Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by United_We_Stand, Feb 5, 2018.
Won't replace Ibra if he leaves then?
Full backs and a couple of top/world class CM’s please.
We already replaced him. We signed Sanchez
Fine with that. Lukaku, Sanchez, Martial, Rashford, Lingard, Mata is good enough for me. There is work to do in the shape of the team and in the backbone behind them, especially in recycling and keeping possession between central midfield and the two full backs.
We do need to tell someone to play on the right, though! Maybe it will be Jesse.
So what, Martial and Rashford to sit on the bench forever? Have you seen Martial's productivity this season? People need to stop pretending that this is some kid whose level is such that he's going to be content being part of our second 11. He's either 1st or starting every other game (at worst), or gone. Same will hopefully be true of Rashford soon as well. And it only happens through active support from the management.
Ibra barely played this season.
Lukaku, Sanchez, Martial, Rashford.
That alone is 4 VERY GOOD strikers. I don't think Jose needs to sign any forwards right now considering 3 of them can also play the wing aswell to a really good level.
If we need someone for good crosses, there's always Young. If we sort out our fullback situation, there won't be such a dependence on Young to play fullback. He's not a particularly good defender anyway, his instincts are always to attack. He does very well against teams sitting back but he lacks the positional awareness of a fullback when it comes to defending against quality sides.
And one of Sanchez, Mata or Rashford/Martial can always play on the right too. If we expect Rashford, Martial and Sanchez to be solely LW then we have a problem with too much competition on that side.
Then two attacking full backs, one good passer C.B and a mobility midfielder please.
Playmaking CM please.
We won't be challenging City for the PL with this attack, Rashford and Martial are too inconsistent, Rom hasn't impressed me this season. Sanchez alone won't be able to solve all our problems. Our most consistent/best attacker has been Lingard which is sad
4-3-3 should be our main formation so 6 options in Sanchez, Martial, Lukaku, Rashford, Lingard, and Mata for 3 positions are fine. One if not two CMs should be the main priority.
If we do bring in another CB, we really need to be letting a couple go. Tuanzebe will be back and hopefully pushing next year as well. New CB, Bailly, Lindlehof, Rojo, Smalling, Jones, Tuanzebe is just too much, even allowing for our annual injury crisis.
Personally would let one of Jones or Smalling go as well as Rojo, assuming whoever we bring in is comfortable on the left. You could make a case for all 3 going, but would prefer some continuity from some of our longer serving players.
Bloody hell, Young became a left back because he was a shit winger now at the age of 32 we should make him a winger again? This place...
I wonder if he would class a 'defensive' winger like a younger Ji Sung Park or Willian as an attacker, and whether he might still buy someone like that for the right wing.
Good, im happy with our attacking options too.
If we buy a WC midfielder we wont play with more than 3 attackers most games anyway and then Lukaku, Martial, Rashford, Alexis, Mata and Lindgard will be more than enough, specially with Gomes and maybe more knocking on the first teams door.
I'll be gutted if we give Liverpool a free run at Pulisic, this kid is a natural right winger and would be perfect for us, young enough to mould him to our team too
He became a left back because the rest of our left backs were shit and he was the best at it. He still is a winger. He's played as a winger this very season. He's a squad option with a particular quality, he's not a starter. The state of that post....
I think he said recently his top priority is a box-to-box to join Pogba and Matic in a midfield 3.
In other words, bye bye Herrera.
It’s obvious that we need two CMs really. One to replace Herrera and one to replace Carrick/Fellaini
Then we’ve got a 32yo at RB and the LB position is still up for grabs despite Shaw’s recent good form
I even feel that Jose wants another CB, with Lindelof taking time, Bailly often injured and Smalling/Jones/Rojo being just short of world level
Many of our attacking players are still raw (Martial/Rashford) and Lingard as only just started to show promise in the last 2 months (not done it consistently for a whole season) but the plan is to stick? This is why we still won't catch City next season.
Look at all City's attacking options and they will still be improving in that department (hence them trying to sign Mahrez), Liverpool are also better than United attacking wise and they will be improving.
I reckon we still go for an attacking talent if a top one becomes available plus Angel Gomes might get a chance.
We've got Martial, Rashford and even Sanchez can play there.
I’d still like to sign a RW and a back up striker (unless he starts giving Martial/Rashford games there).
He’s right though - priorities should be left back and a Midfielder.
at least one fullback and one midfielder but call it what you will also at least one top-class winger
Top CM and a full-back, that's the bare minimum for the summer.
How much will veratti cost ? He is under raiola as well , a brilliant cm and still 25
Grizemann is available for £100m in the summer, 1 of the best attacking players in the world, United should be all over it.
I feel Mourihno is a sentimental coach though at times and this is a weakness of his, hence his love for Fellaini, would have allowed Rooney to stay (if he wanted), Zlatan a new contract, wanting Morata.
