Solskjaer target 5 signings; 6 players could leave [BBC, Telegraph, Guardian]

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  1. Apr 13, 2019

    jamesjimmybyrondean New Member

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    Martial's performance today shows that we probably need a left winger which adds to our transfer list. If Fred and Mcctominay come through then I don't see the need for a DM

    However given Martial's inconsistency and our lack of RW I think we should us the 4-2-2 diamond next season. Our squad should be like this



    .................................DDG................................

    Meunier......Linedlof.........Koulibaly..........Shaw

    ............................Mcctominay.......................

    ....................Saul..................Pogba.................

    ..............................Fernandes.............................

    .................Rashford............Lukaku............

    We should sign Lozano too. He would be a great rotational option when we want to switch formation as he can play LW/RW and the lad actually wants to play for us too
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  2. Apr 14, 2019

    Mr.Plow New Member

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    That's insane. You don't sell a proven PL striker and replace him with an unproven graduate player. Especially when we're already light upfront. There's no reason to sell Lukaku unless we're upgrading him.
  3. Apr 14, 2019

    friendlytramp More full of crap than a curry house toilet

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    ————-——Dubravka
    ——-Lindelöf—Smalling-Shaw
    Meunier———————————-Fraser
    ——————McT———Maddison
    ————————-Félix
    —————Rashford—-Martial
  4. Apr 14, 2019

    The One and Only New Member

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    That's nowhere near a title challenging team. Hope we go for something like this

    DDG................................

    AWB......Lindelof.........Toby..........Shaw

    ............................ Rodri.......................

    ....................Fekir/Erikson.................Pogba.................


    Sancho.............. Rashford............Martial


    Get rid of Valencia, Darmian, Jones, Rojo, Mata, Herrera, Sanchez
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  5. Apr 14, 2019

    laughtersassassin Full Member

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    Midfield would be a million times worse than what we got with Pogba
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    If we want to play a diamond, we might need to upgrade the full backs (more so than we believe) so they can offer us the width we'd sacrifice.
  7. Apr 14, 2019

    Cathy Ferguson Full Member

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    Good spine, but Lukaku is not good enough. We should go for Piatek or Felix, different player types but an upgrade on Lukaku. But that would take our spending to unrealistic levels.

    Saul McTom
    Fernandes Felix Pogba
    Rashford

    That is a cool 250m plus 80m for Koulibaily. Lukaku and Martial might fetch 80-100m so it might be doable but still unlikely.
  8. Apr 14, 2019

    Neil_Buchanan Cock'd

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    If I was running the club then I would go crazy this summer, find every available penny and have an absolutely massive spending spree. This is a unique summer as there are a number of very special young players who are very likely to move and we should be competing for all of them. We obviously wouldn't get them all but we should be aiming for De Ligt, Sancho, Felix, Jovic, Wan Bissaka and Hudson Odoi.

    Plus adding in the factors of us having a new manager who needs backing, having not spent much last year and being so far behind our rivals for far too long.
  9. Apr 14, 2019

    MassiveMorgan Full Member

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    See Bayern for an example. Being prepared for 2019/20 by arranging future signings.
  10. Apr 14, 2019

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Central midfield is poor. Not enough quality.
  11. Apr 14, 2019

    OoopsMisclick New Member

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    Where does this infatuation for Madsison comes from? Not good enough for united
    Furthermore, while it's good to look at the academy for players, most of them aren't ready for 1st team football.

    Garner, greenwood, Lard,... All nice prospects but they need time and someone to learn from too
  12. Apr 15, 2019

    angusaa07 New Member

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    Rabiot, Rodri, Sancho, De Lijt and the addition of a full back either left or right will be enough. I think a left back is more needed personally with Dalot being a regular next season. Someone like Rose would be a good addition to rotate with Shaw.
  13. Apr 16, 2019

    Kyle2834 New Member

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    My Top Five Positions To Strengthen:
    1. RB
    2. CB
    3. DM
    4. AM/CM
    5. RW

    My Top Six Players To Sell:
    1. Alexis
    2. Valencia
    3. Marcos Rojo
    4. Darmian
    5. Mata
    6. Bailly
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  14. Apr 16, 2019

    Rayburns New Member

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    Top targets have to be:

    Rice
    Sancho
    Wan-Bissaka
  15. Apr 21, 2019

    Mark Pawelek Full Member

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    17 contracts end this summer.

