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12 Nov 2019 23:26:50
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12 Nov 2019 22:31:47
Losing Mctominay is going to be tough for the few weeks he's out, the away trip to Sheffield will be a battle, so who will come in? Think Matic is still injured, does young Gardner get a game, it's a big ask for the you lad, our team is getting younger each week now. If Axel was fit would you play him infront of the back four or maybe revert back 3-5-3. We need another win to keep momentum going, a defeat and we are back to square one again.

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12 Nov 2019 19:51:57
Reports today that chong had turned down a contract and told the club he will be leaving in June.
If true its disappointing. Although he has not shown a great deal So far he has always been touted as a top talent.

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12 Nov 2019 21:38:05
Dont blame him to be honest, if he can't get a kick with the paucity of options we have at right wing at the moment, then he will never get his chance when/ if the area is addressed in the transfer market.

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12 Nov 2019 12:42:18
just seen a rumour that chong going to juventus on a free next year. looked decent in the u21/ u23 but not replicated that form when he's had a 1st team appearance.

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12 Nov 2019 14:26:24
He looks weak and needs to play regular mens football.

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12 Nov 2019 14:29:47
Both Chong and Gomes have contracts that run out in the summer.

Both have looked far too good for the reserves, but not quite ready for the first team. I feel both need loans in January, but fail to see that happening unless they sign new deals.

Tricky situation for the club. Silly that the club has allowed two of our most talented young players to get down to having 8 months left on their contracts.

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12 Nov 2019 16:19:40
After they messed up with Herrera is anyone surprised.

If Chong can't get game time at United then how is he going to get it at Juventus.

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12 Nov 2019 16:20:46
On Gomes, I have heard that his family are not a great influence on him. He has it in his head he should be playing. Thought I’d share this, following a conversation with a couple of folks who are keen followers of the academy. Not sure about Chong.

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12 Nov 2019 16:47:27
Caolan, That's interesting to hear. I wouldn't be surprised, he has had approaches from Barcelona among others in the past.

If based on talent alone then he probably should be playing more, yet as we have seen when he has played he has struggled to really make an impact. Also physically he needs to be able to ride the tackles he will receive in the professional game. If he takes his chances he will get games, same with Chong, Greenwood, Garner and Williams.

It's tough to make the jump from under 23's to the first team, you go from being the star to just another player. Some struggle with that, Pogba did as a 17/ 18 year old. One minute you're the star of the team the next you're not even making the bench. These lads love playing, they need to learn how to channel that into making the most of their chances and fulfilling their potential.

I want all the lads to make it, but sadly that will never be the case. Tuanzebe, Rashford and McTominay will make it (by make it I mean make the most of their talent) . Of the next group of youngsters I'm fairly confident that Greenwood, Garner and Williams will make it as well. I'm not so sure on Chong and Gomes. Gomes is one of the most talented, yet I feel he will struggle to impose himself on the game until he is in his early twenties, he will need to stay on track if he is to make it. Chong I feel isn't making the most of the chances he has got. At one point he had played more than any of the other youngsters. He is the same age as Rice, Sancho, Haaland, Guendouzi, Mount and even Dalot. I think he needs a loan to get regular football.

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12 Nov 2019 17:40:40
Chong will in my opinion never be good enough to be a real star. I think he will be a good squad player no more.

Gomez definitely has more ball skills and if we lose him it would be a real shame because I can see him m in three or four years time being a real star. The problem is how to give him the physicality he needs whilst managing his natural impatience and frustration at seeing other less talented players getting a first team chance. He needs to have a mature longer term view which is not something easily acquired by young footballers. Whoever is his agent or takes control of his contracts also has to really put Gomez long term interests in front of short term gain.

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12 Nov 2019 23:14:22
Let's be honest if he got a hair cut you wouldn't even notice him😂.

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11 Nov 2019 16:28:21
Does anyone else get the impression that we won't see Pogba back in a United shirt again?
Is he already lined up for a move in Jan?
Is he unfit like Lukaku was unift pre season?
Why was he on an exercise bike in dubai on Instagram - do we not have such bikes at carrington?

