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29 Nov 2023 12:05:49
Morning ed I see on the Liverpool page you say we have interest in Jean Clair Todibo but have a preferred first choice.

You've mentioned we are interested in Antonio Silva and Goncalo Inacio in the past I would guess one of these if not both (you mention 2 over 2 windows) would be the preferred option with JCT being an option to these?

I think these are very good options but we need to look at other left sided options as Todibo and Silva would leave us short on the left side again, I would be looking at one of those and a left sided player like Inacio or another not sure if there are other names we've been linked with but I'm guessing even if there were these could soon (hopefully very soon) change.

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - There are plenty of potential options but Antonio Silva in the summer is most likely - but noting another will also likely be added.}


1.) 29 Nov 2023 12:30:29
Ed, has Maguires recent run in the team and up turn in his form changed his circumstances with the club or do you think he is still available for sale in the summer? From the outside I guess we will be losing Varane and Evans in the summer and then one of Lindelof or Maguire?

{Ed002's Note - He will be available in the summer.}


2.) 29 Nov 2023 15:16:52
Thanks ed Silva looks like a very good option, based on that I think we need to be looking at a left sided options to cover for martinez injury lindelof who will probably stay would be better as the right sided cover than the left.

{Ed002's Note - Victor Lindelof is out of contract in the summer.}


3.) 29 Nov 2023 16:12:41
I believe there's a year option on that ed? Not 100%.

Personally I think we need to replace Varane Maguire and Lindelof (Evans to leave after his 1 year or work with the u21s) by the start of the 25/ 26 season I think at least 2 of those should be done by the start of the 24/ 25 season so Jan or the summer, preferably all 3 but that's a large outlay. I see lindelof as best to keep as he can play both left and right side quite well has the lower wage and as pointed out would be out of contract so no worry about getting an offer to move him on.

{Ed077's Note - yes there is an option for another year.}


4.) 29 Nov 2023 22:52:41
I’d have no issues with Maguire and Lindelof leaving. Neither are the required standard for a club with ambitions of top 4 or better.


 

 

07 Nov 2023 23:52:08
Evening ed I've seen a few people saying there is Saudi Interest in both Varane and casemiro and potentially for January

I know youve said the same in the past I know your not keen on timings but do you think anything could happend in Jan? I would guess it depends on us being able to replace them?

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - Casemiro (DM) Manchester United would be willing to let him leave but will take a huge loss if sold. Michael Emanalo spoke of him as one option for Saudi clubs but will pe concerned about persistant injuries.
Raphael Varane (CB) Future at Manchester United will depend on whether or not the coach is replaced. He will have options in Europe and the Middle East.}


1.) 08 Nov 2023 12:18:14
Thanks ed, both have been good players in the past I think we should move them on and look to younger players Varane has been to injury prone, and casemiro was always a mistake for the price paid.

For CB I like Antonio Silva or inacio but unsure we can get them in Jan, CM/ DM I'm not sure, you've mentioned exiquiel palacios but not sure who else we've looked at other than the obvious from last year, doesn't help amrabat isn't looking great at the moment either.

{Ed002's Note - Jean-Clair Todibo is a far more likely option.}


2.) 08 Nov 2023 12:48:36
Are we sure the people at the club will know enough about the player ed? Haha.


3.) 08 Nov 2023 13:53:45
Hi Ed. Would Sir Jim look to change the manager if he took control of the football side of the club?

{Ed002's Note - I think those he puts in charge of running the footballing side of the club may well do at some point.}


4.) 08 Nov 2023 15:39:57
I'd imagine if/ when SJR becomes a co-owner of the club that potential moves for players from Nice like Jean-Clair Todibo or Khephren Thuram would likely be easier to facilitate if the new people at the club thought they were the right targets.


5.) 08 Nov 2023 16:24:08
I imagine it wouldn't go down well with Nice fans if their best players suddenly end up at man utd though.

{Ed002's Note - There are more serious implications for Nice if he gets a controlling interest.}


6.) 08 Nov 2023 16:47:44
Uefa and competition rules, as well as us being able to buy players being off the table correct?

Is there anything new you can share on the sale ed? it seems like SJR and his 25%/ phased purchase seem to be well on the way and possibly nearing and announcement rather than a confirmation?

