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03 Sep 2020 22:23:56
Ed002 has there been any concrete interest shown in any of our players available for transfer?
1 lingard 2 mata 3 jones 4 dalot 5 Smalling 6 jones 7 pierera. 8 romero
Is there interest in any of the other fringe players?
Apart from smalling I've seen no other retorts of concrete interest. Which surprises me a little.

ken

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Romero from Aston Villa as has been explained. Smalling has been of interest to Roma and it goes on.}


1.) 04 Sep 2020 08:09:20
Think Jesse will end up staying, Pierera will probably move on, Phil Jones seems to be with us for life.


2.) 04 Sep 2020 08:58:18
I am pleased for both Smalling and Romero if they get these moves and it leads to them being a 1st team player. Good hardworking players, just for various reasons not worked out recently with us.
I am okay if Jesse stays as a rotational player but we could see some interest come in late for him.
Dalot, Pereira and Jones need to definitely move on, I think West Ham or Newcastle could come in for Jones who if he stays fit would be a good addition for them. Pereira i imagine will head to somewhere else in Europe and may do well in a different league. Dalot I imagine will head back to Italy, offers a decent amount going forward but not trusted by OGS so needs to move on for all parties.


3.) 04 Sep 2020 09:01:35
Who would seriously buy jones that’s my question. his injury record is abysmal, his wages high and his level of performance average at best. Will be stuck with him until his contract expires. And to think that he’s eligible for a testimonial 🤦‍♂️.


4.) 04 Sep 2020 10:41:42
Phil Jones was given a new contract in 2019, why?

Ole said, “Phil knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player. He has won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League and is now one of the senior players within the team. He is coming up to his 27th birthday and entering into his prime years as a centre-half. We are delighted Phil has committed his future to the club”.


5.) 04 Sep 2020 11:20:44
well he's not going to slag the player off is he redman.

im not sure ole has much on the say on who is given a new contract,

but he is woeful and should have been gone years ago.


6.) 04 Sep 2020 11:41:46
Bolger

To be fair to Ole, it was early in his time and likely he didn’t feel he had that level of authority at that time. However, do you think Ole had a say on who went on loan Smalling or Jones?

It seems a long way since the eulogy that SAF gave him.


7.) 04 Sep 2020 12:07:54
Supposedly Ole told Smalling that Tuanzebe was to be given more chances while Maguire and Lindelof were ahead of him making him 4th or 5th choice and that a loan might be best for him.

While Jones was given a new deal by the club while Ole was temporary manager, it was a club decision in order to protect the value of an asset and keep a player they hoped the next manager would want to use.

I don't expect many of our players to leave until late in the window. The players we have who are available for transfer are so because they are either declining or not good enough at the highest level. Hardly first choice options for most clubs, especially when you consider their wages. I think most clubs will likely move for them when other options have moved elsewhere or when their agents offer them to other clubs. We will likely have to accept minimal fees or allow loan deals to move them out.


8.) 04 Sep 2020 13:49:31
remember that red man, when he said he could become our best ever player.

theres only a few more players that need shifting.


9.) 04 Sep 2020 14:19:36
I'm sure the contract négociations with Jones were already advanced when Ole took over, on an interim basis at the time too, so harsh to lay the blame with him on this one.


10.) 04 Sep 2020 14:49:23
Decision time for these players; money or football?


11.) 04 Sep 2020 20:02:48
Being fair to Ole, you ok Red Man? 😉.


12.) 05 Sep 2020 00:13:56
Jones contract was given before ole was in appointed permanent manager. He was caretaker- I doubt he made the decision to hand jones a long term contract.


13.) 05 Sep 2020 09:17:01
Smalling to Roma and Rojo to Lazio would be nice.


