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10 Nov 2020 20:29:42
Linked with grealish again, I still think he would of been an excellent signing on the summer . Carried on this season where he left off last season, been very good imo.

jred

1.) 10 Nov 2020 22:20:27
I think Villa staying up cost us signing Grealish for max £50m last summer. As soon as they avoided relegation it was £80m or nothing and fair play for sticking to their valuation. We quickly moved on to a slightly different player in Van de Beek for half the quoted Grealish price. Very much a missed opportunity for me. I’d prioritise Grealish over Sancho. Not that I see us back in for him now.


2.) 11 Nov 2020 12:47:03
He’s exactly where he needs to be for me, big fish in a small pond.

He’s a talented player but he strikes me as someone who needs to be the centre of attention. His off-field antics don’t do him any favours either.


3.) 11 Nov 2020 13:10:51
Just read a comment that tickled me:
“Put Grealish on a pitch. Now tie his lgs together and he’s still better than J Henderson”. 😂.


4.) 11 Nov 2020 15:48:50
scoobydog
That is one of the most absurd and idiotic thing I have ever read. Grealish maybe better than what I think of him but he is nowhere near Jordan Henderson. Maybe JG might have more natural talent but Henderson's mindset is above most professionals let alone a flawed person off the field like JG.


5.) 11 Nov 2020 16:02:07
The humour bypass went well I see 😂.


6.) 12 Nov 2020 01:48:11
I got that your post was meant as humourous but still I found more absurdity in the comment scoobydog.
I don't think its your opinion either.


7.) 12 Nov 2020 11:29:52
What an absurd thing to find. 😉.


 

 

03 Oct 2020 18:48:27
Looks like we have signed cavani.

jred

1.) 03 Oct 2020 19:07:24
Am I the only one who is genuinely excited about Cavani.
He would give us a different dimention to our game. I know many fans are thinking Alexis take two but I think Cavani could offer us alot. Is it desperate? Maybe. But we need another CF and we could do a lot worse than him.


2.) 03 Oct 2020 19:07:25
He's a very good player but I hope this isn't true. Very high wages and signing on fee for a number 9 when we badly need reinforcements in other areas ahead of that.

The Telles deal seems dead but if we couldn't stretch an extra few million for him but are willing to pay Cavani very high wages for a year or two, it shows the amateurs are at it again.


3.) 03 Oct 2020 19:10:09
Desperation.


4.) 03 Oct 2020 19:21:49
If it’s the only signing I’ll be gutted. If he supplements a left back and right winger I’ll be delighted.


5.) 03 Oct 2020 19:21:54
I don't like these kind of signings to be honest I think you should build for the future.
That said he might be a good fit with how we play, can and will play any of the front 3 positions .
2 years younger than ibra was when he signed .
But not the way forward imo, have to see how he does tho . Time will tell.

{Ed047's Note - to be fair, you have a fair few younger players and have been buying up more, your current front 3 our still young so can only really be a plus.


6.) 03 Oct 2020 19:22:25
Feels desperate - but if he comes as well as a RW then that’s more like it. Adds some serious firepower and a proper No9.


7.) 03 Oct 2020 19:22:40
I’d be happy with him too.
Ighalo gets worse each time he plays, whilst Martial is either incredible or woeful. Cavani will give us a genuine alternative option and he WILL score goals.


8.) 03 Oct 2020 19:26:17
He is a far better player than ighalo.


9.) 03 Oct 2020 19:26:33
We need maturity and we need winners, people with the right mentality. He may be past his best but he ticks those boxes and he’s still class.


10.) 03 Oct 2020 19:33:15
Cavani is injury prone, will demand huge sign on fee and huge wages, more than 33 years old.
Panic buy written all over it.


11.) 03 Oct 2020 19:58:53
Can any of the eds comment on hia professionalism, attitude etc? Is he a good guy to have around?

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in any tittle tattle about the incident with the koala bear.}


12.) 03 Oct 2020 20:05:18
Cavani will be an excellent veteran for our young players to learn from, just like Blanc and Larsson were, just like Mata is.


