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17 Jul 2017 11:03:42
So current rumour is that we will move for Kroos as part of the discussions withRM about DDG.
So, if available should we get him, does he offer the best style to complement Pogba/ harera or do we truly need a Matic HM.

Brad76

1.) 17 Jul 2017 12:11:09
Kroos better player but Matic will suit our system better, plus Moo Moo knows him and will do what he's told. Prem proven.


2.) 17 Jul 2017 12:53:25
Toni Kroos won't come mate. Best chance we had was a few years ago before he moved to Mardid.


3.) 17 Jul 2017 13:23:41
gmartin,

That isn't what we have heard previously from Ed002.


4.) 17 Jul 2017 13:56:56
GDS2 - Sorry, what have I missed and where is it?


5.) 17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.


6.) 17 Jul 2017 18:01:24
I'd take Kroos all day long and there's no reason at all a midfield 3 of Kroos, Herrera and Pogba wouldn't work. I get what people are saying about what Matic would bring but there's no need for that if the opposition can't get the ball off us.


7.) 17 Jul 2017 19:28:39
Kroos is one of the best centre mids in the world and played really well under Mourinho. If there is any chance of getting him in the DDG transfer we should go all out for him. Kroos, Herrera and Pogba as a 3 would be scary.


8.) 17 Jul 2017 19:29:38
I said this at the beginning of the summer and got bashed by a few saying he can't play in a 3 man midfield.
For me he's the best in the business, I've watched him pick teams apart for Madrid. If it meant getting Matic too I'd do it. If a truley world class player becomes available to us we should get him in.g


9.) 17 Jul 2017 22:07:26
Kroos was playing in a 3 man midfield all last season with Modric and Casemiro and was brilliant.


10.) 17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.


 

 

25 May 2017 19:09:59
Rumours that the three options for CB Lindelof, Keane or Van Djilk. Who do you guys feel would better suite.
For me it would be Van Djilk as I think he is a leader and would be great alongside Bailly. I Like Keane but worry it would be too soon, not seen any of Lindelof to judge.

Brad76

1.) 25 May 2017 19:50:32
haven't seen lidlof either except on youtube since we have been linked with him. Vdijk looks good, fast, big and strong and seems to get his head on everything both ends of the pitch -out of those 3 he would be first choice. silly money of course.


2.) 25 May 2017 19:53:17
VVD is not worth the price, keane is not good enough to start for us, lindelof isn't much better but he has a high ceiling, would love a double swoop for semedo and lindelof.


3.) 25 May 2017 20:51:52
VVD out of the 3. He's one of the top 3 centre backs in the PL.

{Ed004's Note - It would be between Lindelof and Van Dijk for me. I'm edging towards Van Dijk because of his power in the air, physical attributes and being premiership proven. I think he could form a perfect partnership with Bailly. It would be nice to be a threat from set pieces again}


4.) 25 May 2017 21:58:58
None of the above.


5.) 25 May 2017 22:09:05
I think comes down to value for money. Keane should stay at Burnley for at another 18 months. He certainly has potential. Perhaps cut a deal with Burnley to buy him and then loan him back.
Lindelof is an unknown, just Like Bailly. I've see Youtube clips etc.
VVD looks very good and would compliment Bailly. He is as ED004 says prem proven. Keane isn't quite there yet. However if he plays well in the next two England games then his price will rise.


6.) 25 May 2017 22:02:38
Couldnt agree more ED004, over recent years we seem to have lost the threat of our CBs coming forward for corners ala Vidic, pally, bruce, rio, stam etc etc, fair play to smalling last night for his assist but we used to be a real threat in days gone by with our cbs.

{Ed004's Note - Maybe that's why by reports we seem to be looking at Dier ahead of Fabinho and the links with Van Dijk and Keane. Two of them along with Pogba and Bailly would give us good height}


7.) 25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.


8.) 26 May 2017 03:08:12
i would like to bring in alderweireld from spurs.


9.) 26 May 2017 05:37:25
Leahy12,

When Spurs signed for £7million I thought why the hell didn't we try and buy him. He'd cost £50 million now. Bargain buy for Spurs. Top class CB.


10.) 26 May 2017 09:36:58
Thing is with Spurs, they brought in players like Alder, Alli, Wanyama for little money - but they play them every week. We sign players for 3X-5X that and keep them on the bench or play them sporadically.

We'd pay £25m for Keane and use him in rotation. We need nailed down 100% starters for the money we are going to undoubtedly spend, otherwise it's a Depay/ Martial/ Schneiderlin type waste.

Godin for me.


11.) 26 May 2017 09:44:27
If this is the CB's that we are looking to strengthen with then I am slightly disappointed. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a world class CB come in, someone like Bonucci. I know VVD is being touted as the next big thing, I don't know anything about the Swedish guy, Keane, I am not convinced is good enough either. I was hoping that if there is a deal for DDG to go to Madrid, that they would have had some clout to be able to try and sort out a deal for someone like Varane.


