Arturo Vidal

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    Zoo Full Member

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    Distracted Steward Full Member

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    I'd pass.

    When we missed out on him that was the moment to have signed him. He seemed to be the exact player our midfield was lacking. Since then, his injury record hasn't been the best and he's now 31. That's not old, but given his injury record, questions about his lifestyle and style of play, he might be washing up early. It's a shame we didnt' get him then, but that's life.

    Vidal at his best would do wonders for the midfield, but I don't know if he can offer that. I'd rather look elsewhere for that third midfielder now...
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    2ndTouch Full Member

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    He didn't suffer from any major injury since upon joining us. I have no idea why people still keep bringing this up. He definitely still has 2 more seasons of top-flight football in him. Not a long term solution, sure, but definitely worth a look if you value short term success.
    He won't cost more than 30-40m € tops, for a player of his calibre that's pretty cheap nowadays.

    As for the tweets, lol @ Kicker for keep trying to throw Thiago's name in for no reason. The club won't consider selling his only DLP because of a possible B2B overage.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    What about his out of control drink problem and often going missing for days on a bender?
    bait
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    Godfather Full Member

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    I'd take him. He'd be an upgrade on Herrera and Fellaini and would complement Pogba and Matic very well. At least for a season or two. Buddies with Sanchez as well so why not.
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    Robindinho New Member

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    I think he’d be a great signing. Yes he’s not the player he was at Juve a few seasons ago but he’d still add that steel and bite we clearly miss in midfield - especially in the big games.

    Would be cheap in today’s market and would free up Pogba, whether that be in a midfield three or playing as the 10 in a 4-2-3-1.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    No thanks. We've already bought 1 washed up Bayern midfielder in recent years, don't need another.
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    2ndTouch Full Member

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    I'm not part of his entourage, sorry. But I'm always amazed on how well informed some people consider themselves, just because they are buying into the BS of just about every pseudo-ITK twitter person. Yes, there have been some well documented incidents, and it's pretty safe to say that Vidal likes to enjoy his life a little too much at times.
    It's another thing to try and spin these events into a narrative that depicts him as a full blown 24/7 alcoholic though...
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Indeed. I'd happily take him on a 2+1 contract. He's only on €150,000 (£132,000) a week. We could easily match that. He's the same age as Fellaini and 100 times better. Remove Fellaini from the bench and Vidal walks straight into the first XI.

    Add another young CM with huge potential and we're set in midfield next season.
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    All I know is that if Bayern are happy to let him leave, we should be suspicious.
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    Thecarrickfan_2016 Banned

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    No thanks, I don't want other club's cast-offs at United.
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    Arturo is a great player, if anyone has 'fear' for his indiscipline... there're alot of rumours, including here in Chile, but only one is true (The incident in Copa America).

    Vidal is a very committed player with their clubs and he always is giving his best for results.

    As a United fan woul be a great signing if we can buy him a reasonable price.
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    HappyRed New Member

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    Yes, because they already bought 2 young players than Vidal.
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    sherrinford Full Member

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    Were we to play a 4-2-3-1 with Vidal in the side, I would expect the Chilean to play as the no.10 and Pogba to continue in the deeper pair. Unless Vidal is playing deeper now that he’s getting older?
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    Reynoldo Full Member

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    I'd take him as long as he is just another option along with our other new CM signing.
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    Giggsy PO Wimbledon Prediction Champion 09

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    No, thank you.
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    Jaybomb Banned

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    Sanchez was a Barcelona cast off.
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    Cristiano Lell BANNED LOLZ

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    And we know he is talking about Vidal because... ?
    As a side note, Vidal of course was a sure starter under Ancelotti at Bayern.
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    Giggsy PO Wimbledon Prediction Champion 09

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    Because we can connect the dots. It is not that difficult to be honest. Their relationship in Bayern is completely irrelevant however. Ancelotti didn't buy him. Being already there Ancelotti made a sensible decision to make the most of it (meaning play him if there is nobody better).
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    No point signing another 30 plus signing. Will be a poor signing. We have matic and Sanchez to bring experience, bringing vidal will be another short term planning .
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    He'd have to be a freak of nature to even be the same player in 2 years. Workrate/tenacity is one of the first things that drops off a cliff in many veterans.
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    BayernFan87 Full Member

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    We don't want to sell him just because he isn't good enough anymore.
    Ancelotti wanted Tolisso and we bought him, now we had the chance to get Goretzka for free while Vidal will only have one year left on his contract in the summer.
    Without Tolisso and Goretzka i'm pretty sure that our board would have wanted to extend Vidals contract.