14.) 05 Sep 2020 11:28:42
United need to work out a loan agreement with a club to give their fringe players game time.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 10:36:35
Good morning ed002.a couple of quick questions
Do you know if the signing of dvb well end our interest in grealish? They are different types of players and play different roles so just curious.
Secondly do you know if there is interest in fred from elswhere? Would the club be willing to sell?
Finally how do you see the goal keeping situation resolved. Looks like henderson.

ken

{Ed002's Note - Yes they are diffent types of player - van de Beek was one of the options for a Pogba replacement with Saul etc.. Greathis is far more versatile. It will lessen interest and clearly the asking price for grealish is making any transfer difficult. I don't know what will now satisfy the GKs - typically swapping them in and out doesn't work.}


 

 

22 Aug 2020 11:01:07
Good morning ed002.
I know you have mentioned costa being offered as part of any deal for pogba.
Is there a chance united would try to buy him separately as a sancho alternative?
Are united trying to sign him?
Thanks ed have a good day.

ken

{Ed002's Note - There is no reason why not - he available for sale or trade with plans to replace him with Federico Chiesa. Fabio Paratici has been in England this past week so that could be an option.}


1.) 22 Aug 2020 11:22:35
Anyone have any insight into how good Douglas Costa is? Never seen him play tbh.


2.) 22 Aug 2020 11:30:55
So we buy an older problem player and fund Juve's purchase of a young upcoming player would be an abysmal decision to sign Costa for me.


3.) 22 Aug 2020 12:31:56
I don't know too much about Costa. I've watched him in a number of games and always been impressed. But apparently has had a few off field issues as well as injury issues. So they'd have to be completely done with before making a move. But could be a good alternative.


4.) 22 Aug 2020 13:07:05
When fit considerably better than what we have and would improve our starting 11. i'd like to get sandro with him to good experienced heads used to top end clubs and top end football. Used to winning.


5.) 22 Aug 2020 17:05:46
Costa always looked like he had something while never really reaching the level you thought he would.
But he regularly picks up injuries, missed 29 games with 6 different muscles injuries over the last 2 seasons .
turns 30 next month and has only played more than 27 league in a season once.
Could be a decent option of the bench which has more or less been his role with juve.


 

 

03 Aug 2020 19:13:58
Some of the mite reputable journos now reporting a permanent move for sanchez.
Not being privy to the details obviously but on the face of it there are positives.
A €15m fee seems about right and a huge chunk off the wage bill.
Lets hope that smalling can get a deal that suits him i hope he does i'd like to see the club facilitate that.
With any luck jones rojo periera dalot tfm grant mata and possibly lingard won't be far behind.
Get shut of that lot and you take the best part of 60m a year off the wage bill and bring in 60m in fees
3 top players would cost 30m in wages per season max.
Move as many of those in as possible and then get ole the 3 players he wants.
Get him his 1st choices. Pay what's needed if affordable.

ken

1.) 03 Aug 2020 19:33:26
Being report no fee.


2.) 03 Aug 2020 19:37:51
Fabrizio who seems to always be bang on has reported no fee for Sanchez. Glad to see the club have seen enough sense to just allow the player the move.

The wages saved are like a fee alone for a player his age.

Hopefully the same sense will be taken for players like smalling when reasonable fees are given to us to allow us to move forward.


3.) 03 Aug 2020 19:39:01
Fair play to Woodward if he gets €15m for Sanchez. I'm sure most of us would have accepted a slice of pizza and a Limoncello!


4.) 03 Aug 2020 20:03:16
The report is no fee but Inter will take care of his wages, meaning we will not to to payoff the rest of his contract. Considering his wages that is a fantastic piece of business.
We should have taken the same approach with Rojo.


5.) 03 Aug 2020 20:12:52
No fee expected. But shaving £400k a week off the wage bill is a godsend. Genuinely thought we’d be lumbered with him on massive money for nothing for another few years.


6.) 03 Aug 2020 20:27:35
Goodbye alexis you won’t be missed.


7.) 03 Aug 2020 20:28:16
True let's hope he is the 1st of many to go.


8.) 03 Aug 2020 21:15:00
I read he will earn €7 mill a year at inter and no fee between clubs so he has either walked away from a lot of money or you have paid him off to leave.


