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01 Sep 2020 13:08:22
Rumours of Galatasary interested in Fred, not sure if true but i can see why he would be intersting in a move with Van De Beek coming in and constant rumours of Grealish. I like Fred and think he works well in a hard working role and we saw his best prior to lockdown, however I am not sure that Olly is sold on him so i can see this being a possible exit.
If this does happen I think it is one that could bring in a decent fee that could be used to bring in a replacement (maybe Grealish) that Olly does like and bridges the gap when Pogba/ Fernandes come off.


1.) 01 Sep 2020 13:34:09
I think we can scratch Grealish off the list now. He is overrated.

2.) 01 Sep 2020 13:42:51
I think the offered 2m for a years loan. we won't get a decent fee for fred particularly in the current climate. If we got back a quartet if what we paid we would be doing well.

3.) 01 Sep 2020 13:53:05
I'd rather sell Perrieira, Mata and Lingard before fred.

4.) 01 Sep 2020 16:19:25
Agree with Mad Hatter here, I would rather see Pereira, Lingard and Mata out than Fred.

5.) 01 Sep 2020 17:14:47
I'd be surprised to see Grealish arrive too now although he adds something different to what we have, even with VdB. I do feel Fred is a useful if unspectacular player but one we'd hope to recoup a decent fee for.

6.) 01 Sep 2020 18:38:18
Fred was decent last year, he gives his all every game and covers every blades of grass. He is one of the last players I would want to see leave.

7.) 01 Sep 2020 20:04:49
I hope Fred doesn't end up turning into the next Ander Herrera. Losing another good squad player and keeping the likes of Perreira, Lingard etc.

8.) 01 Sep 2020 21:20:15
Kurtis I agree. I'd keep Fred and loan mcsauce. I like them both but mcsauce given a year on loan at a Newcastle or somewhere alike would come back a much better player. I don't see Fred going to Turkey improving him alot, he'd contribute more here. I'd like him to get more games time than Matic. I'm not saying anything bad about matic, but his legs have clearly gone, we don't want to get to November and him be burnt out with no decent cover.

9.) 02 Sep 2020 00:04:18
Fred is not a player we need to keep. He can't pass, shoot, tackle, control the ball or dribble. Not really sure what he brings to the side that McTominay doesn’t?

Likeable character for sure yes - Utd quality no.

10.) 02 Sep 2020 04:16:06
If we are letting Fred go and basically replacing him with Donny van de Beek we are looking to move forward. Fred and McTom are both squad players. We can have either one of them, and I expect James Garner to step up in a season or 2.

11.) 02 Sep 2020 09:36:45
Fred is better player than McTominay.

Loan out Mctominay over Fred all day long.



17 Jul 2017 11:03:42
So current rumour is that we will move for Kroos as part of the discussions withRM about DDG.
So, if available should we get him, does he offer the best style to complement Pogba/ harera or do we truly need a Matic HM.


1.) 17 Jul 2017 12:11:09
Kroos better player but Matic will suit our system better, plus Moo Moo knows him and will do what he's told. Prem proven.

2.) 17 Jul 2017 12:53:25
Toni Kroos won't come mate. Best chance we had was a few years ago before he moved to Mardid.

3.) 17 Jul 2017 13:23:41

That isn't what we have heard previously from Ed002.

4.) 17 Jul 2017 13:56:56
GDS2 - Sorry, what have I missed and where is it?

5.) 17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.

6.) 17 Jul 2017 18:01:24
I'd take Kroos all day long and there's no reason at all a midfield 3 of Kroos, Herrera and Pogba wouldn't work. I get what people are saying about what Matic would bring but there's no need for that if the opposition can't get the ball off us.

7.) 17 Jul 2017 19:28:39
Kroos is one of the best centre mids in the world and played really well under Mourinho. If there is any chance of getting him in the DDG transfer we should go all out for him. Kroos, Herrera and Pogba as a 3 would be scary.

