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03 Oct 2020 19:27:26
Who’s this Facundo Pellestri? It seems something maybe happening with him. I have never heard of him, I’m assuming it wouldn’t be a first team transfer.


1.) 03 Oct 2020 19:43:13
I would imagine he'd be a back up to whoever we are looking at for the rw hopefully pellistri and dembele on a loan (big initial feel 15-20m? ) Then option 40-45m euros?

This as well as cavani would give us really good options, plus I still expect telles as I don't think we would have let dalot leave without telles being sorted.

2.) 03 Oct 2020 19:51:09
Ed2 said that we had an interest in him few months ago, largely owing to the fact that his coach back then was Diego Forlan. He also said that the kid was well thought of but maybe not ready to slot into the first team setup straight away.

There are multiple reports stating we are looking at bringing him in.

3.) 03 Oct 2020 21:50:53
I think he is ready for a medical, so I've watched a couple of his "good" videos in the platform/ company I work for. He looks similar to Dan James in terms of speed and height, BUT is far more skilful with the ball and the first thing on his mind when he gets the ball is to take on the opponent. Penarol whant him to stay on loan, does any of the ED's know if he'll be loaned back? And will there be issues with a work permit?

4.) 03 Oct 2020 21:54:27
He has a Spanish passport and apparently we have activated a termination clause so would join straight away.

5.) 03 Oct 2020 22:08:42
Thanks, mate!



23 Aug 2020 16:14:55
Can anyone point me to our targets list from Ed002. I have searched With no joy



{Ed002's Note - It has not been updated for quite a while Dave. It needs doing.}

1.) 23 Aug 2020 16:23:38
No worries Ed002

It would be appreciated when time allows


{Ed002's Note - I will do Dave.}

2.) 23 Aug 2020 16:32:04
Fantastic, looking forward to it Ed.

3.) 23 Aug 2020 17:00:29
Could you do one for the departures as well ed2, when you have time?

{Ed002's Note - Sure.}

4.) 25 Aug 2020 06:29:13
it was on here yesterday, not surd what's happened.

{Ed002's Note - It has been deleted - they will not be anymore at all because of abuse being posted on the sites.}

5.) 25 Aug 2020 11:52:10
So so sad that people post abuse. Has C.V. not taught people anything. especially that we should be nicer to each other and appreciate when others do things for us.

6.) 25 Aug 2020 13:20:11
This is why we can't have nice things.

It's just a game and it's just some transfer rumours, nothing to get abusive about.



09 Jun 2020 21:18:33
Hi Ed002

I see on another page you said we have a preferred option to James Maddison (I wasn’t aware MU was looking at him) is the preferred option Jack Grealish.



{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



24 May 2019 15:16:47
Griezmann to United links are back

Never saw that coming.


1.) 24 May 2019 15:34:30
Easy headline to write. Wouldn't touch him with a twenty foot pole.

2.) 24 May 2019 16:15:54
Agree I don't want him. Talented player but wants to make documentaries about whether he stays/ leaves.

3.) 24 May 2019 17:00:04
Hes pretty good at putting that round thing in the net thing.

Something we've been abysmal at for 6 years. Would take him in a heartbeat if there was any chance.

4.) 24 May 2019 17:17:08
Because we need another egotistical idiot with a tonne of baggage who's spend every summer doing should I stay or should I go videos. I don't care if he scores a hat trick every game. He's a dressing room liability which is the last thing we need right now.

5.) 24 May 2019 17:28:38
Rumours we've bid for Dembele at Lyon.

6.) 24 May 2019 17:42:48
Yeah Griezmann is world class.
Works his socks off on the pitch.
Again the lack of CL may put the deal off.

7.) 24 May 2019 17:59:32
Good player, seems a real div. Bigger ego than Ronaldo but without his records.

Who creates a documentary called ‘the birth of a legend’ or whatever it was called.

8.) 24 May 2019 18:59:56
it would be hilarious if he has no takers.



