Rangnick's January Window

Siezard

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Gaitan still available!
 

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It’s not often you’d say you’d rather a few outgoings then incomings but here we are
 

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Our football players don't want to run but we're not signing any more players...

We have alot of chocolate teapots so let's not sign any replacements.

Fantastic. Football Heritage.
 

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I don't know what you lot think a signing in January will do to fix the main issue at the moment which is the players basically putting in the square route of FA effort. A new arrival is more likely to just get absorbed into the current malaise than they are to magically transform us into a far better side.

If we were doing something/anything different and it wasn't working due to a glaring hole in the team then I would say go for it but we aren't. We are suffering primarily at the moment from having a toxic bunch of players who would rather sulk that put in the effort to adapt to a new manager.

Buying more players at this point is like chucking a big log onto the dying embers of a fire and hoping that it magically turns into a roaring blaze again.

Cut out the rotten parts of this team and replace them. Thats not happening in January.
 

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I don't know what you lot think a signing in January will do to fix the main issue at the moment which is the players basically putting in the square route of FA effort. A new arrival is more likely to just get absorbed into the current malaise than they are to magically transform us into a far better side.

If we were doing something/anything different and it wasn't working due to a glaring hole in the team then I would say go for it but we aren't. We are suffering primarily at the moment from having a toxic bunch of players who would rather sulk that put in the effort to adapt to a new manager.

Buying more players at this point is like chucking a big log onto the dying embers of a fire and hoping that it magically turns into a roaring blaze again.

Cut out the rotten parts of this team and replace them. Thats not happening in January.
I do get that. But the attitude/commitment issue is not the only problem we have. There is a huge structural issue with the squad, which is a glaring lack of defensive midfield quality and quantity. Even with the current issues, adding a good, dynamic DM into the team would give us a better chance of getting points in the board.

Also, we are two injuries away from literally not having enough specialist midfielders to put on the pitch.
 

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January is typically a bleak month anyway, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.
 

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I don't know what you lot think a signing in January will do to fix the main issue at the moment which is the players basically putting in the square route of FA effort. A new arrival is more likely to just get absorbed into the current malaise than they are to magically transform us into a far better side.

If we were doing something/anything different and it wasn't working due to a glaring hole in the team then I would say go for it but we aren't. We are suffering primarily at the moment from having a toxic bunch of players who would rather sulk that put in the effort to adapt to a new manager.

Buying more players at this point is like chucking a big log onto the dying embers of a fire and hoping that it magically turns into a roaring blaze again.

Cut out the rotten parts of this team and replace them. Thats not happening in January.
It's a pretty grim situation, I think it might well be the worst in the 40 years I've supported.

How does everyone feel about clubs having a B team or feeder?

To me this situation would be handled better, players get more showing and more game time.

Publicity and PR would be great from a commercial perspective.

Injury problems could be helped if there was a system like this.

What is the reason it's not allowed?
 

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I know it is only half way through this window but you would've thought that if we were going to sign someone this window we would've already done it, especially after the dire Wolves result & performance in our first game of 2022, right?
 

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Are we seriously not going to buy anyone :lol: :nervous:
Looks like that.

Rangnick looks more and more like a puppet with little actual power. What he has done in the past, when he was backed by the excellent RedBull sports franchise is likely not what we will see when our horrible board is who he is dealing with
 

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Why would we buy anyone if there's no one available for the right price?
There is always somebody available, if you consider how many footballers and teams there are out there, that you could target for potential, especially when you are modern-day United sitting on a pile of trash footballers who get their asses kicked by Wolves and anybody else showing effort
 

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While not strictly about transfers, I believe that this is relevant. I think that over the past few years, we have played our best football with Matic and Pogba in midfield. The consensus seems to be that Matic is too old, while he is younger than both Ronaldo and Cavani. I'd say that Matic has been our best CDM over the past two years, including games this year. He may not be able to play every game, but he does an excellent job of quarterbacking the midfield in a way that no one else on the team can do. He calms the play. Rather than making a rash transfer decision in January, I'd prefer to play Matic more (perhaps with McTominay, who has been playing better under Rangnick going forward), than being stuck with an average CDM for the foreseeable future.
 

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While not strictly about transfers, I believe that this is relevant. I think that over the past few years, we have played our best football with Matic and Pogba in midfield. The consensus seems to be that Matic is too old, while he is younger than both Ronaldo and Cavani. I'd say that Matic has been our best CDM over the past two years, including games this year. He may not be able to play every game, but he does an excellent job of quarterbacking the midfield in a way that no one else on the team can do. He calms the play. Rather than making a rash transfer decision in January, I'd prefer to play Matic more (perhaps with McTominay, who has been playing better under Rangnick going forward), than being stuck with an average CDM for the foreseeable future.
Think we need Matic as a backup because haven't got anyone else in this squad that can do his role currently and that's the issue for me
 

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Let’s be honest most burgeoning players would be better off moving to a club that actually nurtures its footballers with a strong support network and management structure.

We have neither.

We have a capable interim manager in RR who is slowly and painfully realising that he doesn’t have the support of the higher ups in any purposeful footballing sense.

I can’t wait till our club is sold. But I won’t hold my breath either.
 

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We need 2 central midfielders. A CDM and a CM.

If Zakaria is going for around £5-8m.

We need another. Can't be spending only £5m or so during such a disastrous start to the season.

Tchouameni too, please. Would be partial to Neves too.

Need to aggressively start offloading dead wood too - Bailly, Mata, AWB, Martial and Lingard.
 

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Our silence in the ongoing transfer market gives us another tip on the level of unseriousness and incompetence on the side of the board.

For a club with a very weak central midfield, you will expect us to be concluding a midfielder deal by now, we will keep dragging legs till the night the window will end where we will desperately pay for another "Fellaini"