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07 Nov 2018 18:19:33
Can any Ed's give any information on if we are genuinely interested in Hirving Lozano. I've tried the search but found nothing. He is a player I highly rate, very talented and with a great work rate.


{Ed002's Note - Hirving Lozano was well down the list of LWs that Manchester United saw as a potential Martial replacement last summer. I am surprised you found nothing by searching.}

1.) 07 Nov 2018 20:48:46
That's how far down the list he was ed.

2.) 08 Nov 2018 13:43:59
Do United still have any long term interest in Ryan Sessengon for Fulham. Heard he reluctant to move up north though and wants to stay in the London area.

{Ed002's Note - No that seems to have drifted away.}

3.) 08 Nov 2018 16:59:41
Thanks Ed002 as always.



21 Jul 2018 11:54:51
A question for Ed002 if possible. You have listed the 4 clubs Pogba has been offered to on the European page. Can I ask if any of those offers were part of deals for players in return? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United do not want to discuss players being part of any deal at this time - but they may need to start changing that view or it will be difficult to unload the likes of Pogba and Martial.}

1.) 21 Jul 2018 13:54:42
Thanks Ed002, you would think it an obvious option, as they have players we are interested in.

2.) 21 Jul 2018 15:31:13
Ed, do you not think after the World Cup performances from Pogba, MUFC will look to keep him? At least for another season.

{Ed002's Note - Clearly not. The only reason for keeping him will be not being able to sell him.}

3.) 21 Jul 2018 15:03:22
Ed with your reply. it seems like Club is desperate to off load Pogba.

4.) 21 Jul 2018 15:15:59
Maybe it's the fact we don't see the deal the other clubs have offered for both players as acceptable.

5.) 21 Jul 2018 16:29:12
That's surprising that the club won't see a swap as an option. It clearly worked out well when we traded Mkhitaryan and Sanchez.

With the way the prices for players is increasing exponentially, I would have thought player plus cash deals would become more common.

6.) 21 Jul 2018 17:00:39
I'm completely non plussed as to why the club are so eager to see pogba leave I can't understand it at all .

7.) 21 Jul 2018 17:13:40
Pogba was never going to stay long term. We weren’t his first choice when leaving Juve, and the tensions with Jose haven’t helped. I presume that he wants one of the big two in Spain, but they don’t think he’s worth what we’re looking for.

8.) 21 Jul 2018 20:41:31
Ed002 is it the club or JM that wants to sell Pogba if I may ask?

{Ed002's Note - Jim works for the club - he does not make decisions on his own.}

9.) 21 Jul 2018 22:07:05
Thanks for all info Ed - thought-provoking stuff.

So, if United do decide to engage in player exchanges given the astronomical prices of goods/ players now almost rendering cash meaningless - like inflation in a war-torn dictatorship, and supposing Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG might entertain the prospect of taking Pogba, who might they be prepared to exchange, who might we want AND what would the value differential be?

Personally, I'd like to see the following players swapped or exchanged somehow for Pogba:

Real Madrid:

Toni Kroos (player plus cash)
Raphael Varane (swap)
Gareth Bale (player plus cash)
Marco Ascensio (swap)


Rakitic (player plus cash)
Luis Suarez (player plus cash)


Rabiot (player plus cash)
Verrati (swap)

Anyone from Chelsea? Willian?

Wonder if Lazio will do any swapsies.

{Ed002's Note - The point of it for the Spanish sides is that it does not require the effort to sell players.}

10.) 22 Jul 2018 01:12:30
Im surprised u would entertain Suarez i would stay awy from that dude.

11.) 22 Jul 2018 10:33:51
Why doesn't it require the effort for Spanish sides to sell players? I'm always intrigued that the Spanish sides can offload unwanted players so much easier than English sides, especially RM with the wages they offer and playing there being seen as the pinnacle by most players, you would think they would be reluctant to leave and they normally manage to get high fees for the players they want to shift.



30 Nov 2017 17:55:43
Reports in Spain, that Mourinho flew to Madrid on Wednesday to meet with Griezmann. Any truth in this Ed do you know, or is it just click bait.?


