playing at trying to negotiate it down. You really should phone up and complain.

10.) 17 Jan 2020 10:52:37
But surely the negotiations with the clubs could have been done in principle long before the window opened? Bruno wants to come to us. The club need the money. This was established ages ago so why not a simple box ticking and signed in the first week of the window. I don't get why we are only starting to negotiate once the window opens.

11.) 17 Jan 2020 11:01:37
Shock horror Shappy, the club spends the entire summer trying to low ball Sporting but end up without a number 10 and Fernandes signs a new contract.

January comes around like groundhog day and we're at it again. What is the quote about the definition of insanity again?

It’s almost as if the club don’t learn from mistakes and that they’re creating an aversion to doing business with us.

12.) 17 Jan 2020 11:33:56
RA87, fact of the matter is we are lowballing yet again. Amateur at best, 002 is rarely wrong and I think this only proves his opinion further.

13.) 17 Jan 2020 15:01:48
I can see the melt down on here if this transfer isn't made. I know it's frustrating for some posters when transfers take time but we are not preview to what goes on. Yes it's true Ed2 gives us impeccable information when it comes to players the club is interested in but he also informs us that he can't give us the timing or blow by blow updates on when transfers are to be completed. So all we can do is continue to wait.

14.) 17 Jan 2020 23:29:13
Ed002 has explained the Fernandes situation on numerous occasions.

United want the player.
The player is happy to come.
Sporting have set a price.
United unwilling to match it and keep offering less.

It’s not too complicated to understand. The transfer is being held up since the summer because United, despite all evidence to the contrary, think they can magically get Sporting to accept a lower offer.

Pay up or move onto another target. It’s amateur behaviour and just embarrassing at this stage.



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.




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03 Jun 2020 08:51:46
does anyone know of or if anything is being done to help the lower league clubs financially with the effects of the C.V.,


{Ed002's Note - Nothing significant is happening at the moment.}

1.) 03 Jun 2020 13:26:42
ok ed thanks, hope use are all well.

{Ed002's Note - It is spelt "ewes". And they are fine thanks.}



20 May 2020 08:34:33
hi ed002

do you know the plans for the europa and champions league for getting finished?



{Ed002's Note - UEFA want to do it in August and the proposal is single leg games in one city for each.}

1.) 20 May 2020 15:21:25



06 Feb 2020 10:39:48
i think we can all agree to take a minute to remember the fallen,

62 years on.

rip to everyone who lost their lives.


1.) 06 Feb 2020 11:04:34

2.) 06 Feb 2020 13:30:47
Will never forget. I was an eight year old living in Old Trafford at the time. The community was devastated.



30 Jan 2020 22:29:27
Ed01 I like you opinions and player bios on players any chance you can give one on this willan jose fella?



{Ed001's Note - ok mate, added him to the list for you.}

1.) 30 Jan 2020 23:29:51

2.) 31 Jan 2020 07:53:18
From what I’ve seen, which is very limited, he’s a no. 9 who can find space in the box and can also hit them from long range. Good in the air too at over 6ft.
I can see why Spurs were looking at him for a replacement for Kane. Not saying he’s as good but there are similarities.

3.) 31 Jan 2020 08:20:56
United aren't interested in him apparently.

4.) 31 Jan 2020 05:46:06
Maybe you could add Sander Berge and Sandro Tonali to your ever growing list Tris?

{Ed001's Note - added them for you.}

5.) 31 Jan 2020 09:09:02
Remove Berge Ed.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 15:12:00
Why PHilthered? Why do you want him to remove Berge from the list? Could you do a brief description on him yourself?



28 Jan 2020 16:14:12
So we chase a player all summer then Barcelona come in with a few days left and swoop him.

The managers get sacked for not performing when do the transfer committee have there jobs on the line or do they get a free ride because it's so difficult?

I can't believe the club have allowed the team to become bare.

It just gets worse.