13.) 03 Oct 2020 20:11:55
Well we do have a history of signing big name stars past their best, the new Zlatan or Falcao. Shows a bit of desperation though as no way Cavani was a target at the beginning of the transfer window.
Makes you wonder what our transfer policy is, make stupid bids on top targets then sign a free agent who no-one else wanted.


14.) 03 Oct 2020 20:19:53
Would this signing be instead of pursuing a RW?


15.) 03 Oct 2020 20:22:04
Ed02 I have literally no idea what you're talking about.

{Ed002's Note - That is good - you won’t find out from me.}


16.) 03 Oct 2020 21:42:10
LOL Ed, we need more characters with koala gear tendencies.


17.) 03 Oct 2020 21:44:44
Signing another player past his best on massive wages. Just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber, you do something like this. And totally redeem yourself!


18.) 03 Oct 2020 22:15:52
When people say he’s injury prone, do they mean he had a few injuries last season? He’s not been injury prone at all in his career and been rated highly wherever he’s played.


19.) 04 Oct 2020 07:50:38
I think this is a clever move i really do we needed another striker and u don't get much better than Cavani on a free if he's half the player he used to be then that's still miles better than ighalo.
I think its more important we get telles shaws not good enough and is always injured too and offers nothing going forward same as AWB on the other side so i would shift williams to RB play him and telles on either side would give us a whole new dimension as our full backs are too defensive for my likig at the moment.


20.) 04 Oct 2020 10:32:47
Ed002, I heard it was a Koala bear and it's mum wasn't very happy about it.


 

 

25 Aug 2020 10:58:38
Ed are united really showing an interest in fati and is there any chance of him leaving barcelona.

jred

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}


 

 

01 Jul 2020 20:05:30
Smalling and sanzhez loaned for another 12 month.

jred

1.) 01 Jul 2020 20:13:35
I guess it is till end of this season only. august 1st week max.


2.) 01 Jul 2020 20:14:38
That's not correct mate. Their deals have been extended to coincide with the remainder of the serie A season. Nothings been agreed for next season as of yet.


3.) 01 Jul 2020 22:10:25
ah must of mis read it.


4.) 02 Jul 2020 09:59:37
Loans to cover European ties in August still to be agreed.


5.) 02 Jul 2020 10:31:12
jred i seen on sky it said smalling loan for another season and Sanchez till end of current.

maybe a typo on sky.


 

 

27 Jun 2020 15:42:19
Sancho on the bench again.

jred

{Ed0666's Note - probably had another unsanctioned haircut


1.) 27 Jun 2020 15:52:39
It’s obvious his head has been turned however with C.V. 19 etc I just can’t see us paying what Dortmund want. There might not be anyone pay it either so he could very well stay. Think it’s best for the lad to get on with it and not burn any bridges, after all Dortmund have been good for him.


 

 

 

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28 Mar 2021 14:38:46
Kane failing to commit to spurs next season . I said when jose signed kane would leave could be interesting this summer.
International footy has lost its appeal but when done Luxembourg.

jred

1.) 28 Mar 2021 15:02:29
Jred, I think international tournaments still have great appeal. But the qualifying rounds and friendlies have lost all appeal. I would like them to come up with a better way to manage qualification, maybe a mini tournament in a shorter time period end of season?


2.) 28 Mar 2021 15:28:09
Martial injured for France. Hopefully nothing serious enough to prevent us from selling him in the summer.


3.) 28 Mar 2021 15:40:44
Jred. Well done Luxembourg you say. I'll have you know ireland gave them a right scare🙄.


4.) 28 Mar 2021 15:50:49
Well said Ken haha! Martial sold and Kane in?


5.) 28 Mar 2021 15:55:31
They didn't even do that leahy. 🤣🤣
I didn't even know some of the players playing for Ireland.
Not scored at home for 6 games. Sir stuff.
Fair play to Luxembourg they throughly deserved to win.


6.) 28 Mar 2021 16:00:06
Either do I Ken. A junior b team would beat ireland now.


7.) 28 Mar 2021 16:41:28
Jred - Harry Kane is contracted at Spurs until 2024 have I missed something?! I’d be amazed if he moved this summer! Even next summer he’d still have two years left on his contract. He’d then be 29 with a dubious injury record is anyone realistically going to pay what it takes it get him out of Spurs? I think your prophecy is along way from coming true pal!


