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10 Aug 2019 09:43:50
My take on the transfer window. We are rebuilding, we should only bring players in who we are confident will be part of a team that wins the league. In our three signings I see theee players who could be a part of this.

The rebuild was always going to take three or more seasons to be in a place to challenge for title.

A successful season for me isn't result based. It's about Ole implementing a style of play. It's about the coaching staff developing players to grow those who are going to be a part of that future into the players who are good enough to be in a title winning team.

Are players such as Greenwood and Garner good enough to develop then they need time and space and coaching to develop including game time.

Established first teamers such as Martial and Rashford need to continue to improve and if they are not good enough or not able to develop that's needs to be identified and they need to be moved on.

Players such as McTominey need to play and be developed to become the player that can be part of a title winning team.

We don't have a god give right to win titles. We have to earn that right which I accept means building a team which means developing our players and means identifying players who will be a part of that to bring in.

I am excited about this season not because I think we can win this year but because I hope to see the foundation being built for a team to challenge for a title in the future.

Even moving players out not good enough isn't going to happen in one window.

If we develop what we have, move on what will never be good enough and bring in 2-3 players a year then this team can in another two seasons be where we want it to be.

Success right now isn't about titles or champions league qualification it's about building blocks for the future and if we have achieved that this season it has been a success in my eyes.

I will reserve judgement on this until I have seen what transpires on the pitch this year.

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1.) 10 Aug 2019 11:07:05
Rebuilding the defence is complete.
In the Next window we will fix the midfield by signing Bruno, Saul Niguez and Jadon Sancho.


2.) 10 Aug 2019 11:25:58
TRD, if we sign one of those player snext summer, well have done well and that's on the assumption we get champions league.


3.) 10 Aug 2019 11:26:19
TrueRedDevil

Problem is that unless we make top four those players are very unlikely to come, so only fixing defence is short sighted.


4.) 10 Aug 2019 14:01:03
Arsenal fan? Liverpool fan?


5.) 11 Aug 2019 01:25:59
It might be a little premature to say the defence is fixed, those 5 players who look like a good unit on paper have not played a competitive game together yet 😊.


 

 

28 Jul 2019 23:00:23
Watching Athletico playing a while back with my son, my dad and my grandad because nothing much else was on. The womenfolk had all gone out to see a show.
My grandad says See that boy there, he reminds me of Big Dunc, he was on about Saul.

My hero was always Robson and my grandad swears he wasnt even fit to lace Edwards boots. I seem to remember rumours that we could have had him a few years ago, lucky escape there.

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1.) 28 Jul 2019 23:27:50
I’m 43 too! I remember Danny Wallace, Remi Moses and Russel Beardsmore, loved every minute. £2 entry into the stretford end, good times!
I’m also old enough to remember when you could (if your parents didn’t mind) watching when teams had 5 a side tournaments in the first division, ha.

Ed’s, and everyone else I love this site, entertainment, insight and especially the Ed’s quality information! How you put up with endless questions, more often than not the same question. It’s testament to the hard work, and I commend you.

{Ed0333's Note - Remi Moses was some player. Loved that guy.


2.) 29 Jul 2019 00:26:50
i am 55 older than both of you so ha.


3.) 29 Jul 2019 06:16:42
I’m of a similar vintage (as are many I’m sure) I have fond memories of watching United with Coppell one one side and Hill on the other. the good old days 😊.


4.) 29 Jul 2019 07:53:12
I grew up watching Coppell and Hill, I was Coppell my mate was Hill when we had a kick about. Gordon Hill is doing an evening with him at the Bishops Blaize round the corner from the ground in August.


5.) 29 Jul 2019 09:26:09
Cool, the good old days
Same for me I was Coppell when playing at school or at training and my mate (a United fan) on the left was Hill.

We were surrounded by Liverpool supporters though. Not good when they were at the top. We got there eventually though. I’d love to listen to Gordon won’t happen though as I’m in Australia 😞😁.


6.) 29 Jul 2019 16:27:20
I never thought Remi quite reached his full potential at United. I always thought he should of gone on to be a truly world class player. He was a beast in midfield though. A bit more suited to today's style of play, pressing and breaking up play maybe.
I'd always hoped we'd get Statham from WBA as well. Great player.
Still, we had Albiston, who was my hero back then. Always gave 100%.

{Ed0333's Note - if Moses’ career wasn’t blighted by serious injuries he would have been a club legend. He was a combatant yet silky midfielder the only thing that stopped his star shining was the injuries. I just remembered he was Manchester born also.


7.) 29 Jul 2019 18:00:32
Anyone remembers Cloughie quote when Moses signed for half a million. He said that for less he could have the original moses and the tablets :)


 

 

 

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14 Aug 2019 13:04:50
It's been delayed to coincide with Jesse's winter range launch.

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14 Aug 2019 13:03:39
If hitting 50 yard balls into space is the way the games going to go then we have the ideal assistant manager in Phelan. We also have the right coach in Carrick to show the team how hit that ball with a semblance of accuracy. The guy making the calls at Old Trafford is a visionary and ahead of his time!

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{Ed001's Note - oh maybe you have hit on something there Oak! Suddenly Phelan and Carrick make total sense. Get Pulis and Allardyce in and you will dominate Europe.}


 

 

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10 Aug 2019 06:01:41
Final standings: 4th
Silverware: League Cup and Europa final
Top Scorer: Rashford 24
Top Assists: Martial 10
Main formation: 4-2-1-2-1
Solskjaer: Grows into the role and develops a relationship with a new TD.
January Signings: Two new coaches, three under 18's for the future. No big names
Player of the season: Harry Maguire
Most reds: McTominey as he grows into a leader he develops a nastier side to his game as well.

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05 Aug 2019 20:39:39
Yeah, I get that, I just thought someone may have come in and tried to prise him away, then again maybe someone did and were rebuffed.

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05 Aug 2019 19:01:33
I wish we had gone for Neves given that Saul and Kante were not an option. don't know if Neves was either but think he would have been more obtainable.

I wonder why no one seems to have gone for him. Looks a hell of a player.

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