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01 Apr 2019 13:13:09
So duncan castles reporting that herrera is off to psg.

Does anyone agree to the clubs stance not to fold to his wage demands?

Who does that leave as our second best midfielder at the club? Michael carrick?

DSG

1.) 01 Apr 2019 13:37:08
I agree with this stance but the club also need to stop giving into demands of someone like Sanchez who's on double what Herrera wants.


2.) 01 Apr 2019 14:11:32
Is that his wages freed up to pay DDG what he wants?


3.) 01 Apr 2019 14:33:48
I agree. We need to commit 30m plus for a squad player approaching 30. Nah. Rock on free up the wages for a better player.


4.) 01 Apr 2019 15:03:43
Ken why let herrera go the likely scenario would be we would have to spend minimum of 50m to replace him with inflated fees. Plus wages on top there's plenty on more than him that should be shown the door before him. can't fathom how jones got a new deal and herrera didnt.


5.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:01
why are we giving the likes of Jones and young new contracts but herrera letting go.

ddg still has another season but still its a joke. you keep your best players.

other than arsenal who have also a reputation to losing players this doesn't happen anywhere else.


6.) 01 Apr 2019 15:32:14
We aren't 'letting him go', this great player who everyone loves and loves the club is holding us to ransom over his wages, he isn't half as good as he thinks he is and could easily be replaced. Thanks for the good times Ander, but you are never going to be in a premier league winning first team.


7.) 01 Apr 2019 16:07:54
so is DDG holding us to ransom?


8.) 01 Apr 2019 16:10:47
I'm in two minds. Its a lot of money for a 30 year old that could be better spent. But then its another signing we'll need to make to replace him which maybe lessons what we can commit on other signings.


9.) 01 Apr 2019 16:29:40
Reports saying Utd won't offer more than £170k pw. Probably £50k too much being offered already for me.


10.) 01 Apr 2019 16:51:19
I agree with the club on this one. 170k a week sounds more than reasonable. If ander wants more that's his perogative.


11.) 01 Apr 2019 17:56:24
Bolger,

Yes, but he’s our best player and we would struggle to replace him with someone of the same quality so he will probably get what he wants, I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that De Gea hasn’t already tried to leave once, he’s just bloody good so we let him off.


12.) 01 Apr 2019 20:23:13
Why would PSG want him Rabiot cannot make there side he’s about 2 levels above Herrera,


13.) 01 Apr 2019 20:31:26
Jamie79
They maybe see something you don't?


14.) 02 Apr 2019 04:32:02
So just out of curiosity, who would you guys replace Herrera with who is an improvement and who also will cost less than 200k a week in wages?


15.) 02 Apr 2019 05:51:26
Personally I would break the bank for Saul Niguez.
He can take the midfield as well as the whole team to next level.
He can pick intricate forward passes like Pogba. Does excellent work off the ball.
And he is just 24. Well worth the investment.

{Ed001's Note - and he can cover almost every position on the pitch as well. I do not understand why no one has already broken the bank for him. It is not like he has just emerged, I can remember suggesting him as one of the players I would want Liverpool to sign when he was 17. So he has been about and looking top class for a long time.}


16.) 02 Apr 2019 06:36:31
Agree Ed. Not many consistent top quality midfielders around.
There are rumours linking him to City which is a real worry.


17.) 02 Apr 2019 13:34:18
Herrera is one of our better players, and there is no chance we will get a replacement of the same standard on less than 200k wages plus a hefty transfer fee. We can't afford to not give him the contract he wants, as doing so will cost us more than giving it to him.


18.) 02 Apr 2019 13:42:40
There is no point in giving 200k wage for a 29 year old who can pass only side ways. He may not even be a regular in the coming seasons.
And then we have problems with salary cap out.
So overall, it is a huge risk.
If we continue this, Next Smalling will ask for 200k a week contract.


19.) 02 Apr 2019 23:31:43
Who know. people who worry for extra expenses needed to replace him, need to think may be if Rabiot coming our way in free. in our wage budget? None of us know. But if Ole is taking this decision, then he must have calculated this. Now we can expect 2 new CM to come in.


20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:40:58
Completely agreed ed1. The worst decision Ed wayward has made in my view is cancelling the transfer plans in the winter window before LVGs sacking. We were meant to have a meeting with Atleti with regards to Saul. For me Saul is the best all round CM in the world. If not for Kante, Saul would be the best midfielder IMO.