9.) 03 Aug 2020 21:29:19
Probably a handsome sign on for him from inter instead of a them paying us a fee.
Also the tax in Italy is a lot less for international players. So i'd imagine that's a net 7m but either way we can have 3 top players in on for the same 500k a week we are paying him.


10.) 03 Aug 2020 21:52:52
It's no fee so they can pay his high wages. I think ed002 already mentioned this a week or so ago. Still good to move him on and hopefully we've learnt from the whole shambles of a transfer.


11.) 03 Aug 2020 22:02:17
The telegraph are reporting that Unt paid off some of his contract for him to leave would be interested to know if Ed002 has any knowledge on it. Players don't usually take £10mil pay cuts.

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know.}


12.) 04 Aug 2020 04:30:14
Best of luck to him. It’s a shame things didn’t work out for him at OT.


13.) 04 Aug 2020 16:33:30
Good luck to him. Disaster for him and the club - totally lost his mojo and hopefully signifies the end of that type of transfer from us again.


 

 

28 Jul 2020 11:04:06
Good morning ed002.
I see united linked again with SMS this morning. Is there any truth we are looking at him again?
I thought he was psg bound?
Ta.

ken

{Ed002's Note - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) Manchester United has not shown any interest in Milinkovic-Savic this season and have been difficult with Pogba and his agent in looking to leave - and that never looks good in the eyes of players or agents. Right now, it seems unlikely and the price would be about €100M to Manchester United as a starting point - and Pogba has nowhere to go. Juventus are looking at other options, but he remains on the list. The player was offered to PSG but there are issues holding up commitments from them at this time - although they might push with a better offer than the one that was rejected. Lazio have a replacement in mind but think that they could lose him elsewhere. Real Madrid see him as the preferred option to Pogba - where interest is waning as Manchester United are stuck in the "stupid" cycle but they now have a significant matter to deal with so they can be discounted. Manchester City see him as an option to their preferred choice and could well turn to him - but that is not happening at the moment. Every chance he will stay where he is unless he is available at a reasonable price or PSG decide to push for him before addressing their management issue.}


1.) 28 Jul 2020 18:10:53
Could you expand on what the significant issue is regarding united please ed?

{Ed002's Note - The way the club is run without a proper structure is a mess.}


2.) 29 Jul 2020 08:19:52
Hi Ed002. Hope you’re well. Still in Cornwall? Regarding the club, are they aware as such that the way they run the club is amateurish and is there someone external/ independent to the club who is able to point out that the structure is a mess?

{Ed002's Note - The amateurs do not accept that they are amateurs.}


3.) 29 Jul 2020 08:43:35
Morning Ed002,

You Firstly suggest that United have a significant matter to deal with then elaborate that it is a structural issue within the club (I’m guessing that the footballing matters that should be dealt Autonomously by a Director of Football as ably demonstrated by Chelsea, Liverpool and City are trapped in a painfully inefficient hierarchical structure)

Are United aware of how incompetent their existing structures are compared to other more dynamic clubs? And if so, are they actually going to do anything about in in the near future? Or are they just content to keep things as they are and continually conduct transfer business in an amateur way?

{Ed002's Note - The club periodically look for a Director of Football but those running the club seem reluctant to give up the associated responsibilities.}


4.) 29 Jul 2020 14:31:48
Thanks Ed002. Their attitude to relinquishing control seems at odds with making the club more successful. You’d think that intelligent business people would understand that. They only have to look at other elite clubs to see what kind of DoF structure is needed.

You’d really hope they’d put their own egos or agendas aside for a minute to Look longer term for the good of the club.


5.) 29 Jul 2020 20:50:37
Thanks Ed. Pretty shocking that they have no self-awareness. Seems like there’s going to be plenty of ups and downs over the next few seasons unless they pull their finger out.