{Ed002's Note - The rules relate to controlling interest so should not immediately impact the club. In terms of the investment everything continues and I am told it is now a case of resolving the future roadmap.


7.) 08 Nov 2023 17:05:44
Any indication as to who they would want as manager Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes but it is not the time to discuss that.}


8.) 08 Nov 2023 18:00:21
Thanks Ed.


9.) 08 Nov 2023 18:51:58
I imagine Ruben amorim would be up there and may have hinted to something in the summer during a press conference and potentially Graham potter people won't like that but he's the one who got Brighton playing how they are, de zerbi has built on his base, and looks to be struggling a little with the busier schedule.

I can't think of other options and would hope we steer clear of people like Zidane.

Thanks for the update about the sale ed.


10.) 08 Nov 2023 22:50:41
Greame potter is the man they want to run the club.


11.) 09 Nov 2023 07:27:00
What happened between Varane and Ten Hag?


12.) 09 Nov 2023 08:18:16
Heard Kieran McKenna’s name mentioned.


13.) 09 Nov 2023 11:32:24
ed002

Reading what you shared further up the page am I correct to assume there is an issue between the manager and Varrane and if the manger stays he is going to get moved on?

{Ed002's Note - Why would you infer anything? Players come and go.}


14.) 09 Nov 2023 12:17:54
As united fans ed we've become accustomed to only selling players when there's an issue, rather than moving on players to improve the quality of the team.

I have always been of the opinion that you only sign players for 2 reasons 1 they are better than your current player in the first 11 for their position or 2 they are young with great potential and will push your first choice or replace them.

Recently we've signed far too many older players for large fees/ wages or "back up" players.

{Ed002's Note - I think you are far from correct about sales. Players leave for a whole host of reasons.}


15.) 09 Nov 2023 14:04:58
I agree I was oversimplifying and speaking specifically about united.

There are many reasons transfers happen like there are many reasons any of us might get a new job, and anyone thinking agents don't effect our lives, have you ever applied for or gotten a job through a recruitment agency?

The amounts of £'s may be different and the implications of the move (moving countries/ home), but at the end of the day we're all people.


16.) 10 Nov 2023 07:27:16
Dbrooks

If we excuse the Antony signing, I personally have no issues with any of our other signings. I also don't write players off until they are a season or two at the club and have had time to settle in. I know some players settle in much faster but that is also dependent on the team they join and the environment.

I think its a lot more complicated than just assuming we could have gotten this guy or that guys. So much goes into why players move or unavailable, where they move to and so many factors you can list even as far as players partner/ wives influence.


17.) 10 Nov 2023 09:50:09
Casemiro was an awful signing large amount of money and coming to the end of his career was always going to need replacing in 2/ 3 years from purchase, that's not calling him a bad player just not good squad management, I also think he was desperation after wasting too much time on de Jong and he was all that was left to save face

Eriksen, to be blunt he had a heart attack on the field how much did we really expect to get out of him? And a 3 year deal on large wage? Again silly signing,

If we had 1/ 2 younger midfielders with talent for the above we would look better now.

Main problem with the Antony signing was the messing which made the price go silly and we over spent in panic at having nothing rather than looking elsewhere

Onana, needs time looking better, bought for a different style than we are currently playing due to injuries

Mount again suffering was bought for a different style of play than we are currently playing

Martinez the best signing fit in changed the team and from the way we're playing now crucial to play the style wanted with the current squad

Hojlund also a good signing young raw but you can already see potential when we can get the play back to the desired style hopefully he will see more service.

Malacia not a terrible player bought as back up, will be sold in a year or 2 when he either doesn't play because of Shaw or we buy someone to replace shaw

Your then into the nonsense of, weghorst, sabitzer, reguilon, Evans, and to some degree amrabat who at the moment doesn't seem to be at the required level, but again we are not playing the style he was bought for.

The Evans signing was made due to the club not making it clear to Maguire he wasn't wanted so he stayed they then couldn't replace him and needed to bring someone in as they didn't feel they could rely on varane's fitness.

