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02 Aug 2019 15:21:18
Being reported by The Telegraph that Maguire to United done at £85M. I will wait for the usual naff pictures of contract signing before believing a word of it.

1.) 02 Aug 2019 15:33:02
Craig norwood has confirmed as well. let's wait and see.

2.) 02 Aug 2019 15:34:04
Defence sorted but midfield still woeful, a pogba injury and we are in a pickle fernandes is essential.

3.) 02 Aug 2019 15:35:38
Maguire deal confirmed by other journos. Transfer fee is steep. hopefully he ll be able to handle the pressure.
I can see the knives out as soon as he makes the first mistake.

4.) 02 Aug 2019 15:40:19
jaimej79 does every positive have to be followed by a negative? Dear me one target in and all you.

5.) 02 Aug 2019 15:40:42
Jesus Jaime, it must be exhausting living so relentlessly under grey skies.

6.) 02 Aug 2019 15:49:47
Well done for quickly finding a negative Jaime.

7.) 02 Aug 2019 15:51:29
80 according to the BBC.

8.) 02 Aug 2019 15:52:21
At least we have bought a defender. even if it is Harry McGuire.

9.) 02 Aug 2019 15:57:27
Jaime, I think you're going to be disappointed mate. Woodward has shifted his attention away from Bruno because Dybala is flashing a big of thigh.

10.) 02 Aug 2019 15:59:56
Obviously United were just waiting on the results of Maguire's 17th medical of the summer before confirming it.

11.) 02 Aug 2019 16:04:28

McTominay has been brilliant in pre season so woeful is a bit harsh, hopefully Fred will improve but I do think we are in need of another 1 or 2 in there to improve us.

12.) 02 Aug 2019 16:26:53
I hope United haven't wasted too much time on the Lukaku/ Dybala swap deal. Our priority should always have been Maguire and Fernandes. Maguire looks likely though. In the event of missing out on Fernandes, we need Fred to step up big-time with assists and goals alongside Pogba. It is shocking how less we mention Sanchez now. Maybe he can reinvent himself as a 10. Can't wait for the football to start.

13.) 02 Aug 2019 16:57:04
Jaime is only a teenager lads. Go easy.

14.) 02 Aug 2019 17:46:59
In terms of attacking flare we have Chong and Greenwood not to mention Gomes.

Fernandes would be great don't get me wrong but as it stands we have had a good transfer window.

15.) 02 Aug 2019 17:53:27
We probably paid 20 million to much for both AWB and McGuire.
But its players we needed.
Hopefully Bruno is next, don't want to be wasting precious days chasing Dybala. If dybala did come than great.
But I feel bruno will give us whole new attacking dimension
We should be spending the next few days shipping out the deadwood
. young smalling, jones, fred, lukaku.

16.) 02 Aug 2019 18:08:20
Who cares what we’ve paid. Will both players improve our defence massively? Yes. Are they going to walk into our starting. 11? Yes. Is Dybala and improvement on lukaku to play right side forward? 10000000% yes.

Our team is taking shape - the jigsaw was never going to be completed in one window but it’s a bloody good start to suit how OGS wants us to play. I am delighted.

17.) 02 Aug 2019 18:53:09
Well said Eric, why people talk about the money like its theirs is beyond me. Have season tickets gone up? No! Yes, we'll pay more because other clubs know we need these players but it's more important at this stage to get the correct players signed. I worry about the guys conducting deals, much like other posters, but our jobs as fans is to sing every match day. Cliche I know but we need to get behind the boys, not the numptys upstairs.

18.) 02 Aug 2019 21:41:38
It's my money Rich_1982.When I'm buying man utd kits every year. Buying season tickets for last 30 years. buying man utd beer and man utd crisps. All of which I hasten to add goes into buying players. so when I say we paid 20 million to much for AWB and Maguire. I have a right to say so.

19.) 02 Aug 2019 22:42:36

I think I remember reading a post of ED002 whereby it was stated gate money doesn't produce that much income for the club, your season ticket hasn't increased in price has it, more than inflation.

