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Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

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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.



12 May 2020 14:07:53
I read a rumor that utd is looking at getting Thiago Almada. Never heard of the player so resorted to our trusted you tube.
Can anyone shed light on this rumor and the kind of player Almada is.


{Ed002's Note - Thiago Almada (AM/LW/F) - Manchester City have been in discussions over the player since early 2019 and have accepted any move may be complicated and may involve a long-term "loan" to Sporting. Plan B was a loan to Girona but that would leave complications remaining. In January 2020 discussions were held with Atletico Madrid. Inter, Juventus and Barcelona have declared an interest in the player and have spoken with Velez Sarsfield and his agent has apparently spoken with major sides across Europe including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madid.}

1.) 12 May 2020 14:55:41
Cheers Ed.



04 Dec 2019 10:35:36
Heard Martial may miss tonight's match, can anyone shed some light on this?


1.) 04 Dec 2019 11:28:26
Based on Sunday will we even notice?

2.) 04 Dec 2019 13:26:38
He has a knock from Saturday.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 13:26:57
Sunday sorry*.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 15:38:44
Beginning to think we may aswell move Martial on, the guy is hardly ever fit.

{Ed047's Note - and in honesty not all that, if you were watching him play for someone else would you even be slightly interested Welsh?

5.) 04 Dec 2019 16:33:55
Clear to anyone who watches him, very talented and vey lazy to go with it. Seeen it for 5 years now and it's boring and annoying watching him waltz about up front. Great finisher but can't be arsed putting in the effort to make himself or us great.

6.) 04 Dec 2019 16:20:24
Jesus 047 your going to knock the stuffing out of any positive 😂😂 i tend to agree people used to tell me him and shaw were going to be world class.

{Ed047's Note - sorry ken I just watch him and think wtf is all the hype about.

And don’t get me started on the porker!😂

7.) 04 Dec 2019 17:00:39
Do tell Ken, what posters? 😂 😂 😂.

8.) 04 Dec 2019 17:13:37
Funny to think that the club has spent 80m+ on Shaw and Martial, yet can anyone say they will be better players for us than Williams and Rashford will be?

Martial has loads of talent, yet for some reason he doesn't quite make the most of it. Is it because of the injuries, is it because he doesn't work hard enough, or is it the lack of quality passes coming from midfield for him to run on to?

I know he doesn't make the most runs, but how often do you see a genuinely great ball wizz past him while he isn't making the run?

9.) 04 Dec 2019 19:54:45
Yeah Shaw is another one ken, injury prone, soft and lazy. ED47 spot on.
He went off with a bang to the nose in one game and actually missed to next game!

10.) 04 Dec 2019 22:12:25
Shaw does not have the mentality to be an elite athlete. Wasted talent - move him on.

11.) 08 Dec 2019 10:37:45
I agree about shaw and martail but both played really well last night.



02 Jul 2019 15:35:24
Rumour has it that Vidic has been offered to coach our mufc B (U23s) . That's according to Vojvodina coach Lalatovic . He is yet to decide.


1.) 02 Jul 2019 18:49:20
Getting him ready for when Ole gets the boot.

2.) 02 Jul 2019 19:58:14
Wow, unbelievable Rock
the red.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 22:25:53
Haha mad

I'm just going on how woody sacks managers. he his a little trigger happy don't ya think.

4.) 03 Jul 2019 13:36:43
Don't suppose we could coax him back into playing. Rather have Vidic back even now than spend 70m on Maguire.




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02 Sep 2020 13:29:12
Dear Eds and fellow members, I have seen various rumours and debates about Thiago coming to Utd or Lpool. He has been great for Bayern, so I understand the allure. My question is how come a player like Doucoure is not attracting as much attention or being linked to these clubs as much as Thiago? He can play similar positions, he is EPL proven and is younger? Maybe I am being naive, so I as for some enlightenment if you guys have the time.


1.) 02 Sep 2020 13:44:51
Because Thiago is world class, would be available for €30m and has won pretty much everything there is to win in football (including the Champions league in his last competitive match) whilst the other is pretty average, has won nothing, has no caps for his national team and got relegated last year.

