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22 Nov 2020 23:43:25
If there are any legs in the press stories about Juve wanting Pogba and Inter wanting to swap Fred with Ericsson I would be up for that. Then I would go all out to get Declan Rice to be the new Matic.

Salford7

{Ed002's Note - (a) They might be interested at the right price. (b) Inter want Eriksen moved on as soon as possible, preferably in January. If Manchester United were interested it would be as a Bruno Fernandes replacement.}


1.) 23 Nov 2020 10:19:05
Last year I was hoping United would sign Eriksen as we need an attacking midfielder. However, Bruno is our best player by a mile and VDB (while not getting much game time so far) is a great replacement for him as well as others in our midfield.

I'd much rather see us sign a defensive midfielder who is an improvement on Fred and Matic. The issue is we have too many players already so adding to that would be a problem.


2.) 23 Nov 2020 10:27:36
What happened with Eriksen Ed? Seems to have lost his way?

{Ed002's Note - It has not worked out and he is not a natural fit in the side and has asked to leave.}


3.) 23 Nov 2020 11:24:25
I like Eriksson. But now with bruno they fill the same role essentially so no need to go for him now.
Although there could all be clubs in for bruno soon enough and he may well get tempted to leave so maybe not a futile link.


4.) 23 Nov 2020 11:31:24
Not to sound too cryptic Ed but do we need to be looking at Bruno Fernandes replacements?

{Ed002's Note - It is not a position Manchester United are looking to add to right now as far as I understand.}


5.) 23 Nov 2020 11:34:44
Ed002 that is probably the second or third time you have mentioned a player being a Bruno Fernandes replacement. Is something going on with Bruno behind the scenes with him may be leaving the club soon?

{Ed002's Note - People keep asking about AM players who would be first choice - the only way that would work is if BF were moving on.}


6.) 23 Nov 2020 12:00:09
Ah ok, understood. Thanks Ed.


7.) 23 Nov 2020 12:39:45
Grass isn't always greener Eric79.


8.) 23 Nov 2020 21:06:54
I’d Eriksen for Pogba.


9.) 24 Nov 2020 00:46:36
Thanks Ed 02 for your reply. Could not Bruno and Ericsson work together a bit like De Bruyne and Silva did for City?

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely.}


10.) 26 Nov 2020 11:26:56
He’s even slower than Matic. Finished as a decent player years ago.


 

 

13 May 2020 00:01:31
There are rumours that Angel Gomez migjt snub Utds offers and sign for Chelsea. I would be really upset to see such a talented young player leave. He needs a run in the team to prove himself. How can we afford to lose talent like his?

Salford7

1.) 13 May 2020 00:20:29
Umm probably because he won't sign a contract.

We just signed bruno who everyone is rightly raving about, there are strong links with grealish.

Also for half of the season we had lingard and pereira being chosen ahead of him for every game.

I am not surprised if he wants out and i wish him all the best.


2.) 13 May 2020 04:05:58
All the best to him. Although I don't see him getting much game time at Chelsea either. They have twice the amount of midfielders than we do all around his age looking to break into the first team.


3.) 13 May 2020 08:07:56
The concerns amongst the training staff are about his ability to cope with the EPL physically. Now while superior ability can beat physicality, the player needs to be clever enough to know how to do so. While our coaching staff can see what Gomes is capable of against EPL players every day in training.

This season his competition for places was probably as weak as he will ever have while playing for a top side. An ageing Mata, an out of form Lingard and Andreas Pereira who isn't good enough.

Since the the club have signed Bruno Fernandes and are looking at players like Grealish who would further push Gomes down the peaking order.

He is a clearly talented lad, but he needs to play a season or two of "mens" football either in the championship or in a league such as the Dutch or Portuguese league to develop his understanding and ability to cope physically with a much more demanding style of football.

To that end maybe a move to a club like Chelsea who will invariably loan him out for a year or two might be a good move. Or he will sign a new deal with us and hopefully follow a similar path.


