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02 Jun 2017 09:57:34
Would the AG situation make us see James rodriguez as an option? similar player - not in quality, but possibly ability? If real want degea so bad what do you guys think of a ge gea + £70m for james, kroos and morata? Plus I will not be surprised if we see Zlatan by October, so we may not need a talisman forward so urgently after all.

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{Ed025's Note - is that you ed woodward?...come on ryan mate real are not going to buy that..


1.) 02 Jun 2017 10:11:36
i know ed. bit of a stretch. it may be upwards of £100m if we got all 3. On a side note, does anyone know what is happening with rooney? Surely he can't be considering China, although it may be worth it when we see him try to speak mandarin.

{Ed025's Note - now that would be fun ryan...hes still struggling with english!, i expect wayne to leave united this summer and everton could well be his destination but im spending a lot of time in church praying that hes not mate.. :)


2.) 02 Jun 2017 10:21:41
I don't know ed, he may make a decent replacement for barkley in the squad and can have a good impact on the youngsters - davies being one.

{Ed025's Note - if we want our youngsters hanging around old peoples homes looking for top totty then your right ryan.. :)


3.) 02 Jun 2017 10:58:45
Wouldn't take James or Morata. Neither are good enough.


4.) 02 Jun 2017 11:18:29
Morata is definitely good enough what attacker has scored 20+ goals starting mainly in the bench in Europe still younger enough to improve! Just real madrid overprice every single player he's a 25-30mill player at most!


5.) 02 Jun 2017 11:40:07
Morata is actually quite good at Juventus. It's just that Zidane preferred playing Benzema that you people get a bad impression of Morata.


6.) 02 Jun 2017 16:16:22
Morata for me please.


 

 

 

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15 Jun 2017 09:41:47
Just a quick thought. The eds have mentioned that we are after a striker and a left side forward. Looks like it will be Morata / belloti and perisic this window. If we maintain a sustained interest in Griezmann, I find it hard to believe that we are getting perisic with a view of using him only for 6 months or a year (Griezmann may not happen in Jan if he is cup tied in the champs league) . Could it be that JM sees perisic as a long-term answer to our LB problem? Fast, tracks back, decent crosser of the ball with his left foot and a grafter – perisic is like Valencia 4 years back, just with a better second foot and skills on the ball. What do you guys think?
On a second note – what does our needing a left forward mean for Martial? On the left, he will always be option no.2 unless perisic is played on the right which leaves mikhi out (assuming a 4-3-3). If he wants to play as a striker, he will be behind a new signing and rashford. Not a good place to be if you are 21 and the guy in front of you is younger and home grown.
I have been giving some thought to the Matic link. I tend to agree with the likes of beast here that if JM can get him playing like he did 3 years ago; he would be a great buy. It would be great if we can get a skilful DM with a good passing range but first you need a DM to be rock solid, physical and do the simple things well. Especially when we may have a centre back pairing who are 22-23 years old and potentially ask our full backs to bomb on as we play with only one striker and the wide forwards want to tuck in all the time. I have not seen a lot of fabinho and from what the ed says he is a player who does not track back very well and this will be disastrous for us in that role. I would rather our DM sat back and let the likes of pogba, Herrera, martial, mkytaryan, mata etc. create the play. Not to mention his height and presence in set pieces where we always looked vulnerable last season. All of this is subject to JM getting him back to the player he was 3 years ago. Big IF though.

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1.) 15 Jun 2017 10:05:25
Ryan Maze thinks you sound like a conspiracy theorist. If a player like Perisic who has played as a winger his entire career signs for United it will be -believe it or not- as a winger.


2.) 15 Jun 2017 10:17:28
Griezmann has just signed a new contract can't see him moving in Jan.


3.) 15 Jun 2017 10:57:22
I stopped reading when you suggested Perisic could become our LB.


4.) 15 Jun 2017 10:58:26
Maze - agree that it could be utter tosh and that perisic will start next season as a winger, but if and when we sign griezmann i would not be surprised if we moved perisic to LB. remember JM wanted valencia as a RB at Madrid when he was a winger and had been for his entire career to that point.
As to griezmann signing a new contract - so did lindelof in march - it means nothing. If he is not cup tied and we need an extra push up top, I fully expect us to go for him in Jan. Atleast the hopeful optimist in me does!


