What do we still need? Aka The never ending story

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Devil may care, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Jun 19, 2019

    sp_107 New Member

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    Time to find yoiur captain's replacement Mate!
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    House Mkhitaryan New Member

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    Why would any top player sign right now for Manchester United?
    • Winning trophies: no
    • Champions league football: no
    • Development as a player: absolutely not
    • Money: maybe, though PSG, City, RM, etc. can match and exceed if they are interested
    • Location (city, climate, etc.): no
    Looking back now, signing Ole before the season ended was another in a long line of catastrophic decisions made by our management. What player in the right mind would want to come here after witnessing the complete meltdown we had at the end of the season. Now we are stuck with a completely unproven manager and no clear direction, philosophy or style of play. At least if we had Pochettino or Jardim, we'd have something to offer potential signings.

    We should not be selling Pogba, Lukaku or de Gea unless we are 100% assured to get top level replacement(s). Even keeping all three of these guys, at a minimum we still need at least 2 CBs, 1 or 2 CM, RB and RW/ST. I just don't see how we recruit any players we need, especially with Woodward in charge of our transfer dealings.
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    Not difficult for the club to achieve this if one was able to negotiate or work on more than one deal at a time, then again...
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    witchtrials Full Member

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    Top three, in order of importance:
    1. People running the club who prioritise success on the pitch (not just clinging on to a company that appreciates in value as football becomes steadily more commercialised)
    2. A comprehensive review of the club's team coaching and recruitment structures, resulting in restructure on some rational (non-ad hoc) basis
    3. A manager who is adept in setting up a team to use modern, incisive tactics

    Until then we can carry on taking pot shots in the transfer market for players that will single-handedly elevate an increasingly aimless side (with ever decreasing likelihood of success as our pull decreases).
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    Macedonian Red New Member

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    Right back
    Center Back
    Right Winger
    New midfield (3players)
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    Well my first choice was Herrera :(

    We're fecked aren't we.

    Starting eleven against Chelsea gonna end up being Romero, AWB, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, Longstaff, James, Rashford, Martial.

    With Big Mike as captain :lol:
  7. Jul 8, 2019

    Fer Full Member

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    What we need is to be smart in this transfer window.

    We need players for the 1st elven. I'm not against signing players like James and Longstaff, but we need to get the best available in the positions we need. Unfortunately, it seems that we are going to overpay for players like Maguire and Longstaff.

    I hope Pogba stays, but if he decides to leave... I'm afraid we are not going to buy a quality replacement.

    We still need a CB, 2 midfielders and a right-winger.
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    I think we still need a world class forward, a world class midfielder and a world class centre back. But that’s easier said than done. United would be insane to let either Pogba or Lukaku go before getting replacements so there’s a good chance we will starting the season with these two. If that’s the case then get a class midfielder who can play alongside Pogba and create for the big lump up front.
  9. Jul 9, 2019

    Cnaiür urs Skiötha Full Member

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    Not sure about Lukaku but no chance Pogba will be here when the season starts.

    So minimum should be one attacking/creative midfielder, one experienced CB, one DM and a RW.

    I personally would try to get Isco for good conditions involved in the Pogba deal and have another look at the Inter players who could be part of a Lukaku deal in case they do not have the money.
    Don't know much about him tbh but could not mabye Brozovic be useful for us?
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Maguire for CB
    Partey, Savic, and Fernandes for midfield.
    Pepe for RW
    Yedder for CF
    Then we are ready to go. Can't see it happening though.
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    Ikon Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    We might get Longstaff, maybe.
    Window closed, manager "happy with what he has"...:rolleyes:
  12. Jul 9, 2019

    Tel074 New Member

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    What we need and what we get are two completely different things at United .
    I still think we need a CB , 2 CM cover at LB and a Striker. I think we will sign a CM and possibly a massively overpriced CB and that will be it .....
  13. Jul 9, 2019

    Craig Ward Full Member

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    We still need players to leave, which may impact on incomings.

    We will only sign a ST if Lukaku leaves for example.

