Fuck sake... there is so much wrong with that post, it's hard to know where to begin... are you really going to quibble about whether or not that was a "record spend"?bman2 wrote:"record spending". FFS, it wasn't even the record last year, let alone the two years combined.MAX CLIFFORD wrote:He was better at getting rid of players than bringing them in in my opinion. But I assume that would have sounded good when being interviewed by Woodbrain. "I'll get shut of the deadwood and reduce the wage bill significantly". That would have been music to his ears. Unfortunately, it was a double edged sword. I'm not sure where you get your "fairly cheaply" from. A record £260 million lavished, sounds great, but we don't create anything, we don't score anywhere near enough goals. Do we look like we have a team worth £260 million? No!! Do we have one single player that would be snapped up by one of the class acts, No!! Do this United team look as if it could compete at the highest level, No!! Can anyone who is compos mentis actually say we got value for the £260 million spent, No!!
Darmian -- Blind -- Rojo -- Shaw
Schweini -- Schneidi
?? -- Martial -- Depay
That's a decent side right there for about £150M net or so. We know the club has been trying to sign truly top drawer CBs and attackers -- Ramos, Muller, Neymar. Obviously they are hard to get. But there's not much point buying any old shite instead. Otamendi hasn't looked great for City so far, £35M later, nor has Mangala, £40M later. Clear out dross, fill crisis positions (central midfield especially), buy quality instead of a bunch of squaddies, bring young players through. Isn't this what we were begging Ferguson to do for years? This is what it looks like, it doesn't happen overnight.
I have serious concerns about our tactics and coaching, but I think our transfer strategy under van Gaal is looking promising. There's a fairly clear plan at least. After years of penny-pinching randomness, that's a huge plus, and probably the basis of the owners' patience.
He spent a ton, and the football is gash!... isn't that enough?
"We know the club has been trying to sign truly top drawer CBs and attackers"? Really?
Why, because the papers say so?
And before you go portraying Otamendi or Mangala as poor signings, let's give them a chance... trying not to forget that we wanted rid of Vidic after his first 6 months... they might actually turn out to be shit... but I wouldn't be as quick as you to use their names, as a defense for our shitty moves...
And this... "There's a fairly clear plan at least."... is that right???
Well.... considering what we had, what we needed, what we wanted, and what we ended up with, I'll just assume you're being sarcastic...