Marquee Signing - Summer Raffle

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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner Staff

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    Chairman Woodie Full Member

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    Solskjaer has made that pretty clear in recent interviews. I expect we'll see more of Chong and Greenwood next season too.
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    Probably Bale. I wonder if we could do a loan deal but doubt it.
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    I was thinking myself about the parallels between the situation at United now, and that at Liverpool after about 1990. I remember the underachieving 'Spice Boys' team - white suits and runners up medals at the cup final - and see a lot of similarities between them and our current bunch.

    It's also instructive to look at the current Liverpool team. They have a marked absence of egos and, while some of the players possibly merit the 'superstar' tag, what is more striking is the way they work together as a team. Most of the players in the team have either made or enhanced their reputations at Liverpool (as opposed to being imported as the ready made article), including some who have come through the ranks.

    I'd be very happy to see zero marquee signings this summer.
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    James Rodriguez for 80M, to play him on the right wing.

    Why? 41M instagram followers.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Good try. We signed better players when we had a worse team. And I understand rival fan's interest to keep Ole in the job but in reality he is not the man to take us forward . Enjoy your peak while you can because teams are only going to get better :)
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    Knowing how stupid Woodward is i bet he is preapring a bid for Bale as we speak. 150 mil +Pogba+DDG +Adidas and Chevrolet deals.
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    Imagine if we did sign Vardy and kept Pogba, Along with Lingard we'd have 3 of the most smackable faces in world football on our team.
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    Koulibaly seems to be headed our way and we'll try and pass him off as World Class and 'we beat Madrid and Barca' to his signing!
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    I'm certain we are the sole bidders for G Baz at a fee of about 120m. We are that stupid.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Actually, he would be a quality addition for half that or as part of a Pogba deal. Could be like Robben or Ozil type signing.
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    Gareth Barry?
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    I think we will sell Pogba and spend big on Koulibaly, which could improve our overall game massively.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Koulibaly will be the most expensive. Dont think anyone else will he over 50m.
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    Bale.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Don't see how the two are linked, but agree on Koulibaly improving us, would rather keep Pogba as well though.
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    Yup that's what Woodward dreams off and that team would seriously of challenged about 3 or 4 years ago.
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    Raiola himself, for our left wing. Will probably cover more distance than Martial anyways.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Woodward and strategy. Imagine.
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    It shows how important it is for teams to keep that turnover of players up and to be utterly ruthless in getting rid of players who are over the hill or just don't fit into the team any more.
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    Who is "We"? Because as far as I am concerned, what me, you and Ole want may vary from what Don Ed Woodward wants. You really think Woodward will pass on a big name attraction whom he can boast about to sponsors on how we are still able to attract top players despite being out of the CL?
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  33. May 14, 2019 at 10:40

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    They are not linked by anything other than money. We are not going to have a net spend of 300 mill this summer, and we have a lot of areas that need improvement. Without any big sales, I don't see us spending 100 mill on Koulibaly. However, if we can bring in 150 mill by selling Pogba, we can sign Koulibaly as well as a direct Pogba replacement (Bruno Fernandes?) for that kind of money. This leaves the rest of our transfer budget to bring in a RB, CM and RW.

    In addition, this may help us save the wage structure of the club. By selling Alexis and Pogba, our best paid player will be De Gea at 200 k/week, which is almost half of Alexis. Give De Gea a contract extension with the same salary that he has today, which will compensate for his reduced wages due to lack of CL next season, and offer Koulibaly a salary slightly below that.
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    I don’t think Woodward will be able to resist signing Bale. Madrid aren’t going to pay Bale 30m a year to sit in their reserves, may well even be a loan deal.

    Knowing Ed he’ll still manage to get a bad deal and Madrid will come away laughing.