05 Jun 2018 19:38:28
List of Cbs as per ed002

{Ed002's Note - Pretty much as it was right now Dave:
- Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester City and Real Madrid
- Raphael Varane (CB) - it drags on rather but Real Madrid may be willing to let him leave this summer for the right price as part of their major rebuild programme – so might be possible
- David Lopez (CB) - do not rule him out - Mourinho will wait and remains keen
- Don’t rule out a move for an English CB to keep the balance
- The likes of Clement Lenglet (CB), Milan Skriniar (CB), Kalidou Koulibaly and others have all been watched but no approaches made.
Umtiti is off the table.

Feel free to add this to the MU page Dave. }.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 20:38:22
Out of those would love Raphael Varane.

2.) 05 Jun 2018 20:12:57
Cheers for the info Ed002 and for relaying dave

Alderweireld would be a brilliant addition.

3.) 05 Jun 2018 20:39:50
Much appreciated Dave and ed002 thank you.

4.) 05 Jun 2018 21:01:17
Skriniar is top quality, I was impressed before he joined Inter and I was curious if he can be solid there. Well, he was very solid this year. But of course I don't think Inter will sell after just one season with them.

5.) 05 Jun 2018 22:37:46
Out of them I'd obviously love varane or Toby. Really like the looks of Lenglet and hope if we go for a cheaper option it's him. The English bit is interesting though, i really like lascelles and think he's definitely better than smalling and jones.

6.) 05 Jun 2018 23:20:08
What about Jonny Evans? He has a 3 million release clause now that west brom went down. Can't believe clubs aren't fighting the bit out at that money. Big improvement on what we have and in today's market its basically a free transfer.

7.) 05 Jun 2018 23:40:33
Cheers Dave

Did you follow 02 to the chelsea page for this run down on CB’s.

{Ed001's Note - he has been following him round Europe, bugged his phone and set up cameras in 002's house to get the info...}

8.) 06 Jun 2018 09:00:24
Ed001 you do realise Ed002 didn't know I bugged his phone. well until now.

{Ed001's Note - you would be surprised what 002 knows. People think GCHQ is a govt entity, it is just Ed002's summer house where he runs his sideline in data gathering...}

9.) 06 Jun 2018 09:21:08
Alderweireld the one for me. Dave and Ed have a great relationship on the continent.

10.) 06 Jun 2018 09:47:47
alderwiereld- don't want to be mugged by Levi for a 29 yo with a bad injury but a stand out player
varane- think he'd be pricey but like his movement again he has had a few injuries
lopez- not seen much
skriniar the stand out for me but tbh JM might well pull another bailly out of the hat as he wasnt really at the front of the list when we signed him
we really need a quality cb as stated cheers dave / ed002 for info.

11.) 06 Jun 2018 11:25:06
I’d say you can have Martial and we will take Vertonghen off you thanks.

12.) 06 Jun 2018 13:49:41
Don’t think there is any chance of getting Varane. The stand out player in the RM defense.
Ramos is the organiser and motivator but Varane is the legs and physical presence.

Any new manager is not going to want to sell him.

Hope I’m wrong as would love him at Utd.

13.) 06 Jun 2018 13:50:37
Cheers Dave and ED002.
We definitely need another top CB to play alongside Bailly.
We always pkay better fotbal when Bailly is playing.
He is sorely missed when he isn't pkaying.
I wonder whst the future holds for TFM and Tuanzabe.




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19 Nov 2019 19:44:05
So pochettino is available. Who would take him?

I would.


1.) 19 Nov 2019 19:47:44
And it begins.

2.) 19 Nov 2019 19:48:27
I think he would need a break from the games recharge his batteries. I'd imagine starring g fresh next summer would appeal to him.

3.) 19 Nov 2019 19:48:44
In a heartbeat.

4.) 19 Nov 2019 19:49:45
Good manager. Still lots to learn. Hungry for success. Plays a good brand of football. Promotes youth. Not been a winner yet.
He would definitely be worth strong consideration.

