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06 Jun 2017 22:40:00
Eds pretty much every rag top have run a story about Manchester United switching interest from Griezmann to Dyabla, is there anything to this story or has someone put one and one together and come up with three?

{Ed025's Note - the latter rews..


 

 

20 Jan 2017 11:13:23
Multiple press outlets are reporting our interest/ intention to purchase the services of Bernardo Silva.

I'm interested to hear other posters opinions of the player.


1.) 20 Jan 2017 12:26:58
I like him, very good little player. Personally he would make more sense than someone like Griezmann.


2.) 20 Jan 2017 12:27:13
Silky left footed player, touch, dribbling and passing in tight angles are all outstanding, though he is slight of frame. May be more suited to La Liga, but many players of his size have proven the doubters wrong in the Premier League.


3.) 20 Jan 2017 13:49:39
Reminds me of David silva but more direct. Normally plays on the right but more left footed. Can't imagine him and greizmann coming in, might be wrong or 1 is 1st choice and the other 2nd choice.


4.) 20 Jan 2017 14:57:20
He looks like a poor mans Stewart Downing


5.) 20 Jan 2017 15:46:01
What would we all do without google (other search engines are available! ) eh? :)


6.) 20 Jan 2017 15:42:02
given you bought depay i think you should keep out of it lvg.


7.) 20 Jan 2017 20:17:44
Ha lvg that made me spit my wine out 😂


 

 

03 Apr 2016 00:09:41
Red tops linking us with Barkley, this would be a great signing in my opinion. Drives forward, picks a pass, fast, strong and most importantly can score goals.

Got to love the rags in the last three days alone we are getting;

10 - Barkley (Everton)
RW - Dembele (Rennes)
8 - Sanches (Benfica)
6 - Bazoer (Ajax)

I'd take it, although would be nice to see a defender or two linked. Ha.


1.) 30 Mar 2016 22:09:22
That would be the end of the club.


2.) 30 Mar 2016 22:15:57
What he said was he could see Gary looking for a bigger challenge than being a manager, when press by the presenter who had suggested him being a chairman at a club like villa or Leeds, graham said he wouldn't be surprised to see gary and the class of 92 along with Peter lim try to buy United but it could be 10-15 years times. But still a great rumour.


3.) 30 Mar 2016 22:18:04
Why would it be the end of the club? I don't know how it would end up but I think they could do a good job.


4.) 31 Mar 2016 08:47:15
If he has a spare half a billion down the back of the sofa then good luck to him.


5.) 31 Mar 2016 09:20:56
Why would it be the end of the club? At least he club would be owned by local lads that had played for the club. Some folk on here are never happy.


6.) 31 Mar 2016 10:19:20
The class of 92 don't have anywhere near enough money to buy the club. The club will sell for well over a billion, and the class of 92 would struggle to raise 500m between them.

Peter Lim currently owns Valencia and has had Gary and Phil involved with his club. How well is that currently going?

The players may know about the history of the club, but why would that make them any good at running the club?

How well would any of Scholes, Butt, Neville, Beckham or Giggs do in commercial deals? Since when has the ability to kick a ball relate to being a good business man?

There is probably roles to which they may be suited, but is that the role they would want? Giggs wants to be manager, whether he would be any good is up to debate. How would it work if a part owner is also a manager? Would he sack himself if he is performing badly?

Its a lovely romantic idea, but is very unlikely to work out well if it was to happen.

I agree we should introduce former players into the running of the club. Scholes, Butt and Phil Neville could work very well with the youth set up. Beckham would make a good ambassador, Gary Neville would probably work well in a director of football type role. I'm not sure where Giggs would fit if he coverts the managers job, He isn't ready to manage the club and keeping him involved in another capacity probably won't work.


7.) 31 Mar 2016 10:53:02
Shappy, the fact that they own it doesn't mean they have to run it. Just a btw thought.


8.) 31 Mar 2016 11:30:30
Hunter mentioned that Peter lim would be part of it to. Valencia was in bits before Lim and Neville came in.


9.) 31 Mar 2016 12:04:39
What mbd said. They could also be part of a consortium of clever business minded folk. I'd rather see them take over than some middle eastern sheik who will use the club as a play thing.