5.) 15 Jun 2017 11:11:07
Ryan I can guarantee you fella wherever IP is playing next season and the season after he will be playing as an out and out winger. If we need a left back then sign a left back.

United have been down this route before with LVG playing players out of position. It does not work.

Also Greizmann will definitely be cup tied and even the bigwigs at United would not be foolish enough to pay a mid season premium on top of his already ridiculous value.


6.) 15 Jun 2017 11:28:05
Perisic is actually right footed, although he is close to duel footed and there for far better with his left foot than most right footed players.

I think if we sign Greizmann it will be for him to play in a free role just off the striker.

Perisic therefore isn't going to be an issue as he will play exclusively on the flanks.

I'm in two minds about Perisic, on one hand has several characteristics Jose looks for, but on the other he lacks consistency and at 28 is unlikely to gain any at this point in his career. He reminds me a lot of Nani, in that when on form he is a menace, but his form days are too far apart.


7.) 15 Jun 2017 12:09:48
Shappy I think the thing that I like about him is that he is direct and will draw a CB out 9/ 10 if he beats the fullback. He is also a full grown man and not a child who will not let a fullback kick him up and down the park.


8.) 16 Jun 2017 00:44:27
I'm pretty sure when Jose took over in his first press conference when asked about signings he made it quite clear how he liked specialists, buying an out and winger in perisic and then playing him at left back would be kind of contradicting don't you think.


 

 

18 May 2017 14:12:53
With risk of getting murdered for this.

people say a top team competing on all fronts needs 4 strikers. we have rashford and martial playing there occasionally. we are in the market for a much needed top striker this summer, but i feel that may still leave us short if one gets injured and we need extra fire power during a game. So what do you guys feel about making a move for Defoe. he's scored 15 this season in an abject sunderland team. at 34 he is unlikely to ask for a starting berth, knows where the back of the net is and as a striker who has been decent for 10 years now, he may add some experience to the attack. Thoughts?

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1.) 18 May 2017 14:32:30
Aslong we buy one striker of the calibre of a griesman/ lukaku/ belotti etc i think its a shrewd move. He can educate the likes of rashford and martial in the art of poaching. If as i hope we play 2 uptop next season all 4 would get plenty of game time, defoe mainly but not exclusively as a sub.


2.) 18 May 2017 14:41:39
Interesting, but I think Defoe's game time would be limited, somebody coming to the end of their career need more games to keep sharp. I also don't think he does enough (aside from score), unfortunately the way we play we need more of an all rounder and I don't think he could maintain his sharpness from the bench.


3.) 18 May 2017 14:52:27
I wanted him at the club 10 years ago, he's deadly from the edge of the area and 1 on 1 with the keeper. Doubt he'd want to sit on the bench for the last 2 years of his career when he could be startng every game for a West Ham or Bournemouth.


4.) 18 May 2017 15:09:14
Agree about the sharpness Beast. if we end up playing 60 odd games next season he should be able to get on the pitch at least 15-20 times including sub appearances. That should be enough to keep him sharp-ish. Plus from what i have heard he is a decent pro who takes care of himself well.
He may well be inclined to work with a top manager with a chance of winning things at the end of his career - plus we will probably pay him more.

If we could make an injury prone Owen work for a bit, i think defoe could well work.

We were linked with Fonte when the season started - all ifs and buts, though the season may have been different had we had signed him.


5.) 18 May 2017 17:15:31
Seeing as we like re-signing players why not get back Hernandez.


6.) 18 May 2017 18:14:21
I've always liked defoe he's been a very consistent performer over the years. I can see the merit in having an experienced snr pro on the books that can also make a positive contribution. But I'm not sure a bit part is what he is looking for.
I don't think it would be a bad thing just highly unlikely.


7.) 19 May 2017 08:58:11
No and no, and it's a no again. Never good enough in his prime, and certainly not good enough now. Do you not think we've bought enough average over the last 3-4 years? Not sure why he'd spend his last season as a pro sat on the bench either?