Just a thought.

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11 Nov 2019 19:15:38
He is injured i don't see any conspiracy in the situation at all.

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11 Nov 2019 19:35:43
we play better without him.

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11 Nov 2019 21:25:19
I imagine he'll be back, hogging the ball, tripping over it, before pinging a 50 yard ball to nobody an throwing his arms in the air, falling over the ball again, then going off with a twinge, and then moving to china for 3 gazillion dollars because their the only team still interested in the over rated ego maniac.

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11 Nov 2019 22:07:31
No Mort tell us how you really feel about pogba.

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{Ed025's Note - yeah get off the fence mort..

11 Nov 2019 22:16:52
to true mort.

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12 Nov 2019 09:18:02
I actually think he'd do well in this current set up with McTom and Fred begin him as a hardworking pair and the pace an movement of James, Rashford and Martial ahead of him. Played at not quite a 10 but not quite an 8 either and left to wonder and influence the game.

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12 Nov 2019 12:45:46
I'm not sure what's going on but its clear he doesn't want to be at the club. Maybe sending him to Dubai to recover is just a way of getting a disgruntled player out of the picture while they recover from an injury. Many players are known to be miserable when they can't/ aren't playing.

The real issue is whether Pogba will have any real options to move come the summer.

Real Madrid's interest will leave with Zidane who might not see out the season.

Barcelona have moved on from Pogba, having signed Arthur and Frenkie de Jong. Plus they would have an issue with his wages unless Messi leaves.

Juventus would like to resign him, yet they currently have first team midfielders. So would they pay what is needed to sign him? Or will we drop the asking price?

Bayern could enter the fray, yet he doesn't look like a typical Bayern signing, and would he want to move to Germany?

PSG are the only other real options, they have the resources to buy him and pay him, they could have the need. And if Real Madrid come in for Mbappe then they might want to replace one highly rated French international with another. But would Pogba be happy to go back to France while in his peak years or does he want to aim higher?

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12 Nov 2019 16:21:27
If that's all his options, Manchester or Paris then he'll be gone. But I wouldn't bet on his stay in Paris being a long one.

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12 Nov 2019 16:57:46
Mort, the issue he has is he is on huge wages, has a potentially difficult agent, will command a huge fee and yet he has never really shone in any side as the star player.

He has been the occasional good performance for us, he has been out shone when playing for France by Kante, Matuidi, Griezmann and Mbappe, while at Juventis he was back up to many great players.

I would imagine of the big sides who could afford him there is little appetite to spend that much time, money and effort on a player who is clearly talented, but yet to make a sustained impact on the teams he plays for.

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08 Nov 2019 10:23:14
Hi Eds and fellow posters.

Ole mentioned the club are looking to make up to 2 signings over January and have players in mind.

Would be really interested in who would be the 2 to sign in January. But let's be REAL and suggest somewhat attainable targets for Jan.

Someone will ask for a summary from the Ed's sometime soon. And it could be interesting to see who is the guys you would like, who the club look to and ultimately what we end up with.

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08 Nov 2019 10:57:03
i don't know who the club are looking at, could all be bluster to keep us happy. however I think that haaland/ mandzukic, would be attainable and maybe also someone like a bruno fernandes again. that's probably it although if reports are true then the like of emre can could be bought as he doesn't get a sniff at juve.

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08 Nov 2019 11:44:15
I expect I'll be in the minority here but if the club's first choice for any position isn't available in January I would rather we didn't sign anyone.

Fred wasn't Jose's first choice but he went for him because he was worried he wouldn't get anyone else. Had the club not signed Fred then it is likely that we would have pushed harder for a midfielder this summer just gone. We might even have signed a player better than Fred and now have a better midfield.

That's the problem when you panic and just buy who is available rather than who is best suited.

I would rather wait until the summer and bring in the right ones. If we can get them in January then great.