This has then led on to the current play where we have to play Maguire, who's playing quite well, but it means we have dropped defence deeper making too big a gap between defence and midfield and then midfield and attack, this is also why mctominay is looking better as there's more space to make late runs into the box, but we can't control the ball so our strikers/ forwards aren't being supplied or supported and are susceptible to counter as there are large spaces between the midfield lines.

Again though ten hag has had 7/ 8 main first team signings 1 was a free transfer the other under 15m stacking up with oles comments of 3 main signings a year, how do we build the squad with that?

I look at the squad this year and think we need to buy 2/ 3 main players at center back alone in the next year to replace lindelof Maguire and varane that's not factoring in right wing, right back, replacing eriksen casemiro and mctominay, support for hojlund and then any other issues that might arise.


18.) 10 Nov 2023 15:37:47
Lots of work for new recruitment people to sort out. At very least, will need in Summer:

2 x CBs (doubts over Martinez fitness) Maybe Todibo and Inacio?

1 x DM (Casameiro expected to go) Palacios from Leverkusen mentioned as well as Andre from Fluminese

Other midfielders prob needed also

1 x right wing as Antony underachieved. Would like Marcus Edwards from Sporting!

1 x striker (think Barbosa from Flamengo been mooted?! ) think another South American youngster been looked at also?

Not to mention moving on a whole host of players, such as: Casameiro, Varane, Sancho, maybe Maguire + Antony, PLUS sorting out pathways for youngsters!

Mr Blanc and Mr Mitchell (hopefully! ) going to be very busy!


19.) 10 Nov 2023 18:01:47
Wallace we need 2 CBS for Maguire and varane not Martinez's fitness, Maguire causes us to drop deep we cannot go into next season with him as on of our CBS.

One left side I'd got Inacio and one right I'd try Silva ed says todibo more likely but Silva should be first choice.


 

 

01 Sep 2023 12:15:51
Anyone forwards we may go for today ed? I know deadline day can be a bit mental with teams trying to let players go and add others so something random may have popped up.

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - The focus right now is Amrabat.}


1.) 01 Sep 2023 12:44:21
No problem hopefully we can tie that up and have enough time to find a decent forward.


2.) 01 Sep 2023 13:31:29
DiMarzio and Romano are reporting Amrabat deal done.


3.) 01 Sep 2023 13:33:00
Reports that a deal for Amrabat has now been agreed. Not sure if loan or permanent.

Guessing any more incomings will depend on us shifting SM, DVdB, or HM.


4.) 01 Sep 2023 13:33:41
I tried to post similar thing a couple of hours back, but didn't get posted. So now, after Amrabat deal done, will we go for a forward/ striker in the next hours?


5.) 01 Sep 2023 13:02:25
Ed, once Arambat is done are we focusing on anyone else in particular? Or will that be us done for the window?

{Ed002's Note - Anything else may now be difficult.}


6.) 01 Sep 2023 13:54:19
Brighton got a corker with Fati, shame we couldn't have been over that too.


7.) 01 Sep 2023 14:57:08
And if you were Barcelona and could pick a club to loan a player too, Brighton would be amongst the very top options.


8.) 01 Sep 2023 15:20:31
I'm sure with time left that there are discussions with a forward/ s. But cannot see anyone leaving now and I think we may have spent our last €10m on Amrabat loan.

Still cannot rule out a Ighalo type.


9.) 01 Sep 2023 16:07:04
Spenno, I'm not sure Fati would have been a good signing for us. Do we really need another player who plays best on the left, or should Rashford and Garnacho be enough?

Plus he has a terrible injury record.


10.) 01 Sep 2023 16:58:15
Well Shappy, I'm not convinced Garnacho should be starting, Sancho isn't delivering, Martial is. Martial. unfortunately playing Rash as CF is still our best option so Fati left would be an upgrade.


11.) 01 Sep 2023 18:34:27
It’s ok saying we got all these left sided players, who are they exactly? Rashford is it, and sulks if he don’t play there, then was getting no ball there this week so went to right, where supposedly he don’t want to play either, Garnacho very good but not so good when he starts, Sancho does nothing Ten tried him as false 9 in pre season but seems to have abandoned that idea too.
Fati would have been an upgrade and can play forward as well as left, he is a very good player, very good players can normally play anywhere across front line. I would have rather him come into today then no extra striker at all.

