Mats Møller Dæhli

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Found out two hours ago that we tried to buy him, but he opted to go with OGS. I would say that then we should never try to buy him again, let him sail his own sea.
 

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I guess he looked at the team and realised he wouldn't play much. Wish him all the best at Cardiff.
 

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I guess he looked at the team and realised he wouldn't play much. Wish him all the best at Cardiff.

Yep, he left because he wanted to play football, he knows Ole better then Moyes, and Ole has shown he trusts him so I definitely think he's made the right call. Maybe in a season or two he may be ready to be a United starter if he develops as many expect he could.
 

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He actually signed a two and a half year contract, so he signed for OGS, not Cardiff. OGS said he was the same modern midfielder as Silva and time would show how good he was to become. A player we really should have on our books, this signing should have been a loan from United.
 

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Going to Cardiff is definitely a better choice for his development, that said, what happens if/when Cardiff gets relegated and Ole gets fired? I doubt he'll be too happy if he ends up in the Championship without Ole. Granted, Ole could do well and keep them up and stay with Cardiff for a while.
 

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Going to Cardiff is definitely a better choice for his development, that said, what happens if/when Cardiff gets relegated and Ole gets fired? I doubt he'll be too happy if he ends up in the Championship without Ole. Granted, Ole could do well and keep them up and stay with Cardiff for a while.
2 and a half year contract means he probably won't have to be there if Ole gets fired. I imagine he will be happy enough with Championship football for a season as long as Ole is in charge and he will be next season still I reckon.
 

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That's pretty interesting, if true, that we tried to buy him back.
 

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Where do the rumors of us triggering a buy-back clause stem from? From what I've heard/read we had 48 hours to match Cardiff's bid and we did indeed ask to speak to Mats but, alas, his mind was already made up. Would we have submitted a bid if he wanted to come here? Maybe. However, given that we didn't talk to Mats or any representative from Molde, we never even came close to activating any clause. From what I understand he was pretty expensive so ultimately it's not set in stone that Moyes would have prioritized him anyway.
 

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Looking forward to seeing both him and Eikrem at Cardiff tbh I hope they do well.
 

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I read that he pulled off a brilliant move. Dribbled past two Bolton players and fired off a shot that just went over the crossbar. Shows a lot of confidence, seeing as Cardiff only had a 1 goal lead at that stage.

The Caf is going to implode if Dæhli becomes the next Pogba:lol:
 

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I read that he pulled off a brilliant move. Dribbled past two Bolton players and fired off a shot that just went over the crossbar. Shows a lot of confidence, seeing as Cardiff only had a 1 goal lead at that stage.

The Caf is going to implode if Dæhli becomes the next Pogba:lol:
I can see us bringing him back at some stage, he left because he was apparently home sick and we did try to get him back but he went there for Ole. If he does work out at Cardiff for both him and ole, it wouldn't surprise me to see them both at united.
 

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I read that he pulled off a brilliant move. Dribbled past two Bolton players and fired off a shot that just went over the crossbar. Shows a lot of confidence, seeing as Cardiff only had a 1 goal lead at that stage.

The Caf is going to implode if Dæhli becomes the next Pogba:lol:
Why? If it was thought that he could be a first team starter for us, then he has the perfect manager who would help see a transfer to us rather than another club.
 

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Very positive debut. Had a lot of ball, a few very good involvements. So calm with the ball at his feet, quick feet and head, and a brilliant raid from the right that ended with a shot just over the bar. Very confident. I have no doubt that this lad will make it in the Premier League. Hopefully he'll end up back with us when he's taken a few more steps in his development.
 

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Cardiff fans are going crazy about him. There are about 10 threads on Daelhi already on their forum :lol:

One guy calling him the Noggy Pele
 

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After only 10 minutes of football for Cardiff he's a hero. But seriously, they have a reason to be excited over this one. If it wasn't for Solskjær they would never get their hands on a talent like that.
 

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What's with the myth that he left because he's home sick? He's got a good relationship with Ole, knew he'd have a good chance to get into his first team in both Molde and Cardiff and wanted to develop. The lad's a United fan, so if he gets good enough, we'll have every chance to sign the lad.

Great to see that he's taking the level well already :)
 

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What's with the myth that he left because he's home sick? He's got a good relationship with Ole, knew he'd have a good chance to get into his first team in both Molde and Cardiff and wanted to develop. The lad's a United fan, so if he gets good enough, we'll have every chance to sign the lad.