 

 

 

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09 Sep 2020 19:58:04
Ed002 i know this window is still open. But i'm wondering about the traditional January window. Has that been moved or shortened art all? Is there confirmed dates?
Im just Curious not that impatient😆.

ken

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed.}


 

 

01 Sep 2020 11:37:23
2 wks to go until the season kicks off.
What are our hopes and expectations for the season ahead.
I'm looking for the team to imorove by 20 points in the league and to win a cup.
Very achievable and realistic.
No doubt we will have 3 or 4 new players so effectively a new team ole will have bought in since he started plus the emergence of greenwood and willams in particular.
Its going to be full on with a game every 3 or 4 days for the duration of the season it will be interesting to see if we can up our game and consistency.

ken

1.) 01 Sep 2020 11:51:35
Continue the form since January.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 12:03:04
Finish top 4 comfortably, not reach the last day of the season without CL qualification secured. Get out of the CL group. Win a trophy, maybe.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 12:03:52
I reckon we will see another top 4 fight this season. If we were able to improve by 12-15 points I'd say that would be very good. We've had 70 points or less in six of the seven seasons since Fergie retired. Getting 80 points would show we're on the right track at continuing to improve. I can't see a title challenge without another 4 or 5 players coming in who all settle well and perform.

Winning a trophy would be great but the only realistic possibility of that is the League cup or FA cup. If we managed to win one of those finish with around 80 points and maybe end up in a CL quarter final (probably dependant on the draw) I'd say that had been an excellent season but the most important of the three for me would be the league points. Domestic cups are great and I'm as ecstatic as anyone when we win them but they aren't always a great sign of progress, showing consistency in the league does do this.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 12:12:31
I‘ll be honest in that I do envy Arsenal for their last two games, winning two trophies.
And I am sure most people see it as progress.
And it will stand them in good stead in the future having won these two finals.

Don’t underestimate the power of winning Cups and Trophies and Leagues.

I am sure Liverpool would never have performed like they did last season without being Champions of Europe.

So yes, please win Cups, no matter how small.


5.) 01 Sep 2020 12:18:22
Top 3 and a trophy.
The gap against the top 2 should be much lesser.


6.) 01 Sep 2020 12:22:02
Last 14 games exploded out for a season jred sees us on between 88 to 90 points so that would be terrific and not unreasonable. 20plus points gives us 86 points.


7.) 01 Sep 2020 12:33:05
Yeah that's fair jred. Good expectations to have.

Ken, I'd like to see us comfortably within the top 4 and have an additional 15-20 points onboard. I don't think that's unreasonable.

It'd be nice to win a trophy but honestly, I want to see us close that gap dramatically next season in the league. If we do that, I think cup opportunities will sort itself out.


8.) 01 Sep 2020 12:50:11
We could close thd gap just by the scouse not doing as well.


9.) 01 Sep 2020 12:47:46
I’d like to see us come within ten points of whoever finishes top of the table, reach the Champions League quarters at a minimum and to win either of the FA or League cups.

Reading that back in my head is pretty depressing considering where we were less than ten years ago.


10.) 01 Sep 2020 12:56:59
Good post. For me:

1. 80 points+ and also be in the equation for the title into 2021.
2. CL Last 16+.
3. A domestic cup.


11.) 01 Sep 2020 12:58:23
20 more points is going to be difficult Ken - i would not expect our form against the top 6 to be as good next season as i don't think it reflects our squad's capability.
Winning 5 more games than we did last season is more achievable i think. That would give us between 10 and 15 points more than this time - putting us between 76 and 81 - which i think is a good achievement for this squad and should put us in the top 4.
A cup would be great and is a must i think, given we have won nought in the last 3 years - wouldn't mind the EFL, but would love the FA cup.
A run into the champions league quarter finals would also be a good result.


12.) 01 Sep 2020 13:12:05
I think getting into the top four will be a lot harder this year.

Arsenal are on the way up. Decent squad and a very strong manager who has already won more in six months or so than Ole in a year and a half.

Chelsea have bought well with more players to come in and won't be as wasteful in front of goal with Werner and defensively will be a lot stronger too.

Realistically Leicester and Wolves will probably not be as good as last year. So I think top five should be a certainty but one never knows.