 

 

10 May 2017 11:29:47
As many have said on here, I too think Mourinho understood early on that this is not a squad that can be trusted to play attacking football against the other top 6 sides with a good chance of winning. The man city game earlier this season reaffirmed this and he also realised that he cannot expect consistency from most the squad. The likes of mata, martial, ibrahimovic, mkhitaryan, Lingard, fellaini, smalling, Shaw etc. can have a blinder one game and be useless the next. I agree that any manager has a hand in improving the consistency of his players, but mou has not had the time to do so yet and he does not believe some players can deliver consistently at the required level. There hve been improvements – Rojo and jones look good, Rashford is a much more complete striker, Herrera has been better than the previous two seasons. But overall the level of performance s has been poor especially in the attacking areas. The manager cannot come out and condemn his attacking players every week like we fans do. All he can do when he cannot rely on them is to build the team around defence – which he has done, and find other excuses for the media– accumulation is this season’s excuse. SAF used the same strategy for years – not enough additional time, pitch was bumpy, referee was poor, teams want to beat us more etc. The football during SAF’s last years was quite dire– but he did know how to win and had players who could put the ball in the net – RVN, tevez, Ronaldo, Rooney (for 1 season), chicharito, RVP… when he did not, we suffered – in games when forlan, smith, berbatov, rooney (later years) led the line we struggled. Berba missed a host of chances against balckburn in 2010 when rooney was injured which ended up costing us the title. So, this is not new. Ibra was bought in not to solve that problem and given the number of chances he had, he has not scored enough.
We have not played consistent flowing attacking football for a while now. Not since we had great wingers / full backs, strikers who could put the ball in the back of the net, midfielders capable of transitioning into attack and CBs who were rock solid. All top teams today have these– Juve, Madrid, Bayern etc. How much of that does the current squad have? Very little. So when Mourinho says that this squad is not built for the swashbuckling style the fans want he is absolutely right. This is built for a possession based team that LVG wanted to build. So I expected Mourinho to look to add pace, people who can put the ball in the net and to build a platform in defence where they could attack from.
Listening to ed’s sharkopod (great one – thanks ed! ) I could not help but feel a little underwhelmed by our potential summer transfer activity in the attacking end. There may not be may top strikers available but we desperately need one. Griezman is fantastic, but can he lead the line every week? Lewandowski / muller would be my choice but like the ed said, that may not happen. The other options mentioned are younger and could be brilliant or may not adjust to the premier league. Not everyone has it in them to be the CF for man utd. The RW/ RAM position also needs reinforcement and I am unsure Willian is the answer. I like fabinho and matic and think they will do well and though I like kroos, i fear that would mean the end for Herrera. The main problems this season have been our inability to convert good opportunities into goals and our need to protect our defence which contributes to our slow pace of attack. The options being looked at only seem to solve one of those three problems. You could argue that a DM will allow our wingers to push up a little higher, making it easy to transition and counter attack. But that still needs us wanting someone at the end of it who can score.
What we cannot afford is another season of 10% conversion rates and hitting the post a dozen times. We cannot afford another season where we transition so slowly that the opposition always have 10 men behind the ball when we attack. That is the difference between challenging for the title and finishing outside the top 4. And I am tired of just wanting us to finish in the top 4. We are bigger than that and hopefully next season we will have the squad to prove it.

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1.) 10 May 2017 12:07:32
From the 14 games we drew this season if we had pinched a win from 2 of them we would be sat in the top 4 now.
Gone in to the Swansea or arsenal game looking for a win to wrap up top 4.
We have blew it this season to be honest .
If we had approached a few more games like we did the Chelsea game who knows where we would of been .


2.) 10 May 2017 13:51:01
I know people will say its all if's buts and maybe's but you are right jred.

Cannot ignore the amount of draws this season and its more than fair to say we should have won at least 2 of them.

Its all subjective though as some will say well we didn't win them so we are out of top 4.


3.) 10 May 2017 14:07:34
Scholes
Yer all ifs and buts and every fan has a sob story . just shows the fine margins over a season.


4.) 10 May 2017 15:26:25
i know mate. its gutting to think that staoke and burnley draws have cost us top 4.

