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01 Jul 2019 22:01:51
Hi ed002.
I know you don't like providing updates but thought i'd ask if any clubs are showing interest in some of the players that we would like to move on this summer?
Darmian rojo sanchez tfm in particular?
Secondly do you think inter will be able to make an acceptable offer for lukaku and get a deal done?

ken

{Ed002's Note - Darmian could end up at Inter but he is down the list. Rojo is limited in which countries he can move to which means he will be used in horse trading if they can. Nothing has changed with Sanchez.}


1.) 02 Jul 2019 20:01:56
Ed002 thank you.
To be fair you did say they would bee hard to shift.
Did you miss the second question or just choose to ignore it hooing i'd take the hint? 😁.

{Ed002's Note - Inter would like to include players.}


2.) 03 Jul 2019 22:36:32
Cheers. Pity its the wrong players. Probably be three case with pogba do i'd imagine with juve and real Madrid looking to move some players on.


 

 

01 Jun 2019 10:00:55
I was told this morning by the same person that told me about lukaku and lindelof before they signed that fernandes from SL will be joining us.
He has also told me that he is not the only expected arrival from Portugal.
He has said that the club have already agreed 2 signings and are looking at a minimum of 5 players with 2 agreed and 2 very close.
This guy is working in the legal sector and has never once given me inaccurate info and has worked with the club for / with the last 8 years.
I think the last time i posted on his info was the signing of herrera which he says was very complicated.
Issues remain with being unable to move some unwanted players on.

ken

{Ed004's Note - If we are signing 5 players hopefully be a rb cb cdm cm and attacker. Hopefully, you are right Ken}


1.) 01 Jun 2019 10:38:01
Please let this be true Ken.


2.) 01 Jun 2019 10:43:18
Ken

Thanks, I wonder if Fernandes being purchased would prevent any possibility of interest in James Maddison. If so, it’s a pity as Maddison looks to have good potential and I understand he is also a United fan which is an added bonus in the motivation stakes. I haven’t seen Fernandes but is he the player we need when our Manager seemed to be heading in a different direction? Yes stats are useful but don’t tell the whole picture and seem to recall you are more in touch with Portuguese football so interested in your opinion.


3.) 01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.


4.) 01 Jun 2019 11:12:32
Any info on the other players Ken?

{Ed004's Note - Id guess the 2nd player is Felix. Both players have been heavily linked and Ed2 has mentioned our interest in both}


5.) 01 Jun 2019 10:57:09
Interesting Ken, If I was to guess the second player from Portugal I would say Ruben Dias of Benfica is most likely.

Red Man, that might be the case. I'm not sure Maddison has ever been high on the clubs wanted list. Which is a real shame as he could be an excellent signing for us.

Although if Ole wanted to introduce his 4222 style system than Gary Neville said he was keen on while taking his badges then we could sign sign BOTH Fernandes and Maddison and play them both in the advanced midfield two behind the strikers. That would be mouth watering and we would provide hat fulls of chances for our strikers.


6.) 01 Jun 2019 11:36:22
Thanks for passing on the info Ken. Must say that is very exciting news! Hope it’s true.


7.) 01 Jun 2019 12:07:06
He was sure on fernandes and i know not to ask him names as tells me as much as he can. He often has no idea of what's going on unless he has some involvement in a professional capacity.
No idea on what positions or on who the 2nd player targeted from Portugal is. But its not as far down the line as fernandes obviously
He did say that there was efforts Being made to move players on again no names.
This guy is not even a big football fan and he supports Charlton😱.


8.) 01 Jun 2019 12:49:50
I'd say one of the two already agreed is James. No idea on the other or the second from Portugal.

Maddison is a good player but why would Leicester sell their best player.


9.) 01 Jun 2019 12:56:13
So hypothetically if the club is looking to bring in 5 players and we know the areas of concern (rb, cb, dm, cam, RW) this could mean.
James - RW
Fernandes - CAM
Diaz - CB
That leaves rb and dm
Rice and AWB anyone?


10.) 01 Jun 2019 14:51:36
If Fernandes comes in, would that mean Pogba is closer to leaving?


11.) 01 Jun 2019 15:01:23
Rumour of the window so far! Like it Ken.

That would be a cracking summer of business Perth.
Still feel we need a quality striker.


12.) 01 Jun 2019 15:21:05
Rave, it would be a huge step in the right direction in terms of reducing the squad age, bringing in more British talent and fixing some of our issues. But we know it can’t all be done in one window as has been discussed. I think we would need another CM and possibly a striker as you say in the January window or next summer.


13.) 01 Jun 2019 16:35:39
Meunier and one of Saul or Longstaff depending on if Pogba leaves.


14.) 01 Jun 2019 17:43:57
Thanks for sharing Ken.


15.) 01 Jun 2019 11:39:30
Not sure about the logic of signing both felix and fernandes in terms of how they both fit into one team. Both seem to prefer playing behind a main striker in a no 10/ second striker role.

Fernandes would be a good buy and important to get him in early as we all know the pogba madrid links will drag on through the summer. So good to get a potential replacement before all that if true.


