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Dazzmondo

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1. World lass starting striker, by far the biggest priority
2. Rotating cm with Eriksen
3. Backup dm for Casemiro
4. Backup rb for Dalot
5. New starting gk (very few good goalkeepers in the world atm)
6. Younger cb to prepare to take over from Varane in a couple years
 

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Presume you mean cheap backup CF as the second option and backup CDM as the second option above. Unless you meant more of a rotation AM of course.
Yes, one starter for CF and one for CM the other can be back ups.
I think we’ll bring amad back next year and he can play as a 10 and hopefully sancho will be up and running by then as well.
Think people underestimate what a big change having a ball playing goalie and someone who really commands his box will give us defensively, so in order, CF, CM, GK then backups for CF and CM.
 

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So don't think Malacia is good enough backup?
Time will tell. Shaw isnt very reliable himself. He's been good this season though, but if history can repeat itself. It should definitely be considered. Dalot is also a talented player, but not the finished product. AWB is simply not good enough.
 

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For me

Compete for title

ST
CM
GK

Compete on multiple fronts

Backup

CDM
ST
CB
RB/AM

Could be done in summer 2023 and winter 2023 with ambitious new owners
 

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1. World lass starting striker, by far the biggest priority
2. Rotating cm with Eriksen
3. Backup dm for Casemiro
4. Backup rb for Dalot
5. New starting gk (very few good goalkeepers in the world atm)
6. Younger cb to prepare to take over from Varane in a couple years
Promote Alessia Russo from the women's team. Free, young, scores goals, won Euros.
 

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Ideally:

1. Starting number 9
2. Starting number 8 (with Eriksen switching to cover)
3. Starting goalkeeper
4. Young cover DM
5. Young cover number 9
6. Starting RB (moved from top priority down to 6th due to form of Dalot/AWB)
 

croadyman

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Ideally:

1. Starting number 9
2. Starting number 8 (with Eriksen switching to cover)
3. Starting goalkeeper
4. Young cover DM
5. Young cover number 9
6. Starting RB (moved from top priority down to 6th due to form of Dalot/AWB)
Might throw cover AM/CB in there too
 

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No big change from my last post
1. ST- We simply won't improve without a clinical ST that guarantees 20-30 goals a season. If Kane has chosen to be a loser at Spurs splash the cash on Osimhen or Vlahovic
2. 2 CMs- Casemiro back up ideally a young upcoming DM and an energetic No8 to replace Eriksen
3. GK- Despite his flaws I'd still renew De Gea on reduced wages but still seek to sign a new Sweeper GK. Raya would be a decent option for cheap
4. CB- Maguire can't stay at Utd simple as that. Need a better profile CB to provide better cover for Licha/Varane
5. RB- If funds allow we should get a RB to provide better competition for Dalot but if not use Ethan Laird. Keeping AWB can't be an option regardless
 

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For me

Compete for title

ST
CM
GK

Compete on multiple fronts

Backup

CDM
ST
CB
RB/AM

Could be done in summer 2023 and winter 2023 with ambitious new owners
Very true. Especially if we get top level players for those first three spots.
AWB and Dalot have made a strong enough case so far to for me to drop RB from the list.
 

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Very true. Especially if we get top level players for those first three spots.
AWB and Dalot have made a strong enough case so far to for me to drop RB from the list.
Who should we sign as starter GK,in terms of ST (Kane/Osimhen) and CM (Fernandez)
 

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No big change from my last post
1. ST- We simply won't improve without a clinical ST that guarantees 20-30 goals a season. If Kane has chosen to be a loser at Spurs splash the cash on Osimhen or Vlahovic
2. 2 CMs- Casemiro back up ideally a young upcoming DM and an energetic No8 to replace Eriksen
3. GK- Despite his flaws I'd still renew De Gea on reduced wages but still seek to sign a new Sweeper GK. Raya would be a decent option for cheap
4. CB- Maguire can't stay at Utd simple as that. Need a better profile CB to provide better cover for Licha/Varane
5. RB- If funds allow we should get a RB to provide better competition for Dalot but if not use Ethan Laird. Keeping AWB can't be an option regardless
I was going to post mine but I agree with everything you said. A top class #8 to replace Eriksen
 

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Who should we sign as starter GK,in terms of ST (Kane/Osimhen) and CM (Fernandez)
I'm not great at observing GKs tbh. Sanchez is good but whether he can handle the united GK shirt we'll have to wait and see.
As for striker's, my problem with Kane is his age and Osimhen is injuries.
I like Enzo for the midfield over Bellingham (more suited to Liverpool) but ideally I want that player to be able to carrier the ball as well as do what Enzo does. A player mould or De jong and Modric would be my pick.
 

