Alex Telles - SIGNED for United

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All in all, a bit like Brazillian Büttner if you like.
You just completely killed any excitement I had for the new signing. It was mild at best anyway mind.
 

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You know its funny how Luke Shaw was complaining about the lack of signings so far this year, then Ole goes out and gets a new starting Left Back.
I think Shaw might be the main problem.
 

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And we wonder why we are a mid table club... I hope that was sarcasm and you're not a deep cover Woodward mole...
Liverpool also bought a cheap left back this summer.
 

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Looking forward to this signing, United don't offer much going forward at all from full-back positions and Telles offers a different dimension. What opposition winger ever has to worry about Shaw or Wan Bissaka destroying them if they don't track back in the way that you would with say Alphonso Davies, Marcelo or Alexander-Arnold? United could do with that kind of player, would help the whole team.
 

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Liverpool also bought a cheap left back this summer.
Right, so now our strategy is to buy what Liverpool buys? Depth at LB? When we have more pressing needs all over the pitch?

Liverpool just won the league and the CL in consecutive seasons, I think their needs are a bit different than ours.

I was right. You are a Woodward mole. When you see him tomorrow, punch him in the balls and say hello from me.
 

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Right, so now our strategy is to buy what Liverpool buys? Depth at LB? When we have more pressing needs all over the pitch?

Liverpool just won the league and the CL in consecutive seasons, I think their needs are a bit different than ours.

I was right. You are a Woodward mole. When you see him tomorrow, punch him in the balls and say hello from me.
Signing cheap left backs when you could use a left back doesn't stop you buying players in other positions. My connections to Woodward have nothing to do with my views.
 

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Signing cheap left backs when you could use a left back doesn't stop you buying players in other positions. My connections to Woodward have nothing to do with my views.
We "could use" a lot of players, but that's not how you rebuild a squad. You devote a large portion of your transfer budget to key positions and areas of need. If the 15m we spend on Telles means we can't buy a top shelf CB, then you've made a mistake.

To take an extreme position: We have a 150m transfer kitty. After waiting around for months, flirting with a few players, we decide to spend the 150m on 10 left backs because we "could use them".

If you truly have a connection to Woodward (ha), after you punch him in the balls, key his car on your way out to the car park. Maybe he'll get the message that we all think he is a thick git.
 

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We "could use" a lot of players, but that's not how you rebuild a squad. You devote a large portion of your transfer budget to key positions and areas of need. If the 15m we spend on Telles means we can't buy a top shelf CB, then you've made a mistake.

To take an extreme position: We have a 150m transfer kitty. After waiting around for months, flirting with a few players, we decide to spend the 150m on 10 left backs because we "could use them".

If you truly have a connection to Woodward (ha), after you punch him in the balls, key his car on your way out to the car park. Maybe he'll get the message that we all think he is a thick git.
I don't think we should buy 10 left backs.
 

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We "could use" a lot of players, but that's not how you rebuild a squad. You devote a large portion of your transfer budget to key positions and areas of need. If the 15m we spend on Telles means we can't buy a top shelf CB, then you've made a mistake
That's how you build a squad. If we want to devote a large portion of budget to single player when we should be looking at value signings to fill the other positions. Telles for 15 player is exactly that.

Anyways it's all hypocritical, we haven't devoted any budget to single player, so signing Telles won't stop any other signings. We needed one more LB and we got without a big dent in the budget.
 

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Right, so now our strategy is to buy what Liverpool buys? Depth at LB? When we have more pressing needs all over the pitch?

Liverpool just won the league and the CL in consecutive seasons, I think their needs are a bit different than ours.

I was right. You are a Woodward mole. When you see him tomorrow, punch him in the balls and say hello from me.
Whats your issue with Telles? Shaw is absolutely mediocre at left back, and injury prone so you know very shortly we'd need to play some random there. Telles is better than Shaw and will start ahead of him fairly quickly.
 

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The amount of people in here thinking that Shaw is clearly the superior player boggles my mind. Do you all really know a single thing about football? The same idiots that said Bruno is at best marginally better than Pereira or Lingard back then and compared to Gaitan. I get that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but if you have never ever watched the player before then please keep your idiotic statements to yourself. Maybe try to use your brain for a little bit before posting. If your brain is incapable of thinking then just stop posting for everyone's sake.
 

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Whats your issue with Telles? Shaw is absolutely mediocre at left back, and injury prone so you know very shortly we'd need to play some random there. Telles is better than Shaw and will start ahead of him fairly quickly.
Yeah I can see why people think Cavani is poor transfer but Telles? LB who can attack and can cross for just 15 million, at his peak and make instant impact.

He might turn out to be dud but can't fault this signing at all.
 

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Shaw was constantly out of position today. He doesn't offer much going forward either. With Rashford constantly looking to cut inside and score or link up with Martial or Bruno, we are left playing narrow and not exploiting the width of the pitch. Reguilon was so effective in the game today. He drove to the by line and tried crossing the ball multiple times. I really hope Telles could offer that for us. Not being biased or anything, I don't think any of the back 4 that played today deserve to play for us ever. Maguire, Bailly, Shaw and also AWB are all pretty pathetic. If we can somehow get Sancho this window, I think United should spend about 150m next summer just revamping our defense. AWB offers nothing going forward.
 

