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05 May 2022 12:44:58
With the amount of players leaving and only so much money available for purchases is there a possibility that we try to utilise the loan market this summer.
A lot of top teams on the continent seem to utilise this option more than we do with options to buy if it works out.
Not sure what players are available on free's but these seem like to available options that could help the developnment for next year.

Brad76

{Ed002's Note - I very much doubt it. The staff will initially take a look at the players already out on loan and the younger players at the club to see if they can step up.}


1.) 05 May 2022 23:03:18
Do you rate any of the younger players that might have a chance Ed?


 

 

30 Jan 2022 18:59:04
Rumours doing the rounds that we are one of 3 teams working on a deal for Bissouma. Would be positive if true.

Brad76

1.) 30 Jan 2022 19:12:14
Surely with the news of Mason Greenwood breaking today going after a player still under investigation for similar crimes seems like a massive PR faux pas.


2.) 30 Jan 2022 19:15:32
For the summer I expect, too late to get a deal like that done now.


3.) 30 Jan 2022 19:23:22
I am with Shappy on this.


4.) 30 Jan 2022 20:40:03
The same Yves Bissouma who is currently under police investigation for an alleged sexual assault on a woman in a nightclub? Maybe very poor judgement to try for him, especially under the current circumstances?


5.) 30 Jan 2022 20:41:06
Oops, didn't see Shappy comment. Spot on.


6.) 30 Jan 2022 20:54:29
Shappy, Was not aware of any issues with him and agree if this is the case ourselves and other clubs should not be doing anything for him. Odd he has not been suspended.


 

 

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.

Brad76

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.

Brad76

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
gmartin,

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.

Brad76

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
Leahy12,

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.


 

 

 

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29 May 2022 18:34:42
With Forrest winning the Championship play offs it will be interesting to see if EtH see a season with Forrest in the first team is better for Garners progress than a squad player with us next year.
Hopefully good option no matter what.

Brad76

1.) 29 May 2022 19:23:43
Glad to see forest back…have a soft spot for them.


2.) 29 May 2022 19:23:43
Glad to see forest back…have a soft spot for them.


3.) 29 May 2022 19:23:43
Glad to see forest back…have a soft spot for them.


4.) 29 May 2022 19:31:00
I'd leave him there. It would be better for his progression.


5.) 29 May 2022 19:36:16
Me as well Tim. I cheered them on all season and was so thrilled to see them win the finals.


6.) 29 May 2022 20:35:13
Another year there would be perfect to see how he gets on. I watched the game today and even though he done well, if we didn't already own him no one would be talking about signing him. I think our expectations need to be reigned in with Garner. See where he is in another year. Huge step up in standard from the championship to the premier league.


7.) 29 May 2022 20:38:17
He played very well, it was his shot that Colwill inadvertently deflected past his own keeper.

Was a contender for man of the match, created the most chances of any player on the field, made the second most tackles, got about well and passed the ball intelligently.

Really great performance given the pressure of the game.

Personally I tend to agree that Garner would be better off staying at Forest for another season. You'd imagine he'll play most weeks and for a team he is settled in. For his development a year in the EPL, even at the bottom of the table will be hugely beneficial for him.

You'd imagine with McTominay, Fred and Donny, along with the one or two signings we will almost certainly make in midfield this summer that it makes more sense for Garner to be first choice for Forest rather than 5th or even 6th choice for us.


8.) 30 May 2022 08:20:02
Don’t think Garner was shooting.


9.) 30 May 2022 12:55:54
He was average on the day. Not great.
Shappy if you think he has a great game yesterday it shows that you being an oleite has had the poor standards effect on you. Great game ???????
Garner is a good player.
Not sure he will command a regular place in the team for a bit yet.


10.) 30 May 2022 14:01:08
Did not have a great game at all. Was average. Took a long shot, went in off the defender.


11.) 30 May 2022 18:01:07
I also have a soft spot for them.


 

 

21 Apr 2022 11:39:11
Ten Hag officially announced. Let the revolution begin.
I expect him to have already given his list of preferred purchases and positions that need improvements. This along with RR's recomendations to Murtagh will allow the club to start those movements now with a clear understanding for the players agents who the manager is, style of play and direction for next year.
Whilst we are all feeling down with the current predicament this can only be seen as a good thing and possibly we have hit rock bottom and the re-set button.