12.) 26 May 2017 09:46:03
Agree with Beast here, a consistent line up breeds success.


13.) 26 May 2017 11:17:23
If Jose is the master at one thing it's picking out defenders. Whoever we buy will fit in well. Perhaps Rojo has convinced him and Blind has looked very able there
too? We need one more to replace Smalling.

Keane or VVD for me please Jose. It's the full back positions where we need the serious investment and another midfielder to replace Carrick. I'll be well chuffed with Greizeman though!

If Keane re-joins, we just need to go back for Welbeck now to show just how clueless LVG was!


14.) 26 May 2017 12:40:49
I'll keep my answer simple enough.

Has to be Van Dijk, he's the best of the three.


15.) 26 May 2017 16:28:43
Agree Harry, before his injury he was the best CB in the prem. Would be a decent partner for Bailly for the next 7-8 years.


 

 

04 May 2017 13:32:01
Willian getting another link to us. It shows that we are likely to add an additional attacker as well as a striker. I for one would take him as he will fit straight into Jose system.

Brad76

1.) 04 May 2017 14:49:54
I think there is a chance of this being true.


2.) 04 May 2017 18:14:13
I would welcome him if it wasnt silly money. Like a lot of fast attacking players he is one of those who can get you off your seat but also frustrate you when he beats 2 players and over hits a cross time and again- but in the main he has improved a lot at Chelsea and on his day is class - then again so was Nani but I've seen us linked with lesser players recently.


3.) 04 May 2017 22:23:11
Always good for a goal, great on set pieces and a player trusts. He was phenomenal last season for Chelsea.

Far better than any right sided option we have. Willian right, Mkhitaryan in the middle and Martial left is very likely behind Rashford or a new striker.

I don't think we will see a Griezmann and Belotti double buy. That's fantasy. Rashford is hugely impressive though right now and is doing all of the right things. You could easily envisage Griezmann playing off of Rashford with Ibra to come back into the fold when fit.


4.) 05 May 2017 16:33:46
I agree fresh. Personally wouldn't touch belotti at the prices quoted.


 

 

10 Apr 2017 22:05:43
Looks like Pogba is good mates with Lukaku. could he be using that friendship to bring him in next year?

Brad76

1.) 11 Apr 2017 07:37:17
It might be the other way round ;)


 

 

01 Apr 2017 20:34:21
I am remaining positive for the season as a whole. We are making progress and whilst the past 3 years feels like a transition this season is also one.
That said i do want to ask those that get to watch more games than I do, what are we missing that will make us click.

Is it the clinical striker as we say that we are making lots of chances, is it the player that will pick the pass from deep in the Kroos mould. Is it our lack of high energy as some have intimated before when comparing our play to the scousers.
We can all talk about 5/ 6 players coming but are we really that far off.

Brad76

1.) 01 Apr 2017 21:07:49
Decent questions to consider. Carrick looked old today, barely escaping pressure, and not making any penetrative passes. But that may also been down to the attackers coming back for the ball too much.

We did win the ball back today throughout the match, but adding a few players to allow us to play more a high energy style can only be a good thing. I think another good box-to-box MF would help, as well as a dynamic left back if Mourinho does not want to use Shaw.

We do lack a clinical finisher. One observation about Rashford is that as a #9, he can stretch defenses with his pace, but against defenses that sit deep, he is not that effective as a center forward. He is not a physical presence, nor is he a goal poacher just yet. Once he gets away from the congested area, then he becomes more dangerous, with his pace and fine ability on the ball.


2.) 01 Apr 2017 22:56:28
Carrick looked the same last season against West Brom and the season before. Our squad players just aren't good enough much like our young pretenders. They have been vastly overrated, mainly due to having little else to feel good about. We're still a couple of windows off a good side yet. The only think to really take from the last fews years is how not to do it. Putting in two bizarre managerial choices instead of going for top managers as other top teams do put us back at least 3 years and around £400m. Hopefully we have now learned but the money needs to be spent again, hopefully with Mou in charge to reassert us. We've some promise no question but it ain't the youth players i'm afraid. We're shouldn't be looking to beat Pool and Arsenail to top four we should be looking to dominate like the other Euro giants. Not an easy task granted but possible, but for the implosion I reckon Chelsea would have won 3 on the bounce.


3.) 02 Apr 2017 09:03:58
I think it is our lack of width, both Rashford and Martial proved last year they could be clinical. Mata and Mkhitaryan are also pretty clinical when presented with a chance.

I think the issue we are having with scoring is that opposition full backs are able to play very narrow against us as the players who typically fill the wide positions for us all prefer to cut inside and are predictable. This is limiting the space and leading to us having to shoot in a crowded area limiting the target area we have to shoot at. This lack of space means many of our shots have to be rushed, or are blocked or simply can only be shot straight at the keeper.

