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08 Jan 2020 23:18:36
I don't get why we are not interested in Ndidi. We are crying out for him.

Jodler

1.) 08 Jan 2020 23:52:47
because our scouts like watching players 60 times in warm weather. so they can pass it off as work.


2.) 09 Jan 2020 08:54:01
Jodler I'm with you 100% on ndidi. He's been playing well for a while now, he's on 23 aswell. I'd prefer him over most of the other names we have been linked with.


3.) 09 Jan 2020 10:11:35
Ndidi would be a great signing in many ways. My only concern is his passing is quite limited from what I've seen. Elite level at breaking up play and protecting the back four. But not very useful when your in possession.

Personally I would prefer a player who might have slightly less ability when defending if they had significantly more ability on the ball.

The games we have struggled to win this season haven't been the games where we have had less possession but the ones where we have more. This is mostly due to the lack of ability on the ball in our midfield. Ndidi although a great player wouldn't solve this issue but actually compound it.

I'd love to see us sign one of Kalvin Phillips or Denis Zakaria.


4.) 09 Jan 2020 10:16:13
That QPR lad Eberechi Eze looks like some player, already 10 goals and 6 assists from Midfield.


5.) 09 Jan 2020 11:22:51
Shappy. Ruben Neves is a better choice than Zakaria and Kalvin Philips.
He has PL experience as well.


6.) 09 Jan 2020 12:26:19
Ruben Neves will be a dream signing, works hard for the team, passing is really good and has an ability to score an odd screamer.
Our scouting team does absolutely nothing i feel, players like Neves, Maddison, Buendia all were coming to PL after a brilliant season yet we were never interested.


7.) 09 Jan 2020 12:34:43
Ndidi passing is limited?

What about Mctominay who everyone raves about? Very very limited player. Backwards, sidewards, 6' 4" and can't head for rubbish. Involved in 5 goals in about 80 games. He's weak as piss. If he wasn't passionate everyone would stop bumming him. People blindsighting passion for ability.

Pogba has created more chances in about 20+ less games. Want him out.


8.) 10 Jan 2020 02:21:28
wilbot, I would rather have a player with limited abilities who plays for the team rather than the "World class" Pogba who performs every once in a while. A player with all the talent but it's a shame he is poorer than even the average player when he doesn't perform - misplaced passes, pathetic shooting, loses the ball and pedestrian most times.

I would rather take Christiano Ronaldo at 34 than Pogba any day. And, by the way it's Pogba and his agent making all the noises of wanting out. The sooner we have him out the better.


 

 

29 Sep 2018 12:19:31
Nicola Barella reminds me very much of Paul Scholes - intelligent and skilful. I have heard that we are interested in him, along with a number of other clubs. Here's hoping.

Jodler

1.) 29 Sep 2018 15:16:54
We will no doubt hear a lot about players we are supposedly in for over the next few days just to try and keep the fans negativity down.


 

 

 

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09 Jul 2021 12:58:51
Kind of fed up reading about this pursuit of Varane. I don't understand why it is so protracted. Why can we not just make a fair bid for the player? If it's accepted - great. If not - just move on to another option.

Jodler

{Ed077's Note - Real Madrid had a change of coach and Varane was involved in the Euros. The transfer window has only just opened, so dont get bogged down already..


1.) 09 Jul 2021 14:21:10
God forbid the guy goes on a holiday and decides to leave decisions about his professional life until he gets back.


2.) 09 Jul 2021 14:38:15
A lot of that French side went for holiday over the summer generally post kickoff.


3.) 10 Jul 2021 06:45:19
Really? I mean he's no Ben White or Tyrone Ming's but isn't that sort of the point?

The signing of top class players isn't something that is normally wrapped up in a few days.

Varane is the type of player who could have the pick of the top clubs. He could sign a new deal with Real Madrid, or he could sign for PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Chelsea or United all of which I would imagine have a level of interest in him as they all are looking for a CB this summer.

Why jump on the first offer you get?

If you're selling your house and you have 10 viewings booked and the first viewing makes you an offer straight away, do you take it without the other 9 viewings happening? No you wait until everyone who's interested in your house views it and see what offers you get. You might even get to play 2 or 3 people off against eachother to get a better deal.

Varane like all players has had a very tiring and draining year. He's having a much needed break to recover and will make a decision afterwards. By which time he might have another offer or two on the table and he can pick the one that is best for him.

I remember 20 years ago when there was a lot less known about a transfer until things really started to happen. You wouldn't often find out about a transfer until a day or two at most before they were done and the player holding up his new shirt. Now we have loads of "sources" of which players we are interested in, and we know months before any transfer actually happens, in our case sometimes a year. It makes it feel like a much more drawn out process. It's isn't, it's just that multi million pound deals take time.


