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08 Feb 2019 12:05:09
Jones signing a new contract. He is good defender but just isn't fit enough i hope qe have checked his knees before giving him a new contract.

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08 Feb 2019 12:56:22
I don't think its the end of the world, out of him, Smalling and Rojo he is the best defender. That might not be saying much, but if we are to keep one based on ability Jones is the obvious pick.

It's his fitness that is the problem. But if we promote Tuanzebe next season and sign one new CB, while selling Smalling and Rojo that would give us a choice of 5. Which should be fine even if Jones does get injured brushing his teeth.

He also helps with our "homegrown" quota.

08 Feb 2019 13:37:16
Personally would keep smalling over him. Smalling has scored some vital goes and for me is the best out the 3. Distribution can be poor but his strength and aerial ability is decent for a backup.

08 Feb 2019 13:46:48
I think its a emotional decision to give him a mew contract because he is home grown. He has all the talent but just isn't fit enough.

08 Feb 2019 14:49:32
I absolutely would not keep Smalling next season. With the EPL ready to introduce VAR Smalling would be giving away at least one penalty every week. He just can't defend without holding on to players.

Once VAR is introduced he will have nowhere to hide. Get rid before we see his value nose dive.

08 Feb 2019 15:21:24
I was about to say we should sell Smalling to Liverpool next season and see how many points he'd cost them with VAR.

Philippe Coutinho

08 Feb 2019 10:57:50
{Ed's Note - has posted a new player profile about, Philippe Coutinho

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08 Feb 2019 13:53:39
Ed do you think one of the problems at Barcelona is that he was very much seen to be a replacement for Iniesta? Looking at Coutinho's game he seems to be a very different player, and if Barcelona bought him as a like for like replacement it's obvious to most he was never going to work out like that - I think Iniesta has been incredible and often underappreciated and underrated outside of Barcelona.

{Ed001's Note - his problem is that he insists on shooting when space opens up for a pass. He just doesn't see it with his head down. No one could replace Iniesta. }

08 Feb 2019 14:12:08
I’d be delighted if we didn’t sign him, would be the biggest waste of money yet.

08 Feb 2019 15:26:27
He's infuriating to watch. But football manager is realistic because he does it constantly. Nearly smashed my laptop in after one game.

08 Feb 2019 18:07:10
Then you'll be delighted fresh.

08 Feb 2019 10:30:33
"31 May 2017
31 May 2017 08:23:13
Bond, I'll take that bet. Rash to score 20 goals in one season by 2020.

RWWD
{Ed007's Note - If Rashford scores 20 EPL goals a season before the 2019-20 season ends I'll buy you the new Utd top for the next season. As long as I don't get my pants pulled down with post and packing costs to send you it right enough. }"

Nervous yet Bond?

{Ed007's Note - There's no chance Welbeck Mk II will score 11 goals in the remaining 13 games - it's taken him 22 matches to get to 9!}

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08 Feb 2019 11:22:52
Still next season though as well.

{Ed007's Note - I can't the only one who read that in a Liverpudlian accent?}

08 Feb 2019 11:57:39
Yeah, I was more thinking of next season if he starts upfront for 38 games. I'm a size Medium by the way ;)

{Ed007's Note - Well that'll be Utd's league chances gubbed for next season as well then. Rashford as main striker 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

08 Feb 2019 12:58:46
To be fair Bond he has only played 8 of those games as a striker. His hit rate at the moment is 6 in 7. Which if he keeps that rate going will give him 10.5 goals between now and the end of the season. Could be a bit twitchy for you. lol.

08 Feb 2019 13:20:59
I think Ed007 and Shan are brothers :)

08 Feb 2019 15:33:34
Count me in too ed007.

08 Feb 2019 18:09:10
Ed007 is shan! I knew it.

Come on bond, you have to admit, he's been bloody good. Never did welbeck play so well :)

{Ed007's Note - Come on, how hard is it to score against pish like Burnley and Bournemouth and the rest of the dross that make up the Pub League? There's about 6 decent teams and the rest are awful.}

08 Feb 2019 18:47:24
Yeah that's right ed. Really easy. How did you get on? 😂.

{Ed007's Note - Probably as good as you do as a stand up comic.}

08 Feb 2019 20:07:31

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08 Feb 2019 09:45:14
Morning guys, I've read a lot about rotation recently and with the PSG game on the horizon many have speculated about what team Ole should play against Fulham.

