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31 May 2018 22:48:00
Wonder if Jose might be on his way back to Madrid with Zidane gone. If so who would come in here and I guess it would really play havoc with our transfer plans.


1.) 01 Jun 2018 00:15:08

2.) 01 Jun 2018 00:48:46
Thr papers (who have absolutely no facts) are saying wenger as favourite for RM

Tgey have also linked every manager in the top 10 of football so.

Tge Wenger thing i don't understand at all tho.

3.) 01 Jun 2018 11:08:52
If . Big if. if jose was too leave . I'd go for Simone and let him bring greisman with him.

4.) 01 Jun 2018 11:51:33
No interest in Simeone from my side.
Would be even more “results over style” then Mourinho.
Would put us in a difficult spot with the season being over and transfer plans in full swing from all clubs.
Only positive would be it being a World Cup year, which is a big stumbling block in transfer dealings for the involved players anyway.

5.) 01 Jun 2018 23:31:04
Fat Sam is available 🤢 don’t think you would notice any difference if they swapped Jose for pulis.



03 Jul 2017 11:35:00
On talk sport, Jim White is saying Rooney is off to Everton. I think he would do well there especially as he will be really motivated for his boyhood club. I can see Everton being a real force this season. Would you guys be happy if we got Ross Barclay as part of the deal.


1.) 03 Jul 2017 11:54:46
Everton a real force hahaha.

2.) 03 Jul 2017 11:57:10
Not in anyway. Ross Barkley is bang average, always has been. Why would we want him? Where would he play?

3.) 03 Jul 2017 12:07:36
I don't want anything coming back the other way in this one. Barkley is only rated as he is English - his talent will be wasted. He should be up there with Alli in performance levels.

4.) 03 Jul 2017 12:20:51
Don't know how true but I was told Rooney was lined up for a coaching role at Everton next summer.

5.) 03 Jul 2017 12:32:07
I'd let rooney leave for free, we had the best Rooney years a while back so let him go and end his PL career with Everton. Oh and no I wouldn't want Barkley either.

6.) 03 Jul 2017 12:48:44
I thought Everton were making decent steps last season. Signings so far been ok. I wouldn't write them off.

7.) 03 Jul 2017 12:52:56
If Lukaku was part of the deal then how would you feel?

8.) 03 Jul 2017 13:37:10
Probably the new driver Jred.

9.) 03 Jul 2017 13:47:30
Everton have a good manager and made some astute signings. They will push for a top 4 spot this season i suspect but i'd imagine they will come up short.
As for rooney going back there. It would be nice for him to play out his career for the team and club he loves. He has had a great career at united ultimately 3 years too long probably but he will leave with the thanks of all supporters ringing in his ears i'd say. i'm sure when he conned back to OT he will get a great reception from the fans who will look back and ignore the last few years and remember the good times.

10.) 03 Jul 2017 13:50:39
conned? Who has he conned ken? ;)

11.) 03 Jul 2017 14:46:23
Would thank Rooney for his service and let him go for free to everton. Big wages off the books, but wouldn't want Barkley everton fans don't want him .

12.) 03 Jul 2017 14:58:15
I'd definitely let him go for free, it's the sensible business decision. Nobody is going to pay for him and I don't even know what value he has as a footballer, it's commercially where a buying lcub would see the benefits. Big wage bill off the books too.

He should and will go down as a legend.

The only reason I can't see him going to Everton (other than wages) is because I really don't see how he will get in their team.

13.) 03 Jul 2017 15:27:52
I would straight swap rooney and or fellaini for barkley. Putting aside how good you think barkley is it would make finacial sense. In this market you could sell barkley on for at least 30m next year.

I agree with most that barkley has been overrated in the past but he isn't average. He contributed to 13 league goals last season that's more than most of our squad members managed.

14.) 03 Jul 2017 17:06:08
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Got a good old fashioned friend of a friend rumour for you.
My brother in law, his girlfriend's dad is an Everton fan and he has said today the Lu Lu Lukaku is heading to United. Can't say I believe it but as I've said before I'd be happy if that came off.