8.) 28 Mar 2021 19:05:30
At the risk of being controversial, I think Kane is on the decline. He looks leggy to me and has done for some time. Not sure if it’s the injuries but I wouldn’t go near him at the likely price.


9.) 28 Mar 2021 19:47:53
Im not sure but i see where your coming from ajh to be honest. It would be a bit of an RVP signing couple of good seasons then likely to decline.
He is a great goal scorer and never relied on his pace as such.
I respect him and admire his record but I agree with you all things considered.


10.) 29 Mar 2021 08:12:23
AJH

Kane looks a strapping centre forward but with weak ankles. That would be a worry for a big fee at his age now. Players peak at different ages, look at Rooney for example, and my sense is that Kane may have peaked so would be a risk at the price. He should have moved 18 months ago.


11.) 29 Mar 2021 10:34:29
I think Kane has missed his chance for a big move. Great player and still a top scorer of chances. He has never relied on pace, so that won't be an issue as he gets older. But he does have a tendency to pick up ankle and knee injuries. Contesting many headers won't be helping him much in that regard either.

Over the past 6 seasons not including this season he has averaged 31 league matches per season, in the past couple of years only managing 29 and 27 league games.

He regularly misses a couple of months worth of games in a season to injury, something that isn't likely to change as he gets older.

Add to that he has a further 3 seasons left on his current deal and that Levy will only sell for absolute top dollar, its clear Kane won't be leaving Spurs anytime soon.


 

 

17 Mar 2021 21:55:37
I made this point the other week but there has been a lot made of the epl not being that good this year .
Looking at the results in Europe is that really the case.

jred

{Ed014's Note - sure is, your 2nd in the Prem and easily got knocked out of the Champions league.


1.) 17 Mar 2021 22:14:15
Interesting one jred, i was thinking something similar.

14, I know you’re on the wind up but easily got knocked out? We beat Leipzig 5-0 and PSG away, we just collapsed and went out by a point, obviously not great but we hardly got 0 points and embarrassed ourselves. I think it is just a bit of an odd season in general with no fans so it’s hard to judge ourselves and other teams.

{Ed014's Note - 😉🤣🤣


2.) 17 Mar 2021 22:16:45
Ed dear me that's all I can say .
English teams in Europe.
Chelsea just out classed the top team in Spain over two legs tonight
. didn't conced a goal beat them over both legs
Liverpool just beat the second best team in Germany home and away didn't conced a goal .
City gone through won home and away , didn't conced a goal .
Last 8 of the CL
1 from Germany
1 from Spain
1 from Portugal
1 from France
3 from England
And that's before we look at the europa.
So I made this point the other week but there has been a lot made of the epl not being that good this year .
Looking at the results in Europe is that really the case.

{Ed014's Note - why I thank you, that right there is a beautiful thing, so it’s just you that’s shite in the epl then! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


3.) 17 Mar 2021 23:02:05
We're rubbish because of the coaching Ed14.

{Ed014's Note - I also don’t believe your squad is anywhere near the level to challenge yet either but at least Ole is endeavouring to change that but a huge amount of money has been wasted.

He lucked into a job and has been saved by one Bruno Fernandes.


4.) 18 Mar 2021 07:23:21
We needed just 1 point from 2 games in CL and Ole bottled it.

Hope he has learnt from his mistake and we win the Europa as we have the strongest squad in the competition.


5.) 18 Mar 2021 07:58:32
Ed14 my post went missing again eh.

{Ed014's Note - any shit you chat I delete. It really is that simple. All you had to do was apologise instead of continue to be the absolute tool that you are.


6.) 18 Mar 2021 07:59:37
The CL problem came from losing in Turkey, then because of that we approached the PSG and RBL games wrong. Amateur mistakes were made, not substituting Fred prior to an obvious red card, the Denver Ba goal, amateur. In fact I don’t think I saw that disorganised a goal conceded in all the years I played amateur football.