5.) 19 Nov 2019 20:07:11
End of the season, ole to step down. Poch comes in. Big mistake by levy in my opinion. But he must have somebody lined up already. Mid season and plenty available managers. Poch although never won titles with them, improved them dramatically.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 20:32:20
If ed really does want poch, I can see ole being given a senior role in recruitment and vision etc, working in tandem with poch.

Although for me i would stick with ole, no one actually knows if it would work out for poch here at utd.

7.) 19 Nov 2019 21:40:25
I see Eddie Howe's name being touted about. Not a big enough name for some, but I think he's done wonders to keep Bournemouth relevant in this league.

8.) 20 Nov 2019 00:22:14
Poch in, move ogs to Dof, they both like to promote youth, and I think ogs is well respected throughout the football world, so it will work well in my opinion.

9.) 20 Nov 2019 04:19:56
Mourinho will most probably be the new Spurs manager.

10.) 20 Nov 2019 05:15:18
Stick with Ole's project.

11.) 20 Nov 2019 06:58:46
And it's Jose.



08 Aug 2019 17:09:36
And breath!

I never expected anything on deadline day and I'm glad we didn't always seems panic buying to me, so I'm glad we didn't buy for the sake of it.

If dybala asked for ridiculous wages/ agent fees I'm glad we stepped back lessons learnt I guess.

Eriksen favoured Madrid I'm glad we didn't throw money at him again lessons learnt.

Is the midfield and attack short? Absolutely but we only want players to come who are driven by the club and not money.

Now roll on sunday hopefully this season we see Gomes, Chong and greenwood get some minutes.

Defence looks good now so there are positives to this window despite many many fans wanted signings just for the sake of it.

Thanks Ed's for your input throughout the window.

Bring on chelsea.


1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:00:36
dave it wasn't just signings for the sake of it.

take pogba out of that team what are you left with?

no creativity, no one in the centre that can pick that killer pass.

we have known what we needed

we should have took advantage of chelseas ban and arsenals defensive/ midfield troubles but we havent.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 20:02:21
Dave are u a Woody muppet.
People are trying to be positive so that they can show they are class apart and so cool.

I will watch these season without any pressure of fourth because I know it will be very difficult for us to achieve that.

Hopefully our academy graduates will be stars of the futures. This season belongs to them.
Greenwood Angel and Chong should get lot of playing time now🙌.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 20:33:45
If you are suggesting I'm happy with this transfer window then you are wrong but I'm a glass half full person. There is just constant negativity on this page and its embarrassing.



31 Jul 2019 23:11:37
This whole dybala/ Lukaku swap could it be as simple as a swap or would it have to two separate deals as I'm sure we'd owe Everton some form of bonus/ addons and I don't know if that would be some sort of breach.

I'm not really sure how it would work.



1.) 01 Aug 2019 06:41:53
DD a few weeks ago Ed002 said something along the lines of it goes on the value of the player. I thought the same when it was rumoured Arsenal we’re offering players for Zaha. There can’t be such a simple loophole where players replace any fee. Therefore, if I understand it correctly, if Dybala is worth £75m and that is what we receive for Lukaku, £75m becomes the monetary value and any sell on clause will be the percentage of that £75m. I think.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, all exchanges etc. have values assigned.}

2.) 01 Aug 2019 08:16:23
Thanks Ed, your knowledge is slowly rubbing off 😁.

3.) 01 Aug 2019 09:19:38
Dear gods, making football fans (marginally) less ignorant! Is there no limit to the miracles Ed can perform?



21 Jul 2019 09:06:59
I expect the bale to united links will start to appear now after zidane's comments.

Although I can only see him going to bayern they seem to be struggling with their preferred wingers.

Maybe psg also if neymar leaves.


1.) 21 Jul 2019 10:08:11
Seems like bayern interested.

2.) 21 Jul 2019 11:14:31
I hope its bayern but never discount the stupidity of the genius we know as Woodward Dave.

3.) 21 Jul 2019 17:26:26
Bayern or PSG hopefully.