10.) 31 Mar 2016 13:19:40
Mbd, that's true, but I suspect they would want more of a hands on role than our current owners.

Celtic red, Valencia are a bigger mess under Lim then they were before him. He has solved the financial issue to some extent, but he is running the club like some Jorge Mendes showroom. Allowing Mendes far too much power, and effectively turning their back on what was a good academy to bring in lesser known Mendes clients to give them a platform to increase their value so Mendes and Lim can make big bucks. The club is being destroyed by Lim not saved.

Maze, how much better do you think City would be doing if Richard Dunne and co were running their club? Your reply was boarding on xenophobic. I want the best business men running the business side of the club with the best football men running the football side of the club. With decisons being made with the acceptance that financials of the club rely on the football side to be performing to the highest possible standard.

Former players don't always know what is best for the club, and many are trying to hold on to the past via their connections from the past. Can players from the Fergie era really embrace a futute United in a different image, or will they cling to what they know?


11.) 31 Mar 2016 14:33:21
So your aspirations for this club is to become a middle eastern money cow like City? Didn't I say they could be part of a consortium of savvy business men? I think folk like David Beckham may know a few more clever suits than me and you.

If the choice was some random oil barren, backyard sheik or a class of 92 consortium I know who I would want within the hierarchy at the club but then again we are all different shappy.


12.) 31 Mar 2016 16:06:44
Maze, City are far from a cash cow. They are a very well run club, with investment in all areas of the club and the community around the club. The owners accepted they had limited knowledge in football so went out and hired some of the best people within the football world who had a strong footballing background. They gave the club direction and knew how to run the club and turn it into one of the top clubs in the world.

I think the job they have done at City is more than twice as good as the job Abramovic has managed at Chelsea and will probably last much longer.

Your being blinded by your affection to former players. How would you feel about a consortium full of less successful ex Uinted players?

Being a good footballer doesn't make you a good owner.


13.) 31 Mar 2016 17:10:42
A controlling interest would be enough, they would not have to buy every single share.


14.) 31 Mar 2016 19:23:57
Can't ever see the class of 92 buying our club, they are ex players not business men.
Disturbing to hear sir Alex is trying to derail Jose coming as the manager. I worship the ground Fergie walks on, but I do wish ex players like Bobby Charlton and ex manager Fergie would settle into retirement and let the people who now are in charge of the club run it .
Can't wait for this season to end, so we will know in quick time what's going to happen to this great club of ours . i'd like to think you all agree that we need some better luck and better judgement for the forth coming season. Because if nothing major changes we are in deep poo poo.


15.) 31 Mar 2016 23:35:08
not business men? gary nev and giggs are growing there business and property portfolios at a very fast rate, hotel football and a new massive redevelopment in mcr centre outside of football they are very succesful in business.

{Ed007's Note - You hardly need to be Alan Sugar to build up a property portfolio and it's not as if they started from scratch and made the money to invest. Would you be happy if the Glazers replaced Woodward with a property developer?}


16.) 01 Apr 2016 00:44:08
Ed007 is it so out of the question that Becks, Nev and co would have premium business connections and could join part of a consortium to buy from the Glazers when they decide to sell?

Why wouldn't fans get behind this if the right folk were on board?

{Ed007's Note - That's just down to people they know, the businessmen could afford it without them. Could the ex-players do it without the businessmen? How many board members are you talking between the ex-players and their 'premium contacts', who has the most say/power and why? It's one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard - and they say romance is dead.
At least the board could sell any new players a house from their property portfolio, I can just see Phil Neville showing Messi pictures of a semi detached in Ashton during signing talks.}


17.) 01 Apr 2016 02:49:48
Of course they wouldn't be brokering high end business deals. They would be non-executive board members, club figureheads, involved in the planning and policies within the club. They would bring the football acumen to the boardroom and let the financiers deal with the day to day running of the Club.

{Ed007's Note - My mam used to love Mills n Boon. I'm surprised to see grown men falling for such romantic nonsense. Would Posh Spice be involved in these meetings where ex-players decide what the money men should do?}


18.) 01 Apr 2016 03:59:03
Again Ed007 where have I said they would be telling the money men what to do? Your making this up.