I firmly believe that confidence and momentum are huge factors in football that shouldn't be underestimated.

When Ole took over finishing in the top 4 was a pipe dream and even the biggest optimists amongst us gave us little chance against PSG. Oh how times have changed.

I think it's important however that we keep our feet on the ground and however cliched this may sound take one game at a time.

Ole has introduced a bold new style. We play higher and press quicker. We are lethal on the counter and now kill teams in the transitions. The problem is we lack balance in the squad to play this type of football. Rest too many, tip the balance and we return to the slow, ponderous team we saw under Mourinho.

This could be a pivotal weekend. Chelsea have a tough away fixture at City and if we beat Fulham chances are we will be back in the top 4 come Sunday evening. I think we should play our strongest team tomorrow. Yes the PSG game is important, it's a glamour tie and we all crave to see Utd take on the best but we must return some stability to the Club. We must build on the good work Ole has undertaken. If we want to see this side progress and mature we must finish in the top 4. I really like the look of our front four. I believe the likes of Pogba, Martial, Rashford and Lingard can deliver great things in the years ahead and with some intelligent recruitment in the summer I think we have a lot to look forward to.

We have a relatively young team and a good victory tomorrow would have us full of confidence going into Tuesday. Playing at home makes things a little easier then we don't play again until the following Monday in the FA Cup. I think we should be able to handle that without making too many changes and risking a loss of momentum.

It's never seemed palatable to me that finishing in the top 4 is something to celebrate but I believe it's important for the development of this team. It needs to grow and be tested against the best and a year in the wilderness may result in stagnation. Play our best team they can handle it and whilst the FA Cup is important maybe that's the right time for rotation.

{Ed025's Note - good post that DLIB, and dont forget the new contract for phil jones will give the team a massive boost mate.. :)

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08 Feb 2019 10:11:23
Thanks Ed025 and of course it will give the team a massive boost that's the next Duncan Edwards your referring to 👀!

Have a great weekend pal!

{Ed025's Note - you too mate..

08 Feb 2019 10:25:49
Great post. Totally agree with all of that. Top 4 has always been the priority and I feel we should keep it that way. A year in the Europa League next year would be a big blow to the club and would be more of an obstacle than anything to the manager that comes in. Winning the CL is unrealistic and so for me anyway top 4 is the priority.

08 Feb 2019 11:34:50
No nuts to that, let's qualify for the UCL next season by winning it this season.

08 Feb 2019 12:01:00
Shappy I'm not saying we shouldn't try and win the Champions League of course we should I just think we should play our strongest team in the league as well. I think the players can handle it and the way the next few fixtures have fallen it shouldn't be a too punishing. Let's Maintain and keep building the momentum. Let's finish the season strongly and see what these players are capable of!

08 Feb 2019 12:20:34
It was supposed to be a little tongue in cheek.

I feel we will have to rotate, not to get results in the next couple of games but in order to get results over the next 20 or so. Matic and Herrera have tired around the 60 minute mark, while the team as a whole has looked pretty tired around 70 minutes.

A lot of that is to do with the new style of play and the need to improve overall fitness. While part of it will probably be due to longer being spent on the training ground to implement the new style of play.

Either way fitness is rarely a problem when your winning. Yet if we lose a game or two and the confidence drops the tiredness will really start to bite and that could lead to a downward trajectory in performances and results.

We need to protect our players for the game yet to come. Fulham might be on paper at least a good team to rest a couple of players. I think the trick to it is to follow what Sir Alex used to do. Rotate 1 or 2 players every game and only play your strongest possible 11 in the vital games.

However, that's easier said than done. For a man who was never going to be sacked he could afford to not play his strongest possible 11 90% of the time. He also managed to get the absolute maximum out of mediocre players so the team didn't suffer from not being the strongest possible 11.

That's harder to do when your long term job prospects are relient on results in every game.

08 Feb 2019 12:48:21
It comes back to that weak midfield and not having enough options to step in. Rotate too much and we risk dropping points. Don't rotate enough and we burn key players out and risk dropping points later.

08 Feb 2019 12:52:54
Yeah I assumed that pal I'm not sure why I felt the need to clarify my point to be honest. I agree 1-2 changes is fine it's when it's becomes 4 or 5 it may become a problem. Anyway an exciting few months ahead.