    [​IMG]

    4 1st teamers have contracts terminating
    4 1st teamers we may want, or have, to sell
    8 loanees have contracts terminating.
    5 U-23s have contracts terminating.

    DeGea:- Only 1 year left on his contract. May have to sell, otherwise he leaves on a free.
    Lukaku:- Does not suite Ole's playing style. May want to be a guaranteed starter. Whether he leaves depends on the size of the bids.
    Sanchez:- Wages too high. Why would he leave?
    Rojo:- Will only leave if we sell or agree contract termination by mutual agreement.

    More likely 18, or 19. I think we'll keep DeGea for another year in the hope he'll resign unless someone puts in a bid over £50 million.
    Lukaku's agent may engineer a move away for him because he wants to be a 1st choice starter.
    Rojo, Bailly - I don't see them leaving. Who'll bid for them?
    Sanchez - I can't see him leaving. Would you leave if you were on that contract? Sack the people who wrote the contract.
  16. Apr 21, 2019

    Wolvereen New Member

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    How have the likes of Young, Smalling, Jones, and Matic not made your "To Sell" list? Valencia, Mata, and Darmian are all out of contract as well so there would be nothing to sell there with them.
  17. Apr 21, 2019

    Lmarco Full Member

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    Selling Pogba and Lukaku might be the more reasonable option, to give De Gea his pay rise and invest in rebuilding this team

    With Valencia, Herrera, Mata and Darmian out of contract this summer, it could be a good transition year with a few other big contracts terminating in 2020 (Bailly, Rojo, Young, Matic). The club should take the no UCL situation as a chance to slowly rebuild during the next 12 months aroung a good core, it's useless thinking it will only need a few checks and supposed "names" to create a team out of this nonsense of a squad and a club.
  18. Apr 21, 2019

    AdNani Full Member

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    Out: Young, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Matic, Mata, Lukaku

    In: Aké, Alderweireld, AWB, Bruno, Sancho, Jovic/Félix
  19. Apr 21, 2019

    BenitoSTARR Full Member

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    I’d love something like this

    Neves
    Fernandes
    Felix
    Alderweireld
    Wan Bissaka


    I don’t think it’s unrealistic and I think it addresses a lot of our problems.

    I don’t think we’re going to be playing with wingers next season we don’t have the players for it.

    De Gea
    Dalot Alderweireld Lindelof Shaw
    Fred
    Neves Pogba
    Fernandes
    Rashford Lukaku
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    5 is nowhere near enough
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    I think 5 quality additions would be enough, however, I do not believe we'll make the right signings.

    If we do, then I believe 5 is certainly enough.
  22. Apr 21, 2019

    Kaglish10 Full Member

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    I think we should keep Regan Poole. He looked good for Newport against Mancity in the FA cup match. I actually felt he looked solid in the reserves considering he was being deployed on the left side of the defence despite being right footed. It's no wonder he's been doing well in the RCB role for Newport. He's comfortable on the ball with good passing skills and good in the air.
  23. Apr 21, 2019

    crossy1686 Full Member

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    LB - Tierney
    RB - Bissaka
    CB - Koulibaly
    MC - Rice
    RW - Sancho

    Line up 2020:

    ----------------Romero--------------

    Bissaka--Koulibaly--Lindelöf--Shaw

    -----------McTomminay--Rice-------

    Sancho---------Pogba--------Rashford

    ----------------Greenwood------------

    Bench: Lingard, Chong, Sanchez, Smalling, Tierney, Martial, Fred
  24. Apr 21, 2019

    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Agreed. 7 sounds better.
  25. Apr 21, 2019

    izec Full Member

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    6 leaving isnt enough. Should be closer to 10. Wont happen and it isnt ideal, but in a fantasy world it should be done.