If it is the words board member that is putting you off then the most intellectual one of the class of 92 can join the board as a representative of them all. The others could be in an ambassador capacity the way Fergie and Charlton are now.

{Ed001's Note - you are dreaming. It is funny though. Nice fantasy, but it would end in disaster.}


19.) 01 Apr 2016 07:17:01
Why would it end up in disaster though Ed? With the right folk on board and if the finances were available why couldn't they have a real crack as part of a group?

{Ed001's Note - who are these 'right folk' that you keep wittering on about? You are dreaming up random people that don't exist to become part of something that would then end up nothing like this ridiculous fantasy of yours. Just give it up, they aren't rich enough to buy it, not intelligent enough to run it and it will not happen.}


20.) 01 Apr 2016 07:45:05
By right folk I mean people with deep pockets who would be interested in being part of a consortium to take over the club. If you are trying to tell me that this would appeal to no one then I don't agree with that.

David Beckham for instance would have hundreds of multi millionaire friends (maybe even billionaire acquaintances) who it may appeal to. The guy was/ is in the process of creating a new club in America and building a stadium etc that doesn't come cheap and you most certainly would need the right contacts in place.

We can agree to disagree here but hypothetically if they did take over in the future I don't think you can outright claim they will ultimately fail.


21.) 01 Apr 2016 07:52:20
Also just on what I mean by 'right folk', it wasn't too long ago a consortium fronted by Jim O'neil tried to buy out the Glazers but it was rejected. How do we know these types of individuals aren't in cahoots with the class of 92? All hypothetical of course but we don't.


22.) 06 Apr 2016 17:16:32
If there is even the remote possiblity of a Co92 takeover it would most likely be backed by Peter Lim.

{Ed001's Note - and Jorge Mendes would be providing the players....}


 

 

14 Mar 2016 15:04:09
Daily Mail are reporting that we are after Ousmane Dembele of Rennes. I have not seen him play, and I wasn't aware of him until very recently due to his goal scoring exploits. From what has been written it sounds like he's going a stellar job of carrying the team. The national coach has also said he's been on his radar for two years, not bad for an 18 year old!

Anyone seen him play? Know much about him?


1.) 14 Mar 2016 15:21:13
I've read a couple of scout reports etc and it sounds like he could be a huge talent.

The report I have put the most stock in is Mickael Silvestre's. For those who don't know Silvestre is club advisor to Rennes, Dembele's club. Silvestre compares him to Ronaldo and being of the same ability at the same age he also says he will stick his neck on the line and say Dembele will win the Ballon d'Or.

As I previously mentioned I've not seen the lad play and have only just become aware of him but it sounds like a player we should be going after.


2.) 14 Mar 2016 17:14:13
Believe he is set for Batmrca or Bayern.

{Ed001's Note - Spurs would disagree as they are very much hoping to get him.}


3.) 14 Mar 2016 17:25:25
Dembele, young, French, sounds like an Arsenal player to me.
:-)


4.) 15 Mar 2016 00:46:06
That will be a really good buy for them to get one of the top rated young players Ed.

{Ed001's Note - they are trying to collect the set, they are also after Fulham's Dembele.}


5.) 15 Mar 2016 08:56:57
That will be crazy. Imaginw qll 3 playing at the same time . Commentatora will get confused.

{Ed001's Note - there is a Bira Dembele playing for Barnet, they should have all four in the team at once.....}


 

 

18 Feb 2016 12:04:25
Multiple papers reporting Offer for Rooney from China. Any truth in this Eds.

Great servant to the club (kind of) but now is the time to be ruthless and start a fresh. Jose (I prefer conte) with a blank canvas could build something great.

{Ed004's Note - I am hoping so but I just can't see Rooney moving to China}


1.) 18 Feb 2016 20:02:52
Could sell most of the squad to China. I've just turned of the Europa game losing 2.1 at time of pulling the plug.
How much lower does van gaal have to get before Woodward and the glaziers grow a pair of bollocks and sack the arrogant git.
Let Giggs earn his stripes elsewhere before offering him one of the biggest jobs in the world
Time to get a proven winner in . Jose is the man for me, and hopefully for mufc.


