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16 Feb 2019 14:03:45
If you have the time Ed002, which clubs are interested in Jadon Sancho? Rumours of United 'lining up a move'.


{Ed002's Note - Right now no one is interested as he is not for sale. In confirming Manchester City's option when asked this week Watzke also said there has been no approach for the player who is not for sale. When he left MC at least Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal expressed an interest but he had his heart set on Dortmund that was in 2017.}

1.) 16 Feb 2019 16:25:46
Hardly a word about it till Dortmund came to town.
Complete fabrication i'd say.
Scholes. Just watch between now and the end of the season how often united are linked with players playing in any high profile game.
The easiest way to get clicks and readers is to link united with a player.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 19:56:11
I assume he still has a few years worth of development at dortmund left.

They have already agreed to sell pulisic to chelsea in the summer so no pressure on dortmund to sell him.

3.) 16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.



28 Jan 2019 11:17:54
Any truth in United wanting to take Tielemans on loan from Monaco Ed002?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any discussions with Manchester United - I am aware of discussions withtwo other sides.}

1.) 28 Jan 2019 18:18:13
Ronnie is taking over.

2.) 28 Jan 2019 18:39:04
Superb talent and maybe a rotation option for Pogba? Not a bad idea with our impending champions league run, FA Cup run and push for top 3.

3.) 28 Jan 2019 19:22:08
He was a player i think ed002 told us a year ago was not ready for a top club. He has not shown anything at monaco in a disaster season for the club.
He may flourish in a new environment and fulfill his potential but it all seems to have stalled for the moment for him.

4.) 28 Jan 2019 19:58:05
Be fair Ken, he has probably been Monaco's top performer this season. The reason he is likely to leave is because he doesn't see eye to eye with Jardim who is returning as manager. He has up until now been the only player at Monaco who say he has played well this season.

5.) 29 Jan 2019 05:34:58
Herrera and Matic will be 30 and 31 next year.
It would be nice to see Tielemans coming in being groomed for the 3 man midfield role.
Ruben Neves is another promising quality midfielder.

6.) 29 Jan 2019 18:54:33
Their defence is appalling shappy but he is not showing his best albeit in a poor team.
Neves is ideal for us imo he can play any of the 3 midfield roles and has excelled for wolves all season and tore up the championship last season. He can mix it with the toughest of them and can play football with the best of them. Top player.



03 Jan 2019 14:51:23
According to Fox Sports we are going to bid for Kostas Manolas, opinions?


1.) 03 Jan 2019 15:32:18

2.) 03 Jan 2019 15:39:09
We would be replacing an average defender with another average defender.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 15:44:35
How has he come along in the last year or 2? He was doing really well a few years back and if I remembered correctly turned down a move to Zenit too. From what I recall he was quite likely to getting cards and suspension though. Any opinion Ed1? Maybe even a profile?

{Ed001's Note - I have added him to the player profiles list. My parents go home in less than a week (well all being well anyway as they are not even sure if BA will honour their return flight. They refused to change the outbound flight so they could go to my nan's funeral as it was 'too short notice' apparently.) so things should get back to normal in terms of articles.}

4.) 03 Jan 2019 16:49:31
Sorry to hear about your loss Ed. RIP 🙏.

{Ed001's Note - thank you Singh, much appreciated.}

5.) 03 Jan 2019 16:55:17
Depends on how much Roma want for him. He's good but I wouldn't sign him if he will Kostas too much. Lol.

6.) 03 Jan 2019 17:01:58
No pressure ed1. Do you much about him, how he has been getting on? I wasn't specifically asking for a profile as understand you already have tons of things to do on hand.

{Ed001's Note - he is one of those players who is very hit and miss. Because he is physical and can be rash, he is fantastic one game and terrible the next, from what I have seen. Might well be suited to English football though.}

7.) 03 Jan 2019 18:23:53
Sounds like Bailly Ed!

{Ed001's Note - a little yes.}

8.) 03 Jan 2019 18:25:39
Agreed ed1, from what I had seen of him he was a solid player when his head was on but just as likely to get sent off as he is to putting a MOTM performance. But if Lindelof is going to be first choice than a more physical partner maybe the way to go. But saying that if he is still as immature than who knows.