Personally I think we will go through tonight, but the CL campaign was a microcosm of the general position, a rollercoaster.


7.) 18 Mar 2021 09:00:05
Ed14 😂😂😂 calling people names again.
Like I say English clubs seem to be doing well in Europe.

{Ed077's Note - but Cup competitions werent the most accurate method of measuring success and progress, etc....}


8.) 18 Mar 2021 09:13:47
Ed77 again who is talking a progress, surly that is a different discussion.
People are just looking for an argument .
My op was

"I made this point the other week but there has been a lot made of the epl not being that good this year .
Looking at the results in Europe is that really the case"

It's like I said yesterday it's getting impossible to have a crack about football on here.

{Ed077's Note - OK the EPL is still strong this year}


9.) 18 Mar 2021 09:15:06
Redman
The thread was about English teams in Europe.
Does it really need to be turned in to another " ole is rubbish" debate.
We all know your point of view.


10.) 18 Mar 2021 12:15:04
It's all Ole's fault. i blame Ole.


 

 

17 Mar 2021 19:46:21
I have a question on mcfred, I woukd like to stay away from the whole we will win nothing with Fred etc its been done to death .

People talk about a dcm but they are describing a player from 10 year ago . They say we need to dcm and a creative player next to him .
But what we need imo is a defensive anchor who is good on the ball . Dictate play, control possession in the jorghino Rodri way .
That's what rice would bring, Fred breaks it up really well but if there is an issue its what he does on the ball .
Mctom plays infront of the anchor really so if we bought someone in the mould of rice would people be happy with say rice mctom in a 2 .
Or do people want to drop mctom as well.

jred

1.) 17 Mar 2021 20:16:24
Jred, I'd be very happy with a Rice/ McTominay axis.

I think McTominay has the tools to be a better version of Soucek over at West Ham.

The issue I have with the McFred partnership is that neither is a natural "holding" midfielder. I think the term defensive midfielder is too easily misinterpreted. Both Fred and McTominay are natural box to box midfielders who specialise in doing defensive work over creative work. They close people down, they make tackles and the force mistakes. On the ball they are a little limited, especially Fred.

What I think we are missing is a natural holding midfielder, someone who won't run out the chase down the ball on sight. For both Fred and McTominay their natural defensive instinct is the try and win the ball and engage the player. Which is fine if they win the ball, but if they don't then the space they vacated in chasing out to close down the player leaves a massive hole in the centre of our midfield.

Like with a classic defensive pairing you have one player who'll close down the opposition with the ball, and the other will drop back and act as a sweeper cleaning up any loose balls or slowing down the opposition if they bypass the first defender.

You need a similar process in midfield. The problem with McFred is they both look to engage first, with can leave our defence over exposed at times. This along with them being targets for pressing due to their more limited technique can be a disaster waiting to happen.

The other issue they have is they aren't great at tracking the midfield runner, we concede too many goals to cut backs to a player who should be tracked by our midfield.

Therefore a player like Rice would solve most of those issues. He is better on the ball than Fred and McTominay. He is a natural holding midfielder which would pair much better with either Fred or McTominay. He is also much more diligent at tracking runners.


2.) 17 Mar 2021 20:35:30
I don't have a issue with mcfred engaging thr ball as you say I would expect rice to .
I'm thinking of a jorghino thiago type, I thinkthe anchor is thiago best position .

Rice would be an up grade on Fred but for the 80 or 90 mill he would cost . Would he be a big upgrade 🤔 I'm not so sure.


3.) 17 Mar 2021 21:06:29
Rather Fred than Thiago, if passing the ball 1 yard sideways makes you world class these days then I best get my boots laced up.


4.) 17 Mar 2021 20:46:02
jred, I will play a double pivot of Rice and VDB. Bruno in front of them.
VDB has a knack of arriving late in the box and spotting spaces which will be an added goal threat.


5.) 18 Mar 2021 09:09:46
Jred, the problem is a lack of understanding of when to engage the ball. Both Fred and McTominay play like mad dogs chasing after every ball charging at every opponent.