4.) 10 Jul 2021 09:32:12
Yes. I agree - up to a point. However, the longer a deal takes to close, the smaller the number of top quality players available becomes in that position. We may end up with our fourth or fifth choice - or none at all.


5.) 10 Jul 2021 13:14:31
Jodler,

Who isn’t available now that was available 2 weeks ago then?


6.) 10 Jul 2021 14:42:21
Varane is a world class CB. If there is a chance we could get him we should be in for him no matter how long it takes. I’d argue we need 2 CBs though. Bailly, Jones, Lindelof and Tuanzebe are surely squad players at best. I think Lindelof gets the most games and the worst press from those but think his best position may be back up to Maguire. Bailly is made of glass let’s face it even though he’s a Hercules fitness wise compared to Jones. There’s less than half a player between them though in terms of availability. Tuanzebe looks to be going out on loan. We should be signing Torres for me irrespective of what happens with Varane.


7.) 10 Jul 2021 18:41:10
You simply can't sighn a player when you want no matter the money. For a transfer there are three parties, us the selling club and the player.
Even if we do what's best and even if we make a very good offer, its up to them to decide if and when to join our team.


 

 

20 Jun 2021 12:00:41
I don't agree with Nicky Butt's assertion that with Fred, McTominay, Pogba and Fernandes we are well served in midfield. I firmly believe that with another commanding centre back and just one quality holding midfielder, such as Ndidi, we would be much more scure and able to challenge for honours. I'm not sure about Rice. I think that he is a solid player. He is better than McTominay but not by much.

Jodler

1.) 20 Jun 2021 14:25:00
Ndidi or Saul.


2.) 20 Jun 2021 16:31:40
Rice and McTominay often get compared because they are being asked to play the same role.

The issue though is that for Rice that is his natural and best role in a side.

For McTominay it isn't his best role. McTominay is not a sitting CDM, but a complete box to box player. He's great at using his strength to win the ball, hold off the opposition and keep the ball moving. Then either dribbling through a press (more with strength than finesse) or ghosting late into the box to make use of his shooting ability. He is the type of player who chases the ball rather than protects the space. His passing is solid, but he doesn't have the range of a playmaker.

Rice is a better sitter, covering and protecting that space in front of the defence, his passing range is underrated and is improving.

Rice would be a good signing and could play alongside a technical player like Donny, a more physical player like McTominay or an expansive passer like Garner (in the future) .

In my opinion signing a true holding midfielder like Rice will have a bigger individual impact than any other position as it will give us a competitive midfield, improve our defending and give us a great platform to attack.


3.) 20 Jun 2021 16:58:40
Obviously Scott is a CB :D.


4.) 20 Jun 2021 19:20:58
6 paragraphs to state rice is a dm and mctominay a b2b. 👀.


5.) 20 Jun 2021 20:22:44
RedWhiskey, it's more like one paragraph and 5 sentences spaced out to make it easier for the reader to consume 😂

Plus the final sentence is more my opinion on our midfield rather than discussing what type of player either Rice or McTominay are😂.


6.) 20 Jun 2021 20:34:09
To be blunt, we have the worst midfield in my 30 odd years of following the club, no question.

Creativity is at an all-time low. Looking forward to seeing what comes in, if Sancho is the marquee signing which is looking likely now it doesn't look like mega-bucks are going to be spent on a CDM.

Maybe Varane and Sancho will do for this window which isn't all bad, two starters IMO although I'd expect Sancho/ Greenwood to replace each other a lot and for Sancho to play on the left also.


7.) 20 Jun 2021 21:08:39
Let Pogba go next year on a free and go all in on Bellingham for CM for me.


8.) 20 Jun 2021 23:10:38
Well the way these things go it will probably be a summer of Bellingham speculation next year, with any number of English teams. I’d be glad to see him at OT based on what I’ve seen but maybe not quite ready yet.


9.) 21 Jun 2021 09:58:29
Ah Spenno, we did have anderson and cleverley pulling the strings for a long time and gibson backing them up. Not our best midfield, but I wouldn't say our worst lol.


 

 

26 Mar 2021 16:59:51
I have read reports that we have put in a bid for Marcos Llorente and that we are interested in Tielemans. Maybe they are just rumours. Two excellent players no doubt. But should we not concert our efforts into acquiring a deep-lying midfielder who will allow our more creative players to do their stuff? One holding midfielder, along with a new quality centre back, would surely make a huge difference to improving both our defending and our goal potential.