8.) 17 Jul 2017 19:29:38
I said this at the beginning of the summer and got bashed by a few saying he can't play in a 3 man midfield.
For me he's the best in the business, I've watched him pick teams apart for Madrid. If it meant getting Matic too I'd do it. If a truley world class player becomes available to us we should get him in.g

9.) 17 Jul 2017 22:07:26
Kroos was playing in a 3 man midfield all last season with Modric and Casemiro and was brilliant.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.



25 May 2017 19:09:59
Rumours that the three options for CB Lindelof, Keane or Van Djilk. Who do you guys feel would better suite.
For me it would be Van Djilk as I think he is a leader and would be great alongside Bailly. I Like Keane but worry it would be too soon, not seen any of Lindelof to judge.


1.) 25 May 2017 19:50:32
haven't seen lidlof either except on youtube since we have been linked with him. Vdijk looks good, fast, big and strong and seems to get his head on everything both ends of the pitch -out of those 3 he would be first choice. silly money of course.

2.) 25 May 2017 19:53:17
VVD is not worth the price, keane is not good enough to start for us, lindelof isn't much better but he has a high ceiling, would love a double swoop for semedo and lindelof.

3.) 25 May 2017 20:51:52
VVD out of the 3. He's one of the top 3 centre backs in the PL.

{Ed004's Note - It would be between Lindelof and Van Dijk for me. I'm edging towards Van Dijk because of his power in the air, physical attributes and being premiership proven. I think he could form a perfect partnership with Bailly. It would be nice to be a threat from set pieces again}

4.) 25 May 2017 21:58:58
None of the above.

5.) 25 May 2017 22:09:05
I think comes down to value for money. Keane should stay at Burnley for at another 18 months. He certainly has potential. Perhaps cut a deal with Burnley to buy him and then loan him back.
Lindelof is an unknown, just Like Bailly. I've see Youtube clips etc.
VVD looks very good and would compliment Bailly. He is as ED004 says prem proven. Keane isn't quite there yet. However if he plays well in the next two England games then his price will rise.

6.) 25 May 2017 22:02:38
Couldnt agree more ED004, over recent years we seem to have lost the threat of our CBs coming forward for corners ala Vidic, pally, bruce, rio, stam etc etc, fair play to smalling last night for his assist but we used to be a real threat in days gone by with our cbs.

{Ed004's Note - Maybe that's why by reports we seem to be looking at Dier ahead of Fabinho and the links with Van Dijk and Keane. Two of them along with Pogba and Bailly would give us good height}

7.) 25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.

8.) 26 May 2017 03:08:12
i would like to bring in alderweireld from spurs.

9.) 26 May 2017 05:37:25

When Spurs signed for £7million I thought why the hell didn't we try and buy him. He'd cost £50 million now. Bargain buy for Spurs. Top class CB.

10.) 26 May 2017 09:36:58
Thing is with Spurs, they brought in players like Alder, Alli, Wanyama for little money - but they play them every week. We sign players for 3X-5X that and keep them on the bench or play them sporadically.

We'd pay £25m for Keane and use him in rotation. We need nailed down 100% starters for the money we are going to undoubtedly spend, otherwise it's a Depay/ Martial/ Schneiderlin type waste.

Godin for me.

11.) 26 May 2017 09:44:27
If this is the CB's that we are looking to strengthen with then I am slightly disappointed. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a world class CB come in, someone like Bonucci. I know VVD is being touted as the next big thing, I don't know anything about the Swedish guy, Keane, I am not convinced is good enough either. I was hoping that if there is a deal for DDG to go to Madrid, that they would have had some clout to be able to try and sort out a deal for someone like Varane.

12.) 26 May 2017 09:46:03
Agree with Beast here, a consistent line up breeds success.

13.) 26 May 2017 11:17:23
If Jose is the master at one thing it's picking out defenders. Whoever we buy will fit in well. Perhaps Rojo has convinced him and Blind has looked very able there
too? We need one more to replace Smalling.

Keane or VVD for me please Jose. It's the full back positions where we need the serious investment and another midfielder to replace Carrick. I'll be well chuffed with Greizeman though!

If Keane re-joins, we just need to go back for Welbeck now to show just how clueless LVG was!