    Talk of a CB, but also talk of Bailly/Tuanzebe having a chance to stake a claim. We have too many players that need to leave which is clogging up the squad.

    Realistically, at this point with James and AWB in, I can only see 2x midfielders being looked at unless we have some departures.

    New contracts for Young/Jones look like they are doing more harm than good in truth
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    That ain't gonna happen.
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    King Andow New Member

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    -----------DDG
    AWB-Lindelöf-Hermoso-Digne
    ---------Tonali
    -----Fabián---Pogba
    --Tsygankov---Martial
    ------Zapata/Ben Yedder

    ----------Romero
    Dalot-Smalling-Tuanzebe-Shaw
    ----------Garner
    ---McTominay-Fernandes
    --Greenwood---James
    --------Rashford

    ------Youth/Dustbin (thnx to some pal on the forum for the idea)
    -----------Grant
    Laird-O'Connor-Ercolani-Williams
    ----------Matic
    -----Levitt-----Gomes
    ---------Mata--Sanchez
    --------Hoogewerf

    Joel Pereira, Rojo, Jones, Lingard

    Loan to EPL club: A. Pereira, Fred / to Championship: Chong
    Sell now: Lukaku
    Release: Grant, Young, Darmian, CBJ
    Sell or donate before the contract is over: Bailly (Summer 2020), Matic (S. 2020), Lingard (S. 2021), J. Pereira (S. 2021), Rojo (S. 2021), Mata (S. 2021), Sanchez (S. 2022), Smalling (S. 2022), Jones (S. 2023)

    We need to start playing FIFA. We are truly fecked with our board and squad, Solskjaer needs to improve too.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Yeah good luck with that lot with 4 weeks to go
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    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

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    You should work as our chief negotiator.
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    Fer Full Member

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    If we could buy just one more player... Would you prefer to sign a center back, a midfielder or a right winger?
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    AshRK Full Member

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    center back. I dread to see Jones or Rojo playing in defence. Give me a solid CB any day over these clowns.
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    IrishMcD New Member

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    Midfielder, put can decide if it should be a DM or a B2B. So many holes to fill before we can seriously and consistently challenge for the title. We need a CB, I think we need a LB as well, two center mids, a right winger and a CF!
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    Fer Full Member

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    We have been linked with Maguire, Longstaff, Lemina, Fernandes and Yedder. I think we are going to end up with 3 of those players if we sell Lukaku. Sadly, it seems that we will continue with Lingard as our main RW.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    A midfielder - an enforcer. Someone like Gueye .
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    This is the reason why we appreciate the new bie system more.
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    Sea-Cow New Member

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    I agree with that type of player, but hopefully much much better than Gueye.

    We are too easy to play against. Lesser teams can keep possession and regularly carve us open, but we can't do the same against quality teams.

    So we need an enforcer who can break up play, and who can help us keep possession and doesn't shit himself when put under pressure.

    Who that player is, I have no idea? Rodri might have been a shout, but alas.... Its certainly not Bruno.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Rodri is not that kind of player. Dont even know why Bruno is even mentioned :confused:
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    AshRK Full Member

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    I am still surprised how come no big club have been linked with Ndidi. Really like the look of him. Pogba would love to have someone like him paired with him.
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    Sea-Cow New Member

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    A defensive #6 who is strong on the ball? I think that is exactly what Rodri is.... And Bruno was mentioned because he seems to be the only midfielder we have been linked to.

    Edit* I guess there have also been links to Longstaff, and maybe he is thought of as this "defensive" CM that we need. But the links seem to have dropped off and I will be surprised if we sign him.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    CM.
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    Volumiza Full Member

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    I genuinely believe we’ll head into the season relying on Matic and McT for that role.

    I don’t think we’ll be signing a player like that this window.
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    Right winger. We are predictable in attack.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Most of us would probably say we need 2 centre mids, bearing in mind Fellaini wasn't replaced, and most would have Herrera as a starter.

    However, we definitely won't write a 50m Fred off, or 40m Matic, and the club are heavily invested in McTom making it.
    Plus Perreira has signed a long deal.

