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Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Dante, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Mar 8, 2019

    Yagami Full Member

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    He plays as a CAM but is pretty much a support striker. Think Rooney back in the day where he'd, at times, drop deep to help defensively and help the build up of play, but got in the box for the goals instead of staying in the hole.

    He often drifts over to the right, though. Him being left footed helps with his cutting inside there so I think he'd be fine there although I think it'd be best to use him in the middle.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Agreed, just found it funny to see him listed as a prospect
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    JohnnyKills Full Member

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    Yeah all seem good choices if we're going to go big.
  4. Mar 8, 2019

    OleGunnar20 New Member

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    Lala would be a good shout actually considering his age, would allow for rotation initially with Dalot hopefully cementing his place over the next couple of years.

    Man I loved Rafael! Broke my heart to see him go & I'd have him back in a heartbeat. Even if he's not up to the caliber of some of our other options you cant deny his love for the club.

    As Ole's tenure thus far has shown I think that passion is hugely underrated, I get the feeling he'd do well.
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Yeah either Rafa or Lala would be my picks, either would come in a heartbeat
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    DarkXaero Full Member

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    A late bloomer, so what? He is having a breakout season at 27. We need a new RB badly
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    croadyman New Member

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    Getting Rabiot on a free would mean could get another CM too
  8. Mar 9, 2019

    Manutd1990 New Member

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    On those prices:
    1 Sancho. (Rw)
    2 Milenkovic (cb fiorentina)
    3 Rabiot.
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  9. Mar 9, 2019

    In Rainbows Full Member

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    100m - Sancho
    50m - de Ligt
    20m - de Ligt
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    A DM is more important than a CB. We've seen of late that on the proviso the defense has adequate protect they look quite good.
  11. Mar 10, 2019

    Isotope Full Member

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    Still think we need a winger as big signing, then a CM and RB.
  12. Mar 14, 2019

    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Jadon Sancho - Mega
    Wan-Bissaka - Big-ish
    Lorenzo Pellegrini - Prospect
  13. Mar 18, 2019

    Andrew~ Squiggle

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    1. Dele Alli - Mega signing
    2. Rabiot - big-ish
    3. Rubin Neves - Prospect
  14. Mar 18, 2019

    beingshe7don Full Member

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    Jadon Sancho, Ndombele and De Ligt would be great acquisitions.
  15. Mar 19, 2019

    MUfreak New Member

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    Dybala - Mega

    De Ligt and Erickson - Big-ish

    Dalot as prospect, we don't need to sign any other. Get back Rapheal, him and Laird then we are sorted at RB for atleast ten years

    Rabiot on a free, will cap off a great summer business.
  16. Mar 19, 2019

    Melville Red Full Member

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    A few names banded around here but who would you like out to help finance these signings? And what would you expect?
    I’d like to see Jones out, new contract, so what hopefully some mug might pay £30million.
    Rojo, haven’t seen him for so long I’ve forgoton what he looks like, again 25 - 30
    Valencia his contracts up and his wages will go towards the pot
    Pogba, some foolish big team from Spain might tip up 100million+ although his consistent performances might see us struggle to get back what we paid.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    Some bargains to be had this summer. A few of the notable ones who'll have a year or less on their deal:

    E. Hazard, Eriksen, Rashford, Fekir, De Gea, Timo Werner, Willian, Cavani, T. Hazard, Gundogan, Alderweireld, Ryan Sessegnon, Rabiot, Thomas Meunier, Matic, Bailly, Dries Mertens, Vertonghen, Matuidi, Ander Herrera, El Shaarawy, Hudson-Odoi, Cuadrado, Pedro, Diego Godin, David Luiz, Juan Mata, David Silva, Mandzukic, Modric, Dzeko, Raphael Guerreiro, Joel Matip, Callejon, Ever Banega, Mario Gotze, Kurzawa, Zinchenko, Rafinha, Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Fabian Delph, Sturridge, Lallana, Fernandinho, James Milner, Dzagoev, Keylor Navas.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Even now people are seriously talking selling pogba.
    Clueless.
  19. Mar 19, 2019

    Wallez Full Member

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    Fantastic job making that list, I can really see some players that would strengthen our starting 11 from day one. Eriksen would fit nicely along with Pogba in a 433, while T. Hazard would be very interesting as an option on our right wing. I would say that he is similar to Mata, but with better pace and physique. Rabiot is better than both Matic and Herrera, while Alderweireld instantly would become our best CB. While I think Meunier is somewhat overrated by people who doesn’t watch him regularly, he is clearly a better RB than Young and would allow a smooth transition to Dalot in a few years. Ryan Sessegnon and Hudson-Odoi are not players we need at the moment, but could become real bargains.
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    Josh 76 Full Member

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    Can't get my head round this 100m for an 18year old who has had half a good season in the German league.

    I would be nervous paying 50m!
  21. Mar 19, 2019

    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    We'll probably get the following:
    Sancho: £50M
    De Ligt: £40M
    Ndombele: £15M
    Neves: genuinely not sure. Put aside £20
    Fosu-Mensa coming back from loan
    Greenwood and Chong and Garner coming through the academy.