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08 Nov 2019 12:25:45
i agree that we shouldn't panic buy, problem is that if our form doesn't improve then a lot of fans will be screaming for signings. the club may well then panic just to ease the unrest.

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08 Nov 2019 12:53:44
I'm with shappy I'd rather wait for the right player. However I think we need to sign 6 which is a big ask all in one summer. So if someone's available in winter and ee can get them I'd go for it.

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08 Nov 2019 14:51:34
Mandzucic has been mooted for quite a while but I cannot see how he would fit in: croatia he plays up front but we don't whip crosses in from the flanks and at juve he has played as a second striker and on the left! Surely that doesn't fit in with the players we have, rashford, martial and james to name 3.
No doubt the media will link us with 40+ targets but can only see us asking seriously about 4/ 5 and possibly getting 1/ 2.
Personal thought is a striker and midfielder as priorty positions with mid being top.

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08 Nov 2019 15:00:29
Panic is one of the reasons the squad is so poor

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08 Nov 2019 16:59:45
Would love Bruno Fernandes. I think he is that creativity we're lacking behind the front 3. Sadly I'm not convinced he wants to sign for us as it would probably have been done in the summer just gone.

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08 Nov 2019 19:10:26
I don’t know if they are or have ever been genuine targets but Milinkovic-Savic and Bruno Fernandes would transform our team. Fred and Lingard are not good enough to start every week and we are desperately short in midfield. Pogba or no Pogba, we need more quality through the middle.

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09 Nov 2019 14:51:23
I think we can all agree that the two players should be Bale an Shhhhnyder!

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09 Nov 2019 21:31:26
Sandro Tonali at Brescia should be signed asap.

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10 Nov 2019 09:24:40
If it means we have a chance to buy our number one targets this winter we should do even it means paying slightly over the odds. At least that way we can integrate them into the team and they should be up to speed for next season.

Let's face it this season we won't get top four and if we don't get a Uefa place I won't mind if it means that we have a better chance of a title shot the year after.

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10 Nov 2019 11:04:52
CF (Haaland for me) plus a DM and a No.10 are our three biggest priorities currently.

If Dier joins I’ll cry - the worst ‘midfielder’ in the premier league.

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11 Nov 2019 10:05:18
I will be happy if we sign just squad players in January, main focus should be to get better first team players in the summer who will address certain key areas, money should be available for players like Madison, Martinez/ Haaland/ Jimenez, another CB and LB.

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11 Nov 2019 12:41:25
haaland i can't see joining us anytime soon, now that raiolas his agent the fee will be silly already reports of £86m and every top european club all showing interest.

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07 Nov 2019 23:23:58
I am delighted to see tonight's result, and I didn't see the game. But as I scanned the other Europe League results, I felt a sense of sadness. This is where we are now. With FK Qarabag and F91 Dudelange. Competing across a continent with teams I have never heard of. The glorious nights of excitement against the best Italian or Spanish sides feels a long way off, and that feels wrong, but the tables don't lie.

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08 Nov 2019 00:00:48
We've qualified, which is great. We are where we are. It will take time. We played well tonight, a couple of mistakes here and there, but it was a good 3-0 win and could have been more.

We appear to be getting our confidence back. No doubt there will be more ups and downs as the season goes on.

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08 Nov 2019 03:33:56
Jesus it was only last year we played juventus, barcelona and psg home and away lol. Hardly that long gone are those days.

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08 Nov 2019 07:11:09
Too right DSG. Dodgy season that’s all. One correct managerial appointment and 3/ 4 good signings and we’d be comfortably top 4.

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08 Nov 2019 09:19:38
It's the early rounds, we often had to play at least one game against a lesser known team in the UCL group stages.

If we make the quarterfinals or the semifinals then we will likely be playing more recognisable European teams. Don't look at the smallest or least known teams of a competition, look at the winners, those are the teams we will have to beat if we are to win the competition.