Brad76

1.) 21 Apr 2022 15:05:07
Lets hope we go back to being a football club. i'm sure RR and ETH will put at end to all sorts of nonsense like new players announced and arriving playing pianos etc etc etc.


 

 

15 Apr 2022 11:48:48
Sean Dyche getting sacked by Burnley shows that there is no loyalty in football. Whether you like his brand of football he has revolutionised the club, made them a fortune keeping them in the PL and turned down opportunities to leave.

First real sign of the drop and they kick him out. should have ridden it out and worked out bouncing back if need be.

For Dyche it may be the best thing to push him to take up a new opportunity next year. I am sure the teams in the lower end of PL top end of Championship will be all over him.

Brad76

1.) 15 Apr 2022 12:16:37
May be Everton can take a punt on him. ??.


2.) 15 Apr 2022 12:40:40
He will be seen as unfashionable at a lot of places and not a sexy name. Someone like Watford/ West Brom who bounce up on and down should be all over him.


3.) 15 Apr 2022 12:40:58
If you don't do it your out same with most jobs in most walk of life at that level.
He has has a very poor relationship with the owners for some time.
He did a good job for a long time but you can't take that to the bank.
Good move by club and a good move for him long term. Totally stagnated there both him and the team imo.


4.) 15 Apr 2022 15:06:32
Like Ken says he has a poor relationship with the new owners, and my gut feeling was they would look to replace him for next season anyway regardless of whether they stayed up or not.

They just pulled the trigger early in the hope of getting a reaction from the players and staying in the EPL. If it works great move, if it doesn't and they go down the reality is they would have likely gone down anyway and would have been looking to hire a new manager this summer regardless.


5.) 15 Apr 2022 15:46:12
Wonder if they'll go the same way as Charlton and Stoke? Two teams punching above their weight in the EPL for years under Curbishley and Pulis respectively. Fans and boards started getting a bit blasé about it all, wanting sexier football, sexier managers. Look where they are now.


6.) 15 Apr 2022 16:33:55
True Stevie, there's a lot to be said for being a stable EPL club.

Yet it's human nature to always look over at others and want what they have.

You could add Wigan under Paul Jewell as well as a team that punched above their weight but then got grander ideas.

That said clubs like Bournemouth under Howe and Brighton under Potter are examples of smaller sides with much smaller budgets still being able to do well in the EPL while playing good football.

So it's not an impossible dream. I just don't think a club with a smaller budget, full of limited players, who are best playing a defensive style of play will be able to wave a magic wand and then suddenly produce great football.

If Burnley want to play good, entertaining, attacking football then they need about 15 new players with the skills and the quality to do so in the EPL. Even if they were able to find those players for around 20m each that's 300m, which would take a team like Burnley 5 seasons at least to afford. When you think the best players in the Championship go for around 20-25m now. Meaning you either pay huge fees for players who have a track record of success in the EPL or you gamble on players who have never played in the EPL and hope they can step up.

The smaller sides that do manage to do it, do so by buying good young players at the Championship level and developing them.


7.) 16 Apr 2022 09:38:23
He will have a large list of suitors I think. As was said, West Brom and Watford seem an obvious fit.


 

 

12 Feb 2022 17:52:30
It is only highlights, only one game and it is only Leeds. but van de beek looked decent and man of the match today.
Looking forward if that keeps up he could come back an important player next year especially if we go down the Ten Haag route. We look like we will need quite a few additions but him and Garner could take 2 of the CM spots, bring in a strong HM as well and we could look very different through the middle.
Or I am getting ahead of myself as we are abject.

Brad76

1.) 12 Feb 2022 19:31:30
Worrying that we have to rebuild the very spine of our team. Shows how far behind we have fallen.


2.) 12 Feb 2022 20:05:53
Can't see him returning to United.

At least improved performances with increase his sell-on value, which will add to the transfer pot - maybe 25m? (Figures completely guesswork! ) Add Martial (another 25m? ) plus Perriera (10m? ), Bailley (20m? ), Axel (5m? ) and maybe Henderson (25m? ), plus wages saved from Mata, Pogba, Lingard, Cavani, Ronaldo, Jones, Grant, Matic etc

Could give income of approx £100 plus any funds budgeted for new manager.