Says it all when the Saudis don’t bother raiding us for our players!


12.) 01 Sep 2023 18:37:57
We need another striker. Can really only rely on Rash as Hoijlund is unproven and if one of those two is out for a while we have no one to come in.


 

 

29 Jun 2023 12:16:00
Random rumour from di marzio we are interested in you gather João Neves from benfica never seen him don't know him but I've always preferred us going for younger players with the odd older head (normally still only 26-28) to keep them on track that was the way Fergie did it. Do you know anything of it ed is he rated well?

Dbrooks90

1.) 29 Jun 2023 13:24:45
I cannot wait to read the analysis from posters who claim they have been watching him all season and that he has stood out in the Benfica team. Let's be honest, we've all googled him this morning and watched whatever videos of him there are.


2.) 29 Jun 2023 13:55:13
Would guess he's a hybrid between Joao Felix and Ruben Neves going off his name.


3.) 29 Jun 2023 15:00:11
Never heard of him.
Googled him.
Perfect choice to understudy Case ?.


4.) 29 Jun 2023 17:03:27
Pretty sure shape will know all about him.


 

 

15 May 2023 21:37:15
Ed002 on the Liverpool page says he expects an offer from us for Macallister soon. lots of talk about Kim min-jae could we actually do some early business!?

Dbrooks90

1.) 16 May 2023 01:30:32
Doubt it. can't see us moving on any big signings while the ownership is up in the air.


2.) 16 May 2023 09:06:03
Historically we only seem able to concentrate on one deal at a time, so can't see this if Kim Min is on the brink!


3.) 16 May 2023 11:51:51
I don't read other pages as its confusing enough reading our own page:) if ed002 has said it then it must be correct. I wonder where he will end up.

If we end up not getting him that generally means we go to the next option, which also mean mac or fred are going to get sold or maybe even both. Also rumours floating around on other midfielders so we must be looking to make some changes.


4.) 16 May 2023 15:08:46
I think ‘may well’ make an offer, is very different from ‘expects an offer from us’.

The former implies that club are considering making an offer. The latter implies that the club IS making an offer.


5.) 16 May 2023 15:35:35
We've been long-term admirers of Kim. Suits EtH's type of player. Agile, quick, good with ball at his feet and can play either side of the CB positions. He is reasonably priced and is a winner. I think this one has legs. But we will see.

Mac Allister is again a player who we have been interested in. He seems to have a price that is fair. The only thing I'll say with this one is he is highly linked to Liverpool and when that happens, United's name is dragged in. Spicier to turn a story into a United/ Liverpool tug of war.

But he is available and he is a versatile CM. Something tells me he will wait until end of season before making any decisions. Plenty of Spanish speakers at United to make him feel at home, if we do try to sign him.


6.) 16 May 2023 17:28:13
having two Argentinian teammates at united will not hurt.


 

 

 

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28 Jul 2023 20:43:21
20m bid by west hand for Maguire seems a little short as a fan 30m seems fair, supposedly they also made a verbal offer for mctominay, i'd probably say 70m for both or a package including add-ons around this figure would be fair.

Am I even close ed. or should I forget about the money haha.

Dbrooks90

1.) 28 Jul 2023 21:10:14
How much did they get for Rice? McTominay is worth 45m in today's market all day long, and unlike a lot of players we look to sell he isn't on a ridiculously high wage which is prohibitive to many clubs.

Maguire is also worth a minimum of 35m for an England international starting CB in the prime of his career.

We should be getting a minimum of 80m for those two.


2.) 28 Jul 2023 21:53:01
Prime of his career……. chuckle. I’d hate to see what he’s like when he fades! But I get your point. Definitely worth more despite his uselessness at United.


3.) 28 Jul 2023 21:57:24
For how west ham play, maguire would be absolutely brilliant for them.


4.) 28 Jul 2023 22:24:53
If i were WHU i would be playing hardball here.

He is on big wages, we need to raise funds to buy, he isn't a key player for us. It is known the manager isn't a big fan of him and he isn't going to play much.

There isn't likely to be a lot of takers here and he's also likely to cost more in wages than WHU would want to pay.

