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25 May 2020 14:08:19
Hi eds, I have read ferran torres will be allowed to leave valencia this window as his contract expires next summer. Do we have an interst in him? And if so do you see a possible move happening? He certainly would fit the profile of a young and hungry player that we seem to be looking at now.

{Ed002's Note - Ferran Torres (RW/LW) considered as a potential Jadon Sancho replacement but likely priced out of a move to Borussia Dortmund - will end up at Real Madrid or Barcelona in all probability at some point. But, if Salah were to depart Liverpool he could well become an option for them but for now that is not the case. The player has made no secret of his desire to join Barcelona. Valencia have a replacement lined up but the €100M asking price for Torres would need to drop to make a transfer anywhere viable this summer. Juventus has enquired after his availability but would need to make sales to fund a move. A third party has suggested to Manchester United that Ferran Torres would be a better option to Jadon Sancho as the deal would be far, far cheaper for them. Valencia has proposed a player plus cash for Torres proposal with another side recently but it is not seen as a good deal by the other side at this time.}

1.) 25 May 2020 15:53:28
Thanks for the response and your insight ed002. I hope we go for him, from what I've seen he's going to be a top class player.

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what will happen. Valencia want cash and Barcelona are the preferred destination - but need to raise cash for everything they are looking to do, or trade players.}

2.) 26 May 2020 12:59:03
Ed in your opinion who would be the better option for Utd, torres or sancho?

{Ed002's Note - Ideally both players want to play for other sides - and that for me might be a reason to look elsewhere to find a player that fits and wants to play for Manchester United (or at least doesn't want to play elsewhere). The costs for both players are huge and that itself is going to be a problem - particularly with the demands of Sancho's agent. Although the costs for Sancho may have reduced a little it would be a significant. Sancho would be a lesser risk than Torres.}

3.) 26 May 2020 16:38:46
Ed002, with both players wanting to play for other side's, who do you feel would be a good fit for the RW role at United?

{Ed002's Note - By a long was Federico Chiesa - but it is not going to happen.}

4.) 26 May 2020 19:52:36
Fair enough. Is that because United don't have a strong interest in him or because he is moving elsewhere?

{Ed002's Note - Certainly the first and probably the second.}

5.) 26 May 2020 20:30:55
Good stuff Ed002. Thanks very much.

6.) 29 May 2020 12:42:09
Hi Ed, hope you're well. Would it be remiss of me to ask what is Sanchos preferred destination if he has one?

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea.}

7.) 29 May 2020 13:22:22
Thank you Ed, hope you're doing well.



30 Apr 2020 13:09:24
Hi eds, do we have any interest in havertz? And if so can you see a move happening? A brilliant player already and would fir the profile of player we are looking for imo.

{Ed002's Note - No, none.}

1.) 30 Apr 2020 15:37:06
That's a shame, thanks anyway Ed.

{Ed002's Note - If Manchester were to sell Bruno Fernandes there would be a space in the team.}

2.) 30 Apr 2020 18:10:20
Ed 02 Do you think thstbthey xoikd not gel together?

{Ed002's Note - It is not going to happen.}

3.) 30 Apr 2020 19:20:35
Salford, it's probably more to do with them being similar players who play a similar role within their teams.

Although I think Havertz has shown he can play wide right and even as a CF, positions I don't think are suited to Bruno. Both are best centrally as the club's primary creative option in the final third.

I doubt Havertz will join to sit on the bench. Although it is possible to get two creative midfielders to play together as seen with KDB and Silva at City, you tend to need them to prefer playing on different halve of the pitch. Both Bruno and Havertz play best in the right hand half space.

Although it won't happen Maddison would work better, of Grealish.

But I don't see us lining up with two creative midfielders very often next season unless Pogba stays and gets his head down. Either way no need for Havertz.

4.) 30 Apr 2020 19:21:08
Herein lies the problem. City would have three players capable of rotating that position, yet because Utd have just one, noone else is of interest :D.

5.) 01 May 2020 19:19:42
Agree Spenno. Seems to me that top top players should be able to adapt and play together even if that means one of them has ro play in not necessarily his best position.

I still fear for us creativity wise if Fernandez is injured. I am unsure if Grealish is capable of dominatinf games. That brings me to anotjer point. If someone eg Bayern gets Sane for say £70m and we have to pay anywhere near that figure for Grealish I know whonis gettimg tje bettwr deal and its not Utd. Yes i do know its all paper talk at the moment

Finally does anybody have anybtjoughrs about whetjwr thwy can see Angel Gomez making a breakthrough into the first team anytime soon once we start football again?