    Valencia
    Darmian
    Young
    Smalling
    Jones
    Bailly
    Rojo
    Mata
    Matic
    Lukaku
    Alexis
    (De Gea if he doesnt sign a contract)


    Putting it like that, oof. Not everyone will agree, but that would be my list so far. The defense is pure garbage. Mata, Matic and Alexis have good names, but are past it. Lukaku isnt good enough and we can fetch some decent money.
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  26. Apr 22, 2019

    Jericholyte2 Full Member

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    I think this is fair, but we don’t need to buy replacements for all of them

    Valencia / Darmian / Young - Buy a new starting RB with Dalot as understudy and a LB for competition for Shaw.
    Smalling / Bailly / Jones / Rojo - I would personally keep Smalling as 3rd / 4th choice - Sell three and buy one ready made starting CB to partner Lindelof and bring in Tuanzebe to cover ten “rotation” CB
    Mata - Give Gomes / Chong more time
    Matic - Needs replacing - Would go for Rodri / Partey
    Sanchez - Sancho
    Lukaku - Bring in Greenwood and buy a 1st choice ST

    So that’s ten out, 5/6 new signings and 5 promotions of youth for next season. If the youngsters aren’t ready you then look to add more next summer, but would at least give them the chance to show what they have.
  27. Apr 22, 2019

    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Agreed. Don't think Laird has even played for the U23 team, let alone being ready for the first team as many posters seem to think he is.
  28. Apr 22, 2019

    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    We won't be signing 6 players
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    red_de_pologne New Member

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    Do people even consider Ole wants to bring players with the right mentality not just anyone having a good season with their team? Are you so sure Sancho wouldn't crumble like Martial/Rashford under current circumstances?
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    SouthPredators4 Full Member

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    I rather clear all the roots of a toxic culture through a mass departure and allow a new group of young players to be incalcated with the correct values from Ole. All these complimented with purchases of senior players really to make a step up to winning trophies. These should be done through buying likes of AWB, Rice, Rabiot, Ndombele, Fernandes, Sancho, Jovic etc, then promoting Greenwood and Tuanzebe to first team, then buying experienced players like Alderwereld, Fekir, Pereira, Cavani etc.
  31. Apr 22, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    If we're serious about getting rid of players we need to start with the ones that have been here the longest.

    Young
    Smallling
    Jones
    Valencia
    Mata
    Darmien
    Rojo

    Those are the 6 players that should go if we're being honest.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    These are just in the main poor players nowadays, but ones that are honest and will try their best, so much as they need to leave, maybe aren't our biggest problem just now.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Would honestly be happy with Pogba, De Gea , Martial, Lukaku and Matic leaving in the summer.

    Also wouldn't mind Sancho, Bissaka, Maguire, Tierney, Rice and Ward-Prowse coming in. Some of them may not be good enough to be starters for United week in week out but feck me they'll try their best and won't want to feck off to PSG as soon as things get tough.
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    Siddharth New Member

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    De ligt, Alderweireld, RB, LB, herrera replacement, Sancho (right), Felix (left)

    They would probably cost 500 million :lol:

    Football has gone crazy.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Brexit means brexit eh?
  36. Apr 22, 2019

    Swearing Budgie New Member

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    Why does everyone think McTom is suddenly a key first team player?
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    Sp00ks11 Full Member

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    The same reason they were debating which of Mbappe or Rashford was the best young strikers in the world just a few weeks ago.. :lol: McT is just flavour of the week.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Didn't you see his Roy Keane Vs Juve type peformance against Barcelona? Mctominay seems useful but I agree that we don't need to jump the gun with him. This is why were saddled with some technically mediocre footballers.

    As for the number of signings - the bigger priority has to be the single minded drive towards a A) Style of play and B) level of play. If Ole wants to build a certain type of Manchester United team then should he need to make some tough calls to get there then he has do just that. We just have to hope he's able to do it well.
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    Litch Full Member

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    Without being too doom and gloom, it's been a long time since being excited by a Utd signing. We spend a lot of money but we rarely spend it wisely.....I expect the young London lads we are linked with to stay in London if they move, Rice and Bissaka could easily end up at either Spurs, Chelsea or Arsenal.
  40. Apr 22, 2019

    Swearing Budgie New Member

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    I don't really understand why people think these players would come to us, as if it's just a case of how much money and when.

    Also, both are *potentially* really good signings. They are not the solution right now.