2.) 19 Feb 2016 01:29:18
Jose is a proven winner but also an arse hole, be careful what you wish for. He will do more damage then good, everywhere he goes there seems to be some kind of player mutiny or he upsets somebody upstairs, has 3rd season symdrome and his behaviour at times is appalling. I agree lvg needs to go tho, give me, you or anyone the squad he had and the money he's had and I guarantee that we would be higher in the league and performing better than we are now. Maybe he hates Manchester United and someone's paying him to ruin us lol 😉.


3.) 19 Feb 2016 10:00:57
U guys dltalkin like jose is some sort of a serial killer. he's top manager and has won everything in tbe game like him or not he will be great for us.


4.) 20 Feb 2016 10:10:35
It can get lower Rock. We still have Shrewsbury remember.


5.) 20 Feb 2016 22:03:04
Maybe just me but when I see the manager spending more time with a notebook furiously writing things down when the obvious need is to gee the players and drive (or, dare I say, MANAGE them? ) it drives me nuts.
Im thinking he is writing his autobiography because whatever is going into the folder is not doing the team any good as it stumbles from same old to same old.


 

 

 

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01 Aug 2017 10:41:44
I've seen a few reports this morning talking about Jose Mourinho being a short term manager and the Matic deal proving it. The guy has bought mainly very high quality players in their early twenties, Bailly, Pogba, Lindolf, Lukaku and potentially Aurier he's defiantly building for the future with a few experienced heads at their peak in there too.

I'd love to see us get Dembele of Dortmund, that lad had future.


1.) 01 Aug 2017 11:02:30
Sorry hit send before I finished typing. The lad Dembele has future world star written all over him.


2.) 01 Aug 2017 11:11:45
I never understood the hype behind Dembele. He's good but not better than Rashford at this moment. He looks selfish whenever I see him play. Wouldn't say no to him but in this market we'll pay way over the odds. There are other players better than him out there. If Sane and Jesus cost around 30-35m then right now dembele is worth 25m.


3.) 01 Aug 2017 11:25:18
I think he means the lad at dortmund not celtic. Imo he is better than sane.


4.) 01 Aug 2017 13:23:59
Yup talking about the same Dembele. The thing about Dortmund hat people don't seem to understand is their playing style. Kagawa looked world class with them, so did Mkhitaryan. They didn't light up the PL with us (yet) . Dembele was a replacement for Mkhitaryan and though he is a good player, he is far away in performances. He is not good enough to command a price tag above 30m right now. His playing style at this young age is best suited to Liverpool. Of course he might get better with time at other aspects of his game.


5.) 01 Aug 2017 13:25:10
Sailor did you just say Jesus, who has only played handful of games for City, is better than Ousmane Dembele who has performed for more than just the half season at the higher level than well we have to agree to disagree. O. Dembele for me is up there with Mbappe as "the" guy for the future Ballon'dor winner.

Or did you not read the post properly before slating someone?


6.) 01 Aug 2017 16:37:43
Deependra, I agree the lad just lacks consistency at the moment. He got 11 goals and 18 assists in his first season in Germany. Don't forget he's just a kid, he had a great season in France last year and has backed it up by doing it again in a new country. If we are looking for a player to play across the front 3 he's surely got to be worth a look.


 

 

12 Jul 2017 17:14:56
I'm interested in hearing why people are opposed to the Dier signing. He's been a united fan all his life, he's 6'2", decent on the ball, great positioning and is exactly the type of player we need to offer the forwards and fullbacks more freedom. I can't see a downside, oh and he's very good mates with dele Ali so could give us a hand with that transfer next season ha ha.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 17:26:00
I imagine the question some would ask is - is being decent on the ball enough for what we need? Especially at the prices quoted. We currently have Carrick who is technically excellent but not as much of a beast defensively. I guess it depends on which attribute you value most highly (defensive strength / technical ability) and how you see our lineup benefitting from either. And more importantly which attributes Jose values more highly for that role.


2.) 12 Jul 2017 17:27:36
I'm not opposed to his signing but I'd much prefer a deep lying playmaker in that role instead.