As to the points total I think if we can turn six draws into wins then that will be where we end up points wise in relation to last year

Fulham seem to be weak but Leeds and West Brom I think will be a lot better than Watford and Norwich. Villa will have a problem if Grealish goes and if they don't get better attackers. Newcastle without funds may have a tough time but overall I think the league this year is stronger than last. And City and Liverpool will be desperate to win the title.


13.) 01 Sep 2020 13:32:14
Repeat of '99.


14.) 01 Sep 2020 13:48:19
I agree jred i think pool will be about 10 points worse off and city will do better i'd imagine.
So 85 to 90 points should have us in the mix.
Chelsea will imorove i aresenal could well improve
Spurs have pretty much the exact same points as ole got since jose took over so they will be one to watch too.
Hopefully we can compete a bit longer than end of Jan.


15.) 01 Sep 2020 14:15:18
Relegation battle and Ole sacked by the new year obviously.


16.) 01 Sep 2020 14:34:31
I expect top 4, I think the gap between us and City/ Liverpool will be lower, I think City will likely win it. I think Liverpool may not perform as well, they haven't really changed much to their squad in a few seasons, which can be a problem sometimes. I expect Chelsea to be improved and us to be to, I can imagine us getting more goals, the defence is worrisome however. I think Arsenal will also be improved but not strong enough to get top 4. Leicester will likely not do a repeat and I can see Spurs stagnating under Mourinho, they do not seem to have much to invest too. Everton may be a dark horse with Ancelotti especially if they get some decent singings in.

As for cups, would be good to win one, and quarter finals of the CL would be ideal.


17.) 01 Sep 2020 15:11:56
OGS will not finish the season as our boss. The league will be scrapped in Jan due to C.V. and Harry Maguire will be made Envoy to Greece as part of his sentence for cheating at mini golf on the idyllic island of Mykonos. we're all doomed i tell ya . 😁😁.


18.) 01 Sep 2020 15:14:17
Only joking
I believe we are good enough to challenge this season on all fronts as long as we buy a CB RM and a CF 😁😁.


19.) 01 Sep 2020 15:43:07
I expect to be within 6 points of first place at all times. If we don't throw away points to smaller sides and we can compete with the top sides, then that should be achievable.

I think our biggest problem was when either pogba and Bruno weren't at their top level, or when the front 3 weren't taking chances. With dvdb coming in, that means we have fresh ideas from midfield when required. So I think with a top forward to mix it up with our front 3 we should be able to solve those problems.

So I expect a top forward to join and I expect to be within touching distance of the top of the league at all times, plus semis or better in one English cup and semis or better in champions league.

Anything less just isn't good enough.


20.) 01 Sep 2020 15:56:46
To win the league or get anywhere near winning it will be an achievement. Top 4 will be excellent so would a couple of quality signings that we have been crying out for all summer. Come on Ed Woodward show us the money and that you've got balls.


21.) 02 Sep 2020 04:05:03
League and cup double.

Liverpool remember that they aren't all actually superhuman.

City continue the decline. We realise that Arteta was the driving force behind Pep Arsenal overtake them. But then pull an arsenal and fail in the winter months.

Chelsea biggest threat. But don't quite gel.

Tottenham and jose drift into obscurity.


22.) 02 Sep 2020 08:12:05
Ken

My expectations are that if we spend the money on 3 good/ top players there must be a significant improvement in points, you are probably right, 20 points or at least get to circa 83 points, whilst retaining top 4 but no lower than 3rd and win a cup. That has to be seen as progress.

I think we need to see improvement in in game management, coaching from Ole to achieve that. If I was the club I would look at a better No2 or at the very least a forward looking coach added to the coaching set up, given we seem to look back at what worked without looking forward. Always liked Muelensteen when he was at OT, but it is that kind of thinking. My expectations are the club won’t do that.

I wonder if not having an alternative, a real centre forward or plan B, could hamper our expectations, buying Ighalo is not the answer.

My expectations are to see one or two of the kids break in, Mejbri being one.