4.) 13 May 2020 09:34:16
Invariably loan him out? Sorry Shappy, but Lampard will give him a chance if he's good enough.


5.) 13 May 2020 09:56:48
RJ28P as would ole but simple fact of the matter is he’s shown nothing when given a chance to warrant more starts.


6.) 13 May 2020 11:00:04
Gomes is very talented, but if anyone has watched him in the u23s especially this season, he’s not warranted a promotion to the first team on those performances. If he goes to Chelsea, good luck to him.

Also you have to ask where he fits in the team? Better player than Andreas and lingard potentially but he’s not really shown much yet. Bruno is top quality so he doesn’t get in there either. I don’t think he’s in the same class as Greenwood either.

A talent, but not sure if he’s going to be as big of a loss as many say.


7.) 13 May 2020 11:52:30
RJ28P, Well that's my point, if he was putting in the performances at United in training then he would be given a chance in the first team.

At United he only had Lingard, Mata and Andreas Pereira to get past before we signed Bruno.

He can play either on the wing or in the No.10 position. Chelsea tend to play either 433 or 4231, so Gomes would be competing for a wide role in a 433 or in any of the three positions between the midfield and the striker in a 4231. So he will be competing with Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Pedro and Pulisic. Plus any other players Chelsea sign this summer.

Chelsea have an extensive history of signing young players and loaning them out. Gomes needs games every week, and currently he isn't consistent enough to do that at the top end of the EPL. So he needs a loan wherever he plays next season.


8.) 13 May 2020 13:00:49
RJ Lampard will give him a chance at the expense of whom?


9.) 13 May 2020 14:26:56
Pedro, Willian and Barkley will all likely be gone next season. And with respect, the reason why he isn't playing is because he is running his contract down, like Sancho did at City.
I've watched Gomes a lot (being fortunate enough to have access to a lot of youth games) and he's a talent on par with Hudson-Odoi and Saka if given the consistent minutes.
That said, it seems like the relationship at Utd has soured and it is right for the player to move on.


10.) 13 May 2020 14:48:12
Your right red whisky that goal in pre season against spurs didn’t show any promise. Haha. how many opportunities did he get in the number 10 position with the rest of the 1st 11 also playing.


11.) 13 May 2020 16:32:52
RJ, for the sake of this discussion, let's assume you are right about the three you mentioned. You think Gomes will slot into their MF ahead of Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Loftus, Kovacic, Gilmour, Odoi, Jorgino or Ziyach?


12.) 13 May 2020 17:51:31
Sorry pogthedog he scored one goal in a pre season match. I presume you have unlimited access to the training sessions to say he deserves a chance? Like shappy said if you don’t show enough in training to usurp the likes of pereira and Lingard then there must be a reason why he’s not playing. Ole has been a huge advocate of playing the youth and giving chances. Chong got minutes whilst refusing to sign so I find the idea he’s not playing because of refusing to sign irrelevant.


13.) 13 May 2020 19:32:41
He can certainly play wide in rotation with Odoi, Pulisic and Ziyech. As for pure no. 10s, the only one we have is Ziyech, Mount is better when allowed to sit a little deeper.


14.) 14 May 2020 00:55:21
I like gomes but the lad has reportedly been offered 30k.
Football can be simple, greenwood produced gomes hasn't. 30k and what else should we offer him?


15.) 14 May 2020 00:56:06
My worry is that if teams like Chelsea and Barcelona want to take him what is it that they feel they can get out of him that Ole cannot.

I understand all the points raised by you guys. On one hand if he was performing at a very high level then you would think that he would get a chance to shine in the first team. He is obviously not pulling up any trees but he is young and it must be terribly frustrating if you feel that you do not have rhe managers full confidence and are not going to get a run of games to settle in and prove how good you are.