Carrick is the perfect example but obviously 4-5 years younger so he could play every game. We're solid enough now on physical players. A deep lying playmaker to intercept the play and unlock defences from deep would be a better way to go imo.

In a dream world it'd be Toni Kroos but that's never going to happen.


3.) 12 Jul 2017 17:38:38
I agree on Kroos. By the way, why on earth did LVG turn down the chance to sign him when he was set to come?


4.) 12 Jul 2017 17:46:40
With a more settled defensive and better organised you don't need a cdm.


5.) 12 Jul 2017 18:10:29
Im wary of posts which cite height as an attribute which means we should sign a player

Im also wary of posts which cite a player as "exactly what we need" as they invariably turn out not to be that.

TFM is 6 foot 3 and can do those things, why not just give him a go.


6.) 12 Jul 2017 18:35:51
Fair point DSG, both TFM and Tuanzabe could do that job for us. I don't see anything exceptional about Dier. A good defender but an average midfielder.


7.) 12 Jul 2017 19:30:32
Interesting point on TFM but he's not shown any of that in midfield for us at senior level yet. Dier divides opinion. Some Spurs fans I know love him, some say he can leave for £50m. I'm not convinced by him, but then again people weren't convinced by Carrick for many years.


8.) 12 Jul 2017 19:48:15
Do you need a cdm in an era of football when you can't tackle .
Is cdm just a cm who technically isn't that good but works hard?

Verrati and kante both have defensive qualities but have far more to there game neither are defensive midfielders .

Are matic or dier really game changers I can remember p Neville doing well in cm . I don't think it's that's hard to play the role and look good in a good team when you have top players around you .
Do you need to be paying big cash for that type of player?


9.) 12 Jul 2017 20:39:52
Jred you need to ask Jose that. If he is interested, and for big money, then he has his reasons. If he signs then so be it, let's hope his plan works next season.


10.) 12 Jul 2017 20:51:05
The cl finalists both play with a cdm so did the epl french spanish italian and german league winners.
I think if you have the right player he can adapt and play a moee expansive role when the his team are dominating. Chelsea won the keague twice with natic playing there in last 3 years. Spurs finished second with dier playing there so both are good options and better than we have at the club.
I think for joses preferred system he likes a particular type of player there. So regardless of what we think he knows what he wants and knows how to make that work and most or a lot of the top teams play with a cdm.
Jred as you say tackeling is near forbidden so that's why a cdm us about a lot more than tackeling.


11.) 12 Jul 2017 21:01:12
Doesn't casemiro do the role for real which allows the rest to do their thing, matic was the protection for Chelsea last year. I would suggest most of the top top teams have that player who intercepts and keeps positional disciplin which allow the others to play. I just can't see the problem, it's almost a no brainier to get the balance of the team right in my opinion.


12.) 12 Jul 2017 21:02:23
Brendan.
Not going to get much banter on here then .
Unless Jose starts posting.


13.) 12 Jul 2017 21:15:20
Agreed dsg, Danny and Jred. Dier is not a bad player but he's nothing special. And for £50m in that position, we should be getting one of the best in that position. He's not one of the best, he's not even in the top 20 in that position.


14.) 12 Jul 2017 21:53:00
No problem with Dier but why are we talking about it as Spurs won't sell him full stop.

If Jose wanted him and Spurs were willing to sell then I don't see the problem and why all the questioning about his ability.

Jose is a winner he is well qualified to make the decisions on players. The rest of us haven't got a clue in comparison as if we did then we would be PL managers on £100k a week!


15.) 12 Jul 2017 21:59:25
Casemiro cost about 10 mil is he really a great player? Not for me does a job tho
Chelsea won the league with ivanovic who was awful does it make him a great player because the team he played in done well?
Did Chelsea win the league because of matic?
Did spurs get 2nd place because of dier .

Carrick has played the same role for united and is twice the player matic dier and casemiro.
Kross does it for Germany and is twice the player.
In a good team you don't have to be a top player to do the role, tfm could do it as well as dier imo.


So back to my op which has gone over the head of a few do u have to pay big cash for a player to do that job? Lot of players could do it imo .

Would dier and casemiro look great players playing for Sunderland . cattermole could do casemiro job for Madrid .
Decent players but there not top players . Wanyama got stick on here when united where linked with him he wouldn't of if he was at Madrid.