08 Feb 2019 13:44:00
I think some rotation is possible as long as it's the right combination of players. In Ole's reign the times we've not looked as good is where 2 or 3 players with lesser movement have been put in the team.

I feel Mata and or Lukaku can start but both of them slows down the play too much. Sanchez can adequately replace lingard without too big a loss of energy/ pressing. So for me I'd be happy for Mata to start ahead of Pogba or Lukaku ahead of Rashford but not both.

Review Of The Day 8th February 2019

08 Feb 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 8th February 2019

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08 Feb 2019 12:50:28
I personally think the Zaha ban extension is BS! Players are susceptible to emotions, they are human after all.

Marcelo Bielsa

07 Feb 2019 14:27:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new manager profile about, Marcelo Bielsa

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07 Feb 2019 23:33:24
Great stuff ed! Love it. want to see him in premier league. Fingers crossed leeds can get there.

If not, I'm sure he gets a job with someone.

{Ed001's Note - I really hope he gets them up, can't wait to see him and his blue bucket in the Prem.}

08 Feb 2019 07:59:12
Ergh Angel, even if he was the nicest man on the planet if he was managing that lot I wouldn’t want them anywhere near the prem. Suppose it’s one more big game.

08 Feb 2019 08:46:41
I'm with GDS, I hope they get relegated. I was at the rugby league last weekend and it was great to hear the Warrington fans singing we all hate Leeds scum.

{Ed025's Note - thats not very nice at all AJH, im surprised to be honest i thought you were bigger than that mate..

08 Feb 2019 09:12:35
I can't wait for leeds to come back to the prem, I'm already pumped for the leeds game! It's been to long 😜.

08 Feb 2019 13:02:16
There’s someth Great about Leeds Ed, I just find the whole club deeply unpleasant. It’s not about rivalry, I don’t have the same animosity for City or Arsenal, just Leeds. Irrational really.

{Ed025's Note - it really is AJH, they are a big club with good support who i personally would like to see back in the big time mate..

08 Feb 2019 13:02:38
I'm torn, I love seeing Leeds struggle. They are a harder bunch to love than that rag tag Scouse group of reprobates.

That said, there's nothing more enjoyable than handing them their backside. Which doesn't happen enough while they are in the lower leagues.

{Ed025's Note - they sold you cantona for £1m shappy...whats not to like?..

08 Feb 2019 13:48:23
I'm not overly bothered about Leeds. Much of the 'Leeds Scum' mentality in my eyes was the Don Revie era and when hooliganism was a bigger issue.

Now I think if they are promoted it gives a chance for another match that means a bit more. I know I'd certainly look more forward to 2 matches with Leeds given the history/ rivalry, than say Huddersfield (no disrespect to Huddersfield - more another Yorkshire team in the Prem)

I can't love Liverpool Shappy no matter what. Respect them, as we should most teams, and can admit when they're good, but can never really like/ love them at all.

08 Feb 2019 13:53:04
I can't stand Leeds a perfect end to the season would be the dippers bottling the league and Leeds losing the play off final.

{Ed025's Note - your a harsh man deano..

08 Feb 2019 19:03:47
Thanks ed 😘.

{Ed025's Note - your welcome mate.. :)

07 Feb 2019 13:24:42
Read a article this morning about our young goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Just a quick question for discussion.

Despite Romero being a very good goalkeeper he isn't going to challenge De Gea for first team. For me Dean Henderson is capable of taking the number two spot and in few years time maybe be our number one ( I expect Real Madrid coming in again as they have failed miserably in succession of goalkeeper) . Would you like to sell Romero ( make few funds available that way) and give Drano a chance?

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07 Feb 2019 13:56:34
I thought Drano would be a certainty for the clean out 😂.

07 Feb 2019 14:11:28
At his age does he want to sit on the bench?
Another year on loan for me is the best solution if ddg signs up.
He is one of the best young keepers around. He will only develop by playing weekly.
I doubt romero would raise significant funds to be honest. Best back up in any club imo.

07 Feb 2019 14:14:14
Romero is the best "second" keeper in the league. He is better than many keepers we have had as first choice down the years. Howard, Carroll, Bosnich etc.

While there is speculation and concern over DDG's long term future I would not sell Romero.

There are only a handful of goalkeepers world wide who would be a substantial improvement on Romero (Oblak, Donnarumma, Lloris and Handanovic) all of which would cost in excess of 60m in the wake of a sale of DDG (bar Handanovic due to his age) .