16.) 01 Jun 2019 14:18:49
Hope you are right Ken, be a good signing Bruno Fernandes and hope you are right Ed on Joao Felix.
Wan Bissaka
de Ligt
Fernandes
Felix
James

That’s be a great summer.


17.) 01 Jun 2019 19:29:45
Joao Felix would be a terrific signing.
Front 3 of Rashford, James and Felix would be extreme pace.
With Bruno Fernandes behind them.
Mouth watering on paper.


18.) 01 Jun 2019 22:16:23
Great stuff Ken. Love when someone pulls out a rumour like that.


19.) 01 Jun 2019 22:54:04
Ken, I will track you down if this is bull 😁.


20.) 02 Jun 2019 05:41:44
I don’t see us getting Fernandes and Felix for the reasons you say DSG and that we have stated we are looking for young British talent. So buying Meunier, Fernandes, Felix, De Ligt contradicts that statement UNLESS we buy some good cheap prospects as well (Collins, Longstaff, R. James etc) to blood into the team over the next couple of years.
I am also confident that like a young Ronaldo, Felix could live on the RW for now allowing Fernandes to control/ support the attack from a central position.
In fact Rashford/ Martial/ Greenwood centrally with D James and Felix switching flanks regularly with Fernandes in support could be very dynamic and the sort of attack Ole has talked about creating.


21.) 02 Jun 2019 06:42:16
Rashford felix James?
Hardly mouthwatering.


22.) 02 Jun 2019 09:30:45
Cheers Ken, your post sort of refreshed this page.


23.) 02 Jun 2019 10:30:10
Love this, Ken. I proper rumour from who sounds like a reliable source.

I’d be happy with what most are suggesting however, I honestly think we need 2 CBs, one with significant experience. The club’s intentions to restructure the team around youth is inspiring, but we still need a leader in this team.


24.) 02 Jun 2019 12:58:28
@Shappy

What about Felix and Fernandes in a 4222? Lingard, Gomes as backups?


25.) 02 Jun 2019 13:01:10
Stevie ill come quietly😂.


26.) 02 Jun 2019 13:21:11
Best bit of info I've seen on here in ages Ken.

Nice one 👍.


27.) 02 Jun 2019 13:24:36
Maybe not to you 83.


28.) 02 Jun 2019 15:10:04
if fernandes is coming here, he isn't really doing the best pr job right now. Fanboy comments on pep, drooling over liverpool. Not exactly the smartest play for a guy who might sign for utd.


29.) 02 Jun 2019 15:22:42
I read the same comments, I think it’s typical gernalist spin. What he said was he prefers Liverpool’s style of play. Dynamic, fast paced, exciting. As opposed to City’s possession, slow build up style.
This is not dissimilar to what Ole has spoken about how he wants united to play.
This may be one reason he chooses United over City.


30.) 02 Jun 2019 17:32:39
Thanks Ken for sharing this information.

Has given me a much needed Utd lift!


31.) 03 Jun 2019 10:42:13
Nice one KEN. Let us know if you get anything else.

Fernandes, Felix from Portugal. AWB for RB. Ndombele for DM/ CM along side Pogba with Fernandes in front. AND a CB.

Would be a fantastic summer.


 

 

26 Apr 2019 18:06:06
Jose might end up at inter and come in for lukaku🤗.

ken

1.) 27 Apr 2019 11:39:42
I doubt that considering he doesn't like lukaku.


2.) 27 Apr 2019 15:11:54
Crazy he bought him then? 🤔🤔.


3.) 27 Apr 2019 18:08:00
Did he though?


4.) 27 Apr 2019 19:55:18
Cryptic hour on the Man Utd rumours page.


 

 

25 Apr 2019 00:24:54
Whatever our opinions on players ole and the club appear to be committed to rash and martial. So how does he get the best out of them. next season.
Should they both be competing for the no9 position so its a case of one or the other?
Could we see them play as a pair?

ken

1.) 25 Apr 2019 01:24:55
Keep Rashford, sell Martial, who is lazy and sulks whenever he or the team faces adversity.


2.) 25 Apr 2019 05:46:50
How do we get the best out of them? Playing them as a pair would be nice to see and hopefully they could develop a partnership.

Being less cowardly on the ball would help as well, we should be able to introduce more sophisticated patterns of play rather than just hoofing it long or knocking it down the channel. Its the easy way out and top players are usually much more brave on the ball.

Also if we can get someone to play on the right or even at least just stand on the right that is some sort of threat as a professional football player then that should draw some focus away from that left hand side and create more space for those two.


3.) 25 Apr 2019 06:14:34
One of the problems last night was zero support from midfield, especially the first half. Every time Rashford or Lingard had the ball they only had each other to pass to making our play very predictable. We need better, hard working players. Roll on summer.


4.) 25 Apr 2019 07:27:24
I don’t think either are good enough to lead the line and both should be competing for the left hand side role.


5.) 25 Apr 2019 07:59:25
The other problem yesterday was that one of them was being selfish. Even the commentators saw it and spoke out when there was a more deadly pass on in the first half but the striker turned towards the right and subsequently killed the move. Should have seen the look in the other ones face, supposedly they are best friends off field. Some need to understand that shooting from a 100 yards out will not get you goals every time, it happens once in a 100 chances.


