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05 Aug 2019 16:35:39
Welcome to our new no.5!

In the 'forward four' positions we are likely to play we currently have Rashford, Martial, James, Lingard, Sanchez, Mata, Greenwood, Gomes and Chong. I really can't see Ole/ Ed splashing out on a 10th player to cover these four positions so a forward/ winger/ no.10 isn't happening before Thursday IMO.

In terms of the 'no.6 and no.8' positions, we currently have McTominay, Pogba, Matic, Andreas, Fred. 5 players (Garner will go on loan IMO) for two positions is light, we MUST sign a CM surely?

So who's your money on chaps? I have a feeling SMS will come in from Lazio for the 70m that we will receive from Inter for Lukaku.

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1.) 05 Aug 2019 17:25:54
i think we are done now in the window now.


we should have got the maguire deal done sooner then we could have had the last 2 weeks of the window looking at options for central mid


we have lost the wig and Herrera who need replacing imo.


 

 

02 Aug 2019 11:51:57
Hi all. New poster here.
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09 Aug 2019 11:40:04
We need PP in the side. Who else is there to create an opportunity for the front three other than him?

I do however think that Ole will play him more and more in the no.10 role in a 4-2-3-1 system after being unable to sign Dybala etc. though, due to the aforementioned lack of tracking back. Then two of McTom, Fred, Andreas and Matic will sit behind him.

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08 Aug 2019 08:44:57
Mandzukic would be really sensible in my opinion:

- back up striker
- plan B in terms of a physical presence
- still a really good finisher
- hard worker
- great professional for the likes of Greenwood to learn from for a season or two

Get this once done, Ole!

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07 Aug 2019 15:30:53
Anyone else on here wishing we go for Zaha?

Martial, Rashford and Zaha would be electrifying on the counter, then Pogba could almost have a free role with McTom/ Matic/ Fred/ Andreas sitting behind him.

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06 Aug 2019 08:17:10
Where have you heard this, Mumbles?

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10 Aug 2019 09:39:33
Final position: 5th
Trophies: None
Top scorer: Martial 21
Top assists: Pogba 14
Formation: 4-2-3-1 at home, 4-3-3 away
Solksjaer: Stays
January: Hannibal, Longstaff and a young CF
Player of the season: AWB/ McTominay
Reds: Smalling (VAR will kill his career IMO)

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08 Aug 2019 11:01:03
He’d be a fantastic signing.

Everyone here championing our youth players and moaning about a Dybala-type player blocking the rise of Greenwood, Gomes etc. should be ecstatic with Mandzukic - hard working, model professional who has probably got 2 years left in him where he can show our youngsters how to be model professional attacking footballers.

Sign him up!

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07 Aug 2019 15:38:16
He’s not good enough for my Sunday morning side, so no.

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03 Aug 2019 09:40:08
Personally I’d keep him and make him third choice (Bailly would be third but for his injury) and look to sell/ give away Rojo. However I think Ole sees Jones as his third choice so will probably loan Axel out.

I’ve not been a Smalling-hater as much as some, but I really worry about him now with VAR, he could conceivably give away a penalty a game. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if someone like Newcastle came in with £15m for him now that we’ve signed Maguire.

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