{Ed002's Note - I don’t know where he was man. My knowledge of click bait may precede yours by a couple of decades. Not really sure what you are referring to but way back Mike Dicken and I were involved in an incident in New York. I doubt that is what you are referring to.}

1.) 01 Dec 2017 12:06:41
RIP Mike Dicken - brief search reveals quite a character!

{Ed002's Note - Mike went quite a few years ago now.}



02 Jun 2017 10:31:59
With us cooling our interest in Griezmann and our reported interest in Lacazette, who allegedly preferred a move to AM, could it be a temporary arrangement until after their transfer ban, when a swap deal could happen, or is that way to complicated.


{Ed025's Note - very much so mate..

1.) 02 Jun 2017 13:58:04
Maybe we are trying to apply so pressure on Atleti, we buy Lacazette who they obviously wanted, maybe they will have a word with Grieznamm tell him they don't mind him going, lol.




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07 Mar 2020 17:32:01
Does anybody else wonder what the point of banning handshakes before the game is, when its ok at the end, and when they spend 90+ minutes sliding around in each others spit and nasal discharge.


1.) 07 Mar 2020 23:06:25
And they’re surround by thousands of spectators -
Absolutely none at all.

2.) 08 Mar 2020 20:38:34
Perhaps as an example to the rest of us to stop handshakes?



08 Aug 2019 19:53:06
Despite being very unhappy with the transfer window, I still try to look on the up side. Providing Pogba stays fit and focused, with our current squad and introducing the young players bit by bit, I believe we will comfortably make top 4. But I believe with better transfer work we would be 3rd and seriously closing the gap on City. Oh well only 5 months until we dance the Woodward dance again.




08 Aug 2019 14:37:30
Edoo2 is a saint who shares excellent information across these sites and his assessment of Man. Utd. transfer negotiations being done by amateurs is bang on. We can't do a successful rebuild with idiots at the top.
Thanks for all info and top work by Ed002 and all other Ed's.


1.) 08 Aug 2019 15:10:53
we can always start the re build next summer when the new manager arrives.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 15:35:05
Well put inhope, we've strengthened our defence, but midfield looks very light, and short of creativity.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 16:21:20
need some of the youngsters to step up AAA. very unfair to put that pressure on them.

4.) 08 Aug 2019 17:03:15
Agreed Park. Unfortunately, Garner is still very young. Needed a couple of midfield additions, but it hasn't happened.
Also, I'm amazed we've still got all of Rojo, smalling, jones Darmian. I thought we would have sold Darmian plus one of the central defenders.
I think we're going to fail in top4 as our midfield is the weakest of the top 6 teams.
Hope Greenwood, Gomes, and Chong get playing time and do well.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 17:05:04
People tend to forget that the class of 92 succeeded because there was a core of top class experienced players there to guide them through.

The club is down two mids and our highest scoring forward on the squad that started last season. There is a question of whether we have gone backwards or just stood still.

The club are expecting the likes of Gomes, Garner, and Greenwood to step up and deliver immediately with no fallback plan. Martial is now our senior striker, in a team that struggles to create and score.

6.) 08 Aug 2019 17:24:21
How long before one of our CBs is used as CDM, relying on youngsters to step up big chance for some of them. Sanchez needs to be the player we thought we were getting and Big pressure on Greenwood.

7.) 08 Aug 2019 18:55:01
Ed Woodard doesn't have a clue about our transfer activity.



02 Aug 2019 15:46:43
Maguire done, now get Bruno in and anything else is a bonus. Then calm and tranquillity can take its place on here.


1.) 02 Aug 2019 16:28:10
People have been panicking like! haven’t they 😂.



25 Jul 2019 09:05:56
I don't normally fret or worry about our transfer activity, I tend to treat press reports as bulls*^t clickbait as most sports journalists are fiction writers, pretending to have sources close to the club. I am now however worried after reading Ed002's (whom I trust ) comments about our amateur approach, trying to bully clubs.
We may have financial clout in the football world, but at the moment that is the only clout we do have.
A better team of negotiators with a more humble approach is desperately needed.
Thanks for all the good work Ed002 and all other Ed's.


1.) 25 Jul 2019 09:40:38
The Lukaku transfer to Inter should have been sorted. I understand we can't sell for peanuts but he's not going to play much under Ole. A player that is surplus to requirements shouldn't be priced out of a move.

Our squad is already bloated. There will be players left out of the 25 man squad because we can't shift them and then they are relatively worthless.

