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16 Oct 2019 10:41:24
Ed02 - there has been a couple of reports in the Italian press that we want to replace OGS with Allegri - any truth to it at all?



{Ed002's Note - The situation remains unchanged. Should Manchester United overcome their reluctance and decide to replace OGS then Max Allegri will be a possible option.}

1.) 16 Oct 2019 12:37:48
With him being a possible option, we can assume the damage of messing him about years ago isn't a deal breaker. I wonder if we repaired the relationship or if he is simply a classy man who doesn't hold grudges.

{Ed002's Note - No it won't be a deal breaker - but I guess you know little of him if you think he is "a classy man who doesn't hold grudges."}

2.) 16 Oct 2019 13:51:31
He's always sent me a Christmas card ed.

3.) 16 Oct 2019 13:58:13
Thanks Ed.

Hypothetically, if OGS was to leave, who do you think personally would be a good choice to replace him with?

{Ed002's Note - Done to death. Please read the posts.}

4.) 16 Oct 2019 18:55:03
If Allegri does belatedly arrive, does this mean a revert back to the previous plans you alluded to Ed?

{Ed002's Note - No, that was for 2017. Things were very different.}

5.) 17 Oct 2019 05:09:25
I see thanks Ed.

6.) 17 Oct 2019 08:53:12
Hi Ed,

Who do you think is best suited to the job? If you were in charge who would you hire?

{Ed002's Note - Laurent Blanc.}

7.) 17 Oct 2019 09:58:22
Thanks for the quick reply Ed, I think blanc could be a good appointment. Makes sense therefore it probably won't happen. Its a pity you aren't the ED in charge 😂.

8.) 17 Oct 2019 12:43:36
I honestly don't get blanc. He's been out of management for a long time and the club had changed out of recognition since his brief stint here as a player.

9.) 17 Oct 2019 13:40:21
I thought the same Mort. Why aren't any other top clubs after him.

10.) 17 Oct 2019 18:45:00
Sorry but Laurent Blanc does not do it for me. He was a square peg as a player, bought in desperation. Intelligent footballer but no Premier League experience as a manager and no one is knocking on his door at any of the top clubs. It would feel like another placating manager, that the fans may give more leeway to than another manager. We need to trust the next manager based on previous record, for a long period, it can’t be another guess and Blanc would be a guess for me.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe if you give him some cash he will do it for you?

I suspect you know little about him or the offers he has had. You deserve Sam Allardyce.}

11.) 17 Oct 2019 20:16:29

Interesting that you seem a strong advocate of Blanc.

I am concerned at why he hasn’t worked for 3.5 years. Why didn’t he take any offers? He was given a big pay out by PSG by all accounts so could choose to be picky, yet 3.5 years is a long time in football. Was he overlooked recently for the Lyon role? Did I read that he turn down the chance of United previously?

If we stay with OGS, Allardyce may get the call after Christmas, perhaps if OGS stays longer it would be a call to Neil Warnock next May.

{Ed002's Note - He has turned down offers that he did not see as suitable, and he spoke with Lyon.}

12.) 17 Oct 2019 22:56:06
Would love blanc to be honest. He'd be a great fit.

13.) 18 Oct 2019 08:39:14
I’d take Blanc over OGS and Pochettino - although Allegri would be my first choice.

14.) 18 Oct 2019 10:23:07
Always loved Blanc as a player and thought he was a good manager. Ed002 has been consistent in mentioning him for us for some time now.
I think if OGS leaves Allegri may be the favoured one. Interesting if he does come what he gets out of Pogba if he's still here.



22 Aug 2019 15:37:40
Ed02 - keep reading stories about us being interested in Llorente on a free, any truth in this at all?

Guess it'd make a little bit of sense if Sanchez were to leave given our lack of options up top.



{Ed002's Note - I know nothing of it I am afraid.}



19 Jun 2019 10:01:20
Supposed interest in Max Aarons now as an alternate to AWB. Any truth in this Ed02 or possibly just a ploy to try and push things along with AWB?



{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interest in Aarons from MU and there are no such loss.}



12 Jun 2019 10:35:10
Ed02 thanks for the response regarding a good option for a CB the other day, couldn't find the thread to respond to.

Probably getting lots of question about Wan-Bissaka Ed, but is it true we've agreed a fee and/ or terms with the player?



{Ed002's Note - There has not been a fee agreed at this time.}

1.) 12 Jun 2019 11:10:12
Sounds like Palace want a big fee for the player.

This is becoming more and more of an occurrence with the premier league sides and their star players. I guess the amount of money in the game now is making the top teams not require play sales to keep above the water.

Lets hope the clubs can agree on a fee before pre-season. Hate seeing transfers drag on for the whole window.

2.) 12 Jun 2019 16:08:28
It’s fair enough to want big money for stars really isn’t it?

3.) 12 Jun 2019 16:21:10
Maybe but he's had one season. It seems a bit premature to be talking those kind of figures.

4.) 12 Jun 2019 16:21:27
Not saying there isn't.

Just stating that Premier League clubs are more and more increasing the value of their players.

Someone like Wan-Bissaka would be 25m a few years ago but now because PL clubs are getting more money they don't need to sell their players for such high fees.

5.) 12 Jun 2019 19:57:37
Madrid have just signed Ferland Mendy who is a LB for £45Million. Wan-Bissaka has the best stats as a full back in the Premier League which I think we’d all agree is a tougher league than the French League. City changed the playing field when they stumped up for Mendy and Walker and Munich have splashed out on Lucas Hernandez. We get Wan-Bissaka for £60 Million and for 10 years, it’s good business.

