Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by roonster09, Apr 4, 2019.
Genuine question, who has been better for Leicester, Maddison or Tielemans?
we did that with Fellaini and how exactly did it helped us out. All money went straight into Glazer's pockets.
I don't quite understand the fascination with mediocrity. I think Ole made this decision on the back of England winning the cricket world cup. 35m for Tielemans whose played more games and is only a year older than Longstaff while Longstaff is being quoted for 50m. Ole is one of those managers who will pay 50m to get Andy Carroll from Newcastle.
Well, for one they play different positions and different styles.... Maddison seems more of a 10 while Tielemans is a No. 8. Maddison operates more up the pitch while Tielemans will have those long balls passed while from Leicester's half. I think they'll forge a good partnership in midfield. I would take Tielemans over Maddison because that's what we needed... someone who would take the pressure of Pogba. Also, Tielemans could possibly work as a No. 10 but I don't think Maddison could operate as a No. 8.
Just had a look and we can still get Balotelli, Sturridge and Markovic for free. The dream is still alive.
I’d genuinely take Sturridge as a background squad player/impact sub.
I wouldn’t pay him, however.
Would be a better option now than Owen was when he came here.
Okay good summary. If Pogba was to leave (which I do expect next summer) Maddison would be someone we should look to replace him.
A lot of people will probably be very negative about this but you're right, he would be.
Ndombele is class. So infuriating watching him knowing that we didn't bother to make a run for him in the transfer market. Same with Joao Felix
You can throw Gueye, Pepe and Rabiot into the mix.
The days of us being a top club are long finished. Mediocrity all but guaranteed this season.
Pogba will be used in a double pivot and will operate as a 6 and a 8 and not a 10, therefore, Maddison wouldn't be a replacement for him. However, if we lose Pogba, we would need two midfielders instead. I'm not quite sure whose there to replace Pogba. Ndombele and Felix along with Bruno were my options.
No reason why we can’t try for these targets though. Why do we continue to ignore players that would improve us? We don’t have to settle for mediocrity, yet we do.
Hate to keep going back to the Glazers, but we really need owners that have drive and a vision to make us a successful football team again, as well as having the nouse to back it up. I feel bad for Ole for being a part of this, think he’s on a hiding to nothing and the fans will turn on him when things go bad. We will never be a top club again until the Glazers are gone and we have a change of ownership.
Ndombele was one of the most wanted and promising midfielders when Spurs got him and i believe Spurs paid around 60mil for him. That isnt even that expensive for a potential world class midfield player.
United could atleast have made an attempt at getting him since he is better than all our current midfielders except Pogba.
We still need 4 players, maybe 6 to fight for tittle next season(2020/21).
Left back to fight with Shaw - Young out.
2 midfielders - dmf and cmf/amf - even if Pogba stays next summer.
Rw - Sancho
Maybe back up striker, tall, who knows to play with head and maybe another CB, depending of Tuanzebe, Maguire and Lindelof how will work this season.
Too many players for one window with Ed at the wheel.
We missed out on a cheap British LB Tierney for a reasonable price just this window
Definitely need a DMF like Fabinho or similar.
If Pogba goes next summer then we need an all action CM and a true attacking midfielder to replace Lingard.
We'll know by January whether Martial and Rashford will be enough. I suspect it wont be. But I live in hope.
I am not sure about Tierney. I never watch him but I think hype for him is from FM. Seems too little for PL.
Looking forward. I think Utd need to do everything they can to get Thomas Partey. A DM of his calibre could elevate Utd to another level. I would be tempted to pay his release clause in January if possible. I think we also need a LB because Luke Shaw is a total mess but I think we might have to wait till summer for that one.
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