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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Tyton View Post
    How did you manage to get an infraction around here anyway. I pick fights with everybody and I have no points since 2012.

    I feel left out.
    Pretty much the same. Last 3 infractions all were "joke". FM Base has gotten soft.
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  2. Ducker saying Herrera, Mata, Darmian, Rojo, Valencia will all leave and the club want rid of Alexis and will listen to good offers for Bailly and Lukaku. That’s some ruthless shit right there. Would not let Lukaku go this Summer though. Read that Ole been really impressed with Burkart and will likely go on tour in the Summer.

  3. same would not let lukaku go but if some1 makes a good offer i take it and only way we get rid of alexis is if we pay most of his wage

  4. If a club offers 80+ mill for Lukaku, I'd take it in a heart beat

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  5. If we're letting Lukaku go, ideally need to be looking at someone like Dybala in return. Likes to drop deep, good link up play and a good finisher. Plus, he maybe available, due to being sidelined at Juve. Can play alone up-top or in the 10 role. Will also cover for Mata being gone, mind.

    And also, I highly doubt we will be able to get rid of Sanchez and his wages.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Sherkey View Post
    If we're letting Lukaku go, ideally need to be looking at someone like Dybala in return. Likes to drop deep, good link up play and a good finisher. Plus, he maybe available, due to being sidelined at Juve. Can play alone up-top or in the 10 role. Will also cover for Mata being gone, mind.

    And also, I highly doubt we will be able to get rid of Sanchez and his wages.
    Dont think Dybala suits the style Ole wants in a STR or a winger. Rather give him a miss.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Legend Incredimaria View Post
    If a club offers 80+ mill for Lukaku, I'd take it in a heart beat

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    Chelsea has transfer ban...
    Cant see any top team that would want him for that money. Maybe Bayern if Lewa goes if they dont have some contract expired striker already lined up.

  8. You've got no chance of getting anywhere close to £80m for Lukaku! He is a good but limited striker that in reality doesn't fit Ole's system hence why he always prefers Rashford usually in his preferred 11. I'd absolutely love Werner more than anyone, but probably going to Bayern like anyone else in Bundesliga does.

    100% Lukaku should go if he isn't happy with being rotation at best next season and even still, he doesn't have the game to truly succeed long-term for us. Can't believe how many chances he bottles in big games as well, although Rashford is as bad when it comes to that! Rashford far better on the ball though and with his first touch especially.

    We can get someone better for us than Lukaku for us, saying it for months. Made up if Solskjaer sees the same way, just goes to show that your so called 'meltdown ZZ' was right all along.

  9. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    You've got no chance of getting anywhere close to £80m for Lukaku! He is a good but limited striker that in reality doesn't fit Ole's system hence why he always prefers Rashford usually in his preferred 11. I'd absolutely love Werner more than anyone, but probably going to Bayern like anyone else in Bundesliga does.

    100% Lukaku should go if he isn't happy with being rotation at best next season and even still, he doesn't have the game to truly succeed long-term for us. Can't believe how many chances he bottles in big games as well, although Rashford is as bad when it comes to that! Rashford far better on the ball though and with his first touch especially.

    We can get someone better for us than Lukaku for us, saying it for months. Made up if Solskjaer sees the same way, just goes to show that your so called 'meltdown ZZ' was right all along.
    We can't get someone better if we only get half his fucking value you idiot. Which is why the club are rightly looking to get at least parity back.

  10. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatre of Dreams83 View Post
    Dont think Dybala suits the style Ole wants in a STR or a winger. Rather give him a miss.
    Dybala would be perfect tbh. But even if he wanted to leave he's going to cost at least 80-90m which means getting a similar fee for Lukaku
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  11. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Only way it's even remotely worth letting him go is for the same value or more than we bought so we csn actually upgrade on him.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Mike. View Post
    We can't get someone better if we only get half his fucking value you idiot. Which is why the club are rightly looking to get at least parity back.
    Wow calm down, why do you get so defensive over Lukaku and other players like mata? Just accept that they aren't really right for where we are trying to get to now and move on.

    I didn't say anything about half his value, I just said that you won't get anywhere close to £80m for him. Which is perfectly true, no elite club will be after him either, it will be a team like Inter I reckon and you might get £40m-50m at a push.

  13. Utd women can seal the title today with a win against Palace at 12:00.
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  14. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    Wow calm down, why do you get so defensive over Lukaku and other players like mata? Just accept that they aren't really right for where we are trying to get to now and move on.