In these circumstances its smart by the hammers. I rather fancy they will have more options at a new CB than we will with buyers. Now don't get me wrong i think we should obviously get as much as possible but if i take my red tinted glasses off i can see West Ham may have a cery different take on the situation.

As an aside I think Moyes and WHU is an excellent move for Maguire.


5.) 28 Jul 2023 22:48:12
Shappy Maguire is on a massive wage west ham won't be able to cover it all so you have to take a hit I think 30m for Maguire 40m for Scott maybe some bonuses if they get European football.


6.) 28 Jul 2023 23:37:11
Shappy ???? mate thanks for that made my Friday.


7.) 29 Jul 2023 06:56:59
It can be spun to suggest Maguire is worth more than the £20m offered by West Ham by saying he's an England International with PL experience.

However, it can be spun the other way as well. He's a 30 year old, 5th choice CB, on huge wages who has just had the club captaincy taken off him as he's rarely going to start a game for United. Asking much more than West Ham offered in that scenario seems daft.

McTominay is exactly the same. He's at best 5th choice of our midfielders and it looks as though Mainoo may well have jumped ahead of him too. Again asking £40m for a player many fans would be more than happy to sell because they don't think he's good enough seems strange.


8.) 29 Jul 2023 07:53:30
I agree with shappy regarding mctom if you look at recent midfielder sales he is worth about 40-50 mill considering his age and a full international.

With maguire though I think we will have to sell cheap due to his wages.


9.) 29 Jul 2023 08:08:47
No worries John, after the season you've had it's a public service to give you guys chuckle ?.


10.) 29 Jul 2023 10:36:31
Does being a full international for Scotland make much difference to a players value, other than knowing most summers they should get a rest?


11.) 29 Jul 2023 11:21:03
Tell me about it ??‍♂️ enjoy your weekend shap.


 

 

16 Jul 2023 20:46:01
Bit of a weird rumour tonight we want Xavi Simonds. whilst at the same time it appears he's going to RB Leipzig think on loan not sure if we are supposedly trying to buy or loan have you heard anything ed?

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - Not in relation to Manchester United.}


1.) 17 Jul 2023 09:03:52
Cheers ed seemed a bit odd.


 

 

28 Apr 2023 22:38:49
Right the bids are in ed it's been 10 minutes has either been accepted!?

(Yes this is sarcasm)

There's been a lot of talk at the end of this as long as they glazers aren't in control of the club I'd take it.

I'd prefer a full sale and them gone, but if that doesn't happen it means they wanted a stupid amount no one would bid so I'd much rather SJR had control even if it means they had a chunk they could sell on for more at a later date

Any SJR bid is for control of the club don't let any confusing explanations online make you think different even if the glazers still have shares they won't have any control over the club.

Dbrooks90

1.) 28 Apr 2023 22:53:50
People will rage if the Glazers retain an interest at all, it doesn't matter the reality of the situation.

I hope at the end of this whole process we have an owner who will get the right people in to run the club, and we develop in terms of the squad and the infrastructure. Who owns what matters little to me if these things are achieved.


2.) 29 Apr 2023 01:56:01
Does Jim's bid say anything about the existing debt? Will the glazers take out dividends?


3.) 29 Apr 2023 10:34:06
I was all for jim at the start, but with the latest rumoured bid I'm not keen, nothing will change, we need the glazers out and a clean break. Jassim is the man to take us forward, full sale, debt free and deep pockets to fix the stadium and facilities.


4.) 29 Apr 2023 11:28:09
This is the confusion even with the latest bid from SJR he would have control and can change what he likes the glazers may get a seat on the board but SJR would have more and would over rule them.

SJR bid is better than the glazers remaining in control yes I agree full sale is best but if the option is the glazers or this SJR bid I'm taking this all day and everyone of us would have 12 months ago.


5.) 29 Apr 2023 21:29:59
Oakbark it matters if they retain an interest due to an American 'group if they' win. If the glazers go. they go.


6.) 29 Apr 2023 22:15:19
If they stay I'm sure they still have some power and a say. We all want a clean break from them. It's like breaking up with your Mrs but still living together and sleeping with her. It's like nothing changed.


