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The transfer window buzzkill

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by SER19, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Apr 30, 2018

    SER19 Full Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    To Mods, I have put this in united forum as not specific to rumour etc, apologies if wrong place.

    I’m wondering if I’m in a minority that does not want significant business done this summer. Our transfer policy in recent years has failed (pre mourinho) and we’ve seen time and again the consequences of reshuffling a team. No matter what we do we always look one player short or hear the complaint that we have the players but something is missing. Anybody that has played football can attest to the problems changing personnel can cause and the benefits of gelling. Buying a bunch of players is not the solution to making the next jump to title challenge and European challenge.

    Most of us recognise a huge improvement results wise, the overall quality of squad and hope to see some improvement in playing style.

    In my opinion this summer window should be about

    The non negotiable: we need a left back and right sided player. I don’t think anybody can argue with this unless Sanchez and martial can be accommodated as wide players playing together. We need to absolutely focus on signing exactly what we need not what happens to present itself.

    The maybes: many will argue that we need a right back and another midfielder. If we sort a right sided attacker I think the burden on Valencia to do two jobs at once will lessen and we will struggle to find a more reliable right back and I do think he can offer more going forward with the right person in front of him. In central midfield, I think the Herrera pogba Matic trio should be kept unless there is a clear attainable improvement. We have signed many talented players in recent years and it just hasn’t worked. This three look good together and are not the problem personnel wise, hoping to see pogba more like he was versus city and the first goal against arsenal is more realistic than another signing. Unless...

    It’s a top level player. Occasionally you see a situation for whatever reason somebody from the very top tier is available in the position we need them (eg van persie) in the case that one of those players is available then yes we should go for it and upgrade on possibly Herrera. Eg Kroos, verratti...

    The replacements We will lose players. Carrick darmian blind for example are certain to leave. These should be replaced in the squad ideally with a combination of promoted youth (mctominay, pereira?) and sensible signings of players accepting of their role. Situations like martial where unrest can occur are unnecessary problems and younger players or players of the right profile to evolve and replace others who leave in next 2-3 years should be the aim. A good example might be sessegnon who in my opinion is too young to be a premier league starter regularly but could be a fantastic addition that grows into the team and replaces somebody in our left hand side when time is right.

    All in all, our points total will reflect that we have a foundation. I trust mourinho to build on it again, until he appears to be stagnating we have no reason to doubt this. I hope we avoid splurging on players and dismantling areas that have potential to improve well together, eg our middle three.

    For my money I hope to only see two essential signings and possibly a couple of squad recruits based on whoever leaves. Maybe three total plus the promotion of two youth players to senior squad status.

    Anybody else feel the same or still hoping to go full transfer muppet?
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018
  2. Apr 30, 2018

    Bestietom Full Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    I would agree to disagree with the above. We need attacking full backs who can cross the ball quickly and accurately instead of stopping and pulling it back all the time, hence players getting caught offside.

    We need a replacement midfielder for Herrera who constantly passes the ball backwards and sideways and cannot dribble with the ball. I think we also need a top CB who can control the backline.

    Finally we need a tricky right winger, who can create and score goals.

    Yes I would love to see some of our youngsters move up next season, especially those who can fill these positions.
  3. Apr 30, 2018

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

    Jan 3, 2009
    Did you just say you don't want much business to be done, then say all the positions everyone else wants business to be done in?
  4. Apr 30, 2018

    GazTheLegend Full Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    :lol: You’re not wrong
  5. Apr 30, 2018

    Bastian Full Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    I agree. I want a very quiet window with only a left back, a right back, a commanding centre back, a midfielder and possibly a right winger. With some of the average players shipped out. Quiet and calm :D
  6. Apr 30, 2018

    Micky Targaryen Full Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    I agree with this. And I want it done and dusted fast. Calm, quiet and fast. :D
  7. Apr 30, 2018

    SER19 Full Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    Nope, I said two positions while the maybe positions that many want are in my opinion good enough to just keep developing namely right back and midfield.

    Look at similar threads about predictions etc, you’ll see people after 6-7 transfers often big name players expected to start and loads of upheaval. A huge number of posters in fact
  8. Apr 30, 2018

    simplyared Full Member

    Nov 29, 2017
    somewhere ouside the UK
    Agree to a certain extent. Many on the caf have been screaming for a replacement for Valencia but I'm not sure we need to replace him. The man is a fantastic athlete. Yes he's wrong side of 30 but his fitness level is that of a 25yr old. Just cannot understand why his final pass into the box is so poor. Everything else he does is spot on imo. Ffs he used to be a winger he must get that final pass sorted on the training ground.
    A new left-footed attacking LB however must be brought to the club in the summer window.
    Definately a strong ball playing CB must also be brought in.
    Then question is: is Herrera good enough? Lacking creativity imo but definately a good squad player. So a good box to box MF wouldn't do any harm.
    So if we keep Valencia (providing he ups his game) then we would need at the least 2 new players and 3 at the most if we want that creative MF.
  9. Apr 30, 2018

    SER19 Full Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    Apart from where he is wrong