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04 Feb 2020 17:27:02
A question for one of the Eds and posters.

Do you have any updates or news with Jesse Lingard. Is it true that he recently signed with Raiola as his agent?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Sort of. Jesse Lingard (/RM/AM) knows that Manchester United see him as potentially being surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and that the current coach is not keen on him - so. not unreasonably. there is an ad hoc agreement with Mino that allows him to look for other options for the player. Right now I am aware there have been approaches to several sides and that a couple might be open to making a formal approach, but there remains a concern that as an English player there is a high risk if he were to move to mainland Europe - so the interest could easily wane. Interest in England I am told is thin on the ground although at least two sides have been approached. I suspect the summer and decisions yet to be agreed at the club will define whether he stays or goes.}


1.) 05 Feb 2020 08:58:32
Thanks as always for the wonderfully detailed inside info Ed002: very much appreciated.

Might I be cheeky and read between the lines regarding your comment about decisions yet to made and the impact on whether Lingard stays: might this allude to United changing managers in the summer please?

If so - and I appreciate this is very speculative - might you have any inside info about United’s thoughts about Solkjaer, changing him in the Summer and who might they have spoken to please?

Thanks again for any info you might impart.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained about Solkjaer before - nothing has changed.}


2.) 05 Feb 2020 09:52:34
No worries, thanks as always for your brilliant input to the site.


3.) 07 Feb 2020 21:01:58
In reply to ed002. As supporters we are not bright enough to realise Ed Woodward is not buying and selling players, neither is ogs. With no dof. Who is actually making the decisions to buy/ sell negotiate for Man Utd?

{Ed002's Note - Right - but why should yopu now sart attacking others you know nothing of?}


 

 

04 Feb 2020 17:27:02
A question for one of the Eds and posters.

Do you have any updates or news with Jesse Lingard. Is it true that he recently signed with Raiola as his agent?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Jesse Lingard (/RM/AM) knows that Manchester United see him as potentially being surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and that the current coach is not keen on him - so. not unreasonably. there is an ad hoc agreement with Mino that allows him to look for other options for the player. Right now I am aware there have been approaches to several sides and that a couple might be open to making a formal approach, but there remains a concern that as an English player there is a high risk if he were to move to mainland Europe - so the interest could easily wane. Interest in England I am told is thin on the ground although at least two sides have been approached. I suspect the summer and decisions yet to be agreed at the club will define whether he stays or goes. With Tahith Chong (RW) one of many other players who wants out and plays on the RW, the club need to sort out the way forward - and that is a much bigger deal.}


1.) 04 Feb 2020 20:32:54
ED is there a plan for what's going to happen with Chris Smalling?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United have no plans but Roma want him still - they would have had him in January but for the amateurs.}


2.) 04 Feb 2020 21:00:31
Thanks for the information Ed002. Have a good week.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


3.) 05 Feb 2020 00:11:16
Thanks Ed.


 

 

28 Mar 2019 09:12:50
Ole has been made permanent manager. For 3 years.

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09 May 2018 22:25:39
Thoughts on Mertens to United this summer. Would you take him?

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1.) 10 May 2018 08:28:58
Not too sure how true it is, but I believe he has a relatively low release clause of around £20-25 million.

Without getting into release clauses etc. If he were available for a fee of this amount he may be worth a punt.


2.) 10 May 2018 15:23:49
Agree necks for that price why not. But he is 29 hitting 30 so wouldn’t be he cleverest move. Especially if we are moving for Willian. Would much prefer to try keep martial and play rashford centrally more by rotating him with Lukaku. Otherwise I would love to see us go for Justin kluivert looks very talented.


3.) 10 May 2018 15:57:41
Out of rashford and martial I'd rather martial play centrally.


4.) 10 May 2018 17:39:01
He is a good player but he is too old. We need to build like City and like Utd of old younger players please.


5.) 10 May 2018 23:41:10
Good shout Park, Kluivert does look a great talent.


6.) 10 May 2018 23:48:56
Kluivert off to roma reports in holland are saying.


7.) 11 May 2018 17:12:08
Players of youth under Mourinho. Isn't going to happen. Mourinho wants players ready to go or the finish article not the next big thing.