The issue with that is your midfield structure gets pulled out of shape very easily when that happens. let's say Fred charges down a plyer on the left flank, then the ball is switched wings over to the right, McTominay then charges out and the ball is quickly switched back into the middle. Now our double pivot is split with Fred still on the left flank, McTominay stranded on the right and our defence wide open with no one covering them.

This is what I mean by saying having a natural holding midfielder, someone with the presence of mind to mark the space and not just chase the ball.

We have the same problem in defence, Maguire is a notorious ball watcher. Case in point the game where he pulled Shaw off the ball trying to get to the ball. We conceded a silly goal that could have been cleared by Shaw had Maguire not pulled him back completely unaware of who he was pulling back.

It's that mindless ball watching/ chasing which is fine in small doses, you need players to engage the ball after all, but you also need players with the presence of mind to know when to engage and when to drop off, mark the space and keep some defensive shape.

Someone like Rice would probably have stopped us conceding 8-10 league goals this season at least. While he would have given us the platform to control games better, be more press resistant, and would have removed the weakness we have from conceding from midfield runners being untracked.

You win and lose games in midfield. Someone like Rice or someone with a similar skillset would have us having at least an extra 10 points this season, which would put us in a title race.


6.) 18 Mar 2021 09:29:46
Shappy I don't really agree with that to be honest.
Certainly not the mad dog just running around part.
I haven't really seen Fred stranded on the left and mctom stranded on the right .
I think the issue stems on the ball not off it .


 

 

17 Mar 2021 12:22:46
Mengi signed up, been doing well at Derby by all accounts.

jred

1.) 17 Mar 2021 13:00:31
I don't think he has played enough there to pass judgement on how well he is doing.


2.) 17 Mar 2021 15:17:16
But mbd, he had his picture taken with Ole, so he must be the next big thing!

You're right though he's played 400 minutes for Derby so it's too soon to judge but let's hope he progresses there and gets plenty of game time between now and the end of the season.

He shares my birthday too so I'll be rooting for him!


3.) 17 Mar 2021 15:47:06
I hope and wish same Wazza.


4.) 17 Mar 2021 16:10:52
He has been doing well at Derby ny all accounts.

Sorry, sorry was that to positive 🙌.


 

 

14 Mar 2021 11:39:38
Reports today that due to the impact of C. Vthe summer budget will be around 80 mil.

No idea if true but the C.V. will imo have an effect on transfers . Could be an interesting summer.

jred

1.) 14 Mar 2021 12:44:26
Well that's kind of what I have been saying for a couple of months.

Although my guestamation was around 100m total for spend.

So with around 80m or so total spend I doubt we'll see multiple deals for big name players like Sancho, Haaland, Kounde, Rice etc. All of which would cost between 60-100m each.

It's probably enough for one big name signing and maybe one smaller name well scouted player who may or may not become a top player.

So if we can only afford one 60m+ player who would most people go for?


2.) 14 Mar 2021 12:46:07
Poor us, only 80m to spend, how will we cope. Cb a priority for me, one that will compliment either Maguire or Lindelof as Axel and Bailly are made of glass.


3.) 14 Mar 2021 13:03:48
It’s what pretty much everyone was expecting.

CB has to be the priority but that still leaves us short of the RW we’ve needed for the best part of a decade.

We also need an out and out DM and a striker.

Very rarely do clubs buy 4 first team starters in a single window so I’d expect those positions would be filled over a couple of summers regardless of cv.


4.) 14 Mar 2021 13:23:22
Right Winger, we need to start using both sides of the football pitch.

I genuinely think that would be a good idea.


5.) 14 Mar 2021 13:40:57
We will only buy a CB this summer - preferably Torres though I can see the lure in Woodward's eyes of Varane if it is true that he wants a new challenge / mega 'final' contract at 27.

I agree we need an out and out striker though. Haaland will be going to City or Real though. So a little left field but I'd still hope we could sign Grealish. Would allow Rashford to move up top and share main striker duties with Greenwood which is surely where he will end up rather than at RW.

Reality is we need to get some wages of the books and generate some cash from player sales as suspect our £80-100m budget is actually net given we will have lost over £100m from C.V.

