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Hmmm article on ESPN analysing transfers and on LVG:

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The Dutchman likes to buy players he has worked with before. As Mourinho once said, managers who do this give the impression of not knowing the broader market.

At United, Van Gaal has brought in old familiars in Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Sergio Romero (his keeper long ago at AZ Alkmaar).

By contrast, there's another group of players the manager doesn't seem to like working with: Latin Americans. Romero was an exception. Look at the manager's relations with De Gea, Rafael, Javier Hernandez, Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao. (Rivaldo, benched by Van Gaal at Barcelona in 1999 just after being named European Footballer of the Year, won't be surprised.)

Van Gaal's very Dutch straightforwardness, especially his habit of shouting at individual players in front of everyone else, doesn't seem to appeal to these players. A global club needs a culturally sensitive manager.
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I can't help but think that this article's talking about LVG's preference over latin america players is misguided and basically BS. We really wanted Falcao to perform, and ADM.

benching either players like ADM was really more due to poor form and (not wanting to play out of formation or as the manager asks) and players like hernandez and rafael don't fit his philosophy.

However, I agree on the part that LVG has so far brought in players he has worked with before. I think that actually means our scouting system is shite more than the incapability of the manager lol.

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The scout does look weak. But its not non-existence the least :P. Like the Darmian deal was well done. Martial deal seemed plenty of hard work too. I'm getting a feeling our scout can only scout one player at a time lol.

I also reread LVG's history, there's a few things we need to keep in mind like his treatment to Brazillians and ruthlessly dropping 30+ players replacing them with youth :P

You're right, and those Latin American consists of plenty of Brazillians... Barca's Rivaldo trio, Bayern's Lucio, United's Rafael and Anderson were all slated by him. So, Pereira, take care mate.
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What happened between him and Rojo ?
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^ that is exactly why i have no idea what the article is trying to imply. And De Gea is not latin american lol.

Poor journalism.

strirring shite at their best.

@shiwa: actually football stars can have egos so big they think they are the clowns of the circus, they are the big stars

But so far you are right, we have even seen LVG cut down his old dutch captain in RVP, sure ruthless. for the progress of the club.
If anyones interested, here's a pretty decent interview of Moyes talking about a lot of things:

http://www.espnfcasia.com/club/real-sociedad/89/blog/post/2596577/david-moyes-discusses-real-sociedad-and-manchester-united
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Moyes who?
Sir Doctor Lord Moyes, PhD, GBE, KMB, BBE, OBE, CBE, MBE
Stefano Moyes
Rooney is on 47 England goals and can tie or surpass sir Bobby's record tomorrow vs San Marino.. Apparently a presentation is being prepared before the swiss play at wembly and sir Bobby is on standby in case Rooney breaks the record tomorrow. Should be interesting tonwatch
someone needs to tell him to shoot the damn ball in front of the goal...he is costing me dearly in DF
Whaaat? I thought points calculation in DF begins from next match day right? Or you mean FPL?
I will be shocked if he can't get a hatrick against san marino
Now I see why LVGddid not buying Reus, clearly the poor lad can't stay fit for a month
LVG can buy any players he wants, but the man can't manage. He needs to go.
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lol. let's hire you instead
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Let's be clear, are you saying he has forgotten how to manage or that he has never known how to manage?
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Show them your Fm or fifa managing skill!
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He's not the right man for United. United was never a big spender, think about the amount of money he has thrown at players since he arrived. Nothing has changed so far.

1. Changing the way we play, we used to have two fast pace wingers, now we're playing back passes where we should attack and send those crosses into the box.

2. He's playing players out their prime position.

3. He gets into feud with players and either send them out on loan or sell them for a lower price tag.

4. He has no premier league experience.

5. I believe he still doesn't know his squad. Fellaini for example, should be starting games, he's winning headers in mid-field and in the box, he shouldn't be sitting on the bench.

6. Lack of creativity and number of goals, instead we're blaming Rooney and Falcao for their lack of form where in fact it's how he wants Rooney to play.
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That's sort of true, LVG did best when he didn't need to buy players.