 

 

31 Jan 2023 18:12:15
Hi ed so you think sabitzer may be our lot for today? a lot of names being thrown out now I imagine these are options we have been enquiring about.

Dbrooks90

{Ed002's Note - I am sure there will be many, many more.}


1.) 31 Jan 2023 18:33:19
Ed001 or 002, what your opinion on Sabitzer as a player and him fitting in at United? Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - He was well liked but Bayern Muinch have a replacement coming in the summer as he has rather gone off the boil.}


2.) 31 Jan 2023 18:40:08
Think we've been linked to every man and his dog since the eriksen injury announcement cheers ed I'm quite happy with sabitzer the club were never going to invest large amounts in Jan with the sale process started.


3.) 31 Jan 2023 18:51:26
Hopefully ETH can get him back simmering again

I'll grab my coat.


4.) 31 Jan 2023 19:09:34
Beats an ice cold (mc) Tea get my coat too please angel.


5.) 31 Jan 2023 20:02:46
Ken, I think it's an age thing, we get less funny as the years roll on.

On Sabitzer, from left field. If you'd have told me we would have signed him from Salzburg a couple of years, I would've been absolutely delighted. We've got a real player here, fingers crossed he even resembles that fella I saw then.


6.) 31 Jan 2023 20:00:55
I thought you were taking the Mick ee002. But they are trying a couple more. Mad stuff.


 

 

06 Jan 2023 18:14:04
I think with the Donny Van de Beek injury we may now put a little bit more effort in for João Felix he can cover Bruno and play as a false 9 it makes a bit more sense now than it did last week.

Dbrooks90

1.) 06 Jan 2023 19:48:08
They’re asking for a massive loan fee, on top of his substantial wages, and presumably some for of commitment to buy. That’s a massive investment in a player who could potentially be used as cover for two positions.


 

 

 

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29 Nov 2023 16:12:41
I believe there's a year option on that ed? Not 100%.

Personally I think we need to replace Varane Maguire and Lindelof (Evans to leave after his 1 year or work with the u21s) by the start of the 25/ 26 season I think at least 2 of those should be done by the start of the 24/ 25 season so Jan or the summer, preferably all 3 but that's a large outlay. I see lindelof as best to keep as he can play both left and right side quite well has the lower wage and as pointed out would be out of contract so no worry about getting an offer to move him on.

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29 Nov 2023 15:16:52
Thanks ed Silva looks like a very good option, based on that I think we need to be looking at a left sided options to cover for martinez injury lindelof who will probably stay would be better as the right sided cover than the left.

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16 Nov 2023 00:15:19
I agree we need to look to build for me we need to look at having a 1st choice and a young player to go with that position my target age range would be 18-24 no older, younger would be longer term unless it's a crazy special player.

GK onana and bayindir with a youth player or someone like Heaton that's pretty much sorted

RB I agree dalot probably needs to be let go and improved on AWB can be very useful to see games out or for a specific man marking job

CB needs a clear out only one to keep is Martinez maybe lindelof gets a year for the budget

LB for now it's ok I've always had concerns over Shaw his tracking back isn't great and he doesn't stop crosses at all malacia is a back up you may let him go to keep Fernandez around

DM casemiro was too much and too expensive needs to go, amrabat just doesn't look good enough

CM mount needs time, McT needs to go, eriksen and casemiro were bad signings for the money/ wage/ age they provide no energy to the team, as you say mainoo Hannibal and gore offer depth options we need 1st choice I think 2 with mount and those 3 would be enough

RW Antony probably needs to be moved on and same for Sancho leaves you with pellistri/ amad you probably want a first choice or you sell pellistri use amad to back up Bruno play mount here and buy a youngster bargdhi?

AM Bruno all day every day, amad/ mount can offer back up if their other positions are correctly filled

LW Rashford and Garnacho this spot is sorted for a while

St hojlund and the new Phil Jones Anthony martial needs someone to actually challenge hojlund for his spot push him to be better.

