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Team: Manchester United

Where from: Serbia

Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

Best team moment: The 1999 FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Manchester United, Giggs scoring!

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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.



26 Jun 2019 12:11:10
BBC's David Ornstein reporting we have reached an agreement with Palace to sign AWB .


{Ed002's Note - Shows what cheapskates the owners are - should have paid another £25M for him to keep the Toxics happy.}

1.) 26 Jun 2019 12:24:42
Ignoring the toxic stuff because it bores me. Good signing, as Ed001 mentioned before AWB is one of the only fullbacks in the league who seems to know stopping the cross coming in is key.

2.) 26 Jun 2019 12:31:37
Love it 002!

Some opinions on here make me think everybody has financial freedom.

Anyway, hope this is true.

3.) 26 Jun 2019 12:33:12
Finally solved a problem out squad had for several years. No more Young at RB!

4.) 26 Jun 2019 13:12:34
Brilliant deal IMO especially if the rumours about the Zaha clause are true as well, now on to the next one hopefully.

5.) 26 Jun 2019 14:00:49
Great bit of business. Very good player. 2 really good signings. Investing in the future.

6.) 26 Jun 2019 14:04:27
Yeah, but ed. Its not the glazers personal cash so it doesn't count 😂.

7.) 26 Jun 2019 15:50:46
Exciting stuff!
I echo Rosie’s words, I’m bored of the toxic nonsense. Does it even have to be mentioned? Quite frankly I find it offensive being constantly branded as a ‘toxic fan’ so perhaps the Ed (s) can avoid being hypocrites and do us all a favour and just not reference the morons at all?

{Ed002's Note - There is no hypocracy.}

8.) 26 Jun 2019 17:06:38
Great signing if completed. Just shows the shift at the club that started last summer. People forget but the signings of Fred (didn't have an exceptional season but the right idea) and Dalot along with James this summer and AWB shows what direction the club is taking with its' signings. Young and ambitious players who want to play for the club. More of the same please. It's not July yet and already two exciting signings. A centre half and two central midfielders then we're laughing. The signings from the past 12 months shows that Ed isn't in charge of what players to get and long may it last 🙌.

9.) 26 Jun 2019 18:09:13
AWB was on a flight from Biggin hill to Manchester
Let's do medical sign him move on to next transfer.



24 Jun 2019 11:20:43
We seem to have signed a 16 year old mateo mejia from R. Zaragoza.


1.) 24 Jun 2019 13:45:36
According to his local newspaper Heraldo d’Aragon, he is apparently very quick, can play left or right wing, is known as “the jewel of Zaragoza”, scored 53 goals in his last 29 games and cost us £600k.

2.) 24 Jun 2019 13:46:57
Must have been a Mourinho target.

3.) 24 Jun 2019 18:34:44
Rumours going around that lukaku may have had a change of heart. Possible he could stay after all.
If that is the case, then we are totally screwed.
Woodward does know how to screw things up big time.
Thought ole said we were getting rid of the deadwood.
Young, smalling, Jones, lukaku, lingard, Sanchez. All still getting paid by mufc. show some balls Ole, transfer the lot of them.

4.) 24 Jun 2019 19:18:44
He can’t if there’s no willing buyers.

5.) 24 Jun 2019 22:05:23
Lukaku might never hack it at top level club football but he is far from a deadwood player.

Perfectly adequate striker to get us back into the top 4 as he will get enough goals provided the chances.

If he goes, good we get a decent fee for him, if he stays, good we have a proven goalscorer at the club.

6.) 24 Jun 2019 22:28:45
If we keep Lukaku we are not "screwed". Our fans make me laugh sometimes. He’s a proven goal scorer and will finish as our top scorer if given the same minutes as our other forwards.

Thursday / Sunday for the season, we need depth and Lukaku is more than a good option with so many games to play.

7.) 25 Jun 2019 06:12:27
Some of our fans are a joke.
Right now, Lukaku is the best striker at the club.

8.) 25 Jun 2019 20:14:22
Zaragoza have come out to deny this. Any truth in the interest?



06 Jun 2019 10:07:53
Just read somewhere that PSG have made a £70 million bid for David de Gea and that DDG's agent Jorge Mendes will meet with PSG reps in Qatar later this week to negotiate a deal.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 10:38:54
We won't get anywhere near that amount for him.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 10:44:52
Just announced that buffon is leaving?

3.) 06 Jun 2019 11:02:55
70m sounds reasonable, better than letting him leave on a free next year.

4.) 06 Jun 2019 11:39:09
Romero for the year. See how he and Henderson (at Sheffield United) get on then decide next summer what to do. If neither are up to it then dip into the market for a goalkeeper who's good with the ball at their feet. Hopefully we won't need to buy one with them two. If Dave leaves then thanks for the great service. We'd be in an even worse position without you ❤.