13 Jul 2019 21:14:53
Right lads

With Wan Bissaka and Daniel James already in how would you rate the window if Maguire, Longstaff and Bruno followed?

I know RW is needed but I don't see many links for one of those so those 5 players come in

How happy are we?


1.) 13 Jul 2019 21:50:17
6 on 10 Dave. Not the best CB. No RW. Not replacing Lukaku. Loads of money spent. But a decent spine to build on.

2.) 13 Jul 2019 21:53:03
If pogba and lukaku left i wouldn't be too pleased as we would still lack creativity from midfield and a proven goalscorer.

If pogba and lukaku stay then i would be happy with a maguire (someone who can pass the ball out from the back), longstaff (mouldable midfielder who can play deeper or box to box) and fernandes ( goalscoring midfielder) .

3.) 13 Jul 2019 23:24:55
Dont rate Maguire, Longstaff and James. Unconvinced by Bruno. Wan Bissaka will be a good signing. Overall 3/ 10. Completely unconvinced with no replacement for Lukaku or RW. I particularly don't see it in Maguire, personally think he will be a terrible signing at the prices mentioned.

4.) 14 Jul 2019 00:13:45
Totally agree with LaBamba here, I wouldn't take Maguire even for free, he is not good enough, i don't think he is even better than Jones and Smalling, very slow, i would love Dias. Wan Bissaka was a spot on signing, he is exactly what we needed there, James? i'm not sure yet will give him one season to see how he adapts, we desperately need a right winger, another central midfielder preferible a defensive mid because i don't see Matic getting too many games this season to me he looks done, we need a very energetic midifielder there, forwards? we need a proven goalscorer machine but who is available? not a good window so far but we'll see, anyways i'm not expecting much maybe 5th place this season? one thing is clear to me, we are way behind Liverpool and City so no premier league this year or the next.

5.) 14 Jul 2019 01:10:58
You don’t think Maguire is better than Jones and Smalling? Haha reman, I can tell you now that he definitely is.

Good window that imo and probably the best we can hope for as it stands, I think Longstaff would be a great signing and not too fussed about lukaku going. I’m hoping Greenwood can prove himself on the right and have a go in that position, we have a lot of attacking players on the books and we just need to hope a few of them hit some form. The squad is nowhere near as bad as people are making out.

6.) 14 Jul 2019 01:16:25
La bamba,

When you say you don’t rate Longstaff, do you mean because you haven’t seen him play? Because when he did play it would be hard not to rate him, he was really good whenever he played last season.

Also, when have you watched Daniel James? And how much Portuguese football do you watch to decide Bruno isn’t good because he has been player of the year there for 2 years? It sounds to me like you are just being negative for the sake of it without even knowing much about the players.

7.) 14 Jul 2019 06:21:07
Dave, the players you have mentioned will definitely improve the squad.
Considering we cannot provide UCL, I think it would be coup to get those players in.

8.) 14 Jul 2019 08:47:53
I don't get this Maguire is better than smalling and Jones argument. They both are rubbish, being better than rubbish doesn't make one great, just better than rubbish. We need a great cb or atleast someone who can be that in future. Maguire is niether. He is an average cb who we will pay premium for because he is english. We should be using the maguire money to buy someone like a koilibaly or if pogba really wants to leave convince varane.

9.) 14 Jul 2019 08:55:22
Pep must be a crap Manager if he sees something in McGuire.

10.) 14 Jul 2019 09:07:01
Gds maybe like shappy he spends every waking hour watching Portuguese french Italian and german football.
He has seen over 50 full live games from Portuguese and Italian leagues alone last season and that's before watching all our games plus all of our position games. Honestly not enough hours in the week he only sleeps every second Thursday😂😂 tough netting a tv scout for no one.

11.) 14 Jul 2019 10:51:08
Agree with GDS here.

Some of our supporters come across so spoilt at times I mean aren't maguire and longstaff fancy enough names?

Maguire not an upgrade on Smalling and Jones give me a break also he stays fit so that's a huge plus.

