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03 Aug 2020 10:11:27
Any truth in a Juve swap deal - Smalling and Bernardeschi? It would suit us, Bernardeschi is a quality left-footed player. Plus we'll offload a defender.


{Ed002's Note - Federico Bernardeschi (RW/AM) A Barcelona move was rejected in January but he will be available in the summer. Bernardeschi's opportunities have been in decline on the RW and he has had to play out of position which has not worked out. Milan have dropped prior interest whilst both Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are not interested in any exchange deals involving him. Player wants to stay in Turin or would be open to a move to London - which will see him offered to Chelsea as part of a trade for Jorginho and/or Emerson or to Manchester United for Pogba. Chelsea's interest will take in to account Willian signing a new contract but a move to Chelsea is very unlikely. As for an exchange for Smalling, I know nothing of it. If it were to happen then it removes the need for Sancho, who without doubt is the preferred choice.}

1.) 03 Aug 2020 11:20:48
I agree that there is sense in Jorginho/ Bernardeschi swap. But let me disagree that if we sign Sancho, there is still a need of another RW. If we want to compete we have to have at least 2 players in a position. Rash/ James, Martial/ Mason/ Ighalo, Sancho/?, Bruno/ Lingard. I know some players can play at Rw, but it's not the same when their natural position isn't there.

2.) 03 Aug 2020 12:13:19
Ziko87 you sneaked Lingard in there HaHa . if we sign Sancho and Fernandes needs a rest or can’t play than Sancho can play in the hole and Greenwood on the right. Lingard can fetch their water for them if he likes.

3.) 03 Aug 2020 13:54:17
Yes, I said somewhere that Sancho can play CAM too. But I sneaked Lingard there, because of the feeling I have for about 2-3 days, that he'll stay another year. Even if it's to carry the balls.

4.) 03 Aug 2020 15:52:18
Lingard should stay, it will be his finally year at Old Trafford and he will get a nice big contract from his next team.

5.) 03 Aug 2020 17:53:16
Bernardeschi is a good player, but the one I'd want I'd Merih Demiral. He looks like he will be a top CB.



31 Jul 2020 11:07:58
Ed002, anything changed in "United no interest is Alaba"? I would choose him over Koulibaly. Plus he is natural left back.


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 31 Jul 2020 11:26:38
Subject closed then. Too bad. Thanks!



29 Jul 2020 09:28:28
Hello! With Coutinho and James Rodriguez looking for escape and United (maybe) looking for another creative midfielder, have we shown any interest in them, even if it's a loan?


{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}

1.) 29 Jul 2020 11:54:18
I hope not, neither of the them are what we need.

2.) 29 Jul 2020 12:43:04
Actually I think either would be a decent alternative to Grealish if indeed Utd are looking for a creative AM/ LW (as they seem to be) . But recent history with these types of players isn't great. At least with a loan there is no obligation.

3.) 29 Jul 2020 14:03:58
We need a player like them but I'd be sceltical about signing either, particularly Coutinho.

4.) 29 Jul 2020 14:27:16
I will take Eje of QPR for creative side squad depth, Looks promising and will be good in rotation without demanding much bigger role.

5.) 29 Jul 2020 14:35:36
That's why I asked the eds for information, I didn't find any in the "search engine", Especially if Barcelona and Real want to loan them. Exactly, if United don't sign Grealish, James and Coutinho are alternatives, if available on loan, because in today's market + "United's tax", I really don't know what Barcelona and Real would want for them. Even though, I think they will be useful if we get one of them.

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to go into the finances but you should be able to easily find a response about JR.}

6.) 29 Jul 2020 15:00:59
The rumoured deal for James is €25m and ed has said on other threads about Coutinho a loan fee of €30m with a €50m buy option however he also said teams would look to a reduction in this.

Personally if the fee I saw for James is accurate and his wages aren't extortionate I would look to him I don't rate grealish especially for the fee and it looks like we are committing our major spend to Sancho. Hopefully with a few sales we can commit to signing another midfielder someone with an eye for a pass.