When our wide options include Rashford and Martial who are both natural strikers. Or Mata, Mkhitaryan or Lingard who are No.10's by trade then obviously our forward options are going to be quite narrow.

What we need is overlapping full backs to drag opposition full backs wide to create space in and inside channels for our forward players to attack, this will either force the centre backs out wide to cover the space thus creating space behind them if they allow players like Mata, Mkhitaryan and Martial to waltz into the box unchallenged.

The lack of quality in these wide areas are imo a large part of why Valencia has had such an impact this season. As he is literally the only one doing that.

Thats why for me the four most important positions we need to fill are two new full backs, followed by a true holding midfield partner for Pogba, then an centre back of quality to be Bailly's long term partner. If we can get those four players then I'm sure you would see a far more productive United side next season.


 

 

 

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21 Jan 2018 11:17:15
Manager merry go round in full swing again. Silva sacked by Watford just a couple of months after being denied the chance to interview for Everton job.
Makes me happy that we appear to be in a steady state with Jose even if not everyones Cup of tea. Improving and set for next few years.
For what it's worth I now expect Southampton to sack there manager and appoint Silva to save there season.

Brad76

1.) 21 Jan 2018 11:55:36
I bet they wish they'd have let him speak to them now. Could've picked up compensation themselves instead of paying out redundancy package.


2.) 21 Jan 2018 12:21:19
He's my cup of tea.


3.) 21 Jan 2018 16:44:25
Awful decision to sack silva I think he is one of the top upcoming managers. Could be an option after Jose.


 

 

20 Dec 2017 11:17:51
Question for you all. If Ozil and Sanchez are truely available in January should we go for them. Which one fits our needs more and what would it take to get them.

Brad76

1.) 20 Dec 2017 13:07:26
Good question brad. I think it depends how we intend to set up. I think on paper you would have to say Sanchez is the player we should go for and he is the sort of player we are lacking. If we are looking to play 3 in midfield it would be logical to go for Sanchez to play on the left or right. My personal preference is Ozil who I think is a beautiful player to watch when he is on top of his game. I think we will get him as Sanchez wants city and in quite happy about that because sanchez’s Attitude stinks by the look of it.


2.) 20 Dec 2017 13:55:16
Good question brad and the answer is we need both. Both of them will improve our team beyond recognition. Matic pogba and ozil will be a very good midfield. Ozil is very good at passing and ball retention. Sanchez will add a much needed width and the X factor that our team is desperately lacking.


3.) 20 Dec 2017 15:34:55
My preference would be Ozil which I expect will go against what most people would want. I think Ozil gets bad press, he covers much more ground than many give him credit for. He does what very few people in our team do at the moment and that is always make himself an option, he doesn’t hide, he makes himself available for a simple pass at all times. Too many times our attacks break down because there is no easy pass on, so we either lose the ball trying something risky or we turn back and pass the ball backwards. Ozil through clever movement makes himself available and he keeps the attack moving at pace.

I really like Sanchez as a player, he works hard and has great talent. However, he has a bad attitude, he is petulant when he doesn’t get things his own way and he laughs when his team concedes. We don’t need a player like that, their bad attitude spreads through the club and affects the young players. I know some will defend him and say that I might be misunderstanding his reactions, and that is true I might be. But the very fact they could be misconstrued means others inside and outside the club can and probably will see them that way. We have two very talented you forwards in Rashford and Martial, we don’t need a big time charlie getting in their way and suffocating, we need someone who can help them progress and help bring the best out of them. I can see Sanchez berating them for not passing him the ball when they try something themselves. They need encouraging not beating down. Look at Iwobi at Arsenal, full of tricks and confidence when he started out, yet every time he tried something that didn’t work out Sanchez would have a go at him, slowly the lad has gone back into his shell and he doesn’t look half as good as he did last season.

{Ed004's Note - I would opt for Ozil over Sanchez as well and for the exact same reasons}


4.) 20 Dec 2017 16:34:46
Ozil. I wanted Ozil before he went to Madrid and when he left Madrid. I think he'd fit into the team well. We do need someone in the right who has pace and can cross. But I think Ozil on a free or a reduced fee is too good a deal.


 

 

14 Dec 2017 10:55:00
Whilst chatting with a friend who is a City fan (yes I know should not be allowed) it was pointed out that I should not feel so down about the current position of the club.
Yes the title looks like it is gone, but looking strong for top 2 finish. Good draw in CL. Strong cup team so could do well in FA Cup.
Also on the team, our best 2 CB's have been out so there return instantly improves us. Pogba will play a major part for rest of the year and we are so much better with him in.
Looking at player moves Mikki and Mata not playing or performing but could bring in enough for a decent replacement whether that's Ozil or partially towards a Bale/ Griezman. Pereira doing well in a Spain and could come back a first teamer. Full backs could both be upgraded to instantly give us an improvement even though I have loved both of there work rates.
I think we have the making of a top team over the coming years and will be one of the few to challenge Pep, and I want to be positive.
Jose's tactics are that they are, I just wish he trusted the way we played against arsenal a bit more. Be aggressive and put pressure on the opposition.
Let's be positive though.