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Shaw was constantly out of position today. He doesn't offer much going forward either. With Rashford constantly looking to cut inside and score or link up with Martial or Bruno, we are left playing narrow and not exploiting the width of the pitch. Reguilon was so effective in the game today. He drove to the by line and tried crossing the ball multiple times. I really hope Telles could offer that for us. Not being biased or anything, I don't think any of the back 4 that played today deserve to play for us ever. Maguire, Bailly, Shaw and also AWB are all pretty pathetic. If we can somehow get Sancho this window, I think United should spend about 150m next summer just revamping our defense. AWB offers nothing going forward.
Yeah feels incredible to think we need to still spend City like money on this team. I think you can make cases for

2x CB
RB (attacking)
DM
RW
LW (cover)

I haven't included LB & ST as looks like we have signed something there at least
 

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Shaw was constantly out of position today. He doesn't offer much going forward either. With Rashford constantly looking to cut inside and score or link up with Martial or Bruno, we are left playing narrow and not exploiting the width of the pitch. Reguilon was so effective in the game today. He drove to the by line and tried crossing the ball multiple times. I really hope Telles could offer that for us. Not being biased or anything, I don't think any of the back 4 that played today deserve to play for us ever. Maguire, Bailly, Shaw and also AWB are all pretty pathetic. If we can somehow get Sancho this window, I think United should spend about 150m next summer just revamping our defense. AWB offers nothing going forward.
Yet all were highly rated, regular starters at their previous clubs. Do you think, maybe they just had a bad game?
 

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We "could use" a lot of players, but that's not how you rebuild a squad. You devote a large portion of your transfer budget to key positions and areas of need. If the 15m we spend on Telles means we can't buy a top shelf CB, then you've made a mistake.

To take an extreme position: We have a 150m transfer kitty. After waiting around for months, flirting with a few players, we decide to spend the 150m on 10 left backs because we "could use them".

If you truly have a connection to Woodward (ha), after you punch him in the balls, key his car on your way out to the car park. Maybe he'll get the message that we all think he is a thick git.
Kept reading your posts in this thread and honestly, you have weird logic. It's impossible for other posters to present their arguments with you because you take those arguments to extremes that make no sens and have no relation with the first argument in the end, often attacking the posters at the same time. (Slippery slope, ad hominem...).

Nobody here is an expert. We're all regular fans with differing opinions.

And by the way, in which world would buying 10 left backs be a good example for what you are trying to argue or against what others are trying to argue?
 

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Both parts of your comment, however, are assumptions with no factual evidence.
I would have agreed with the first part for the merch if we weren't in the middle of a global pandemic which caused an economic contraction we've never seen before.

Why are you so sure people will buy merchandise like before when they are unemployed, can't socialise and even get together with their friends?
You need to wake up and realize that Manchester United as a football club has been run poorly. Recruitment of both players and managers have been poor. We take so long in doing transfers. Also as you don't want assumptions, our former managers have said they didn't get the players they wanted which is a fact as it has come from their own mouths. Also my biggest gripe is we waste time on players we can't either get or afford. If we can't afford Sancho why haven't we moved on to alternatives weeks ago.
 

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he cant possibly be worse defensivly than that trainwreck shaw was yesterday
 

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You’d think that Shaw was actually a top-class league-beating left-back by some comments. He’s been shocking this season so far and he’s never going to be better than solid. He’s at the club 5 or 6 years and he’s getting no better, like Jones it’s false dawns.

Telles can definitely take and establish his place. For that price a rare good piece of business for United that should be celebrated.
 

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For £15m or so you can't really go wrong with this one. He seems to have a bit more attacking intent about him which is what we've been asking for from our full-backs.

Just a shame about the lack of improvement elsewhere in the squad.
 

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Anyone think this might prompt us to move to a back 3 for now? We had success with it last year and might help shore up our shaky defence for now. The problem we had last year was Williams lack of left foot meant it hindered us attacking, not a problem with this signing. Shaw was also far better as the 3rd left sided CB. Doesn't help down the right with AWB but small steps..
 

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Good player, great fee, clear upgrade on Shaw. Im as pissed off as anyone bout the state of the club right now...But this is a good signing.
 

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Anyone think this might prompt us to move to a back 3 for now? We had success with it last year and might help shore up our shaky defence for now. The problem we had last year was Williams lack of left foot meant it hindered us attacking, not a problem with this signing. Shaw was also far better as the 3rd left sided CB. Doesn't help down the right with AWB but small steps..
I think so, especially after the Sancho fiasco.

----------------------DDG-----------------------
-----------VNL-Maguire-Shaw-----------
AWB------------------------------------Telles
-------------Matic------Pogba---------------
--------------------Bruno------------------------
---------Rashford-----Martial--------------

Subs: Henderson-Williams-Bailly-Fred-VDB-Greenwood-Cavani
 

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I think so, especially after the Sancho fiasco.

----------------------DDG-----------------------
-----------VNL-Maguire-Shaw-----------
AWB------------------------------------Telles
-------------Matic------Pogba---------------
--------------------Bruno------------------------
---------Rashford-----Martial--------------

Subs: Henderson-Williams-Bailly-Fred-VDB-Greenwood-Cavani
Magic was so off the pace yesterday. He’s looking past it
 

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Will probably turn out to be our best business of the summer.
 

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Anyone think this might prompt us to move to a back 3 for now? We had success with it last year and might help shore up our shaky defence for now. The problem we had last year was Williams lack of left foot meant it hindered us attacking, not a problem with this signing. Shaw was also far better as the 3rd left sided CB. Doesn't help down the right with AWB but small steps..
Maybe possible if we aren't getting a new RW as it looks like.
 

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He isn't known for his defending, so it'll be interesting to see how he settles.
 
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