14.) 26 May 2017 12:40:49
I'll keep my answer simple enough.

Has to be Van Dijk, he's the best of the three.

15.) 26 May 2017 16:28:43
Agree Harry, before his injury he was the best CB in the prem. Would be a decent partner for Bailly for the next 7-8 years.



04 May 2017 13:32:01
Willian getting another link to us. It shows that we are likely to add an additional attacker as well as a striker. I for one would take him as he will fit straight into Jose system.


1.) 04 May 2017 14:49:54
I think there is a chance of this being true.

2.) 04 May 2017 18:14:13
I would welcome him if it wasnt silly money. Like a lot of fast attacking players he is one of those who can get you off your seat but also frustrate you when he beats 2 players and over hits a cross time and again- but in the main he has improved a lot at Chelsea and on his day is class - then again so was Nani but I've seen us linked with lesser players recently.

3.) 04 May 2017 22:23:11
Always good for a goal, great on set pieces and a player trusts. He was phenomenal last season for Chelsea.

Far better than any right sided option we have. Willian right, Mkhitaryan in the middle and Martial left is very likely behind Rashford or a new striker.

I don't think we will see a Griezmann and Belotti double buy. That's fantasy. Rashford is hugely impressive though right now and is doing all of the right things. You could easily envisage Griezmann playing off of Rashford with Ibra to come back into the fold when fit.

4.) 05 May 2017 16:33:46
I agree fresh. Personally wouldn't touch belotti at the prices quoted.



10 Apr 2017 22:05:43
Looks like Pogba is good mates with Lukaku. could he be using that friendship to bring him in next year?


1.) 11 Apr 2017 07:37:17
It might be the other way round ;)




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15 Sep 2021 11:14:21
A number of bad decisions last night but ultimately one game, let's hope we see better going forward.
Deciding to defend the lead can work bit you need energy, Neither Pogba or Ronaldo gives you that, for me take Ronaldo and Pogba off and have Sancho, Bruno, Greenwood work the wings and middle between them to hopefully create something.
The best form of defence last night should have been attack. not lump it up to Ronaldo and hope he can do something.


1.) 15 Sep 2021 11:28:02
Do you think Klopp, Guardiola, Tuchel etc. would just acceept the fact that two of their highest paid players were'nt prepared to put in some extra effort when the team were down to ten men.

I mean Cavani is well into his thirties but one thing is for sure, if he was out there last night when we were down to ten, he would have worked hard to help the team.

2.) 15 Sep 2021 11:50:12
It wasn't just 1 game though was it. As I highlighted further down the page other than Leeds we haven't been great all season.

3.) 15 Sep 2021 12:05:22
The deficiencies have been masked by the results for a long time now…we can all see the problems but the Board etc can't because they aren’t football people and only focus on the money and the end result.

The issues with oles lack of planning, prep, poor tactics and crap in game management won’t go away, they are evident in every game but only highlighted when we lose.

Make no mistake about it though, when it matters they will cost us and that is why we won’t win under him no matter what squad we have.

Klopp, pep or tuchel would have won that game it’s as simple as that. My only hope is that with the added expectation that Ronaldo brings then when ole fails to match it, then he’s out.