16.) 12 Jul 2017 22:43:21
Is being a Utd fan, part of our buying strategy now? Not overly impressed with him. Think we'd be as well giving TFM a chance.


17.) 12 Jul 2017 22:14:36
Not really banter. Need to look up the meaning of that word me thinks.


18.) 12 Jul 2017 23:01:58
Dier is not a bad player but is he really a great player?
A lot of players out there could do a similar job .
He is part of a very good team but that doesn't mean he is a great player .
That said he could come to united and be a decent player in a great team .
Could well do a job but there are a lot of other options .

Casemerio is bang average, romeu at Southampton is better.


19.) 12 Jul 2017 23:15:16
Brendan
If every time someone has an opinion on here and we have to ask Jose we won't get much banter .


20.) 12 Jul 2017 23:22:41
Lets give unproven TFM a chance. Fantastic idea. So when the window closes and it could all go south what happens then? We need depth and not buying we will struggle in 3/ 4 competitions next season.

TFM needs chances when we are on a roll and winning games. Not when we are in the process of building.


21.) 12 Jul 2017 23:47:14
I don't get the obsession with TFM. Yes he's one of our own (sort of) but he's also played a fair amount of first team games without forcing his way in. I hope he has a future with us but those who watch the reserves need to remember reserve team football is a million miles away from the first team and not to pin too much on youngsters impressing in the reserves. Back when I had more time I used to watch the reserves a lot and fell into the same trap (it's easy done) and was optimisticly convinced Guisseppe Rossi would be a world beater, Dave Jones a solid first teamer, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake a decent squad player, Floribert Ngalula the new Vieira, etc. We dominated reserve team football then and of all of those players only Rossi had a decent career and Pique of course an amazing career and even better record with the ladies. I suspect it will be the same sort of thing with this generation.
Ps whatever happened to Jon Spector?


22.) 13 Jul 2017 00:28:50
So has Dier impressed you all enough to spunk out £50 million?


23.) 13 Jul 2017 01:21:30
I don't get the obsession with every player we are linked with .
We had to sign fabinho he was exactly what we needed until we got linked to matic .
Matic was then exactly what we needed, EPL proven etc . Which strangle fabinho wasn't, yet both are exactly what we need.
Now it's dier, if we get linked to tfm he will be just what we need

Linked to morata, have to buy him no matter what he cost, bought lukaku a different type of striker for more money? He then becomes just what we need

What if Chelsea buy morata and keep matic we have no hope because from reading on here they are the best EPL option out there.


Buy buy buy buy buy anything is better than we have.

{Ed007's Note - That's like talking to Ed004 on the Ed's chat widget!!! You forgot to bore the arse off everyone talking about different line-ups, formations, tactics, hair dos and goal celebrations for every player but otherwise you nailed it.}


24.) 13 Jul 2017 01:32:59
No one is worth £50m. Maybe if I had a spare £50m I'd consider sending it Pique's way for Shak, but not for Eric Dier, no. I would trade 2 Iheanacho's for 1 Eric Dier though.


25.) 13 Jul 2017 04:13:19
I've played CDM a lot for my local team I'm also 6'2 Jose should call me. I'm exactly what we need.


26.) 13 Jul 2017 08:12:28
Get Nainggolan in, he can break up play, pass and has an eye for goal. For a smoker he covers some serious ground too.
A MF 3 of Herrera Pogba and Nainggolan would be frightening. We wouldn't lose many games in midfield with them 3.


27.) 13 Jul 2017 11:02:06
2toms a few on here including myself like him. Personally i have been put off by a couple of the eds who have questioned his attitude and professionalism. He dies have the sort of all action style like vidal that i love. But he can he maintain that in the epl with a poor lifestyle.
Matic is a different type of player but plays gis role really well backing up and covering from behind the ball brilliantly. He is very tacticallu aware and his defencive positioning is great allowing him to be in the right place more often than not to snuff out attacks before they happen
Dier may have a higher ceiling than mata and obviously jose sees him as someone he can mould into his ideal cdm.
Its an underrated role imo and if you find the right one they are worth their weight in gold. You won't win the league because you have a great cdm or cb partnership but would you win the league without them?
In joses teams its a really crucial role.