7.) 29 Jul 2020 16:37:48
Thanks, ed002 and Dbrooks90. Absolutely no way 80m for Grealish. 50m at max. If Villa stick with the insane price, why not James or Coutinho. After all, they are better players than Lingard and Pereira :)

8.) 29 Jul 2020 17:37:22
agree with remanutd none are what we need.

9.) 30 Jul 2020 08:50:06
James is not what we need. We already have one.

10.) 30 Jul 2020 04:48:51
James Rodriguez certainly wouldn't be my first choice. But at that reported fee if he is sensible with wages demands they he would be a better option than Grealish for 80m.

11.) 30 Jul 2020 13:28:12
Both can be very good on their day and under the right circumstances could excel in the premier league. If it were a case of signing one of them or signing nobody, I think they could do a job for us, but there are plenty of players I’d hope that the club will be looking at ahead of them.



18 Jul 2020 10:51:34
Hi there! First I would like to ask the Eds if United have some interest in Declan Rice? Or is there strong interest from elsewhere? I think he is the sort of player we need, similar to Matic, but much more energetic. So, my choices for 3 transfers are Rice, Sancho and a left-footed CB, (I doubt it will be Koulibaly), need Maguire to be on the right side. Of course we have to offload Rojo, Lingard (maybe), Pereira, Smalling, Jones and Sanchez.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester United have not made any approach for Declan Rice.}

1.) 18 Jul 2020 11:31:56
Too bad, thanks Ed.

2.) 19 Jul 2020 11:19:15
Someone scored a goal on the tv.

{Ed047's Note - sarcasm? 🤷‍♂️

3.) 19 Jul 2020 12:01:17
GDS2, yeah, because I rate him and expect 30 goals from a DM. Why always the hate? If you don't like Rice or any other player someone brings up, just say it. Stop attacking or start arguing with everyone. I'm working in a football analysis company, which btw United use. So stop clowning around.

4.) 19 Jul 2020 13:31:05
Some people just can't let it go😂😂😂😂😂.

5.) 19 Jul 2020 13:31:52
Ziko, so you're the guys who ran over the stats of over 800 right backs before coming to the conclusion that AWB was the best RB available 🤣.

6.) 19 Jul 2020 13:47:02
Shappy, make difference between analysis and statistics ;) I just said I rate Rice, not for the sarcastically mentioned goal, but for the other things he does.

My opinion is based on last couple of seasons, not on other night match (which I didn't watch TBH) . Why do you want to be always against each other here? We are supporting the same club, so stop with the BS.

7.) 19 Jul 2020 22:10:24


8.) 21 Jul 2020 08:19:58
Shappy you’ve commented above that you think Wan Bissaka is the best defensive right back in the league by a distance, why the contradiction?

9.) 21 Jul 2020 10:30:25
Gilly, what contradiction?

10.) 22 Jul 2020 08:16:55
Shappy, Your comment in this thread suggests you don’t think Wan-Bissaka is very good, which is immediately questionable, yet your comment in another thread states you think Wan-Bissaka is the best defensive right back in the league, and only behind Trent overall. Have you inadvertently contradicted yourself or were you being facetious in the above comment?

11.) 22 Jul 2020 10:38:22
Gilly I think you misunderstood. AWB is an amazing RB, especially defensively. I'm pretty sure a blind man would have been able to pick AWB out as one of the best RB's in England last season.

Yet Ed Woodward proclaimed that United scouted over 800 RB's before signing AWB. Which was derided at the time as it was so obvious that AWB was the best option available.

I was alluding to that, rather that suggesting that AWB wasn't a good RB.



30 Jan 2020 07:32:44
Eds, apart from Muriqi, Dembele and Slimani, can you drop other strikers name we are looking at?


{Ed002's Note - They will look at the players being offered to them - but there is no point in brining in a player who will add nothing.}

1.) 30 Jan 2020 09:58:17




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28 Jul 2020 11:35:00
Hi there! .............


