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21 Jul 2021 13:58:28
Several outlets suggesting we are in serious contention to sign Ruben Neves for c£35m. Any insider info on this please. Or is it yet more media nonsense?

{Ed002's Note - Ruben Neves (DM/CM) Wolves would look to get as close to €50M as they can should circumstances dictate Neves is sold, but they certainly don't want to sell and have made clear that he has a long-term contract and there have been no approaches at this time. Mr Mourinho is a huge fan and has tried to take him to three different clubs in the past - and he would, I am sure be interested in taking him to Roma. He has always been seen as an option to replace Matic at Manchester United, but they have other priorities to deal with first and preferred options. Arsenal have preferred options but his agent is keen to have him move on so they cannot be discounted.}

1.) 21 Jul 2021 14:36:54
Thanks Ed. Appreciated. Personally I think he’d be a very good addition.

2.) 21 Jul 2021 16:19:23
Thanks Ed, Ruben Neves will be a huge upgrade on Fred.

3.) 22 Jul 2021 09:20:22
This is what frustrates me. If Ole really didn't want Donny that money could have been spent wisely on a DM now.

4.) 22 Jul 2021 17:25:52
Donny is Pogbas replacement. Imo it will be money well spent, he will come good. I like neves and spending 40 million would be a good bit of business.

5.) 22 Jul 2021 20:33:09
Neves would be a good signing. He tends to be mostly famed for the few spectacular goals he is capable of scoring but he's a decent mopper-upper too.
On Pogba/ VDB, there has always been the suggestion that Donny was snapped up when he became available on the likelihood that Pogba would be on his way out, which has felt likely in most of the last transfer windows. Not sure they are the same type of player but I guess they got wind he could be available for what was seen at the time as being a very reasonable price so took a punt. I was well pleased at the time.
He was bossing and dictating games for Ajax, but the step-up has thus far been too much, He is obviously still highly regarded, particularly by the Spanish teams who seem to retain their interest. Just can't say that I've seen even one game where he justified starting the next. I know about the 'needing to play to get confidence' cycle many players get caught in, but generally a player of his undoubted quality would have done something by now.

6.) 22 Jul 2021 21:37:39
Donny just need games to show his worth. I felt a little embarrassed for him last year because a little run out with 5 minutes to go or the odd cup game with a second team isn't his level and he did show little signs . Give him decent playing time and the confidence and quality will shine through. Class is permanent and all that as they say.

7.) 23 Jul 2021 04:08:23
I am really not sure if we are going to spend another 40m on a DM right now and we still haven't signed a CB which is seen as a bigger priority.

I do hope that Donny is Pogba's replacement but the way Ole treated him last season and the reports saying we are willing to loan/ sell him doesn't fill me with confidence.

8.) 23 Jul 2021 11:54:54
If the rumoured switch to 433 formation is true, or we keep the current formation, sign a DM and give the second cm more freedom to get forward, I think we will see a very different Donny.

Spenno, how was he supposed to show anything when he's brought on with 5 minutes to go?

9.) 23 Jul 2021 13:44:43
I’m sure even Jason Lee would be able to do something with those five minutes across a season.

10.) 23 Jul 2021 18:04:15
I think he got more goals and assists than Fred this season.

{Ed077's Note - I always consider start of summer transfer window(July 1) as end of last season lol}



22 May 2021 10:42:43
Manchester United already have a transfer agreement in place with Jadon Sancho, according to reports. (Daily Express) .

Okay it's the Express but it begs the question. Ed's do you have any insider info as to the veracity of this 'report' or is simple UK media bolloxology?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what it says.}

1.) 22 May 2021 13:10:37
I mean we had an agreement in place with Sancho last summer, the issue was getting an agreement with Dortmund.

I'd imagine whatever we agreed last summer would be still valid this summer. This deal really does just depend on up agreeing a deal with Dortmund. They want a certain figure and are prepared to have it incentivised to reach that figure meaning not all the fee needs to be upfront this summer.

A competent club could probably sit down with Dortmund for a few hours and thrash out the baulk of an agreement, leaving the finer details to the lawyers/ accountants. But we are far from a competent club.

2.) 22 May 2021 14:34:48
Shappy there is no guarantee the agreement of last year is still valid. Which is why I asked the eds if they have any insider info. I’m perfectly capable of my own conjecture thank you. 😘.

3.) 22 May 2021 18:14:22
Scooby, they are desperate to sign both Matic and Jones. The hierarchy at Dortmund are also thinking of adding Belligham if we chuck in Mata.

4.) 23 May 2021 09:55:55

5.) 24 May 2021 13:40:31
Can't see us signing Sancho. Will cost too much money.