 

 

20 Jan 2019 16:47:59
According to report, we have triggered the year option in darmians contract, he will go to juventus on a lon with an option to buy.

I assume that valencia has enough fitness to see this season out then leave on a free in the summer.

Young will probably get an extension leaving dalot shaw young and fosu mensah as our full back options next season unless we bring someone in.

DSG

1.) 20 Jan 2019 18:02:33
Tfm will not be in our squad next season as a full back option. If ww don't bring a full back in i expect the 4 would be mitchell shaw young and dalot.
Interesting that he cose to play dalot on the left yesterday when shaw fell ill instead of young.
It shows that both young and shaw can play either side adequately.


2.) 20 Jan 2019 21:59:14
Not good enough options in my opinion. Shaw is playing better, I'm happy with him as my first choice atm, with young and depot as cover. We need a top class rb because we have nothing down the right. I like depot but not sure if he's ready to be first choice just yet. We could do with someone who's about 29-30 in their prime for a couple of years till dalot is ready. That and a top centre back and we'd have a good foundation to build from.


3.) 21 Jan 2019 06:06:29
Shaw and young for LB. Dalot and a top right back at peak for RB.


4.) 21 Jan 2019 06:26:16
Wan Bissaka.


5.) 21 Jan 2019 11:38:07
I would like to see us go for Milenkovic to play at RB with Dalot as cover. He's young but can also play central. I would also love us to see if Mbappe can be prised away from PSG given their financial woes. Imagine a front three of Rashford, Martial and Mbappe!


6.) 21 Jan 2019 12:29:49
I woyld rather we brought in a RB and a LB. Mitchell is not good enough - offer money for Kieran Tierney and that's LB sorted, he has the potential to be the best LB in UK. At RB we need someone who is ready to go, Perreira would be my choice but I am sure there are plenty options.


 

 

16 Oct 2018 21:50:00
Reports that shaw could be putting pen to paper on a 5 year deal soon.

Are 8/ 9 games enough to earn that contract?

Or is just to keep his value high. Admittedly i am pleased he has started the season well when at times its looked his career at united could have over but am still not convinced he's the long term answer at the position.

DSG

1.) 17 Oct 2018 10:33:42
hes still very young and has been one of the positives this season

i would be happy with him signing a new 5 year deal.


2.) 17 Oct 2018 10:37:46
He's spent a good chunk of his time at the club injured or stuck in the reserves, so I think it's fair to give him a new contract after his recent spell of form. If in 3 years from now there is still no real improvement he will most likely be gone.


3.) 17 Oct 2018 12:10:02
He had a shakey first season when it could be said he was adapting to being at a club our size. He then went away and trained hard over the summer and at the start of his second season he was our best player until he got injured. He then struggled for a couple of years to fully over come the injury and deal with the change in management. He has up until now probably been our best player this season.

So I think it's clear the potential is still there and he can realise that here with us. Why let him leave, especially on the cheap. He is an England international and we need to keep good quality homegrown players especially when they can perform to level where they are regularly our best player.

We'd be stupid not to give him long term contract.


4.) 17 Oct 2018 13:58:59
The issue for me is, why have we let the contracs of so many players run down.


5.) 17 Oct 2018 14:11:52
Going to be a very good player.


6.) 17 Oct 2018 14:50:48
He's one of the ones we should be looking to extend along with Mata, Herrera and de Gea. The rest can go for free or buttons.


7.) 18 Oct 2018 18:35:38
Had a great season so far. He deserves a new contract imo. He has been doing and saying the right things all season. One of the few who is actully full of praise for the manager in fact. There has been a full turn around in his form and his confudence and he looks fit and raring to go. If he keeps his form and fitness it will be a big plus for the team.


 

 

11 Aug 2018 12:26:57
Manchester United academy graduates played a total of 253 minutes last night, that’s 200 minutes more than Manchester City graduates played all of last season, but Mourinho doesn’t play youth apparently.

DSG

1.) 11 Aug 2018 12:57:55
I hate city as much as any united fan but now it's just getting ridiculous. Pogba, Rashford come under our academy graduates. City has just started developing youth which they think should be capable of playing at the highest level. There are a couple who are very good and even played for them last season and didn't look out of place due to their style of play. They just bought a club in Spain where these players will play against the best and come back to be in the first team. Jose playing these guys yesterday was out of necessity.