5.) 06 Jun 2019 11:40:13
I'd snap their hands off at 70m. He is on a free next year and won't sign a new deal.

6.) 06 Jun 2019 12:10:52
agree with shappy snap there hands off for that amount,

we need to be making the defense a priority and we wouldn't need to rely on the keeper as much as we have done over the years.

7.) 06 Jun 2019 12:34:04
Anything over £50 million is good business. He might have twelve months to go but if PSG want him now then they'll have to reach a deal acceptable to us.

8.) 06 Jun 2019 17:07:46
Hazard £88million with a year left on his contract.

I'd hope to expect £60 million or around that figure.

9.) 06 Jun 2019 21:37:16
70 millions on De Gea is good pay out since they can use this money to get Oblak from AT Madrid.



09 Jan 2018 12:00:19
Does anyone here know anything about the us being linked with Leon Bailey and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Personally have no idea of their quality. But as we all know. it's the season for tabloids to throw names and see which will stick.


{Ed002's Note - Pellegrini is of interest but Roma do not want to sell him. Another English side had a proposal rejected. Roma have a number of folks in London for a couple of days this week where Monchi will read the riot act and they will look to unload some of their surplus players to raise some money. Don't hold your breath. Leon Bailey was of interest to Chelsea when Mourinho was manager so it is possible. Again there is a not for sale flag.}

1.) 09 Jan 2018 12:54:09
Ed, I know you don’t like putting timescales on things and January is a difficult month to buy players etc, but would you say it’s more likely we will wait till summer now, rather than sign anyone this month just for the sake of it? I can’t see many of our top targets being available and we don’t seem close to any deal. Your opinion would be appreciated or any new info you’ve recently heard. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, I am sure something will happen in January if they can make it.}

2.) 09 Jan 2018 13:13:03
Thank you for the quick response Ed.

3.) 09 Jan 2018 15:08:39
Cheers Ed, much appreciated.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 04:00:18
I’m still convinced Ed002 is the head of the CIA, NSA, or MI6. Only explanation. Even Jorge mendes and pini zahavi check this site for insider info. :)

{Ed001's Note - I met Jorge Mendes once out here, the only thing he said to me was 'who is Ed002?'}




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08 Nov 2019 10:39:54
Ed 001, I am curious, has your opinion of Fred changed in anyway since he had a good run of games this past couple of months.
I used to bash him a lot but I must say he has improved IMO. Still nowhere near the 50mil we paid, but at least he doesn't need 4 touches to trap the ball anymore. ;)


{Ed001's Note - he has improved a lot but still not a Premier League level. Still can't control or pass the ball well.}

1.) 08 Nov 2019 11:59:42
Much improved, but still doesn't impose himself on a game enough for me. I feel he is more suited to European games where the pace is slightly slower and far less physical and frenetic. His best performances have come in the European games.

I think he can be a useful squad player for us, especially in the Europa league where we may want to rest a midfielder as we don't have much depth in midfield.

If he's worth 50m then McTominay must be worth at least 100m and Pogba close to 200m. Which they aren't.

2.) 08 Nov 2019 18:15:40
Thanks Ed and Shappy, echoed my thoughts.



30 Oct 2019 11:01:44
Chelsea seem to be on a decent streak, wouldn't it be just like us to halt that momentum? Utd DNA.


1.) 30 Oct 2019 11:33:43
I'm afraid to say it, but yes it would! :p

Gonna be honest, I'm hoping I see the squad players tonight. Our midfield and defense are super thin due to injuries, so the starters badly need a rest.

Hoping for a good match!

2.) 30 Oct 2019 12:23:56
I don't see this as open as the opener was. I am sure Lampard would have learnt his lesson from that game. HAving said that, the game is at the Bridge so the onus would be on Chelsea to go for it and that might present us with the opportunity to nick this one. I am going for a close 5-0 to us :P :P :P :D :D.

3.) 30 Oct 2019 14:01:00
Like it or not the Carabo Cup is one of our best shots at silverware, Chelsea will be out for revenge and we need to put out a strong side.

4.) 30 Oct 2019 14:26:23
I think we would do well in europa league and should be our number one priority.

5.) 30 Oct 2019 16:03:19
I think we need to have the league as our number 1 with Europa league as our number 2 priorities as finishing 4th or higher or winning the Europa league are the only ways into the UCL which we will need next season to help attract the right quality of players.

6.) 30 Oct 2019 16:33:40
Frget abt mkin top4 with this squad.

7.) 30 Oct 2019 16:48:26
I think we are in the mix Singh.

8.) 30 Oct 2019 17:26:07
I hope so DB but i highly doubt it. I see Liverpool, City, Chelsea and Spurs/ leic/ Arsenal as the last entry in top4.