4.) 15 Sep 2021 12:44:05
The idea of we want players who can run and give work rate is crap imo.
We were struggling to string 2 passes together. You go 1 man down you keep possession as much as you possibly can.
Donny if you were watching closely most of his passes were forward, yet ole decided to remove a CM and add a CB.
For me Varane should have played CB and Lindelof moved to RB.
We rely on 5-6 individuals to do something magical to score. We have no pattern of play whatsoever.
We are missing a Declan Rice or a Trippier we are missing a manager.
Ole is a joke and excuse of a manager.
The moment his team have their back against the wall in a final or with a red card ole cannot do anything.
Either you sack ole or God please God bring back Rene Muelesteen, a proper coach.
Mourinho was doing well until Rui Faria left
We need better coaches and better tactics.
For all he's improved and given love to Luke Shaw and Pogba and others, he's overplayed players who have been awful for a long time.
We are run like a family owned business and not an actual cut throat professional club.
Yesterday's defeat is all Ole's fault, he setup more and more negatively. He always makes the wrong choices always.
What was aaron doing trying to put pressure in CM? Why has Shaw been popping up in CM?
Where are the positions and tactics?
Why is Jadon Sancho cutting back and passing inwards.
Smart players don't need to work hard. Keep the ball moving and this game was easily won.
Sancho is a possession player, Matic, Donny, keep the ball rolling. Stop being direct and move forward as a team more build up that's how you defend a lead when you are one guy down. Not by adding all the defensive players on the pitch.
No matter what anyone says at this moment I would want both fred and martial out of the first 20. Idk what the situation is with garner, but I think he's better than fred.
Martial and Fred are anti-football. There's no player in Fred. I think Tom cleverley moved the ball around than fred. Quick 1-2 passes, even he worked hard.
For me fred and martial are the 2 guys I freeze out.
How greenwood doesn't get to play is beyond me, he's been our best player overall since the start of season.
Let's sack ole, he's done the man management part let's bring someone who wants to win and more importantly wants to play genuine football.

5.) 16 Sep 2021 09:47:57
Completely agree Rohan, well said ??.



02 Sep 2021 18:29:13
Looks like Ronaldo will be released early from the Portugal squad following his yellow card and subsequent suspension for the next game. Will quarantine for 5 days and then start training at Carrington to get himself ready for the Newcastle game.
He definitely sounds up for the challenge and hopefully will raise the standards around the whole club.


{Ed077's Note - arent there 3 games in this international break, meaning Portugal still have 2 games left?}

1.) 02 Sep 2021 18:43:13
One of them is a friendly.

2.) 02 Sep 2021 18:48:02
They have two games Ed, last night’s and Azerbaijan on the 7th.

3.) 02 Sep 2021 18:52:05
Looks like you are right Ed077 with the next one a friendly against Qatar. maybe need to dampen my enthusiasm unless he has sacked that one off as meaningless.

{Ed077's Note - Ronaldo giving up a chance to get a goal or two. I wonder what the issue there would be.}

4.) 02 Sep 2021 19:14:00
Hadn’t seen that friendly in between. MEN has reported he’s been released though. The friendly is in Qatar, not sure whether restrictions come into play in that case.

5.) 02 Sep 2021 20:06:02
I think he is suspended for accumulating yellow cards.
Good for United though. The lads around him must be buzzing having a phenom alongside.

6.) 02 Sep 2021 20:57:22
Thought portugal are on the green list so wouldn't need to isolate?



09 Aug 2021 15:01:29
Looking forward to the weekend and getting proper football back again. One of the questions with the team ahead of the Leeds game will be who fills the gap on the left side with Rashford out, do they drop Sancho in there and leave Greenwood on the right, have Marial switch out there as he has done in the past or as OGS did towards the end of the season push Pogba out wide and have either McFred or Matic/ Donny as the midfield 2 as we saw against Everton.
Personally I would not be surprised if it was Pogba especially with Matic/ Donny showing as a good pairing. All can change depending on how the returning players come in this week and if ready to play.
What we need no matter is a good start to the season so as near as damn it our best team needs to start and with the games spread out with complete week breaks at the start I would be keen to get Matic in that HM role.


1.) 09 Aug 2021 15:26:57
I expect to see James start on the left with Greenwood on the right.

Sancho won't have trained enough to start the match.

Also Leeds play a high pressing style with a high line, that actually suits Dan James as it leaves space for him to break in to.

2.) 09 Aug 2021 16:18:40
Agree with Shappy, will be James Martial and Greenwood up front for the Leeds game with Bruno sat behind them.

3.) 09 Aug 2021 16:31:31
Did not even give James a thought if I am being honest Shappy, if I remember rightly he has actually had some good games against them.
I guess we could end up seeing quite a strong bench, Sancho/ Varane/ Pogba and ease them in for future games.

4.) 09 Aug 2021 17:14:06
Brad, the issue is several players are only arriving this week for training. Sancho, Cavani, Varane for example. While Amad and Bailly I think are not back from their break post Olympics yet.

