May 13, 2019 at 9:17 am #1751326
I don’t think we’re really in for Gueye unless we can get him in the £15-20m bracket. Given that Ed refused to sign Perisic given his age profile and his cost, which is similar to Gueye at this moment in time, I can’t see this being a real story. I might have to eat my hat in this case though.
I think if we’re going to sign someone who is 29-30 and costing that amount of money they need to be a leader, a potential captain. Although to be fair, if they’re a potential captain and that age, they’ll probably cost at least £20m more than Gueye.May 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm #1751436
Whats the thoughts on the Dybala rumours? I’ve always liked him as a player but its a bit concerning that Juve seem so happy to let him leave!May 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm #1751441
Ronaldo has taken his spot in the team. Makes Dybala a saleable asset, think he has a minimum fee in his contract so they can’t really stop him, if he wants out. Really haven’t watched that much of him but I think he’s better suited to a mobile, interchanging frontline than Lukaku.May 13, 2019 at 2:12 pm #1751507
Much rather go for D.Rice and Tielemans.May 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm #1751522
Rice and Tielemans are very different players to Dybala, we need all three in midfield to be honest, Rice and Tielemans to steady the ship and Dybala to be that false nine/ No. 10 who plays behind the main striker and is able to unlock stubborn defences, something we’re patently lacking in at the moment.May 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm #1751530
Meant to say ahead of Gueye,because of his age.Dybala would help us in terms of never seeing JLingz and Martial-ever again!May 13, 2019 at 3:33 pm #1751559
Sympathy for the DevilsParticipant
Dybala is top class – like, would be a viable replacement for Salah at Liverpool level. The reasons for his current predicament are two-fold:
1. He had issues with management at Juventus a year or so ago where he had an outburst and that seemed to stick for quite a while.
2. Juventus brought in Ronaldo last summer and pushed Dybala to the side because they wanted to make Ronaldo the star of the team.
I’d take Dybala in a heartbeat for our RW position – he’s 25 which is a good age and has that X-factor that only players like Salah or Hazard have.
The only issue is that he will cost us something like 80 to 90m in today’s market, which will be a chunk of our transfer funds. If we can sell Lingard for a good, inflated price and bring him in though – boy oh boy!May 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm #1751570
Would still need Lingard as a squad player, surely getting Sanchez and Lukaku off the wage bill would make better sense to start with.May 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm #1751578
If Greenwood, Chong, Gomez and Tuanzebe are coming through and the possibility of Henderson, would we still need him as a homegrown talent?May 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm #1751589
Oh boy,DDG,Fred,Pogba and Sanchez in the team of the FOTY,lolMay 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm #1751599
Sorry, Lingard isn’t even a squad player, not that I hold out much hope for Chong, Greenwood and Gomez. I thought Chong might make it a while back but the more I see the less I think it’ll happen. I don’t know what it is about these United hopefuls but I just don’t see it I’m afraid.May 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm #1751602
Not sure why Dybala’s being mentioned in the same company as Rice and Tielemans because he ain’t a midfielder. Having said that, I’m not sure what he is and I guess that’s the problem. Hasn’t got the pace to be an on the break striker but has wonderful ability. He probably ‘sits’ just behind a main striker, just in front of midfield. Is he what we need? Not sure, and if you’re not sure 80 million’s a lot.May 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm #1751603
jm1502-Rice is being mentioned as someone who could replace Matic,Tielemans as upgrade on Mata & JLingz,whereas Dybala would be someone who could play just behind the striker or on either of the wings.May 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm #1751660
if we bring in dybala we wont see dybala play. meaning when have united brought in a great player and he’s either improved or stayed at the same level? plus great players dont want to come to united. we got that attacking lad from madrid who lit it up the first game he was here. but then we told him he had to defend when that wasn’t what he was good at. and predictably he was much less effective. and the press blamed him and not the united coaching. people used to say it was the city that players didnt want to come to and london had an unfair advantage but the bevy world class players across town would suggest that’s not the case. at some point people around the world are going to ask themselves why they support a team that plays such dire football. and then it’ll all be over.
at that point jm1502 will have to find another anger vehicle for his repressed whateverMay 13, 2019 at 8:47 pm #1751663
Dybala is absolutely not a winger – no pace. He plays centrally between midfield and attack but at 85m, no thanks. We have far bigger issues.
Mind you, replacing the young Jesse Lingard is one of them. Thats Jesse who will be 27 in December. Did you know that TAA, the Pool right back, has more assists in the League this year than our attacking midfield maestro Jesse has in his ENTIRE United career.
The bar at this club has rarely been lower.
As for Matic the soon-to-be 30 year old Gueye needs to be avoided and the youthful Rice or Ndidi are far better bets with age and poyential for even further improvement on their side.
As for Centre Half, we should get Maguire – readymade concrete block mallet, motivated, hungry, decent in possession and a polar opposite to Phil Jones where reliability is concerned.May 13, 2019 at 10:28 pm #1751671
Wow this fan has poured his heart out…how much is true tho?May 13, 2019 at 11:08 pm #1751677
Looks like Woodward has found his Director of Football….Darren Fletcher. The Glazers have definitely looked at the gross incompetence of their country’s president and decided they can take that to the next level at United.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Fletcher who was a limited yet hard-working professional who’s always cared about the club. That, however, shouldn’t be enough to even be considered for this role just like being an United legend who managed to bring a bit of feel-good factor back for a short while shouldn’t have been enough for Ole to land a permanent job.
I love Ole but he’s in way over his head with the way this club has been managed. He should have been a temporary solution before the long-term problems were addressed. Instead, he’ll only become part of the problem because he doesn’t have the experience, nous or indeed tools to deal with all of our monumental problems. This club is well and truly not about football anymore and all about f***ing itself up it’s own arse. Well done. Well done, indeed.May 14, 2019 at 6:44 am #1751685
Excellent article. And I agree 100% even though I think he’s a little harsh on Ole and wrong to assume any old boy for DoF would be a yes man. Any DoF will be a Yes Man because that will be one of Ed’s hiring criteria.May 14, 2019 at 6:53 am #1751686
Darren Fletcher to be appointed as Technical Director?What the….May 14, 2019 at 8:15 am #1751710
How much isn’t true Libanski? Seems pretty accurate to me, I’m just glad I’m not a season ticket holder.
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