Daley Blind to Roma | Di Marzio: No agreement found, Roma switches targets

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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Not a fan of getting rid of players in January without time to get a replacement, can't this wait till Summer?
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Guess you're not a big LvG fan then ?

    For a guy that wasn't suited to the Premier League as you say he managed to hold down a regular place in a foreign position in that same League to such a level some said it looked as though he'd played there for years.

    And this isn't 60/70's Serie A that was played at walking place and 0-0 was considered a positive result, it might not have the intensity of the Premier League, but some of the fastest players on the Planet ply their trade there, let's just hope Daley can avoid them.
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    He deserves to play regular football somewhere else. Good player.
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    He doesn’t really need replacing. We have 2 LB’s and 5 CB’s.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Was a love / hate relationship. Loved his way with the media, disliked alot of what he did "on" the pitch. I never rated Blind personally thought he was hazardous because of his lack of physicality but my father a life-time United fan thought the opposite. So I'm well aware of the divided fan-base when it comes to him. ( Have had a few heated arguments with my father about him ).

    Won't lie that I've watched Serie A intensly but the little I've seen I have to say it's a bit slower paced and more tactical but then again I'm no professional it's just an opinion. Still think Serie A will fit Blind better than the PL though.
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    Good for the club to recoup whatever amount of money they could here

    More offloading of dead wood
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    Do we even need one?

    Young & Shaw as a left back. CBJ & Riley came back from on loan. Darmian can also play as a left back. I think we cover up the left back spot until end of the season.

    Smalling, Lindelof, Jones, Bailly, Rojo. We also cover up the centre back spot until end of the season.
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    ^^Not to mention Lindelof and Rojo can cover at RB and LB respectively, in a pinch.
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    Honestly, after Martial's improvement and now we got Sanchez, I hope Mourinho is going to cut off his squad to 21 players. Basically 21 players of over 21 age. And 4 or more of teenagers (21 or under). Just not typical of Mourinho to have such a big squad and rotate them. Some players that we got are flexible with quality who can cover many positions as well like Sanchez, Mata, Rashford and etc. We shouldn't be worry too much on injuries.
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    ti vu Full Member

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    While on paper, he's surplus at this point and he should be better playing more games elsewhere, I still selfishly want to keep him around until summer. We're not that fortunate with injury, so safety first.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Like him as backup a lot, but fair enough if he wants more.
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    In an ideal World we'd have 25 specialists in the first-team squad but that's totally unrealistic, so if Blind isn't kicking up a fuss about not playing more regularly i'd keep him(he'll be on relative low wages)knowing that if we do get hit with serious injuries(when don't we ?) he can come in and do a passable job at centre-half, left-back, left wing-back, and as a no.6(wish Mourinho had given him a run of 3/4 games there when Pogba was out, and Matic needed a breather)where his football brain would have compensated for his lack of pace and physicality.

    If he goes I wish him well, and thank him for his efforts, but there's 5 or 6 i'd want to see leave before him.
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    RedIke Full Member

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    This about sums it up for me. He was a good soldier, always did his job, but fairplay and full support for wanting to play full time.
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    SATA Full Member

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    Roma can piss off if they want a loan deal. Either he goes permanently or he stays at the club till the summer where we still have plenty of cup football to be played. I hope Jose sees it that way too
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Blind hasn’t played since Shaw has been fit. Would be fine to sell him now rather than later.
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    He's useless at the moment. Young and Shaw are covering the LB position and we have 5 defenders who are all better than him.

    Nice guy and top professional but definitely not good enough. Sell for a good price.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Hopefully we sell him for more than the 13M or so we bought him for. Good player but is down the pecking order in all the positions he can play.
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    Actually have to agree with you on him getting a shot in midfield, because we havent really seen him there and he has the skill-set for it on top of that if he makes a mistake there there it wouldn't normally result in something dangerous. I'm not saying he's more prone to mistakes than our other players but because he lacks speed and strength he seldom recovers. Bailly does as many mistakes if not more in defence but his speed and strength gives him a chance to catch up and recover, Blind is done for when he does, especially when playing in the defence, we've seen it a couple of times in his time here.

    I personally don't want him in our defence because I feel that his lack of physicality can't be balanced out by his skills. Hes out-paced and wrestled in to submission to easily. I'll even go as far and say I rather have Mensah as backup than him for our CB position. I'm not in the camp "good riddance" because if he would accept a role as the backup incase we have alot injuries, I wouldn't mind at all having his skills as backup at the club, but not as a rotational player in defence.

