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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2704190/Metalist-Kharkivs-Edmar-Halowski-Lacerda-called-FIGHT-army-changing-citizenship-Ukrainian.html

lmao
Besides that ridiculous Hummels rumour, why isnt Utd linked with any CBs? If wer gonna play with 3 CB next season, and with our CBs injury record, at least 2 new CBs are needed.
Well, I kinda like how our club does the transfer business this window. Not much media attention for Herrera and boom we signed him. I don't mind having to wait but as long as we get our hands on good targets before the deadline I'll be pleased
time to put up or shut up. f**k prices, utd have the 2nd, 3rd or 4th highest revenue in world football iirc. if madrid can drop 86 on bale and 63 on james, or barca drop 75 on suarez, we can afford to buy a couple more star names this window. louis just has to name the targets and woody mails the check lol.

in all seriousness i have a feeling next summer the club will make at least 1 huge signing to get those adidas shirts flowing but we're definitely not done this summer and i think 2-3 more players will come in.
tbh I think we'd have to drop like 45M+ for Klop to consider letting Hummels go as there is no buy-out clause for the lad. Besides for Hummels to choose us we'd need to pay him a ridiculously high wage as well. What happened to Eliaquim Mangala?
I rmb media was so sure City would seal Mangala deal but its been dead
Any Italian defender worth checking out?
Full Match - pre-season Man Utd vs LA Galaxy

http://livefootballvideo.com/fullmatch/world/club-friendlies/la-galaxy-vs-manchester-united
If both Xavi and Lampard end up going to New York, they'd have a better midfield than we did for the past 2-3 years or so.

Let that sink in lol.
Isnt Xavi staying?
Pstttt we had Cleverly and Anderson
Wow xavi as well?
Hey, Hey! Xavi is staying with the Catalans for another season. He is not ready for that life yet :P
Yeah looks like he's staying one more year, but I think he might go next year
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Nice read. The increased ball work is evident: crisp passing and fluid movement on and off the ball when attacking.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jul/24/ryan-giggs-louis-van-gaal-manchester-united-sir-alex-ferguson
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with the new formation, I reckon we should go for a CDM if the deal for Vidal doesn't go through. Alex Song for under 15M would be a good signing imo. He's a good CDM that is EPL proven. Thoughts?
Please, no more arsenal rejects
Lol @ Maaza.

As any Arsenal fan will tell you the idea that Song is a CDM is laughable, Song is more of a I'll do whatever i like kind of midfield player lol. I don't think he has the discipline to be a CDM.
+1
Please buy him!!!
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Straight out of left field. What about Pearson? He is tenacious and determined with talent to boot. We don't have anyone in that mould in the cm area. Could be our butt/keane/ince/ robson type player. Lvg likes to give young players a chance. Maybe he could get some game time. Unlikely I know, with him missing the tour (plus many other reasons I am sure you guys will provide). Granted we would need to bring someone else in but he would bolster that area.

Btw I have just watched class of '92 again so I am all pumped up about giving youth team players a chance haha. May have effected my judgement momentarily :) Don't think I will ever get bored of watching that dvd!

Back to reality. Carvalho seems the best shout for what we need. Then there are less popular options like medel, de jong, guarin, matuidi, schneiderlin, marchisio, song etc
"more like a I'll do whatever I like type of midfielder"

Probably the most accurate description of Song I've ever seen. Decent player, but not what we need atm. Far too undisciplined. Wasn't he a CDM for Arsenal? I barely ever saw him defend. If he came for cheap, I wouldn't mind him, but otherwise no.
yea i don't know about song, before the WC i thought he'd be a good shout but i don't know now. not very disciplined.

we don't necessarily need a star in that position now - medel would be fine for DM.
Please buy him!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With a move for Vidal looking pretty dead I wonder who we might turn to now for central midfield?

We've been linked strongly with Strootman and Gundogan over the last 12 months as you all know but both have suffered devastating injuries over the last 6 months and I don't think either would be a "safe" buy right now if either are even "gettable"...

Tbh I would of been cautiously optimistic about a Carrick-Herrera partnership going into the new season along with an improvement in form from Fellaini and Cleverley but Carricks ankle injury has pissed all over that, I swear our midfield is cursed.

If we've got a shot then I really think we should bite the bullet and try and get William Carvalho in, everyone knows we need a proper dominant ball winner in midfield and I think he would be a perfect partner for Herrera and would allow him to link up seamlessly with Mata, he has everything you could want in a defensive midfielder really even if he isn't a £30 million player (yet).

