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31 Aug 2021 11:49:32
As I understand it (and please feel free to correct me) We can register only 25 players for the season over the age of 21.
Who are these?
3 keepers, I assume Grant will not be part of the 25?
Def: AWB, Dalot, Varane, Harry, Eric, Victor, Shaw, Telles (assume jones won't be reg? )
MF: Fred, Mctom, Pogba, VdB, Matic, Lingard, Bruno, Mata
FWD: Sancho, Rashford, CR7, Cavani, Martial, Greenwood

If this is right and Greenwood is U21, don't we have room for an extra player?
Or maybe my assumptions above are naive.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained that space needs to be made for any additions.}



17 Feb 2021 10:49:20
At the risk of sounding like I am pulling random names out of thin air, kindly indulge me on this one Ed 002. Do we have any interest in Matthew Hope from Schalke, and is he the kind of player Utd needs?


{Ed002's Note - Matthew Hoppe (S) American youngster has been advised to stay in Germany when Schalke likely sell him in the summer as it will be in his best interests. However, he has attracted interest from a number of sides including Spurs and the feeling is in the States that FSG might look to having him recruited for Liverpool as he is one of the up and coming American players. Certainly clubs have been scouting him and recent form has been good. I don't see that he would be a starter for any of the leading clubs and unless paying well over the odds a Work Permit may be an issue in England.}

1.) 17 Feb 2021 12:46:24
Cheers Ed.



14 Oct 2020 15:31:57
I got a rumour forwarded to me the other day that SAF will take a C.V. 19 test with the manchester united squad so he can travel with them to newcastle and be with them in the dressing room. Anyone else chance upon something like this?


1.) 14 Oct 2020 15:55:27
Not sure Fergie will be in the dressing room as it would undermine Ole. Think the only time he has visited the United dressing room was after the PSG win.
I can see him travelling with the squad, but only as part of the club delegation like him and Bobby have done in the past. Doesn't David Gill still travel with the squad from time to time?

2.) 14 Oct 2020 16:18:30
He should stay well away. Having him around d the squad etc would be liked having a hangover. It ha Peter Liverpool in the past.

3.) 14 Oct 2020 19:43:04
Regardless of the footballing side of things, whether it undermines ole or makes it look like were harking back to the past etc it doesn't make sense from a health point of view as he's surely in the high risk category from CV 19 given his age and previous health concern.

4.) 14 Oct 2020 20:08:57
Why? SAF was our greatest ever. Arguably the GOAT. But he is our history and that’s where it should stay. Move on.

5.) 14 Oct 2020 21:11:28
Totally inappropriate for a host of reasons imo and I'm sure its a made up story.

6.) 14 Oct 2020 23:25:22
We are Liverpool now as they were in the 90s - early 2000s. History repeating itself.

7.) 15 Oct 2020 08:22:42
Just 1 more way ole can embarrass this club.

8.) 15 Oct 2020 13:52:56
Didn't Fergie used to be a centre half? Maybe he's going to play?

9.) 15 Oct 2020 21:01:17
Centre forward mate. Not a great one by his own admission.

10.) 16 Oct 2020 12:58:08
He scored a fair few goals all the same ken.

11.) 16 Oct 2020 17:35:44
Id say he was a hard man. He did he was never blessed with great talent and made the most if what he had.

12.) 16 Oct 2020 21:04:49
Ken, imagine if our lads were like that. We'd be champions every year.



30 Jun 2020 17:38:48
Eds, any news on Marc Jurado? Is Utd looking to sign him and what kind of prospect is he?


{Ed002's Note - I understand there is an agreement with Marc Jurado but he is just a child - you won't see him playing for anything except the academy any time soon.}

1.) 30 Jun 2020 19:02:45
Plus he is another RB which with TFM 22, AWB at 22, Dalot 21, Williams 19 and Laird 18. We now have Juardo 16 to give us a 6th option at RB going forward.

2.) 30 Jun 2020 20:15:37
I think next season we will most likely see dalot leave.

3.) 01 Jul 2020 10:49:37
Thanks Ed.