Everyone have a safe weekend.

6.) 01 May 2020 19:35:35
Sorry about the missspellings but pop ups block what I am righting.



31 Jul 2019 17:15:47
Hi eds Is there any truth in the rumours we are looking at umtiti?

{Ed002's Note - I am nt aware of any approach by Manchester United.}

1.) 31 Jul 2019 18:30:04
Thanks Ed, if you don't mind me asking do you think he is the type of player we should be looking to sign?

{Ed002's Note - No.}



03 Jun 2019 21:46:52
Eds is there any truth we are looking at the lille keeper Mike Maignan as a possible de gea replacement? Also what do you think the likelyhood de Gea will leave this summer?

{Ed002's Note - (1) Manchester United asked for a price knowning that Lille have identified a replacement already - he is one of a number of players they have done this with. (2) He wants out and I expect the club have decided not to block it.}

1.) 04 Jun 2019 09:17:51
Hi Ed002.
In the earlier update you had said that United had looked into Ahmadou Dia who is one for the future.
So if De Gea is allowed to leave this summer, do you expect United to promote Romero/ Grant/ Henderson as first choice
Or, are they looking for a keeper from top European sides?

{Ed002's Note - I have just answered that MU are looking at GKs.}

2.) 04 Jun 2019 13:40:04
Good decision by the player for not blocking someone that wants out of the club and he has given quite a lot to the club.

3.) 04 Jun 2019 10:50:05
Thanks a lot Ed much appreciated.

4.) 04 Jun 2019 12:01:50
Is the interest in Maddison genuine Ed?

{Ed002's Note - There is plenty of interest from clubs but I doubt Leicester will sell at anything less than a ridiculous fee.}

5.) 04 Jun 2019 10:15:01
Sorry Ed. I thought you would namelist more GK targets.

Looks like this will be one of United's biggest ever rebuild in recent history.
Integrating the new players will be key aspect next season.

{Ed002's Note - Jasper Cillessen (G)
Ahmadou Dia (G) one for the future - there has been a meeting but nothing came of it
Berke Ozer (G) one for the future
Kaylor Navas (G) now available but heading elsewhere
Andre Onana (G) will challenge Barcelona for a deal
Gianluigi Donnarumma (G) €75M asking price is seen as excessive

6.) 04 Jun 2019 18:04:14
Thanks Ed :)
Donnarumma would be my personal choice out of the above list.
But it will be a huge task replacing someone of the caliber of De Gea.

{Ed002's Note - He nearly moved to England last year but it was called off - I am not sure that a loss risky option might not be best. Or MU may opt to block de Gea leaving and wait until next year.}

7.) 04 Jun 2019 21:34:34
Donnarumma isn’t the keeper we need at all, not unless OLG wants a poor shot stopped who is decent with distribution. Check out my recent post re: GKs United should consider if De Gea goes, there are far better options.

8.) 04 Jun 2019 19:35:02
Interesting to read that we will challenge to sign Onana if I’ve read that right.

{Ed002's Note - I think he would be the pick.}

9.) 05 Jun 2019 04:34:39
I believe at just 20, Donnarumma has massive scope for improvement
and at 6 foot 5, he will be well suited to the physical demands of English football.



22 May 2019 21:38:01
Eds is there any substance to the strootman rumours? I remember he looked pretty decent a few year back and we had interest in him, but has also struggled with injuries. Has anybody seen him play over the last few seasons? And if so what are your thoughts on us signing him?

{Ed004's Note - i highly doubt there is anything in the links}

1.) 22 May 2019 22:25:39
Matic, strootman and rakitic midfield three. That would be a pretty good setup if it was 2014.

2.) 23 May 2019 05:05:06
I would instantly take Rakitic for 3 years. Huge upgrade on Herrera.
He still offers lots of energy and is rarely injured.
He will be an experienced head to guide the young players around him.

3.) 23 May 2019 08:02:33
Totally agree Truereddevil, not sure what people are expecting but we definitely need experienced players mixed with the youngsters if that’s the plan. People will literally moan about anything. “He’s not the exact player I wanted so I’m going to slag him off” seems to be a general theme every summer.

