Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by bond19821982, Dec 28, 2018.
Gotcha, I can't see Real Madrid keeping Solari as manager though, can you?
They will probably win again the CL so yes
I read recently that he is doubtful to be fit for Celtic's EL games against Valencia later this month as his injury needs a period of rest before he can start training again.
I think Laird will make a strong claim soon enough. At left-back, I don’t think Tierney is as good as many others seem to. I’d love Ben Chilwell though. He’s brilliant.
I cant believe how massively overrated Meunier is on this site
Would be nice with a very attacking one, like Doherty or Meunier but if we go that way, we need to sign a world class central defender too to cover.
There are rumours City are looking at Chilwell and Wan-Bissaka, that's as good as any place for us to start looking.
Most fans want a CB and a RW but getting them also requires shifting some of the players we have on and in those positions we have players that will be hard to move, however there is no reason we can't broom Valencia, Young and Darmian and get 2 fullbacks as all of them are out of contract in the summer, or at least Darmian will be if don't extend his deal, just let them go and refresh.
Ricardo Pereira and Alex Sandro.
Pereira has had a great season for Leicester and has proven he can cope with the pace of the Premier League. He’s still only 25 so we could get about 8 seasons out of him. For me, he’s the best RB in the league next to Wan-Bissaka this season. He’s another one I’d be happy to see us sign... however I think Pereira is more solid and experienced.
Sandro... if the rumors about Juve wanting Marcelo are true, we should be all over that. Sandro for me is the best LB in the Serie A. I wanted him at United since his Porto days because he reminds me of Patrice Evra. If we could get him for even £80m, I’d be ecstatic. Full backs are over priced these days but he would be easily worth that.
Other options I’d be happy with... Alex Telles, Bellerin, Mendy (Lyon)
Judging by our last “City target” signings (Sanchez and Fred), I’d be staying well clear.
If it's possible I would like Hakimi from Dortmund (Real Madrid) as Fullback. He is very offensive, but I like his style of playing this position.
In my opinion the most talented Fullback at the moment.
Do we have more options now?
AWB is strongly linked and so is Meunier .
Perrera,Aaron is also worth keeping a tab on.
How about Odriozola? I don't think he will get enough playing time with Carvajal there.
Ricardo Pereira at Leicester? He's quietly been having a very good season from what I can tell. Leicester are pretty difficult to do business with though.
I like Ricardo Pereira and AWB. Meunier is way too overrated. Would rather bring back Rafael Da Silva than ever target him
No thanks. Would rather have Dalot as the starter if it was down to the 2.
Yes, sorry for the spelling .
60m should do? AWB is going to cost atleast 40 . So thats another 20 on top of it.
Pereira only moved to Leicester last summer for £17m. As usual we didn’t show any interest while he was at Porto and now we will have to pay 3/4 times the price.
I'm still perplexed by the Dalot purchase. What exactly had Dalot shown in his handful of 1st team appearances for them that won us over? His versatility to play LB & RB? His one-off performance against Pool's Salah in UCL?
Also, why buy a young Dalot when according to the caf we have some solid talent coming through in Laird, Connor etc ??
I can't fathom how our scouts missed Ricardo Pereira & Alex Telles when at Porto matches. These 2 were tearing it up last season.
We bought Dalot because other teams were looking to make a move. He was on the list for a future purchase, but they fast-tracked it so we didn't miss out. I believe he will be good for us. We do need a starting RB though, Dalot and Young can be the backups.
Dalot was one of the best prospects in Europe at the time, Laird still hasn't played u23 football and I'm not sure O'connor had much experience at the time either. Could you imagine what it would be like if we hadn't bought him?!
In fairness, the only reason Porto were even willing to let Pereira go was because of Dalot, which says how highly he was rated by them.
Yes, they probably felt Dalot was ready for the Liga NOS. For our scouts to think a 19 year old kid (now 20) was ready for the step up to the EPL, supposed best league in the world, after such few appearances, just screams gamble to me. I mean surely those at the club championing Dalot, must have noticed how hard it was for an Italian international like Darmian to cut it here. Even Rafael & Fabio found it tough trying to acclimatize to a new league, language, country. Did we not learn anything?
Whoever gave the approval to sign Dalot must really not rate Laird, O'Connor & TFM at RB.