We are all very happy and surprised at how well an established international £60m player like Bruno has done in such a short time. Yet he has lots of experience and is older than Gomez. Why then do people ezpect a younger player to come into the first team and immediately perform to a high level? Also on the rare times Gomez got a game it was when the team were still struggling. I really do feel he should be given the chance to make it at Utd. I know he is not quite the same player as Grealish but I think he has more natural talent.

For me the way to go would be to give him a decent contract and send him on loan for a season. He would get the games he needs, toughen up physically, and he might appreciate how special it is to have the facilities of and play for Utd. Beckham was loaned out and it didn't hurt his prospects.


16.) 14 May 2020 07:50:19
Salford, the issue is that he clearly hasn't done enough in training to convince he should start ahead of anyone else.

Under other managers you could say that maybe they don't give youth a chance. But Ole has given more than given youth a chance. People also forget that Gomes was given three starts in the Europa League, often against weaker opposition than we play most weeks in the EPL. How did Gomes do in those games? Occasional glimpses of talent, but drifted in and out of the game far too much.

If he can't do it against the likes of Astana then he will struggle against the Everton's, Spurs, Burnley's and Sheffield United's of the EPL.

He is a hugely talented player, but he isn't ready to play at the level we play at. He needs a loan or two in order to develop.

Unfortunately his contact is about to run out and he doesn't want to sign a new deal. Maybe making his debut at 16 has made him inpatient, maybe he has been told he will get more elsewhere.

Who knows. His size will hold him back in the EPL until he learns how to mitigate his lack of physicality. In youth football if you're quick you can avoid physical battles to an extent, but men's football is played at a faster pace, and quick feet alone will not get you out of trouble. You need to read the game well and position yourself in the right areas and be two steps ahead of the opposition.

It's not a case of him just bulking up, although he does look like he could be tackled by a stiff breeze. He needs to learn how to play in the men's game. He is best off doing that on loan as he will need to play 20-30 games a season to start to learn that. He can't get that here with him playing as he has done. So a loan is the solution.

If he signs for Chelsea he will almost certainly leave on loan at some point. As they are in the same boat as us.
If he signs for Barcelona I don't see him getting a huge amount of game time. They don't tend to play with a No.10 so he would be competing for one of the wide forward roles, against Messi, Dembele, Griezmann, Fati and Braithwaite, plus whoever else the club sign this summer. With Neymar being a key target.

He needs a season in the Championship, or to move to a more technical league in Europe on loan. Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium could all be good options.

I hope he makes it, whether that's with us or somewhere else. But it's a long road yet, and he needs to realise that if he is going to make the most of his potential.


17.) 14 May 2020 10:57:20
Sadly for me, Greenwood and Williams aside this is a very underwhelming crop of youngsters, referring to those of the age where they would expect to be getting chances in the first team and making an impression. I've seen Chong the most and he has shown nothing but a haircut I'm afraid. I don't buy the fact that Gomes' size is a problem either but neither has he done enough to suggest that he is any better than the thousands of other kids clubs of this magnitude scout every season. If the tens of thousands he wants every week aren't sufficient let him go, I'm sure we'll resign him for £50m in a few years!


18.) 14 May 2020 15:32:34
Spenno, most young players don't really start to have a regular impact until they are 21/ 22 years old after a season or two as squad players.

In that respect the likes of Rashford and McTominay are starting to reach that level of impact. While Henderson could when he returns from his loan, as could Tuanzebe if he can stay injury free.

However, the likes of Greenwood and Williams are ahead of where they would normally expect for players of their ages. While the likes of Laird, Mengi, Garner, Levitt, Chong and Gomes still have huge potential, but are probably a year or two away from making a serious impact in the first team beyond a few games.

That's 12 young players in total who have a chance to make a telling impact in our first team within the next few years. That's insane and at levels not really seen outside of Ajax or Barcelona.

While we have also signed AWB and Shaw who were two of the best young players in the league when we signed them. Dan James from the Championship. While we are chasing players such as Rice, Rodon, Sancho, Bellingham, Grealish etc some of the best young British talent around.