15.) 03 Jul 2017 19:07:56
I can see lukaku coming tbh. I personally think he would be a brilliant signing for us. Good old fashioned striker who has consistently scored goals in teams that aren't challenging for the league. i'm not saying everton are bad side but if he can get the goals there surely with a bit of a step up he's going to score more.

16.) 04 Jul 2017 11:39:22
I like Barkley, not sure he is good enough for CL level. Had the potential, but not kicked on, so I'd give him a swerve.

In terms of Rooney - my prediction is he will start off well for 3-4 games, then by Xmas he will phased out of the team when they realise he is not mobile/ capable enough for the way they play. If we can get away with not paying any of his wages then it's a phenomenal way to get out of jail. I'd let him go for free of course, in fact I'd let him go if they offered to send us Gibson, Phil Neville and Tim Howard as part of the deal, lol.




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17 Mar 2019 01:03:41
Now we will see how good Ole is. Wolves are a good team but we just did not perform to our potential. Teams who press us hard are going to take points of us. We lack midfield guile and defensively are still weak. I really don't think we will get top four and that will make it very hard to get the best players to strengthen us next season.




12 Mar 2019 22:38:21
Anybody spot the resemblance between youth player Ercolani and a young Gary Neville?




05 Mar 2019 01:04:05
I fear that Wednesday will be another reality check for us. Our first pick. Midfield three were not up to the challenge in the home leg so to expect their replacements to do any better is not sensible. I also got the feeling that PSG really eased off the throttle once they got a good lead so if they decide to have a real go at us it coukd be a real beating. Whatever the result this tie should give the manager and board a truer understand of how badly we need to improve to compete.


1.) 05 Mar 2019 07:19:57
I actually think its the opposite.
We are about to play one if the best teams in the world, away with a massively depleted squad .
I don't think there is any reality check, its a massive ask .

2.) 05 Mar 2019 09:11:23
The game was even until martial and lingard were forced off.

Yes they are a quality side with some quality players but that counts for nothing if the other team has more desire and heart.

As long as we give 100 percent and leave the pitch with no regrets I'll be happy. What will be will be

We need a good performance to take into Sunday's massive game.

3.) 05 Mar 2019 10:40:21
Seems like every match now is a reality check for us according to some. Just like the Soton match with sanchez's injury, maybe throwing a spanner in the works will lead to a positive result. Fingers crossed.

4.) 05 Mar 2019 11:19:36
I agree i don't see it as a reality Che n at all.
We jnow the squad is weak in certain areas that's not in question.
Sometimes adversity means that the remaining fit players pull together and can achieve results in one off games or over short periods that they would not necessarily achieve over a longer sustained period.
It really is a no lose situation for ole and the players.

5.) 05 Mar 2019 18:59:22
Agreed. I think for the first time in years we are being realistic. We know the squad cannot challenge for a title or Champions League right now.



26 Feb 2019 22:10:40
I am concerned more about our midfield than our attack. Palace with Townsend and Zaha need to be shackled properly and the midfield has to help out and shield the defence whilst still providing ammunition for out attack. Not sure if Greenwood has an injury. Chong might be bullied out of things as he is not physically strong. I would love Gomes to do well as he has huge talent. It's one thing to blood a youngster or even two when the rest of the team is strong enough but if they come in and the team is beaten and they can't get into the game I hope the fans still support them.


1.) 26 Feb 2019 23:07:23
Tomorrow night is a weird one selection wise i think only ddg shaw pogba and Lindelof can be the only players sure of selection. I would say smalling but bailly is there to cover if he doesn't want to risk him as he is only back from injury himself.
Mctom is probably a safe bet along with sanchez and lukaku so that leaves 3 spots between young dalot periera and fred from our usual squad. Rojo probably bailly one of the 4 above along with gomes garner and chong on the bench with romero.
Personally i would play a front 3 of lukaku right sanchez centre and young on the left. Dalot at rb and mctom pogba and periera in midfield.
I don't expect that to be oles choice.
I think he will play the same midfield with fred as 10 behind lukaku and sanchez.