So 83 plus points, 3rd as lowest in the league and win the FA Cup, plus improvement in coaching and a kid breakthrough moment.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 17:20:24
Interesting that Donny is the 13th duty player to sign for United.
Lots of success with dutch players with only 2 or 3 of the 12 being a real disappointment.
3 of my all time favourites are Dutch rvn stam and vds. Vdg,
Ive high hopes for dvb super attitude and technically excellent . He will need time to adjust to the pace of the epl but i think we have signed a cracking player.
It will be interesting to see if there are any other changes to our midfield personelle beteeen now and oct.
You would think that periera will go soon and if we get a rw lingard will be set free also.
A bit if talk about fred who looked a little disgruntled since losing his place and being subbed when starting a lot.
Will Pogba sign his new deal soon or us he hoping that someone comes in for him still?
Its a though year to be selling players never mind trying to buy them. We have 5 or 6 we would like to move on put can't get a decent price. Or in the case of rojo and jones I particular can't find a bidder. You would think that dalot romero smalling and lingard would attract reasonable offers.
Lots of interesting times ahead before this window closes.
Hopefully sancho will still happen i'm not convinced its dead.
Maybe a striker to replace ighalo and i really hope a cb.
So much depends on getting players out at a price we can live with.

ken

1.) 31 Aug 2020 17:54:15
Kenneth I see ac Milan are coming to your club.


2.) 31 Aug 2020 17:58:45
Massive tie mate. Its what league of Ireland players dream of.


3.) 31 Aug 2020 18:00:33
Another step in he right direction Ken, its baby steps, but we are getting there, very good deal BTW for donny 👍.


4.) 31 Aug 2020 18:10:05
Dutch players have been pretty good in PL -generally speaking. I lived in Holland for 6 years -loved it . Ajax stadium tour is great - great ties to Ireland because of one of their first managers. I went to a game once at a small ground and my work colleague passed me the programme just before kick off and I saw all time legend Johan Neeskens was the manager of the opposing team . my mate said there he is there and pointed to a fella carrying white plastic patio chair the sort you get at B+Q . sure enough it was. came out of the dressing room with assistant manager with a plastic chair each to sit on. no dug out., sat a few feet from touchline on those rubbishty chairs . shook his hand at end of first half and told him he played in one of the greatest teams of all time. he smiled and nodded his head as if to say "yeah, I know mate"


5.) 01 Sep 2020 08:39:25
Let's not forget RVP either. I still watch that volley on YouTube every now and again.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 10:37:51
Sorry pressed send early
Looks like henderson will stay put now so is romero looking to leave?

ken

 

 

28 Aug 2020 08:31:25
Good morning ed002.
If we have a contract with a player that ends next summer but also have a an option to extend for a year. Must that extention be triggered before January so that player can't negotiate a bosman type move with a club from another country? Thanx.

ken

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


1.) 28 Aug 2020 09:53:24
Yes i thought so. There for me must address that situation with pogba before jan.
I feel the club have put themselves in a vulnerable situation. Let's hope the club get him to sign before the season starts.
Thanks for the info.


2.) 28 Aug 2020 10:13:10
And some posters on here would have you believe that this regime have a plan. We've known Pogba wanted to leave for the last 2 seasons. We're now in position where we either give him a big pay increase to stay or he leaves for free in 9 months time.

The egomaniac that is Woodward won't allow that to happen so I'd imagine a nice wage increase for Paul and a nice wedge also for his agent.


3.) 28 Aug 2020 10:44:52
Mumbles. There is no situation where he leaves for free in 9 months. He either signs a new deal (highly likely) or we exercise the one year option in his contract and keep him for another two seasons.


4.) 28 Aug 2020 11:01:30
I think he'll sign a new deal too. But if he doesn't, why would we keep a player that doesn't want to be here for an extra year, paying him 300k a week for someone who isn't arsed?

I get exercising our right to extend the contract but making him stay ever longer isn't good for anyone.


5.) 28 Aug 2020 11:32:02
Quiet day on the clickbait back to moaning about pogba .
I think he will sign a new contract.


6.) 28 Aug 2020 12:22:48
Has Pogba shown anything over the last few years that warrants his wages? That warrants the club begging a player to stay that doesn't want to play here?