2.) 11 Aug 2018 13:14:33
Nothing stopping guardiola signing micah richards and michael johnson back and playing them. I wouldn't have a problem with it lol.

Jose can't win can he, he plays youthful academy players but it not quite the correct variation of mystical magical youth player people want. Then he sticks to type and he's use accused of wanting to fill the team with experienced players over 30 and has no long term vision.


3.) 11 Aug 2018 14:48:04
OK with your powerful reply and the mention of Micah Richards you have managed to change my mind. Now I agree that Jose is a very youth oriented manager. I think we should adopt this style of play throughout our youth system so that there is a more seamless entry for our academy graduates into the first team. Can't wait to see chong playing at left back.


4.) 11 Aug 2018 16:20:25
Anyone really see city playing youth much this season?


5.) 12 Aug 2018 01:35:26
I think Foden might get a few games. I actually hipe he does as he is a special talent.


6.) 12 Aug 2018 05:24:35
Can't see Foden getting games.


7.) 12 Aug 2018 08:28:24
Foden might get a run of FA/ League Cup games. He looks a good player.


8.) 12 Aug 2018 11:05:55
He'll probably be at palace or Newcastle on 18 months.


 

 

27 Jun 2018 11:05:14
Looks like fellaini has agreed a new contract with the club until 2020.

I think this will go down well on the site lol.

DSG

1.) 27 Jun 2018 11:30:05
Absolutely devastated. Total shambles from the club. He's hawked himself around Europe got no good offers and we're going to get stuck with him. An injury prone squad player on far too much money that's going to affect other signings.


2.) 27 Jun 2018 12:15:28
Here's to another shambolic season. Thought we were moving forward signing Fred and Dalot. Then the news The useless plank Fellani is staying. Joke utter Joke. Well Jose won't have a leg to stand on when he gets sacked and it won't be long before he does . Keeping Fellani.


3.) 27 Jun 2018 13:07:14
Fellaini will not start a lot of games but Jose has shown he is happy to use him when needed. Useful sub.
I think already the signing of Fred will improve the style of play as I think he will fit next to Matic with Pogba further forward.
We have glaring issues at fullback and right wing, if this ensures the money is available to address those positions with top quality I'm in favour.


4.) 27 Jun 2018 13:46:06
Devastated? lol for god sake.


5.) 27 Jun 2018 14:59:13
Yes I've had to watch him shambling around the pitch for 5 years masquerading as a united player and genuinely thought that was over.


6.) 27 Jun 2018 15:24:42
There is no way he is first choice, he is a good option off the bench and has proven that since Jose came into the side.


7.) 27 Jun 2018 16:45:50
One more season of balls. looking for wig in when defence is tight to open. So Jose decided to open them with head ball rather beautiful football.
I'm personally wanted him to leave for good of our football style.

This also ends our need to bring another CM.


8.) 27 Jun 2018 23:29:16
Why does he have to be the option off the bench? Why does plan b have to be launch it?
Ole, teddy, Hernandez and the like were all options from the bench at times and they could all play. Last season Fellaini scored one winner against a very depleted arsenal side. It’s an awful decision to extend or actually worse still offer him a new deal. No one wanted him badly enough in. Free and that should say it all.

Another season of jose’s poor excuse for football coming up. What direction is this club going?


 

 

 

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06 Apr 2019 07:09:05
Would being in the europa league next season really be that detrimental to us?

We have seen in past windows we have still been able to attract players to the club without the allure of champions league. Whether they have been successful is another story.

Also it would be the perfect breeding ground for the youngsters like greenwood, garner, chong and gomez to develop in.

DSG

1.) 06 Apr 2019 08:36:10
DSG I think being in the Europa automatically means you’re not challenging for the title that season. Look at how it’s worked out for other English clubs. If Europa fixtures were on the same nights as CL it would help greatly.


2.) 06 Apr 2019 11:23:27
The issue DSG is that, without CL, we were able to attract players by offering massive wages, and not many proved to be up to standard. This has created a situation where we have a squad packed with mediocrity, but soaking up huge amounts of wages.

The top players will always gravitate toward clubs competing for titles, and playing in the CL.


3.) 06 Apr 2019 12:06:42
I loved the Europa campaign we won, if that’s what we end up in then so be it. When Ole arrived we seemed to be a nosedive so it’s ironic that if we finish out of the top 4 people will be disappointed. He’s probably over achieved so far and raised expectations which is why so many are upset with a couple of losses.