Ultimately as I have said elsewhere, you have a choice, you can continue to attend, buy the kits, crisps and whatever or you cannot and save yourself how ever much it is you spend, which probably wouldn't pay for a minute of a player's time.

I think you are forgetting how much it costs to pay those that work for the club that aren't involved in the footballing side of things.

Whinge as much you like, but you choose to go. you could easily choose not to.

20.) 03 Aug 2019 07:24:43
Rock, sounds like you buy all the kits, crisps and beer so you can say "it's my money, I can say if we pay too much". Unfortunately, both your ticket and my ticket isn't signing the players. Not an argument buddy, just the way it is. Enjoy the new season.

21.) 03 Aug 2019 09:36:13
Nonsense Rock - are you 12 or something? . I bought an iPhone, doesn’t mean their profits are my money or have a right to say how the company is run. The same applies to football.

I go to the theatre and watch a play, doesn’t mean I now have a right to tell them how to direct the play have a stake in the production.

Such naivety. None of it is our money, as soon as you hand it over the club it is theirs to do as they wish. If you disagree, don’t give it to them!



31 Jul 2019 09:11:49
Sporting have (apparently) told RTP that the rumours United have agreed a deal for Fernandes were ‘completely false’ and there has not even been an offer for the playmaker.

This has more twists than a very twisty thing lol.

1.) 31 Jul 2019 10:17:45
Wow very reliable source lol.

2.) 31 Jul 2019 10:18:17
We have been told by Ed002 that we haven't agreed a deal so nothing new, I think we will though.

3.) 31 Jul 2019 10:20:50
I'd say Dybala getting tossed into the mix has made Ed forget about Bruno. Can't see us signing both of them.

4.) 31 Jul 2019 11:11:56
TrueRedDevil. Sporting or RTP? :) )

5.) 31 Jul 2019 11:30:40
Remember that we do transfers one at a time LOL So we have two weeks to complete 3 transfers, so one will not happen
:D:D:D Joke aside, I think We'll sign the 3 of them, with Maguire and Bruno 99% sure and Dybala hanging on whether he is pushed over by Sarri.

6.) 31 Jul 2019 13:08:31
Ziko it's less than 2 weeks.

7.) 31 Jul 2019 14:39:44
Yeah, sorry, so player and a half then



25 Jul 2019 07:21:12
Just putting it out there. I'm a messenger so don't shoot me.

Bruno Fernandes is unlikely to join Manchester United this summer, . It is believed most of the speculation linking the Portugal international has been driven from his homeland, rather than Manchester.

1.) 25 Jul 2019 07:29:55
Sorry should have proof read before posting the above that this is being reported by Sly Sports News.

2.) 25 Jul 2019 07:46:47
A little disappointing if true. I think he would really improve our team. That said, a CB and RW should be the priorities.

3.) 25 Jul 2019 07:52:38
I would seriously have to ask what direction were heading in as a club if this is true anyone who knows anything about football knows we are crying out for a player like him he is quality and is only gone get better
Jurgen klopps even scared well get him,

4.) 25 Jul 2019 07:57:51
Goal and assist against the old enemy last night, get him signed up!

5.) 25 Jul 2019 08:05:32
Absolutely sickened by this hope it's not true.

6.) 25 Jul 2019 08:07:36
You would need elaborate why is CB and RW our priority we are already 2 midfielders down and the ones we have left are useless apart from Pogba
Midfield should definitely be our priority we need a COM and an AM at a minimum I would say.

7.) 25 Jul 2019 08:20:11
Why have they said all summer that we want him then? Getting more and more bent and unreliable all the time that lot are. Just take no notice and whoever signs happy days.

8.) 25 Jul 2019 08:22:13
This guy just single-handedly demolished Liverpool today! Sign him up Woodward!

9.) 25 Jul 2019 08:23:27
SSN over the last week have reported Maguire set for medical, official bid for Pepe has been put in. SMS is close to being done, the SMS deal won't affect a deal for Bruno, now Bruno isn't coming, we're looking at Alderwierald now, have interest in Erikson, we're ready to put another bid of 30 million in for Longstaff, we're considering a package for Bale and we want Dybala at the club.