    I think that should cover it.
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    Melville Red Full Member

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    Juventus did and improved.
    Why can’t we?
  23. Mar 19, 2019

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Because we don't play in a one club league.
  24. Mar 19, 2019

    SAFMUTD Full Member

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    You must be playing FIFA way too much if you believe we can afford those players at those prices. Sancho won't go for less than 80M, De Ligt 60M, Ndombele 40M, Neves 40 M at least.
  25. Mar 20, 2019 at 01:14

    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    We can afford those prices.
  26. Mar 20, 2019 at 04:15

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    Koliubaly
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    De light
  27. Mar 20, 2019 at 04:29

    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    Too much chutney in his bong water I suspect. Even at the prices you mention I'd bite their hands off!
  28. Mar 20, 2019 at 04:40

    VanHaal'sRedArmy Full Member

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    Mega: Koulibaly
    Big: Sancho
    Prospect: Embalo
  29. Mar 20, 2019 at 05:16

    lex talionis Full Member

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    Sancho
    Neves
    De Ligt

    But I doubt we can bring in those three with the 200m budget the media claims is our budget for summer transfers. But if we could bring in those three, OMFG. Best guess we would probably have to spend 80m for Sancho, 60m for Neves and 60m for De Light, which works out to 200m. Perhaps wishful thinking, but it might be doable. And if it takes 220m to get it done, then spend the 220m.

    De Gea
    Dalot De Ligt Lindelof Shaw
    Herrera Neves
    Pogba
    Sancho Martial
    Rashford

    with the following for cover:

    Romero, Grant, Young, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Smalling, Matic, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Lingard, Lukaku

    Sanchez, Mata and Jones need to move on. Not sure what to do with Fosu-Mensah. And I'm not sure who among Chong, Greenwood, Gomes and Garner are actually ready for the first team. Surely not all four.
  30. Mar 20, 2019 at 05:38

    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Griezmann
    Neves
    Alderweireld

    Although I actually think we'll splash out much more than expected this summer. City could quite conceivably win the quadruple and we'd have to react to show we're not going to be left behind.
  31. Mar 20, 2019 at 05:58

    Ander herrera the warrior New Member

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    1. Sancho - 100m
    2. Allan - 50m
    3. Alderweireld - 25m
  32. Mar 20, 2019 at 06:27

    Oaencha Full Member

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    Those prices are a joke, right? Sancho, De Ligt and Neves would be £70m-£100m EACH and Ndombele would be closer to £50m.
  33. Mar 20, 2019 at 06:31

    SiRed Full Member

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    i can see the summer panning out like this

    Alderwerield 20m
    Rabiot Free
    Sancho 75m + add ons

    This would be an excellent yet inexpensive window imo. And if opportunities present themselves and doors open for possible moves for De Ligt and Neves, i fully expect us to go in aggressively for them as we would hardly break the bank signing those 3 above.

    Outs will be interesting.
    Valencia seems done now. Rojo should be gone. Be lucky to get 10m for him. Jones will hopefully be shipped out for something similar to what we paid for him. Talk of Sanchez off to Juve is welcomed, 20m perhaps? And i actually think Darmian might stay, he is on super low wages and hasn't complained so i doubt we will be looking to force him out of the door, it will be down to him and his ambition i suppose.
  34. Mar 20, 2019 at 06:34

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Because he wasn't their only star peak outfield player?
  35. Mar 20, 2019 at 06:39

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    Neves 70 m
    Rabiot Free
    Hirving Lozano 40 m
    Kostas Manolas 30 m
    Toby Alderweireld 25 m

    Total Spend 175 m
  36. Mar 20, 2019 at 06:52

    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    if we've only 170m to spend it will be a joke after the last Summer's frugality

    even so I'll play along - I think we need diversity and more options in attack

    RW: Sancho or Dembele (preferably)800
    AM: Fekir/Depay 50/25
    CM: Neves (20 boosted by a sale or three)
  37. Mar 20, 2019 at 06:57

    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    800m?

    I feel CM is a more pressing need, Fekir will probably join pool this summer
  38. Mar 20, 2019 at 07:14

    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    that should be 80/100

    Matic is the weak link in that midfield for sure and although he's done really well hes not the answer we do need a playmaker

    a playmaker would certainly help too with our biggest issue - I think this is still going to be creativity and scoring goals against good defensive teams

    we are effectively a well organised, hard working team who excel on the counter attack. Games like the one v Wolves will be typical of what we are likely to face and if Pogba isn't on it we can struggle to create and score

    I think we do need a couple of attackers as well as a midfielder, a CB and a RB

    theres certainly deadwood that needs cleared (Darmian, Rojo and one or two others), Mata should probably go but if Herrera doesn't extend it could be problematic too
  39. Mar 20, 2019 at 09:17

    Lash Full Member

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    I think a very feasible and realistic transfer window could be:

    Griezmann £105m
    Alderweireld £25m
    Rabiot £10m (I imagine the signing on fee will be about that)

    It would actually address a lot of areas and wouldn't mean we'd be letting a shed load of players go.
  40. Mar 20, 2019 at 14:34

    Wallez Full Member

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    A perfect transfer window for me would include
    100 mill: Sancho
    75 mill: De Ligt
    10 mill: Rabiot

    This would cover the main areas of concern in our starting 11, bringing in young players that are good enough from day 1 but still has room to improve. I think all three players would be attainable for these prices, and I am confident that all of them would choose to join United if given the option. We have tried to bring in experienced players like Schweinsteiger, Di Maria, Alexis Sanchez, Falcao and Mkhitaryan in recent years, and neither have had the hunger or desire to succeed. Even Matic has shown that he isn't a player that will take us to the next level. That leaves Zlatan as the only well-established player that has delivered for us, and he has a mentality that is out of this world. I would rather see hungry and upcoming players like De Ligt and Sancho, while Rabiot has a lot to prove after his recent problems in PSG.