Brad76

1.) 14 Dec 2017 18:43:55
Pereira has been playing well credit to him for going and playing well in a poor granada side last season and then leaving when mourinho wanted him to stay. he's forcing himself into a good valencia side. He should be a first team player next year no doubt. Maybe he is the player we need not a big name player.


2.) 15 Dec 2017 01:18:42
Bide our time we will be back fergie never panicked when Chelsea comes along stuck to his plan and built right then dominated, u can’t buy class.


 

 

06 Nov 2017 17:00:17
The last international break came at a bad time and we have not hit the ground since. This break has now come at the right time and hopefully José will take stock, maybe a few players return and we can get back to the team earlier in the season.
That said second place should not feel too bad. Even though it currently does.

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14 Aug 2017 10:27:27
Good start to the season. Lukaku looks clinical bearing down on goal. Matic looks like the general we needed to release the other players, Rashford looking good running a pace, Bailly and Jones looked good when called upon, Pogba looked a menace and a good finish for his goal. No more hitting the woodwork please. Jose had a bit of a smile on him. And cherry on the cake was 4 goals past Hart whilst we had DDG patrolling our goal.
Still things to work on but positive start.

Brad76

1.) 14 Aug 2017 10:49:00
So in summary 'we looked good'!


2.) 14 Aug 2017 11:17:38
I think so MBD. Efficient and performed as a unit. exactly as you would expect for the second season under Jose.
You can see what we are looking to achieve with his logical purchases.


 

 

 

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02 Jan 2018 16:01:31
Unfortunately regardless of the improvements I think Shaws career will be blighted by weight/ training attitude problems based on what informed people have said.
Would have loved him to come good but feel like it will rear up again with mourinho so replacing would be the best option.

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05 Nov 2017 15:29:06
Ed001, do you envisage Mourinho returning for Milinkovic-Savic either in January or the summer. Also if he did would harerra be the fall guy especially with the historical rumours of fall outs.

Brad76

{Ed001's Note - far too soon to say about next summer but it is highly unlikely Lazio will let him go in January.}


 

 

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12 Oct 2017 13:04:18
Yes. You can see the progression of the side and that we actually have a plan for now and the future.
We would all love Sir Alex back but what we now need is stability and so long as Mourinho does not have a 3rd season blow up we will be okay.

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21 Aug 2017 15:33:43
If he goes and gets game time in the CM role then we could really benefit next year bringing him back in as replacement for the then likely retiring Carrick. Valencia are a step up from last year for him too.
One concern is that I heard he is in last year of contract. Hope that information is incorrect.

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31 Jul 2017 18:05:28
Lukes love child. The second part of my question was sent immediately after the first. Was not meant as a follow-up to the Eds reply but as part of first question hence my 'sent too early comment' as was still typing.
Ed002's answer was more than enough.

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29 Jan 2018 10:25:21
For me we should try and get either Vidal to add some power and drive to play alongside Pogba with Matic behind (he us more cultured than people give him credit for) . Or we try to get Ozil who would be the attacking link with Pogba alongside Matic adding the drive.

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22 Jan 2018 19:42:34
I think Miki might thrive in the freedom that Wenger allows players. Hope he does well as think he is quality just Not a Mourinho type player.

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12 Jan 2018 10:20:35
I think he is City bound even to the point I think he will sit at Arsenal for the rest of season and go there in the summer if City don't want to get into a bidding war. I hope I am wrong but just feel his heart is on a Pep reunion.
That said if we were ever to get him a high offer on price and wages now would be the time.
I too would look to get Ozil in as with them 2 and Pogba we would have a team to build around for next season with us focusing on full backs and maybe another striker in the summer.

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21 Dec 2017 12:54:04
Giggs likes to say 'No' before any clubs can say 'No' to him. Great player but has yet to understand the real route he needs to take to get into management.
Step down into Championship and prove you have leadership skills, it won't be easy and you will have your ups and downs but it will at least give clubs a view on your management ability, style and culture you want to bring in.
Then either get them into the PL or a lower end club will take a punt on you. at the moment it is too risky.

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09 Dec 2017 07:16:12
Come on noucamp. Give Me the legend of John Jenson over some fancy Dan like Cesc.
Jenson for me falls into the same bracket of Park. A player that transcends ability for fans and regardless of how the game goes one that the fans love.
Legend
I got the idiot that is Lee Hughes!

Brad76