2.) 02 Sep 2020 14:03:44
Because thiago is a way better player than doucoure will ever be?

3.) 02 Sep 2020 14:34:20
Redseven I think the term world class has lost its value over the last few years. In the follow up; it's like me basically describing why People should consider Jones who has roughly won all that Thiago has and has been capped by his national team over say Benoit Badiashile. :P :) :D lol

DSG, you have a point there. Was thinking the uncertainties of Thiago acclimatizing with the EPL and England in General would be a factor.

4.) 02 Sep 2020 15:38:33
Mbd, whilst I agree that the term might be overused somewhat, one only needs eyes to see that Thiago is a far better player and his CV only serves to strengthen this argument. There is a reason that Thiago has been a key player in two of the most successful club sides of the past decade whilst the other is currently a championship player.

5.) 02 Sep 2020 16:11:35
Is this even a comparison thiago is many levels above even at 29. You simply need to watch a game for 5 mins of them both snd you can see that. Crazy comparison.

6.) 02 Sep 2020 17:38:23
Exactly, he’s 29. Walk away rather than do another Sanchez.

7.) 03 Sep 2020 13:04:00
REd7, I agree with everything u said except Thiago being a key Barcelona player. ;)



25 Aug 2020 12:55:54
Just to give an example, if you guys check out the Arsenal page, a post made by Groger on 23 Aug 2020 15:52:49 had a simple answer from Ed 002 - 'No' Yet the followup was shocking.
I can imagine it can be a pain for the Eds to log on at times, esp during the transfer season, as the silly quips and comments will just be draining.
I hope all Eds know that the majority of us on this page and surely across all the rest hugely appreciate all your efforts and thank you for keeping this page up.


1.) 25 Aug 2020 13:42:31
Yeah mbd.
Filled me with anger and disappointment seeing that post.

Ed's are providing us information for free, the bare minimum is to respect them and their efforts.

2.) 25 Aug 2020 14:52:50
The eds all edit multiple pages. Ed002 probably answers 150+ questions a day on all the relative sites. Often I'd imagine the same questions asked in different ways. All while doing his day job, which I'd imagine keeps him very busy.

Then decides to break down our transfer window player by player and because it's not pretty reading he gets abused.

Often in life the minority spoil it for the majority. Whom ever were the culprits and if you're reading this, piss off to 4chan or whatever hole you dwell from because you're certainly not wanted here.



19 Aug 2020 14:34:01
Since I can't find a Bournemouth page, permit me to ask here. What is the latest on Ryan Fraser? Not saying Utd should sign him up, but I won't frown either if we got him. We need to strengthen our bench.
Would be interesting to see where the 'stars' and 'potentials' of the relegated teams end up.


{Ed002's Note - Ryan Fraser (LW/RW) there is interest from Crystal Palace, Fulham and Spurs. An enquiry from Arsenal led to them being told that the player has wage demands far higher than they were anticipating. Spurs have some financial woes and will have to sell to buy this summer so Fraser being a Free Agent will be attractive to them. I am not aware of any declared interest from Everton and I would doubt another LW is being looked for - although Fraser can play on the right as well. Leeds have asked about what wages he would want. Crystal Palace appear best placed.}

1.) 19 Aug 2020 15:00:48
would Fraser be a replacement for zaha ed.

{Ed002's Note - Effectively.}

2.) 19 Aug 2020 16:06:45
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Fraser had admitted to not really trying this season. That, coupled with him not extending his contract to see out Bournemouth's relegation fight makes me question is he has the right attitude (let alone ability) for a top club.

3.) 19 Aug 2020 16:13:21
Cheers Ed.

4.) 20 Aug 2020 08:44:42
CS - I can't say that I blame him for not extending. If he were to have picked up a serious injury over the course of those remaining 8 games it would have made finding a new club incredibly difficult.



30 Jul 2020 11:45:36
Eds and fellow posters, who in your opinions is Bruno's style of play most similar to in the EPL? Will David Silva be a fair shout?


1.) 30 Jul 2020 12:05:38
David Silva was much better in possession, he was also more of a creator, whereas Bruno will score far more.