But he does remind a bit of Pepe or Ramos (but not a c##t like Ramos I think)

{Ed001's Note - at least he would be entertaining to watch as you never know what you will get.}

9.) 03 Jan 2019 21:42:49
It is typical of Man Utd and it is where we differ from Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern, juventus, real and Barca. We know koulibaly is one of the pieces of the puzzle we need, that skrinar is a close second, but we won’t do what is required to get them. Let’s verpool did what was required to get van dyke and it’s paying dividends.

Come on Utd, developer a strategy, identify your targets (including a desire to sign for the club) and go and get them. Enough of this cheap skating and opting for option 3 or 4 because we either had unrealistic targets or weren’t prepared to pay the price.

10.) 03 Jan 2019 21:00:35
He is one those players that I will instantly like if he joins because that entertainment factor ed1. But might cause a few people to lose their head. But for sure he will be a significant upgrade on Jones and Rojo because at he will be fit for large parts. Saying all that ed, is he not seen to be very well settled at Roma and not that eager to move on?


{Ed001's Note - so was Nainggolan. Roma are a bit of a mess to be honest, the fans hate the moron that owns them, Palotta. They have a great social media dept run by a great guy, but the rest of the club is shambolic and the fans are protesting against it. So it might well be that any player will think this is a good time to move on now before it gets worse.}

11.) 03 Jan 2019 22:43:53
Didn't know that much about Roma's current state. A major upheaval might be coming their way it seems. The transfer of Nianggolan did catch me off guard. I thought he was very happy at Roma and didn't want to leave Rome even after his playing days.

And as a reply to Huggy, calm down it is just a report by some media outlets, a rumour. Also not getting your first choice isn't always a terrible outcome. Sometimes you just won't be able to get your first choice or 2nd choice due to various reason maybe price, maybe other options for player, maybe an unfortunate injury etc, . What does matter in my view is when you are buying a player you aren't just buying for the sake of it, the player has to be fitting with the requirements.

A prime example of a 3rd choice option performing really well is last year's Pl player of the year Mo Salah. He wasn't the first or 2nd choice option (I think) when Liverpool signed him, Brandt was first choice if I recall correctly and Klopp had to be persuaded to sign Salah. So not getting the 1st choice doesn't always result in disaster maybe it also might work. Bug I too hope that if we are after Manolas it isn't just because he is cheaper than other options and is seen to be a significant upgrade and at the desired level.

{Ed002's Note - aroma are working hard on transfers and ha spoken to a number of sides and will be hip to the attendees in Geneva on 15/16.}

12.) 04 Jan 2019 02:45:26
Haha aroma, nice Ed02 :)



18 Dec 2018 15:36:01
Talk of Mike Phelan returning as a coach with Ole.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 16:05:53
Bit of rene as well? Carrick and mckenna no good.

2.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:30
hope to god he has lost those shorts.

3.) 18 Dec 2018 16:08:54
Get the band back together FZZ.

4.) 18 Dec 2018 17:38:21
as interim get people in that know the ethos of the club, for to long we have looked like a disjointed bunch of strangers.

let the board find a DOF and worry about making the manager perminant in the summer.

promote within and trust your players.

the morale needs lifting from everyone.

onwards and upwards.

wouldnt have minded blanc, although he's not been in work for over 2 years.

5.) 19 Dec 2018 00:36:28
Get Eric Steele back as well. Great bloke and he had a fantastic relationship with Dave the save. Went so far as to learn Spanish to help him settle and played a major part in the decision to recruit Dave.



23 Nov 2018 17:41:01
According to the latest leaks, Ramos failed a drug test the day before the 2017 CL Final which was then covered up by eufa, couple that with the amount of games they cheated through that CL Campaign the trophy should be rescinded. Absolutely hate that club!


{Ed025's Note - and what..give it to liverpool scholes?....i call it gamesmanship mate.. :)

1.) 23 Nov 2018 17:57:46
Or Juventus Ed025, who they played in the 2017 final lol. Actually, they can donate it to Everton because you haven't won one before😂😂😂.