    I didn't say anything about half his value, I just said that you won't get anywhere close to £80m for him. Which is perfectly true, no elite club will be after him either, it will be a team like Inter I reckon and you might get £40m-50m at a push.
    It's not being defensive, it's just not being a complete moron, and realising it takes money to replace players. We need at least 3 players before we even think about replacing Mata and Lukaku. Mata goes on a free so no money there, which means you can't fucking settle for 50m if you actually wanted to upgrade on Lukaku. Ffs

    I get angry at the sheer stupidity of chucking players out with no idea on how to replace them. That's what it is.

  15. It's not like Werner and Icardi and others are probably on the marker this summer.... I think Werner would fit Ole perfectly if he doesn't go to Bayern I don't really know what the latest on him is because there will be good options available this summer. I highly doubt you need £80m to sign his replacement unless you're going for someone who we have little chance of getting.... Dybala or whoever.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Theatre of Dreams83 View Post
    Dont think Dybala suits the style Ole wants in a STR or a winger. Rather give him a miss.
    Isn't he perfect for it? He plays similar to a False 9 role, can shift play, moves out wide, makes runs from deep, and has a good finish on him. It is very similar to what Ole is getting Rashford to do, only a lot more polished.

    If you'd said Dybala was not suited to be a Mourinho striker, yeah, that'd be true, hands down. For Ole, he is a perfect fit.

    Plus, can ignore his record this season due to his position being changed to accommodate Ronaldo in the team.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    It's not like Werner and Icardi and others are probably on the marker this summer.... I think Werner would fit Ole perfectly if he doesn't go to Bayern I don't really know what the latest on him is because there will be good options available this summer. I highly doubt you need £80m to sign his replacement unless you're going for someone who we have little chance of getting.... Dybala or whoever.
    I think all three will be on the market - Icardi due to his situation at Inter. Werner, because his club president confirmed he is not signing a new contract. Dybala, most likely because he is no longer the first name on the teamsheet. If Ronaldo stays, Dybala may look to move. Plus, the fact that they apparently got Joao Felix to cover his role.

    Sigh. But before we dream of that, we need around 2 CMs, a RW and a RB/LB (whichever FB we get). Then need to think about an upgrade on a Striker. Sigh. If this was FM (or FIFA), I'd straight out be looking at a Lukaku + Cash for Dybala deal (if we had money left over). But that's not going to happen//

  18. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    It's not like Werner and Icardi and others are probably on the marker this summer.... I think Werner would fit Ole perfectly if he doesn't go to Bayern I don't really know what the latest on him is because there will be good options available this summer. I highly doubt you need £80m to sign his replacement unless you're going for someone who we have little chance of getting.... Dybala or whoever.
    Werner is almost definitely going to Bayern
    If you think Lukaku doesn't fit us, then lol at even thinking about Icardi, who brings massive baggage with him too, as well as his agent/wife who brings her own strife
    Which others are on the market? And how much?

    Because right now if all those players are going we need 2 centre mids, a full back, probably right, a right winger, and a striker. How much do you think that's going to cost?

    Oh yeah, and a centre back.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Sherkey View Post
    I think all three will be on the market - Icardi due to his situation at Inter. Werner, because his club president confirmed he is not signing a new contract. Dybala, most likely because he is no longer the first name on the teamsheet. If Ronaldo stays, Dybala may look to move. Plus, the fact that they apparently got Joao Felix to cover his role.

    Sigh. But before we dream of that, we need around 2 CMs, a RW and a RB/LB (whichever FB we get). Then need to think about an upgrade on a Striker. Sigh. If this was FM (or FIFA), I'd straight out be looking at a Lukaku + Cash for Dybala deal (if we had money left over). But that's not going to happen//
    Yeah I know they are on the market this summer, that was basically my sarcastic point and why we can't replace Lukaku this summer when there are good options available!

    This is a big window and a lot of work needed, I doubt we'll get much of it achieved but hope I'm wrong. We need that director of Football to be in place and have time to sort this mess out sadly!

    Striker isn't a priority but I do think it's an issue for us. But like you say we do have other priorities for sure.

  20. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    Yeah I know they are on the market this summer, that was basically my sarcastic point and why we can't replace Lukaku this summer when there are good options available!

    This is a big window and a lot of work needed, I doubt we'll get much of it achieved but hope I'm wrong. We need that director of Football to be in place and have time to sort this mess out sadly!

