08 Oct 2021 17:20:16
To try and keep away from talk of the manager and to fill the void during this international break, which 3 signings do you think would make us genuine title contenders?

For me Ruben Neves, Franck Kessie and Kieran Trippier.

1.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 18:03:32
We made those 3 in this window.

2.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 18:56:06
New owners
New manager
& Marco Veratti.

3.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 19:08:37
Haaland, ndidi and René Meulensteen.

4.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 19:51:40
Badiashile, Tchouameni, Max Aarons.

5.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 19:25:03
Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho.

6.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 20:08:27
New manager
New coaches
New mentality.

7.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 20:24:23
New manager is all that’s required.

8.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 21:42:01
Seems to be a lot of people want Gareth Southgate.

9.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 22:23:57
This same question was posed last year when people said we were 3 signings away from being genuine title contenders.

We seem to always be 3 signings away from being title contenders no matter how many players we sign.

{Ed014's Note - you really are the new Arsenal! ??

10.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 22:30:11
Lol. As bad as Southgate is, he will still do a much better job than Ole.

11.) 08 Oct 2021
08 Oct 2021 22:52:01
Agreed ed014, happy with top 4 and embarrassing exits in europe.

Lets hope we don't get bayern munich in the round of 16.

{Ed014's Note - no need to give me flash backs DSG! ???

12.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 03:49:18
Brendan Rodgers

13.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 05:42:48
Pogba extension
Lingard extension
Ole extension

We are getting better and better under Ole. We are getting close. We are smiling more.

14.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 08:01:05
rohanarora8, nothing better than everyone laughing and smiling and having a jolly good day.

Ole for Noble prize for bringing peace and smiles to millions around the world including the neutrals and opposition fans.

Does his press briefings put together qualify for Noble prize in Literature?

15.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 09:31:49
Three signings

1) New Owners
2) Someone they appoint who can make clear non sentimental non financial only based decisions to improve the football club as a football club with success the No1 ambition, not asset value or income.
2) New experienced manager (not Southgate) with the right Gravitas as soon as possible.

Given the leeches will unlikely be moved, this is more realistic
1) Instead of a data analyst, a decision maker, someone who will be decisive and make non sentimental football decisions quickly, accurately and decisively
2) New proper Manager who is not a sentimental choice with appropriate coaches and money to spend
3) A contract to improve the ground and surroundings to what it should be

Last point why do we now need another three signings to challenge? 6 windows and over £400m spent and we still need 3 signings. Tells you everything you need to know about the level of manager.

16.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 10:12:15
Two DMs, a prominent one who will start most games and a backup (probably someone younger) . But they should be special-ist holding midfielders, not box to box players capable of doing an ok job there. Kante would be great now, but he's getting on and reports Chelsea are open to selling may mean he is beginning to show a decline. The young lad from Monaco may be worth a go.

To that I would add a RB, but only one genuinely better than AWB and who will fill the role for several years, definitely not Trippier.

17.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 11:48:25
A quality defensive midfielder. Kessie's name came up last week and that's the one everyone is jumping on so I'll stick with that.
A RB upgrade. Are we talking obtainable or ideal? Kimmich.
CF? Assuming Cavani moves on (maybe before expected) and Martial is still uncertain, it's always Haaland for me, but with CR7 about for two seasons who knows if either would move aside. We've already seen Ronaldo strop when he gets left out or taken off.

18.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 11:49:02
I see a few people questioning why we need another 3 players to challenge.

In theory we shouldn't, Fellaini, Herrera, Rojo, Blind, Schneiderlin, Darmian, Di Maria, Romero, Mkhitaryan, Sanchez, Lukaku and James.

12 players bought for hundreds of millions all sold at a loss. That doesn't take into consideration older players like Falcao, Zlatan, Ighalo, Schweinsteiger who have also been brought in on short term deals.

The reality is the club has no real overarching vision, and keeps zig zagging all over the place in terms of recruitment to suit the new managers.

With over 1 billion spent we shouldn't NEED to sign anymore players.

But answer me this, do we have a top class fully functional midfield? With Pogba potentially leaving, Matic coming to the end of his career at the top level, Donny in no man's land. That leaves McTominay and Fred.

I think regardless of what happens with the manager situation, next summer or possibly sooner the club will look to refresh/ rebuild the midfield.

19.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 11:58:22
Shappy I don't think it takes someone with a football brain to know Utd's midfield is a shambles.

20.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 12:38:06
Spenno - isn't that the huge mystery, Carrick and Fletcher at the club 2 great midfielders in their own right with football brains - and Ole who played in front of one of the greatest midfields in PL history and still we are where we are with the personnel we have.

21.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 13:04:12
I wasn't a great fan of either player Boyfromburrenway, but Fergie could drain something out of every player. Ole obviously can't and one could argue most players who've donned the shirt in recent years seem drowned by it. But to be fair McT and Fred are neither of those players.

22.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 13:48:55
I think its well documented that we will invest in midfield next summer or maybe even in jan.
Lingard and vdb are quite likely to move on in jan and that may allow us get one in if the right player is available.
Pogba will likely leave in the summer also mata and matic may be off in the summer. Fred will be going into his last 2 years.
There is a couple from the academy that may step up into the squad. But we need to rebuild there for sure.

23.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 16:44:28
Fred's brother. Oles daughter. And any one related to martial.

24.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 18:05:15
Bissouma, Kessie, Trippier.
As if we are getting three in January.

25.) 09 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 21:54:16
Zidaniel, I'd probably give Bissouma a wide berth atm.

26.) 10 Oct 2021
10 Oct 2021 13:16:21
How about a new goalkeeper, another left winger and a central striker.