I would say we have two great groups of young players in our squad. The older group of players between the ages of 21-24 including; Henderson, Tuanzebe, AWB, Shaw, McTominay, Rashford, James and Martial.

With a younger group between 17-20 including; Larid, Williams, Dalot, Mengi, Garner, Levitt, Mejbri, Gomes, Chong and Greenwood.

Giving us 18 EIGHTEEN! players at our club who have a good chance of making it as at least good squad players, with some of them having genuine world class potential.


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2021 13:01:02
So City allegedly looking to sign Kane. They are doing exactly what we used to do when on top. go out and bring in more top quality to improve the team.

Chelsea have spent a lot of money on good signings during C.V. No doubt they will be doing all they can to sign the very best

Meantime we are likely to lose a world class player in Pogba offset by the signing of a world class Sancho? But our midfield is weak bith creatively and defensively. Our defence needs strengthening too

Being realistic unless we get a couple of surprise signings i think we are looking at a top four finish at best.

Salford7

1.) 23 Jul 2021 13:43:10
Pogba world class? Maybe 4 times a year.


2.) 23 Jul 2021 13:55:50
Salford Pogba world class do me a favour. He’s flattered to deceive for 5 years. Get rid Good riddance I say. He’s only world class in his own head. Not fit to lace some of our previous midfielders.


3.) 23 Jul 2021 14:21:50
I don't mind losing a world class player who performs every now and then. We need to bring in a DM and Donny probably replaces Pogba.

Welcome Sancho.


4.) 23 Jul 2021 14:44:50
If we sell Pogba, it may be the best thing to come from this window regardless of signing Sancho or Varane.

One of the best midfielders around at the top of his game, however, he's also a total liability at other points. That is not the kind of player we should be aiming to build around any more.

Still have no doubt it'll be Pogba starting wide left on the first day of the season mind you.


5.) 23 Jul 2021 14:48:43
What is this infatuation with Paul Pogba being world class it's just ridiculous. Messi is world class, Ronaldo is world class, Zidane was world class, Brazilian Ronaldo was world class, Maradona was world class to name a few. World class just gets thrown about to much these days.
He's been sh*t for 5 years. end of!
I would drive Paul Pogba to Paris myself and pay the petrol money.
Paul. if you need a lift i have plenty of room in my Volkswagen Tiguan.


6.) 23 Jul 2021 14:54:19
tbh guys, just my opinion but kane is class but has been on the slight decline for 2 seasons. Granted he still can score but he is not the fearsome stiker of 2 seasons ago. Injured more than usual and taking longer to recover I think the risk is too much at the prices mooted.


7.) 23 Jul 2021 14:54:35
Salford, Kane while a top class player would be (if he signs for them) coming in to replace their all time leading goal scorer Sergio Aguero who has left City this summer.

We can argue whether Kane is currently better than Aguero, or a better or worst fit for how City play etc. But it's not like they'd be adding an additional top class player to their squad, just one in one out.

Personally in a odd sort of way I hope they get Kane. City are a top side who go out to sign top players. if they don't get Kane this summer then they will definitely be in the mix for Haaland next summer. Personally I'd be more concerned about them getting Haaland than Kane. While Kane is still probably the better player currently, his injury record along with his age means anyone signing him this summer is likely to get 3 maybe 4 years of top class regular performances from him. If City sign Haaland then they probably have the best out and out striker in the world for the next decade.


8.) 23 Jul 2021 15:11:55
There’s a part of me that wonders if Guardiola will be able to handle the players motivation/ morale/ egos if they sign Kane. What I mean is although a top class signing, it could cause some unrest. Already there are talks of Sterling and a couple of others being used as a swap which could cause some unrest if they don’t want to be used as part of it, players like Jesus, Torres maybe thinking it’s there turn to step up in to Augero’s role. He’s never really had to deal with bringing in what you would expect to be a definite starter on huge wages at either Barcelona or Bayern so managing the dynamics could be interesting.


