Summer Transfers

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    Raoul Administrator

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    Given that Giggs and possibly Scholes, along side the return of Fletch are likely for next summer. Which players do you think will be leaving us and how many inbound transfers do you realistically expect in the summer ?
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    We'll get a central midfielder at the very least. I dont thing giggs/scholes staying will change that. Maybe a right back as well. I reckon berba and owen will leave. Anderson's future might be shaky as well.
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    RyanGoggs Insists on dating women in public places - for the

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    I think we will sign at least 1 CM but depending on the likes of Scholes and Fletcher then maybe 2. Otherwise we are pretty well stocked and will only buy if a bargain comes about, and maybe a few young prospects.
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    We'll buy a single established midfielder. Nothing else on the park needs immediate tending to. It's alot like 06 summer when we only bought Carrick. We may buy one young winger.
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    Owen will go and I struggle to see a role for Park in the team now.
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    I've given-up on a central-midfielder, it's almost at the stage that the academy prospects can be given their chance in the first team (Petrucci and Tunnicliffe possibly, Pogba if the contract mess is resolved in our favour) so maybe the old "we can't sign experience because it will block the youth coming through" excuse will actually have merit next season.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we see another defender brought in, to prepare for a life after Rio and to help ease the pressure on Vidic's return. Given our injuries in that area, I think Sir Alex would have an eye on that. I'd like to look at left-back as well, but we probably should give Fabio more games before committing funds on that position.

    Young/bargain strikers and wingers are always possible, we've been linked with a few somewhat consistently, though I can't see the need.

    Departures could have a surprise or two (like with O'Shea last summer) but you'd have to think Berbatov would want to move on, and Owen's contribution can't really justify a new contract for him. The key thing is keep hold of our most important players, which with Nani's new contract seems to be a good bet.
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    Kuszcak will leave, that's for sure. Owen might go too.
    From "better" players, I can see Park leaving tbh. I know he was great player and servant for the club, but Oshea and Brown were all that too, and we sold them too.
    I hope Macheda will not be sold, and go on the loan in some Championship side, where he will play regulary.
    As for Berba, I think he will stay.

    As for signing new players, I don't believe that will hapen. Maybe one or two talented players, nothing more.
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    If Owen and Berbatov do leave, I would like to see Demba Ba join. I'm sure the media will be expecting a playmaker to join too but I reckon that could come down to how Cleverley does for the rest of the season and if Scholes stays on. I do believe Scholes will stay though.
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    We've got as much chance of a top central midfielder signing as Liverpool have got of winning the league
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    Cina Jimmy Lumsden (Moderator)

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    We have to get a midfielder. If the supposed £20m price tag on Javi Martinez is true then not going for him would be madness. Hopefully a few promising young lads too though we're generally well stocked in most areas.
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    1. Can't see us signing a CM with (possibly) Scholes and Fletch returning, and with Pogba and Tunnicliffe lurking with intent - and not to mention Giggs staying another year. The idea of us buying a Sneijder/Modric type is out of the question.

    2. Owen is definitely gone (i would be shocked if he was retained).

    3. Kiko will likely be sold in the summer. His loan spell with QPR is basically him being put on display for potential buyers.

    4. Berba will probably stay given that he's likely to get some minutes at some point when the likes of Rooney, Welbeck, or Hernandez aren't available through injury/suspension etc.

    5. Bebe will probably be loaned out again since his injury stopped him from making a mark this year.

    6. PIG and DeLaet are as good as gone.

    7. As for inbound players, I can see Fergie going for one off big money splash on an attacking player (possibly Gotze). Our squad depth is quite good for next year, so no reason to fiddle with it unless we can land a very good, established player.
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    CnutOfAllCnuts Bald Boring Cnut

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    What a very strange thing to claim.
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    CnutOfAllCnuts Bald Boring Cnut

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    Bale is the one player that could make the biggest difference to United. Apart from Messi and Ronaldo obviously.
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    Only really need a CM so thats what i hope we're targetting. If we do get an established quality player there, i'd fear for Ando's future at the club. No other major signings though i'd expect both Owen and Berba to leave and maybe even Park.

    Cina, Martinez would be too similar to Carrick i feel. Would be surprised to see us go for him. 2 typical "continental", for the want of a better word, midfielders Sir Alex's 11 would be surprising.
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    Not for me. Even from Spurs itself, Modric would be the one that'd make the bigger improvement to our team.
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    Why is Fletcher likely to return? It's not exactly a condition that heals over time.
    We needed a midfielder before we heard about his condition. We still need a midfielder.

    I think there will be little activity on both ends. 1 or 2 players in. 1 or 2 players out. Kuzsczak is definitely on his way out. Think he might well be the only one.