 

 

03 Apr 2019 13:27:25
Trying to be as constructive as i can because we can all look past one result like yesterday.

I think one person who has been validated by recent performances is ed001. A couple of weeks ago he commented on our style of football not developing that much and he is right.

Now that is not to criticise ole who has not even had a pre season yet with the team. But it does effect recruitment going forwards, if we don't know how we are going to play going forwards then our haphazard recruitment will continue.

Also it is time to dispel the myth that there is some sort of united way a la ajax or barca. Most of our success has come under two great men and manager in sir matt and sir alex. The latter being so pragmatic in his approach it makes mourinho look like an idealogue.

Of course we can all recount moments of great football, wingplay or counter attacks but the club has never had a certain way of playing.

This season under ole we have been a very good counter attacking team but that will only take you so far as teams will learn to sit back like wolves have done to us twice.

Are we looking to become a team that reguarly plays out from the back and progresses the ball through opposition teams?

Are we going to incorporate a high press into our game once fitness levels have increased?

What do we even want from a new centre back, safety first or someone who takes risks on the ball to progress play?

Have we gotten too caught up in short term results when we could have spent this half of the season developing a style/ pattern of play? It seems as if we have.

DSG

1.) 03 Apr 2019 14:12:10
DSG, probably we need to wait and see what sort of players Ole tries to bring in the coming transfer window.

I believe Ole wants the players to play the high pressing game, but with our current options in midfield and defense it is very hard. Also, the current crop of players aren't used to this high pressing game and we need time and some fresh energetic players to consistently do it over an entire season.

When you say "we could have spent this half of the season developing a style/ pattern of play? ", it was not the plan anyway when Ole got the caretaker job. And we need strengthening our team first by getting the right players in before we start developing a style of play as our current crop isn't upto the mark to do it consistently. Also, a lot of our transfer targets would probably be unattainable if we don't finish in the top 4 and we need quality players to compete with the best.


2.) 03 Apr 2019 14:27:38
Or is it what players are brought in for Ole to work with.


3.) 03 Apr 2019 14:31:32
Well Welsh, that's the real worry with Woodie in charge for the moment.


 

 

31 Mar 2019 16:44:08
Should we wait until summer 2020 and sign hudson odoi on a free? The lad clearly has ability and is highly regarded within the england set up.

For some reason or another chelsea don't want to utilise him this season and he doesn't want to sign a new contract until he receives guarantees over game time.

DSG

1.) 31 Mar 2019 17:53:06
Or look at it the other way and he isn't prepared to fight for his place? No player should be guaranteed playing time they should earn it. Also gutted for Cardiff today they were well and truly cheated out of 3 points that ref and the linesmen should not be allowed to officiate anymore games this season.


2.) 31 Mar 2019 18:22:28
Dreadful decisions, not a fan of Warnock but I feel fo him today. As for CHO, I don’t know what Sarri is playing at' the kid has huge talent but can’t get a look in, very very odd.

{Ed002's Note - He has appeared in a large number of games, he only turned 18 in November and is still at school and learning the game.}


3.) 31 Mar 2019 18:52:12
Fair enough Ed, and he’s not a Rooney or Giggs but he doesn’t get a lot of game time. I realise it’s a fine line but I think Sarri is too careful with him.

{Ed002's Note - He has appeared in plenty of games, has played two games for England and is critically still learning the game - he will be getting more and more time. You really need to take this all to the Chelsea page as it is nothing to do with Manchester United.}


4.) 31 Mar 2019 18:59:40
Do people feel the situation with Hudson-Odoi is similar to that of Pogba with us all those years ago?

A young lad who is clearly talented, who feels he should be playing more and if he can't get it he will sign for a top European club.

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing like the Pogba situation - that involved specific people giving advice.}


5.) 31 Mar 2019 19:43:26
Yh whether or not he is getting enough game time is up for debate. But from a united point of view if he is available then we should be one of the clubs looking to sign.

Especially considering how hard the deals will be to do for other forward players (i. e. Sancho), this could be smart business for any club that gets him.

{Ed002's Note - He is not available and Manchester United has no declared interest. Match of the Day fever.}


6.) 31 Mar 2019 20:16:45
He would have to get game time in the premier league to get on match of the day.

{Ed002's Note - He does - he has played in numerous games. You seem to have little grasp about him at all.}


7.) 31 Mar 2019 20:38:46
119 minutes in 6 sub appearances. I personally don't think that is enough. I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.