9.) 23 Jul 2021 15:12:24
Salford with messi Ronaldo kane varane etc . if they all signed under ole top 4 is the best we can hope for.


10.) 23 Jul 2021 18:21:09
Funny isn't it how big teams like PSG Juve Utd and Madrid are quite willing to fork out millions in wages for Pogba. They obv rate him as world class. Watch him shine if he does move to another club who play him in his preferred position.

{Ed077's Note - Juve pay millions in wages for Ramsey, Man Utd pay above 100k to Phil Jones for crying out loud (as per reports should I add) and RM are financially crippled due to their unwise expenses...

My point is just because "top" teams are interested in a player doesnt make him a World class footballer by default.}


 

 

27 Jun 2021 23:27:00
Guerrerro the Belgian player has been really good.

Salford7

1.) 28 Jun 2021 01:16:48
Do you mean the Portuguese full back?


2.) 28 Jun 2021 10:55:15
Sorry yes. Likewise I hope Luke Shaw has a really good game against the Germans and makes Jose eat his words. If he does Jose will probably try to claim the credit because he motivated him to do better.


3.) 28 Jun 2021 11:01:13
Haha Jose seems to be obsessed with him, all very strange, his management of him was awful and the way Ole has managed him and got the best out of him has been brilliant.

Agree Guerrero has looked alright, it’s so hard to judge players in tournaments though, they need to be scouted when playing with their real teams over a long period of time, so many average players have looked like world beaters in this tournament alone.


4.) 28 Jun 2021 12:29:51
Jose has had a couple of totally needless digs at Shaw while commentating at the Euro's.

While Shaw's response to it when asked has been absolutely class. If you read the comments out of context you'd have thought Shaw was the guy in his 50's and Jose was in his mid 20's.

I think it highlights just how removed and detached from modern players he has become.

He has been a great manager, and I wish him well in the future. He was however a terrible fit for us, and it was never going to end well. Hopefully lessons learned and we move on to bigger and better things.


5.) 28 Jun 2021 12:30:35
Cough cough, Poborski, cough cough.


 

 

23 Jun 2021 21:32:56
Renato Sanchez is having a storming game against the french. We could do with him.

Salford7

1.) 24 Jun 2021 00:49:53
I was thinking the same Salford - swap Fred out for him and our midfield will be much stronger.


2.) 24 Jun 2021 06:42:08
This is the guy who was awful at Swansea right? MOTD fever strikes again.


3.) 24 Jun 2021 07:57:19
He was labeled as a big talent and, in my opinion, made a wrong transfer at a young age. He struggled and his career seemed to be wasted.

However, he then made some right choices, and it seems his career is going in a better direction. Now he has even won the league with Lille. I wouldn't be surprised if some "stronger club" buys him. Have in mind he is only 23.

I do also think he gives his best performances for Portugal for some reason (not just in this tournament) .

I honestly wouldn't mind signing him at some point.


4.) 24 Jun 2021 09:20:32
He just won the league in France.

Swansea was bad loan for him, in relegation scrap and all.

I think he should stay where he is for now.


5.) 24 Jun 2021 09:26:08
Odegaard, Sanches and Bellingham.

Three exceptionally talented young players tipped to be a generational talent. Maybe over hyped, but they all have clearly wonderful ability.

I think this just shows the importance of a well planned progression route. Odegaard and Sanches made moves to massive club's as very young teenagers. They then struggled for playing time which saw their development stall. Maybe they will get their careers back on track, but will they ever reach the levels they could have had they not lost 2-3 years of development at a key time in their careers.

I'm all for signing young talents, but there is little point doing so unless they are going to play regularly then they are best off playing elsewhere.

We have signed Amad Diallo for a decent fee, he is an exceptionally gifted player. But with Sancho about to sign (himself an exceptionally gifted player) along with Greenwood (another exceptionally gifted player) then will all three get enough game time.

I understand the argument about signing players like Bellingham for relatively small fees when they are young to avoid having to go back and spend 60-80m+ on them when they have started to reach their potential.