    Striker isn't a priority but I do think it's an issue for us. But like you say we do have other priorities for sure.
    Again, how do you finance all that?

    And of course we won't get it all done. It's almost financially impossible. And that would be the case with a director of football in place.

  21. Yeah there’s no chance of doing a complete fix in one Summer DOF or not. Sort out the gaping holes first FB, RW, CM, CB and shift out some deadwood then supplement with the odd youth promotion. Have a good pre season build next year then take stock the following summer and polish the final touches to have a real charge the season after.

  22. #MUWomen team to play Crystal Palace (kick-off 12:00 BST): Chamberlain, Harris, Palmer, M. Turner, Greenwood (c), Zelem, Toone, Galton, Arnot, Sigsworth, James.


    Substitutes: A.Turner, Green, Ramsey, Hanson, Devlin, Smith.

    Come on you Reds

  23. Cant understand the phenomen of Dybala. I dont watch Serie A, but almost every CL game the past season i have tried to see from Juve. He does not seem to be that game changing world class player. Or it is just those big games and he plays very good in Italy and against lower teams. Some flashy plays from Cl also but that it it.
    This kind of calibre guy that people make him, should not lose starting positsion so easy.

    Maybe I am wrong, but could see this like another Di Maria situation.
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  24. Nah, Dybala as a main striker would create more issues than solutions. If he was used as a main striker, then your wingers/midfielder need to contribute in goals and runs. United don't have that kind of personnel. United need a stiker who can create for himself. Rashford is getting there.

  25. Get in 1-0 Utd. Pressing from the front which leads to James receiving the ball in the box. Beats a couple of players then places it in the far corner. 9 mins gone.

    27 mins gone still 1-0. Utd on top but sloppy with the play. Stoney giving them a bit of a dressing down at the water break.

    2-0 Utd. Great pass out from CB by Palmer to Toone who slots a love ball in behind to Galton on the wing who’s cross is tapped home by Arnot. 34 mins gone.

    James goal https://twitter.com/manutdwomen/stat...803016192?s=21

    3-0 Utd now after 36 mins. Utd win the ball back in CM. Ball goes wide to Galton who makes a great dribbling run beating a few players then slams a rocket shot with her left into the corner from a tight angle.

    3-0 HT Stoney bollocking at the water break defo worked. Been miles better since. Nearly made it 4-0 with the last kick of the half. Palmer plays a great ball over the top after stopping a Palace attack. Arnot runs on to it and tries a Cantona chip but unfortunately it hits the bar and bounced away. Great effort!

    4-0 Utd. James drives at Palace who shot gets blocked away. But Toone hits the rebound and it flicks past the keeper off Sigsworth. Straight from the second half kick off.

    Arnot goal https://twitter.com/manutdwomen/stat...139634688?s=21

    Galton goal https://twitter.com/manutdwomen/stat...758502912?s=21

    first Utd sub Toone off for Mollie Green 53 mins
    Second Utd sub after 60 mins Arnot off for Lizzie Arnot
    third sub Sigsworth off for Devlin after 68 mins

    5-0 Utd great solo effort by James. Beats 3 players then places a lovely finish past the keeper. 83 mins gone

    6-0 Utd. Winning the ball back in CM. Hanson receives the ball out wide. Cuts it inside to Devlin who’s chip cross is headed home by James for her hat trick

    Lauren James makes it 7-0 on 90 mins. The crowd are giving the team a fantastic standing ovation

    FT 7-0. Championeeeeees what season for this great young NEW team! 88 gls scored only six conceded playing fantastic attacking football. Bring on the super league! Well done ladies
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  26. U18s playing Derby atm 0-0

    Kick off at 12pm

  27. Since Ole played football manager here's to me hoping for some fm-esque signings like Gedson Fernandez, Fedrico Chiesa, Dayot Upemacano, Josh Tymon, Bruno Fernandez...

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  28. Yeah Dybala’s certainly not the answer to our problems. Not a fan of his profile; a “9.5” who can’t doesn’t really excel wide. If we really want his sort of profile, then just sign Griezmann who’s superior.

  29. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanjagl View Post
    Nah, Dybala as a main striker would create more issues than solutions. If he was used as a main striker, then your wingers/midfielder need to contribute in goals and runs. United don't have that kind of personnel. United need a stiker who can create for himself. Rashford is getting there.
    This is the thing. We need the wingers doing this anyway.