Jodler

1.) 26 Mar 2021 18:17:58
Dont know about that but I agree CH and DM would make a world of difference . I would go very radical and build from the back over couple of seasons.

For next season :

Maguire is going nowhere but I would make him earn his position, sell Darmian, Bailly Lindelof, Lingard, perrira. to fund 2 centre halves . jones, Rojo romero going or gone and bring in :

Pau Torres - left footed CH -Flavour of the month
Milenkovivic right footed beast of a CH -flavour of the month.
Scrap it out with Maguire for starting spot

If they can settle in PL would be great .

Zero net spend with the above players gone

This reported or mythical 80-90m we have to spend i'd go

Rice or Ndidi
Max Arrons . to share position with AWB.

Thas my spending done.

We would play higher up the pitch

Solid at the back, Rice would bring the best out of DVB --played many times as a no 6 . or Garner or McT

Shaw and Aarons going forward give us a new threat and the chances would increase for Rashford, greenwood, martial. diallo, Cavani

Ive purposely avoided the whole what about the keepers, what about Pogba leaving what about Fred and martial getting axed . just concentrating on 4 changes that would improve us greatly

If Pogba goes or Martial that's a different dynamic but this would make us solid, more free flowing, quicker attack minded, more exciting

Not sure how my interview went for technical director -I haven't heard back. will let you know.


2.) 26 Mar 2021 20:43:29
Darmian has left the club and already been sold mate.


3.) 26 Mar 2021 21:53:03
Dalot - not Damian.


4.) 26 Mar 2021 21:59:44
Somewhere out there Ronnie will be doing cartwheels if it's true we're interested in Tielemans.


5.) 26 Mar 2021 23:35:06
The only way I see us going in for Llorente is if both Pogba and VDB are moved on.


6.) 26 Mar 2021 23:35:06
The only way I see us going in for Llorente is if both Pogba and VDB are moved on.


7.) 27 Mar 2021 08:39:55
Even if both Pogba/ VDB are moved on where does he play? With the way Ole sets up his team with 2 CM's in front of his defense, Llorente is not the sort of player who would be willing to sit back most times and he would be wasted there.

Unless we also manage to bring in a DM and CB I don't see the point in bringing him in.

And at the price of €80 million being reported for a 26yr old I really don't see the value in him as he doesn't look exceptional or really special. And there's no guarantee he is going to succeed in the PL so it might be a risk as well.


 

 

10 Mar 2021 10:12:42
If, as some media reports suggest, that Bruno Fernandes is refusing to commit to a new contract until he gets certain assurances, then he is not committed fully to the club. Sir Alex would just have let him go.

Jodler

{Ed077's Note - didnt he sign a 4.5 yr contract only last Jan? Why is everyone in so much hurry to sign him on a new deal? Its not like we can tie him down for 10 yrs.}


1.) 10 Mar 2021 10:35:39
Yes I wholeheartedly agree, sell him at the earliest oppurtunity at a discount fee and bring back Lingard and pereira.

The drop off in abiity and performance level would hardly be noticeable in my opinion.


2.) 10 Mar 2021 11:23:09
The new contract is to bring his wages in line with his status at the club, while extending for another year.

Supposedly what he is asking for is assurances that the club are committed to getting back to being a top club challenging for major honours.

Similar to what Rooney apparently asked for before committing to a new deal.

I just see it all as paper fluff, something to fill column inches.


3.) 10 Mar 2021 11:58:39
Should be the highest paid player at Old Trafford really, you can see his point.


 

 

10 Feb 2021 19:34:04
I think that we have not been fair to Van de Beek. It's very difficult for him to be at his best if he is being used as sparingly as we have used him. I really believe he has the intelligence, ability and guile to play centre mid along with McTominay. Fred, I feel, plays too many sideways passes, and when he does attempt a pass forward it very often goes to the opposition. Van de Beek has more than a touch of Paul Scholes about him, and with his clever movement, touch and passing ability, I feel that he would be able to direct operations.

Jodler

1.) 10 Feb 2021 20:04:02
I think he is s decent player overrated by a few on here.
Decent player decent signing but doesn't walk into our first 11.
Hasn't done it on the pitch, I would guess not doing enough in training to push for starting place.

Decent player, nice player to watch good addition to the squad.
Shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence as scholes imo.


2.) 10 Feb 2021 20:58:56
I think he's gotten off pretty lightly on these pages, people seem to be falling over themselves to make excuses for his poor performances.

Compare that with the likes of maguire, pogba, martial etc who are judged harshly, myself being one of those harsh judges lol.