Think you want Moyes back:

1. Wing play, cross at every opportunity, the Fulham game was the prime example

2. Play players in their prime position (apart from Kagawa and Mata)

3. Never argue with player, do as players want

4. PL experience

5. Knows Fellaini best, bench all others, Fellaini first

6. Do whatever Rooney wants
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The Fellaini cries are hilarious. If he starts people will say "LVG has us playing ugly Stoke football" and if he doesn't people will say "I can't believe LVG doesn't start him, he's our only physical presence"
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SAF's team played like this in his final years managing, but nobody cares! They just need a reason to blame LVG.
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lol sell for lower price tag?who?fletcher?evans?cleverley?
lol people romanticized Sir Alex that they forget the massive bitching the fanbase was having about him especially during his final 5 years. Saying s**t like how he plays stoneage football and so on. Also lmfao at united not being a buying club.
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"United was never a big spender, think about the amount of money he has thrown at players since he arrived."

How is this in any way true? Are you aware of how many record setting transfers took place under SAF?

Also, this comment is ridiculous in that it ignores how much under-investment in the squad took place during SAF's final years, meaning that massive rebuilding needs to be done now.

Lastly, the above comments are absolutely correct: SAF's final years were defined by horrible football. It's crazy some supporters forget this and forget to what extent the majority were crying out for him to re-invest!! lol.
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@NZLfootballer: you already writing off LVG and coming up with reasons but lets take a look:

tl;dr: basically we have ALWAYS SPENT BIG, just failed to do so in recent seasons that we have had to buy so many players instead of replacing them gradually.

You say LVG is not the right man cos of the amount of money he spent. has nothing really changed? we have cleared out deadwood and also made more money available for the club. For one thing, many hate LVG no nonsense discipline. I for once applaud and say we need that. Football stars these days look like clowns in a circus and ADM was one of the biggest clown the club have bought. We wanted him but he had all sorts of excuses. Good riddance he is gone now

Progress was when we reached champions league football again despite the disastrous reign of Moyes.

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1. Changing the way we play, we used to have two fast pace wingers, now we're playing back passes where we should attack and send those crosses into the box:

Under moyes, players like young were instructed to cross non-stop. did that help? today, if LVG crossed aimlessly, our targets are midgets in the box like rooney, it is dumb to play crosses with no target in box. btw, if you don't realise, our last goal from open play against swansea came from luke shaw's cross. so we ARE still crossing the ball, just not aimlessly. So i don't see what you are complaining about crosses.

2. He's playing players out their prime position.

By this i suppose you mean Mata and Memphis. Mata example has been documented widely to be unable to play in tight positions like Hazard, aguero. being on the right gives him more space and time to pick out a team mate. Moreover he is always drifting infield more like a AMRC.

I think this is what LVG said exactly last season where he played rooney at midfield people complain that he is a striker. now they say LVG is wrong again to play him in striker.

3. He gets into feud with players and either send them out on loan or sell them for a lower price tag.

Our squad obviously lacks discipline if they cannot work with the manager. At Real madrid, we saw how players combined to coup Mourinho in a way. Was mou the bad manager? It was more of the circus of Real players whose egos are bigger than the club obviously

look at what he is doing at chelsea, i don't see anyone complaining.

When players disagree with the manager, do we sack 10 managers if players feud with 10 managers? beckham was kicked out by SAF if you rmb. so why the double standard when you compare LVG?

4. He has no premier league experience.

Moyes had years of PL experience. Lol.

5. I believe he still doesn't know his squad. Fellaini for example, should be starting games, he's winning headers in mid-field and in the box, he shouldn't be sitting on the bench.

I believe on the contrary, the reverse couldn't be more true that the manager knows the squad better than anyone of us.

Now imagine this: lVG asks ADM to play and deploy him in a way that he thinks will break down the opposition. instead ADM sulks and does not want to play because thats out of position.

Do you see Mata complaining on the right wing? no instead he has brought us goals and assists by playing there.

6. Lack of creativity and number of goals, instead we're blaming Rooney and Falcao for their lack of form where in fact it's how he wants Rooney to play.

this is more of a problem of the quality of players than LVG's tactics. we are just not penetrative enough at the final third of the pitch, something that has been brewing since Moyes.

