Transfer Tweets - Manchester United - 2023/24

Baxquux

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Jaysus old eyebrow features would be a disaster at United. This team does not need a hands off approach.
I agree- the only positive part on the surface would be that whenever one of the more entitled 'stars' kicked up a fuss about being dropped or playing in such and such position, he'd be able to calmly shut them down with his CV. In that sense it'd be like (the past promise of) Jose except without the managerial histrionics and negative football. In terms of the actual coaching and improvement of raw/unfocused/recalcitrant players on the other hand....
 

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I think that depends if we can offload some players...I dont think we will sign 4 players if we don't get rid of anyone first
The only way I see 4 players coming in is if we loan no-marks again. We aren’t in a position even post SJR investment to buy 4 players of the quality we need, especially in January.
 

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Anyone thinking we will get 4 signings in January is living in cloud cuckoo land. With the amount of money spent and borrowed in the summer I can't see us getting more than a loan signing.
 

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Anyone thinking we will get 4 signings in January is living in cloud cuckoo land. With the amount of money spent and borrowed in the summer I can't see us getting more than a loan signing.
At most we'll get 1 and most likely none.
 

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RCB only happens if Varane is off, a DM probably only if Cas is off or Amrabat cut short, and a CM would find plenty of bodies to contend with long term, so maybe a loan if fitness issues continue to be as bleak as they have been. As for a striker, we'd be silly not to be looking, and very lucky to find one good enough in this market. The smart money is probably on a loan there too.

Even if we find ourselves with cash to burn, I don't see a lot of options in Europe. There's some good talent in South America sure to be on the move, but that's hardly ever been out forte.

Still, I'd rather be hearing (likely nonsense) noises that we're looking to strengthen rather than the 'nah, not gonna bother' we usually get every year.
 

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It looks like all of the big clubs are just monitoring the situation, and no club's a clear & obvious favourite. Bayern Munich's the likeliest next destination mainly because of Plettenberg's earlier report that Wirtz would prefer them over everyone else if given the choice.
 

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Well a new goalkeeper should be top of the list - everything else is a bonus
 

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Only if it means persuading the new Bellingham to sign for us instead of Dortmund, or making a convincing case around player development to the new batch of precious Irish (if we're stretching British to including British and Eire) talents potentially signed for relative pennies with an appearances/sell-on clause. Not paying half our transfer budget for players whose profiles could have been bettered -in purely physical and technical terms - by French players available for half the price....
 

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I am always sceptical towards a player who's never scored a lot in his life, before suddenly everything falls into place

Before Stuttgart he had scored a grand total of 70 goals in 207 games - which is very average.
 

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I am always sceptical towards a player who's never scored a lot in his life, before suddenly everything falls into place

Before Stuttgart he had scored a grand total of 70 goals in 207 games - which is very average.
His numbers may not have been elite throughout this career, but he's been getting better over the past couple of years and looking like a much better goalscorer. This season's is a continuation of that upward rise rather than a sudden period of incredible form. I watched a few games of his over the past couple of years, and he has an incredible knack of being in the right place at the right time, which helps him to get numerous goalscoring opportunities. His finishing's gotten better as well, which is why he's in such incredible form now.
 

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Has no objection against signing British, but what is "good enough"? I meant the standard set for the club performance, and recruitment target. British talents are usually overpriced. Unless they're great, simply good enough may not be good recruitment strategy.

For example: AWB is good enough for the squad/ specialist role in certain circumstance. Same can be said about Maguire. But they're overpriced. Can do a lot more with that money keeping cheaper British talent like Smalling around and invest in foreign good enough talents.
 

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Guirassy's a logical option considering his price and that we already have Hojlund. I don't like the idea of focusing on British players though. Todibo's a better cb than Guehi imo and would cost half the price. I'd like to see us focusing more on Ligue 1 instead of England, where pretty much all players are overpriced.
 

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His numbers may not have been elite throughout this career, but he's been getting better over the past couple of years and looking like a much better goalscorer. This season's is a continuation of that upward rise rather than a sudden period of incredible form. I watched a few games of his over the past couple of years, and he has an incredible knack of being in the right place at the right time, which helps him to get numerous goalscoring opportunities. His finishing's gotten better as well, which is why he's in such incredible form now.
You may be right - I would just prefer if we signed a proven goalscorer over a few more seasons. But for the price mentioned - it may be worth taking a gamble
 

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Has no objection against signing British, but what is "good enough"? I meant the standard set for the club performance, and recruitment target. British talents are usually overpriced. Unless they're great, simply good enough may not be good recruitment strategy.

For example: AWB is good enough for the squad/ specialist role in certain circumstance. Same can be said about Maguire. But they're overpriced. Can do a lot more with that money keeping cheaper British talent like Smalling around and invest in foreign good enough talents.
Well that's the thing isn't it. Nothing wrong with signing British as City did with Walker, Stones, Grealish, Milner and Sterling. Or as Liverpool did with Robertson, Milner and Henderson. Or as Arsenal have done recently with White, Rice and Ramsdale (given he was relatively cheap).

I think when signing British players there is some sense to it in that you are more likely to be able to keep a certain amount of that group together over a longer period. If there is an opportunity to sign a top British youngster from another club then we should always be in the mix. However, it shouldn't be at any cost as we got sucked into for AWB or Maguire.
 

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Has a club ever bought more crap strikers than us? Especially true budget ones in January.
 

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Has a club ever bought more crap strikers than us? Especially true budget ones in January.
We haven't bought a lot of crap strikers - midfielders and wingers, now that's where we are experts at buying crap. Lukaku was ok - just not good enough. Cavani was good, same with Zlatan and Ronaldo. Martial has fallen off a cliff but he had a couple of really good seasons. I would say our problem over the last 10 years is that we have bought too few strikers.
 

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Has a club ever bought more crap strikers than us? Especially true budget ones in January.
Chelsea known as striker graveyard for a reason. Even Giroud short successful tenure with them as rotational option couldn't cover the long list of unsuccessful striker signings.
 

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I was thinking of weghorst, ighalo, falcao, cavani all at the end of their careers or just awful and free.

At least Chelsea spend money on ruining good players careers.