{Ed004's Note - In an ideal world Dier and Nainggolan would be brilliant pieces of business but I think we will only get a holding midfielder as Fellaini and Periera will cover for Herrera and Pogba. So unless one of Fellaini or Periera is leaving I don't think signing Nainggolan is likely}


28.) 13 Jul 2017 14:34:41
I agree with a lot of that jred but not the extremes of cattermole being able to do at madrid what cassemro does.
The role of cdm imo is often undervalued and when a team finds one that works for them despite their ' non obvious or flamboyant' contribution they are pivitol to how others can play their role.

Its easy as you say jred to get somebody into do a pretty good job but if you get the right one then it allows things to open up for others.
I think jose wants a certain type of player in do that to allow valencia shaw pogba miki martial etc to improve.

Personally i would like a more expansive no6 as we usually have more possession your kroos / veratti type but jose usually goes for that defensive player who is very astute at covering and supporting play from behind the ball. Snuffing out attacks by being in the correct position most of the time. Those types of players are invaluable when you find the right one the same can be ssid for cb partnerships. You don't win the league because of them but would you have won it without them?

Is dier worth 50m or matic 40m no bloody way imo but if they are what jose believes is the fulcrum and link from defence to attack and more importantly the link between attack and defence then its a big money position.

I agree to you to a point jred neville did well as a cdm as did cattermole and maybe for a few games would have not been found out at the level of madrid or even a top epl club but over a season they would have been found out, because they were not good enough to hold down what is considered by most top coaches as a specialised and vitally important position.

My favourite midfielder to watch at the moment are vidal and veratti both can play that cdm / no 6 role in 2 completely different ways but both are crucial and pivitol to the way their teams play.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder one mans veratti is another mans matic i wouldn't mind seeing matic here and doing his usual defencive role if it meant we got 10 or 15% more from pogba shaw valencia martial miki mata etc in an attacking sense. that's what a really good cdm can bring in joses plan imo. wouldn't be my choice but i totally understand it and would support it knowing what jose does and needs for his team to function best.


 

 

05 Jun 2017 10:48:52
Just having a look at some info on Perisic as I've not watched him play and know nothing about him. It appears he's a left wing specialist? He's played 50 odd games this season and only twice on the right. I assumed it was a RW we were after.


1.) 05 Jun 2017 13:24:37
We need both in my opinion left and right wingers, I don't mind mata and mikityryan tucked in off the right but I feel it's essential to bring in someone like Kyle walker in at right back if you do that to provide the width, Valencia has had a good season but he's shocking in the final 3rd.


 

 

15 May 2017 11:31:16
My word this squad needs some surgery. I think Mourinho bought well last summer, he's given players a chance but one would imagine has realised a massive change is needed.

We are need a RB as a long term Tony replacement. We need a CB that can play on the left side to partner Baily. We need a LB as Shaw may not make it. Most importantly we need a CDM who can pass and protect the back line. We need a winger with speed and a Striker. This doesn't even account for the possibility of DDG leaving.

Ed002 has said we are looking at all those positions which suggests the management know what they need to do to improve the team.

To make all the changes we are going to need to get value in certain positions. Ed002 said we prefer Nelson Semedo but he'll be expensive which to me probably makes Aurier a bit more attractive. Lindolf will be very expensive, Keane is homegrown and we have the contractual clause which although still expensive will be cheaper than Lindolf. I Justin can't see how we can afford a Griezmann plus a Lukaku/ Belotti plus a Fabinho plus a Lindolf plus Semedo plus a LB plus a RB plus CM.


1.) 15 May 2017 12:21:35
Rewz,

You need to not worry about money, it's pointless as you don't know all the costs etc and what the club can afford / who might be leaving.


2.) 15 May 2017 12:28:30
Why are you so worried about money?

It's been clear for years that we pay over the odds for players. Lindelof's price tag doubled when we got involved, it happens to every player we get linked with. Look at Martial for example, Monaco named a silly price and laughed when we agreed to it.

We will rarely get 'value'. We pay what the selling club wants however ridiculous. We just paid £92.5m for Paul Pogba, he's had a poor season.

