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    Summer 2019 - transfer targets

    Sounds FANTASY-TIC...... Realistically don't see any rumors for similar players. With Matic fading away surely there in lack of proper midfield options. Unless Ole is seeing Periera as the replacement. There are talks going round of Bruno and Eriksen but both are more attacking options. Lets see who we end up with. However this summer we lost two players who deserve that MANUTD jersey the most and best fit for the armband - Valencia and Herrera. Not tying Herrera down to the club for long term is surely a blunder IMO.
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    Summer 2019 - transfer targets

    We have not replaced Herrera yet... 3 days to go.
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    Summer 2019 - transfer targets

    I thought Sarri was running through all transfers, formations and player roles by Ronnie even before finalizing.... Lukaku transfer is with Ronnie's blessings
  4. Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez DOB – 19 Dec 1988 Position – Forward Squad # - 7 "Alexis Sanchez should be playing for a bigger club" -- Chile legend Ivan Zamarano Joined MANUTD on 22 Jan 2018 taking on the iconic # 7 (which has been jinxed since the departure of Ronaldo) and became the club’s first Chilean footballer. “It’s a dream to play for United. I looked at the badge and my hairs stood up one end….” - Alexis He was only 16 years old in February 2005 when he made his first-team debut for Cobreloa, a club based in the north of his native Chile, near to the biggest open copper mine in the world, Chuquicamata. The manager who gave him that breakthrough, Nelson Acosta, recalled in an interview with The Telegraph in 2011: "Normally in young boys, there is something missing, be it skill, or vision, or the ability to beat a man. Not in Alexis. That is very rare." Alexis inevitably caught the eye of European scouts and he was signed by Udinese in April 2006, although the Italian club immediately loaned him to another club in Chile, Colo Colo, and followed that with another temporary move to River Plate in Argentina. After winning league titles with both South American teams, he relocated to Italy and became an integral member of Udinese's squad for three seasons.After netting 21 goals in 112 appearances and catching the eye with a series of dazzling displays for the Serie A side, Barcelona came calling in the summer of 2011 as Alexis became the first Chilean to play for the Catalan giants. 3 seasons at Barcelona he scored 39 goals winning the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa (twice), UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup. 4 Seasons at Arsenal he scored 60 goals and won the FA cup (twice) and Community Shield Alexis has not only shown his world-class ability in club football but on the international stage too. After earning his first cap in April 2006, aged just 17, he established himself as a key figure for Chile. Highlights include starring in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and winning the Copa America twice, scoring the decisive spot kick in the 2015 penalty shoot-out win against Argentina. He is his country’s joint most-capped player with 115 caps alongside Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and their all-time leading scorer with an impressive 38 goals to his name PL title and CL medal are the ones missing in his cabinet… here’s hoping he achieves both at MANUTD…
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    Who will leave? - Summer 2019

    Who ever leaves is fine.. but Herrera should not have left
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    Daniel James

    Medical in progress apparently.... so our first signing of the summer is a him... don't know what to make out of it..
  7. Starting this thread just to report any technical issues encountered. I noticed that in the Notifications - for a quote the thread Title is not listed in the Notification but for a Like it is listed. Can it be sorted out to maintain consistency as well as helps to know under which thread is my post quoted without clicking on it.
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    Pogba get rid now?

    SAF surely will be laughing looking at this thread. Another testimony to his judgement.
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    Who will leave? - Summer 2019

    Still unable to comprehend and understand how we can let Herrera leave... he should have been the one player (among all likely to leave.. Mata, Pogba, Lukaku, Sanchez) we would have done all to keep .... and give him the captaincy too. P.S. - Going by the downturn of results for Ole, it isn't just coincidence that the results took the downturn since Herrera has been out of the starting 11.
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    Phelan as Technical Director

    Going by the latest sound bytes... hearing that there will be two roles. Phelan is being considered for the in-house tasks of looking at academy to first team belt. And another one to be the one looking at external signings to bring in. (Rio is the latest name).
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    Ed Woodward

    This is precisely the problem with have a non footballing CEO who just looked at the commercial side and backing the manager's demands. He just got the manager's the players they want.... for LVG the likes of Di Maria, Falcao.... and for Pogba the likes of Sanchez and Fred. And when he failed to get the demands of the Manager's he was deemed a failure like in case of not getting the CB in last summer which JM wanted. Clearly the problem was about not having a DOP.... and that could be attributed to bringing in Managers who were expected to have a better experience to do it all by themselves like SAF did all those years. But the game has moved on, transfer market has changed drastically and post SAF there is hardly any blueprint for the future. Even though a little late, atleast now we are hearing some traction to appoint a DOP which is still late in the game. Hopefully the restructuring of the club backroom staff will yield the necessary results. And this should be the final chance for Ed to get it right. If it fails now, he should be gone.
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    Director of Football

    Exactly.... we have seen all those fail. An outsider approach to come with a different perspective. I kind of like Rio for the role. As a pundit, found him to be more balanced in his comments and criticism. Surely has the stature to command respect across. On other hand in a way smitten by what Ajax have done to restore back their club by using their former players for the key positions.
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    Ole: 'The best thing since sliced bread'.

    mathematically too its not possible this season.
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    Ole: 'The best thing since sliced bread'.

    Mighty happy for him... irrespective of the results he has been making all the right noises.
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    Liverpool 2018/2019: Champions of Europe

    Whole of Manchester is waiting for that to happen... both the red and blue
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    Paul Pogba

    I surely do not see him leaving this summer. It would depend on how we do next season and give him enough confidence that he can add some medals staying at UTD.
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    Ander Herrera

    Yesterday it was PSG... today Arsenal.... He ain't going anywhere.... Ole will ensure that.
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    Romelu Lukaku 2018/19

    He too is out of Belgium squad with foot injury
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    Manchester United Financial Thread

    And we get all the media hypocrisy ... however fact is that over the last few seasons we have not spent the money judiciously
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    Eric Bailly 2018/19

    After the first season high, he really regressed. Not sure its to do with the injuries or more of mental weakness.
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    Marcus Rashford 2018/19

    He's just 21... gentle reminder
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    Next season we should be playing Pogba ----------------------- Fred ----- Herrera/Mactominay -----
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    Nemanja Matic 2018/19

    Matic is no way fit for a two man midfield and gets exposed even more without Herrera. Glad some here feel McTominay is a better option right now.
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    Romelu Lukaku 2018/19

    Apparently injured and unavailable probably for the FA cup game.
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    Summer 2019 - transfer targets

    Not everything though... some make sense. I would not mind signing Alderweireld for 26M instead of spending 70-80M on someone who is hot trending CB out there.