26 Nov 2020 16:49:01
AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu is 'very, very likely' to join Manchester United next summer. That is according to Bild's Christian Falk, who claims the Red Devils are already in advanced talks with his agent over a potential deal.

Just read the above. Also being reported in SempreMilan. Any observations by Eds?

Haven’t heard anything about him but at 26 he surely doesn’t fit the profile of player OGS would be interested in.

1.) 26 Nov 2020 17:04:08
[Ed002]: Hakan Calhanoglu (AM/ LW) Player wants a new contract - Milan could oblige - it may depend on what happens with loanee Bahim Diaz. Atletico and Juventus have asked his German-based agent if a move is possible for them. The agent remains keen on the idea to try the player out in England or Germany.}

2.) 26 Nov 2020 17:39:10
Thanks Ed002. Appreciated. What will be will be but he doesn’t appear to play positions we’re deficient in. Agent creating a market?

{Ed002's Note - The agent has been talking with Atletico and Juventus who both have a need an he is a cheap solution. He will likely agree a new deal with Milan which is what he wants - and he gets a good deal with taxes in Italy. As I have said the driver will be talks with Real Madrid over several matters and that includes BD. The agent is doing nothing wrong.}

3.) 26 Nov 2020 18:01:06
Thanks again Ed002. Your insight is always enlightening and welcome. I didn’t intend to give the impression I thought the agent was doing anything wrong. That’s his job after all.

4.) 27 Nov 2020 11:44:54
@scoobydog because he’s so old at 26?!
Are you Meryn Trant?

5.) 27 Nov 2020 13:04:23
Prodigal please explain yourself re Meryn Trant.
OGS seems to be shaping a younger profile team hence the post was supposed to be more of a question than a statement.



15 Nov 2020 08:06:53
Reading interesting snippets re Marc Overmars and Edwin van der Sar are becoming of interest to United after they have hinted as to their time in Holland possibly coming to an end. Okay it is in the Mail but being picked up by other outlets as well. Any comments or observations from Ed's? I would love for it to be true.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what "are becoming of interest to United" means. It is no secret that the pair may look for an interesting option next summer of the one after but I don't see how Manchester United would come in to this.}

1.) 15 Nov 2020 19:49:27
Nor me Ed002. I was quoting and hoped you might be able to throw light upon it.



15 Nov 2020 08:46:30
Being reported that Alex Telles tested positive for C.V. again yesterday Saturday 14th) .




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23 Jul 2021 19:20:09
For those that consider the fee for Sancho is bang OTT remember it’s only £1m more than Arsenal payed for Pepe. I’ll just leave that there 😂.

1.) 23 Jul 2021 20:15:39
We paid 80m for maguire.

2.) 23 Jul 2021 21:03:27
Pepe seems a decent player tbf, bit underwhelming considering the hype but has, basically scored the same amount of goals as he did for Lille if you discount penalties which he doesn't take for Arsenal.



16 Jul 2021 14:03:09
I see DVB has his name on the front of the new United shirt. Surprised he isn’t charged for a season ticket. 😂.

1.) 16 Jul 2021 20:28:37
He has one of the best seats in the house for 87 mins every week too scooby.



16 Jul 2021 09:47:02
Lingard appears to be on his way. ‘Shop by player’ section of the MUFC online store reveals the absence of Jesse Lingard. i. e. you can’t any merchandise featuring his name such as a shirt.

1.) 16 Jul 2021 13:33:31
Try and buy a pereira Jones dalot and martial scooby to see if we might get lucky with those boys leaving too.

2.) 16 Jul 2021 14:04:24
😂😂😂 ken.

3.) 16 Jul 2021 17:22:45
Jones has a full range:
Compression bandage
Ankle support
Knee brace
Deep Heat
Epsom bath salts
Meditation sound track.

4.) 16 Jul 2021 18:18:29
😂😂😂 DB.



11 Jul 2021 17:32:12
Our father, who art in Wembley, Southgate be thy name.
The cup will come, Kane's work will be done, in London as it was in Rome
Give us this day our daily pint And forgive Sterling’s offside trespasses, as we forgive those who bet against us.
And lead us not into under-achievement. But deliver us the title.
For football’s coming home.
The history and the glory.
Forever and ever.
Our men.

1.) 11 Jul 2021 19:41:07
Great that scooby.

2.) 11 Jul 2021 23:14:48
So much for praying then 🙄.

{Ed014's Note - trust you to jinx it! 😂



03 Jul 2021 17:56:10
Seeing reports re Varanne deal involving DDG going the other way.

{Ed014's Note - that makes zero sense

1.) 03 Jul 2021 18:34:02
Why Ed? We want Varanne and we have a GK dilemma.