{Ed002's Note - No, I have explained what happened with him being offered to several other sides. There has not been any chasing, just simply no acceptable offer made.}

1.) 28 Jan 2020 16:27:25
It’s a pretty simple situation.

United want the player.
The player wanted to come.
Sporting open to selling.
United offered well below their valuation.
When it became apparent that United weren’t perpared to do a deal, he was offered to other clubs.

The only people who seem to be struggling with this are the United recruitment team and the English media.

2.) 28 Jan 2020 16:38:18
If BF signs for Barca, or anyone else, its all down to Woody. He hasn't a clue about signing players and messes about while other clubs get on with it. Forget in Ole, you'll get nothing while Woody is there.

{Ed001's Note - it is not all down to him at all.}

3.) 28 Jan 2020 17:16:36
Well ed001 whoever it is down to needs to go.

4.) 28 Jan 2020 18:27:34
Whilst we as supporters may not be privy to the inner workings of Manchester United, from the outside it does look like the football side of the business is incredibly incompetent, with nobody seeming to want to take responsibility to sort it out.

5.) 28 Jan 2020 18:36:06
There was a newspaper article during the week that stated we have five people doing different aspects of the DoF job. The article suggested that this is a positive!

But I think it underscores the issues we have with recruitment, too many chefs and a lack of overarching direction. I don’t think Woodward is directly responsible for transfer failings, I just think that the club’s internal structures mean there is no clear lines of direct responsibility for recruitment.

6.) 28 Jan 2020 20:03:42
Danny, Niel Ashton is Woodwards PR guy that's why it is all positive.

7.) 28 Jan 2020 21:14:31
I heard its Dave Sextons fault, or maybe Ron Atkinsons. Then again maybe LVG or Moyes? Seems to always be the managera fault when we don't win a trophy. How about its just rubbish happens?

8.) 28 Jan 2020 17:31:02
I know you have said that many times ed I just mean we have had more than enough time to make an acceptable offer.

We dilly dally all window trying to flex this "united" brand that is being slowly destroyed

Trying to bully teams with poor value of there players yet we price our own players out of moves

Woodward judge and who ever else is in charge of recruiting should have the same consequences as a manager that doesn't perform.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe you are blaming the wrong folk?}

9.) 28 Jan 2020 18:13:08
Probably a few people involved in transfer process, doesn't Ed just sign off on the deals not actually negotiate them?




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30 Jun 2020 10:38:18
sanchez can't play for us if he comes back.

just loan him and pay half, its better than paying all for a player who has declined.




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16 Jun 2020 00:17:15
Chong and gomes are not first team players.


{Ed002's Note - They would have been given guarantees - this is where it can go horribly wrong. I have loved all of those films that Tommy did but it was time to head out.}



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03 Jun 2020 08:17:02
werner has already shown he is better than martial. has pace and can finish, would he go into the team? straight away

we need strength in all positions and for 49 million is a bargain.

greenwood is only 18, he is going to have patches of bad form, martial is inconsistent, wouldn't be the worse thing having a front 3 that can interchange.




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31 May 2020 21:04:47
When do we ever announce a signing this early?

It will be a sponsor.




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28 May 2020 13:21:49
you said amateurs at it again? in reply to the ed saying we put a low offer with addons and bonuses.

is that not realistic for a player who is 16.

not having a go just my opinion on the post.





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02 Jul 2020 08:04:46
he is garbage. he needs to one that's sold.

but at some point he will need to pick what's important, money are footall.




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02 Jul 2020 08:08:12
he was also a top penalty taker.




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01 Jul 2020 13:58:20
that top is a curse since ronaldo left.

although he has got the balls to fill it.




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01 Jul 2020 08:23:10
careful people will think the manager is actually doing a decent job.




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29 Jun 2020 08:49:06
it says a lot of just how good Rooney was,

all time leading goal scorer playing mainly out of position,

he was the ultimate team player.

like many have said his outside habits and lifestyle may of hindered another 5 years of playing at the top level.

one of my favorite united players ever.