Going to be such a huge Summer for us, though targets very uncertain given maybe no top 4 and preferences of the incoming manager.

In an ideal scenario, would like to see Rice, Haidara, Fofana and Schich coming in, supplemented by Garner, Mengi, Hannibal, Garnacho, Amad and McNeill.


3.) 12 Feb 2022 20:09:59
Van De Beek ran the show today for Everton.
Most passes, touches, duels and the way he exploited the space for the opening goal was very impressive.
He deserves to get game time after wasting 2 of his years at United.


4.) 12 Feb 2022 20:16:36
Shappy, as I said in an earlier post, the best thing we can do as fans is show our displeasure at the way our players are behaving. This can only done with some gesture before the match or during the match. Boo the players, turn your back to the pitch etc. But we have to show them that we're unhappy with their behaviour and attitude.

In addition, we have to show them out displeasure on social media. It's the only thing these tossers understand.

I have never been so disgruntled as I am now with our club and players in particular. We have to take matters in our hands.


5.) 12 Feb 2022 22:11:26
I was in Rome when Lazio supporters did this, boy it worked. Some of the United players live in a different reality and in truth really fook me off. In all my years of supporting United (from 83) I've never disliked a United team as much as this. Their attitude stinks, demanding who next manager is, complaining about training methods etc. here's a suggestion, actually work hard and realise your position as all in here and around the world would give anything to play for United. I wouldn't actually shed a tear if all were sold and shown the door. rant over.


6.) 13 Feb 2022 09:27:36
Nick, are players actually demanding who the next manager is and complaining about training methods or is it lazy clickbait "journalism"?

Fundamental change is needed at United and the players can only shoulder a portion of the responsibility for the current predicament. Until the Glazers sell up, I unfortunately see the club performing at this level ie battling for final Champions League spot.


7.) 13 Feb 2022 12:38:11
Iggy, as much as I dislike the Glazers, they’re not to blame for the complete lack of effort from these players. When a opposition manager comes out and says it’s well known United don’t track back etc, it’s down to the players. They should be appalled with themselves. They’re overpaid mediocre players who don’t deserve to wear the shirt.


 

 

21 Nov 2021 23:12:29
Some rumours on Twitter (I know! ) that Pochettino is ready to quit PSG and has his heart set on the Utd job. Probably rubbish but it looks like neither or his family are set in Paris.
If true I would take him, I wanted him when he was available and we stuck with Ole before and nothing for me has changed.

Brad76

1.) 22 Nov 2021 02:53:51
Sorry mate, he's another yes man. eill do no better than ole.


2.) 22 Nov 2021 07:30:04
Actually I think Poch would be a good fit. The structure may or may not fit but Poch will do better than Ole because he is a far better manager.


3.) 22 Nov 2021 08:08:22
Ten Haag still the best fit, but he has to be allowed to bring all his coaches with him. The style is modern, high press, and he has done very well in Europe.
Lastly and most importantly, he develops youth and improves players. Solskjaer didn't do any of the above.


4.) 22 Nov 2021 08:55:13
AAA - I agree with you on a lot of points but as some one who lived in Netherlands for years and followed Ajax-UTD fans don't seem to realise (not directed at you AAA) that the first team is the peak of the pyramid at Ajax, meaning that the foundation has to be there for the peak to even exist.

So kids go to Ajax at very early age and are told they need to be able to control the ball from any angle, pass and move and be able to receive the ball and move it on in any position and be able to play in multiple positions and this will be required of them for the next 25 years or as long as they play football. No coach can get a job at Ajax at any level if he isn't schooled in this philosophy.

In theory the 4th choice 16 year old full back should be able to slot into the first team for a cup final if the 5 million quid first choice full back is injured

Van Gaal was an advocate of it but tweaked it and took it into schools where he taught P. E.

Ten Hag / Overmars/ VDS would be a dream but without the kids in UTDs academy getting the same coaching as Shaw, Sancho and AWB you won't get long term success. When Ten Hag eventually leaves Ajax will still have a great chance of continued success as the next coach coming in will be doing the same as Ten Hag even though the playing personnel will change.


As a sidenote I remember going to a small ground in Holland to watch a cup game,4-5 coaches came out of the clubhouse each carrying a white plastic patio chair to sit on as there was no dugout- Dutch legend Johan Neeskens was manager and he too carried his own chair!


