Squad depth for next season, then

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Needs a DM or else it’s another season of the “McFred” pivot. If that is the team I’d try

DDG
Trippier Varane Maguire Shaw
van de Beek Pogba
Sancho Fernandes Martial
Cavani​

Decent bench too with Greenwood & Rashford if the front 4 aren’t firing.
What the hell is that team man? To think you’re one of the ones who means the most and you put VDB and Pogba in a double pivot and drop Rashford for Martial :lol:
 

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Swap Pogba for DeLigt. CB done.
Buy Frankie DeJong. €70m + Lindelof. CM done
Buy Sancho 80m + extras. RW done
But Trippier. €20m RB competition done.
sell Dalot, lingard, Henderson, James, Chong. Must be 100m+ there in sales.
DeGea
AWB - Maguire - DeLigt - Shaw
DeJong - DeBeek
Bruno
Sancho - cavani - Rashford
 

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Need to sign Trippier, Sancho, Rice, and a CB like Varane or Torres.
Henderson
Wan Bissaka Varane Maguire Shaw
Rice Pogba
Sancho Bruno Rashford
Cavani


Heaton
Trippier Lindelof Bailly Telles
McTominay Fred
Greenwood Van de Beek James
Martial​
Bolded team is good enough to go all the way in the Champions League. Again, this goes to show that we're not actually that far off. With the right signings we're a very, very good side.
 

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Swap Pogba for DeLigt. CB done.
Buy Frankie DeJong. €70m + Lindelof. CM done
Buy Sancho 80m + extras. RW done
But Trippier. €20m RB competition done.
sell Dalot, lingard, Henderson, James, Chong. Must be 100m+ there in sales.
DeGea
AWB - Maguire - DeLigt - Shaw
DeJong - DeBeek
Bruno
Sancho - cavani - Rashford
That's a good team, would be better with Henderson in goal, though.
 

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Not focusing on the squad depth as a whole here, but going into next season, if we sign Sancho and keep Pogba, we'll have an incredible amount of games changers at the top end of the pitch.

Cavani, Rashford, Bruno, Pogba, Greenwood and Sancho are all match winners in their own right, even Martial on his day is capable of tearing any defence apart. If we can sort out the team behind them, surely we'll be a force next season?

A CDM and a CB are the glaring holes to me. I think Sancho, a starting CB and a starting CM/CDM would be a brilliant summer, and put us in a strong position, on both a first 11 and squad as a whole.
 

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No chance we sign all of those. If we get Sancho forget about an expensive CB
If we dont get a worldie expensive proven centre back we will not be mounting a serious title challenge.
Lindelo, Bailly and Tuanzebe are not good enough, simples.
 

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Adding to that instead of selling we loan players out. Why buy Pellestri, never play him and loan him out until probably until his contract runs out. Another waste of money. Periera as well. Just sell even if its for £5 mill, its still better than nothing when his contract runs out.
Then either one of De Gea or Henderson need moving on, but you can bet both will still be here. We will have 2 goalies probably the highest paid at one club. Ridiculous.
Why would we sell Pereira for 5 mil when we could potentially get his wages paid and have a small loan fee included in that? Works out to similar savings probably or close enough that selling him for that low doesn't make sense.
 

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GK: DDG, Henderson, Heaton - (DDG is impossible to move out with that salary)

DR: AWB, Dalot, Williams/Laird (one of them should be loaned)
DL: Shaw, Telles
DC: Maguire, Varane, Lindelof, Bailly

DM: Bentacur, Fred
MC: Neves, McT
AMC: Bruno, Calhanoglu

AML: Rashford, Martial, Elanga
AMR: Sancho, Diallo

STK: Cavani, Greenwood

In

Heaton - free
Calhanoglu - free
Varane - 50m
Neves - 40m
Bentacur - swap with Pogba (with money)
Sancho - 80m

170m

Out

Jones - free
Pogba - Bentacur + 10m
Lingard - 30m
Mata - free
James - 25m

65m
 

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Very early, I know, but looking at the strongly rumoured ins and outs. I thought I'd do a little thought experiment and see what we'll have to play with next season.

GK
Henderson
DDG
Heaton

RB
AWB
Trippier

CBs
Maguire
One of Varane/Torres/Kounde
Lindelof
Bailly
Axel

LB
Shaw
Telles

RW
Sancho
Amad
Greenwood

CM (inc. DM)
Fred
McTominay
Matic
VdB
Pogba

LW
Rashford
Pogba
Martial
James

#10
Bruno
Pogba
VdB

Striker
Cavani
Greenwood
Martial
Rashford

I think we have decent depth in most of the positions, though admittedly there are a few players in the team who can cover multiple positions rather than specialists, which isn't totally ideal. I haven't factored in the kids like Mejbri, Shoretire, Elanga, et al, as well as the kids who went out on loan, because it's too early to know what the plans are for them. Pellistri might be someone worth keeping an eye on if he gets loaned out to La Liga again and impresses.

I think looking ahead, a DM and a striker to replace Cavani will obviously be foremost in our thoughts, as well as a replacement for Pogba if he leaves on a free, but I think getting a player in to the squad who can help lessen the load on Bruno in the 10 position might be worthwhile pursuing (if Donny has another season like last year).
Going by his brief loan spell I would be amazed if Pogba and VDB are viewed as better options at 10 then Lingard if Ole looks at things in the cold light of day. The whole point of a loan spell is to see what they can do given a decent run of games if we cannot offer it at the current time and the form of Jesse was spectacular.
 

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We don't really have a depth problem, we have areas in the first team that we could improve but our depth isn't an issue.

The issue is everyone assumes we need Citys depth to compete which clearly isn't true as they don't win everything every season. Would it be ideal? Of course.

We've not had huge amounts of depth in our teams going back though. It's a rarity that we've had seasons with any quality on the bench.
 

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Why would we sell Pereira for 5 mil when we could potentially get his wages paid and have a small loan fee included in that? Works out to similar savings probably or close enough that selling him for that low doesn't make sense.
Because we had to pay some of his wages last season I remember reading. Same as Pellestri. Its obvious in Perieras case and probably Pellestri as well that they have no future here, so just sell.
 

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Cavani
Martial

Rashford ——— Bruno ——— Sancho
- ——James ———— VDB ——- Mason/Amad

Pogba ——— Rice
—— Fred —— McTominay

Shaw -—- Maguire -—- Varane -—- AWB
-Telles Axel/Bailly Lindelof- - Trippier

Henderson
DDG



ACADEMY CALL-UPS:
Elanga, Shoretire, Mengi, Fish

IN:
Sancho, Rice, Varane, Trippier

OUT:
Lingard, Pereria, Matic, Mata, Dalot, Jones

LOAN:
Pellistri, Hannibal, Garner, Williams,​