 

 

04 Dec 2017 12:13:59
Hi Eds. Just wondering do you expect Manchester United to attempt and get either or both Alexis Sanchez and Ozil in either the January transfer window or this summer?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer sensibly about when transfers will happen but MU have not shown any interest in Alexis Sanchez. Oezil might be a possibility at some point.}


1.) 04 Dec 2017 16:21:38
Wish we had purchased Sanchez in the summer
Yeah would had possibly been £50m as in last year of contract, however we’d be so much stronger this year going forward.
If had the choice this coming summer when both are free, I’d still only take Sanchez. Ozil half of the time you forget he’s on the pitch
Should Zlatan not extend another year, use some of his wages to lure Sanchez.


2.) 04 Dec 2017 18:35:39
Thank Ed002 as always.


 

 

 

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02 Apr 2020 14:47:39
Do we have any readers (including Eds) that can recommend any good football books to read. Recently read a really good book called "Soccernomics" which gives a really good insight to how football really works. Highly recommended.

shane88

{Ed002's Note - I almost never read football books but would recommend "The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw - The Robin Friday Story" (because it is a good story) and "Third Lanark - Life and Death of the Hi Hi" (because they are on the come back trail).


1.) 02 Apr 2020 17:23:08
I don't know much about soccer books but for the few autobiographies i have read. However, I did chance upon a series, 'Sunderland till I die' and in the absence of footy, it is a good watch, even more so for black cat fans.


2.) 02 Apr 2020 17:34:53
Soccernomics is brilliant as is 'Inverting the Pyramid'. Zlatan's biography is brilliant cause the bloke is nuts. Also The Mixer is great for Premier League nostalgia. And Ancelotti's biography is fantastic to read- bloke exudes knowledge and confidence.


3.) 02 Apr 2020 19:38:06
Keane’s second book is pretty good, heled me see a different side to him.


4.) 02 Apr 2020 20:54:33
Tottenham the PL glory days

Oh wait.


5.) 03 Apr 2020 04:13:03
Robin Friday the English George best, absolute legend.


6.) 03 Apr 2020 13:17:05
If you are pushed for time and just want a quick read I heartily recommend "Arsenal's Champion League Winners".

{Ed047's Note - or another good one is “How to get mugged off for almost £900 million in the transfer market” by the legend that is Ed Woodward. 😉


7.) 04 Apr 2020 21:34:26
Nice one Ed 47.

{Ed047's Note - I loved the Arsenal one too mate! 🤣


 

 

31 Mar 2020 13:13:20
Do people still want Jack Grealish now? It's a no for me.

shane88

1.) 31 Mar 2020 15:25:26
Never did, the guys has the wrong attitude and limited ability. Bug fish, small pond. Stay well. away from him.


2.) 31 Mar 2020 21:01:11
I've never had any idea how he'd fit into our system. We have Bruno at CAM, Martial and Rashford for LW. We don't have a floating left sided role.


3.) 01 Apr 2020 08:50:25
Yes I would.


4.) 01 Apr 2020 11:48:16
Where would you play him? How would the team look? We need a right sided Rashford. And it won’t be Sancho.


5.) 01 Apr 2020 11:49:45
I wouldn't go for him, I think he would be a expensive flop.


 

 

10 Mar 2020 18:41:14
Do any of the Eds know if we have any interest in Wolves Ruben Neves?

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Not since Mr Mourinho left.}


 

 

08 Jul 2019 15:53:16
Don't post on here as regularly but just wanted to take the time out to thanks the Eds (inparticular 001 and 002) and you guys on here for all their information, insight and knowledge. I don't generally post on here but I try my utmost to read every comment regardless if I agree or not

I don't know about you guys but my knowledge has improved ten-fold from the Eds on how the game actually works.

Wish more fans had their eyes opened to how it really works. I remember when I posted on here when I first joined, some of my posts were let's say how a "arm-chair" fan would judge and deal with the situation

Regardless on what our opinions are at the moment, we all know the issues and problems the club got. But we need to realise that all this should come second to supporting the club. Don't get me wrong the club isn't all innocent. But knee-jerk reactions, protests etc. isn't the answer. We are going to have to use a skill that United fans haven't had to use in a long time (patience) and it could be a long time before we "win" again.

