Sneijder or Modric?

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Which midfielder should we buy?

Poll closed Jun 14, 2011.
  1. Modric

    35.7%
  2. Sneijder

    54.3%
  3. Other

    10.1%
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  1. May 31, 2011
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    Bryan_Munich Aka RichieRich12

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    My OP assumed that money wasn't a factor, I was just interested to see who the majority preferred between the two.
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    Spider Bringer of old news

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    both
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    Both isn't one of the options.
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    I'm just replying to the poll mate, which has an option for "other".
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    I have a feeling Modric might be coming but Fergie might go for youth and go for someone like Rodwell instead.
    But maybe he is thinking of something like this as his future midfield 3
    -----------Fletcher/Rodwell-------------
    --Modric/Carrick----Pogba
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    Luka Modric
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    Both would be a good fit for United however I think Modric is more likely as I can't see Inter selling their star player to a CL rival.
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    It wasn't originally going to have that option until people decided to start posting a whole host of other options. ;)
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    Sneijder, I think. Both would be good signings but Sneijder's got a little bit of bite about him as well, which I think we're lacking a bit.
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    It was supposed to be more about who you would prefer rather than who you think we could get.
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    Where the feck is a 26 year old Verón when you actually need one?
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    Funny cause it's so bloody true!
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    Prefer out of the two. Well, in that case Modric. I think he's experienced in the league, is of a reasonable quality, and also plays the game in a way far more suited to our style of play.
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    In what way?
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    The same place as a 26 year old Scholes or Keane.
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    Lazio needed to sell Veron at the time. Inter don't have to sell.

    I would prefer Modric as he is similar to Scholes and has the PL experience
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    Am I the only one uninspired by the interst in signing Modric? fails to show in big games and weak! I honestly dont think he would improve us
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    He'd undoubtedly improve us - creates space for himself well, very good passer with great technique and would function well in a midfield 3 or a 2. Whether he'd be worth the amount we'd have to pay is another matter.
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    Modric.

    Prem proven and more of an all-round midfield player. I believe we'd have more flexibility in our tactical approach with Modric than Sneijder. Certain games, we could really pack the midfield out and even play Modric from a left sided position. He's also a very good ball carrier and a surprising turn of pace.
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    Sneijder, proven at a higher level more consistently than Modric. Also has bags more goals in him, freekicks, corners, lethal shot. Creativity in bags.

    Sneijder also doesn't shy from a fight.
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    I don't really see the Modric and Scholes comparison, Modric is a good player and finds space well, but he is more of a ball carrier than a tempo dictating CM with an inventive range of passing.

    Sneijder is closer to Scholes in style and I think he would find it easier in a midfield 2 than many think, but I do wonder if his temperament would be a fit here.

    Personally I agree with Ekeke on Banega, and another I think would be a great option despite his age, is Mario Goetze.
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    With Scholes retiring we need more than one central midfielder. Both Sneijder and Modric are good players but who really knows if they are the right choices? Personally I like Schewiestiger, but he's likely not available. Others talk about Pastore and Hamsik and maybe we are interesting in Young because he could be moved inside. Nasri is another player who looks good when he is asked to play inside and Arsenal seem to be having trouble getting him to sign a new contract.

    United also need a DM, someone like Yvan M'Vila or Daniele De Rossi, because we have really missed Hargreaves the last year or so. But when you add David de Gea and Raphael Varane, that's five players and well over a £100m. I can't see that happening even if rumours of a clean out are true.
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    Its probably too complicated and expensive to get Sniejder and you would have to wonder if he would leave us exposed in midfield if he always joins in the attack as he likes to do. Modric definitely seems to be more of a player that would suit us even though I think Sneijder is a better more dangerous player. A goal scoring version of Modric would be nice!!
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    I'd like to see us bring Cleverely back next season and be given more run outs in the first team.
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    Can the people who've picked Sneijder show me how we'd line up with him in the team?
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    --------------De Gea------------
    Rafael--Vidic---Ferdinand---Evra
    --------Carrick-Anderson--------
    Valencia----Sneijder-----Nani
    ------------Rooney---------------
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    I don't get where the 'Sneijder can't play in a midfield two' is coming from. I think we all can agree that overall, Sneijder is the better player, hence more likely to adapt to knew positions.
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    ----------------------De Gea?----------------
    Rafael--------Ferdinand-------Vidic-------Evra
    Valencia-------Sneijder------Fletcher-----Giggs
    ---------------Rooney------Welbeck-----------

    Giggs/Park will tuck in and cover for a thrusting Sneijder, why Welbeck you may ask? Because I feel the side is more balanced given the signing of Sneijder.
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    So no Hernandez?
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    See my edit, the main issue is that we need an attacking threat from central midfield. I don't see how Modric gives us that, I wouldn't look to sign a Scholes-type of player, sitting deep spraying passes, we need an agile offensive centre mid who can penetrate tight defences with short an intelligent passes.
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    I didn't really pick Sneijder, but I have heard that he could be used similar to how Spurs use Van der Vaart and play just behind the lone striker (Rooney). So Hernandez would have to be used as a impact sub most of the time.

    If that's the case Modric maybe a better option.
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    Sneijder

    He's a better overall player. His stats and performances also back that up.
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    I wonder if the problem with Sneijder is going to be wages? Anyone know what he is on at Inter and what United will have to offer to entice him here? When you take into account the tax rate and the weak pound and whether the cost of living is higher in Manchester than Milan, he maybe looking for a serious hike in what he is getting at Milan.
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    Clubs to big to rely on a 22 year old to fill boots like Scholes. Ask Anderson..

    Sorry....
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