Safe to say that gullible punters will be losing the rent money on their betting site.

10.) 25 Jul 2019 08:14:59
It's being reported by Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper who is with the team on tour. Disappointed to say the least if this is an accurate report.

{Ed002's Note - The situation is that the amateurs dealing with negotiations for Manchester United are expecting their arrogant bullying will lead to clubs selling on the cheap or buying at inflated prices. Clubs are simply turning to look at other options as they are wanting to prepare for the season.}

11.) 25 Jul 2019 08:34:51
SSN hardly have a great track record when it comes to accuracy of their reporting. If they did, we would have a new 25 man squad every season.

Ed002 gave a great update a couple of days ago saying the priorities look to be Maguire 1st, Fernandes 2nd then sort out Pogba, Lukaku and Sanchez.

12.) 25 Jul 2019 08:50:30
RJMAN link to hat post from Ed002 please?

13.) 25 Jul 2019 09:41:24
Not 100% sure where it is KingGiggsy but it will probably be on the banter 2 or 3 page now. If you search Ed002 you'll probably find it.

14.) 25 Jul 2019 10:34:22
Ed said there is still enough time to get the deals done.
Btw KingGiggsy is back.

15.) 25 Jul 2019 10:46:36
Why are you all losing your sh*t over something the was posted by somebody who has no inside knowledge but gets their information from Sky Sports?

Sky say we are not interested in a player therefore the club is doomed and we should all give up now. It's such an emotional response and I suggest you spent 10 minutes outside in the sun to get some Vitamin D inside of you.

Apart from the fact that we have been told on here all summer by Ed002 that there is interest and that a sufficient bid has not yet been made.
Most on here take that as we are NOT interested and the club is on the brink of collapsing.

P. A. T. I. E. N. C. E.



15 Jul 2019 08:13:49
The Sun are still suggesting that Maguire is set to undergo a Medical today re a move to MUFC. However, The Telegraph claims that we have not yet met Leicester’s valuation and are reluctant to go beyond £60m. Are The Sun simply inventing click bait or is The Telegraph wrong. Either way this is somewhat strange.

1.) 15 Jul 2019 08:28:32
I wouldn't worry about the smaller details. Everything points to him joining us so just wait for the announcement. You'll lose your mind if you believed every reporter 🤪.

2.) 15 Jul 2019 08:32:31
There’s nothing strange. Just newspapers making things up. Best to avoid them.

3.) 15 Jul 2019 08:33:55
Ed002 said down the page, He expects the deal to go ahead. (i trust him)

4.) 15 Jul 2019 08:43:34
If we get him then great. If not it's no big issue. Plenty of CB's out there. I'm hoping Bailey has an injury free season, could be a decent back line of AWB. Lindldhof . Bailey and Shaw. Decent hard working midfielder to break up the play. Striker who can hold onto the ball, Unlike Lukaku, who struggles to stop the ball bouncing of his body parts.

5.) 15 Jul 2019 08:55:47
Did Ed002 not say yesterday he expected the deal to go through? Unless he says otherwise, maguire is a Utd player in waiting.

6.) 15 Jul 2019 09:43:49
Ignore the papers and look down the page where Ed002 says “It should go ahead” more reliable than anyone else on the net.

7.) 15 Jul 2019 10:10:17
Most of the news are just click bait with twisted info.

8.) 15 Jul 2019 13:50:10
Trust the ed mate, it will get done.



14 Jul 2019 13:53:15
Talksport reporting Maguire to United. £60m + £20m add ons. Medical tomorrow.

1.) 14 Jul 2019 14:10:25
Other reports surfacing on the web regarding the same. Hope we get this done quickly and move on to other targets soon.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 14:54:06
Personally don't think he's worth anywhere near that but it is what it is and if he joins so be it. there must be something with him because there wouldn't be interest otherwise.