We've paid over the odds and sold players for little or nothing in the past. I get that they are trying to fix that issue. But only if the alternative is moving onto other targets. If we won't pay the asking price for Maguire or Bruno, then move on.

Oles comments about how he wanted players in before pre season and that he will be ruthless with the squad is looking like all bark no bite.

2.) 25 Jul 2019 10:13:36
Ed 002 is a source most of here trust and cherish as well, although we can at times go overboard, we value all the Eds' input. IMO If we did not look forward to their info, titbit and knowledge, this site would be moribund.
Thus, when Ed 002 implies of sorts that we are a mess in the transfer market; then our worry is understandable and we tend to look for justification for this happening. Maybe due to a state of denial, some of us find unrealistic reasons to explain these shambles.
I have come across myriad of them from, 'we are giving clubs a taste of their own medicine, they used to hold us to ransom with exorbitant valuation for some players, finally our board grew some balls and won't bend over anymore" to 'we've been bullied since fergie left, now we draw the line"
Now what I had to understand to make peace with the realistic picture as the Eds paint it is that, Man Utd is simply not as attractive as is used to be during Fergie. We are no longer CL contenders, worse now, we are not even participants. We are not PL contenders albeit we hope to be. With no disrespect to Ole, we do not even have a coach who will make a player say, 'it has always been my dream to be coached by Ole. " So what allure does our beloved club have? Maybe the player is a Utd fan and wants to help to revive us. Other than that it is money.
The other side of this is when a player actually does not mind joining us, our dealings with the player's club have to be spot on. A simple example is Lukaku and Pogba, some of us, the fans, have our own valuations for them, and we say unless Inter or Madrid or Juve do X, Y and pay Z, then the player should not be sold. Similarly, if Sporting want X, Y and Z before releasing Bruno to us, it is only logical, sauce for the goose scenario.
I hope i made a little sense from the plenty words above.

3.) 25 Jul 2019 10:29:09
mbd. in a nutshell spot on.

4.) 25 Jul 2019 10:53:55
Nice post mbd.

5.) 25 Jul 2019 17:35:33
Hardly in a nutshell, Scooby :)




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21 Jan 2020 15:10:56
Ive heard the same thing about the toaster Boyfromburrenway, but apparently Argos want £40 and Ed won't pay more than £25, so the deal has fell through.




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16 Jan 2020 18:20:51
Amazing in depth reply Ed002, that is why we only look on here for news and not in the fiction media.




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15 Jan 2020 09:07:19
Best to just stick to reading on twitter Noucamp99, don't get sucked into responding, it really is the place where all the crazies meet.




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05 Jan 2020 13:01:52
If something is possible with Raul, I would go all out for him, but I doubt the club is looking at him, they have little awareness of quality and availability rather looking at qualities like being young and English. I fully expect another amateurish disappointing window.




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07 Aug 2019 19:34:48
That bang anyone just heard was my head exploding, I hate transfer windows.





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02 Feb 2020 13:22:53
TotallY agree AAA, Ole talks a negative game, saying things like we have to stay in the game, he sets up scared of the opposition, even at home. Negativity from the coaches obviously spreads to the players and affects confidence. Oles obsession with counter attack football no matter how the other team set up means we always have more men behind the ball than in attack. Its easy to defend against players when it is 2 or 3 on one because defenders don't have to deal with runners. I hold back from criticizing any player because it must be frustrating to play under these tactics. I could go on and on about Ole's incompetence but it just frustrates me. Until he is gone I expect nothing from this team.




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29 Jan 2020 07:37:52
Totally agree Deeps, we are frustrated and I have done my own share of ranting on here, but personal criminal attacks are disgusting and these people are not wanted as United fans.




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24 Jan 2020 20:18:23
Credit for what, has the football improved in the last 12 months?, is the squad better than 12 months ago?, is the intensity and pressing more evident in games?, do we see tactical awareness of how to win matches? . I could go on but its too depressing.




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20 Jan 2020 19:52:04
At least when times are tough like they are at the moment, we can take solace that we are not a juvenile like mighty reds.




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08 Jan 2020 07:41:29
Yes Dodgybanter we did have a choice of Fred, Andreas and Matic, but Ole still insists on starting Jesse, Why.