I would like to see us sign additional defensive midfielder, ideally Ndidi or Kalvin Phillips, to give competition to Scott. Fred and Pereira I see more as backups for our attacking midfield. That, and a right winger, hopefully Sancho, if not him, Ousmane Dembele is worth taking the risk.DDG
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Yeah, Bruno is going to be a similar price, it's just how much players cost these days. I'm already getting used to it, £50M doesn't shock me for most players we're linked with now. In fact if we can get Grealish for 50 I'd be happy.I would have figured £50-60m .... which seems like a lot, but actually probably isn't really these days.
I'm a big fan of Jack Grealish and think he would be a great fit for Manchester but I have no idea what his price would be in the Summer window. I keep hearing 80 M for Maddison & fully expect Jack to be close to the same price.Yeah, Bruno is going to be a similar price, it's just how much players cost these days. I'm already getting used to it, £50M doesn't shock me for most players we're linked with now. In fact if we can get Grealish for 50 I'd be happy.
We don't yet know how Bruno will workout or if he is even coming but I think Ole thinking more to the Pep system like he wanted Pogba and an attacking mid.Grealish and Bruno Fernandes in a midfield 3 isn't workable IMO.
So maybe we should try with a non english player instead?He's an absolute no brainer of a signing for me... would cost a bomb but then so do any young English players... at least he'll be worth it.
I'm not saying we should buy him cos he's English... We should buy him because he's quality.So maybe we should try with a non english player instead?
I dont get the obsesion over british players to be honest, theyre always more expensive than other players and there are very few ones that are truly world class.
I like the look of that, especially if we're going down the 'rebuild' route, if we want to be challenging for league then Fred and McTominay would be squad players and we'd need world class players in ahead of them.Honestly If they sign then it will be a change of formation, playing a diamond like we didnt against city second half.
Scott - Bruno
Martial - Rashford
I could see Maddison costing a hell of a lot more for, what i'm not sure is, better value. His stats are similar to Grealish this season, but Maddison is a year younger I guess. Personally I'd take Grealish if he has a rumoured release clause that's meant to be quite low for a player of his talent. If Villa go down he will certainly be leaving and be a hell of a lot more attainable than Maddison, with Leicester becoming one of those clubs now that isn't in any real need to sell players
They occupy different positions though?Reckon we plan to pick him up at the end of the season with villa being relegated. You can see why ole would hesitate over signing Bruno if it rules out getting a relative bargain of an English player in summer
Not if there's a bidding war. I really like him. Maybe he can be effective as a CM and a RM (à la Becks).I believe most players have relegation clauses in their contracts / take pay cuts and stuff if they go down.
I think if they get relegated we will definitely be in for him as his price would take a hit (and rightly so).
The thing is City can play that way as Pep is an incredible coach who has been coaching his teams that way for a long time, even Liverpool who are currently the best team in Europe don't try to play that wide open in midfield as it's very reliant on the press and possession.We don't yet know how Bruno will workout or if he is even coming but I think Ole thinking more to the Pep system like he wanted Pogba and an attacking mid.
When he is talking about his plans he always sets city as the example... Pogba maybe is going in the summer is somebody will pay, so we need to replace him too.
The thing is if Ole is still manager then I don't see him moving away from 4-2-3-1 as he's used it all season as the main formation and it's how he played at Molde.Honestly If they sign then it will be a change of formation, playing a diamond like we didnt against city second half.
Scott - Bruno
Martial - Rashford
Not really , he has been good all season. Showed a lot of potential a few years back , progress off the rails for a bit but now coming good on his potential. I think he would be a great signing.
Agreed, if we're talking that amount of cash for those players, I would rather break the bank for better players as Saul or Partey, (or dreamland players as Kante or Kroos) or going more conservative for Soumare.Fred, Scott, Bruno and Grealish as a midfield? Speak about average.
Yeah everyone’s going to say Liverpool have average midfielders. They have a way better defence with two fullbacks who get more assists than our attackers or midfielders combined. They have 3 world class players in attack.
Rashford and Martial are still inconsistent and Grealish isn’t exactly mr consistent. Scott and Fred are decent at best, but for me we can do better then them. We need someone who can pass the ball forward and control the game like a Carrick basically.
Agree with both Phillips and Ndidi - but that will be hard. Leeds will never sell us Phillips in their current position and being a Leeds-fan himself why would he want to leave them for us now ? Ndidi - Chilwell might leave, Maddison might leave - Vardy is getting older. Leicester will try to hang on to Ndidi for their livesI would like to see us sign additional defensive midfielder, ideally Ndidi or Kalvin Phillips, to give competition to Scott. Fred and Pereira I see more as backups for our attacking midfield. That, and a right winger, hopefully Sancho, if not him, Ousmane Dembele is worth taking the risk.
Also, a backup striker and ideally somebody who can give competition to or is even better than Martial. Timo Werner springs to mind.
Either would be a good signing, but for me Grealish. Statistically their output is almost similar, however Grealish edges it due to
They fit United's culture better? By being worse you mean?While I want him, I actually find it weird we're going for Bruno. If we get him there wouldn't be any point or need in getting Maddison or Grealish who to me are more of the right fits for the United culture than Bruno.
I don't think any of these players will come and be bench options either. And we wouldn't spend a good amount of money just for depth. The only thing I see possible is that we sign Grealish for cheap since Villa relegated and we play a 4-3-3 with he and Bruno. If Bruno comes, I don't see why we would try for Maddison who will cost at least 80m