6.) 25 Apr 2019 08:41:11
Sell Lukaku and bring in Piatek or Jovic. Give Martial another year and see how he performs.


7.) 25 Apr 2019 09:44:00
I personally believe that if we sell Pogba, this will have a big impact on certain players, in particular Martial, Rashford and Lingard.

I get the impression that Pogba is the big personality who people follow and despite his obvious talents, I just don't think he has the right attitude.

If Pogba is sold, I can see Martial, Rashford and Lingard becoming more focused and improving, in particular Martial.


8.) 25 Apr 2019 10:01:16
Personally I like the idea of playing a 4312/ 3412 with split strikers and a floating No.10. We don't have any wingers, while we have several strikers and No.10's.

That way we can have Martial, Rashford, Lukaku and Greenwood as our four striker options.

Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Angel Gomes as No.10's. Plus maybe one other signed in the summer. Bruno Fernandes maybe.

Then sell Pogba and bring in two midfielders, NDombele being one.


9.) 25 Apr 2019 10:17:16
agree shappy. bruno with a midfield of ndombele and say neves would be brilliant.


10.) 25 Apr 2019 11:23:48
Although Martial has frustrated the s**t out of me, I would still like to see him given a run as striker, Rash has had plenty of games there but Martial has barely had a chance as striker. I do believe he is our best finisher.


11.) 25 Apr 2019 11:49:38
Although Martial is a good finisher, he doesn't offer enough off the ball movement.
I would like to see a midfield of Bruno, Saul and Declan Rice.


12.) 25 Apr 2019 12:38:23
I'd go either 352 or 4312 as our wide options are horrific. But 2 upfront could get the best out of martial and maybe even Sanchez.


13.) 25 Apr 2019 14:40:27
What do people see in Martial I don't someone please tell me its frustrating the (swear word) out of me. Why does Martial get the mention that he deserves a run in the side as a number 9 or a pair with someone else, why?

I can list many many reasons why he shouldn't been given a run.
Yes let's give a free run a test maybe to see how it goes and if it doesn't work out we have out answer don't we. All the while whilst that free test doesn't work out we are losing games and points so the little test can be conducted.
All the while when he does actually play he can't be bothered and his effort is ZERO. Yes he deserves a run in the side doesn't he?


14.) 25 Apr 2019 14:53:46
Martial gets away with it because he hasn't been given a run in the strikers position.

As soon as he gets the run and if he doesn't perforn then he will get criticised.

I do have my doubts over his attitude as he looks like one of them players that cries a lot if nothing goes right for him.


15.) 25 Apr 2019 15:41:03
I don't know maybe because he is the best finisher at the club. Yes he doesn't work hard enough. But that is much less of a problem for a striker than a winger.

The biggest problem we have had over the last month is not finishing the chances we have made. I would argue that had Martial had the same chances he would have scored at least 70% of them.

That's not to say Martial is the answer to all our problems. Just that is might not hurt to give our best finisher a chance as a striker during a tough spell where we can't seem to finish our chances.


16.) 25 Apr 2019 15:43:36
Simple answer FZZ. Martial is more talented and a more natural striker with that instinct for goal then the person currently leading the line. For me, Lukaku should lead the line, if not, then Martial. But the problem is that he can't be bothered to play. His head seems elsewhere and it has been since his 9 was given to Zlatan. Never seen such a reaction to a jersey being changed.


17.) 25 Apr 2019 16:40:51
I dunno David Mellors was funny.


18.) 25 Apr 2019 17:40:55
What a load of Tosh UA, no i am not having what you said or agree with. He isn't the best finisher, he's not a best at anything apart from looking like he hates playing football.


19.) 25 Apr 2019 18:30:27
Play Herrera every game this season and the team will click.


20.) 25 Apr 2019 19:15:51
I like Shappy's idea of the 3-4-1-2. I admit that Martial does have the talent and could thrive if he played with Rashford. Would Lukaku want to stay as 3rd choice? Not sure. This setup would allow Greenwood to get more minutes as well.

Lingard would be a natural in the #10 position. It would take advantage of his greatest quality, which is movement off the ball. But I think we need someone more explosive and dangerous on the ball. Someone that can run with the ball and ride some tackles. Bruno Fernandes might fit very well there.


21.) 25 Apr 2019 22:53:10
Martial frustrates me so much.
I don't like watching him play and i would hate to play with him.
But he is a good finisher.
I would like to see him given the chance up front for an extended run as a striker. To see if he can do it. Particularly as nobody else is scoring when there.
2 up front would possibly suit all our strikers
None have been prolific while playing as the sole striker.
But with no defence and little creativity from midfield its tough to play 2 up top.


22.) 25 Apr 2019 23:44:45
He hasn't done anything to deserve a run up front Ken.

Maybe if he actually tried to look bothered i wouldn't be against it but until he starts putting some effort in he doesn't deserve LB in the changing rooms.