3.) 14 Jul 2019 15:26:28
Not even worth half of that. Much better options out there. Underwhelming but not surprising if true.

4.) 14 Jul 2019 15:39:41
I'd be extremely disappointed if we sign Maguire. Even without looking at the financial side of a deal, in my opinion he isn't even as good as Lindelof. Of the attributes Maguire possesses the only clear improvement I could see him having on our defence is aerially in both a defensive and attacking sense.

If the club want to challenge for major honours, having Harry Maguire as your first choice centre back isn't the way to go about it for me and I really hope we see Dias or Milenkovic instead.

5.) 14 Jul 2019 15:47:39

Nobody is ‘worth’ what people pay for them but it’s not your money so doesn’t really matter. He improves the first team and is a good signings. You’d be the first to moan if we didn’t spend the money and Glazer’s pocketed it. Great window so far, more to come.

6.) 14 Jul 2019 16:31:39
Actually, definitionally, if someone moves for a certain fee that's exactly what they are worth in the free market.


7.) 14 Jul 2019 16:58:52
Gds 👏👏.

8.) 14 Jul 2019 17:12:51
Well pep wanted him so he xant be that bad can he.

9.) 14 Jul 2019 20:49:25
Pep wanted Sanchez too.

10.) 14 Jul 2019 21:11:23
If Pep had got him, I reckon he'd be playing better than his is/ has for us!

11.) 15 Jul 2019 10:24:15
Gds there’s a fair few better CB’s out there than maguire for the money being asked I think other better options were attainable.




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16 Sep 2019 17:03:22
So DDG signs till 2023 with a 12 month option.

1.) 16 Sep 2019 18:17:02
My worry is where does this leave Henderson? He won't come back to be second choice. I mean tying dave up is good but i'd now look seriously at any offers that come in for him, regardless. Henderson is going to be great and no doubt will be englands number 1 in a few years.

2.) 16 Sep 2019 18:33:27
Stunning, we finally sign DDG up to a new long term deal and yet there’s always a cloud to a silver lining. Perhaps over time Henderson will step up and if DDG is still signed up then we can get a fee. Just a thought.

3.) 16 Sep 2019 19:03:51
Grow up AJH, its a very valid point.

4.) 16 Sep 2019 19:06:23
Exactly right AJH.

5.) 16 Sep 2019 19:16:56
Henderson is 22. Goalies don't hit their prime until their late 20s, early 30s. He's loads of time. I know which one I'd rather have at this time. Maybe also shows all the senior players aren't actually disillusioned with Ole after all.

6.) 16 Sep 2019 19:17:45
Maybe DDG will settle again and find his form. He is a top class keeper. Yeah he has had a bad patch, but look at the poor defence he has had in front of him for years. The majority of keepers would have succumbed to the pressure of our leaky defence long before DDG did.

As for Henderson, we don't know how good he will be. He has along way to go to surpass DDG.

7.) 16 Sep 2019 19:35:02
Delighted he has signed. I understand the concerns re henderson. He does look like a great talent. We have a season to come up with a plan for him if he has a good season and SU stay up who is to say he won't spend another season there. But ddg has been great for years and with a clear head now can return to his best form. He was too class on Saturday.
If we are to challenge for anything this year we will need ddg to be at his best. We should be all delighted he has signed.

8.) 17 Sep 2019 05:33:13
De Gea signing a new deal is an excellent news.
No more uncertainity about it now.
Our back 5 will be stable now.

If Henderson performs like a top GK, we must send him out on loan again and deal with the situation like Chelsea who had the similar situation with Cech and Courtois.

Even if an elite club approaches De Gea, the ball is in our court and we can demand the fee we want.

9.) 17 Sep 2019 11:07:15
Selling one of the world's best because a 22 year old with very limited EPL experience might turn out to be great, is a very risky move.