So selling Romero while DDG only has a year left on his contract would be very silly.

Dean Henderson has huge potential, I would tie him down to a long term contract then loan him out to further his development.

I would keep Romero for another couple of years at least if possible, or at least until it is clear that DDG will be our number one for the next 3-4 years.

07 Feb 2019 16:12:40
Keep him for two season whilst someone, maybe Henderson develops. I assume de Gea will stay.

07 Feb 2019 20:01:02
This is the first time someone is posting about Dean. I always thought that Joel is talented one with the potential to be world class.
Who amongst Joel and Dean is better in your opinion guys.

07 Feb 2019 20:40:31
Both are hugely talented, Joel Pereira was considered the more talented in his early years. But then he had a growth spurt at a younger age so he had size on his side. Yet over the last season or two I think Dean Henderson has surpassed him. Who will be the better keeper will entirely depend on who adapts best to top level football. My money at this moment in time would be on Dean Henderson.

07 Feb 2019 13:03:57
Got to hand it to Ole, magnificent turn in fortunes for Manchester United. he's assembled a very experienced backroom team to help him through the job which shows ultimate humility and respect towards the position. He and his team have to be front runners for the full time job. Would like to congratulate you guys on a successful period of late however i do hope it doesn't go on too long!

So if you haven't gathered i'm a Liverpool supporter even a fanatic, but more so i'm a football fanatic so my opinions remain totally un-bias and respectful.

My major point i'd like to make is the players. I've heard a lot of people say its a disgrace that they haven't turned up, didn't try and lacked effort in training. I disagree if i'm being honest. The only disgrace coudl be what Pogba made of himself on social media and putting his personal fued with Mourinho on the front pages of the papers, which may i add Mourinho should take a share of the blame for.

For me its all about getting the best out of your players, something Mourinho failed to do. That might be putting an arm round their should, keeping them happy, making training more enjoyable which OGS and his team seem to have done. Its about putting smiles on their faces, we all know the modern day player loves a cuddle and assurance. The main thing is having balls with it and playing players in their best positions. i don't think OGS is a tactical genius per se but he's got the formula right. Pogba has been pushed further up, Rashford is the main man up top so you have to credit him for seeing that and having the balls to drop a £75m striker like Lukaku.

Anyway thought i'd have my say. Also just on another note RIP to the Busby Babes for yesterday. Rivalries always aside when tragedy strikes.

Sam.

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07 Feb 2019 13:16:25
Fair play sam nice to see a well thought out and mature post from a rival fan!

I agree with you about the point that the players are not a disgrace. I think jose had the morale so low for a number of reasons. The first being the god awful outdated tactics. We have some brilliant attacking players and they were never given the licence to play with the freedom to express themselves. The second was his consistent negativity and throwing players under the bus. When a manager is consistently saying you as a group of players are not good enough then it’s no surprise that the confidence and morale is at an all time low.

In any other job you would feel demotivated if your manager did not utlise your strengths or criticised you in public. You would not ‘down tools’ but there is no way you would perform to the best of your abilities. Ole has come in and out an arm round the players and told them how good they are. It really is not rocket science. He’s told the players to focus on their strengths and play their game. Tbh Jose should be ashamed at himself at how poor this squad looked.

We don’t have the defensive strength to win the league. But we have enough quality to at least be in the running. See you in a few weeks sam at old Trafford. I’m sure it will be an absolute cracker of a game!

07 Feb 2019 10:01:09
Ed, is it possible to have a player profile on Hirving Lozano?

{Ed001's Note - I have added him to the list for you mate.}

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07 Feb 2019 10:12:57
So the clear and obvious issue with our side is our defence, everyone knows it, its no secret or surprise when we let in a silly goal.

Yet there is potentially an even bigger issue within our squad, one that is never talked about or even appears on most peoples radar by the looks of it. I am talking about midfield. Why is no one seemingly concerned about our midfield?

Let me break it down. We currently have 6 first team midfielders on our books, with only James Garner in the youth system who has a genuine chance of breaking through to the first team, and he is only 17 so is unlikely to do so any time soon.

So who are the 6 first team midfielders? Pogba, Matic, Herrera, Fred, McTominay and Andreas Pereira. On the face of it not a bad selection.

