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16 May 2015 22:41:21
Hi Eds,
It was mentioned a few months back that LVG had upset a few people within the club and that it was possible that he would be moved on at the end of the season. i was wondering if this was still the case, and if so, what other managers the club are considering.


{Ed004's Note - He will be staying. The signing of Depay all but confirms it}



14 Jan 2015 01:05:05

I saw you mention on another page that AM are wary of losing Koke this summer. If you don't mind, could you share who has interest/where he is most likely to move to?



{Ed002's Note - There is interest from Chelsea and I am really not keen on answering "most likely" questions.



07 Jul 2014 17:16:57
Hi Eds just have a quick question. I read on the Arsenal page that Arsenal have met Barca's valuation of Sanchez and can now speak with the player. Have Manchester United also matched the valuation for the player, or does our interest lie elsewhere? Thanks for your input!


{Ed002's Note - No, but Barcelona are soliciting bids and within the past hour has approached another side. Juve are interested but money is a problem.}

1.) 07 Jul 2014 19:26:27
Any idea who that club is Ed?


{Ed002's Note - Sure but it doesn't matter.}

2.) 07 Jul 2014 21:12:35
Ed002 does Juve need to sell before they can buy. i.e? Vidal?

{Ed002's Note - Done to death.}

3.) I'm guessing it's City ed? Hoping it may be us though, maybe just maybe

4.) 07 Jul 2014 21:51:38
Ed002 in your opinion would now be a good time for united to make there move for vidal with hope juve would be more willing to do a deal in order to be able to pursue sanchez?
Thanks as always :)

{Ed002's Note - Now would be a good time to pop along with an offer.}




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19 Jan 2019 04:48:08
Ed001, following up on yesterday’s post about the quality of poch’s signings, I was hoping to get your opinion on which managers you think would be good appointments by the club, and why.

Apologies if you have answered this one already.



{Ed001's Note - it is difficult to be sure, but the ones I would suggest looking to are people like Osorio, Setien, Marcelino, Favre or Nagelsmann. Maybe even Pablo Machin. Someone who plays good football, as the fans need to be excited by what they are seeing at United. There are very few in and around the top flight in England that are worth considering and I don't think the backing would be there to take a chance on someone like the Cowley brothers. It would be better to stick with Ole if you are going to just take a wild punt, imo.}

1.) 19 Jan 2019 07:45:23
I would have loved to see Nagelsmann as I myself enjoy whatever little I see of Hoffenheim. He plays "good" football but more importantly is side play as a cohesive unit but unfortunately that ship has sailed for now. Also I think it might have been a year or 2 too soon for him.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 12:01:08
Seeing as you have namedropped them Ed what's your opinion on the Cowley brothers i live local to Lincoln and there rise under the Cowleys is nothing short of impressive but they would never enter my mind when it comes to a premier league job never mind United.

{Ed001's Note - excellent mate but they need to step up now and prove themselves at the next level.}

3.) 19 Jan 2019 12:39:35
I think we need to take a punt. We've tried established names that turned out to be yesterdays men. Take a chance and find the next big thing. The structure of the club needs sorting out more importantly.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 22:02:12
Do you mean someone like OGS?



15 Feb 2016 01:22:07
The whole first half of the season was GDS2 v. Beast on here. It's starting to look like the second half will be jred v. Shappy lol.


{Ed007's Note - Oh God! It'll be like watching Chistopher Biggins against Dale Winton.}

1.) 15 Feb 2016 01:52:38
ouch, biggins and winton.

{Ed007's Note - I thought referencing Oliver Reed and Alan Bates from Women in Love would be a bit highbrow for on here.}

2.) 15 Feb 2016 01:53:13
Jred has always needed someone to bounce off of, and was at a loss after Sydney stopped posting on a regular basis. And as for me? I'm the middle son of 5 boys, I was weaned on teasing and arguements.

Batman needs the Joker. Lol.

Btw dibs on being Biggins. Lol.

{Ed007's Note - That choice explains a lot about you Shapps.....

3.) 15 Feb 2016 11:10:15
A noble spirit embiggins the smallest Shappy.

4.) 15 Feb 2016 12:29:57

We are going to need to have a huge argument mate, we have been usurped by Elton and David.

5.) 15 Feb 2016 14:01:43
I feel ashamed, what has happened to us GDS2?

Get back to championing the mad man and we can return to our former glory. I feel all my fury has dissipated recently as most of us can all see the fiasco for what it is and it's kind of preaching to the converted.

6.) 15 Feb 2016 14:47:25

I think that is the problem, we have come more into line, I think we have all decided this is the end for LVG, it is not going to get better and until he goes there is no point in even hoping it will.

I will support the team in every game and will never write them off in a match, but United under LVG is finished, and I am already looking forward to August.

7.) 16 Feb 2016 10:11:56
The fans have given up, and LVG showing signs of defeat now, I'm frustrated because this isn't the United we use to, however we have to stick by the club, we can't give up because we struggling, it's not the United way

However if we getting Mourinho now, I would just do it now then at least he has 3-4 months to evaluate the team and get a Champions League spot.