4.) 01 Jul 2020 12:05:45
Dalot has been utterly underwhelming for me. When he was signed even Mourinho put him down as 'the best player in his position for his age in Europe'. I'd hate to see the worst.



19 Jun 2020 13:04:44
Are the rumors true about Utd having an offer of 50m euros for Chiesa rejected by Fiorentina? It goes on to say, Utd is expected to come back with a better offer.


1.) 19 Jun 2020 16:04:10
If our previous negotiations are anything to go by, we'll bid a lower amount, only to sign him next year for more than we could get him for now.

2.) 19 Jun 2020 16:09:25
Would love this to be true. Please tell me it’s from a respected gem like Di Marzio!

3.) 19 Jun 2020 16:11:35
As much as I would like Jadon Sancho, the club need to be careful that they don't spend all summer chasing a player who ultimately the club can't afford.

Federico Chiesa could be bought for half the amount Jadon Sancho would cost, while a deal could be far easier to conclude.

The club would be mad to at least not considering Chiesa.

4.) 19 Jun 2020 16:50:45
Probably irrelevant now I remember ed saying fiorentina where interested in rojo aswell maybe he could be used as a sweetner in the deal.

5.) 19 Jun 2020 17:37:21
We have to be looking at other options to Sancho for RW such as Chiesa and Torres. Madness not to. Think Ed002 has said Torres has stated his desire to play for Barca. Either one of these 3 improves the first team though.

6.) 19 Jun 2020 17:58:40
Sorry Halesini, the source is La personone.

7.) 19 Jun 2020 18:11:48
Bailey has been offered up as another option, I liked what I saw when I watched him last season not had much time to watch bundesliga this season so not too aware of how he’s done. Anyone able to fill me in?

8.) 19 Jun 2020 18:40:56

ED002 said that he is a LW and not a RW. So he is not an option.

9.) 19 Jun 2020 18:50:52
A sweetener? Rojo couldn't be more sour🤮.

10.) 19 Jun 2020 19:05:09
W16wes, having watched Rojo over the past few years I'd imagine any deal to exchange him with Fiorentina would work something like this.

Chiesa for 55m

Or Chiesa for 70m + Rojo

Seriously if we can get him and Jones off the books that would be a great summer.

11.) 20 Jun 2020 10:17:46
Willian for two seasons would do me.

{Ed002's Note - Obviously not an option.}

12.) 20 Jun 2020 12:50:13
I agree shappy it wouldn't be a sweetner really but if they have any interest we need to exploit it. I mean i duno how true the reports where of evertons interest in rojo but if we did ask for 30m not 3m then were crackers. there's a lot of players that we need to cut ties with using a player as a make weight in a deal would be ideal for us in some cases as i don't see many others lining up for rojo.

13.) 21 Jun 2020 06:52:44
I’d really like us to go all out for Sancho in this summer.
RW position has been for years a pain point in the squad and should definitely be the first priority.

Adding a world class winger on the right side of the attack would, I believe, massively improve our chances of closing the gap towards the top two teams in the league - Pool and City.

With the development of the other areas of the team, and adding only a WC right attacking player, while maybe offload some of the players that don't deserve to play for United (Jones, Alexis, Andreas, Lingard, . ) the transfer period would count as a huge success for me.

That said, if we don't manage to get Sancho - due to unsucessful discussions with BvB (it has been written that the player already approved the move) - getting a player a calibre of Chiesa for much less, would also be a really decent option.

14.) 22 Jun 2020 16:20:12
Mad Hatter, he has mainly played on the left wing this season and last season, partly due to the emergence of Havertz, but he has often on the right wing previously, and more importantly he’s a left footed winger, and I think we’d be stupid not to consider him if he’s available for €40 million as some reports have suggested.




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30 Sep 2021 15:08:00
I find it a bit odd, last week utd and chelsea play on wednesday and are given early saturday kickoff,
Utd plays wednesday again and a consecutive early saturday kickoff?


1.) 30 Sep 2021 15:22:14
Seems to work itself out, City play on the Wednesday and against us on a Saturday, when we play on the Tuesday.

I'd love there to be a conspiracy against Man United, so we could use it as an excuse. Sadly this isn't the case.