4.) 23 May 2019 08:54:10
If Pogba were to leave I would have no problem with Racatic forming a new midfield with some younger players. If Pogba stays then build around him.
Racatic is a quality player.

5.) 23 May 2019 09:01:03
We don't play the way Barcelona play so rakatic will be in the same situation and when we got bs.

We don't keep and move the ball good enough for players like him to flourish.

If he was in citys team it would make sense but unless we are going to some how learn how to pass a ball and keep possession it makes 0 sense to get him

Strootman was a good player pre breaking his leg it's a shame really because we would have got him back in 04 I think it was.

6.) 23 May 2019 11:10:59
Rakitic looked out his depth against Liverpool. I think he'd struggle with the pace of the game in England. I'd also be against signing him given his personal views.

7.) 23 May 2019 11:17:38
Rakitic is a great player, my concern isn't his age, although I would ideally steer clear of players around 30 who have never played in the EPL. However, my main concern is would he fit how the Ole want's the team to play? He works very well in a possession based set up and if LvG was still our manager he might be an ideal signing.

If Ole wants to play a more pressing/ counter attacking set up then I'm not sure that plays into Rakitic's strengths. He isn't the guy to do much closing down or pressing and he tends to be better at recycling the ball rather than playing that quick pass to break the lines (although it hard to judge as Barcelona don't play that way) .

8.) 23 May 2019 13:45:16
Hang on, are we talking about Rakitic, Racatic or Rakatic?

9.) 23 May 2019 13:50:23
Just read that interview Mort, wow.

10.) 23 May 2019 14:32:10
Ports, he's the new Sneijder/ Schneider etc.

Danny, I know. Its a couple of years ago an he may have changed but I doubt it. Obviously people are entitled to their opinion. But those views aren't acceptable to me. Not for someone who would be representing a club with a diverse fanbase in a diverse country.

11.) 23 May 2019 23:48:28
Where can I find this interview guys?

12.) 23 May 2019 23:58:56
What interview.

{Ed033's Note - The Interview with a Vampire (Tom Cruise) :)

13.) 24 May 2019 06:29:50
Search for Rakitic interview 2012 on google.

14.) 24 May 2019 14:36:59
He says it was taken out of context, but it's hard to see what else he could have meant.




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22 Jul 2019 19:10:04
Eds I see nicky butt has been appointed Head of first team development. Does this mean the club are making changes to the structure of the management? Like for instance bringing in a director of football or something similar imminently? And if so do you think it will be an ex player or somebody close to the club?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what they are up to I am afraid.}

1.) 22 Jul 2019 19:18:23
No worries. Thanks anyway.

2.) 22 Jul 2019 20:50:01
He’s there to help youngsters transition into the first team. He’s done a good job imo and it looks a sensible move.

I hate to go against the grain on here but I like the type of players we are targeting and it looks like sensible moves are being made, at least from the outside looking in.

We will bring in at least two more players, ship out a few closer to deadline day and I think we will start the season with a good, young squad.

3.) 22 Jul 2019 21:49:27
Even when we look like we are changing philosophy and going against what we have done for the past 6 years we still get portrayed as not having any direction

Fingers crossed wazza and its Maguire and bruno.

4.) 22 Jul 2019 21:51:55
im with you wazza.

5.) 22 Jul 2019 21:59:27
Timming of appointment suggests it's done to deflect our minds from a bad transfer window .

6.) 22 Jul 2019 22:12:08
Neil I’m not sure if you are fishing but the casual fan will likely not be aware of this promotion, if it is that. I very much doubt the club are playing mind games by changing Nicky Butt’s job title.

7.) 22 Jul 2019 22:55:26
I am lost, Head of First team development, no idea why that is seen as a key role. Youth transition to the first team has been happening for circa 70 years, so why does it now need a specialist position. It sounds like a specialist position rather than what is actually needed, a DOF to restructure the club.

8.) 23 Jul 2019 05:40:24
Agree Wazza, the players we are linked to seems like we have a strategy.
Ed002 also said previously that the club will look to improve.
Maybe something positive is happening behind the scenes?



18 Jul 2019 18:58:16
Not a rumour but has the unlike button been removed?

{Ed002's Note - Only for posters who abused it.}

1.) 18 Jul 2019 21:09:42
erm so some can see it and some cant?

2.) 18 Jul 2019 21:39:52
So what have I done to have it removed?
Can't think of anything.