  30. Check out Greenwood goal in Utd u18s 1-2 win at Derby https://twitter.com/fabioprod/status...196659717?s=21
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  31. Quote Originally Posted by Mike. View Post
    This is the thing. We need the wingers doing this anyway.
    They do, I agree. But with Dybala that would be their main job. With proper striker, you dont need to rely on wingers to score as much as they would need with a player like him. Good example is Firmino from Lpool. Lukaku will score goals if you create for him, problem is - United wingers aint creative enough. But its not just wingers fault, its also fullbacks and midfielders as well.

  32. Quote Originally Posted by Vanjagl View Post
    They do, I agree. But with Dybala that would be their main job. With proper striker, you dont need to rely on wingers to score as much as they would need with a player like him. Good example is Firmino from Lpool. Lukaku will score goals if you create for him, problem is - United wingers aint creative enough. But its not just wingers fault, its also fullbacks and midfielders as well.
    Exactly. Lukaku is a proper striker. Problem is we dont play to his strengths. If he can bang them in for west brom, everton and belgium then hes more than capable for us. First problem you would expect is we dont play like west brom and everton. We dont play long ball as suck to a target man. But his performaces for Belgium kill that theory. He can do it in both set-ups.

    In my opinion the biggest problem we have had for lukaku is lack of quality putting balls into the box. IMO our best crosser at the moment is Dalot, but him and lukaku havent really had a decent run of games together. If we play with Lingard/Martial/Rashford/Sanchez out wide and start lukaku upfront, that kills his game. Coz they all cut inside and keep the ball.

    I always wanted us to sign Lukaku from his anderlecht days. Top player. Proved that at west brom and everton. Chelsea was mad to let him go coz he was a ready made drogba clone in the style of play at the time. But if we dont adapt our play to his strengths then we might as well get rid. Almost the same as Fellaini. He was class for Everton and Belgium playing off a striker. Using his strength to hold the ball and knock it down for the striker, but we sign himm and for years use him infront of the back 4 and complain when hes all elbows. But when we put him forward in his best position he scored important goals. What a shock
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  33. To play to the kak's strength, we need players that can consistently whip in good crosses....we don't have that atm.

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  34. Confirmed United squad members

    David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku

  35. Ole said 4/5 signings in the Summer defo not 6. Also said budget or targets won’t change regardless of top 4 things are going on towards the summer now. Said there’s a lot to do in pre season especially fitness wise. Didn’t sound like he was going to be keeping Sanchez around next season. And said Pogba will be key and he’s told him in recent talks that he’s still key to his next seasons plans and will use him as a 6/8.

  36. Solskjaer on creating a culture
    As a club we cannot carry players. Everyone has to take ownership, keep improving, show that hunger that you want to get better individually and as a team.

    It's about culture as well. They have to get the culture where players take ownership themselves. I think the players deserve to get the chance to come in for pre-season and show what they're capable of. Are they fit enough? Are they hungry enough? Do they want this enough? Do they want to give everything to the team? Or do they think only about themselves?

    What is the definition of culture? I'd say it's about how we do things here and I have my way of doing things and I expect them to be done. We want to create a culture that we believe in. That might mean small things like having breakfast or lunch together.

    I like my players to take ownership of their own careers and their futures. That's the type of player I like – and I have been impressed by many of the players we have got here. Not all of them, but a lot of them.

  37. On telling players their United careers are over
    That's what you sign up for when you come to Manchester United.

    You have to make tough decisions. You have to say to players 'I don't think you're for me'.

    Take Mason Greenwood. He's 17-years-old. He is a player for me. I want to give him the chance to become a top player at this club.

    It's the same with Marcus Rashford at 21 and Diogo Dalot at 20. These players are going to get a chance – and that is going to affect players who are at the other end of their careers.

  38. Mike Phelen prefers to be #mufc's sporting director if he joins the club full time next season #mulive

  39. Quote Originally Posted by Theatre of Dreams83 View Post
    Solskjaer on creating a culture
    As a club we cannot carry players. Everyone has to take ownership, keep improving, show that hunger that you want to get better individually and as a team.

    It's about culture as well. They have to get the culture where players take ownership themselves. I think the players deserve to get the chance to come in for pre-season and show what they're capable of. Are they fit enough? Are they hungry enough? Do they want this enough? Do they want to give everything to the team? Or do they think only about themselves?

    What is the definition of culture? I'd say it's about how we do things here and I have my way of doing things and I expect them to be done. We want to create a culture that we believe in. That might mean small things like having breakfast or lunch together.