I'd expect them to make the bench at most. They will need a couple of weeks and might play in the under 23's or a behind closed doors game to help get them up to speed. In the meantime I wouldn't expect them to play more than 20-30 minute cameo's against Leeds and probably Southampton.

I think it will take a few weeks to get the squad fully up to speed.

5.) 09 Aug 2021 19:24:13
Shappy, I'm delighted you havnt used the phrase "Undercooked". Good man!

6.) 09 Aug 2021 19:57:01
That was last year's nonsense excuse this year we are just a little medium rare.

7.) 09 Aug 2021 20:34:55
I don't think we are as badly prepared this season as we were last season.

8.) 09 Aug 2021 20:45:27
We are in no worse a spot than our main rivals i don't here them moaning or lining up their excuses.

9.) 09 Aug 2021 21:06:42
Medium rare is where you want to be Ken, perfection!

I think we're looking good. Our players are a year older and a year wiser. We have the quality to beat any team on their day. It all comes from the top down now. The bar has to be raised.

10.) 09 Aug 2021 21:47:25
Mumbles I think we look in good shape player wise. Ideally pogba and martial out and a midfielder in and we look at to go.
Rashford the only med term injury.
How undercooked must Liverpool be with vvd and gomes not played for a year. Henderson likewise . Only 1 new signing.
Poor city losing their all time top scorer no cf to speak of to start the season top heavy on full backs and wingers. Bit of a mess.
Chelsea with an ancient cb slower than maguire and our cast off cf coming in for 100m. Armatures. We should skate really.

{Ed014's Note - there is some serious dreaming going on! 🤦‍♂️

Ground hog day. 😂

11.) 09 Aug 2021 21:56:44
Ed014 its the new movie out. 'Groundhog season ' Eddie the eagle will play ole.

{Ed014's Note - 😂😂😂

12.) 10 Aug 2021 09:55:28
Ken, i get the impression that you do not like Ole.



07 Aug 2021 19:35:01
Looks like next season will be interesting with the recent purchases and rumours even with C.V. financial restrictions.
Champions City add 100m player, champions League winners Chelsea add near on £100m player in the area they needed with rumour of Kounde, Liverpool get there talisman back and give him a top quality partner, Arsenal. well doing decent business but still Arsenal!
We have covered 2 of our problem areas with quality additions. Question is will it be enough for us or will the Glazers be shamed into relaxing the purse strings further. got to improve just to stand still and as we said at the end of last year it's all about silverware this season.


1.) 07 Aug 2021 20:48:20
Adding a DM of significance will show that Ole knows his squad, has the backing of the owners and is improving on last year. If my Sep-Oct we are still fannying around with McFred as our preferred choice in cm then we can kiss goodbye to silverware and hope for a decent cup run and a top 4 finish.

2.) 07 Aug 2021 20:57:30
Brad you lost me at arsenal. They aren't our rivals anymore, their competing with Burnley and Brighton nowadays 😂.

{Ed014's Note - you’re no ones rivals but your own 🤣🤣🤣

3.) 07 Aug 2021 21:17:02
Add in Leicester.

4.) 07 Aug 2021 21:35:50
Not too sure on arsenals dealings so far, not seen anything of lokonga or whatever his name is. I wouldn't have paid 50 mil for white either.

5.) 08 Aug 2021 11:12:50
Think Trippier would be more suited to Arsenal than us. He would play plenty for us I'm sure and is a useful player but he'd start every game for them.

- This is the Manchester Utd page. Ed -.

{Ed014's Note - defo, I wouldn’t say no



18 Jul 2021 10:54:21
If we secure Verane this very much feels like we have the double pillars at the back that we have always had. Maguire is a very good player who needs pace beside him, but as shown at the Euros is a top player. I think Verane will complement him in the way that Stones did and will elevate his game.
We possibly will have our Ferdinand/ Vidic pairing that could see us challenge for the next few years, assuming the other aspects are there also.


1.) 18 Jul 2021 11:13:45

It could well be. It will be interesting to see either we line up in a more attacking formation aswell.