However, Pogba his agent and our club have been looking to move him on for nearly a year now. So there is a serious question of whether he has a long term future in our side. Matic on form is immense, yet he doesn't have the fitness to stay on form all season, often fading when the games start coming thick and fast and in that vital "squeaky bum" time of the season. Herrera has been probably our most important player under Ole's revival, yet come July he is out of contract. Fred has struggled to adapt to the pace of the league, he may well yet adapt like Vidic or Lindelof, or he might never adapt like Veron or Kleberson. That leaves McTominay who works hard but probably lacks the talent to make it at the highest level, and Andreas Pereira who bar the odd 10 minutes has yet to convince in a Untied shirt.

So if Pogba moves on in the summer and Herrera isn't tied down to a new contract we could be looking at starting next season with 4 midfielders, an unfit and declining Matic being the best of them, a yet to adapt Fred and two youngsters who probably don't have the ability to compete at the highest level.

Compare that to a defence of Dalot, Lindelof, Tuanzebe and Shaw then suddenly our midfield looks more of an issue than our talented albeit inexperienced defence.

This is why I feel we need to sign two midfielders in the summer, someone to rotate with Matic in the holding role and someone to compete and add quality in depth in the box to box role.

One of Declan Rice, Reben Neves or Julian Weigl for the holding role might be good, with one of Tanguy NDombele, Lorenzo Pellegrini or Houssem Aouar.

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07 Feb 2019 10:55:09
I personally do not think Pogba would seek a move if Ole is appointed as the permanent manager. Ole is playing to Pogba's strength and the whole team is benefitting from it.

Herrrea will hopefully renew his contract this summer. However, it is the backup options which is a concern. There is literally no quality competition for Pogba as well as Matic.

Ideally we need 6 good midfielders. Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Fred, Garner and a new signing (Ruben Neves would be my choice) .
Fred will probably settle after a good pre-season.
Good competition is needed to bring the best out of everybody.

07 Feb 2019 11:14:02
I don't think neves has the neccesary defensive ability to play the holding role, at wolves he plays with the security of a back three. I certainly do think he can play in herreras role with matic in behind him as would excel there next to pogba.

On our midfield issues, its pretty clear that herrera will sign a new deal, him and young are rumoured to be close to extending.

Also with mourinho gone, coupled with madrid and Barcelona having interests or having signed other targets, that leaves pogba with little wiggle room to get a transfer which would be a step up from united.

So matic, herrera, new cm (lets say neves) and pogba seems a pretty good first choice midfield. Also i am sure fred will get a second season to prove himself so that leaves 5 midfielders. Not much to worry about in my opinion.

07 Feb 2019 11:35:12
Shappy I've been posting about the lack of quality in midfield for 18 months mate.
People will have you try to believe we have a strong squad. We currently and for some time have had an awful midfield selection behind our 3 starters.

07 Feb 2019 12:02:40
Shaps. You must have missed all those posts 😂

We have a serious issue in midfield.

I'd like to see rice in there. Huge potential, could be a great player.

07 Feb 2019 12:35:06
Angel, There is a lot of love for Declan Rice at the moment. Not sure why so many United fans would want to see a hard tackling Irishman in the heart of our midfield.

07 Feb 2019 13:01:28
I think its a lot to do in one window or even in one season. A world class centre back, a right back, one or two midfielders and a wide forward would cost a fair bit. I wouldn't expect too much in. the summer. We need to trim the wage bill yet we're extending the contracts of players like Smalling, Jones and Young. Is it for the nationality quota or is it because we can wring another season for them and delay things a bit longer.

07 Feb 2019 13:10:00
Shappy, I mentioned the Pogba enigma yesterday in a post. I really think its a flip of a coin moment as to wether he stays or goes in the summer. Matic hasn't too many more transfer windows to go and herrera is not signed and sealed yet either. The one problem I have noticed is that there are not a lot of young, affordable dm/ cm in european football right now. the top ones are mostly hitting 30 and would command huge fees and wages for probably cameo roles . Rice is a favourite of mine as is Neves and they could be the solution or part but I reckon the prices would be astronomical. Couple of others that are EPL proven Ndidi and Doucoure- workers on the pitch very Herrerra like.

07 Feb 2019 14:12:12
I think it depends on what formation/ tactics we use under the new manager whoever that is. But if they stick to a 433 type formation that Ole has used then we will need 6 midfielders for rotation.