5.) 22 Nov 2021 09:53:29
Bfbw, I agree that the idealogy at Ajax is top class and something we should be looking to imitate to a degree if we want to be able to truly embrace our youth culture and create clear pathways for our academy players into the first team.

There are subtle differences though, at Ajax for example it's a needs must. Financially they cannot afford to just go out and buy 25 first team players for their squad. Their entire football model is built around being able to create top class players who while at the club enable them to compete at the highest level, but players who can be sold to bring in funds, hopefully with a youth player ready to step up as a replacement.

An ideal summer might be were Ajax sell 4 players, sign 1 or 2 and have a couple of academy lads step up into the first team.

We on the other hand don't have to sell academy players in order to raise funds to purchase other players. We can also afford to have too class players sitting on the bench.

With regards to Erik Ten Hag he is very good at developing players, yet not having a forth choice 16 year old full back able to step in if the first choice is injured won't be such an issue at a club that can afford to have 4 top class full backs on the books.

So our youth set up shouldn't hold EtH back in anyway. Hopefully he might be able to help it and create a better pathway for our young players.

What might hold him back is the lack of footballing knowledge and understanding in key positions above him at the club. At Ajax he can discuss footballing requirements with people like VdS or Overmars and they understand what he is asking for and why. They see how it fits into the club and value the need for it.

Would he get the same understanding and thus support from Woodward/ Arnold or Murtagh?

Ajax don't make vanity signings to boost the brand then expect the manager to fit those players into his team.

At Ajax when the manager says he needs a defender the club don't buy him a midfielder.

These are the issues that could hold EtH back at United. That said though they will hold back any manager.

For me the most important thing is to get a manager who will get what the club is about. I want to see a Manchester United side I connect with, that represents what the club should be about. A competitive side that play offensive, risk taking football, that develops players and promotes young players.

I don't want to see a United side that win by playing like Chelsea, or Atletico Madrid. I want to see a United side win by playing how a United side should. Otherwise all I'm really supporting is glory and winning.

That's why for me it is more important how the manager plays and that they give youth a chance and develop players. Ultimately if they do that correctly and with the resources available at our club then they will be winning and challenging for titles anyway.


6.) 22 Nov 2021 10:05:07
Who would be your choice, Shappy? You wanted ten Haag a few weeks ago. I understand what you are saying about the challenges that exist at United for a coach like him but then they exist for every coach in the world. If i were to ask for your top 5 preferences to be the next United manager, who would they be and why?

Mine would be -

1. Poch
2. Rodgers (both PL experienced and play good football)
3. Ten Haag
4. Zidane
5. Graham Potter

I won't be able to articulate the reasons for them all as nicely as you would so leaving them aside :P.

{Ed004's Note -
1. Ten Haag
2. Poch

Interim Options
3. Zidane
4. Rangnick
5. Blanc

If we can't get our first choice now then don't rush the appointment and reasses the situation next summer}


7.) 22 Nov 2021 10:06:26
Some good points Shappy. But the one thing you cannot underestimate about the Ajax system is that as you say they sell players on and will buy players in but technical ability and positioning is key.

Therefore the theory is that if they have 6 academy players on the pitch that's 6 players who will be able to tell the centre half or full back or whoever what they should be doing and where they should be when needed.

The closest we will likely get to this -and its also unlikely is someone like Rangnick coming in to oversee a playing style, recruitment, coaching overall etc etc. but with Murtagh in place it won't happen.


8.) 22 Nov 2021 10:33:02
This is now reported on the BBC, open to leaving PSG immediately.


9.) 22 Nov 2021 13:31:10
United Addict,

My first choice would be Hansi Flick, plays great football, develops players, gives academy player a chance, managed at the highest level and has won at the highest level. However, he will almost certainly not be available having just taken over his national side.

EtH is my second choice, depending on your point of view regarding Ajax's status in European football the only thing EtH may lack is experience at the highest level.

Graham Potter is my third choice, ticks the same boxes as EtH such as good football, great coach, develops and improves players. He's just less experienced at the highest level. Which is why he's below EtH in my pecking order.

Pochettino is my forth choice, again ticks all the boxes in terms of style of play, development of players etc. However, he has failed to win things when given a chance. If he's learned from that and grown then great, but until he proves that by getting a side across the line there will still be questions over his ability to create a winning mentality. That is why for me he is below Potter, as he has shown a potential flaw.

