If Fergie was 10 years younger...

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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    How do you think we would be lining up now?

    Was talking about this in the pub the other night with my mates. Yeah, it's a fantasy, alternate universe type thread, just for fun. If you think it's dumb, instead of posting a smart arse comment, how about just ignoring the thread?

    I reckon

    De Gea

    Coleman - van Dijk - Stones - Shaw

    Zaha - Kante - Gundogan - Mane

    Kane - Rashford
    Shaw was a buy that had Fergie written all over it, and who knows, with his man management he could've been one of the top LB's in the world by now. VVD, Stones, Kante & Mane are all realistic Fergie type signings, before they joined our rivals of course. I actually think we would've gone for VVD while he was at Celtic. Even though Fergie loved Rafael, he was always injury prone, so I think we'd have got Coleman around 2014-15 time. Gundogan is supposedly someone Fergie identified as a potential target, and I can imagine us making the move for him around 2013-14 time. In this timeline, Zaha probably has about 50 caps for England by now and is one of the most feared wingers in Europe. Kane is an obvious one, the great man loved spending big on strikers, and liked to weaken rivals by buying domestic based players.



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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Coleman-Hummels-Laporte-Shaw
    Kante
    Thiago——-Kroos
    Bale—-Mbappe—Zaha
    Kante makes sense, he probably would have looked at him and would not been able to resist. He always liked Thiago although I wouldn’t be surprised if he would have been heavily after Erikson.
    I doubt he would have allowed Bale to go to Real. So much so I wouldn’t have been surprised if he would have just shown up at Bales door offering him a lift to the Airport.

    Mbappe and Martial were just because and it would depend if he’d come around to the new world of spending. Special mentions to the likes of Leroy Sane, B Silva, VVD. Carrick would probably still be playing and Giggs as well.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    That looks like just about the least Fergie side I’ve ever seen.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Why? He played 433 a lot. Players he was heavily linked with in Hummels, Laporte, Thiago, Bale. I’m not sure he’d have signed Martial, probably not but I would have thought there would be serious intrest in Mbappe. Should actually probably replace Martial with Zaha since he was at United already.
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Proper wingers and two forwards.
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    Loon Full Member

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    Ferguson pretty much told United to buy Kante. He’d be a red now.
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    WensleyMU New Member

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    De Gea
    Rafael
    Rio
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    Fletcher
    Kagawa
    Rooney
    van Persie

    Because he could
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    One Englishman for a start.

    He’d have stuck with Smalling and I think he’d definitely have Lingard in his XI. He’d have pipped Liverpool to Mane too. I don’t see him going for a midfielder like Kante either. I think he would have tried for someone like Koke and he would have broke the bank for Kane 2 seasons ago.


    DDG
    ???? Smalling ???? Shaw
    Koke - ????
    Mane - Lingard - Rashford
    Kane
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    Darlington Padgett New Member

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    DDG
    Coleman Hummels Marquinhos Shaw
    Matic
    Pereira Mata
    Mane Vardy Martial

    We'd be top of the league for sure. I can't believe how lucky we were to have him, a true living legend.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    I did think he would take players from within the premiership, probably people like Barkley and I left out Kane as I just don’t think he would have been able to get him out of Spurs. Rashford nah not for me, his rise has been somewhat fortunate by the circumstances here and although he’d be in and around the team I don’t think he’d be as prominent and I don’t think Lingard would be either.

    Koke has said he isn’t leaving under any circumstances so don’t think that would happen myself, but there is a very good chance he would have still been sticking with Smalling and Jones.
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    de Gea
    Rafael Smalling Stones Shaw
    Zaha Kante Kroos Rashford
    Alli
    Kane
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    Lingard would be in his plans, for sure. I think he'd utilise Lingard in a similar vein to how he used Park, never a bonafide starter, but an important member of the squad who plays 30-40 games a season.
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    Wasn't there another thread made about that just recently and we all posted our lineups into it ?
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    I don't see us buying back Pogba if SAF stays in charge. Not after the way he left, and how he called his agent "a shithead".
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    De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Zaha, Cleverley, Giggs, Nani; Kagawa, Rashford.

    Obviously Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Zaha, Cleverley and Rashford would be maximased in ability and then some (Fergie magic).

    Giggs with new contract until 2024 when he's due hibernation for 2 years (we have an option of extra year on that).

    Shaw would be Nani legs who, in exchange, would lead Shaw through opposition lines with strict instructions (similar to blind and deaf dog).

    Kagawa in ss role with 20 goals and 30 assist every year.
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    De Gea, RB, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Zaha, Kante, Herrera, Bale, Martial, Rashford.