I know we will probably have to pay an absolute fortune to get him but its what you're willing to pay to get your man, the same applied to Herrera and Shaw who both had inflated price tags but both were the right players who we needed so we paid up.

Carricks injury really sucks man, sets us back massively really, how he will even recover from ligament damage at his age is debatable as well particularly given he was out for over 2 months with groin problems last season, his body could be going on him, he is at the age (33 in a few days).

I'm now a bit worried if I am being honest, struggling to see who we might turn to, kind of felt we put all our eggs in Vidals basket for our central midfield.

What is everyone else thinking?
I wasn't convinced Vidal was available and never really believed the rumours. A move is still possible, and I could still be proved wrong. But I've always felt a CDM is absolutely vital. I know Vidal has great defensive skills and would definitely have been a brilliant signing. I think we all agree that Strootman in January or next summer is highly possible, who can also play a CDM role. But, for me, Carvalho or Khedira or Gustavo would be excellent additions - either one of them is possible and/or a realistic signings this summer. Blind is also widely linked with a move, not sure if he's anything more than a squad player at this moment though.
@Stret

I am bitterly disappointed over Vidal, I actually thought we were going to make it happen as we've shown we're really willing to push the boat out on transfers this summer and pay what we need to pay to get the player we want.

I really thought he would be the big marquee signing, penny pinching has really held us back in recent windows but you cant accuse us of doing that this summer, we've been played clearly.

Yeah I thought about the other players you mentioned and I don't think either Khedira or Gustavo are realistic OR good targets.

Khedira appears to have Chelsea and Arsenal sniffing around him and both clubs are in a better place then we are right now so it will be difficult to compete with either, there is the old Mourinho link up for Khedira at Chelsea and the German link up at Arsenal, I don't think he is a realistic target.

I know Gustavo is highly rated by some but I'm just not keen, not to be old fashioned but I tend to think out and out defensive midfield players should be a bit more physically dominant, I know Gustavo isn't a slouch but he doesn't have Khediras, Matics or Carvalhos power, we do need a good physical presence in midfield too.

After Kleberson and Anderson I don't really want us to sign a Brazilian CM ever again neither lol.

Carvalho seems the best and most realistic option. Blind is a good shout to fill the squad out, can do a job for us anyway.
I'd be really disappointed as well if he didn't get Vidal. Felt like he could've been our big signing this summer and the one to turn this team into one of the very best in europe again.

Seems like all our interest in him has died down lately.

Carrick's injury might be a blessing in disguise as it might just be what we need to convince LVG to break the bank for a CDM.

I just hope we don't do the same mistake we always do and refuse to invest enough in our midfield. Herrera is an outstanding addition but we still need more
@MU4E1999

Are you sure mate?

There was a guy below who said the quotes have been taken completely out of context as well, i hope they have lol.
MUFC I dunno why you're thinking the Vidal deal is dead. Those quotes were fake.

Either way as much as I wanted him I don't really mind. Strootman will most likely become a United player at one point, so no worries.
He doesn't outright say that he is not going to Manchester like the reports suggest.
Lets just wait and see what happens.
Here's an already translated version of the interview: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtVzp5hCEAAjcep.jpg

@MUFC yes, I'm very sure! just read the transcript in Spanish myself and the link above provides a valid translation.

Only thing to note about the Vidal denying the United rumors was him doing so in a jokingly manner.

Vidal never said that he wasn't going to Manchester United, he only played it safe by giving ambiguous answers and of course the journalist twisted his words in order to make headlines.
I would, but the link isn't working...
For all we know, we are not interested in him. Been ALOT of paper talk. Nothing substantial. If we make a high enough bid and juve want to sell then it sounds like he is open to moving in that scenario. Whether it is to us or not is another story.
There are so many DM's out there. I would much rather wait for Strootman than Vidal...
If this is how we are going to play then that greatly reduces the number of players that we need this year. A new central midfielder and a CB would be enough. We will have to sell a lot of players too.


----------RVP/Welbeck----------Rooney/Chica

---------------------Mata/Kagawa/Januzaj

Shaw/James----Herrera/Carrick --Fletcher/Vidal(hope)---Rafael/Valencia

-----------Evans/Keane--Jones/New CB---Smalling/Blacket?

------------------------De Gea


Then we have Anderson, Young, Zaha, Nani, Lingard, Powel, Cleverley,Wilson, Lawrence etc.
I think you guys are in the market for a top cm and a cb. LVG might replace your fringe and not in form players with youth players who show promise.

You guys are not in many competitions next season so he might opt for a tight knit smaller squad as oppose to having players sit on the bench not happy.