Anyways, you making it sound as if Dalot has come in & displaced Young & is our first choice RB. He hasn't. I don't need to imagine what would happen if we hadn't bought him. Young would still start. Darmian/Valencia would take Dalot's spot on the bench.
Dalot hasn't played like some kind of prodigious talent that we simply had to sign. Hell this season I've seen Herrera, McT, Young, Darmian, Lindelof & Bailly play at RB. That's how unimpressive Dalot has been in training to our managers. They've even tried to mitigate the risk of playing Dalot in defence by pushing him higher up as a winger/attacker.
Dalot has shown glimpses of very good attacking play, but has yet to prove he can defend properly, I'm sure he will improve in that respect with good coaching, so I would like to see Wan Bissaka come into the squad. AWB has not shown much in the offensive aspect, whether that is down to him, or team orders we wouldn't know. Laird has had some injury problems recently, but hopefully both he and O'Connor will get plenty of u 23 matches next season, and I would expect both to be in the first team set up. I hope that Young will be used sparingly, only as a last resort, but he, apparently, is a big influence in the dressing room.
Meunier makes sense as a potential signing. He is not a top class fullback, but he is a solid performer with no real weaknesses who won't block the progress of any young prospects. He is much more reliable than Young/Valencia.
Even if we signed a great RB, we're only an injury away from the same lot. Buying a fullback alone is not going to fix us. A change needs to come from within. We have to assess who from our youth system can step up. I don't think Dalot is even as good as Tuanzebe at RB.
We could alternatively look at lower leagues for a young pacey fullback. There just have to be multiple better players than our current options.
This is what I don't get with the pinning for a fullback the forum says is not impressive going forward in AWB. You have Shaw being criticized for his poor attacking play yet people want the club to add a similar fb on the right side. We simply don't have the luxury to wait a few years to find out if he will develop his attacking play especially with how poor our right flank is at the moment. It's either we get someone who has a good balance in attack and defense or someone who is great in an attacking sense. If we need to defend Tuanzebe can do that job.
I like Noussair Mazraoui from Ajax. Too bad that he signed another year contract a few weeks ago. Not a good crosser but he can pass the ball, link up well, can dribble, plays both sides more of an inverted full backs!
Is there any point in trying for someone like Coleman in as a full back as well even if on a loan?
I wonder if Meunier is being targeted because they want someone experienced while Dalot develops
I agree with the point about Utd only being one injury away from having to use Young again next season
I agree that AWB is limited in his passing, crossing or technical skills. However what is most important is he can do his job well, ie defending. He is strong, fast, good tackler and would do well in a team with quality wide attackers who can pull away opponents and create spaces for overlapping runs. Look at Robertson and TAA runs from Salah’s and Mane’s contributions, and Walker from Silva’s and Sterling’s.
Finding a 2-way fullback is so difficult so rather than focus on something that is impossible to attain, play with creative midfielders and attackers who are not static, technically deficient, with good ball playing skills and creativity.
Problem with WB signing, with Dalot and Shaw both young and already on cards is that you will block Laird development and won't have any kind of experience in the squad for FB positions with Shaw as the most experienced guy also injury prone.
I guess that is why Young is left in the squad. He will be able to be a cover that can step up whenever needed, also, he is rarely injured and on one year contract so that is not a problem.
Laird will certainly not be ready for the next season, he can get a game or two, and be around of squad, but I doubt he will be even a squad player before season 2020/2021.
Doesn’t munier get benched by old man Dani Alves.
Missing out on Wan bissaka will be one of those situations in a couple of seasons where we will seriously regret it.
Can't decide whether or not this is a wind up
Menuier and Filipe Luiz.
Filipe Luiz for free at the end of the seasons. He is out of contract and would be a nice experienced back up for Shaw.
Menuier a solid RB, that want play for United. That is very nice in times of DeGea, Pogba, Herrera which want to leave or get exorbitant pay rises.
Getting some talented full backs will take us to a new level. Part of the reason why our attack looks disjointed is because of the lack of options for us.
Changed my stance on Wan Bissaka. Think we should go for someone who is brilliant on the ball.
If we play diamond formation, I prefer attacking fullbacks.
Ferland Mendy and Grimaldo are the left backs that caught my eye this season.
For the RB spot, is there someone like Alexander-Arnold available?
No one as good as them. Youcef Atal has done well for Nice.
I know Shaw is not a priority but we should do it anyways if there are some young options there
Knocking him down to the bench should be a priority. The full-backs as a unit are woeful.
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