How much would we get for?
Pogba - minimal value as entering last (extended) contract year
De Gea - likely only PSG interested at his £375k pw wages
Romero - great back-up keeper but will get minimal for him as desperate to leave to anywhere
Martial - not exactly shown his Ballon d'Or potential in 5 seasons
Van De Beek - clearly something amiss for him to feature so infrequently
Jones - we'd probably have to pay them just to foot the medical bill
Bailly - great defender is not made of glass
Tuanzebe - a once good prospect but bad injury record for a 23yo
Diallo - assume loan will be made permanent
Pereira - assume loan will be made permanent
Lingard - assume we will make a deal with West Ham but for what, £15-20m?
Mata - expect to return to Spain or someone for a future coaching role?

Likely there won't be as much churn as that in one summer. But there's what £1.2m a week in wages there that could be freed up?

Just shows that Ole's changing up the squad is far from over and its another massive summer ahead for us - despite I think there being few new faces coming in. Expect Garner, Mengi and Laird all to feature more in the squad next season.

{Ed077's Note - Which Diallo are you talking about? Making the loan permanent.

Why would anyone want to move Radford around when he has been good at LW?


6.) 14 Mar 2021 13:50:56
I can see us having over 150 millions to spend. Money is not a problem in this club.


7.) 14 Mar 2021 14:33:22
Herrera the club are leaking stories about spending 80m, while Ole himself has said that the C.V. will impact our ability to buy and we might have to give the youngsters more chances next season.

All signs are pointing toward us signing 1 or 2 players (enough to keep us in the top 4) rather than signing the 4-5 players we need to have a serious tilt at the title.

We need at least 1 CB, a CDM, a RW, a ST to upgrade Martial, and a RB to compete with AWB (if the club doesn't think Dalot or Williams are good enough) . We need at least 4 if not all 5 of those players to have a genuine chance at the title next season.

The reality is we might get one maybe two of them. Which means the youngsters (Mengi, Garner, Diallo, Greenwood, and Laird) will need to step up to fill those gaps.

Of those 5 I would say Greenwood and Diallo are most ready to step up. While Willaims or Dalot could be a make do option as back up RB. So that is CB and CDM. We could try and squeeze another season out of Matic. So CB needs to be the priority as we don't even have one world class one at the club. If after getting that CB we can get a CDM then great. Otherwise it might mean another season of McFred.


8.) 14 Mar 2021 14:33:22
Herrera the club are leaking stories about spending 80m, while Ole himself has said that the C.V. will impact our ability to buy and we might have to give the youngsters more chances next season.

All signs are pointing toward us signing 1 or 2 players (enough to keep us in the top 4) rather than signing the 4-5 players we need to have a serious tilt at the title.

We need at least 1 CB, a CDM, a RW, a ST to upgrade Martial, and a RB to compete with AWB (if the club doesn't think Dalot or Williams are good enough) . We need at least 4 if not all 5 of those players to have a genuine chance at the title next season.

The reality is we might get one maybe two of them. Which means the youngsters (Mengi, Garner, Diallo, Greenwood, and Laird) will need to step up to fill those gaps.

Of those 5 I would say Greenwood and Diallo are most ready to step up. While Willaims or Dalot could be a make do option as back up RB. So that is CB and CDM. We could try and squeeze another season out of Matic. So CB needs to be the priority as we don't even have one world class one at the club. If after getting that CB we can get a CDM then great. Otherwise it might mean another season of McFred.


 

 

 

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21 Mar 2021 13:53:24
Looks good on the ball neto but I think his decision making is still pretty poor .
That said only turned 21 the other week so plenty of time and room improvement.

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06 Mar 2021 08:06:42
" worse manager by most fans "?
On thus site, don't mistake this site for an example if the majority of united fans.

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10 Jan 2021 15:14:48
Redman very few make it through to the first team at this level.

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10 Jan 2021 09:07:06
Coalan very true 😂.

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09 Jan 2021 20:53:49
Looks like he is playing rb to me 😉.

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21 Mar 2021 19:17:18
1 or 2 above sound pleased we got beat 😂.