{Ed002's Note - Try the European page.}



28 Jan 2020 22:22:31
So, finally we will get our man. With little time left for other deals and last couple of years Woodward showed us that he can't close deals fast, can any of the Eds tell me are loan deals more easily to be completed or they need equal time like buying deal? And do we have time to complete a deal or just enough for doing loans?


1.) 29 Jan 2020 07:10:11
Loan deals tend to be quicker to sort out as there is significantly less to negotiate. That said it doesn't mean we will bring anyone else in.

2.) 29 Jan 2020 09:19:57
they might have been negotiating other deals at the same time shappy? Doubt it will come to anything but heres hoping? DoF would be a major bonus if filled.

3.) 29 Jan 2020 10:02:48
Maybe Cookyman, yet sadly I doubt it. The club have said they only intended to look at deals for long term targets. Most of them won't be available in January. Bruno is the one who was available.

I could see maybe a loan deal for a forward player as a response to Rashfords injury. As a short term fix.

However, if you have a decent striker who's scoring goals for you why would you want to lose them mid season on loan. You might be able to justify selling them if your club needs the cash. But a loan makes no sense.

I think the best we could hope for would be to sign someone like Alcacer from Dortmund or Jovic from Real Madrid. Good players who for one reason or another aren't getting minutes.

4.) 29 Jan 2020 11:28:01
Agree Shappy but there's hope . Dof would be a positive move giving hope moving forward but regarding a loan deal would put the polish lad at ac milan in the ring. Loan with option to buy wouldn't be a bad move at the fees quoted; allegedly dortmund and spurs are circling atm though.



20 Jan 2020 19:17:50
I saw something about Lyon's Dembele, but what about Odsonne Edouard from Celtic. I've seen him a couple of times and I expect him soon in the Premier league. Which clubs have shown interest in him and are United one of them?


1.) 20 Jan 2020 20:44:18
Get real, shopping around in the minor leagues like spl are well below the level of us united supporters, we demand the best fanciest names from the likes of Pari and Madrid.

2.) 20 Jan 2020 22:18:09
Sooooo, you suggest we should go for Neymar, Cristiano and Messi




05 Jul 2019 11:30:21
Any interest in Hererra from Porto, as he will be a free agent and I think will be a good addition to our midfield?


{Ed001's Note - he signed for Atleti the other day.}

1.) 05 Jul 2019 13:25:36
Thanks, I have no idea how I missed that.

{Ed001's Note - obviously by not reading my 'review of the day' news round up!}

2.) 05 Jul 2019 15:51:42
Burn! 😁.

3.) 05 Jul 2019 16:51:30
Ouch Ed 😁😁😁.



20 Jun 2019 13:57:51
Is there any interest in Douglas Costa from United? I think he will be available this summer and I don't think Juventus will want that much for him. Could see him fit at the right wing. And one more name - Ziyech, any interest in him? Top quality player.


{Ed002's Note - Try searching.}

1.) 20 Jun 2019 14:19:56
I hope not.

2.) 20 Jun 2019 15:43:03
Do we really need another player with a huge ego who has failed to really make it at top club's in the past. He struggled to push an aging Robben and Ribery out of the Bayern line up, now he struggles to hold down a place at Juventus.

Do we really need a Di Maria 2.0?

3.) 20 Jun 2019 16:31:52
Ed002, I did and I didn't find anything for Ziyech. As for Costa, he is mentioned on one post, where the price was too high.
Shappy, how do you know that his ego is big? And he did very well for Bayern, especially the first season. And how do you think someone can push Robben or Ribery from the line up, when they were in top for then? Don't compare him to Di Maria, we all knew that ar Di Maria preferred.

{Ed002's Note - So that sneers the question about HZ. I have explained on multiple times about DC.}

4.) 20 Jun 2019 18:23:16
Ziko, ultimately I don't, but there are rumours saying he has an attitude. He went to Juventus when Robben and Ribery were 33 and 34 having not been able to push them out of the line up.