Fifth choice is Rodgers, seems a good coach, but for me clearly not as good as the four names I mention above. Which is why he's 5th choice.


 

 

 

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02 Jul 2022 11:45:14
I think we need to accept that we will be susceptible next season in certain areas/ games. Like everyone is saying with the purchases coming in they may lack the Arial presence . however I think EtH will make us difficult to attack against in other ways.
As the saying goes. there are many ways to skin a cat. there are many ways to play football.
We will hopefully dominate possession and what Martinez appears to bring will benefit that from the back or as DM in a fluid system.

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25 Jun 2022 15:55:20
I think Erikson more than most players will make a choice based on what is best for himself and family after what he went through. That may be to have one final push for trophy's but is equally as likely to be to stay at a club in London so to not up root his family.
Either way we should not get down hearted and don't throw in the . he chose them over us if it happens.
Hope he comes, understand if he does not.

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16 Jun 2022 10:36:49
It is possible that discussions have been had and there is no option within the PL from clubs higher up the league. You have to consider a fee and his wages would put him out of the reach of most clubs.
Forrest would be a good option for him, he had a good season with Sheffield Utd even though they were struggling.
If he is successful Forrest could flip him in a season for a profit for maybe a Spurs/ Arsenal/ West Ham depending on how there positions look.
Also, Southgate has shown that he does not care if you are playing for a lower club especially in the goalkeeper position so could put him in line for recall if doing well.

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15 Jun 2022 11:04:57
Standard post transfer posturing. The successful club shows off the shiny new toy, the unsuccesful club claim that they were never that interested and they actually wanted something else.
Reality is that Nunes wanted champions league football, will be going to a team challenging for the title and with a manager that most players would want to play for.
To come to us we are at the start of a project, uncertainty over what the team will look like next year with a manager who I think could be great but could be held back by the club. This is just the reality of where things are.
Personally think Nunes will be successful, however at the price it was right that we did not push it.
Main striker targets will come next year where hopefully we will have CL and are another year on with Ronaldo.

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09 Jun 2022 19:37:57
I would not be surprised if we end up with Anthony as our attacking purchase this summer, we may look at a low cost/ free buy that EtH is aware of that is low risk to back Ronaldo up.
EtH convinces Martial he has no suiters and it's in boths interests to stay this year to see what happens and move next year.
Rashford covers left side/ attack, Elanga covers right side/ wing back. Even Fernandea could cover Ronaldo as false 9.
Front 3 of Sancho, Ronaldo, Anthony for year and look for striker next season.

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01 Jul 2022 12:21:46
Yer Man, I had read something similar around the timing. The view was that we were working with Barcalona on the timing so don't see any issues with the current negotiations.
It also seems that De Jong is key to every other bit of business we do so will want this to conclude before the others but we will be working on multiple deals.

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24 Jun 2022 10:05:36
I think there could be a number of players that historicall have under performed that will improve and surprise people, some that are more suited to the style that EtH wants to play and responds to his training methods.
Really excited to see how some of the youth go next year and the way that we appear to be discussing outgoing players I would expect a certain number will get a role (Fernandes, Garnacho, Garner) .
I am happy bringing in first teamers who move us forward whilst these young players grow, it is unrealistic to expect them to carry us a whole season next year. We will then see what the second evolution of EtH will be the following year with more players leaving.

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11 Jun 2022 08:37:41
I think he would be a great addition, schooled in the EtH methods, great skill and ball playing ability with a good work ethic.
He will need others to make that work which is why I think we are also looking at a Neves who will act more as the HM.
FdJ would be great in transitioning the play and getting the best out of our forward 3/ 4.
We will have to accept that the style of play that EtH will play and FdJ likes that we may get exposed at times. But it will hopefully be successful.

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09 Jun 2022 19:41:10
Just posted on another post something similar. If martial has no value in the market and EtH believes he can get a tune out of him I think it can work for season.
Obviously if someone offers a bag of sherbert for him then maybe we should consider.
Anthony would be perfect for year one of rebuild, trained in EtH style and works hard.

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09 Jun 2022 13:54:39
Spenno. I know i hate myself sometimes! I think at the end of last season I let myself go on those fronts but I am genuinely giving the new regime a chance.

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