9.) 30 Oct 2019 17:43:38
Few teams will be consistent across the whole season, City and Liverpool will be the most consistent with probably only minor blips here and there.

Everyone else will have a poor run of form during the season. Maybe we have had ours and we recover and have a good run over the next month and we could be right back in it.

Chelsea have a young manager, and a young squad.

Leicester have a good first team, but will they keep this form up?

Spurs are sliding downwards at the moment. Does Pochettino still wan tot be there? Do half the players still want to be there?

While Arsenal are Arsenal and will go from fantastic to appalling in the space of three minutes in any given game.

What often does pan out across a season is the best teams defensively tend to be up there at the end of the season as they don't lose often and when they do it tends to be by the odd goal.

Fortunately we have a good defence and one of the best goalkeepers in the world. So if we can keep things tight at the back, and start scoring a few of the chances we make during games we can go on a run and get the results we need.

Our undoing could be injuries, we don't have the squad to cope with too many.

10.) 30 Oct 2019 22:10:14
So we did it 😉.



25 Sep 2019 15:18:44
The unfortunate reality we find ourselves in currently is simply a consequence of poor results by our team. If we were winning games; even by slim margins and not playing very well, there will still be less doom and gloom here.

It is a natural response to this situation where we find ourselves wanting to vent, blame, come up with possible solutions (even outrageous ones), some even take it too far by being verbally abusive on various social media platforms.

After the west ham result, most of us already knew what to expect when we logged onto this site. If someone thinks they will come here and be cheered up by some 'on the bright side talk, they should know that such comments after this performance, can be one per page.

For people who have been here long enough, we know whose posts will have that 'glimmer of hope' aura about them.
However, if this can be an outlet for people to vent, I will not stand in their way, after all how our cups fill may vary, today your cup may be spilling over, tomorrow, i may blow a fuse. The choice is ultimately ours, when i read a post and I don't like the direction it is going, i simply stop so it doesn't 'further' ruin my day.

In the heat of the moment, we can all post some stuff which a week later we end up wondering what were we thinking.

Will end this by saying I hope our team comes good soon so that smiles can return to our faces!


1.) 25 Sep 2019 18:27:12
Great post mbd.
We all have our own opinions and views but what unites us is that we all want to see the club doing well. We are friends not foes.

2.) 25 Sep 2019 20:42:47
Yes we all want to see United do well, as a supporter for over 40 years, I’ve witnessed the bad, mediocre, and the absolutely amazing. I’ll never stop supporting the club or the team.
But let’s be absolutely honest, whatever Woodward says, there’s no plan apart from money making.
Ole is a legend on the pitch, but will never ever be a legend as a manager.
Limited tactics, no clear idea, no real leadership, it’s a mess, even the staunchest club die hards have got to admit.
Nothing is going to change. We are in a massive downward spiral, that’s going to continue unchecked. Until the club as a whole actually prioritise the team over the marketing.
I’m sure there will be lots of “ give him time” “ he’s got a plan” . really? What plan? To be even worse than everyone else?
Let’s get real. Wrong manager at the wrong club, jobs to big. Ole isn’t Ferguson. And we need a real plan.
I’ll never stop supporting Manchester United. Doesn’t mean I’ll be blind to the massive decay that’s ruining this great club.

3.) 26 Sep 2019 07:51:11
Ericgod best post I've read in years. But I also appreciate MBD post that we should all be free to write what we want.
Eric you hit the nail on the head regarding owners and Woodward. Why would the club come up with a daft statement about their ambition, that should be a given at United, but unfortunately, it isn't. They're just bulls. tting as usual and most fans believe the hype.

4.) 26 Sep 2019 09:06:00
Great post MBD.

5.) 26 Sep 2019 16:38:07
Thanks AAA, and I agree 100% it’s great for fans to be able to vent and disagree. But they should never turn on each other, we all have exactly the same want, success and trophies. Or at least should have.
And as our club’s tradition we’d all like it to be exciting and exhilarating.
This is a fan base and supporters that endured, sexton, docherty, Atkinson, so have amazing patience, also the early Ferguson years, difference was we had anticipation and a belief, I don’t think many fans have a real belief in the direction we are supposed to be going right now.
That’s the big shame, expectation has been lowered.



09 Sep 2019 13:44:10
Ed 001, did I miss your review for today?
Anyway I read this somewhere
"France's Euro 2020 qualifier was delayed by ten minutes when they angered opponents Albania by mistakenly playing the Andorran national anthem before kick-off. The visitors refused to start the game before the correct the anthem was played. To make matters worse, the stadium announcer then apologised to the Armenian fans before finally acknowledging Albania and playing the right anthem.

European geography clearly not a strong point for the World Cup holders. "
It sounds like something I'd read in your daily reviews.