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For me the priority list would be:

1. Centre forward
2. GK
3. Right-back

Then:
4. Eriksen upgrade/rotation
5. Casemiro cover
6. Centre forward cover (dependent on Martial leaving)
7. Varane cover

Outgoings:
Henderson
De Gea
Wan Bissaka
Van De Beek
Elanga
Maguire (if Varane backup signed)
McTominay (if Casemiro backup signed)
Martial (if CF cover signed)
 

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For me the priority list would be:

1. Centre forward
2. GK
3. Right-back

Then:
4. Eriksen upgrade/rotation
5. Casemiro cover
6. Centre forward cover (dependent on Martial leaving)
7. Varane cover

Outgoings:
Henderson
De Gea
Wan Bissaka
Van De Beek
Elanga
Maguire (if Varane backup signed)
McTominay (if Casemiro backup signed)
Martial (if CF cover signed)
Would move RB down a few places because top CM is easily top 3 priority
 

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Definitely need progressive midfielder too
Maybe our midfield is quite old. But think we have to be realistic. Striker is gonna cost a bomb, the club doesn’t have bottomless resources even if we do get new owners. We can’t afford to spend 200 million every summer.

So I think a midfielder will have to wait till 2024
 

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For me the priority list would be:

1. Centre forward
2. GK
3. Right-back

Then:
4. Eriksen upgrade/rotation
5. Casemiro cover
6. Centre forward cover (dependent on Martial leaving)
7. Varane cover

Outgoings:
Henderson
De Gea
Wan Bissaka
Van De Beek
Elanga
Maguire (if Varane backup signed)
McTominay (if Casemiro backup signed)
Martial (if CF cover signed)
Copy and past for me. Well said. (I'd keep De Gea though, I am still a shot stopper guy)
 

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1, Striker
2, Modern goalkeeper who can play out from the back
3, Depth at Full back
How is a fullback a higher priority than a midfielder for you?

We have plenty of depth there. Shaw, Malacia, Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams can play both sides and Laird returning after the season. I'd say a midfielder rotating with Eriksen is a much higher priority.
 

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Maybe our midfield is quite old. But think we have to be realistic. Striker is gonna cost a bomb, the club doesn’t have bottomless resources even if we do get new owners. We can’t afford to spend 200 million every summer.

So I think a midfielder will have to wait till 2024
The followings are realistic.

Striker - Use the budget.
Keeper - Use the fees from Selling Dean
RB - Use the fees from selling Bissaka & Brandon Williams
Casemiro's backup - Use the fees from selling McTominay and VDB
Tielemans - Free

Sell Elanga will also give us more cash.
 

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Maybe our midfield is quite old. But think we have to be realistic. Striker is gonna cost a bomb, the club doesn’t have bottomless resources even if we do get new owners. We can’t afford to spend 200 million every summer.

So I think a midfielder will have to wait till 2024
Would you take a midfielder who is available on a free that could rotate with Eriksen such as Tielemans or Aouar. Do feel we really could do with a De Jong type though.
 
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We'd need at least two new strikers and two new CMs as priority. Two new strikers are minimum if we want to compete in many fronts. We need a fitter CM than Eriksen, and Casemiro can't play all League + Cups, and McTom will be gone.

Then probably a new CB if Varane can't be fit a whole season. Maguire will be off, and we may have only 3 senior CBs.
 
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We'd need at least two new strikers and two new CMs as priority. Then probably a new CB if Varane can't be fit a whole season.
How about

Kane/Osimhen
Weghorst (keep as backup)
Mac Allister/Fernandez
Tielemans/Aouar (free agents)
N'dicka (free agent)/Skriniar
 

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The followings are realistic.

Striker - Use the budget.
Keeper - Use the fees from Selling Dean
RB - Use the fees from selling Bissaka & Brandon Williams
Casemiro's backup - Use the fees from selling McTominay and VDB
Tielemans - Free

Sell Elanga will also give us more cash.
Everyone always says we will make all this money from sales and every year that never pans out.
 

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Everyone always says we will make all this money from sales and every year that never pans out.
I don’t expect us selling those players with good fees anyway. When I said we will buy keeper, rb, and casemiro’s backup by using the players we sell, I expect the new keeper, new RB, Casemiro’s backup to be around 15m-25m each.
 

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How is a fullback a higher priority than a midfielder for you?

We have plenty of depth there. Shaw, Malacia, Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams can play both sides and Laird returning after the season. I'd say a midfielder rotating with Eriksen is a much higher priority.
We have an amazing first choice midfield the issue is there aging, are full backs are solid but nothing special.

To be honest though I think the striker situation and Gk situation are the biggest priority and to do then right will likely consume the budget.

We can’t do everything, the club isn’t a bottomless pit of money
 

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We have an amazing first choice midfield the issue is there aging, are full backs are solid but nothing special.

To be honest though I think the striker situation and Gk situation are the biggest priority and to do then right will likely consume the budget.

We can’t do everything, the club isn’t a bottomless pit of money
Yeah pain in the arse that Gusto has gone to Chelsea for such bargain fee, in terms of GK who do you think fits Erik's system best. Midfield does need a number 8 who can progress the ball too.
 

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Everyone always says we will make all this money from sales and every year that never pans out.
The Football Manager perspective.

The followings are realistic.

Striker - Use the budget.
Keeper - Use the fees from Selling Dean
RB - Use the fees from selling Bissaka & Brandon Williams
Casemiro's backup - Use the fees from selling McTominay and VDB
Tielemans - Free

Sell Elanga will also give us more cash.
Why would we sell a RB in Wan Bissaka just to buy another one? He's been proving his value to the squad since he's been getting game time, what's the point in replacing him unless he wants to leave?
 
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