Mesut Ozil on a free?

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Do you want Ozil at Manchester United?

Poll closed Nov 13, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Dec 2, 2017

    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    Fine but Mahrez on the right, please!
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    kotha Full Member

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    I hope he changed a few people's opinions today.. Our counters would be so deadly with him in the side..
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    At least today showed how he is on a different planet to Mata pace and strength wise. He's very quick in the interchange.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Hopefully this is true.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    When there's this much noise around a deal, you know it's led by his agent. I imagine we'd take him if we couldn't get someone better (and probably younger) but I wouldn't have thought we'd be racing to do a deal with him, even if that could only be unofficial at this stage.
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    automaticflare Full Member

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    The act he can take a decent corner

    Sign him up
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    I'm surprised he didn't score against us today, considering most players we are linked with do.
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    Dante Turns into Billy Blaggs when drunk

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    Ozil would force us to play 4-2-3-1.

    How many of our best players would fulfill their potential in that formation?

    To get the best out of Lukaku, Pogba, Martial, Rashford et al, we need to play 4-3-3.

    A top class #8 is the answer, not a top class #10.
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    I do, but obviously my point is going right over your head. Just because Mourinho can’t get a seemingly average player in Shaw motivated doesn’t mean he can’t gamble with a fantastic, World Cup winning playmaker who he’s had success with before. He’s good at it.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Why would he? Arsenal have barely played 4-2-3-1 all season. He’d be able to play as part of the front 3 when we go 3-4-3/4-3-3 or in our usual 4-2-3-1.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    No way he would have given us the work rate Jesse gave us, though.
  12. Dec 3, 2017

    Rhyme Animal Modmins said "freeze" and I got numb

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    -------------------DDG-----------------
    Bailley----------Smalling----------Rojo
    Val------Matic------------Pogba----Young
    -------------------Ozil---------------------
    ----------Rom-----------Martial-----------

    Change it 'round as you wish, but Ozil could easily function in this sturdy United side in a number of different formations.

    I want him here, think he'd excel under José again. Especially in a physically dominant team like us.
  13. Dec 3, 2017

    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    Mhki OUT
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    The upgrade in possibilities is so obvious to see.

    In January please
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    He seemed very friendly with our management, Pogba and Martial yesterday. From Mourinho's pre-match interview and the scenes from the game yesterday, I reckon he has already agreed a deal to join us in January.
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Maybe he knows them from his Madrid time? Also IIRC Martial and Pogba are Adidas athletes, so is Ozil. So maybe they know each other.

    Or I'm just clutching here.
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    Martial is a Nike athlete. Pogba and Ozil, however, often shoot adidas promos together so you'd expect them to be on friendly terms.
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    Womp idiot

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    Martial is Nike.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    Martial is Nike.
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Oh then I was clutching. Thanks.
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Would love to have him. Jose would not tolerate lazy performances but his ability is very good. I remember that reverse pass he played yesterday from a really tight angle early on in the game which was really intelligent and well executed. He also looked very dangerous for Arsenal on the counter.
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    NoPace Full Member

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    I feel like this would shackle Pogba a fair bit, though. Ramsey gets forward a lot in this setup for Arsenal but that tends to unbalance them, and they're better at retaining the ball up which allows for those late runs. As we saw on the Lacazette goal, Pogba also doesn't track runners. I think we get more out of him offensively and less negatives defensively if we find a 10 who can also play box to box on the right or left of Matic, mirroring Pogba. Ideally that would be a guy like Eriksen or a younger Cesc, though that sort of player is hard to find.

    Someone like Nainngolan or a prime Lampard would make a lot of sense in terms of giving us energy and a goal threat. Not sure if there's anyone out there like that we could get. Maybe Goretzka? Not sure if he's a good enough playmaker but he certainly has an eye for goal and the size Mourinho likes.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    Seconded and preferably in Jan.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    What did he say in the pre match interview for you to suggest that? I haven't seen it.
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    I’d say based on yesterday Ozil would be an upgrade on Mkhitaryan and Mata as a 10 and with the pace of our attackers like Rashford, Martial, Lukaku and Lingard would probably be suited more to our style.

    Free transfer is an added bonus especially if we can get £20 million for Mkhitaryan BUT we do know he goes missing in big games, it’s those games we need our best players to perform in so that’s the negative.
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    Womp idiot

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    Didn't rule out signing him when he was asked about Ozil.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    :eek: Oooooh, didn't know that. Tres interesante.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    He has slowly been changing my perception of him. His performances have been very good this season. His quality was always there but now he seems to have found some consistency and is turning up in big games as well, which was one of his major criticisms.

    That said, the reason I'm still on "no" personally is because I want us to sign Dybala.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    Yesterday was a big game. Would you say he went missing?
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Ozil was pretty good in that game. The only problem was that De God was in net and our attack was clinical.
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    Yesterday not at all but it’s one game he’s not gone missing in against how many he has ? At his best he’s world class but how often can we get that level from him ? I think you add a genuine quality right forward to Ozil, Rashford, Martial, Lukaku, Pogba and Lingard and I’d be very excited about us attack wise.
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    Adisa Full Member

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    Signing Ozil means moving Martial back to the wings.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    He'd replace Jessi Lingardinho, so maybe we should rethink this signing :wenger:
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    I think the "he goes missing in big games" thing is exaggerated by people who don't watch him play.
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    Bestie07 Full Member

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    Not if Jose is planning to switch to 3-5-2.
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    Green_Red Full Member

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    The most important question about any potential signing, would he improve us. With Ozil the answer is yes.
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    Art Art the artist

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    Ozil Pogba Martial would play some sensational football together. It is a no brainer.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    That's why Jose is very interested in getting him.
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    LeeFunK New Member

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    I'd take him.

    As much as I like Mata. Ozil > Juan.

    However is De Gea happy here because he has good friends in Mata and Herrera?

    However, Ozil > Mkhitaryan also
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    haram Full Member

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    Having the option to play in different ways is a positive. Doesn't mean Martial has to play on the wings either.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    If we do get him I cant see it being Jan. Arsenal will still be in top 4 race