(i mention those 2 specifically because we did everything but win and they had world class keepers for the day)


5.) 10 May 2017 15:48:07
Yer it's nuts win them 2 games and it looks a different season .
Goes to show if we had of been anywhere near our best we could of been up there.


6.) 10 May 2017 19:57:27
Yeah but remember a Rashford last minute winner against Hull, where they had the best chances? A few others in cups where they miss a sitter we go and score last few minutes.

Every team has the same "if only's", if Scousers miss top 4, Milner penalty will be talked about, despite scoring every other pen this season.

We have dominated a lot of teams this season and not put them away, very frustrating. But maybe some teams let us dominate so much because they know we can't score for toffee and it leaves space for them to counter.


 

 

01 Feb 2017 19:21:12
Question to the EDs and anyone in the know. How is the academy coming along with butt and mackenna? I know it has been said that we are miles behind city but was wondering if we are heading in the right direction since joyce and mcguiness?
Also which team do you folks think has the best scouting network and team in England and in all of Europe. I would go with southampton and Monaco. Although sevilla wouldn't be too far behind.

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02 Jan 2017 20:03:13
5 points separating five teams near the top of the table. Talk about a competitive league!
I will be rooting for Chelsea against Tottenham. need to maximise chances of top 4.

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1.) 02 Jan 2017 20:33:26
Draw for me. Why rule out the title? 10 points in half a season isn't too much.
Aim for the top, settle for top 4 if we don't make it.


2.) 02 Jan 2017 21:20:19
I'd like to see Tottenham stop Chelsea run. Who knows what could happen after first loss.

Tottenham can still fade last 10 games again as their style catches up with them.

13 points in half a season, hmmmmm.


 

 

 

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09 Nov 2017 08:16:28
Ed is the difficulty due to the size and image of the club - which attracts the focus they get form the press / media / fans or is it because of the way the club is run - the board, no tech. director, etc.
One is a consequence of success whereas the other is a much bigger problem.

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05 Aug 2017 09:46:24
so the question is does he want to pay more tax or earn less? :)

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02 Jun 2017 10:21:41
I don't know ed, he may make a decent replacement for barkley in the squad and can have a good impact on the youngsters - davies being one.

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02 Jun 2017 10:11:36
i know ed. bit of a stretch. it may be upwards of £100m if we got all 3. On a side note, does anyone know what is happening with rooney? Surely he can't be considering China, although it may be worth it when we see him try to speak mandarin.

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{Ed025's Note - now that would be fun ryan...hes still struggling with english!, i expect wayne to leave united this summer and everton could well be his destination but im spending a lot of time in church praying that hes not mate.. :)


 

 

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25 Jul 2016 14:23:06
Amen Jake.

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27 Oct 2017 11:55:15
We need to be careful at set pieces where llorente can use hi height. We have looked poor at defending corners so far, so let's hope tomorrow will be better.

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14 Oct 2017 15:30:12
You are right mate. We got Mkhitaryan and lukaku over the last two years. We should be playing better - no question, the injuries don’t help either. And I am sure if we had seen some good attacking play in the first half mou would have setup better in the second. But given how we played I side with the manager in making sure we don’t lose and then going for the win. We simply could not hold on to the ball which was terribly disappointing .

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14 Oct 2017 14:30:36
i ll take it. good point. our attack was woeful. not being able to string four passes together. no quaity on the ball. no runners from midfield. we were setup to block liverpool as our players cannot be trusted to take the game to liverpool and pin them in their third. so we had to setup this way or risk attacking them and conceding a few. I think the maanger got it right, we just did nt have the few moments we needed in the attacking third.

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18 Sep 2017 05:53:12
Is this a wind up mate? Surely you are not serious. I agree that we were poor in all of the second half except the last 10 mins but piss poor? No. Can't believe you are feeling more annoyed after this 4-0 win compared to the LVG dross or even the 0-0 s last year.

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17 Aug 2017 15:42:25
i think he would be a great fit if we get him. Very young, but has a physical side to his game so should not find it too hard in the premier league. Plus he is good at set pieces and we lack someone to take our indirect free kicks and corners.

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