 

 

31 Mar 2019 09:48:54
Fresh its anyones guess at this stage.
I would imagine there are question marks over the following
Darmian valencia rojo mata herrera jones sanchez bailly ddg and pogba.
Of course all won't go although in reality i would not be over concerned about any leaving except pogba and ddg.
Wages are the issue so in order to buy we need to get some wages off the books naturally.
Selling some of the above is an issue because of their inflated wages so its not as simple as it looks.
Mata and herrera can possibly go on free transfers. Herrera may stay but its a 30m commitment from the club for a squad player approaching 30 doesn't seem like a good call to me mata likewise.
Ddg can't even command a top fee now going into the last year of his contract.
Valencia is being released darmian and rojo hold little value and we will have to pay sanchez off.

ken

1.) 31 Mar 2019 15:11:21
I don't think bailly or jones will leave and i agree don't want to see dsg and pogba leave.

I think there is something in rumours that ole is happy with the options at cb whether people like it or not.

Could see two signings at CM and none at the back.


2.) 31 Mar 2019 21:48:39
If he is happy with the CB options he must still think he is managing Molde.


3.) 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.


4.) 01 Apr 2019 10:43:01
With our current wage structure, basically maxed out, we are backed into a corner anyway.

We need to get rid of overpaid players and probably focus on cost efficient signings (wage wise) compared to Kroos or Bale etc.

We simply can’t afford to trade Pogba for Kroos and Bale, as we don’t have the wiggle room to pay the wages needed.


5.) 01 Apr 2019 13:26:56
We could do without Bale and Kroos anyway. Bale would play 25 games a season and command a silly wage. Kroos doesn't work hard enough and I can see him struggling in the Prem. He's excellent on the ball but doesn't fit Ole's desire of being one of the most hard-working teams in the league.

I hope the days of Blockbuster signings are over and we go back to signing younger players with desire to reach the very top.


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2019 17:22:48
Ed002 will no doubt correct me if this summary is inaccurate but i see lots of posts asking repeated questions. So after scanning the pages for the last few days the eds have five. Us the following info.
DDG expected to sign new contract.
DARMIAN. inter interested possibly juve too at the right price. He is for sale.
ROJO. For sale hard finding a buyer he can only work in certain countries (this may explain why he hasn't worked in england since he arrived😁😁)
POGBA he wants out juve and madrid want to buy . Selling is the sensible option. Our valuation is too high. Our reluctance to trade players is not helping.
LUKAKU. He wants to go inter not meeting our valuation. Again our reluctance to trade players in part exchange. Maybe inter will walk away leaving the player in an awful position.
FERNANDES united offering well below asking price clubs are becoming frustrated with this tactic. Player wants united has agreeed brad terms.
SmS. Good replacement if pogba goes. Lazio open to selling. Psg main competition and we need to move or he will go elsewhere.
MAGUIRE. Should get done.
PEPE. We walked away before over attitude fears and a fear of him not being able to step up quick enough but not we are back again at a huge 70m price. Seems a strange move to some.
SANCHEZ. moving him an issue due to the money. He wants paying off if he goes according to the terms of his contact which is not unfair really.
LONGSTAFF we still are interested
SAUL not interested in taking a step down and not for sale
HENDERSON should go on loan but we have messed SU about a bit.
lots of questions on jones smalling matic but expect them to stay.
Eds i hope that's a reasonable summary of your comments and will reduce the amount of repetitive Q's
5 hour flight need to keep busy😁.

ken

1.) 23 Jul 2019 18:49:19
Thanks Ken.


2.) 23 Jul 2019 19:17:04
If we can bring in SMS and Fernandes, with Pogba leaving i think we have a much stronger midfield. I think Maguire isn't the best option out there but an upgrade.

Lukaku is the concern for me, he's clearly not favoured and i don't think he can play the high press. Take the hit and move on is best for all i think. I don't necessarily feel he needs to be replaced with Rashford, Martial, Greenwood all able to play as ST, Sanchez also (will be here come season start, expensive mistake and will be very tough to offload) .

Ideal season starting lineup for me:
DDG
Wan Bissaka Maguire Lindelof Shaw
Mctominay SMS Fernandes
Greenwood Rashford Martial

Ideally we´d bring in a RW but i wouldn't go for Pepe, as with his age he may stop the progression of Greenwood and Chong. i'd be happy with Greenwood, Chong and James all fighting it out for that RW spot.

Dalot, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Fred, Matic, Garner, Lingard, James, Chong, Gomes and perhaps Sanchez to rotate.

Perhaps more likely to see the likes of Chong, Garner and Gomes in the Europa league.

Looks a strong enough squad to break the top 4.


3.) 23 Jul 2019 19:55:36
Totally agree with everything u say in this post let's hope OLE and ED are thinking the same.


4.) 23 Jul 2019 20:07:50
Although thinking about it, on the subject of Maguire. With the pure pace and power of Wan Bissaka on his right, and Lindelof´s good positional sense on his left i think he could be covered on his forays forward with the ball.


5.) 23 Jul 2019 20:13:36
I should add that the club are open to offers from martial but nobody has attempted to sign him ir make a bid.


6.) 23 Jul 2019 20:45:46
Great stuff ken.


7.) 23 Jul 2019 20:53:01
I can understand the reluctance to trade when the offers are the likes of bale and dybala who don't want to move.

We really do need to move Darmian and rojo on this summer though.


8.) 23 Jul 2019 21:08:52
Thought Ed said DDG wanted out.


9.) 23 Jul 2019 21:30:34
Fzz he wanted to leave because we couldn't offer what he wanted.