Spurs beat the might FK Crvena Zvezda while Liverpool played the European power house Genk, so famous that several Scousers turned up in the wrong city of Gent for the game only to realise their mistake all too late.

So yeah, it sucks being in the Europa League, but it's better than not being in Europe at all. Plus it's a real opportunity to get into the UCL by winning it like we did a few years ago.

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08 Nov 2019 10:21:41
Just go with positivity bro.

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08 Nov 2019 16:15:42
Why is the Europa League treated with such contempt?

The old UEFA Cup and Cup Winners Cups were treated as important trophies, just below the European Cup but still well worth winning.

Remember the winners of the Europa not only get a place in the Champions League but they will be in pot 1 so should get a, relatively, friendly draw.

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07 Nov 2019 08:06:07
ralf rangnick being linked to a Technical/ Sporting Director role today. Comes from the Athletic which imo seems pretty legit.

Interesting move, lots of experience and lots of good contacts around the world for young players - looking at Salzburg and Leipzig.

Could be a positive a sensible way forward. does it also creates the way for Nagglesman?

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07 Nov 2019 09:06:48
The rumour I heard was that he is scene as a potential replacement for Ole for a year or two then for him to step into a sporting/ technical director role.

He is one of footballs best multitaskers, having previously fulfilled the role of technical director and manager at Lepzig.

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07 Nov 2019 11:43:36
I am trying not to follow 'links' and will just wait till something actually happens. Will let you know during the Jan window, if this attempt succeeds. Till then, no butterfly effects for me. :)

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07 Nov 2019 15:00:29
He also wants to control everything on the football side. Potential stumbling block.

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07 Nov 2019 15:06:29
I think this will happen.

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07 Nov 2019 15:16:18
Some great quotes on the once great MEN.

"There is a lot of space for a vision for United, but I am very happy where I am.

"Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left they were underperforming. They haven’t won the title since he left. "

"At any club, if you cannot get the right players, then you should at least not sign the wrong ones. You are in trouble if you do that in one or two or three consecutive transfer windows.


"Club building is about building the right squad by transferring the right players away and having more than 50 per cent success rate of bringing in the right players. Then you must have the best possible coaches to develop these players. "

And speaking in October, he told The Guardian: "I am happy where I am but if any club wanted to speak to me, the question would have to be: ‘Can I be somebody who can influence areas of development across the whole club? ’ Otherwise you are only getting half of what I am capable of. "

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07 Nov 2019 15:52:56
Ed002, What is your opinion on Ralf Rangnick? Would he be a good candidate either as a manager or in a technical director role at United?

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{Ed002's Note - As a manager no and he is not what MU will be looking for as a DoF - he is a strategist and would be most suitable doing the same thing at a progressive club or group of clubs - such as he has been doing. MU do not fall in to either category I am afraid.}

07 Nov 2019 17:20:08
We're a corporation that plays a bit of football on the weekend. That's the category we fall into.

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07 Nov 2019 21:28:56
Groan.

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06 Nov 2019 04:33:31
Reports linking us to Kai Havertz.
Looks like a fantastic prospect and could be a long term no 10 solution for us.
But not sure if he is better than Bruno or Maddison.

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06 Nov 2019 09:07:37
He has more potentiat and i'd take him over both of then.

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06 Nov 2019 09:43:29
Won't happen, he will eithr stay in Germany or go PSG as per with German players and wind up at Bayern as per.

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06 Nov 2019 12:28:50
We will need to break the bank to get him and I hope we do just knows when to be in the box at the right time reminds me of Michael ballack .

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06 Nov 2019 16:05:41
He is reported saying that he spoke to Kroos about Madrid weather.

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06 Nov 2019 17:08:19
It’s a bit sad that people still think we’re in the mix for players like Havertz.

Lad will have the pick of top clubs, but getting Woodward’s attention is usually a good way to drive up the price.

We would be extremely lucky to get Maddison, but I think the ship has sailed on Fernandes.

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06 Nov 2019 18:21:10
Not a chance of getting him He has his choice of all the best teams. We are not even close.

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