{Ed025's Note - oh right scholesy, i must have slept for a year, i just would not be able to cope with "we,ve won it six times" mate, we would have won one in the mid eighties when we were the best team in europe only english clubs were banned, thanks for that liverpool.. :(

2.) 23 Nov 2018 19:17:00
Your favourite site sports witness have delved into these claims scholes, seems there a much to do with nothing.

Dont believe everything you read mate lol :)

3.) 23 Nov 2018 20:56:54
Not believing it yet. Never said he was either, but according to the leaks he is, and it so he should reprimanded DSG.

4.) 25 Nov 2018 07:28:53
As a Liverpool fan, we were simply not good enough when Salah went off injured so I’d absolutely hate it if we were given the trophy for being second best.

On Ed25’s point, blaming LFC for not winning the European Cup. I thought we were branded “ the delusional ones”. 😂

There are no guarantees in life, let alone football, so to say “we’d have won one had it not been for Liverpool Football Club “ is totally absurd. As we all know, the best team doesn’t always win. We weren’t the best team in 2005 but we were when we lost in 2007. Porto certainly weren’t the best team in the competition when they won the European cup under Mourinho.

Ed25, Everton have had 28 years since the ban from European football to win the European Cup and 30 years prior to that somcecthe competition was formed. That’s a total of nearly 60 years.

You talk a lot of sense mate, not on this occasion 😜.

{Ed025's Note - i have to blame someone drogie...and who better than LFC mate.. :)




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27 Mar 2020 20:38:05
Question for Ed001, what do you think of Martial this season Ed? His hold up and link up play seem to have got better, along with his touch. Looks as if he's working on his weaknesses which is a huge bonus. Thanks.


{Ed001's Note - major improvement, but it helped that he has been able to play consistently up top where he is at his best. He has developed an understanding of his role and his team mates which helps the hold up and link up.}

1.) 28 Mar 2020 12:19:34
I think his biggest weakness is when he fails to make a run in the box. He has show some good finishing from headers when he does. Everything poi ts to Ole and the coaches trying to work on that with him. But he still has moments where he is too passive or just hangs back when it is obvious the team need him to make a front or back post movement.

Do you think a player can learn to make those runs, or is just programmed that way and it won't develop?

Just to be clear, I rate the guy. His application has been better without the ball. But I still feel he offers little to his wingers. To me he plays like a second striker.

{Ed001's Note - they can learn to make the runs, anything can be learnt with the right mentality. The thing is that it is up to the player to get it, to want to learn, in order for the coaches to be able to teach him.}

2.) 28 Mar 2020 17:01:32
For every game martial doesn't make enough runs there are plenty of games where him and rashford this season have made runs and the midfielders have not even attempted to find them.

If you want a perfect example, rewatch the arsenal game from january (most people have enough time on their hands to rewatch it for the whole 90 mins at the moment lol) . Martial and rashford made plenty of runs and the midfielders (fred and matic) played it back and sideways every time.



30 Jan 2020 11:26:06
Bruno Fernandes a good signing then Ed001? What do you think of him as a player?


{Ed001's Note - looked good when I have seen him play. Bit of a step up in quality of the opponents he will face, but I expect him to be an excellent signing. Obviously he needs to be used correctly and to settle into England but I think he will be fine.}

1.) 30 Jan 2020 13:00:49
Would like to see him mata and james in behind martial whilst rashford is out.

Although matas legs have gone it would be good to have some quality on the pitch to help bruno settle in.



14 Oct 2019 07:44:47
What do people think of this for a midfield 3: Saul Niguez, Ruben Neves and John McGinn? Imagine!


1.) 14 Oct 2019 09:18:59
There's no way Aston Villa will sign Niguez and Neves!

2.) 14 Oct 2019 09:34:00
Hahahah Betty.

3.) 14 Oct 2019 11:42:13
Some imagination scholes. None play for the same club or country and i don't see that happening ever.