{Ed014's Note - don’t know why Madrid would want DDG or why they’d let Varane go mate.

Is Varane also not just trying to get a new contract?

2.) 03 Jul 2021 21:25:02
A Real Madrid centre half agitating for a pay raise so is linked to Jnited? Couldn't happen could it.

{Ed014's Note - my thoughts exactly

3.) 03 Jul 2021 22:39:12
Maybe he's after a bigger deal at Real Madrid, or maybe he genuinely wants a change.

He has sacked the agent who got him a move to Real Madrid and negotiated his last pay rise/ contract extension and hired a new agent supposedly to get him a move.

Let's see what happens. When it comes to United I don't even trust it will happen even as they are holding up the shirt. I saw John Obi Mikel holding a United shirt aloft only for him to be a Chelsea player the following week.

4.) 04 Jul 2021 06:24:01

Agree but I am not convinced Varane is the right choice anyway.

5.) 04 Jul 2021 07:36:42
Aye. Shoot the messenger I would 😁.

6.) 04 Jul 2021 09:32:01
Red man,

May I ask why? He’s the best option out there.

7.) 04 Jul 2021 10:35:26
Interesting Red Man, why aren't you convinced by Varane?

8.) 04 Jul 2021 12:13:34
Age is the first thing, then when I watched France and Madrid there looked to be a little uncertainty around him at the back. I didn’t see the mature 28 year old defensive rock I would have expected. He played alongside Ramos but he didn’t look the organiser. I wonder also if he has lost half a yard of pace. Maguire needs a partner, a complimentary player who will organise, has that recovery pace (like Bailly) not someone Maguire has to organise. Just my feeling but I would add that why leave Madrid at 28? If indeed he is leaving and this isn’t another Ramos, increase your salary situation again.

9.) 04 Jul 2021 14:16:01
I can see that point of view. When I've seen him he has looked solid, strong in the air, great tackler, seems to know when to engage the opposition and when to drop off, is quick, reads the game well and more often than not in the right position.

I agree he doesn't seem to be the organiser at Real Madrid, but that may just be because he's playing alongside Ramos more often than not.

Who knows why he may want to leave. He did move to Real when he was 18, maybe after 10 years and winning everything there is to win he just wants a change. Or maybe he just wants one last big pay day.

The way I see it is that he ticks pretty much every criteria we have for a CB. While the fee for him appears to be lower than it would for many of the other options we are looking at such as Pau Torres and Kounde.

Out of interest Red Man, who do you think would be the best fit alongside Maguire?

10.) 05 Jul 2021 06:53:59

Tough one, but I don’t watch enough of other teams to be a quasi scout. I would not have expected it but Stones has actually complimented Harry better than I thought. I am wary of Varane but if I was going to hazard a punt at someone, it would be of one the two Leicester lads, probably Fofana and see him grow into the role.

11.) 05 Jul 2021 10:21:45
Red Man, that's fair enough. Fofana does look good. You have to give Leicester's scouts massive credit, they get it right more often than not when they buy players.

While Stones has done well with Maguire for England I do have a concern that the much slower pace of International football might suit them as a pair well. Maguire has hardly been caught out once while with England, but then teams move the ball slower giving him time to get back into position. It's why I wouldn't bother signing a player based on their international performances.




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21 Jul 2021 14:36:54
Thanks Ed. Appreciated. Personally I think he’d be a very good addition.



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16 Jul 2021 18:20:27
GDS2. Yes they are. Your point is?
They came from Leeds to United. 🤔.



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16 Jul 2021 13:24:11
Joe Jordon
Gordon McQueen
Denis Irwin
Rio Ferdinand

To name a few. Yep, extremely rare 😂.



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16 Jul 2021 13:20:24
Eric Cantona.



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16 Jul 2021 08:22:34
Shappy you must be the only bloke alive that requires five paragraphs for that limited tosh 😂 😂.

{Ed014's Note - to be fair you got away lightly!




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23 Jul 2021 09:16:54
Frankly I'm confused as to why the club even contemplate a new contract. Having previously stated his desire to be elsewhere why is he still here? Bizarre.



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22 Jul 2021 18:44:15
Nice1 Caolin. Go get p. ed while you still have the chance. Wet the Brother Red’s head for us all. 😂.



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16 Jul 2021 18:18:29
😂😂😂 DB.



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16 Jul 2021 14:04:24
😂😂😂 ken.



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15 Jul 2021 21:27:49
Liking the tetro Best, Charlton, Law look about it. I am old though.