TrueRedDevil, I don't think Garner is ready to be relied on, he is only just turned 17. He is a season or two away at least from getting regular game time in the first team. The only reason he has had a few appearances on the bench is because of the lack of coverage.

DSG, Neves might not be the most defensive midfielder, jet he is far more creative with the ball than Matic. A United side should be expected to have more of the ball and defend less so I wouldn't see it as a problem. For me Neves is very similar to Carrick. We didn't really ever have a problem with Carrick in midfield.

Ken, I think we have a very good first 11 maybe even 14 or 15. The rest of the squad is sub-standard. At least to challenge on multiple fronts throughout a season.

We need better players to rotate and challenge our first team to keep their performance up and to avoid a drop off in quality when rotating.

07 Feb 2019 13:58:24
We will sign herrera up, and add 1 more cm in the summer imo . Fred will of had a year under his belt, then you have a new signing pogba matic as well as a younger player .
No big issues in cm for me.

07 Feb 2019 15:01:16
There have been quite a few posts about our mf. I always commented about J. Weigl, if we are to look outside England, he is worth detailed scouting.

07 Feb 2019 15:08:58
Shappy - I think Ole will try to promote atleast 2 players to first team if he gets the permanent job.
Garner, Greenwood, Chong and Gomez are the stand out players in our academy.
I feel Garner can be eased into as a squad player as a 5th or 6th choice.

07 Feb 2019 15:43:25
Jred, if Herrera signs a new deal. If Pogba doesn't quit? If Fred kicks on. If we sign another midfielder.

Your scenario requires us to sign a player and for two more to commit to the club while a third kicks on.

That's a lot of ifs buts and maybes.

I've said the club needs to sign at least one more midfielder, likely two. The difference between my scenario and yours is you need three things to happen for your to play out fine, my scenario only needs one of those three things to happen and suddenly we are light.

Your also assuming that Matic will not decline next season, which is a gamble in itself given his age and his history of struggling with stamina over a 50 game season.

07 Feb 2019 16:17:57
I think we missed a trick with Ramsey.

07 Feb 2019 17:39:54
I'd go all out for Declan a Rice although I can see City beating us to him as a future replacement for Fernandinho.

07 Feb 2019 20:26:52
Only 1 person just can't bring himself to say that we have a poor selection of midfielders as a squad.
We play a system that requires us to play 3 in midfield
Fred is adjusting and needs time some said all season they see nothing in him but now suddenly he is a great hope for next season.
We have no natural successor or like for like rotation option for matic
Herrera is a good player but can't play 50 games a season he struggles when played 5 in a row due to his style.
So apart from our 3 starters matic herrera and pogba backed up by fred we have no proper midfield options for a club like united that's a glaring deficiency in the squad and its ok to say that. i'm sure it will be addressed.
Periera not up to the job
Mctom looks a bit short to me needs a season on loan
Fellaini we are better off without
Fred i think has potential
We need 2 ideally imo a matic replacement/ cover and a another box to box type to cover / replace herrera.

07 Feb 2019 20:42:28
Totally agree ken, I might write a large post expanding on what you just said. oh wait a minute.

{Ed025's Note - love it shappy..

07 Feb 2019 21:07:11
Shappy
If pogba leaves and if herrera doesn't sign a new contract and if fred doesn't kick on.
Lot of ifs and buts in there.

07 Feb 2019 21:09:51
I would be surprised if either herrera or pogba leave.
Infact looks like herrera and youngs deals could be confirmed shortly.

07 Feb 2019 21:43:57
Jred, all I'm saying is if one of those things happen then we will be short.

If one of Pogba of Herrera leave we will be short. If both stay and Fred doesn't kick on we will be short.

Your scenario of everything being okay requires;

Pogba to stay,
Herrera to extend his contract,
Fred to kick on,
And for the club to sign a player.

Whereas, what I'm saying is if just ONE of those things doesn't happen we will be short next season. It's like me betting on a single result and your betting on an accumulator. My odds of winning are much higher.

08 Feb 2019 08:13:13
I know ed has said TFM will not make it, but to be fair to the lad he has not really been given a chance. Now with our shortages in midfield I reckon he could be an ideal rotation option with Matic with the view of taking over as number 2 choice in a few years if he is successful, and to be honest Matic isn't a bad player to learn the trade from. If it doesn't work our then we can look for a replacement but for now I would give him a chance which allows us to prioritise other positions.

 


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