LVG's formation has in fact led to rooney having multiple chances for example in the swansea game (and i dare say even tottenham game)

no, it is LVG's fault that rooney has to take all the time in the world to shoot last week.
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United have always spent BIG. We have in fact failed to spend BIG in the last few seasons. From 2008 till now, baring the transfers of RVP,our squad has been on a decline.

Compare that to the record transfers we've made on top of the class of 92.
- berbatov £30.75m in 2008
- ferdinand £29.3m in 2002 (compare inflation to now)
- rooney £27m in 2004
- Veron £28.1m in 2001

now, if you would follow me, take a look at this list and tell me between 2011 and 2012, which players have SAF signed and how many crossed the 20m mark. Was it that we have never spent big or due to multiple reasons like the Glazers impairing us in the market with their debt by taking over the club and our failure to replace players (in fact a whole generation of 92) as SAF said "no quality in market"?

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/sir-alex-fergusons-99-signings-4002742

So lets sack LVG? thats what you are implying?
Omg, what would've been 'our next french signing' Nabil Fekir just tore his ACL. What a shame, wish him a speedy recovery.
How do you know we were even in for him?
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Because players never go to rival clubs
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What did he say?
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He said he thought DDG was an Atletico Madrid fan so why was he going to go to Real Madrid, not sure why it was removed.
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Seen this on twitter.

Utd signed Italy's best fullback
Frances No 1 Holding MF
Germanys Captain
Dutch Prospect
French top prospect
and De Gea stays.

Embarrassing? Ok

Do you guys agree with this or not?
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memphis is easily the best dutch prospect at the moment. france has a lot of talented youngsters, that one is hard to say.
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then we can say we let go of
-dutch best striker
-irish best cb
-best mexican cf
-loan out belgian best prospect
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adn who needs de gea when we have argentine best gk
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Is he France's no 1 holding midfielder ? Figured it was someone like Matuidi or Pogba.
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Not sure if Morgan's one if the best holding midfield ij France, but certainly one of the best in the league
Surely Pogba is box to box? He never struck me as an out and out holding mid.

Might even say the same for Matuidi, from a pure defensive perspective I would rate Schneiderlin above them both, Pogba is the star in that France midfield though, lets not kid ourselves lol.
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Lol argentine best gk
Matuidi and Pogba are not DMs.
Yeah but if the Manager fails to manage these players then it's pointless. LVG needs to go to be honest, he might be a top manager, but not at United.

Why? he's playing players out of their positions, gets into an argument with players and end up sending them away. He has spent millions and millions, improvement? I don't see any.
Cabaye and Schneiderlin are France DM's. Matuidi and Pogba are box to box CM's
twitter is full of shits
Evans is from N.Ireland
So, I was wondering why anyone (fan or pundit) hasn't commented on the fact that when lower/mid-table clubs make it into Europe, they struggle and all because they need to get enough depth to put up with the added number of games but United this season has done the exact opposite of it which is trim the squad depth to the bare minimum. I wonder if we are going to have players burn out towards the second half of the season if we progress deep into any of the cup competitions.
Luckily we have plenty of options at CM
No so true, we have 25 players, Arsenal have 25, City have 25, Chelsea have 24. Its just that we used to be oversized that gave you the impression that we are too thin in depth.

Other European powerhouse:
Barca 25, Real 22, Bayern 28, PSG 24, Juve 25, ATM 22

http://www.transfermarkt.com/vereins-statistik/wertvollstemannschaften/marktwertetop?plus=1
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^ nice stats shiwa.
Apparently, Martial has only played 5 full 90 min games for Monaco

Thoughts? (next Henry or next Bebe)
himself? LOL
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NEXT
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he has over 70 appearances, spanning the league cups, champions league and qualifiers. i dont think that's possible.
^ Even if it was, I'd say that's good management. Ask Owen or any of the youngsters who were burned out at an early agent what wonders it did for them.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3220858/Anthony-Martial-played-seven-matches-club-career-36m-Manchester-United.html
http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/wayne-rooney-can-get-60k-for-a-tweet-mesut-ozil-45k


so... most of them earn from 1 tweet more than what we earn working for a year....
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