Anyway keep up the good work on here everyone. Their a great core of a community here. Wishing everyone all the best the season ahead.

shane88

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Shane.}


 

 

10 Apr 2019 10:31:33
Question for the Eds and fellow fans

What are your thoughts on the current crop of youth players coming through?

I personally feel like this is the best group since the class of 92.

I feel like Gomes, Chong and Greenwood will be pushing for 1st team football next season

The likes of Garner, Laird, Levitt, Williams will be future players to keep a eye on.

Greenwood is personally the best prospect since Ravel Morrison. I expect him to play on the wings at first then gradually move to the centre forward position.

shane88

{Ed004's Note - I havent gotten to watch enough of them lately but Ive high hopes for Greenwood, Garner and the young rb for u18 I think his name is Laird. I fully expect Greenwood to play a part next season. I expect Sanchez and Mata to leave with Greenwood promoted and another attacker signed. Chong isnt quick enough to be an elite winger and Gomes is touch and go due to his physicality to}


1.) 10 Apr 2019 23:03:32
Good post, and hopefully Tuanzebe comes back as well. I think Chong could make it, such a nice touch and very silky. Hope Gomes gets some more opportunities next season. He does have the talent, just need a position that he can slot into.


2.) 11 Apr 2019 09:24:17
Honestly, I think they all have a good chance of making it professionally but Greenwood has the pace and finishing to make a go of it at United. You need a bit of luck, the opportunity and to take your chance. Chong would benefit from a loan spell in my mind. Gomes too. Not honestly sure on Gomes best position. Seen him okay AL, CDM and CAM at times. Technically gifted but he needs exposure to league matches now in Prem or elsewhere.


 

 

 

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18 Apr 2020 20:29:16
Pjanic would be my pick.

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18 Mar 2020 11:14:55
They will postpone the season. See the effect of the virus and realistically calculate if they can resume the season when the virus has been "controlled".

Until the country knows how long we have this virus for at a higher %. At the moment the % is getting higher and higher so first thing is we need to get the % controlled. (I personally think until late summer)

Then they won't be able to make a decision. Realistically I think you will have to void the season down the line as the season runs until 30 June. I don't think we be allowed to travel aboard until the end of the year.

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04 Feb 2020 21:00:31
Thanks for the information Ed002. Have a good week.

shane88

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

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31 Jan 2020 12:21:26
I going to throw it out. Greenwood goes to Bournemouth on loan in exchange for us signing King.

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30 Jan 2020 12:15:56
Don't forget Betty's Hotpot.

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28 May 2020 21:55:45
If we didn't sign Bruno then I would be up for him. But why would we take a player like him to sit on the bench and not get regular first team football.

He a number 10 and we also have Mata and Andreas aswell. Also I would consider to a lesser extent Angel Gomes even though I'm not sure where his best position is yet. I wouldn't sign him as winger as then you stopping the progression of Daniel James and Taith Chong.


Regarding transfers. I honestly think it going to be Jack Grealish and a permanent signing of Ighalo. Outgoing maybe Jesse Lingard will be the biggest player leaving. Can't see Pogba going as I can't see United settling on anything but a really good offer

Sancho would be ideal but again can't see United spending 100 million on him. Maybe if Pogba goes then the club might be willing to spend

Honest opinion though I hope we give the likes of Angel Gomes, James Garner, Taith Chong, Levitt and Laird a chance next season. I rather promote within generally. Biggest question mark to address is the LW and RW this summer. Rashford is ok on the LW and its Daniel James preferred position so its not as needy as the RW.

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03 Apr 2020 20:29:17
Worse Team

Mark Bosnich
Phil Jones
Eric Djemba Djemba
Kleberson
David Bellion.

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02 Apr 2020 20:26:05
Peter Schmeichel
Cristiano Ronaldo
Eric Cantona
Bobby Charlton
George Best

Ryan Giggs on bench.

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31 Mar 2020 13:06:29
Stay safe everyone and remember to regularly wash your hands.

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25 Feb 2020 09:39:45
Ruben Neves anyone? Think he be a great player for us to sign.

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