Don't worry yourself about the money, we'll continue to overpay until we get back where we need to be, and then we'll continue to overpay some more.


3.) 15 May 2017 13:12:08
Your right about 1 thing this squad needs major surgery. Too many players that are not good enough to mount league challenges. 4 years since we came higher than 5th 4th 5th 6th.
Half a dozen 1st team starters required.


4.) 15 May 2017 13:22:31
It's not so much the money that is of concern, it's the scale of player recruitment that is the major issue. We are talking about 6-7 players pretty much all of them being first 11 players.

The Europa league final is a massive game for us, we were told we could afford a season out the Champions League. How would not being in it next year affect player recruitment from a financial and professional stand point?


5.) 15 May 2017 15:02:33
Rewz,

Being out of the CL is a bit of a killer but I was reading the other day we will make more money getting to the EL final than we made in Europe last year being in the CL so it probably isn't as bad as you may think.


 

 

19 Apr 2017 14:43:35
We have the second best defence in the league when considering goals conceded as the marker. We have the second highest shots per game in the league. I doesn't take a genius to work out the issue.

I did some statistical analysis a couple of months ago comparing Belotti, Kane, Silva, Lukaku and Zlatan. Belotti came out on top when considering shots per goal (he had 4 shots per goal at the time and zlatan was on 6 shots per goal) . I have to say I think Lukaku would be my player of choice based on how he has played since I did the analysis (I would prefer Kane as I like seeing British lads playing for Man Utd, but there is zero chance of that) .

We also need the wide and midfield players to chip in far more. Griezman would be an obvious choice. Dembele of Dortmund looks the real deal.


 

 

 

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14 Jul 2017 10:38:03
Aurier is a beast of a player, he needs to delete his social media accounts though. It's a signing with risk but if Jose can get his head in the right place he has the ability to be one of the best players in the world at RB.


 

 

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13 Jun 2017 16:26:37
Danny, I think white as it's more calorific and would add more energy to the midfield.


 

 

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13 Jun 2017 14:56:53
I'd like to see Dier in the roll personally.


 

 

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07 Jun 2017 20:55:46
Cheers Ed, much appreciated.


 

 

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04 Jun 2017 19:11:58
Ouch 001, I'm off to hang my head in shame.

{Ed001's Note - just saying mate, there are always two sides to the coin. Yes Lukaku scores goals, but he is the sole focal point of the teams he plays for. Morata is not, so you can't just use those stats alone. I mean it would be easy to pull out stats about how Lukaku covers less distance than just about any player in the Premier League, or a hundred other points that could swing it the other way. That is why I prefer to avoid stats, unless you have time to provide a full context to them, which is damn near impossible.}


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2017 13:38:34
He's being bought to cover Kompany, he's prem proven and will settle very quickly, he's also a very good pro apparently so won't rock the boat if he's not playing every week. I think it's a pretty good bit of business. The lad also gets to double his cash and at nearly 30 this is last big contract. It's a squad game and he's being bought to be a squad player because their best defender is injury prone, I can see why the deal fits.


 

 

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17 Aug 2017 10:11:35
Football is a bubble waiting to burst, when it pops we the fans will be better off for it. Cheaper shirts, tickets, cheaper TV. Whilst the figures rise in football for transfers and salaries. We pick up the bill, people aren't going to allow themselves to be screwed over forever it's enevitable people will be priced away from the sport.


 

 

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14 Aug 2017 12:13:09
Hopefully not, I've been saying for years he's our worst defender.


 

 

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09 Aug 2017 10:07:56
Beast I don't think people are making that correlation, I think we are merely saying it's too early to pass judgement on the lad.


 

 

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09 Aug 2017 09:30:45
I remember Vidic first few games well, he looked an absolute dud. I think people underestimate the step up in pressure being at this club brings with it, Lindolf will come good I'm sure most of the pundits and scout reports state his mental strength as one of his main attributes.

I really think we need to address the fullbacks, we have Matic now which I personally feel is a great acquisition to give the team balance. We could really do with improving our fullbacks though. A lightning quick winger with amazing ball control and end product would be the icing on the cake. Ousamane Dembele would be perfect for us in my opinion.