Glazers / Woodward out!

Gabagoo

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I actually think this is a load of rubbish - hiring promising young players in a position where talent is rare is actually forward planning (for once). they will both have commercial resale value and, hopefully, the talent to make it in our first team.
It's not rubbish, it's an excellent point.

As the article says:
  • Neither contributes to the first eleven now
  • Neither contributes to the first team squad now
And as you said:
  • They will hopefully make it to the first team (and they might both end up never making it, in which case the right wing position will never be filled by those signings)
So the only plusses for them so far are that they will probably hold some resale value - that will depend on how good their loans to other clubs were, because they won't be doing it here any time soon - and that we didn't spend any money.

And to be honest, of the two of them, I think that only Diallo has a shot. The other one doesn't look good enough, in my opinion. Furthermore, our own Elanga is better than both of them so I'd much rather fast-track him to the first team and leave the other two in the U18s / U23s for a while.

One last point regarding your obvious dislike of United spending huge amounts of cash (which I agree with, by the way): would it have destroyed you, Ole, the fans or the club's finances to have signed Allan Saint-Maximin from Newcastle for like £50m (that's what we paid for Fred)? He would've improved on whatever we currently have there and still allowed us to sign those two kids 'for the future'.
 
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what did they do tonight to rile you up?!
This thread should be bumped after every game. With our fanbase it’s always the managers getting every bit of the criticism. The managers aren’t the root of the problem.
 

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This thread should be bumped after every game. With our fanbase it’s always the managers getting every bit of the criticism. The managers aren’t the root of the problem.
Very good point, some our fans are truly idiots of the severest kind.
 

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This thread should be bumped after every game. With our fanbase it’s always the managers getting every bit of the criticism. The managers aren’t the root of the problem.
Exactly. Our manager should not have to make do without a right winger for yet another year. Our only DM is nearly past it. Our defence isn't good enough to only play with one holding player.
 

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Fully agree and appreciate the bump. People have forgotten about yet another poor transfer window for a manager that needs support. We can’t forget how bad these owners, board and recruitment staff are for the club every season.
 

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The right wing is such a gaping hole, how can a football club the size of Man United not recognise it. Our last investment there was Valencia?

We never really replaced Herrera in the squad. Yes McT effectively replaced him in the team, but the squad continues to have a hole. We play with 2 holding midfielders so with Matic no longer an elite midfielder and on the decline, Garner on loan, we’re very thin there too.

Board needs to back Ole, in January not the summer, so we can all believe again. That they’re serious about challenging for the top trophies.
 
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How are we blaming Woodward for the last market when our new 45m midfielder is left warming the bench every game so far? Well maybe at least our manager should use the new signings first before we start blaming the board.
 

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Bump this thread every game, win / loss / draw.

The ONLY reason for our mediocrity is the Glazers.