Good of a player he is and has been, I think most United fans know Mata can be improved on, yet we've extended his contract, not with a view to getting transfer fee for him in the summer, but him being big part of our attacking plans next season.
I'd like to see our squad look something like this for next season.
The players leaving would be
Sergio Romero (Good but on decent wages and no better than Joel Pereira or Dean Henderson)
Smalling (Not good enough with the ball at his feet)
Young (Good solider but he's had his time and we look so much better balanced with Shaw and a proper top class FB will show what we've been missing)
Fellaini (Contract is up and has never been anything more than a Plan B)
Darmian (Not good enough)
Blind (Not enough pace)
My ideal signings would be
CB - Not sure but would have to be comfortable in possession.
LB - Alex Sandro
CM - Julian Weigl/Arthur/Kovacic
RW - Christian Pulisic/Riyad Mahrez/Leon Bailey
CAM - Paulo Dybala/Nabil Fekir
We'd probably only raise around £60m selling Darmian, Romero, Smalling, Young and Blind. But we will also save some big wages with Fellaini, Ibra and Carrick all coming off the books. This would also leave us with around 8 players leaving and 5 coming in with a further 3 returning from loan. It leaves us with a squad of 26 which you need for four competitions. Even if we did something like this with no CAM coming in I'd be happy.
As Barca found, he will cost you a Neymar and you still won’t get him. The last thing I want is for PSG to come sniffing for Pogba or Martial. Veratti is out of reach
We have enough. Depends on how we are coached and how we perform. The money will be spent in other areas which makes sense. We made that call when we spent that much money on Lukaku.
Yep, hilarious. Depend on Young as winger, jeez.
I think Martial can play LW and Sanchez through the middle. That leaves us a RW short. Lingard is a squad player and unless he maintains his form for awhile, I am not convinced it is anything more than a purple patch.
I don't rate Rashford, atleast he shouldn't be starting for us.
Oh, I guess if we don't get a left back next season we could just put Sanchez there since that is how wingers become fullbacks...because our other left backs were shit indeed. Is Valencia a right back for the same reason? Thats a hilarious reason for changing an attacker to a defender coming from someone talking about the state of peoples posts.
It's somewhat naive to suggest that PSG only went after Neymar because Barcelona tried to sign Veratti. Apart from that, it's highly unlikely that Veratti is going anywhere, that much is true.
I agree that it's not enough to win the title but we have to give these two, room to grow as players.
They will never develop if we keep buying ready-made players because they're still developing.
It's a similar situation with Ronaldo and Rooney.
The long term benefits of giving them room to fulfil their potential might outweigh signing star players just so we can win the league next season. (Something that's not guaranteed even if we do).
Lingards been in form for 2 months, he hasn't been like this all season. Martial has been one of the best performers in the Premier league per 90 minutes in terms of the quality of chances he creates for himself and others. He hasn't been "too inconsistent" this season. Espeically now that we have Sanchez, our attack is fine and has loads of potential still as most are very young and will only improve. The problem is the cohesiveness of everyone around them and the midfield being woefully inconsistent and not giving them the right platform to build on. Individual players are fine, obviously not at their primes for martial and rashford, but at a good level and will only improve. So you don't want to buy anyone else to get ahead of them especially when martial has been performing to a very good level generally.
With Mata, he's a squad player. Who are you going to get as a squad player like him, with his quality, the difference in style he offers, and the role he has in the squad? Sure, we could have gotten Ozil instead of him. But then Ozil turns into a must starter, forces us to play a 4231 long term even though that isn't how to get the best out of pogba, and reduces game time from martial, rashford and lingard, who deserve more and more game time and are constantly improving as players. You might not like martial, but he's been incredibly effective all season and he's shown his quality on numerous occasions and deserves to play.
Midfield clearly his priority. Probably a full back as well.
If I had absolute shit tonnes of money and you unleashed that pesky Mino Raiola on me for a month or two during the Summer I would make you pay dearly.
If we insist on playing a 4-2-3-1 then I would say to move Pogba to the #10. I hate seeing him play so deep. 85m for a holding midfielder who doesn't defend very well? Seems like a waste to me. So we will need a couple players to replace Carrick and possibly Fellaini. I also wouldn't be upset to see Herrarra sold. He just doesn't have the discipline to play as a holding midfielder. He might make a lot of tackles, but that's because he goes ball chasing. So for every tackle he makes, he also misses one and leaves his man unmarked. As for the RW, what ever happened to the days of playing a right footed player out there? We seem to think we are overloaded on the left side with Sanchez, Martial and Rashford, but everyone of them is right footed (and so is Lingard). I'd like to see one of them playing on the right on a regular basis before I decide on whether or not we need a player for the RW. So other than the midfield, the only position I'd like to see us look at is a RB to eventually take over for Valencia, but we may already have that with TFM...
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