4.) 14 Oct 2019 11:50:32
A midfield of Saul Niguez, Maddison and McTominay would be immense.

5.) 14 Oct 2019 12:07:52
Betty they have more chance of signing them than we do.

6.) 14 Oct 2019 12:40:16
I think people are missing the point that we desperately need a holding midfielder.

Mctominay is better going forwards, still can't pass the ball well enough to build up, better being used as a box to box midfielder.

Saul is a box to box midfielder as is ruben neves and mcginns best work is done going forwards.

We need a player in the mould of carrick, fabinho and rodri are good examples of that type of player in the premier league that we desperately need. Someone who can build up play and screen the back 4.

7.) 14 Oct 2019 12:42:21
Since we’re playing pretend, why not bring de-age Charlton, Robson and Keane like they just did with De Niro?

8.) 14 Oct 2019 12:57:19
DSG, I believe we can develop McTominay into a solid DM.
He is 6ft 4, can dominate players, has loads of energy and tenacity.

Other than him, only Declan Rice springs to mind to play the holding role.
Another player with huge potential who will walk into our team.

9.) 14 Oct 2019 13:23:43
I'd give Sander Berge a shot.

10.) 14 Oct 2019 14:38:07
What film is Sander in.

11.) 14 Oct 2019 15:39:03
Lots of noises about Rakitic and Mandzuikic to us.
I can understand the move Mandzuikic - a short term fix for 10 years. Less than for Rakitic - past his best but still costing 30 million plus high wages. Not sure of English football would suit him at his age considering he spent his better years playing at a much slower tempo.
Tbh I m not very enthusiastic about former Barcelona and Real Madrid players. They see us as a step down and they lose the hunger to play.

12.) 14 Oct 2019 15:55:32
10 million not 10 years.

13.) 14 Oct 2019 16:07:30
Ruben Neves is a very good holding/ playmaking player. Reads the game very well and reminds me of Carrick as much as anyone in the epl. Maybe Rodri can be that type of player under Pep, but bot seen him show the passing range yet that neves has.

Declan rice is an excellent shield, not as good with the ball.

Not seen too much of McGinn, but doesn't fill me with hope that utd are aspiring to have Scotland's midfield!

Matic is now a liability though, Fred more miss than hit, so all of these are an improvement on players in our squad.

14.) 14 Oct 2019 18:20:34
Neves I think is a really good player. but I don't get all the hype over Declan rice think we can do better but not a clue who.

15.) 14 Oct 2019 18:33:07
Dev Barcelona play at a tempo about 3 times faster than united.



22 Sep 2019 08:25:08
Who would you have in your team Ed001, Ed002 and posters, Lewandowski or Aguero? Can't split them.


1.) 22 Sep 2019 11:30:10
Aguero all day.

2.) 22 Sep 2019 12:15:12
A fully fit Robin van Persie is the best striker I have ever seen play at Old Trafford. Movement, touch, vision and deadly finishing with either foot or with his head.

3.) 22 Sep 2019 12:28:31
Lewandowski all day over Aguero just b3cause of the amount of injuries and games Aguero has missed over the years.

4.) 22 Sep 2019 12:36:25
Nice shappy. But I don't think it answers the original question 😂

Aguero for me. Quality.

5.) 22 Sep 2019 12:58:37
Aguero definitely, creates his own space. Best striker Brazilian Ronaldo.

6.) 22 Sep 2019 13:38:13
Aguero. Only just.

7.) 22 Sep 2019 13:52:04
Yeah, Aguero's goal record has been seriously affected by his injuries!

Aguero, not even close.

8.) 22 Sep 2019 14:19:51
Aguero in the last few years has played a lot more then the first 5 years or so.

If a player is only fit for 50 percent of the games in a season then it is easier for him to score lots of goals if he is a top striker because he only plays half the game as compared to someone like lewa who would play more then 40 games which throughout the season will make him tired and not be at his fully best but will still score a lot of goals.

Aguero plays in a team that dominates possesion and creates chances after chances so he is bound to score a lot of goals.