6.) 12 Jun 2019 19:31:52
Hi Ed Diego Martinez has said it is done deal just ignore the other conversions going on.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea who Diego Martinez is. Did he release that cool version of "Guantanamera" in the late 1950s?

7.) 12 Jun 2019 21:46:40
About de ligt sorry I ment to say.

{Ed002's Note - You are clearly a truthful man from the land of palm trees.}

8.) 12 Jun 2019 22:02:04
Ouch! Ed

I thought it was rumours page.

I'm only reporting what someone says not saying it is right.

We can pray that it is. spainish journalist.

{Ed002's Note - That is cool - and what we want.}

9.) 13 Jun 2019 01:42:33
Diego Martinez is as reliable as my grandmother and she has been dead for a decade now.

10.) 13 Jun 2019 13:43:18
That’s pretty reliable.

Where’s gran?

Still dead.

Ah, good old reliable gran.

11.) 14 Jun 2019 00:51:05
She's pretty solid then CSM?




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07 Oct 2019 09:20:26
Ed02 - do you think the board will continue to give Ole time, no matter how bad the results are?

Given the importance of top 4, I struggle to see how he stays for much longer.



{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed. I am not sure why you mention "the board", but Manchester United, if they are going to improve, need to deal with this terrible mistake and move on. There is a reluctance to do it but there is an inevitability that it needs to happen. It was a stupid mistake and thoughts about keeping it in the MU family are at best naive.}

1.) 07 Oct 2019 11:19:03
And here you go guys, ed002, tells it as it is, and even he has been saying ogs was a mistake. But will Woodward and co finally accept that maybe they're not best placed to make footballing decisions. Somehow, I think the Glazers/ Woodward circus will be running for a long time as we, the fans, keep lining their pockets with gold.

2.) 07 Oct 2019 11:20:29
ED 02. You seem to imply that the Board don't make the football decisions about hiring and firing the manager so if not who does.

{Ed002's Note - The fans are looking for people they don’t know so they can abuse them. The complete lack of knowledge about the set up and operation of the business and club is laughable.}

3.) 07 Oct 2019 11:44:56
Well whoever is making these decisions needs to go as well.

4.) 07 Oct 2019 12:02:44
You agree he needs to go Mort?

5.) 07 Oct 2019 12:48:01
Mumbles if were in charge I would give him the time. However I'm not in charge so I think he will go sooner or later.

However I have no confidence in the suits to not make a mess of it.

If he goes it should be Wenger short term whilst we approach 4 managers to gauge their interest and ask them to formally apply.

My 4 man shortlist would be the managers of Leeds, Salzburg, Leipzig and England.

6.) 07 Oct 2019 12:53:00
I'm pretty sure Woodward does the hiring and firing of the managers. The board as in the Glazers leave the running of the club up to people like Woodward.

7.) 07 Oct 2019 14:09:02
Remind me again why I wholeheartedly agree with Ed002?

His knowledge, insight and vast information are undeniable. Sometimes, I do wonder if, just if the glazers were to ask Ed002 to man the helm just for a year.

& no, I don't mean as the manager but a key strategic football position like a DoF. Or PERHAPS, a CEO's position like Woodward.

But a man can only wish.

Anyway, maybe Wenger can be a good short-term solution.

8.) 07 Oct 2019 14:43:47

I don't think the club could afford ED002s wages.



17 Jul 2019 22:40:33
Few reports linking us with Zaniolo who Spurs are supposedly after. Anything in them Ed02 if you don't mind? Seems like another name to add to the long list of false targets.


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}



11 Jun 2019 10:35:13
Ed02 - if you don't mind - I saw a post of yours on the Liverpool page outlining targets and who would be a good option for certain positions. We quite clearly need to buy a new CB, could I ask your opinion on who you think the club should look to / would be a good solution?



{Ed002's Note - Dias would be an excellent long term solution.}

1.) 11 Jun 2019 16:18:06
Sounds like he'd be more affordable than De Ligt who's the hot topic right now and also has Mr Raiola whispering in his ear.

Lets hope the club can bring him in.

2.) 11 Jun 2019 16:28:30
How much would he cost? I assume he has a buy out/ release? He has looked great whenever I have seen him, seems to read the game really well. Out of all the defenders we’ve been linked with over the past few windows I’ve been impressed with him the most.

{Ed002's Note - What does his cost matter?}

3.) 11 Jun 2019 17:03:34
Rom is Red,

A buyout clause or a release would not matter to us as we couldn't active his release clause and idoubt Dias would be in a position to buyout his contract.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 18:04:06
yes to Dias and to Wan Bissaka, we get those 2 and our defense is going to be more solid at the back but we need to get a very speedy right footed right winger as well.

5.) 11 Jun 2019 17:36:55
Only asked his potential cost to compare with other CB’s we have been linked with and what they would apparently cost. Maguire at 80M, Kouilibaly 100m, Toby 25m just be interested to see the fee we could bring him in for. Not much point in a forum if questions are met with such a sharp response. I’ll stick to reading posts only in future.

{Ed002's Note - Good.}




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16 Oct 2019 13:58:13
Thanks Ed.

Hypothetically, if OGS was to leave, who do you think personally would be a good choice to replace him with?


{Ed002's Note - Done to death. Please read the posts.}




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