However, that only works if you have a clear plan for them to play and develop over the next few years until they are ready to play for our side every week.


6.) 24 Jun 2021 09:26:29
Unbelievable how fickle fans are.2 years ago he was a complete flop and he has one decent game and we have to sign him. AJH is right MOTD fever strikes again.


7.) 24 Jun 2021 09:26:54
Odegaard, Sanches and Bellingham.

Three exceptionally talented young players tipped to be a generational talent. Maybe over hyped, but they all have clearly wonderful ability.

I think this just shows the importance of a well planned progression route. Odegaard and Sanches made moves to massive club's as very young teenagers. They then struggled for playing time which saw their development stall. Maybe they will get their careers back on track, but will they ever reach the levels they could have had they not lost 2-3 years of development at a key time in their careers.

I'm all for signing young talents, but there is little point doing so unless they are going to play regularly then they are best off playing elsewhere.

We have signed Amad Diallo for a decent fee, he is an exceptionally gifted player. But with Sancho about to sign (himself an exceptionally gifted player) along with Greenwood (another exceptionally gifted player) then will all three get enough game time.

I understand the argument about signing players like Bellingham for relatively small fees when they are young to avoid having to go back and spend 60-80m+ on them when they have started to reach their potential.

However, that only works if you have a clear plan for them to play and develop over the next few years until they are ready to play for our side every week.


8.) 24 Jun 2021 10:08:04
One decent game sim? You obviously didn't watch him play before. Also, I doubt he would win the title with Lille, if he is that bad.


9.) 24 Jun 2021 10:19:09
Players can improve.


10.) 24 Jun 2021 11:20:57
Trololo - I haven't seen any recommendations on this site for a long time saying let's sign him. all of a sudden he's back to being the flavour of the month. It's laughable.


11.) 24 Jun 2021 11:55:32
He had an awful spell at Swansea but has become the player he was expected to be at Lille.


12.) 24 Jun 2021 12:28:21
I would not be rushing out to sign him but he has shown great improvement over the last 18 months and he had a great season at Lille. Players can improve. He was very young at Swansea and in a crap team that struggled at 19 he was never going to deliver on his potential.
Not sure the epl is the best league for him but much like depay he is better now than when he played in the epl.
Players do mature and improve. But still not one for us anyhow. Ole would probably have him out on the left wing anyhow he is a bit too constructive to play in midfield for ole.


13.) 24 Jun 2021 13:10:13
Sim, I could agree about that, but I can't agree that he is a bad player, that he played just one good match, that he is a failiure because of his Swansea loan etc.

As I said earlier, he made a mistake when he signed for Bayern at that age, but he looks back on track, and he is only 23.

Even now he would be improvement over Fred, but I would rather sign him in a year or two, if he could prove he really is on the right path.

Would Ed share his thoughts on the player?

{Ed002's Note - Renato Sanches (CM) Lille are happy to let the player move on due to the constant muscle injuries he suffers; they want €20M. Klopp has praised him in the past and he would be a more affordable replacement for Wijnaldum, but not the preferred option.}


14.) 24 Jun 2021 13:22:51
He was playing against the world champions and more than held his own.

Bayern saw his talent but as others noted maybe he just not mature as a person and as a player. Depay was much the same. We signed Depay too early as Ed 02 warned. A few years on and Barcelona have a top player for no fee.

Bellingham has shown a maturity beyond his years in going to Dortmund rather than us. All can see how he has progressed there.

Utd should be looking at trying to have a tie up with a club like Dortmund where we can sign these players then loan them to Dortmund who will nurture and educate them for say 2 or 3 years. Then we can take them back and integrate them into our first team.

Imagine if we had done that with Haarland Sancho Depay and Bellingham!

What this all clearly illustrates is how Utd really need to initiate a strategy for signing and developing young players so they can see that they will get a good football education with us and a pathway to game time and evwntually to our first team.


