touched by a genius
- May 19, 2013
Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and last but not least, Grubb..... lots of teamwork already installed.
Henderson? He will be aiming for De Gea's spot.. Its is Courtouis vs Cech scenario..Since Ole arrived, 6 senior players left permanently, and another 3 are on loan. We are minus 9 seniors, but Smalling will likely come back. So minus 8 next summer. 3 new seniors were bought. Greenwood and Williams are promoted (+2) as first teamers. McTominay, Pereira, Tuanzebe's (+3) promotion is confirmed and Fred moved from peripheral to central. We have too few senior players.
Players still need to leave: Jones (injury & error prone), Lingard (unproductive attacking player), Lee Grant (superfluous - we have many good young keepers who can do his 3rd choice goalie job). There are major doubts about: Bailly, Shaw, Matic, Mata. But I doubt any of them will leave before Jones and Lingard. We can't change 75% of the team at once!
I can't see 6 new senior level players before next season. The money to get them isn't here.
I think Ole needs to forget about expensive fixes (Bruno F, Maddision, etc.). Go for value, take a risk on inexperienced players and trust your scouts. Olmo, Soumare type signings preferred by me.
PS: Lee Grant only played 1 game since he's been here, and that could easily have been given to Kovar; who has the experience now (4 Johnson Paint Trophy matches on his CV). O'Hara, Kovar, Henderson or even Joel Pereira can replace Grant.
Hoping Sanchez will leave is wishful thinking. He has a contract written by angels (not devils).Left back: Lucas Digne - 60m
Holding midfielder: Sandro Tonali - 45m
Center mid: Jude Bellingham - 25m
#10: Bruno Fernandes - 50m
Right winger: Federico Chiesa - 75m
Striker: Raul Jimenez - 45m
Total in: 300m
Return from loan:
Total out: 192.5m
- Romero - 5m
- Grant - 0
- Shaw - 20m
- Rojo - 5m
- Bailly - 10m
- Jones - 5m
- Matic - 0m
- Pereira - 15m
- Pogba - 120m
- Mata - 2.5m
- Lingard - 10m
- Sanchez - 0m
AWB Smalling Maguire Digne
Chiesa Fernandes Rashford
Dalot Lindelof Tuanzebe Williams
Greenwood Gomes James
Sanchez leaving on a free, it's doable. Guy might want to go somewhere where he'll play.Hoping Sanchez will leave is wishful thinking. He has a contract written by angels (not devils).
Why would you sell Romero? He's been an outstanding reserve keeper for years. LvG's best buy. Free in fact. You'll get nothing but pennies for him and he will be next to impossible to replace.
Henderson might want the England keeper spot; he'll only get that playing in the PL week in, week out. If we keep Ge Gea, we may have to sell Henderson.Sanchez leaving on a free, it's doable. Guy might want to go somewhere where he'll play.
I like Romero a lot, but I always assume he'll leave at some point, especially as we have Henderson out on loan. Question is how long will we loan out Henderson before we transition him to being our starter, do we get both him and De Gea here next season to fight it out, etc. Romero stays as long as only one of de gea/henderson are here. He won't stay to be 3rd choice.
De Gea's distribution certainly isn't good enough, so I don't necessarily see that working against Henderson if he's good enough in other areas. This isn't to say that we shouldn't have a keeper who's distribution is good, but, you know, it's what we've become accustomed to.I doubt Henderson's distribution is good enough. O'Hara is under-rated too.
You must be having a laugh. Chilwell would cost £60m and is no better than Luke Shaw.Out:
Buendia, Grealish, Jimenez, Soumare
THat's the key part of this post, unfortunately.At first I gagged reading that. Then I realised that our full-strength 11 (feck Pogba, I don't count him - he's gone in the summer) isn't actually THAT bad. It's definitely capable of finishing in the top 3-4. It's our disgusting lack of depth and drop-off in quality that sickens me, and these four signings above would solve that problem and add serious competition for places.
Add into that a Pogba replacement (no, Grealish isn't that man for me) and POSSIBLY a CB, and we'd be looking very good.
But it aint happening.
This isn't the 6 realistic transfer thread. I don't believe 6 transfers is at all realistic until covering the next 3 summer windows.You must be having a laugh. Chilwell would cost £60m and is no better than Luke Shaw.
Sancho would not chose United over Chelsea given we will be without CL football.
Those targets are so unrealistic
Agreed if it is Manutd, any other club would easily get 6 done, probably even get 4 done before the window opens.I honestly wouldn't put it past them. They'll use the Euros this summer as an excuse for only getting, say, 2 in.
Romero has probably been our best signing since De Gea, and he was FREE..!?!?Why would you sell Romero? He's been an outstanding reserve keeper for years. LvG's best buy. Free in fact. You'll get nothing but pennies for him and he will be next to impossible to replace.
We will get around 200 million by selling Pogba/Smalling/Rojo/Jones/Perrera/Lingard etc. so for Glazers it will be only 100M around if they really sign off 6 players for 300M.6 TOP players will cost 6 TOP prices. £300 million or more total? Glazers will not spend this money.
If player wants to leave then what are you going to do? Giving him a big fat jucy contract to makes him stay? That's the only realistic way, we did our best to keep him last summer and we managed to convince him to stay, but he has been hit injuries that we can't even maximise his potential this season.The fact that we have one world class player in this squad and we somehow managed to convince ourselves we need to sell him to fund buying other players is somewhat depressing.
How is this reasonable these days? Instead of trying to figure out how we can add and make sure our one true superstar can maximise his potential here we already gave up on him.
I get how there's an argument there about him giving up on us. That's how baldy we failed the player. Is it fixable?
United need to move on about 15 players. Not just 6. We can get realistically get about 130M by selling the 6 you mentioned, not 200M.We will get around 200 million by selling Pogba/Smalling/Rojo/Jones/Perrera/Lingard etc. so for Glazers it will be only 100M around if they really sign off 6 players for 300M.