Eric Dier

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    davidmichael Full Member

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    Seen we're linked with him again tomorrow in the papers and we've been linked with him quite a bit over the past few months, we're obviously in the market for a defensive midfielder so what do you all think of Dier ?

    Personally he reminds me of a bit of Owen Hargreaves in that he just does all the defensive things and allows the more attack minded players for their thing, could be a perfect foil to allow Herrera and Pogba do their thing further up field and releasing them from a lot of the defensive shackles due to needing to cover Carrick's legs.

    Different type of defensive player to Carrick but Dier has international and Champions League experience to go with being an established Premier League star but then Carrick was different to Roy Keane, the chances of getting a like for like long term replacement for Carrick is very minimal seeing as Verratti and Busquets are the only real ones right now experienced enough.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Would love him here. Going to be hard to buy a Spurs player though.
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    KN5 Full Member

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    I don't like him, from the way he plays to his mug, can not stand.
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    Dong Fangzhuo Full Member

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    Seconded, do not want.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Away from him being a block-headed cnut, I don't think he's very good. They don't really play in the same position either but I think Winks has more about him in terms of potential ability.
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    saivet Full Member

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    I think his passing is actually half decent. Not Carrick standard or the likes, but better than your average DM.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    No thanks.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    I like him, but it's his Spurs counter part we should of been after last summer (Wanyama)
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    Jazz Full Member

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    No thanks.
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    United Pro Full Member

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    Which paper links us? From what I can see, the source of these rumours is the Sun and they aren't reliable at all.
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    Raoul Admin

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    The Sun. In which case this thread needn't exist.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    He's not a very good CB. Certainly not better than Jones or Smalling.

    He's definitely not good enough for us as a CM.
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    Eric Dier has the most apt name in world football.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    I rate him highly as a DM but, not really at other positions though. No way we sign him regardless.
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    Would absolutely love him here. He's top top drawer. An player who would improve us greatly in midfield. But why would Levy sell one of his best players to us? Doesn't make sense. Surely Spurs wil laugh at us trying to bid for him? Especially if we don't end up with CL football and Spuds pretty much already qualified in top 4
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    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    He's gold.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    I rate him very highly. Technical, defensive, has the markings of a leader. Don't see Levy selling him though.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Does he even get a game in midfield anymore? Thought there first choice was Wanyama and Dembele.
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    Blind Full Member

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    I don't think he's that good, Wanyama is doing a better job this season in defensive midfield but doesn't get the same kind of praise because he's not English.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Half Member

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    Block-headed cnut. Remember when he said this before we beat Spurs at home.

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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    I prefer Dier myself. He's got a lot more to his game than Wanyama and has a half decent free kick on him too. Wanyama has been great and he would have been great here too if Moyes hadn't been such a dithering dave but I think Dier knows how to control the tempo better and seems to be positionally and technically better too. He has a way of making the essentials of central midfield look simple similar to how Carrick does.
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    When I've watched Spurs recently he looks awkward on the ball at times and makes John Stones like decisions that lead to chances for the opposition. I know that's not as a defensive midfielder but I don't see a player that's going to become one of the best midfielders in the league that some people seem to.
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    Red Pavan shittest username ever manutddabest791

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    He is not very good. Makes costly mistakes and he is not any sort of improvement on what we have currently(even in the mistakes department alone).
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Underwhelming. Would we even be linked if he was not English?
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    WhoDaGOAT Full Member

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    I think a lot of people don't like him because of the Herrera incident, and probably because of Glaston. :lol:
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian

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    hellohello Full Member

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    I'll gladly keep him. Great young player with great attitude and ability.
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    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    Mike09 Full Member

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    Surprised how not many United fans in Red Cafe want Dier especially given the situation of the club that we need a new defensive mid or no6. I'll take him now.
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    Womp Full Member

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    Given how hard Levy is to negotiate with, a player would have to be truly special to make it worthwhile, which Dier isn't. We could get better for cheaper and easier.
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    gajender Full Member

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    I do agree we need a defensive midfielder urgently but we have to ensure that he is of requisite quality and not someone who might need replacing after one season like some of our transfers of late.

    If Dier is of required quality with scope to improve further then I have no problem with this transfer but whatever little I have seen of him I don't think he would improve our team greatly.
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    Mike09 Full Member

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    That's different story. If you read the comments above, most of them are complaining because he's not good and him being a ''block-headed cnut'' (sorry but this is just a quote that I took from someone above).
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    Mike09 Full Member

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    I don't think he's worse than Fabinho. And a lot of people in here want Fabinho.
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    gajender Full Member

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    I haven't seen Fabinho play either but I do place greater trust in Mourinho's judgement regarding transfers than our two earlier managers , so if he thinks and that's a big if that Dier is some one who can improve and play a pivotal role for our team in reaching our former glories than I have no issues with that.
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    Laphroaig Full Member

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    I don't believe this rumour at all. He's not a midfielder and he's not a centre back, and I suspect our scouts and management aren't stupid.
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    ti vu Full Member

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    He's worse than Fabinho. Physical attribute may be not. Tactical discipline, understanding, effectiveness in the role, Fabinho is no brainer.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    Yes. He really is eric.
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    Fazer Full Member

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    if we are after a DM, why not go for Romeu from Southampton?
    Big and strong and technically good.