So sell:
Dalot
Maguire
Varane
Lindelof (maybe keep 1 more year)
Malacia (maybe 1 more year)
Casemiro
Eriksen
Mctominay
Antony
Sancho
Pellistri (? )
Martial

Buy
RB
2x CBs
2xCm (maybe 3 depending on mount and rw)
1x rw (young or first team depending on mount)
ST just a top quality challenger for hojlund

With the youth in midfield you maybe get 1 slightly older midfielder but is say aged between 22-26, striker could go either way but again wouldn't go older than 26.

We have to build which means the players have to be around for a couple of years, buying younger should also help those players keep their value of they don't work out.

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15 Nov 2023 12:13:53
We have to be sensible but the players your linking are stilly crazy expensive. Brentford have repeatedly said they want near 100m for Toney and he is not near worth that amount.

Marcos Leonardo is supposedly around 25-30m in Jan young and lots of potential could be a good option.

I'm not saying I have the answers but never ever should you sign "back ups" when building a team if your building your saying what you have needs improving so why would you buy someone to keep them first choice?

I agree with what we need not sure on 2 wide players we need 1 Rw with amad and pellistri. Think we definitely need 2 CBS maybe 3 Maguire and varane have to be gone for next year, Maguire's been good but playing him changes the style we play same with mctominay, varane cannot stay fit You probably keep lindelof for a year as a 4th choice so you don't have to spend silly.

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14 Nov 2023 23:26:04
Crazy that people think we can't have 2 top strikers to play 1 position fergie had 5 to play 2, hojlund needs someone to challenge him not a 30-40m player to come on as a sub now and than and not really put him under pressure.

I wouldn't touch Toney he's done good for Brentford but his attitude towards his betting was awful didn't think he'd done anything wrong and in my opinion he's lucky to play again.

Giminez I'm pretty sure ed has said on the Chelsea page will cost a ridiculous amount. If we want to get serious we need top players challenging each other in every position not one comfortable player and a clear "back up" like we have at the moment.

For me we need a top striker or another young striker to get them both trying to better each other or maybe form a partnership, playing Rashford and hojlund as a 2 through the middle could be and interesting option also. We need to look to the future and building a squad to compete, all round, there aren't lots of "top" strikers out there bagging loads of goals so we should be looking to younger players like hojlund for it.

Marcos Leonardo is one linked, we were looking at sesko but he's only just moved to Leipzig, we should definitely be looking at Ferguson but he seems to have injury issues atm, I don't know enough about Giminez but I have seen he would be very expensive, Jonathan David is also a name that always pops up.

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28 Nov 2023 09:41:28
Shaw, the fans aren't taking a punishment they can still support the club still go to games in fact this will probably see them be more vocal in support but the fans haven't been punished.

The fans are upset because they care about the club and they want prem football but the fans haven't been stopped from doing anything they normally would so they haven't been punished.

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27 Nov 2023 09:37:33
So you think it's unfair to punish the club for the mistakes made by the club?

Literally the only way to punish fans is to ban them from grounds a 10 point deduction in no way shape or form impacts the fans it impacts the club and those that own/ run it.

Everton admitted what they did the argument isn't that they shouldn't get anything the argument is maybe 10 points is a little excessive based on the fact they co-operated and admitted what they did, but again a points deduction is not punishing fans.

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19 Nov 2023 14:02:17
Not having a left back or any kind of support meaning they can easily commit 2/ 3 defenders to marking you usually makes life pretty difficult but yeah WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO RASHFORD!

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19 Oct 2023 19:39:25
Red man, I'm pretty sure at one point ed 002 said on the discussion page SJR would walk away if there was no route to majority ownership.

SJR is not an idiot and a gormless mark waiting to be taken advantage of by the glazers as most people seem to think.

Whether you like the idea of his takeover or not the one thing you shouldn't be calling him is a bad businessman.

Lets wait and see what comes out hopefully it won't be too long until we find out.

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15 Oct 2023 10:03:22
Everyone needs to chill based on some of Ed's comments and other comments this is a phased buy out of the glazers SJR/ ineos will technically be the largest individual shareholder and I'm sure he would have some contractual guarantees about control and potential investment.

If you look at what ineos have done at other clubs they have been very good at fixing infrastructure issues at the training ground/ stadiums.

It might not be the perfect way we all wanted it to happen but this is the first step to getting rid of the glazers and based on the fact b share are bing bought I imagine the first step to 100% ownership.

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