{Ed002's Note - Plus Europa and other cups - how is the year older Tabitha Chong coming along?}


8.) 31 Mar 2019 20:54:41
Hudson-Odoi has’nt started a premier league game for Chelsea but he has come on for a grand mind blowing total of 119 mins.


9.) 31 Mar 2019 22:32:26
I think there is a legitimate argument that hudson-odoi is a better talent than tahith chong and warrant more fast tracking into the first team.

But if tahith chong was to make the decision that he wanted to leave in order to get more game time then i would completely understand his thought process. Same goes for angel gomes or mason greenwood.

Hudson-odoi probably sees the progress sancho has made since leaving city for dortmund and would like to follow a similar development path.

{Ed002's Note - I am afraid you simply don't understand about young players at all.}


10.) 31 Mar 2019 22:50:20
Fair enough ed002, as i said we will have to agree to disagree on this one.


11.) 01 Apr 2019 01:19:43
Never heard of Tabitha but Tahith came on in a champions league 2nd round game away at PSG, can’t remember what happened there though.


12.) 01 Apr 2019 08:37:24
He made a very sloppy pass, giving away possession in a dangerous area, GDS 😉.


13.) 01 Apr 2019 11:48:27
You need to slowly integrate young players into first team football.
The level of expectation can overwhelm young players, if you don't manage correctly.

This is CHO first season playing in the PL and EL.


I certainly wouldn't splash tempeh cash to sign him.

It wasnt long ago on here, that a lot of the posters wanted Rashford to be sold.


14.) 01 Apr 2019 12:34:14
If you wait until his contract expires his heart will flutter and he will just skip in to your arms will he?


15.) 01 Apr 2019 12:46:09
Mad Hatter,

Slightly changing the truth there, I think only one poster wanted Rashford sold.


16.) 01 Apr 2019 13:15:16
CHO has had a few appearances and done well but before chucking loads of money at him just remember Adnan J for us, he looked great to start with as well.


17.) 01 Apr 2019 13:17:21
The start of this thread, should we wait till 2020 to sign Hudson, what gives us the right to think we can just sign a player from another club when and where we want, ridiculous statement. I don't think we would be too happy if another club in England said will we wait another season before we sign, greenwood or chong.


18.) 01 Apr 2019 12:15:57
i remember a quote i think it was from fergie i might be wrong but it was if there good enough there young enough.


a question for the eds or other posters, i keep reading about we have to sell to buy because of our wages and that AS is the reason why we are maxed out,

does the wage budget increase each year or is this dependent on how much money the club brings in.

and getting rid of AS would free his wages up but would it really solve the problem.

thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It increases each year but is capped at how much it can grow buy.}


19.) 01 Apr 2019 16:24:28
i see thanks ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.)


20.) 02 Apr 2019 23:37:00
Given that CHO is best played on the left would Utd be selling Martial in order to find space for him?


 

 

30 Mar 2019 19:57:07
Not matter how bad we performed today and all the negative news coming out about de gea and herreras contractual situation and pogba potentially leaving.

That front two of rashford and martial gives me hope for the upcoming seasons. they've got a great mentor in solskjaer and the more we can get them both up top together the better.

DSG

1.) 30 Mar 2019 20:55:51
Martial needs to buck up a bit.


2.) 30 Mar 2019 21:25:59
DDG incomparable shot stopper. Distribution now appalling. What is his average value now?


3.) 31 Mar 2019 07:51:38
Average value? What's that?


 

 

25 Mar 2019 21:47:24
City were not prepared to give into alexis sanchez and his wage demands as they feared it set a benchmark for their other players to demand which would be unsustainable.

Now we face a situation where herrera could leave for psg who will offer him more money. David de gea has not signed a new contract as he wants parity on what sanchez is earning.

Worst signing the club has ever made all things considered?

DSG

1.) 25 Mar 2019 22:28:34
Worst signing ever might be a bit of hyperbole. But he certainly wasn't a smart signing. But then which signings have been great under Ed Woodward?

The issue with wages is more to do with the club being "maxed out" within FFP regulations. So the club need to reduce the wage bill before we can add to it. Ergo we need to sell players and cut the wages before new contracts and new signings can be made.


2.) 26 Mar 2019 02:55:59
Yeah, seems to be basically that we need to get rid of a hundred grand a week player to be able to offer both Herrera and De Gea fifty grand extra each.