05 Jun 2015 17:38:27
I enjoy reading your views on players/managers/football in general and washoping, whne youhave the time, if you could provide your opinion on our season, tactics, the manager, and who you think we should be targeting in the market this summer.

Thanks mate - hope you're settling well after your move.


{Ed001's Note - I have done that, bit rushed as the sites are really hectic at this time of year, I will stick it on the others page as it is a bit lengthy!

Thanks, settling in ok, just trying to get used to living 23 stories up when I am terrified of heights! Vertigo and living right near the top of a tower are not a good mix. Though living next door to a bunch of cute, young, single women is a bonus, though not sure my missus agrees on that point.....}

1.) 05 Jun 2015 21:25:23
Vertigo is a terrible affliction, I think lfc suffer from it too. sorry ed couldn't resist😉 hope you settle in well.

2.) 05 Jun 2015 22:06:37
A good read that ed and a pretty fair assessment IMO . Do you think thar a cm now appears to be a priority for this window due to Carrick's age and injury worries? As you say he plays his role to a very high level.
Also it is looking increasingly likely that ddg will leave do you think we could or indeed would like to sign cech ?
Finally I would like your opinion on who you think would. Be good long term solution at cb?



06 Mar 2015 06:43:08
Just a comment on the Giggs/LVG celebration on camera. If anyone has it recorded, go back and watch our goal against Swansea about two weeks ago - similar disinterest/ignoring of LVG from Giggs right after the goal. I mentioned it to mmy mate after and we both thought it was odd




10 Apr 2014 17:22:20
Has anyone read the pre-match comments made by evra last night about the team being more motivated in Europe and about letting the storm pass?

What's your opinion on it?





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31 Dec 2019 07:22:56
Hi Ed - you mentioned that the agent fees for the Haaland transfer to MU would have been pretty extreme. Can you provide any insight as to why the agent fees for a MU move would be higher relative to the other interested parties?
Thanks and happy new year!


{Ed002's Note - It is really not something worth getting in to.}



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25 Oct 2019 20:33:01
Didn't think we would have to pay Roma so little to convince them to take him on permanently.




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21 Feb 2017 23:44:51
to be fair rooney hasn't made any significant movements for some time now.




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03 Aug 2015 14:25:05
Ed001,you mentioned about 2 or 3 weeks back that we had interest in lewandowski, but had probably put in on back burner while we explored a deal foe zlatan. Have we still got btw rest in RL or have we moved on completely from him? I think zlatan is a wonderful player but fear that between sweinsteigger Carrick and ageing Rooney we are just setting ourselves up for another major squad overhaul in two years time. Thanks for your time Ed!


{Ed001's Note - the interest is still there, but you have a lot to buy and even United have FFP constrictions that stop them just paying what is needed. Which is why a deal for Otamendi has been a problem, you simply can't meet the asking price and pay out for a forward too, just yet anyway.}



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08 Jun 2015 19:55:19
I hope this is not true, not good enough IMO. Higuain is very dependent on others creating chances for him and he squanders a lot of good chances that come his way.

Would rather give Wilson a real good shot than bring in Higuain - or should have just kept falcao.





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22 Jan 2020 15:19:11
so you’re more concerned about ddg’s play (one of our only top class players) and his merits for remaining at the club but our useless and clueless manager should maintain his position and continue to fail and make us into a laughing stock - have I got that right shaps? God help us.




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22 Jul 2019 17:46:25
Thanks Ed, that's consistent with your opinion and many of the posters (myself included) regarding OGS.

Just a couple of follow ups on this:

1) Is this the view of the club as well (or at least some influential people at the club)? Perhaps another sign of the disjointed approach at the club, with coaching hires being made on a whim without proper vetting and agreement.

2) Are the club aware of this and already planning for his departure?


{Ed002's Note - (1) Some are less than happy. (2) There are no preparations to replace him.}



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22 Jul 2019 17:10:13
Hi Ed,
Thanks as always for adding perspective and clarity to the drivel regarding transfers and the club put out by the papers.

Twice in the last day you have teased something about the coach ("sorted out by the next coach" and "I suspect much will happen with the coach going forward") . Could you please expand of this, if possible.



{Ed002's Note - OGS is not the solution for the long term.}



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10 Oct 2018 21:08:17
Hi Ed,
I recall about 2 weeks ago you posted along the line of Jose having suggested two people for the DoF role (one was the ex Athletico DoF if i recall) . was Patarici the other name Jose recommended?

I think you may have also mentioned that the DoF will have to assess whether to continue with Jose and identify targets that will work for him/ his system or identify a different direction for the club. Do you know Patarici's preference and do you think he would be a good appointment for the club?

Thanks in advance!


{Ed002's Note - The two folks that Mr Mourinho was cool with were Andrea Berta and Luis Campo.}



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25 Jul 2017 20:26:33
"on red alert"