10.) 17 Sep 2019 11:48:04
I think we should welcome DDG signing a new contract but I have concerns. It would have been utter folly to have let him go on a free next summer. DDG is probably around his peak and I sense that in a year or so he may well look at Spain again, at least we can get a good fee if so. I have concerns with DDG, brilliant shot stopper but not commanding of his area, a little acquiescent on crosses, nor is he good kicking the ball out. Let’s hope there is a plan for Henderson which if he proves good enough doesn’t mean we lose him. So good we have control of the goalkeeping position and let’s hope there is a good transition plan for DDG in one to two years.

11.) 17 Sep 2019 16:29:57
Wow, De Gea has a bad few months and suddenly we need to be shipping him out for a kid who's had a couple of good seasons in he Championship.

Brilliant signing and as someone said, the senior players not disillusioned with Ole, hopefully all pulling in the same direction.

12.) 17 Sep 2019 17:26:28

I think you hope it means that but it isn’t something you can read into it.

13.) 17 Sep 2019 19:37:34
GDS, you need to grow up apparently.

14.) 17 Sep 2019 22:30:09
Don't read anything into it, GDS. It's only a real, actual action. Get your info from the Daily Mail and other rag gossip, instead. You can come up with any aul guff to back up your viewpoint from them.

15.) 18 Sep 2019 11:28:24

Most reports say DDG was reluctant to renew his contract unless he was satisfied about the ambition and direction of the club. He didn't want to sign until he was sure United will start challenging for the Premier League again. The amount of money they are now talking about seems very high. So instead of assuming he is not disillusioned, consider that like Rooney the extra £ may well be what persuaded him.

16.) 18 Sep 2019 13:19:08
Your where criticising the club only last week for not sorting DDG contract out, and using the fact DDG hadn't committed to club as an example to back up your own view.
Less than a week later it's all sorting . And your still trying to twist it to suit your argument.

17.) 18 Sep 2019 14:40:48
I'd say that was the sort of salary expected for our best performer in the last lot of years, and one of our few top-class players. High, but it's all relative. Is De Gea the sort of player who would just stay for a few extra quid? I don't know, but he's in his prime years and surely wants to win some major trophies.

18.) 18 Sep 2019 15:30:23

Where did I use DDG not signing to back up my view? As above he was reported as concerned about the ambition of the club. I criticised Woodward for allowing DDG contract to run down as a valuable asset and asked what questions were being asked of the Exec VP in letting assets leave. I don’t recall tying that to my view about the manager. Do quote me as needed.

We don’t know the terms of the contract, any agreements to leave if. in 12 or 24 months. Is it alien to you that we may have had to pay a premium to overcome his concerns?

19.) 18 Sep 2019 16:02:46
No, but I tend to go with what I can see in front of me, rather than guess and surmise.

20.) 18 Sep 2019 20:52:41
Your view was that united lack ambition and this was shown by DDG not signing a new contract . Well he now has .
You also questioned why woodward had allowed this to happen . Well he hasn't.

21.) 19 Sep 2019 07:35:30

Making things up again to suit your point? Where is the quote of me saying that? Where did I say “United lack ambition and this was shown by DDG not signing a new contract”?

I did say “Why is no one questioning Woodward for losing one multi million pound asset of the business and about to lose another even more valuable one? ” That was Herrera lost to the club and now he has secured DDG very late in the day. You can defend Woodward if that is what you wish, but I won’t after the last 6 years.

22.) 19 Sep 2019 11:13:06
Red man I'm not defending Woodward, but you made a big deal about DDG not signing . But he has?
You have posted repeatedly about united lacking ambition. You have actually used reports from the rags above about DDG thinking the club lacked ambition .
But again he has signed.
Or are you suddenly changing your tune and saying the club don't lack ambition?

23.) 19 Sep 2019 11:52:57

You didn’t answer the question but asked deflecting questions instead.

I didn’t define ambition as signing DDG, in fact is signing an existing player even a sign of ambition?

Ambition is signing new players with a plan to win leagues and the Champions League. We did sign 3 decent players but fell a long way short and the net transfer budget didn’t stand up to scrutiny for an ambitious club.

He has signed and as I posted above I think we should be happy, yet, we have by all accounts a young English keeper with real potential and I hope there is a plan with him.



