Unrealistic summer transfer wankfest III

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Sid wrote:
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Well at least this summer we have improved the defence with Bissaka and Maguire

But the midfield is still glaringly shit. Not managing to move on Joses hoofers in Fred and Matic, while letting our best ball winner go, is gonna bite us on the arse.

McTominay will be a better screen than Matic as he's a bit more agile, has better feet and is better in tight areas. But it still int great. Losing Pog just int an option.
Come on. Matic isn't a hoofer.
He's good on the ball, keeps it under pressure and tends to make short passes. His passing is sloppy sometimes and he's slow. But he was better than Herrera overall.
Herrera's position needs replacing. Pogba could be going and he needs replacing. Matic is the last midfielder we should be looking to change.
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It looks like we're more interested in signing an other striker than a midfielder. So Fred will probably play a lot more games along with Pogba and Herrera.
I do think we'll buy if Pogba is sold though. It's possible that the Fernandes deal isn't happening because we haven't agreed a fee for Pogba, although some reports indicate that the Fernandes rumors were completely baseless and we were never interested.
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Btw. Maguire dunne deal - 80m
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There was a journalist a while back that said Sporting was valuing Fernandes too high, but were desperate to cash in on him, and this journalist predicted United v Sporting would go down to the wire, with United hoping that Sporting would cave in at the last minute and lower their valuation. So it might still happen. The PL's shorter transfer window is bad for PL clubs though, because it gives selling clubs like Sporting another month to hope that someone might meet their valuation.
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bman2 wrote:
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There was a journalist a while back that said Sporting was valuing Fernandes too high, but were desperate to cash in on him, and this journalist predicted United v Sporting would go down to the wire, with United hoping that Sporting would cave in at the last minute and lower their valuation. So it might still happen. The PL's shorter transfer window is bad for PL clubs though, because it gives selling clubs like Sporting another month to hope that someone might meet their valuation.
If we sign Fernandes then it could mean Pogba will go. I don't mind that, as long as Fernandes isn't crap.
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dozer wrote:
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It looks like we're more interested in signing an other striker than a midfielder.
Yeah it suggests Ole knows himself our current forward options aren't going to get us enough goals. He was saying we needed 1 or 2 in midfield before Herrera left, so if he now thinks that the front line is an even bigger priority, it means we're fucked.
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dozer wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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Well at least this summer we have improved the defence with Bissaka and Maguire

But the midfield is still glaringly shit. Not managing to move on Joses hoofers in Fred and Matic, while letting our best ball winner go, is gonna bite us on the arse.

McTominay will be a better screen than Matic as he's a bit more agile, has better feet and is better in tight areas. But it still int great. Losing Pog just int an option.
Come on. Matic isn't a hoofer.
He's good on the ball, keeps it under pressure and tends to make short passes. His passing is sloppy sometimes and he's slow. But he was better than Herrera overall.
Herrera's position needs replacing. Pogba could be going and he needs replacing. Matic is the last midfielder we should be looking to change.
When he's under pressure he goes long and when he's not he goes sideways. He's a big old dosser, he plays in slow motion. Signing a modern defensive mid like Kante was a must, especially now we've lost Herrera's energy. But dismantling Joses bus is going to take a couple of windows. Lukaku might go in jan if he's not getting games, but I think Matic will be here for years / until Jose gets a new job. And Fred will be a cunt to get rid because nobody knows what he does.
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Fred has talent, he's just a bit messy. If he calms down a bit he'll be good for us
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marlon wrote:
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Fred has talent, he's just a bit messy. If he calms down a bit he'll be good for us
Where does he play?

Ole had him in front of the back 4 because he actually plays the ball forward unlike the big old dosser Matic. But he got caught a couple of times and gave away goals. Right side of midfield?
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maguire stinks of jones tbf
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