    So that's 4 players for 2 positions, so all of a sudden, buying one youngster with potential suddenly makes sense from the club's point of view.
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    SaintMuppet New Member

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    New owners, end of/
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    First XI:

    Rashford
    Dan James--Pogba--Greenwood
    Longstaff---McTominay
    Shaw--Maguire--Lindelof--AWB
    DDG​

    Second XI:

    Martial
    Sanchez---Mata---Lingard
    Fred---Matic
    Young--Jones--Smalling--Dalot
    Romero
    By the end of the season, hopefully. I expect Matic/Lingard to start in August.
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    Fer Full Member

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    We need to build our new team with quality players. I think we are done great so far, Wan Bissaka and James are players with a lot of potential.

    Defense: We just need a CB and a cover for Shaw (maybe next summer). Also, we should sell some players like Rojo, Darmian, Bailly and Jones.
    Midfield: We need 2 players, a DM is a must.
    Attack: Even if we sell Lukaku, I wouldn't buy a striker. Greenwood can play some minutes there and Martial/Sanchez could cover Rashford. I prefer to use that money to get a RW.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Wrong- Rodri is not an all action defensive midfielder and that's what I meant in my post as well.

    Bruno is pure attacking midfielder like a lampard and has no business in being mentioned with DMs.
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    mariachi-19 Full Member

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    We need a CB, RW and a tempo dictating midfielder.
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    Andy_Cole Full Member

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    ————Rashford—————-
    Martial--Pogba--Greenwood
    Fernandes---McTominay
    Shaw--Maguire--Lindelof--AWB
    ——————DDG—————-

    Would genuinely be chuffed with this. I just hope it will be that rather than Lingard and Matic replacing Greenwood and Mctomminay.
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    sideshow_bob Full Member

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    We need:
    a commanding CB - Maguire/K2/Izzo/Herelle
    a ball winner - Ndidi/Partey/Grillitsch/Lemina
    & a right sided forward - Pepe/Ziyech/Sancho

    Bonus:
    A promising ball-playing CB - Konate/Milenkovic/Tah
    Another LB - Firpo/Martin/Telles

    With only 4 weeks left I'd be surprised if we got more than Maguire in though.
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    Fernandes will need to play ahead of Pogba in the AM role. Pogba will have the withdrawn role or Ole could perhaps play both Pogba and Bruno as No.8s and have a proper No.6 behind them. Although we wouldn't have addressed every concern but Maguire and Bruno would put us in a healthy position and probably just losing Lukaku would be fine. However, getting Diego Costa on loan would be a masterstroke as a temp Lukaku replacement.
  40. Jul 18, 2019

    jamesjimmybyrondean New Member

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    We need a CB DM and AM(if we're using the 4-2-3-1). And if we sell Lukaku we need one more attacker.

    For CB Maguire already seems to be in the bag so that's my pick I guess.

    The next priority has to be DM. Forget we have no RW we also have only one natural DM in an immobile declining Matic. He can't play every game. He shouldn't even be starting and doesn't fit the pressing system we're trying to play. I think we need a mobile a DM after getting CB but hardly anyone is available. Rice would be expensive... Ndidi is a no go area .... Maybe Ole wants to play Fred there but I don't trust him. I'd honestly go for Longstaff only because of the few quality DMs that are available right now. But we need one.

    If we were to spend over 25m for Longstaff then it's a no for me. In that case I'd go for Partey. He isn't a DM but he's very mobile and aggressive and can play in a double Pivot. He'd replace Mcctominay and play with Pogba in a double Pivot with an AM in front which could work.

    For AM Bruno is an easy choice for me. He's a leader... Can work in a pressing system.... Good at set pieces.... Creative and can take long range shots.. He'd fix some of our problems while adding to the squad.

    Then if we sell Lukaku we would need an attacker. And for me this depends on Ole's stance with Martial and Greenwood. If Ole wants Martial to compete with Rashford for the CF spot then I'd say we get an RW. But if Martial retains his LW position then we need a striker. My picks Rw - Bale on loan(stop gap for Sancho) St - Ben Yedder (stop gap for Rashford)