08 Sep 2019 14:05:35
Manchester United have reportedly identified Edwin van der Sar as their leading candidate to become the club’s first director of football.
Any thoughts from ed’s re confirmation?
I know we all consider the appointment of a DOF is vital but what are the thoughts re Edwin van der Saar being a good option.

{Ed002's Note - He has been looked at before. I don't see that he would turn his back on Ajax and there is a family issue that might also need consideration.}

1.) 08 Sep 2019 15:13:48
Thanks Ed002.

2.) 08 Sep 2019 16:26:21
Is his wife still poorly?

3.) 08 Sep 2019 16:42:36
Ed002 If i remember you mentioned earlier once appointing him will be another mistake from United. Would like to hear your thoughts if you still think he is not the right candidate for DOF role?

Thanks in advance and your opinion is highly appreciated on this.

{Ed002's Note - The rationale is as before - he is not the ideal candidate. His skillset is largely in moderating large groups.}



25 Aug 2019 10:15:17
First to get the hat trick. won 1, drawn 1, lost 1.lets see your Citeh’s and your Liverpool ‘s follow that eh, eh? 😂.

1.) 25 Aug 2019 10:39:27
Did Everton not get there before ye?

2.) 25 Aug 2019 10:50:45
And Chelsea.

3.) 25 Aug 2019 21:49:29
Oh well. That bit of banter hit the buffers in a hurry eh. it happens.

{Ed047's Note - you need to up your game scooby! 😉😂



17 Jul 2019 06:35:27
'Sanchez can get us 20 goals, easily' said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Is he becoming delusional? I'd like to hope he's right but I don't believe in fairy tales.

1.) 17 Jul 2019 09:08:30
Yeah Scoob, he should have said "Sanchez is past it, he's a drain on the club and I can't wait to get rid of him. We'll be lucky to see five goals from him all season. " That would have been the smart thing to say. He's clearly gone insane.

2.) 17 Jul 2019 09:17:23
If Sanchez hits form, ofcourse it's possible.
But I highly doubt if he can recapture his top form.

3.) 17 Jul 2019 09:29:25
Or he's trying to boost the confidence of a player with low confidence and known low confidence issues.

4.) 17 Jul 2019 10:20:09
Be lucky to see 5 games from him never mind 5 goals.

5.) 17 Jul 2019 10:26:38
Before he joined us he was one of the best in the league. Funny how we turn on our own so quickly and so vehemently and want new shiny players.

6.) 17 Jul 2019 10:42:25
RWWD he could also have said nothing and worked on his confidence in the background without making such a claim as 20 goals.

7.) 17 Jul 2019 10:48:13
So many armchair football coaches on here who know best, I don't know if Sanchez can recapture somewhere near his best, I hope he can and will wait and see before righting him off. Similarly i'm not sure Rashford can become a top striker, but again I will wait and see and not let my opinion be portrayed as fact.




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10 Aug 2019 07:40:19
@Srestha. "I mean which team looking to improve on climb the table sells their best proven goal scorer".

I'd hazard a guess the team that got fed up with a player who is stacking on the lard on a daily basis and has to be separated from colleagues being aggressive itching for a fight and finally fronting up to M Phelan after being late for a pre season match and missing the bus. The last incident OGS saw as the final straw. Conte is no push over and it will be interesting to see how long it is before lardy bloke falls out with him.



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08 Aug 2019 10:57:44
Only on loan? Groan.



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08 Aug 2019 07:19:07
Perth you're correct but by heck the clock is actually speeding up! :)



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02 Aug 2019 15:40:19
jaimej79 does every positive have to be followed by a negative? Dear me one target in and all you.




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19 Sep 2019 07:22:21
Good review. I have very high hopes for AWB.



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18 Sep 2019 17:33:25
Good news.



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14 Sep 2019 07:33:12
Brilliant Ken.



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14 Sep 2019 07:31:29
I have to say I am very pessimistic. This could be somewhat embarrassing.



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13 Sep 2019 16:37:19
Agreed bolger2. I think we’re in for a slap.