2.) 30 Sep 2021 16:41:03
Just how it goes when being in the CL, the week before West Ham played Thursday and then early kick off against us on the sunday.

They have made it so that you can’t play away in Europe on Wednesday and then early kick off Sunday from this season but as we were at home last night we are fair game. If we want the money that tv companies bring then we play when we are told.

3.) 01 Oct 2021 00:24:34



30 Sep 2021 15:06:56
I must say I agree with everything Redman said below, except the VdB part.
We were awful. Our players were running around like headless chickens, not knowing who to press and when. Ole is tactic-less and his assistants are strategy-less.
We throw the players in and pray that individual performance wins it for us. We were painful for the 1st 30 minutes, then just mediocre the rest of the game.

Utd has the tools to win everything, all we need now is someone who knows how to use these tools properly and effectively.

Either Ole gets a relevant assistant or he makes way for another manager.




27 Sep 2021 09:54:41
We have lost 3 out of the last four matches, with 2 consecutive home defeats. How is Ole still our coach?


1.) 27 Sep 2021 10:45:16
Not expecting him to be sacked anytime soon, but at the very least he should be sat in front of his bosses today explaining his tactics, his plans for going forward and answer questions on his in game management and why the football is so slow and aimless and how he will rectify it all.

The ability of his backroom staff should be under scrutiny today.

His minimum short term and long term targets should be explained to him in no uncertain terms

If he doesn't convince he should be left in no doubt he is on very thin ice.

Unfortunately we haven't got football people above him, only business men.

2.) 27 Sep 2021 11:19:34
Do you think a technically astute assistant can help.

3.) 27 Sep 2021 13:06:21
He don’t need one technically astute assistant he needs complete new back room staff, and TBF what technically astute assistant would work under such a novice, I could not think of one who would undermine himself to do that.

4.) 27 Sep 2021 13:23:35
That would be Oles call and he is unlikely to do it MBD but I think Carrick, McKenna and Phelan are very uninspiring -or at least as a fan they seem to be -fresh ideas are needed.

5.) 27 Sep 2021 14:19:42
That’s exactly why Fergie used to regularly change faces/ coaches behind the scenes, to keep refreshing, and to implement new ideas.
What other top 6 team would take Ole, Carrick/ McKenna or even Phelan now as a package or individually?



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27 Aug 2021 16:05:14
Question for eds and members, how did we go from needing to sell players to be able to sign saul or similar to suddenly being able to sign Cr7 (if true)?
Dont get me wrong, I am over the moon for him to be back, not just because of the obvious reason but also because he didn't end up in city. Just wonder what is going on, are there departures yet to be announced etc?





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11 Aug 2021 17:57:59
Does Tuanzebe's loan move count as a departure in this sense?


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



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19 Apr 2021 15:07:17
We MAY just have dodged a sancho bullet by messing them around last season, so not every mess is necessarily bad news :P.




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23 Feb 2021 11:17:33
I think Ed 001 and I discussed Milenkovic and Dias before Utd got Harry. I still rate Milenkovic quite high. Utd can probably get him at half what was paid for Maguire and significantly improve our defense. He is still young and can develop into a world class CB!




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17 Feb 2021 12:46:24
Cheers Ed.




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01 Dec 2020 15:27:16
Hasn't TFM signed a new contract?


{Ed002's Note - He may well have done - I didn't check




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11 Oct 2021 12:32:36
Salford, i wouldn't call it bravery, Wilder goes in much like ole, with just one plan, if that doesn't work then doom beckons. Wilder looked for the knockout throughout the match, he really boxed in round one and the rest was power vs sense. Sense triumphed.




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11 Oct 2021 12:30:25
Spot on, but ironic who it's coming from, if even he can see it then what are we (Utd powers that be) waiting for?




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11 Oct 2021 12:28:27
Clearly Ole has instilled some responsibilities in him.




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04 Oct 2021 16:58:46
Potter (hugely influenced by Ed 001's article) or ten Haag. Wildcard Marcelo Gallardo.




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04 Oct 2021 16:55:13
What about Ole do you trust. I trust that he has peaked with us and should let someone who actually can, take us to the next level.