Great to see that he's taking the level well already :)
I remember seeing that as a quote. Could also have remembered it wrong. Wouldn't be weird if that was the reason. Many players fail as professionals for that reason. Going home for a year and playing all the time can really mature a person.
 

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Dæhli has just put up an enormous safety net for Solskjær regarding his Noggie invasion.

As a Norwegian I'm delighted to see promising up-and-comer with some actual skill as well. The future looks... better than the past, if anything.
 

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I remember seeing that as a quote. Could also have remembered it wrong. Wouldn't be weird if that was the reason. Many players fail as professionals for that reason. Going home for a year and playing all the time can really mature a person.
It would be weird, as it's no fluke that Mats is so talented. He's so single-minded in his efforts to become a top footballer. I just did a search and can't find any Noggy articles stating that. I think it's just that a lot of people didn't see why he'd want to move on to Molde, and that seemed plausible and it gained momentum. He arrived in Molde with momentum, and isn't skipping a beat for Cardiff. He just needed to be given chances in first team football, which Ole is giving him :)
 

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It would be weird, as it's no fluke that Mats is so talented. He's so single-minded in his efforts to become a top footballer. I just did a search and can't find any Noggy articles stating that. I think it's just that a lot of people didn't see why he'd want to move on to Molde, and that seemed plausible and it gained momentum. He arrived in Molde with momentum, and isn't skipping a beat for Cardiff. He just needed to be given chances in first team football, which Ole is giving him :)
I'm not so sure. If he were so single minded he wouldn't leave around his 18th birthday. There's always the loan option.
 

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I'm not so sure. If he were so single minded he wouldn't leave around his 18th birthday. There's always the loan option.
Fergie seemed reluctant to loan a few of the lads out towards the end, particularly those who he deemed to not have the head for it. Mats, Ravel and Pogba would all still probably be here had they gone out on loan.

Oh well, all in the past, I hope he does well for himself.
 

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I'm not so sure. If he were so single minded he wouldn't leave around his 18th birthday. There's always the loan option.
Why would that matter? Anyway, agree to disagree. All I'll say is that I've been following him with some interest the past year, and he seems very focused and confident. Academy player of the year, and when he finally started playing with the big boys in Molde the seniors were gushing with praise, just as the Cardiff squad now is. Took to Tippeliga, national team and now Championship/Premier League football without breaking stride, impressing instantly in all cases, and all in about 7-8 months. The boy's a huge talent, knows it himself, and just saw in Ole a manager who will give him a stage to impress on. Can't see why he'd need a stint in Norway because of a lack of confidence, or home-sickness. He just knows it's hard to even get a shot at Old Trafford. My two cents, like I said.
 

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According to the press conference when he signed for Cardiff, we didn't just try to activate the buyback clause, we had talks with him. He most likely wanted to know if he'd be playing week to week in the first team. If the answer had been yes, or is yes in the next year or two, thats when I think he'd be happy to come back. It is strange though that he's asked for permanent moves instead of loans. And in the same conference he said there were several reasons why he left United, homesickness could have been one, whos to know
 

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According to the press conference when he signed for Cardiff, we didn't just try to activate the buyback clause, we had talks with him. He most likely wanted to know if he'd be playing week to week in the first team. If the answer had been yes, or is yes in the next year or two, thats when I think he'd be happy to come back. It is strange though that he's asked for permanent moves instead of loans. And in the same conference he said there were several reasons why he left United, homesickness could have been one, whos to know
It was all down to playing for OGS. He knows him, as does Mats's father. OGS knew he was going to manage in the PL and sold the idea to Mats Møller Dæhli. Both him and his familiy knew he would get the special attention from the manager and was the best to guide him the first years of his career. It's a sure way to make it you could say.
 

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That was a very good cameo. Looking forward to his development and hopefully an eventual move back to United.
Why would he definitely come to us ?

It's sounds a bit daft on our part to let one of our brighter talents go and then fail to buy him back when we want him. Why not loan him out in the first place?
 

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Why would he definitely come to us ?

It's sounds a bit daft on our part to let one of our brighter talents go and then fail to buy him back when we want him. Why not loan him out in the first place?
At this point of his career, it's important for him to be playing regular football. OGS is someone he has very good relationship with and given the talents he'll be competing for a first team place in United the obvious choice was to sign for Ole. It doesn't make sense to sign for United and then go on perennial loans which may or may not work out when there is a stable alternative.

He did seem to enjoy playing for our club so I wouldn't rule out a return when he is more ready to compete for a place in our first team which at the moment I don't think he is. Also, I don't think he'd have left us permanently if not for Ole.
 
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