Makes sense for playing with 3 at the back he can fit mata, rooney and rvp in their best positions.
Yeah Pewpew is right, a condensed squad of the right quality will serve us best next season, no European commitments means 8-10 games off our schedule as we usually make last-16 / quarters plus there will be no air miles which hurts fatigue.

We will certainly move for another CM especially given Carricks injury, not sure who that will be as Vidal seems to be ruled out which is unfortunate.

We definitely need another CB as well, again I am not sure who that will be neither. The market for CB's isn't great really.
You guys do know that this formation cant work with both Rooney and RVP upfront (If I understand correctly).
This formation requiers two different kind of attackers (as shown today with Rooney and Welbeck). One who can drag out the backline and make runs, while the other handles as a target man, glue the ball down while the other one make the runs. Both Rooney and RVP are to similar in gamestyle (Rooneys lost a bit of pace and hunger these past years), and RVP is not 100% fitness wise yet.

I believe that Rooney will start during the early stages in the PL while RVP slowly gets in the game without without any rushing.
For me, Welbeck fits this formation perfectly, alongside either Rooney or RVP.
But one thing is for sure, no more Rooney in the 10' spot, please.
Agree that this formation needs players to run in behind but I think Rooney can do that. He stopped doing that because he has been asked to play in behind the main striker but when played up front he does make very good runs in behind the line. RVP is brilliant at making such runs. He dosent rely on pace but on timing. This formation plays RVP, Rooney and Mata in their best positions which is great.
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Yaldho is totally right.

There seems to be this misconception that Rooney can no longer operate as a proper No.9 because he has dropped deep in recent seasons which is total nonsense.

Rooney is a monster forward and if you put him up top and tell him to play as a goal scorer he will bag us 20+ goals a season possibly 30+ in all comps (depending on number of games ofc), he has great striking instinct and is surprisingly good at poaching if expected to be the main goal scorer like he was in the 09-10 and 11-12 seasons when he bagged 34 goals in both seasons (all comps).

As Yaldho said on RVP as well, he is more than capable of making good runs, in fact he thrives off it if the service is good.

I think Extery is talking about Welbecks pace offering us something different to Rooney and RVP who are not slow but no where near Welbeck like speed, Welbeck can offer us that kind of running power into the channels as well which we saw today when he assisted Rooneys goal and can generally terrorize slow CB's who play a relatively high line.

Options are good though and under LVG there will be no individuals in the team, not even RVP, whoever performs the best and is most beneficial to the system will start, end of really.
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Agreed^
I want to see us have a really good FA cup run this season. Been far too long. No european fixtures means we can prioritise it. Hopefully get a fixture run like arsenal did last season. Fixtures in that comp usually feck us right over though. Had the likes of city and liverpool away early doors in recent years.
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Yo I know it's been said before and you'll probably mock me, but we played spurs first right after they were high on confidence from thumping you guys, then Liverpool right after they had spanked us, then Everton, Wigan...need I say more? How is that favorable in any way

Edit: staying in London was favorable, I'll give you that. But everyone else played much weaker teams than we did
Arsenal played every game at home, this is always a great advantage - even more so in the big games.

If you had played Spurs, Everton and Liverpool away (2 grounds you lost at in the league) then the chances of getting to the final are not so high.
Lol we got knocked out by Swansea at old Trafford look. It's not fixtures, just f*****g show up and play utd. Tired of us screwing up in the fa cup.
We didn't lose at WHL last season tho! Agree it was nice not running into city or Chelsea but this is two years running Wigan has knocked out city, you can't seriously call them easy pickings still
Playing wigan and then hull in the final is favourable. Avoiding chelsea and city was a major part in arsenal winning it imo. Not taking anything away from arsenal at all. City played stoke in a final and we have had millwall in the past. Prior to last season we have had tough starts to the fa cup. No excuses just an observation.
Ey Cleverly wasn't half bad last night. Never lost possession, spread the ball out wide a couple times. He will have a much better season.

Same with Young. Looked confident, took people on, got the goals and impressed me. But with Van Gaal's system I wonder where he will fit in once we get all our strikers fit and ready.
Good seeing him pass the ball forward more. I think LVG cab turn him into a decent CM. He's got the legs and the discipline. He just lacked confidence and his decision making was poor but he can be a good midfielder when used properly
It was simply the way we played last season doesn't suit any of our players. Young played so well when he's not crossing.
I'm content to see him as a squad player for next season, he has more to offer than he did last campaign but he is no starter.
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