3.) 26 Mar 2019 07:06:56
At least we got an expert in his field in Ed dealing with the finances.


4.) 26 Mar 2019 12:41:11
Rojo, Darmian, Valencia should free up a bit but only ones confirmed so far. Either have to pay off Sanchez or maybe a shock departure.


 

 

 

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20 Apr 2019 18:09:15
“My impression through the media”, good thing raheem sterling doesn't play for us then lol.

You would probably think he is another flashy youngster who thinks too much of himself and committed the crime of buying his muma house instead of one of the best forwards in europe and one of englands go to guys.

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14 Apr 2019 18:49:12
Looks like it could be a tough summer for the club with our two best players wanting out and the club finding it difficult to get rid of sanchez.

Couple that with bayern, real and Barcelona all looking to rebuild we very much could be picking from their leftovers.

I am sure all the posters on this site will take it in their stride and not go overboard lol.

DSG

 

 

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10 Apr 2019 09:52:01
I can see the allure of signing a dybala or griezmann type player but it would require a change of system for that type of player to work.

We would essentially have to go back to 4-4-2 and play them as a second striker. But in this 4-3-3 formation they would just be shoehorned out of position on the right wing and we all know that is just not sustainable after years of seeing juan mata played out there with little relative success.

Would much prefer a lower profile signing like zaha or bergwijn who actually can play in the right wing position.

DSG

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath for Steven Bergwijn joining.}


 

 

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09 Apr 2019 22:53:43
Rodrigo would be an ideal carrick replacement. However it is Far too sensible a move for the club to consider and execute i am afraid.

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03 Apr 2019 13:39:10
I don't see it as plausible to be honest for a few reasons:

1.) The fee and wages will be vast to prise him away from atletico and away from potential other clubs interested. Only way is if pogba is sold which could happen.

2.) does he even want to come to us? I remember ed002 saying we had a deal agreed but pulled out because of the decision to part ways with LVG. that's got to leave a bitter taste in his mouth.

3.) City are rumoured to be interested, surely they are a better fit for him. Or he could look at how well things have gone for our last signing who chose us over city. A certain chilean attacker springs to mind.

DSG

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City has already met with Atletico on more than one occasion to discuss Saul - the issue is that they are far apart on price but they are also very much expecting Saul to leave this summer - and it would help to bring money in as they are looking at some significant changes.}


 

 

 

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22 Apr 2019 22:36:46
Hes the manager of one of the biggest football clubs in the world, he's not 4 years old, even though he is the babyfaced assassin.

No one should need to babysit him.

The technical director will just be there to make sure recruitment matters run more smoothly. We have a lot of scouts and they need to be on the same page with the manager.

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22 Apr 2019 11:24:40
Well written article and appropriate amount of focus on the board. Also good to focus on the players mentality and desire, agree partly with the notion that you would take less talented players than pogba but work harder instead.

But no focus given on the tactical and technical elements that ole is looking to introduce. I haven't seen any inkling of a style or plan from him over this 5 month period. There looked to be an attacking style forming but that seemed to regress back to defensive reactive football pretty soon.

Which brings me back to player who has 80% of pogbas ability but is more hard working. He will still fail due to our inability to build play from the back when we just hoof it long to lukaku. He will still have a sluggish nemanja matic protecting the back 4 unable to win the ball back. He will still play the ball to romelu lukaku and see him unable to hold it up and play off him. He will still look out to the right hand side and see no one there or maybe see a tired ashley young failing to put in his 27th cross accurately.

Or will his hard work and endeavour make up for those tactical and technical shortfalls in the squad?

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22 Apr 2019 10:54:45
Ralph from southampton probably would have been a better appointment on paper looking at his track record but we are where we are, just have to support ole and the boys.

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22 Apr 2019 10:53:51
He keeps mentioning next pre season which gives me a slither of hope that he is going to drill some sort of system or style of play into the players.

We are not going to get rid of all the players as people have furiously suggested, we will be lucky to get rojo and darmian off the books.

The likes of smalling, jones, young, matic, sanchez and lukaku will all be here next season. It is not looking good so you are not going to find many positives.

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20 Apr 2019 22:23:58
If you want to promote a young player you need to create space for them in the squad, you can't just sign experienced players and block their pathway.

If we are committed to playing one up front then rashford, martial and greenwood will be enough. Better strengthening in wide areas and actually playing someone on the right hand side of the pitch.

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