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Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Damien, May 14, 2018.

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    lysglimt Full Member

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    I never quite understood the fascination with Dybala. Is he a very good player ? Yes! Is he the best on the market ? Far from it. Would he guarantee us 20 goals a season ? Absolutely not. He has been a 1 goal in 2 during his time at Juventus, where he has played for the best team in the League by far. Lukaku is slaughtered at United for having the same goal pr game ratio as Dybala. Despite playing for Mourinho.

    So no...I am perfectly happy with Martial, Rashford and Lukaku - at least until they are given a season with a manager who attacks the opposition. I can't see Dybala being a major improvment. Not to mention the Argentina-part - which never is a good combination with United.
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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    No Idea For Nickname Full Member

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    Ok, 100 m., and you can have him.
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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    Please take him and we'll throw in Jones and Rojos.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    It's the hope that kills you.
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    FootyGirl88

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    Yeah he needs some sun
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    stevoc Full Member

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    100 marbles?
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Bye Felcia
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    I don’t get the Fellaini hate, I really don’t. How often has this man proven to be our last beacon of hope? He is an excellent squad option to have, Jones & Rojo however are surplus to requirement.
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    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    Weird isn't it?
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    Hephaestus Full Member

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    I don't hate him as a person, by all accounts he has a good mentality and always works hard, but I hate the fact that a midfielder with such limited technical ability has been able to survive this long at this club, it's the perfect symbol of how our standards have dropped. He isn't a good squad option to have either, yes there have been a couple of times where throwing him up front worked but it's not some amazing trick that's impossible to stop, nor does any other top club keep a player in their squad solely to be used as someone to hoof it upto.
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    onemanarmy Full Member

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    True. I'd sell Valencia, Rojo and Darmian before him. It's not like we are stacked in midfield. Fred has everything to prove and Pereira is just not good enough I think.
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    L1nk Full Member

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    Get rid asap. He is nothing but a human manifestation of the mediocre attitudes this club has been displaying for years now. About the only thing he contributes is someone to chuck upfront at the end to play hoofball too if things aren't going our way.
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    ForestRGoinUp Full Member

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    Hope for what? Haha. A random draw or win over West Brom, Southampton and the like?
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    CM10 Full Member

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    I'd take 10
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    I don't see him as an excellent squad option personally. He's useless at the passing game, mediocre at best as a stand-in for Matic, and pretty good if you want to pump balls into the box to nick a goal. We don't want to pump balls into the box though, we just don't want to be that sort of team. I don't recall any top managers ever thinking this was the optimum way to grab a late goal - just Jose.

    So what is he good for, really?
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    The very fact that our "last beacon of hope" for the last couple of managers has represented hopeful long balls into the box hasn't helped.
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    Decent squad option to have tbf to him. If we are to sell then let's hope he moves to China so we can get a big a fee as possible.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Agreed. I think people see him as a efergy of the Moyes era. They probably feel like since he's been here we've been awful. Once he's gone the curse might lift.

    Honestly though in the last 2/3 years he's been much better than the first. He's never going to be world class but he's a grafter, he does the dirty work and is great in both boxes. Won us more games than people probably realise.

    I won't celebrate/be sad with him leaving, but I will wish him the best if he does move on.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    I wouldnt let Fellaini leave now - because he is our fourth best midfielder after Herrera, Pogba and Matic - but if we sign one quality midfielder in the summer - he can go. But I prefer him to Fred and perreira as it is today
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    prateik Full Member

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    If he is leaving, a Chinese club will be win-win. He gets paid a shit ton and the we get a transfer fee.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Liverpool push Van Dyke up top and pump 100 long balls to him in the last 10 minutes of a game they are chasing. They could sure do with Fellaini as an option off the bench.

    Imagine if we actually used Fellaini in the correct situations, instead of playing him as a DM or playmaker. Get him in the box in the final 10 minutes and get crosses and longballs to him to cause chaos. We would not have qualified for the CL without Fellaini taking 3 markers with him on that Ashley Young cross against Juventus.

    This idea that Fellaini simply existing in the squad means we aren't good is unfounded. Long balls to players good in the air has been a thing for top teams for ages, both Liverpool and Juventus utilize this tactic at the end of games right now.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    Indeed. Guardiola used to stick Pique up front in the closing stages of a game when they were chasing a goal. Van Gaal and Mourinho both found Fellaini useful enough to be worth keeping around for these kind of circumstances and there is nothing inherently wrong with that approach. Ideally though, we probably don't want someone as limited as he is on the ball starting games in midfield.

    If we want an aerial monster as a plan B, we might be better off with someone like Sébastien Haller, who can also play a bit and contribute during normal phases of the game.

    Anyway, it would not be a surprising development if he wanted out - he and Mourinho were apparently pretty close.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    United fans have short memories. Fergie wasn’t adverse to chucking it long when required, with the likes of Bruce, pallister or even O’Shea chucked up front. Fellaini is that guy because we don’t have any defenders who can head the ball in that way, particularly when smalling is out
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    I remember him encouraging quicker play and passing to break down tired defences, and lots of our late goals coming from a collective upping of the tempo with the crowd playing its part. And yeah we'd sometimes put Brucie or a defender up there to get on the end of corners and crosses, but for knock-downs from 70 yard hopefully punts - yeah I don't remember much of that, and certainly don't remember a squad player who's main use was that purpose.

    Probably a fair hint of rose tinted glasses to go along with that, though.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    He’s become that because our team is weak aerially. Would I get rid? Yes but only when we get people in who can head the ball - it’s a useful asset to have

    Oh and i fully remember our defenders or even the gk kicking it long, hoping for a knock down. Yes there was greater urgency but the hoofs were there too. That’s why Fergies sides were great, they could play you off the park, outrun you, out-muscle you or go long
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member

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    It'll be a great day when he finally leaves. I will forever associate him with our post-Ferguson era of mediocrity.
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    He can fecking leave today
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    The ideal situation is we get rid of Fellaini while also getting a dominant world class Centre back. It would sort us out in so many ways really. We are horrible at handling the 1st ball on set pieces/crosses, horrible at clearing our lines in the same situations and we can move the centre back up top instead of using a substitution. We've been lacking a leader at the back for years.
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    Thanks for being Ronaldos replacement! Goodbye & goodluck! Should of happened 3-4 years ago.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    ‘Bid’ for an out of contract player?
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Valencia's been a good servant for us and he's a proper pro but I will be quite glad to see him move on. Our FB positions need upgrading bigtime.
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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    Does his contract expire this summer?
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    stevoc Full Member

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    And Solskjær has won it!


    But not as many as others seem to think.

    He has been a good hard working if inconsistent player in his time at United though.
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    This thread smells like Bull dung. So much bs. Why on earth would Inter Milan want Valencia?
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    stevoc Full Member

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    And Solskjær has won it!
    You’re right Fergie wasn’t averse to throwing a CB up front for the last few minutes in dire circumstances. But it wasn’t his go to plan B in pretty much every game he wasn’t winning around 60-70 minutes like it was for Mourinho.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Thats a straight up lie. We spent half of last season bringing on one of Rashford or Martial to change the game.

    Looking at the sub appearances in the League and Europe in his first 2 seasons:

    Rashford - 42
    Mata - 12
    Martial - 29
    Fellaini - 26

    So yeah, Fellaini was our third most used sub, and he played plenty as a midfield sub and not as an attacking sub. Rashford, Martial and Mata only came on as attacking subs.
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    I didn’t mind Fellaini but it is his time to move on. He was the scapegoat quite often but I wish him all the best.