    I like my players to take ownership of their own careers and their futures. That's the type of player I like – and I have been impressed by many of the players we have got here. Not all of them, but a lot of them.
    Thats what we want to hear. This is the reason why we have still have Jones, Young and Valencia for the last 8 years. Players not good enough cruising along and a manager not ruthless enough to get them out the door. Or a manager not putting their foot down with Ed about new contracts. I find it hard to believe Jose was pushed around on that front but it is what it is.

    We need to get the dickheads out the door. And if Ole is looking at the youngsters to come in that actually care about the shirt and place in the squad then great. We need fight. It sounds like Ole wants that ownership back in the team. Like when Neville and Keane talk about the players managing the dressing room themselves. They all kicked shit out of each other if they didnt give 100% even in training. We have lost that. I think Herrera has that mindset but he's on the verge of walking. As soon as he goes out of our midfield 3 we have crumbled. Players like Herrera and Mata are vital to us going forward.

    Mata might be out of place on the pitch in the current system but he's vital in the dressing room for the attitude hes got and the team mentality. He gets what we are about and connects with the fans like nobody else. If anyone feels the passion of the fans and translates that to a kick up the arse of the players its him. We can't lose that. Even Valencia but he's gone now. He's been there and gets it. Keeping players with that attitude is more valuable than any contract or transfer fee. Especially if we are looking at bringing youngsters through or buying younger players to stay a good few years.

    We need a few players in the summer, but if we can keep Mata and Herrera then that will have more benefit on the youngsters coming up than any new signing can ever do.

  40. Had chat with friend who is more into Serie A and keeps eye on PL. Talked about different transfers and summers. There was one guy he highly praised, who is not named often but can be amazing transfer to any team (similarities to Kante). He added that taking consideration United midfield problems he would be amazing addition to them for long term. And should be snapped up this summer or he will get more expensive.

    Nicolo Barella is his name. Maybe in Italy he is more well known. From his talks, articles and videos i checked the kid is real deal. Amazing tackling ability and as he is used sometimes as nr10 he has developed very good passing abilities. Very versatile player who can be used in every mid position.

  41. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveorobbo View Post
    Thats what we want to hear. This is the reason why we have still have Jones, Young and Valencia for the last 8 years. Players not good enough cruising along and a manager not ruthless enough to get them out the door. Or a manager not putting their foot down with Ed about new contracts. I find it hard to believe Jose was pushed around on that front but it is what it is.

    We need to get the dickheads out the door. And if Ole is looking at the youngsters to come in that actually care about the shirt and place in the squad then great. We need fight. It sounds like Ole wants that ownership back in the team. Like when Neville and Keane talk about the players managing the dressing room themselves. They all kicked shit out of each other if they didnt give 100% even in training. We have lost that. I think Herrera has that mindset but he's on the verge of walking. As soon as he goes out of our midfield 3 we have crumbled. Players like Herrera and Mata are vital to us going forward.

    Mata might be out of place on the pitch in the current system but he's vital in the dressing room for the attitude hes got and the team mentality. He gets what we are about and connects with the fans like nobody else. If anyone feels the passion of the fans and translates that to a kick up the arse of the players its him. We can't lose that. Even Valencia but he's gone now. He's been there and gets it. Keeping players with that attitude is more valuable than any contract or transfer fee. Especially if we are looking at bringing youngsters through or buying younger players to stay a good few years.

    We need a few players in the summer, but if we can keep Mata and Herrera then that will have more benefit on the youngsters coming up than any new signing can ever do.
    This, as much as you need quality, you need identity. We need to rebuild that. With the players that are here and with those who join in the summer. Players who want to win, have the ability to be elite and understand the demands of being here.

    Phelan as sporting director would be a strong start. The ideal of course would be van der sar. Both men understand the inherent identity of United. Which means they can target players who would fit that.

  42. Quote Originally Posted by Bujakaa92 View Post
    Had chat with friend who is more into Serie A and keeps eye on PL. Talked about different transfers and summers. There was one guy he highly praised, who is not named often but can be amazing transfer to any team (similarities to Kante). He added that taking consideration United midfield problems he would be amazing addition to them for long term. And should be snapped up this summer or he will get more expensive.