    But now I would really want to see him in a midfield role after you mentioned it.
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    I completely agree with your points.
    Perhaps he was never suited to the midfield due to lick of pace and physicality, but he always found the right pass and could fill many holes. It's an important characteristic for a squad player, and he always had a great attitude as well.

    20mil should be the target for us. He's 27, still a lot of time on his hands and can give Roma some great options.
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    Ram1fy New Member

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    Darmian?
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    Hamadovich86 Full Member

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    I can see him leaving the club but in the summer. Shouldnt be getting rid of players at this stage knowing how frail our defenders are.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    He's like the defensive Mata. If he had the pace or strength, he'd be a brilliant player. As it is, very good, but never really suited Mourinho. Still he was a reliable player who played a big part in all our positive moments over the past 3 seasons since he came, so all the best to him. Was one of the few signings I'd brand a success from LvG's tenure, along with Martial and Herrera.
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    Decent player and does the job, nothing more or less. If we can get decent money then why not? Shaw is back, young is there and so is Darmian. Hope he has a good career wherever he goes.
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    haram Full Member

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    Romero was a success as well.
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    They can sign players only on loan
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    Interested to know if people think we'll move on a centre half or stick at five.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    Mata's 1 year extension looks pretty ominous for him as well. I reckon next window he might be replaced.
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    Is it permanent transfer or on loan?

    He is not playing regularly so wouldn't mind selling him to Roma if we can get decent fee.
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    red thru&thru Full Member

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    He’s out of contract in the summer? Let him leave. We’re better off replacing one of the youngsters in his role. But he has been played mainly as a cb, worst case scenario if there are too many injuries, we’d just play Carrick there instead.

    Blind’s an ultimate professional. I liked him. Hope he has success if he leaves.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    He deserves to play more. Him and smalling held our defense together for the Europa league run in and in LvGs lest season so an fa cup and Europa winning center back. He should be fondly remembered.
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    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    Italian club are skint. FFP ruined their football. So I won't be surprised if they push for a loan with right to buy. I would have hoped we would opt for a fee + blind for a player though.
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    Not happy that he is leaving during the winter window if it materializes, but I can understand his wish to go. He has been a very good servant IMHO, especially at centre-back and to a lesser extent at left-back. Never complained, top professional, did well last season for our Europa League win and helped the team in a number of positions over the years. I understand that Jose likes to use specialists in pretty much every position, but I'd rather keep Daley until the summer, even if it's only for the odd game here and there.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    I cant see who would by him atm. Isnt he injured with an ankle injury?
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    Quizierda Full Member

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    Should keep him until the summer with Axel going on loan recently.
    We would barely get a decent fee from Roma anyways so better keep him as an option for the rest of the season and let him leave for free.
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    Wow looks like I really got under your skin. What an absolute load of bullshit you've made up about my posting history. Yes called Jose a prick. You know why? Jose acted like a huge prick when he first got to the club....sorry to break the news to you. That's when i made that comment.

    Don't know where on earth you have gotten this dutch stuff. The only thing i ever said about Koeman was that I thought it was a great hire for Everton based on his previous accomplishments. What an outrageous opinion! Never ever praised Depay's performance for united so no idea what you are talking about. Yes i rate Blind and thought lvg was a lot better than most give him credit for. I guess that means i have "thick Dutch glasses"! Give me a break. Dont ever try and come back at me with just completely untrue statements calling me biased and that i spend 50% of my time bashing Mourinho and the rest praising the dutch. You're talking out of your ass and you know it. Seriously go do one.

    I quoted your post because it was smug and cavalier, I see it a lot these days from our fans bashing our own players. It's fine to not rate a player but at least when he plays for United and gives his all for the shirt i'll respect them. Blind deserves a lot more respect than your post of "Good Riddance, take Darmian with you and don't let the door hit you"
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    coolredwine lameredboots

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    When he won the Dutch POTY in 2013-14, he played as a CDM under de Boer, which everyone agrees is his natural position.
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Isn’t he in the last 6 months of his contract?
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    Would feel sad to see him go, always liked him as a player but seems to have fallen down the order. Darmian on the other side....
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    What?