But that's now changed.


10.) 23 Jul 2019 22:25:19
I totally agree with everything but Sanchez, he should rotate with the fans on the stand, not with the first team players. Wasted of money, idk who is the worst signing ever Massimo Taibi or Sanchez.


11.) 23 Jul 2019 22:40:42
I like the union here. This feels more like the United page helping each other out in terms of transfer info. Well Done Ken.


12.) 23 Jul 2019 23:09:34
Top work Ken.


13.) 23 Jul 2019 23:54:36
Spot on Kenneth. Think our midfield could be more balanced without pogba as long as SMS and Bruno are brought in. Ideally another defensive midfielder with legs is acquired but I do believe there is a player in Fred. Time will tell.


14.) 24 Jul 2019 00:34:24
Good summary Ken
Have a good flight.


15.) 24 Jul 2019 05:18:51
Objectively, IMO i believe Rom can effectively play 50% of the high pressing game. The defensive side. Its when we get possesion it goes down hill from there.


16.) 24 Jul 2019 05:32:34
Great job Ken.
Inter are interested in Darmian, Sanchez and Rom.
I feel Pepe will move to Napoli because they are offering a direct replacement plus money to Lille.
So not sure who will be the fallback option for RW.

Midfield 3 of Bruno, SMS and Longstaff would be ideal if Pogba leaves with Fred, Matic and Mctominay to provide cover.


 

 

22 Jul 2019 12:42:15
Ed002 i regret to the below thread where you replied with really good insights thank you.
I agree totally with what you say.
If we can get maguire and fernandes done and resolve the uncertainty surrounding sanchez pogba and lukaku
If all 3 leave a rw and a cm such as savic would need to come in to replace them.
I like perisic he has a good onfield attitude anytime I've seen him i don't mind his age our forward line lacks experience if lukaku and sanchez were to leave. But he is another lefty where we are over loaded.
Dybala is a talented player but is he right for epl and united?
Whats his best position?

ken

{Ed002's Note - You are right about Dybala - he needs to play somewhere behind a striker in an AM role. Perisic works if Rashford plays as a striker - at least for a couple of years. Not sure Pepe would work.}


1.) 22 Jul 2019 13:16:45
Once again thank you Ed002 for your insights.
Personally, I wouldn't go for Perisic considering his age and playing position.
We have lot of attackers who can play on the left.
However, Pepe would walk into the RW role. He offers goal threat and is at the right age to invest.
But there is a risk involved in terms of his adaptibility and attitide issues as Ed mentioned.

Let's see if United use DJ/ Mata or Greenwood as stop gap for RW role and return for Sancho maybe next summer if we qualify for CL?


2.) 22 Jul 2019 13:15:26
Thanks for the great information below ed.

We appreciate it

If I can ask as I've searched but can't see anything. Has Sanchez got any takers or is it a case of us keeping him or cut are loses and agree to part ways in some sense.

{Ed002's Note - No, the money is the issue.}


3.) 22 Jul 2019 13:21:40
That was my thinking truereddevil stay away form perasic and if juve offer dybala in a deal for pogba with cash it would be stupid of us to keep pogba when he doesn't want to be here

We would still get a decent deal if they put dybala forward. But that's if he would join.

I would agree play greenwood/ james or even Chong and try and sign Sancho next summer in an ideal world.


4.) 22 Jul 2019 13:47:34
Thanks ed.


5.) 22 Jul 2019 14:58:28
Just read the thread beliw. Very insightful of you ed.


6.) 22 Jul 2019 16:54:31
Ed002 i agree but there is also martial to consider either on the left or as striker. i'm not sure he would like to be back up for either role although it where i see him just now.
James is predominantly left also.

{Ed002's Note - As you know Manchester United will be open to a good offer for Martial - but nobody is interested in him. Maybe this mess will be sorted out by the next coach?}


7.) 22 Jul 2019 17:10:13
Hi Ed,
Thanks as always for adding perspective and clarity to the drivel regarding transfers and the club put out by the papers.

Twice in the last day you have teased something about the coach ("sorted out by the next coach" and "I suspect much will happen with the coach going forward") . Could you please expand of this, if possible.

Thanks!

{Ed002's Note - OGS is not the solution for the long term.}


8.) 22 Jul 2019 17:46:25
Thanks Ed, that's consistent with your opinion and many of the posters (myself included) regarding OGS.

Just a couple of follow ups on this:

1) Is this the view of the club as well (or at least some influential people at the club)? Perhaps another sign of the disjointed approach at the club, with coaching hires being made on a whim without proper vetting and agreement.

2) Are the club aware of this and already planning for his departure?

{Ed002's Note - (1) Some are less than happy. (2) There are no preparations to replace him.}


9.) 22 Jul 2019 17:53:23
Talent wise, Martial ranks up with the best. if he really bothered.
I think this year could (or better should) be his last chance at this club.
At this rate I see him being at a team like West Ham or Crystal Palace in a couple of years.


10.) 22 Jul 2019 17:38:38
Thanks ed.
Yeah martial is a cunundrum.
Im not surprised there is no queue for his services.
It will be interesting to see how the season starts.
Your comments are appreciated by all on here in sure.
It will be interesting to see how the season stats.
Im sure henderson will go on loan possibly garner too. Do you know the plan for tuanzebe? will he stay if Darmian rojo and one other leave? alternatively go on loan if we can't shift them?