Longstaff I can't offer an opinion on him as I haven't seen him but I like what I've read.

Bruno goals and creativity from midfield something we lack and your unconvinced by him.

Wan Bissaka will be great a massive upgrade and a specialist right back finally!

Dan James I'm excited for him pacy player that will terrify fullbacks with his pace and can play all across the front three.

Some just mean for the sake of moaning.

I've more or less echoed GDS words here but I thought I'd get my head in 😀.

12.) 14 Jul 2019 10:52:14
“Don’t rate Longstaff, James. unconvinced by Fernandes”.
In other words you’ve never seen them play? How somebody can watch Fernandes last season and be u convinced by his work rate and returns is beyond me.

“Wouldn’t take Maguire on a free”
Nonsense, Maguire will improve our defence. Don’t get me wrong he’s not the best available and I would prefer Dias, Milenkovic or Toby, but he is definitely an improvement on Smalling and Jones so to say you wouldn’t take him for free is an emotional response.

Back to the question in hand. I’ve been crying out for a RW for years now and I think it’s our most desperate position. A specialist RW will give us a different dynamic to our play, allow us to keep the ball better using the full width of the pitch meaning the opposition don’t crowd our left side (which Wolves did so well) to take possession back off us. I think solving that one position takes pressure off the whole team.

We obviously need a CB and CM. If we can sign three more players this window (RW, CB, CM), in addition to AWB and James, as well as remove the poison from the dressing room, I think that’s a lot of activity for 1 window and we will be better for it.

It might even be a stretch too far to bring in 5 first teamers in a single window but we need it and if it happens it’s a job well done imo.

13.) 14 Jul 2019 11:10:57
CSM you are assuming the likes of koulibaly, Varane etc want to come to us. Yes maguire at the reported 80m is excessive but unfortunately that's the market now. Maguire will improve our defense how anyone would disagree with that baffles me.

14.) 14 Jul 2019 12:36:13
Ajh pep also wanted Sanchez and fred, how great they have been for us.

Dave the question isn't whether he will improve us, but rather will his arrival improve us enough to compete with likes of city and liverpool atleast defensively today or in future, and the answer from me is a clear no.

15.) 14 Jul 2019 13:02:20
Maguire is a decent player and will be a good fit at United imo.
Koulibaly is another player that is massively over rated on this site . Good player but he isn't head and shoulders above everyone else .

16.) 14 Jul 2019 14:30:31
But he has a nice fancy alliterative foreign name jred so he’s better than any other English player.




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14 Apr 2022 13:25:32
Do we have to bid for him or does he have a buy it now price?




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05 Oct 2020 13:31:58

How dare you not bash a future incoming player, it’s the normal procedure isn’t it?




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18 Sep 2020 19:46:22
I think PSG are in for him too by the sounds of it. Hopefully not, I think he could be a great signing, I think he’s good for a goal for a fullback I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.




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12 Sep 2020 21:58:00
Not really sure how a post about Thiago has turned into a Pogba one.

Fact is Pogba is a passenger, he has 10 min flashes of brilliance and 80 mins he just frustrates out of you for a midfielder the main attribute you should have is work rate imo and Pogba doesn’t seem to have any.

Just to be clear I’m not a Pogba hater, I support every united player but the fact is the above is true whether you want to believe it or not.

Onto Thiago I’d love him in the United team he’s a gem of a player and despite what a majority say he’s good defensively too.




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25 Aug 2020 13:42:50
I don’t think it’s a credible ITK at all.





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15 Apr 2022 19:36:21
Torres, Phillips, nkunku and Nunez for me.




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12 Apr 2022 19:05:19
And how to foul and never ever get booked, the best I’ve ever seen to do that.




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03 Dec 2021 11:25:35
Whether it was painful or not De Gea is completely responsible for that goal. He has got to get up and power through until that ball is cleared.

No problems with that goal whatsoever.




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17 Aug 2021 17:00:58
Maguire, Lingard and Fred.




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28 Apr 2021 18:13:27
Hi Advance and welcome to the page 🤣.