    Vidal is not as good anymore as in his prime but for me that is mainly due to the fact that he doesn't seem to bother anymore in games against smaller teams. In big games he is still among our best players most of the time. Since Heynckes is back he is also much better again in "normal" games.
    The PL would suit him perfectly and i think that he would be more motivated than in our "one horse race" league.

    I don't think that we will demand (much) more than 40mio € and as others have said...he might not be a long term solution, but i could very well see him strengthen your squad for at least two seasons.
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    Huge red flag. We already have enough immaturity on and off the pitch.

    Is it a motivational issue or is he saving his legs because of a declining gas tank? We need someone that can cover Pogba's lazy self for 90mins every game. Also imagine the strain of having to replace Vidal and Matic in such a short span. This screams shortsighted. I'm sure there are 26/27yr olds that fit the description
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    Distracted Steward Full Member

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    Fair point. Looking at his injury record, it's been pretty normal the last few seasons.
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    Luis DC New Member

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    only one big Injury that I remember, the damaged meniscus in his left knee that he forced the time of rehabilitation to Play at the World Cup in Brazil. It was supposed to be 3 months of recovery, he was playing one and a half month later. That was one of his worst seasons in Italy and affected his performances at the world cup.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    No chance they keep Vidal and sell Thiago. That would be stupid.
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    I would never buy from Bayern again. Hargreaves (ok he had a few decent games) and Schweinsteiger were overall not good overall value for money.
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    I’ve always seen him as a box to box type midfielder, rather than a creative no.10... I’d imagine he’d be at the base with Matic (more license to get forward though) and Pogba play as the 10.
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    We all know this is going to happen and that you lot will buy him. He will probably crash his car immediately after signing, but yes, you will sign him.
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    I don't care what you guys say; I already transferred him from Bayern to United in FIFA 18.

    :lol:
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    This makes absolutely no sense.
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    Cristiano Lell BANNED LOLZ

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    What? Those are his suspensions due to yellow cards, not his yellow cards. And only two of those suspensions concern Bayern, the rest are from Chile NT in Copa America/WC quali
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    ------------Matic
    -------Vidal-----Pogba
    Sanchez---Lukaku--Martial


    I'd steer clear though. Not the player he was and his dynamic style means he won't have longevity ala Pirlo or Scholes.
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    I don’t see his style of play aging well either.
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    Wouldn't totally be opposed to this. If, as expected, we have Carrick and Ibra leaving in the summer, the experience and leadership of our senior players seriously dips. Honestly think this was part of the thinking for the Sanchez move, and I could see that influencing this, especially if we can get a decent price.
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    IF Utd sign Vidal then he is the nearest thing to Roy Keane we have signed since he hung up his boots! He is proven quality,experienced at the highest level,box to box, and would comfortably be an upgrade on any midfielder we currently have bar Pogba!
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    Bubz27 ACMarket employee

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    Why would we be obsessed with something close to Roy Keane?

    Since Roy Keane, we've had our most successful spell ever. 3 titles and 3 CL finals in 4 years without a Keane type.

    Get me the closest thing to Sir Alex and I'll be happy.
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    according to chilean media, Alexis and Vidal don't get along, always competing to be the main star of the team.
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    How reliable is this source?

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen key areas this summer

    Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing any forwards this summer because he has other areas in need of address.




    [​IMG]

    Who are the potential targets?
    Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal is one midfielder under serious consideration, while Jean Michael Seri from Nice has also been heavily linked as Mourinho plans changes to his engine room.



    https://www.manchestereveningnews.c...nchester-united-transfer-list-summer-14259053
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