2.) 30 Jul 2020 12:05:58
Not that you were asking me but I’d say Bruno Fernandes. 🤔.

3.) 30 Jul 2020 12:16:33
Kevin de bruyne but with less accuracy in his final ball and gives the ball away more.

This is not meant to be a criticism btw, de bruyne is in a league of his own.

4.) 30 Jul 2020 13:24:00
De bruyne knows his team mates a lot better and peps teams are taught patterns when I say taught I mean drilled into them until they play them without thinking.

De bruyne is spectacular but the patterns help he knows where players should be knowing his team mates so well means he's more likely to know which pattern they are following.

Bruno's his own player but judging him on what we've seen so far is difficult even though he's been spectacular because he doesn't know the team also him and the rest of the squad have been played so much they were desperate for the break the last few weeks. there's still more to come I believe.

5.) 30 Jul 2020 14:35:20
Therein lies the major difference.
Methods drilled in and coached.
Players of interior ability come in and out of the team but the play ethos and system doesn't suffer.

6.) 30 Jul 2020 15:07:22
All the best creators will give the ball away as they’re always looking for the killer pass. Bruno looks a fantastic player, no need to try and start comparing him to others.

7.) 31 Jul 2020 01:13:01
Ken spot on. If only we could have that coaching at Utd. Imagine with Pep drilling our players how much better they would be

It reminds me of Andy Cole talking about that goal against Spurs which won us the league. He said he practised and practised until it became instinctive and part of his muscle memory so that when it was needed he did it naturally. That is what Pep drills into all his teams and which is exactly what we lack.

8.) 31 Jul 2020 07:34:39
Bruno Fernandes is similar to Frank Lampard for me. A goalscoring attacking midfielder even though the majority of his goals are penalties.

9.) 31 Jul 2020 11:22:38
Kevin dB, has a cross on him similar to trent.
Most of his assists are from this ball he specialises in.
As are. most. 9f citie goals.
Triangle on left or right square ball.
Or passes out to kdb whips a trent ball in.



20 Jul 2020 12:55:40
Since it is rant season, let me blow off some steam here as well.
I will start with a maguire fact; in a week he has:
1. Tackled his own player (AWB)
2. Injured His own player (Eric)
3. Tried to dribble his own player (Matic)
4. Scored against his own team.
5. Defended atrociously
6. Failed to score from free headers.

When our captain is having such a week, coupled DdG's errors ( Whose performances are Slowly going from van der sar to van der gouw) what can we expect.
For maguire's 80mil not to be a waste, we need a much better co-center back who will compliment maguire. Frankly the Iceman has melted this summer.
I don't think we are ready to play out from the back against some teams. This is partly the reason why pogba tries to turn 2 or 3 markers, so he can create he space and compensate for the lack of movement and options.
Hopefully this will be addressed before we start next season.
Top four and Europa final are still very realistic expectations.


1.) 20 Jul 2020 13:44:43
mbd a 80mn signing should not require a better cb next to him to make himself look decent. Even if we replace lindelof with someone quicker, that player is just going to look as bad as lindelof does at times, maguire seems to have an inflated opinion of his skills and pace or he is just plain stupid and doesn't know how slow he is.

Only good thing that came out of this game is we got a reality check that has been due, we were poor against villa until the pen, we were poor vs southampton for large parts of the game, not great vs palace either. Having said that, i feel we will smash moyesiah's team and all will be well.

2.) 20 Jul 2020 13:49:22
Imagine after spending 80m plus on a CB and saying we need another defender beside him to compliment him so that it's not a waste.

VVD has to play with Lovren . Get out of here with that.

You're either good enough or not. Maguire is making his own mistakes not being let down because lindelof is beside him.

3.) 20 Jul 2020 13:53:33
I still don't understand what he was doing in the collision with Bailly. He ran across from the middle to make a challenge on the touchline, that Bailly was already dealing with. Strange one.

4.) 20 Jul 2020 13:59:04
If you look at the replay Stevie. He never opened his mouth either to claim or call for it. When he was coming for that ball he bailly should have known so he could take evasive action.