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21 Mar 2021 18:42:53
And would we of been around the same place as arsenal if they didn't have abuma.
It's all what ifs where do you draw the line .

jred

{Ed077's Note - Auba has been horrendous all season.}


 

 

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21 Mar 2021 17:56:46
Ed I haven't not acknowledged it whst I said was no one knows and I think its a silly point in a discussing about 2 teams that are no where near each other in the league .

Where would this team of been with out bruno? Who knows .
But its 1 point in an on going discussion about this squad?
In 2nb place 16 points ahead of arsenal ( which the thread is about ) the comments aimed at gds for his views taking the above in to account
🤦‍♂️.
But we are discussing what if this play was injured etc , I suppose that better than the actual FACT arsenal are no where near us.

jred

{Ed077's Note - Bruno isnt playing right now against leicester and we are horrendous. The major difference between us and Arsenalhas been Bruno though. We were around similar place in the league table before his arrival. And league position is the be all and end all in judging teams that much we have established recently right ;-).}


 

 

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21 Mar 2021 16:57:41
Ed and we have signed players for small amounts who have been amazing, Cantona.
The fact is you or me don't know what would of happened if we hadn't signed bruno .
16 points ahead of arsenal this year 10 points ahead of them last season .
Where would arsenal of been last season with out aubamayang, and his 22 league goals?

You are coming up with what ifs to prove you point, when the fact is we finished well clear of arsenal last year and are even further ahead of them this year .
It might be your or 14 opinion arsenal have a better squad fair enough . I'm not going to call you ignorant dumb or thick etc etc

I don't think they have, I think this " what if he got injured etc" is just what fans do to prove a point.

But the facts are arsenal have been nowhere near us in the league for the last 2 seasons. So maybe I have a point?
Also bruno was only 1 of the many points made above,

jred

{Ed077's Note - did you not read my reply. I clearly stated "we have a better squad than Arsenal." That's my opinion. I also don't take much issue with Ed014's opinion that the gulf in quality between our squad and Arsenals isn't that big.

Why is it hard for you to acknowledge that not many players have had as much of an affect on the team as Bruno. And Cantona was signed almost 3 decades ago. If you think we would have signed another player instead of Bruno and he would have performed as such that we would be 3rd and then 2nd (after 28_29games) when 6th at the time of his arrival than I think you are hugely underestimating Bruno's contribution and quality. Not many players in history work as well as Bruno has right from Day 1. And we have very rarely had a signing work half as well as Bruno has during this current hierarchy.


 

 

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21 Mar 2021 16:23:45
Ed you don't know that, we would of bough someone else.
What if pogba hadn't got injured blah blah its all ifs and maybes.

To say that is ignorant or bumb imo is daft, your presenting opinion as fact . and what's worse presenting your opinion as fact someone else's as dumb?
The fact is we did buy him, he is part of the squad.
I personally think we have a much better squad than arsenal they have potential but there is a reason there mid table .
You don't ok 14 doesn't ok .
But we are 16 points ahead of them with 29 games played.

They are 16 points behind us imagine the stick on here if a poster was arguing that united had a better squad than a team they finished 16
points behind, 10 last season.

But each to there own

I said last season we would do ok said this season we would continue to improve.

jred

{Ed077's Note - Bruno is up there with the best players/performers in the league. Saying that any other player instead of him would have played just as well and any other signing would have worked as well as he has is ignorant. I will write it again hoping you read it this time "We have signed many players, for huge sums, players with huge reputation before arrival, broken transfer records of different sorts, yet nobody has come halfway to the level of performance, quality and consistency of Bruno." Also don't underestimate the leadership and winning mentality Bruno has brought in.

Sheffield It's finished 9th last season. Did they have better squads that all 11 teams that finished below them? I think not. But they performed better, maybe rode their luck a bit more, maybe some teams underperformed. Conversely Liverpool finished 33pts clear off us last season. Now they are around 11 pts behind us and 4_5 places below us. Has the quality shifted that much?

I agree we have a better squad than Arsenal but the gulf in quality isn't quite as much as some are saying. I read posts after posts saying this player is bad, that player needs replacing and then all of a sudden you guys are so butthurt when someone says the squad of players people want replaced/upgraded isn't great.