{Ed002's Note - Plan is Henderson goes to Sheffield United but the delay in MU sorting this out means that they are left in the "lurch" right now. I am not aware of any plans for AT. I cannot answer a quastion with two names and "one other" - taht is hopeless. I have no idea if he will go on loan.}


11.) 22 Jul 2019 18:00:39
Until he's give a fair crack no one will know.

I hope for footballs sake that he is successful and he proves many wrong

We Re already starting to get a reputation of sacking the manager when it gets tough.


 

 

21 Jul 2019 22:18:11
Hi ed002
In the situation where united find themselves in with Pogba, where the player wants to leave and a couple of clubs quite openly courting him ( and in all likelihood him them), but the club want to keep him
What do you think the club should do?
Do they give interested parties a date to come up with a proposal?
Im assuming that their is a plan if pogba does leave to replace him you mentioned sms as a 2nd choice after Saul. surely these players and their clubs also need to get their plans nailed down too asap.
Madrid seem to be shifting some major players such as bale cellebos and james so perhaps they will make an offer soon.
There seems to be a air of inevitability about Pogba moving this summer .
You have said that the smartest move is for the club to accept this and move on.
In your onion what have united got to do to make that happen and do you think sms is a good replacement?
Thanks.

ken

{Ed002's Note - If players want to leave it is best to let them go and move on. MU would get a very good fee for Pogba and that can be re-invested. SMS would be a very good replacement.}


1.) 21 Jul 2019 22:44:53
Thanks ed002 i tend to agree, although he is the teams most creative player.
The timings are now concerning as the longer it goes on the less time there is to integrate new players. Would you expect much competition for sms?

{Ed002's Note - There is plenty of time.}


2.) 21 Jul 2019 22:48:55
I agree ed. SMS would be as good a replacement as we could get to replace pogba.


3.) 22 Jul 2019 08:11:27
SMS or Saul, either of them will be good replacement for Pogba.


4.) 22 Jul 2019 06:41:15
Ed002 if we replace Pogba with SMS who do you believe would be a good partner for him in midfield? You have already said Fernandes and SMS like to play in the same areas so is there someone already at the club or one of our other targets (like longstaff) that you think would compliment him or is there another player you would recommend?

{Ed002's Note - I don't recall saying that about SMS and BF. SMS would be a Pogba replacement, perhaps not the ideal replacement, but the most viable. BF would play as an AM player. Longstaff is more of a defensive midfield player and I would not see him as a first pick. I would doubt that the club are going to look to keep adding midfield players and perhaps they can concentrate on sorting out the other positions. SS needs a decision now - as Lazio want to bring in his replacement. The Juventus coach is not keen on SMS now and wants someone else, leaving PSG as the most likely other option for him - so it is the time to make an offer which is acceptable.}


5.) 22 Jul 2019 09:19:43
Ed 02 do you know if Utd have made plans for transfers in and out to be done as much as possible in this window or are they prepared to take a longer term view. That might mean taking two or three windows to get the players they really want and potentially missing out on European competition for a season?

{Ed002's Note - From my perspective the club will continue to throw money about during this window. No long term plan exists and their approach to making offers which they know will not be acceptable is embarrassing. They need to take advice and then empower those already at the club to come up with a long term plan. I suspect much will happen with the coach going forward.}


6.) 22 Jul 2019 12:05:35
Thanks Ed002, looks like they need that DoF urgently.

Preseason/ comments to the media does suggest some sort of plan (ie looking at younger players rather than older professionals) but maybe this is more by accident than design.

Imagine what we could achieve with a proper long term strategy, given the fan base and the finances in the club. Fingers crossed for successes this season though: out of his depth or not, OGS is certainly making the right noises.

{Ed002's Note - The problem is that targets are discounted and rather than look again the club are jumping around. If you look at the RW situation. There was a clear first choice (Sancho) who was not possible. Other options like Bale (on some odd loan deal with vast wages), Costa (at an €80M asking price) and Kalu (who could provide no better cover than the kids already at the club) should have been scratched from the list an age ago. Dancing around the likes of Zaha have done nothing useful which takes the club back to Pepe (who was initially discounted over concerns about his attitude and step up - MU cannot afford a potentially very expensive mistake (€80M) who might be considered as Lukaku replacement of all things. Unless the attitude to using players in trades, with prices getting so high the club can end up getting stuck until they are forced to make a knee-jerk reaction at the end of the window. Inter will likely return one more time this week before turning to their alternate CF target offering Perisic and some cash for Lukaku and Darmain - they are not going to be returning with anything like the €90M asking price. Juventus may look to an offer for Pogba with Dybala involved - but they are now looking at discussions with the next generation of leading midfield players given the prices of Saul, Pogba and SMS are so high. Right now I suspect the initial step is to get Maguire and Fernandes out of the way, sort out a contract for the goalkeeper, decide what to do with Sanchez, Lukaku and Pogba and look at practical alternatives for replacing them - but pricing them out of the market won't help anyone if they want out.}


7.) 22 Jul 2019 12:52:43
Thank you so much for such a detailed reply, very much appreciated! If only they had an advisor like yourself involved with transfers!