3.) 18 Jul 2019 22:25:04
But Ed, I also don't think I abused the dis/ unlike button but erm, I may have been trigger-happy 🙌🏽🤣.

4.) 18 Jul 2019 22:28:09
I think Ed002 might have caught a few fish there. 😅.

5.) 18 Jul 2019 23:38:12
😂 wow some people will believe anything.

6.) 18 Jul 2019 23:50:35
I've unliked all the above comments. 👎.

{Ed033's Note - Ah, we've caught the unliker. Book 'em, Danno! :)

7.) 19 Jul 2019 07:16:48
Haha hook and line 🐟.



28 Mar 2019 10:11:33
I'm glad we've announced ole now. Perfect timing, give us another push in the months when we generally find form. I've a feeling a few new contract on the way for DDG and rashford, the only way is up. #GGMU #Olesatthewheel.



27 Feb 2019 17:36:41
I say we start chong and gomes tonight along with sanchez in a front 3. Give these 2 a chance and we could be very pleasantly surprised at what they can offer. I'd say that potentially they can be the replacements for sanchez and lukaku in the summer. Ole will get the job, and we have a manager that will give them their chance and don't have to spend fortunes on attacking players so we have the money to strengthen the defence properly.



08 Feb 2019 21:04:21
Hi eds do any of you have any inside info into the next manager? I personally think if ole gets us into 3rd he deserves the job, but apart from him and pochettino is there any other front runners?

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing at this time.}

1.) 08 Feb 2019 21:17:21
Thabks for the quick reply ed002.




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25 May 2020 15:53:28
Thanks for the response and your insight ed002. I hope we go for him, from what I've seen he's going to be a top class player.

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what will happen. Valencia want cash and Barcelona are the preferred destination - but need to raise cash for everything they are looking to do, or trade players.}



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30 Apr 2020 15:37:06
That's a shame, thanks anyway Ed.

{Ed002's Note - If Manchester were to sell Bruno Fernandes there would be a space in the team.}



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22 Apr 2020 12:09:21
I'd actually keep him and play him further forward on the wing, he would still be a squad player but I think he would flourish there, he has a decent delivery too.



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09 Mar 2020 22:28:39
Strange that it's only until 2022 tho. Glad he has signed a deal.



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09 Jan 2020 12:44:50
He may not be the best player or a starter anymore but Ashley Young is a model professional and deserves a bit more respect than some of you are showing him. Maybe it is some of the abuse fans give to players, that we are no longer an attractive club for players. For instance you could play for Leicester, on the up, fans get behind them and not a lot of media attention and scapegoating from the fans. Or come to us where you have a couple of bad games and all the good things you've done are forgotten. Jesse is another one that's getting it a lot too. He has been with the club since 7 years of age, yeah too he's not the best player at the club but he's not the worst. We pride ourselves on our academy and if these club made players and players that have been here for a while are getting ripped to shreds then would you want to join us? Ed02 has pointed to the toxic fans many times, and the way the club reacts to these 'fans' opinions.




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26 May 2020 00:25:18
I disagree why finish this season and then have a season long break? How can any club sustain wages for instance?
No games means no TV money, no games means no new shirts for Adidas, Nike ect so there not going to pay as much.
This season not finishing alone for this season could see quite a few football league clubs fold like Bury did recently, who's going to invest in teams so they can train?



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19 May 2020 18:05:48
Might be a stupid question but is it only footballers that can develop these side affects? Because I'm pretty sure it will affect everybody the same with possible side affects not just footballers and athletes. Infact there in a better position with the medical care they receive. I think they need to man up and earn the privaliged life they get given, it's ok for the average person who works for the NHS, care workers and sainsburys to go work but footballers no. Some people need to get a grip.



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19 May 2020 17:58:23
I'd rather stick with ole. I think the patience will bear fruits. We have found a way to play the big teams, we just need to change against mid-low table teams that allow us to keep the ball.



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17 May 2020 11:13:58
I agree jred. It's ok for the average Joe to go to work for £9 an hour working 50 hour weeks potentially risking their and their families health but footballers should be wrapped in a bubble. I just don't get some peoples reaction to footballers going back to work. They will have the best medical care that money can buy.

Also people saying wait until there is a vaccine, there will be no vaccine any time soon, look at the flu, its been around for 100 years and yet kills 100,000's yearly.



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05 May 2020 22:29:17
1. The little pea
2. Anderson
3. Park.