    Something like that.
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    The league would be a lot more interesting that's for sure. Would've been good to see how he responded to Guardiola's gauntlet.
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    Kante I think would right up Fergie's street. A better version of Fletch.
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    -------------De Gea---------
    Valencia--Stones--Smalling--Shaw
    -----Herrera-Kante--D.Alli---
    -----Zaha----Kane----Lingard-----


    Van Persie, Evans, Lingard, Rashford, Jones, Young, Mc Tominay, Welbeck and Rafael would make up the rest of the main squad

    Fergie loved Sanchez so if opportunity arose similar to us last January I think he would of went for him as well IMO

    Also I think Fergie would've nabbed Dele Alli from MK Dons before Spurs got their mitts on him
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    I imagine that it would simply be something like that:

    -----------De Gea
    Rafael--Smalling-Jones--Shaw
    B.Silva--D.Alli--Kanté--Bale
    -----Rashford-Griezmann

    Lingard and Fosu Mensah would be the main 12th and 13rd players.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    DDG
    Rafael Smalling Jones Shaw
    Zaha Kante Alli Bale
    Kane Rashford
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    Red_Ramirez New Member

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    ^^^

    Forgot about Bale. Fergie definitely would've went all out for him
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    Borden New Member

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    Don’t think it would have mattered much, he would have found a way to make us challenge regardless of how we lined up.
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    DDG
    Walker Jones Smalling Shaw
    Kante Thiago
    Martial Sanchez Bale
    Kane
    I think Kyle Walker, leaving Spurs, would have chosen us over City if Fergie was still around. And I think he'd have loved signing Sanchez - nicking him off Wenger and he'd have got good results from him...
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    manutddjw Full Member

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    De Gea
    Rafael
    Evans
    Smalling
    Shaw

    Ronaldo
    Herrera
    Thiago
    Zaha

    Kagawa

    Rashford
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    De Gea
    Rafael Smalling Jones Shaw
    Moura Kante Thiago Bale
    Kane Rashford

    Subs: GK, Evans, Young, Valencia, Lingard, Welbeck, Kagawa

    Reserves: Giggs
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    De Gea
    Coleman - Smalling - Stones - Robertson
    Kante - Cesc
    Zaha - Barkley - Bale
    Kane
    Probably wouldn't have got Kane though and could easily have Sanchez for Bale.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    He did describe Kante as by far the best midfielder in the PL just a few months before Kante went to Chelsea. In a way it would be weird if he thought that and didn't go for him, though SAF and midfielders....
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    stevoc Full Member

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    I could be wrong but i can't remember Ferguson ever playing two inverted wingers, he'd most likely switch them.
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    I think he'd have signed Shaw and Coleman. Zaha would definitely still be here and maybe Bale too, he looked a typical Fergie signing.

    I'm not sure we'd have Kane though. He's a very Fergie type signing but I reckon he'd have moved on Rooney and replaced him with Lewandowski or Falcao to replace him.

    I think we'd have looked like this...

    DDG​
    Coleman Smalling Stones Shaw
    Kante Fabregas​
    Bale Kagawa Zaha
    Lewandowski​
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    An Irish Red New Member

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    I'm surprised so many have picked Rashford. He'd be nowhere near a Fergie team.

    Sanchez would definitely be here though. He'd be doing a lot better as well.
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    What makes you say that? Fergie was renowned for putting faith in the clubs talented academy products. He gave Welbeck over 100 games for us. I think he absolutely would've used Rashford.
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    De Gea
    Rafael Smalling Stones Shaw
    Zaha Drinkwater Kagawa Young
    Kane Hernandez
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    Such was the powe of SAF I'd back that team to be two points off Man. City.:lol:
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    Ronaldo would've come back probably. Wasn't it reported recently that Fergie told Evra that summer the deal was 99% done so presume the groundwork was done and he assumed Moyes and Woodward would get it over the line....

    Seems like Fabregas was a target aswell. I have a feeling he'd have gone for a forward like Cavani to replace RVP/Rooney although can't remember if he'd already gone to PSG by that point.

    Would've been a few random signings aswell of course. Let's say Jonjoe Shelvey as an attempt to replace Scholes!
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    Rashford wouldn't have played anywhere near as many games as he has because SAF would have bought top strikers and wingers in with the money LVG wasted.
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    Think he would have tried to sign these

    .....................De Gea..........
    Trippier....Van Dijk...Alderweireld.....Shaw
    ........................Kante.............
    .......Kroos...................Barkley
    Bale................Kane .............Sanchez

    Rest of squad
    Romero (think he still ends up here if was a scout pick)
    Young
    Jones (As utility player)
    Smalling
    Rafael
    Maguire
    Maddison (Seemingly not even on our radar but hes probably the player out of everyone I have most belief Fergie would have gone for)
    Doucoure
    Ramsey
    Zaha
    Vardy
    Rashford
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Yeah, would have hated his guts.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/f...Ferguson-Man-United-sensation-Marcus-Rashford
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    manutddjw Full Member

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    I don’t think we would’ve had a choice but to have Rashford. I toyed with the idea of putting Kane in my team above as well, but even though I think we would’ve went after him after his first good season, I think we would’ve been put off by his price tag. I’m just looking at strikers available at the time and there weren’t many good ones to begin with and the good ones were out of reach. I’m thinking we squeeze every last drop out of RVP, get Falcao on loan and use Hernandez and Welbeck. Rashford would emerge and probably be the best of the bunch.