On that subject, and linked to your comment above about time restrictions regarding g Napoli/ SMS/ needing it done soon to get a replacement etc, are the people at United who are managing transfers actually aware of all these important factors, are they blissfully unaware it do they think: we are United, we don’t give any considerations to what other clubs think/ need to do?

Thanks again fir any answer - know you’re very busy!

{Ed002's Note - They will be aware that Napoli want their side settled before the season starts - and they will be aware that Napoli want a replacement for SMS in soon - but they may not be aware the player Napoli want is also being chased by Juventus. So to me the priorities:
1. Maguire.
2. Bruno Fernandes.
3. Decide on Pogba and Lukaku.
4. Decide on Sanchez}


8.) 22 Jul 2019 13:03:46
Wow! That was a quick reply!

Thank you so much for your time Ed002! Really do appreciate your insights and omniscient information. Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


9.) 22 Jul 2019 13:31:42
Ed, if there are no takers for Sanchez, what would be the right way to part ways with him?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean.}


10.) 22 Jul 2019 13:33:17
Fantastic overview ed. Agree completely on those steps.


11.) 22 Jul 2019 17:45:04
Just seen your reply to my question and your follow up answers to the peoples questions. Much appreciated. If Ole fails is their any chance of the club looking to Allegri. I recall you saying that originally he was intended to be the long term manager. Also if the club persist with the way they conduct transfer business presently surely it doesn't matter much who is manager.

{Ed002's Note - They would have had Allegri but the the toxics ruined that.}


12.) 22 Jul 2019 23:24:31
Going to be an interesting season. Look forward to more insights. Keep up the good work Ed.


 

 

17 Jul 2019 14:01:18
Well ed002 i know your travelling so perhaps you will get to this when you see it.
You have said you expect pogba to leave although united may foolishly price him out of a move.
OSG obviously has a good relationship with the player do you think that there is a possibility that he might convince pogba to stay and sign a new contract?
Or do you see pogba sticking to his guns and forcing his move if madrid come up with a suitable offer.?

ken

{Ed002's Note - Pogba wants to leave. United can block that if they want - a remarkably stupid plan. I have no way of knowing if what plan the club has.}


1.) 17 Jul 2019 15:07:25
I know its not exactly popular on here to do anything but criticise the decision makers at the club but i do have sympathy with them on pogba.

If no club is willing to pay their valuation for the player and they don't want to get in complicated exchange deals, would people be happy if they took a lower compromised fee in order to resolve this situation?

As things stand, pogba is the best outfield player at the club as well as the most marketable player for the clubs commercial department. Apart from an ill advised comment in asia, he hasn't been as toxic an influence on pre season training as most assumed he would be.


2.) 17 Jul 2019 15:16:52
Dsg
On the money imo.


3.) 17 Jul 2019 15:28:24
At least he turned up 😁.


4.) 17 Jul 2019 15:31:35
That's the issue for me DSG. If he wants out he will eventually say or do something that will spark up a hornets nest no doubt he will be provoked. If he does stay he needs better players around him to get the best out of him. Players that can take advantage of his strengths and cover his weaknesses.


5.) 17 Jul 2019 15:33:55
I don’t have any sympathy.

We paid a ridiculously high fee for a player who joined us for the money, and would have went elsewhere if he had options.

The last manager explicitly told the board that the player was a key cause of disharmony in the dressing room. For the past two summers the player has been trying to engineer a move away, even saying it publicly. The club could actually get most or even all of what we paid for him back, but have placed a stupid price tag on him that no club will meet.

What is there to gain from keeping him, or looking for a fee that no one will offer?

We will be left with an already disruptive player that obviously doesn’t want to be at the club, whose value will only decrease.

If the club had any sense they would be working with Real and Juve to reach a compromise that let's everybody just move on.


6.) 17 Jul 2019 15:45:28
Agree DSG. If Pogba stays, I believe he will have a good season.
Mainly because we have injected some serious pace already to the squad.
Pogba can play those precise long passes with willing runners such as AWB, Rash, Greenwood, Shaw, James.

However, iff he leaves, replace him with either Saul Niguez (if attainable) or SMS.


7.) 17 Jul 2019 15:47:44
pogba and his agent especially should have been professional on going about leaving,

why the need to come out publicly the pair of them i get he wants to leave but don't act petty and try force the club to sell him we don't have to sell him

at the end of the day pogba has a contract so unless someone meets the valuation he needs to honor the paper he signed.

if someone wants to buy him then pay up otherwise he has to be a man and get his head down and play for the club he is contracted to.

{Ed002's Note - In what way were they not professional. The club has known for a year? I have explained it for the past year. You have an extremely naive view about the transfer process. You want sanchez to stay and honor his contract sucking vast sums of money out of the club, potentially blocking the recruitment of others? It is like some sort of horrible joke this sustained lack of understanding about the club and the business.}


8.) 17 Jul 2019 18:26:24
Pogba wants out. Sell him. They've know for ages.