5.) 20 Jul 2020 14:29:02
You’d think Maguire got us relegated from the comments on here. The guy had a shocker of a game, that’s it. He’s vastly improved our defence since arriving and is in the top 5 CBs in the league. I’ve said it before, but he didn’t slap an £80m price tag on himself - to have a go at players for how much they cost is so childish and frankly illogical. Ole got the team/ tactics wrong in a cup we would happily sacrifice for CL next season. Let’s not get all reactionary on our first loss in 19 games!

6.) 20 Jul 2020 14:51:14
Alty Not just a shocker of a game, more like a week.

CSM, I agree but the reality is we have this 80mil defender, how best are we going to utilize him?

7.) 20 Jul 2020 14:57:29
In the month since the restart he's played 840 minutes of football, or in other words every single minute we've played. It took him 77 days (! ) to rack up that many minutes at the start of the season. He played with painkilling injections at the beginning of 2020. He's had the doctors on the pitch twice following head injuries.

He's never going to live up to that price tag but to criticise him so harshly at the moment is quite frankly ridiculous.

8.) 20 Jul 2020 16:10:24

VVD has to play with Lovren if their 2 other good centre halves are injured and they look half the team when he does. I know the done thing is to slate Maguire at the moment but to suggest he shouldn’t have a partner that suits him is just daft imo.

9.) 20 Jul 2020 16:24:46
Personally, I've nothing against the fella. I just couldn't understand his decision to go in for that particular challenge.

10.) 20 Jul 2020 16:26:54
You are clueless gds, maguire is dreadful. 80m for such a poor defender is ridiculous, we need 2 cbs and hope we stay off grealish. But i don't trust this club to buy the right players, always paying premium for average players.

11.) 20 Jul 2020 17:42:21
Who's suggesting that he shouldn't have a partner GDS?

Liverpool might look half the team when lovren is in there but VVD doesn't look half the player.

You're either a quality centre half or your not. Maguire might be better than what we have but he surely isn't in that top bracket and the argument that he only needs a good partner to be good after we spent 85m on him is what is daft.

12.) 20 Jul 2020 19:00:21
Swear Lovren and VVD were the CB partnership that took them to the CL final against Madrid?

13.) 20 Jul 2020 19:33:13
I think so too.




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17 Sep 2020 13:54:14
I am a big fan of Perisic and will not mind him joining us. However he is a LW who turns 32 in Feb. This is a stop gap solution if at all it is a solution for our RW problem even.




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07 Aug 2020 13:23:33
Do not forget Ethan Laird.




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01 Jul 2020 10:49:37
Thanks Ed.




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26 Jun 2020 17:11:02
To me it seems a blend of what SAF had with Pogba, the clubs lack of proper organization and possibly societal pressure among others.
When you throw agents, impatient kids, inadequate personal coaching and the absence of well laid out plan together with social media and the likes, we are sure to get a sh*t storm.




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





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10 Sep 2020 15:56:48
I won't be too quick to dismiss Redcon's concerns. For all the names mentioned, not one played for utd, where as RC gave us Kagawa and Mhki, both from BvB like sancho, both excelled there yet flopped with us, he didn't go on to mention the likes of Nuri Sahin who also flopped in the EPl but did well at Dortmund nor did he generalize it by adding Bastian who even though wansnt in his prime, didn't have the impact we hoped.
We all hope and pray to get the likes of Sancho who must be an improvement to our current team, but that doesn't mean that somewhere in us we also hope he doesn't flop like those RC pointed out; especially for such a sum.




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03 Sep 2020 13:32:06
Sim, how do you know we are still no further on the Sancho deal? Do you have some inside info that we dont?




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03 Sep 2020 13:04:00
REd7, I agree with everything u said except Thiago being a key Barcelona player. ;)




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02 Sep 2020 14:34:20
Redseven I think the term world class has lost its value over the last few years. In the follow up; it's like me basically describing why People should consider Jones who has roughly won all that Thiago has and has been capped by his national team over say Benoit Badiashile. :P :) :D lol

DSG, you have a point there. Was thinking the uncertainties of Thiago acclimatizing with the EPL and England in General would be a factor.




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02 Sep 2020 10:59:08
I just don't like seeing Manchester and City in the same sentence :P.