2.) 18 Jul 2021 11:28:37
Prefer to sign Varane TBH.

3.) 18 Jul 2021 13:41:30
Danny, haha not the first and won't be the last player I have spelt wrong!
Mad Hatter, agreed I think he allows that transition as hopefully OGS has more faith in the back line and does not require the double pivot to defend.

4.) 18 Jul 2021 18:30:14
I have a feeling Varane will come and one more late signing and that will be it. We have been crying out for a rw and cb for a long time, if we get a top cdm this could be a very good season ahead.




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22 Sep 2021 16:33:08
Unless OGS wants to go in a different direction I think DDG has put this debate to bed with his performance and link with the defence. He has shown a more agressive nature that was one of the advantages that Henderson had over him.
Assuming this continues over the next couple of months the club should work on getting Henderson a loan in January with a view that this leads to us selling him in the summer.
This move along with a number of other decisions on players needs to be made to bring in the final pieces that will take the team to the next level (What we do in midfield and is WanBisaka what we need at RB) .




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30 Aug 2021 19:28:34
Personally think we will see the best of James now at Leeds, think he suits their play.
Think this is a good deal all round and hope it is the start of being able to bring a DM in.




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19 Jul 2021 15:32:45
If Pogba was to move on then Saul would be an amazing addition and potentially the club could see an opportunity in the current market that would not normallt be there.
I have read various articles about where Saul can play and I guess the concern is that he is not an out and out HM so does not currently fill the need, however if we want a ball playing HM and less the Ndidi type then he may fit well.




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15 Jul 2021 09:49:46
Reddevilfan I think there is genuine hope on Verane and we just need to be patient. I imagine we have said to his agents (that have moved to a UK based one I think) that his salary etc will not be a problem and we just need Madrid to confirm what they are looking for.
I think this will move over the next couple of weeks once he has had some time off.
It does sound like he is looking for a new challenge, PSG seemed the alternative but with them getting Ramos I think that has gone this year. I think a CB pairing of him and Maguire will be a good base to the team.




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08 Jul 2021 20:39:54
Club need to look at the options unless Pogba is willing to sign a new contract (unlikely and if he did it would be astronomical) . No player especially someone like Pogba will give 100% in the final year of contract through fear of injury stopping the next big payday.
Bite the bullet, either use him as part exchange for Verane or sell to PSG. Then bring in someone like Saul as a replacement or top quality holding midfielder.





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12 Oct 2021 16:01:34
What are we doing here, one of SAF biggest traits was getting the best coaches for the club and also not being afraid to adapt. Why do we think he would not be able to do that now.
Yes players are more prescious and the Mourinho approach is not so successful but I find it crazy to think the SAF would nor get so much more out of the players we have now and who would come in just to play under him.
Europe, I appreciate never materialised as much as it should have.




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11 Oct 2021 12:22:09
Big V, what I take from the France matches as much as anything is the difference a true HM alongside him (either Kante or Tchouaméni) . As I have said previously If he stays just invest in this type of player and stick with them.




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07 Oct 2021 22:06:51
Personally I would rip the midfield up and start again (apart from Fernandes) amd for that money let him go. However, if he stays it should be on the basis that we get the right player to play in with him and Fernandes otherwise what is the point. if that is the young French lad or the AC Milan chap I don't actually care. just build the midfield around those 2 and get the best player in to make up the 3.
Then have McTominy and others as subs or rotational pieces.




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30 Sep 2021 09:17:32
DVB needs to get his agent to go to the club and say, thank you for the opportunity but let's agree for everyone that we go our seperate ways. Work over the next couple of month on either a sale for January or a Loan to buy that suits both parties.
He will be a very good player with the right team/ manager but it is looking increasingly like that is not us. unless the manager changes.




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30 Sep 2021 09:13:07
Catch 22's everywhere WYred, throw in the Pogba situation which is from a club/ marketing perspective sign him to a new rediculous deal but from a team/ balance perspective we should let him go.
The players are decent but each formation has a catch to it that is not plugged by anyone.