15.) 24 Jun 2021 13:48:35
Salford I'm not sure we need link but multiple links to offer a plan and pathway to first team

A few youngsters like Galbraith, Hannibal, Elanga maybe even McNeil all need loans.

Laird did well as did Garner but Garner in particular highlights why the club choice is important based Watford and Forrest.


16.) 24 Jun 2021 16:38:13
Wow just looked at his injury record after Ed02's comments, makes Big Phil look healthy.
This maybe a poor comparison but Gündogan had an appallingly injury record until he turned up at City and slowly he has returned to play an important part this season. At €20m it has to be worth a gamble to whoever takes him.


17.) 24 Jun 2021 19:26:27
I think a lot of the problem is that people expect far too much out of young players and criticise them all to readily, labelling them as flops when they are a long way from the finished article and still learning.

{Ed025's Note - im with you OB..


18.) 24 Jun 2021 19:42:36
You could put Depay in the same category. Whilst I don't think he's an incredible player, his recent seasons post-Utd and now a move to Barcelona aren't bad. You could even say de Bruyn and Salah moved to Chelsea too soon, who would have foreseen the players they'd become?
Shappy, is it inconceivable that Sancho (LW), Greenwood (CF) and Diallo (RW) could all start in the same team? It probably won't, but they're all positions these guys have featured in.


19.) 24 Jun 2021 22:17:14
Spenno, absolutely not. Unlikely beyond maybe a league cup game I would imagine but not inconceivable.

Obviously though we would still have Cavani, Rashford, Martial, James, Pellistri fighting for places in those wide/ forward positions.

We could still have Mata, Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Chong.

While Shoretire, Elanga, McNeil and Hugill looking for minutes soon.

That's 7 fighting it out for 3 positions (Rashford, Sancho, Cavani, Greenwood, Martial, Amad, and James) . Eight if Pellistri doesn't head out on loan again.

Twelve if Chong, Lingard, Mata and Pereira don't move on.

Let's not even consider the kids. They will absolutely have to head out on loan for regular game time at a higher standard than the under 23's.


20.) 25 Jun 2021 09:49:22
Pereira and Chong will not be coming back to United. Unfortunately Martial might make it back after the injury, I'm waiting for Ole to say having him back is like a new signing.


 

 

07 Jun 2021 00:12:29
Am glad the owners are investing in the stadium and training facilities but I would prefer them to first really invest in the team.

Talking of which i wish we bought grealish. More so than Sancho. He just makes things happen and draws so many fouls in dangerous places.

If the Glazers are really serious buy both Of them and a top centre half and then hopefully by winning trophies they will see increased revenue which means they will get a good return on that investment. Win win all round.

Salford7

1.) 07 Jun 2021 08:59:37
I mean the club have spent over 1bn in transfer fees in the last 8 years, probably another 500m in wages and agents fees to sign those players as well.

While I am no fan of the Glazers, we have spent more than enough money to be one of if not the top side in the league. The problem has been there is no direction or planning involved in the spending.

That is the downfall of the Glazers, they just don't know who to hire, from the top down. They are lacking in understanding and they don't have a sporting vision as they are only interested in the money.


 

 

06 Jun 2021 17:37:21
Also Mings looks awful so rash and positional play not good enough. If Maguire is not fit he will be a huge miss for England.

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1.) 06 Jun 2021 18:49:36
Is Maguire's positional play any good?
Atleast Mings has recovery pace.


2.) 06 Jun 2021 19:28:45
Maguire is genuinely a better player than Mings.


3.) 06 Jun 2021 20:57:21
I think Mings is a donkey.

Ben White stood out. Looks a tidy player.

England look poorly balanced as always and remind me of Utd. A mix of excellent and middling to average players with average to middling coaching and tactics.


4.) 06 Jun 2021 22:38:11
Said this to several of my mates Utd Road about us against Villarreal. We look like England - buzz around, looking half decent, but largely ineffectual when it counts.