Think about this logically, Bayern Munich, a top club, were happy to sell him.

Now Juventus, also a top club, are also happy and even activity looking to sell him.

How many top club's need to move him on before people start to question why?

If our ambition is to be in the UCL and challenge for titles like Juventus and Bayern Munich then we shouldn't be signing the players these clubs don't see as being good enough for them. That's how you become a small club, by signing the top club's cast offs.

5.) 20 Jun 2019 18:31:28
Thanks! I feel sad about HZ though. I'm sure he will impress in the best leagues.

6.) 20 Jun 2019 19:00:09
Shappy, Costa went to Bayern when Rib and Rob were 32 and 31, and I repeat myself, they were at top forms. And you give as an example that Bayern moved him on and Juve want to do the same. So, Robben was at Chelsea, then Real, now Bayern. There can be a lot of reasons for a player to move or to be moved. And there are many, many players that proved themselves at their next clubs. I rate Costa, you don't :) Just can't see better wingers at United at this moment.

7.) 20 Jun 2019 19:40:03
Ziko, I said they were 33 and 34 when he LEFT Bayern and went to Juventus. At a time when both Robben and Ribery were struggling for form.

He might be better than what we have, but he brings issues with him and he isn't at the level we need if we want to get back to the very top.

8.) 20 Jun 2019 20:41:55
My bad for the ages. We can't sign the likes of Hazard this season, I think. We have to start from somewhere. Tell me if you have some wingers in your mind.

9.) 20 Jun 2019 23:08:48
Personally I would go with young up and coming wingers. Traditionally we have faired far better with developing talent than buying the top players.

Sancho would be my top pick. Although we could go for players such as Klivert, Lozano, Hudson-Odoi, Nicolas Pepe or Thuram.

10.) 21 Jun 2019 07:27:15
Sancho is my pick as well, but didn't mention him, because I think he'll stay with Dortmund. Pepe and Lozano are options, I agree.




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04 Aug 2020 10:35:19
The back four isn't the issue, the issue is the way we play when we are pressed high. We didn't have much problems with teams sitting deel (after Bruno's arrival), but when we were pressed high, the midfielders and the wide players didn't do enough to help with the ball been moved forward. The way we escape from pressing is the main issue for me. Plus we don't have tall striker up front who could keep the ball or head it when our defenders play high ball when been pressed.




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03 Aug 2020 13:54:17
Yes, I said somewhere that Sancho can play CAM too. But I sneaked Lingard there, because of the feeling I have for about 2-3 days, that he'll stay another year. Even if it's to carry the balls.




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03 Aug 2020 11:20:48
I agree that there is sense in Jorginho/ Bernardeschi swap. But let me disagree that if we sign Sancho, there is still a need of another RW. If we want to compete we have to have at least 2 players in a position. Rash/ James, Martial/ Mason/ Ighalo, Sancho/?, Bruno/ Lingard. I know some players can play at Rw, but it's not the same when their natural position isn't there.




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02 Aug 2020 10:14:20
I have a feeling Jesse will stay another year.




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31 Jul 2020 11:26:38
Subject closed then. Too bad. Thanks!





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30 Jan 2020 07:35:51
I really think we should play Bruno in a midfield of 3. Of course in some games he can be used in the 10,but we have Pogba (chokes*), Fred and McT plus Matic. Pogba, Fred, Bruno for me is good thing.




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20 Jan 2020 22:18:09
Sooooo, you suggest we should go for Neymar, Cristiano and Messi





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05 Aug 2019 11:19:23
I'm sure if Ed calls Levy, the first thing Levy will say is "£300m, please"




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05 Aug 2019 08:14:54
For this price, I would take the risk.




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04 Aug 2019 18:21:55
Agree on Tierney, with the price Arsenal are quoted, we should be all over him. It would have been a good competition between Shaw and him.


{Ed0333's Note - very injury prone not sure he’s worth the risk