I am not saying Aguero isn't great but i'd rather have a striker that is fit most of the times and scores a couple of goals less then Aguero.

Anyways its pointless comparing the two as they play in diff leagues and diff systems so it is just a matter of taste.

9.) 22 Sep 2019 16:09:52

10.) 22 Sep 2019 17:50:05
Both Ronaldos were different class and George Best was head and shoulders above them all although not strictly a striker.



28 Jul 2019 15:06:01
Could you do a player profile on John McGinn from Villa Ed001? Looks like a cracking player.

Also, is there any interest in him from United Ed002?


{Ed001's Note - added him to the list for you.}

1.) 28 Jul 2019 16:36:39
Thanks Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

2.) 28 Jul 2019 17:54:16
John Mcginn would be a very good signing especially for what oles looking for in a midfielder all action energetic and scores goals too could do a lot worse a lot worse.

3.) 28 Jul 2019 18:22:59
Can McGinn be plan B should we fail to sign Longstaff?
Or their style is too different?

4.) 28 Jul 2019 18:48:34
Reckon their style is different dev, McGinn seems more creative, excellent at beating a man, creative and can open up defences whereas Longstaff seems like more of a holding midfielder, i. e. Matic.

5.) 28 Jul 2019 19:07:41
I'm from Scotland so I've watched mcginn for years when with St mirren and Hibs and he was really good but since he's went to Villa he's went up another level and with better players round about him he will just get even better IMO

I would take him over longstaff personally.




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11 Mar 2020 11:33:37
I'd rather play Lingard in midfield than give Pogba a new contract, especially with a wage increase, club cannot be that stupid to do so either. Pogba has to go, can count on one hand how much 'world class' performances he's had since he signed 4 seasons ago. Massive circus surrounding him aswell, awful attitude, all talent no application.




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27 Jul 2019 11:39:09
Yh that's how it works usually Scooby, sell Lukaku and our net spend will be close to nil, ambition!




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16 Feb 2019 21:47:19
Thanks Ed002.




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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.


{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with the other players and you want to play someone who is not good enough out of position.}



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03 Jan 2019 22:00:05
Neither are Jones and Smalling but they've been at the club for 8 years Ed002; rather see TFM over them two.


{Ed002's Note - as long as you are satisfied with complete failure - playing someone who is not good enough out of position.




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28 Feb 2020 10:49:01
You'll be fine Ed, normal to be feeling how you are right now, 30 year wait coupled with a few very close title races but your time has come, not a chance you'll bottle it this time around. Hope we can challenge soon enough though 🤞🏻.


{Ed001's Note - I am sure you will be back at some point. Eventually.}



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27 Feb 2020 20:05:36
How are things Ed001? Must be looking forward to winning the, i can't even say it, but you get the gist? 😂.


{Ed001's Note - I am not ready to count my chickens just yet. Only when the trophy is lifted, by whoever it is that wins it, will I accept it is won. I know it may be silly, but so many things can turn a season on its head at the drop of a hat. I just think about the next game and take it one game at a time.

It is difficult to enjoy it when your team has thrown it away so many times before!}



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27 Feb 2020 19:38:19
My bad Ed, never mentioned the cover players, focused on players who are good enough to be in first XI only. Matic, Fred, Pereira can step up in cup games or come off the bench to see off a win etc.


{Ed001's Note - ah ok sorry.}



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27 Feb 2020 15:51:50
What do you think of them midfield options Ed001? (Fernandes, Saul, McTominay, Garner, McGinn), got a bit of everything, well balanced. All hard workers but can actually play well aswell.


{Ed001's Note - certainly looks good on paper, the one worry would be that the two Mc's have been injured a fair bit this season, so maybe you could do with an extra body as cover. Especially with Garner being so young and inexperienced, he might well not play well right away.}



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27 Feb 2020 11:58:24
Don't you think we should go for John McGinn instead of Grealish Ed001? Replace Pogba with Saul and we'll have have a very strong midfield, McTominay, Saul, Bruno Fernandes, McGinn and James Garner?


{Ed001's Note - I would say so, much better player imo and much better suited to United's need too.}