    If we lose a striker we will get a new striker as well.
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    Fletch has targeted himself to return for the beginning of next year, just as Vidic is. In Fletch's case, there's nothing to suggest he can't come back and even if he didn't, the likelihood that Scholes and Giggs will be around another year means that Fergie won't be feeling any pressure to indulge in transfer forum fantasies.
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    Harry will leave Spurs and we'll sign Modric.
    We'll also sign another player that alot of people will go "WTF OMG FERGIE IS CRACKING UP" and then he'll prove to be a great addition.
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    Can you imagine Bale and Valencia as wingers?

    :drool:
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    CnutOfAllCnuts Bald Boring Cnut

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    It is very rare that I am dedperate for one particular player to sign for United.

    Bale is one such exception. Mafe for United!
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    Pogba signing a new contravt would be enough for me
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    Aside from the central midfielder that has been mentioned.

    I think the squad is crying out for a left footed winger. I'd rather it wasn't Bale, for one any fee involved would be well over the top and I still think he is a bit too predictable. Sure he has pace in abundance, great control when running at speed and his crossing is brilliant. But he hasn't got the skill in tight situations, when players get in quick and tight, which all too often happens when teams play us.

    But hey, I'm not a Bale fan boy. Not his fault, I think the constant overhyping of the Inter game and how he was being touted as up there with Messi and Ronaldo just grated on me. I'm sure he would be a good signing for the club, just one I don't see happening.
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    Cina Jimmy Lumsden (Moderator)

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    This makes absolutely no sense to me given the quality of our current wingers in contrast to our midfield. I couldn't give a shit about Bale. If we're going down that route I'd take Gotze over him in a heartbeat.
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    Yet another striker, a winger and another centre back.
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    Cina Jimmy Lumsden (Moderator)

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    Yet again people claim we don't need a midfielder, and yet again I'm completely fecking baffled in every which way about that.
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    I agree with this.
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    I'm sure he does. You got tot have that kind of mentality. But the disease he has can just prop up at any time. He'll never play a full season of football again and therefor can't be relied on to be first choice.
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    Cina Jimmy Lumsden (Moderator)

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    I don't get why people are so keen on a left footed winger. To replace Giggsy who hasn't played on the left wing in years?

    Nani is better on the left than pretty much any left footed player we could buy, the fact that he's right footed is irrelevant (he also has a great left foot)
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    Raoul Administrator

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    Yeah that's possible. I'm guessing Fergie will shop around but won't pull the trigger on a big transfer since he probably feels he can squeeze another year out of Scholes, who alongside Carrick and the others, can get the job done in CM.
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    Cina Jimmy Lumsden (Moderator)

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    I very much hope not.
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    CnutOfAllCnuts Bald Boring Cnut

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    Not sure what is funnier, Cina's annual request for midfielders and claim that we are doomed if we don't get it, or United proving him wrong every seadon.
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    You say this despite the fact that I've said right from the start of this campaign and throughout that we will win the league. Get your facts right, Cnut.

    When have I ever said we're doomed or anything close to that?

    I find it pretty damn hilarious that you think spending 30m+ on Bale is a great idea.
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    this bugs me

    Park is a fantastic squad player - very effective

    I'd be pleased to see Pogba sign

    I'm not buggered about a top midfielder right now with Carrick/Scholes form - Fergie has talked about Modric regularly but I can't see it happening

    a lot depends on Fletcher/Owen's fitness though
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    The need for a new CM is a bit overstated. Scholes, Carrick, Cleverly, Ando, a bit of Phil Jones here and there, and a possible return of Fletch, alongside Pogba and Tunnicliffe - is more than enough to get the job done. We've operated on less than that this year and have had a stellar season.
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    In a season where we've had to play our best striker at CM and have had to recall a player who retired 6 months back to play in the position, its a tad naive to say that United has proved those who said we need a CM signing wrong, wouldnt you say?

    Also, suppose we got bale, you'd drop Nani?
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    One one front has it been good yes. Manchester United don't just do one front.
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    To be fair, we United aren't exactly proving him wrong. In our games this season, we haven't exactly been great in midfield. A lot of teams have dominated our central two. I know we're still in the running for the title, but our midfield really needs freshening.
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    I know a lot on here pin our midfield hopes on Cleverley and Ando, and rightly so because of their talent. But one is injury prone, and the other is both injury prone and inconsistant. Scholes can't be relied on all the time, and he's getting very static in midfield as it is. Carrick is good, and while Jones has shown glimpses of his potential in midfield, I don't think anyone knows if Fergie plans to play him there long term.
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    One front this year could be multiple fronts the next. Squad cohesion is more important than the individual players who make up a squad.
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    Cina Jimmy Lumsden (Moderator)

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    Against the best teams our midfield has still been really exposed. We bet Spurs on Saturday because Ferdinand and Evans were immense, and 2 moments of brilliance from Young, our midfield was frankly, taken apart at times.

    Scholes and Giggsy are ancient, Fletcher is diseased, Pogba might not stay, Morrison left, Ando is fat. Cleverly is made of glass. Jones isn't even a midfielder.

    Carrick is literally our only guarantee there and he's 31 next year.

    Our success in the last few years, and continued success is because the rest of our team is so good that it has masked the frailties in the midfield.

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