3.) 11 Feb 2021 05:08:51
Give the lad a chance. Playing once every while is not going to help even the top players especially in a new league unless you are Bruno of course.

People are quickly writing him off with him even not getting a run of games to settle himself down. I am impressed with what I have seen of him so far and although I would want him to be more involved and contribute a lot more in games I understand he needs time to adapt to the league and especially the way Ole sets up his team.

DSG, how many games has VDB played? Maguire, Pogba and Martial how long have they been in the PL and how many games they have played and you think they are harshly judged and yet say VDB gets off lightly over here when he is getting limited chances in a new league?

jred, nobody gets into the team ahead of Ole's favorite in Fred/ McTom. You are talking about not doing enough in training when Ole drops players who perform well in matches and plays his favorites even though they perform poorly.


4.) 11 Feb 2021 05:10:21
He needs to do more. Something is there, but he has to do more.

Fred is far better than people on here seem to think. His passes certainly do not go to the opposition as often as people think. Check out his percentages if people disagree. And no, he does not always pass backwards. That would be donny.


5.) 11 Feb 2021 06:30:32
Fred is the best Defensive Midfielder in our squad although he is not top class.

I agree that VDB needs a run of games, But who would he replace?
Pogba and Bruno can create a moment of brilliance out of nowhere.
McTominay is having a good season.
So it's upto him to grab his chance whenever he gets an opportunity.


6.) 11 Feb 2021 06:49:10
TrueRedDevil so you expect someone coming in from another league to just grab their chance straight away when played every now and then. How about playing Pogba/ Bruno every now and then and expect them to do very well every time? Bruno will still be able to as he has the mentality and passion and maybe VDB needs some of that to get more opportunities.

Regarding Fred I do agree and he is the most improved player in the squad although not top class.


7.) 11 Feb 2021 08:29:26
LPU, look at Cavani how he has grabbed his chance even after his peak years.
Came on as a sub against Southampton, changed the game single handedly and now he is one of the first names on the team sheet.

VDB on the other hand started in all of the Carabao cup games and didn't impress even against lower league oppositions.
He also started the Champions League defeat against Istanbul and didn't do him any favours with his performance.

He comes across as a nice lad and I really hope he performs well for us. He was one of the highly sought after players for the past 2-3 years, so there must be something special about him.


8.) 11 Feb 2021 10:06:49
TrueRedDevil, so now you are comparing a experienced pro like Cavani with VDB? Not every player coming in to the PL settle down quickly and they need time to adapt.


9.) 11 Feb 2021 10:23:11
TrueRedDevil, that's like comparing apples and oranges.

Firstly Cavani is a hugely experienced player who has played outside of his home country for over a decade playing in Seire A and Ligue 1.

Secondly his role as a striker is much easier to fit into a side as his movements and role will only need minor adjustments to fit into the new teams style of play if any.

Whereas a player like Donny who is all about finding space and linking with his teammates the style of play will have a massive bearing on his ability to have an impact.

Coming from a team that has a high value placed on possession to a team that is all about quick progressive transitions is like chalk and cheese.


 

 

 

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01 Sep 2021 09:31:53
Clearly the position we should have addressed is that of a holding centre midfielder. Our options are Matic (getting on but still pretty effective), McTominay (decent but that's it) and Fred (I'm really not sure what his strengths are) . I honestly don't understand what OGS sees in Fred. He is physically weak, his passing is generally poor and he offers little to the team. We also have Van De Beek who clearly has a good footbal brain and technical expertise. Surely he would be a better option than Fred.

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27 Aug 2021 19:41:03
This has been a good window for us with three world class players on board. But it has been an imperfect window. It's just a pity that we haven't been able to recruit a deep-lying holding midfielder such as Ndidi. If we had, there would have been grounds for real optimism. As it is, I feel that we will certainly entertain, but that one weakness may well come back to haunt us.

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22 Aug 2021 18:46:12
Too many egos in the team. Martial, Fred and Lindelof are simply not good enough. Average squad players. I don't agree with the flak that Matic is taking. He is clearly on the wrong side of 30 but he is our only decent holding midfielder and has a good influence on a game. We brought on Sancho but neglected to find him with passes. Baffling. As for Lukaku. I will never understand why OGS was so keen to get rid of him. Quality centre forward.

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10 Aug 2021 19:56:38
I note the criticisms of Lukaku's first touch. While a player's first touch is undoubtedly important, it is a striker's last touch which is the crucial touch. Lukaku has scored over 250 career goals.

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05 Aug 2021 08:41:42
I'd sign both. They're a major upgrade on Fred and McTominay.

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