    Nicolo Barella is his name. Maybe in Italy he is more well known. From his talks, articles and videos i checked the kid is real deal. Amazing tackling ability and as he is used sometimes as nr10 he has developed very good passing abilities. Very versatile player who can be used in every mid position.
    barella is a terrific prospect.Only problem is by all counts both milan clubs are circling so id say he will end up there.Dont see many young italians coming to the premier league.

  43. Don't fancy Phelan much as a Sporting Director tbh, you need someone who is fresh and will come in with new ideas that will guide us into the future. Yes we want to get back to where we were, but it's about evolving now as well. VdS or Mitchell it has to be for me. Phelan kept as.a coach or if he doesn't want to then we can replace him I guess.

    Someone with a track record of success in that role as well, as I say it has only got to be Mitchell or VdS if we're serious about progressing as a club into the future. No disrespect intended to Phelan of course.

  44. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    Don't fancy Phelan much as a Sporting Director tbh, you need someone who is fresh and will come in with new ideas that will guide us into the future. Yes we want to get back to where we were, but it's about evolving now as well. VdS or Mitchell it has to be for me. Phelan kept as.a coach or if he doesn't want to then we can replace him I guess.

    Someone with a track record of success in that role as well, as I say it has only got to be Mitchell or VdS if we're serious about progressing as a club into the future. No disrespect intended to Phelan of course.
    Do you even know what a sporting director usually does? It's about keeping continuity at a club when managers, particularly with with recruitment

    Yoi chuck out fresh as a buzzword, but what does it even mean. We need someone to guide the scouting department in finding players that fit United. Who knows who fits United? Phelan.

  45. Quote Originally Posted by Mike. View Post
    This, as much as you need quality, you need identity. We need to rebuild that. With the players that are here and with those who join in the summer. Players who want to win, have the ability to be elite and understand the demands of being here.

    Phelan as sporting director would be a strong start. The ideal of course would be van der sar. Both men understand the inherent identity of United. Which means they can target players who would fit that.
    Quote Originally Posted by zzeezzy View Post
    Don't fancy Phelan much as a Sporting Director tbh, you need someone who is fresh and will come in with new ideas that will guide us into the future. Yes we want to get back to where we were, but it's about evolving now as well. VdS or Mitchell it has to be for me. Phelan kept as.a coach or if he doesn't want to then we can replace him I guess.

    Someone with a track record of success in that role as well, as I say it has only got to be Mitchell or VdS if we're serious about progressing as a club into the future. No disrespect intended to Phelan of course.
    You do realise most DOF/SP are ex players who have absolutely no experience in the role. Prime examples of two of the best in the business in Zorc and Monchi who were handed huge jobs at Dortmund and Sevilla. The rest is history! Experience in the role doesn’t mean success many facets and factors come into the job. Plus Phelan does have experience in the job anyway.


    Anyways great to see on Sunday Supplement this morning Ole getting praise for his style and way of management and especially tactical side of the job he’s done. Some fans need to calm the feck down a bit and realise where we were and have bit of patience!

    Sorry Mike don’t know why your post got quoted also.
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  46. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Also zz you name van der sar. Remind me how he got the job at Ajax? As an ex player who understood the nature of the club and it's core message

  47. Look, I recently took to manage United at FM19 and I have to tell you, I have a lot more sympathy for both LvG and Mourinho. Players are cunts.

    Sorry, do carry on.
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  48. Mitten saying Bailly will get one more chance next season and Ole has faith in his ability. If that’s the case then I will be happy with Smalling, Jones, Bailly, Lindelof, Tuanzebe next year. Think FB is the biggest priority in our defence atm.

  49. Quote Originally Posted by Theatre of Dreams83 View Post
    Mitten saying Bailly will get one more chance next season and Ole has faith in his ability. If that’s the case then I will be happy with Smalling, Jones, Bailly, Lindelof, Tuanzebe next year. Think FB is the biggest priority in our defence atm.
    Yeah, thats what I was saying. Smalling/Lindelof first choice with Bailly potentially replacing one of them ( Smalling most likely). Rest of defenders are backup.

  50. Quote Originally Posted by Vanjagl View Post
    Yeah, thats what I was saying. Smalling/Lindelof first choice with Bailly potentially replacing one of them ( Smalling most likely). Rest of defenders are backup.
    Tbh baring 2 off the top of my head 1 which we won’t have a chance at getting I honestly can’t think of any top class CBS that will improve us. Koulibaly being the only realistic option but Napoli will absolutely rinse us dry. Other than him your looking at younger unproven defenders again, which won’t necessarily improve us and will take time to settle.

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