9.) 17 Jul 2019 18:07:54
what if the offers are far below the value of pogba then surely we have no choice but to block the move? I don’t see it as the club blocking him from leaving it’s more that there is no club at the moment that could afford to buy him with current outlays they have made (Madrid) or do you think we should just get rid at any cost?


10.) 17 Jul 2019 19:17:26
I agree Twenty. We have been so bad with not only transfers in but transfers out in the past with clubs getting very good deals from us, I like the stance the club are taking. If a club make an offer that is acceptable then there is business to be done. It sets the tone moving forward in the transfer windows. Fed up of getting mugged of by clubs buying from us and selling to us.

{Ed002's Note - Of course it is not like that. Think more headless jerks.}


11.) 17 Jul 2019 20:28:08
Yeah let's sell the player for cheap because he doesn't want to be here.


Makes sense.

{Ed002's Note - Who has sugested this. The post simply re-inforces the point that you have little (or mor probably) no grasp at all about how tranfers work, and in particular how Manchester United works. Zippo.}


 

 

08 Jul 2019 21:34:41
Thanks ed 002 that figures.
What do you think the likely outcome for pogba will be? A return to juve or do you think he will end up at madrid?
Indeed do you think either club can put the finances in place too conclude a deal?
Both clubs much like our own need to move players on that are on big contracts and at best inconsistent form.

If united are insisting on cash only deal involving no players they may not come up with the funds required and move on to the likes of erikson and sms.
Either way i hope its resolved soon. If all 3 clubs need to sell before they buy we could be left waiting and miss out on our targets. With the numbers involved these negotiations are not for the faint hearted😂.

ken

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer “likely” questions Ke.%}


1.) 09 Jul 2019 08:12:58
Neither can afford him.
That why all of the rumours have been about player + cash deals.


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2019 02:37:25
W16. Matip and loveren at Liverpool, stones at city, luiz at chelsea, sanchez at spurs, anyone at arsenal. All play most weeks for those clubs.
Maguire is a better cb than all of them. He would get into any of those sides.
He will be our best cb instantly.
Is there better cbs in world football. Yes. Are many available or epl proven. No.
I think he and awb will become cult hero's and firm fan favourites because they are trier's. Maguire is very comfortable on the ball and if you can show me 5 goals in the last 3 seasons where he has been at fault directly for conceding goals due to his lack of pace i'd be surprised his stats say he has not been.
Not perfect but more perfect than most imo.
If we concede 12 goals less this season it will have been money well spent.

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22 Jul 2019 01:42:20
Only time will tell with maguire.
I think he will do well.
Im well aware of his alleged frailties but he has attributes we need. The timing is right. I predict he will like AWB be a huge fan faviurite.
The money is crazy but that's the way it is.
I can't think of a lower risk option.
If he and awb help us concede a dozen less goals then its money well spent.
He is a tryer he is playing at a level well above where his good given talent affords him.
Just like carragher neville terry adams bruce even today at top clubs davison sanchez at spurs loveren or matip at Liverpool luiz at chelsea stones at city. Maguire is better than all of them and they play most weeks.
Maguire will improve our team and imo would get into any top 6 side ahead of those in mentioned.

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22 Jul 2019 01:30:04
So about the same time people give managers before questioning them. Players and managers all need support until they have shown their worth. Some people call for managers to be sacked some call for players to be sold.
Some opinions change if players improve or managers improve or indeed over time. Sometimes patience pays off sometimes it doesn't
Opinions in football are as fluid as players form and performances.

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19 Jul 2019 19:33:56
Ed002 says not for sale and him and deligt are expected to be the new cb pairing for juve st the beginning of 20/ 21 season.
I know little or nothing of him but juve do know how to pick and mould a cb.
Juve still want pogba but want to include players in the deal.
Im not sure i fancy any of the names on the list for our squad with the exception of kean who is likely to go elsewhere.

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19 Jul 2019 19:28:00
Id say he is nowhere near as calm as he was. Real can't shift players and are not coming up with the cash we want.

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23 Jul 2019 20:13:36
I should add that the club are open to offers from martial but nobody has attempted to sign him ir make a bid.

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23 Jul 2019 16:54:40
Stock exchange exclusive 😂😂😂.

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23 Jul 2019 16:52:16
W16 bang on.
I was pro signing milner on a free from city.
A really solid player who is worth his weight in gold to Amy squad and he had all the medals to prove it.
But not now he is on the decline and played for the not so holy trinity.
If some of our lads applied themselves to their profession the way milner has we would be in better shape.

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Mark does the MU on your name mean MAD UNDOUBTEDLY😂.

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22 Jul 2019 17:38:38
Thanks ed.
Yeah martial is a cunundrum.
Im not surprised there is no queue for his services.
It will be interesting to see how the season starts.
Your comments are appreciated by all on here in sure.
It will be interesting to see how the season stats.
Im sure henderson will go on loan possibly garner too. Do you know the plan for tuanzebe? will he stay if Darmian rojo and one other leave? alternatively go on loan if we can't shift them?

ken

{Ed002's Note - Plan is Henderson goes to Sheffield United but the delay in MU sorting this out means that they are left in the "lurch" right now. I am not aware of any plans for AT. I cannot answer a quastion with two names and "one other" - taht is hopeless. I have no idea if he will go on loan.}