There's a reason no one wants him. There are much better alternatives out there.

This isn't Pogba bashing. This is the club yet to make an important decision on a player that wishes to be elsewhere. A competent regime would have had him gone and replaces but yet again we're trying to save face and will probably make him our highest paid player.


7.) 28 Aug 2020 17:24:15
Jred, I think Pogba will sign a new deal. His dream transfer just won't happen in my opinion. Barcelona neither have the money or the motivation to sign him. While Real Madrid have shown an interest, that has mostly been driven by Zidane. They can't afford him this summer and next summer they are going all in for Mbappe.

If he doesn't sign a new deal I think the club will keep him this year and activate the one year extension as well. Meaning he wouldn't be free to leave until 2022. When he'll be approaching 30, it's a big gamble to let your contact run down at that point. A serious injury could scupper any potential deal.

I see him signing a new deal before Christmas, it will be for more money than anyone else would be prepared to pay him. I'd wager 350k plus a week. He will then stay with us until he is 31/ 32 then leave to PSG or Juventus for a few years followed maybe by a year or two in the US.

Hopefully he gets his head down and maybe with better players around him and less responsibility on his shoulders he can flourish and play his best football.


8.) 30 Aug 2020 02:16:46
To be fair, he hasn't looked like he couldn't be arsed. Despite my doubts about him, his professionalism isn't one of them.


 

 

 

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18 Sep 2020 18:06:52
Delighted for him. Bit of a mad club for hiring and firing so i hope he gets a good run. Effectively replacing dacoure in the squad. Big shoes to fill. He has it in him to do really well.

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17 Sep 2020 15:16:24
Perisic has never played on the right. Played 90% of games in last 6 years on the left.

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15 Sep 2020 13:00:57
Id be happy as ed said if the finances could be sorted.
A loan with an option would be ideal imo and fairly low risk.

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11 Sep 2020 16:18:09
It friend angel. Imo if king and sancho signed he would become
3rd choice striker behind martial and greenwood
3rd choice right side behind sancho and greenwood
3rd choice left side behind rashford and James.
So as a 3rd choice in a variety if positions i think he is capable. In his prime. Good experience. Knows the club well. Ole coached him as a kid. Good pace. Can do a good job. Could make an impact off the bench.
Very good 3rd choice or squad depth player at 18m and cost less than half what ighalo get a week.

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11 Sep 2020 10:50:47
Deano / angel.
If we signed king he would be back up for striker and wide forward.
It would appear that ighalo would be gone in jan if we sign king.
But we simply cannot keep adding players. We do need to shift some out. Romero? Dalot? Smalling? Jones? Rojo? Mata? Jesse? Unless we shift some or all of these guys out it will be very difficult to get me signings in as there is no space or wages available. 700 to 800k a week for that lot and if they play 20 games between them next season i'd be surprised.

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18 Sep 2020 18:03:41
Who is arguing that smalling was the best defender in Italy last season?
He wasn't. He did well for sure but that's an exaggeration.
Perisic is a lw and would have been a good signing a couple of years ago but we are not short at lw and he is not the force he was.
I agree with manc man. Get players out. But they are of no interest to anybody at the wages they want. Rojo 160k a week jones 120 mata 140 lingard 90 periera and dalot have a chance at 60 and 25k its not ready to find takers. Smalling at least appears to bee trying to get his move and i admire him for that. Same with young. I hope some if not all of them get good moves.
Id like to see them all do well.

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18 Sep 2020 17:51:10
If their good enough to promote then nobody will complain if we don't spend.
It would hep a great deal if those lads were to come in to a winning team like the class of 92 did.

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18 Sep 2020 14:58:06
Consider yourself told by the mister for defence yer man.
We are one of the better ones for getting youth through early imo.

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18 Sep 2020 08:04:08
A new coach Eric.

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17 Sep 2020 18:51:47
Of course they don't want to move. people talk about bale not wanting to play. what about mata jones rojo lingard to a lesser extend and dalot. At least smalling is trying to get a move.

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