 

 

 

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13 Jul 2021 16:57:38
He is still young and with a proper coach should improve a lot. I would loan but not with option to buy but option of first refusal if we later decide to sell.

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05 Jul 2021 21:56:58
If you were Pogba and wanted to play abroad and knew that next year could do so via a free transfer to a top club and pocket a huge signing fee plus huge wages would you not do so?

He is typical of most modern day footballers who want to play, win things, have a nice lifestyle and maximise their earnings in a short career which is always only one bad injury from being finished.

Allegiance to one club is rare and will increasingly be so. As long as whoever plays gives their all for the team when on the pitch and are not criminals or idiots off it then its something I have to accept.

The other thing to note is the lack of really charismatic managers in Europe not just England. I am talking about managers who make a player want to come to their club and play their hearts out. Apart from Klopp and Pep in our leagues who else is really like that. Abroad maybe Conte and Simeone but that's all. In Scotland Gerrard is that type of manager and in time looks likely to be so at Liverpool.

Such managers make a big difference. With due respect to Ole he is no managerial heavyweight so again it is no surprise he cannot inspire a player like Pogba to stay and sign a long term contract.

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21 Jun 2021 19:28:23
I stand to be corrected but Kanes injury record is not as bad as people make out. He normally misses a month or so in a season. that's not going to hurt City with all the resources they have as cover.

He will score loads for them and instead of playing for a team like Spurs where the pressure is on him to always play and to always score means he can manage his body better and keep in better shape for longer.

He is not slow but certainly not the fastest either. He has an excellent football brain and as his speed declines he will play more and more like Teddy Sheringham who I seem to recall did ok for us.

His transfer fee and wages are almost an irrelevance to City. If he helps to retain the league and wim the Champions League he will have repaid the fee many times over.

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03 Jun 2021 00:23:56
Why would he want to swap playing for the spanish champions with a top coach for a Utd team who are far behind City and likely to be way behind Liverpool and Chelsea too. Even more so because Utds manager has not proven his ability as a good manager.

Being a boyhood fan is all well and good but he should only want to come to Utd if he believes we can win titles. I want winners in our team.

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23 May 2021 23:33:18
Ings scores like a proper striker. Good goals messy goals. Technically good and never shirks working for the team.

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23 Jul 2021 18:21:09
Funny isn't it how big teams like PSG Juve Utd and Madrid are quite willing to fork out millions in wages for Pogba. They obv rate him as world class. Watch him shine if he does move to another club who play him in his preferred position.

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{Ed077's Note - Juve pay millions in wages for Ramsey, Man Utd pay above 100k to Phil Jones for crying out loud (as per reports should I add) and RM are financially crippled due to their unwise expenses...

My point is just because "top" teams are interested in a player doesnt make him a World class footballer by default.}


 

 

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21 Jul 2021 13:16:41
As others have commented why don't people allow Pogba some slack re his defensive duties. Its not his forte. Messi the same. If we had a stable top centre back pairing with a top defensive midfielder like kante in front it would liberate him to do what he does best. don't blame him for the teams and managers shortcomings.

Last year he stayed deeper to help the side yet still played some killer passes. Imagine how much more effective he would be in his proper position. He is a creative player with imagination. I didn't hear any reports about him sulking last year and by all accounts is liked by the other players and staff.

If we had top players playing in their correct positions then judge him.

Yes he may go to PSG which is in a rubbish league but Poch is building something there and in Europe I would fear a good team with Pogba in.

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12 Jul 2021 00:11:10
And what does it say about the capt of a national team who can't be trusted to take a penalty when the pressure is on and instead leaves it to a youngster like Saka.

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12 Jul 2021 00:08:03
Thats not fair to Southgate. He didn't have a Messi or Ronaldo to call on and in truth England's midfield was not good enough. Italy were the better team.

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04 Jul 2021 04:16:44
We have not faced a really good team yet so let's not get too carried away. Denmark will be no pushovers and if we get past them it is likely to be against a really good Italy.

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