{Ed001's Note - unfortunately that was one of very few things I had managed to get, there wasn't enough to make it worthwhile posting up, so I have just kept it aside to add to tomorrow. Monday reviews are often difficult as there is little news other than results usually, and I don't see the point in me reporting those as they are freely available everywhere.

The idea of the review is just to round up all the stuff I can find that would otherwise only get seen by having to read 50 clickbait articles. So I don't really want to add results, as they don't tend to be used in clickbait. It did mean I got a chance to finish off my And Finally review of August news though. I just have to wait for some peace and quiet to record it now as I am doing that purely as a podcast.}

1.) 09 Sep 2019 14:29:23
In that case Sorry I jumped the gun. Will look forward to the podcast and tomorrow's edition.
Thanks for the good work Ed.

{Ed001's Note - don't be sorry I could easily have missed it. Thanks mate.}



22 Aug 2019 09:21:01
Anyone know if it is true that EPL teams can sign Free Agents even with though the Transfer Window is shut?


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 22 Aug 2019 11:15:34
Claudio Marchisio (had a knee surgery) , Yohan Cabaye, Llorente, Jack Rodwell, Lewis Holtby, Kiesuke Honda, Seydou Doumbia are a few high profile Free Agents available. I would olny be interested in Llorente just to provide a different dimension to our game.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 12:33:26
Not sure there's anyone worth taking on a free but we could. Bit desperate though and would be admitting they should've got another player in the window.

3.) 22 Aug 2019 11:22:11
Thanks Ed.

4.) 22 Aug 2019 12:59:41
If Sanchez leaves, Lorente would be a good option especially as a plan B from bench.

5.) 22 Aug 2019 13:45:22
We currently have 30 players training in the first team squad.

We should only add more players if we see several leave AND they are first team quality.

I don't think any of the players available on a free transfer are first team quality. So best leave them alone.

6.) 22 Aug 2019 17:11:24
True Shappy, but more that 10 of these are defenders. I don't think 1st team quality is the yardstick in this case. Rather a plan B or C back up of sorts. But in all honesty I have not gone through the list of these available players to know if any can improve our current team.

7.) 23 Aug 2019 04:46:42
Lindelof, Maguire, Bailly, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Tuanzebe, Shaw, AWB, Dalot, Young, Darmian.
That's 12 defenders.
Need to ship out atleast 3 from this lot.

8.) 23 Aug 2019 14:30:13
TRD. You might get done under the trade descriptions act call all them defenders😂😂.




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07 Nov 2019 11:43:36
I am trying not to follow 'links' and will just wait till something actually happens. Will let you know during the Jan window, if this attempt succeeds. Till then, no butterfly effects for me. :)




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30 Jul 2019 11:03:31
Will he be a Gervinho or a Wiltord?




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25 Jul 2019 09:08:34
I don't know which is more frustratingly tedious, Utd's transfers procedure/ sysyem (lack of) or the 'remix' questions for the eds which are actually the same old monotonous tune.




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11 Jul 2019 16:03:15
Dias would be better and Maguire would be worse.
Ed 001 how does one get invited to one of Ed003's specials?


{Ed001's Note - you have to go through a whole qualification process, which involves signing over life savings and joining his cult, where you are only allowed to wear mandarin-coloured clothing.}



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17 Jun 2019 11:21:25
In order of personal preference
The black rock Milenkovic (Bleki)
Jonathan Tah.





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12 Nov 2019 11:03:28
Tells you something about the ref then doesn't it.




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12 Nov 2019 11:02:37
Big V don't forget young and Dalot can also cover LB.




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12 Nov 2019 08:24:51
I feel sorry for Taison, pile it on the victim.


{Ed001's Note - it is unreal. Surely you have to give the guy a bit of leeway in this case.}



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11 Nov 2019 14:06:26
Thanks Ed. I came across an interesting read today that UEFA are considering having the 2024 Champions League final played in New York. Lunch time final for us then.

Did anyone see the dying minutes of the Franfurt Freiburg match? The Frankfurt captain 'shoulder tackled' the Freiburg coach flattening him. Can't make this stuff up.


{Ed001's Note - that sounds about right, moving the game to the USA, it would be a huge money spinner.}



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11 Nov 2019 08:47:42
You know I love lists. So if we were to expand this to a top 20 will your list include in no particular order Burki, Kepa, Lloris, Pope, Heaton, Handanovic, Hradecky, Sommer, Leno and possibly Courtois?


{Ed001's Note - Pope wouldn't be in there, not a particularly good keeper for me, he saves things straight back out into danger and he can't kick. Lloris has been awful for the last few years no not him either. Kepa has chocolate wrists and makes far too many errors to get in a list yet. Courtois is dreadful.}