2.) 27 Feb 2019 12:43:55
Ken any more injuries and Ole and Carrick will be playing. Apparently Sir Bobby's been spotted at Carrington smashing a few shots at Romero.



20 Feb 2019 23:10:36
Ed 02. You have told us Pogba wants to leave. Do you have any information about Fred. Is he one of the players the club would like to move. If so that would leave us pretty short of midfield options.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 21 Feb 2019 08:27:30
Pogba is going nowhere. He hated Mourinho and now has his mojo back. I am good friends with John Cofie who is one of Pogba’s best mates and this has come from him.

2.) 23 Feb 2019 19:34:53
Sorry for my late reply to say thanks Ed 02.

{Ed002's Note - No problem at all.}




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13 Apr 2019 22:50:16
It's amazing how so many pple were over the moon before about Oles apptmt and who disagreed strongly with myself and others who said he was the wrong man and now they are changing their minds. I really hope Ole proves me wrong but he has done nothing concrete in terms of football achievement as a manager to be given the reins. Allegri or Poch were my preferred choices but as others have correctly identified and especially Ed 02 the main problem is much more fundamental. Ed Woodward is a great money making man but he is not and has proved that he never will be up to the task of guiding us playing wise. We desperately need a director of football and proper structure in place so that we get the right type of players, playing style and lay foundations for the future success of the club. City have overtaken us and are streets ahead with the way they have built the club in a relatively short time into a world force with wonderful training facilities and young teams coming through too. Just as importantly they have reached out to the local fan base and to attract fans worldwide. Their biggest challenge will be when Pep decides to leave as he will within a year or two. Until then we have to get the basics right. All that being said what is key now is retaining our best players and signing really top notch ones. If we for example lose DE Gea Pogba and Herrera in the summer transfer window what sort of message does that send and how will we attract the best players to us. Being out of the Champions League will make things doubly difficult. I will support Ole and the team just like I supported Jose but fear for the future.




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03 Apr 2019 00:07:04
Sorry Ed. Will do.




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02 Apr 2019 16:14:26
Rumour is they are going to appoint someone who is already working for the club. One possible appointee is the chief scout. Ed 002 is this just the usual paper talk and if not do you know if he has the requisite knowledge and skill set to take on the role.


{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with this over several months including a few days ago - try searching please.}



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31 Mar 2019 22:28:08
Frankly with our current club structure and management we won't be able to compete with Real Madrid and Bayern when it comes to recruiting the best new players. Zidane will have made sure he can decide who they sign and Bayern are very well run and have a big budget. We are going to struggle to hold on to our best two players in DE Gea and Pogba and we have Sanchez to sort out room. Ole has his work cut out.




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14 Mar 2019 23:39:01
We need fresh youngish blood in midfield.





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04 Apr 2019 23:31:37
I have watched him quite a lot. Obviously he has a big physique but for me at the moment he gets caught out of position far too easily by clever players.




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29 Mar 2019 01:31:06
I agree Mort that we need to have a definite plans and manager arranged well in time for the summer holidays and transfer window but imagine if we start to lose and drop out of contention for the Champions league places then which top players Will be attracted to us? Should have waited til our season was defined as a success or not.




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28 Mar 2019 20:21:12
On radio 5 live one of the panellists (sorry forgot who) said that headhunters approached by MUFC to get a Director of Football found that the club were clueless as to what they really wanted a DoF to do.




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28 Mar 2019 20:19:29
Leahy spot on. What if things go pear shaped from now until the end of the season. No way can the club sack him as it would be really badly received by the fans and press. As much as I like Ole and appreciate what he has done so far the fact is he has won nothing of note as a manager. I hope he makes me eat my words and I will be delighted to do so but I fear that once again the club have made a bad error of judgement.




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26 Mar 2019 18:38:29
Koulibaly is not good enough. Ditto Costa. Pay whatever it takes to keep De Gea as he saves us a lot of points each season and at his age his best is still to come. Keepers mature later. I like Romero but De Gea can make the difference at a crucial moment like very few keeps can. Schmeichel Van Der Saar and now De Gea are three of the best keepers ever. Build from a strong foundation is the way to win titles.