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http://www.espnfc.com/club/manchester-united/360/blog/post/2593554/manchester-uniteds-transfer-window-of-major-upheaval

Good article from ESPN (the irony) that probably gives the most unbiased perspective on our transfer window so far.

And this is the quote of the article

"If the club listened to its fans, they'd have no players left. All would have been sold at one time or another in their career, from Roy Keane to Ryan Giggs. At least Ferguson stuck by players when they were getting pilloried by their own. He was the boss and that was that; he needed to make the unpopular decisions. So does Van Gaal and he has."

I personally am witholding judgement of LVG till his term has finished and a new manager has entered the hot-seat. The season is in full-gear and we need better performances to suit the results. I like that we're solid so far, but I do agree that we need to start building on the foundations.
We don't always agree with his decisions. It was the same thing with SAF and Moyes but in less than 2years the amount spend and his relationship with the players are exaggerated.

At least SAF had result and Moyes he didn't have enough time but LVG has to win something this year.

4 games played. 2wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Only 3goals scored its poor for a club of this level and for a manager of his kind.
+2
tell you what,if lvg even struggles to get top4 I guarantee he will get the boot. the amount of changes hes made,players hes gotten rid of,is exactly what man city did when the oil took over which I dont like.
tbh I miss the old squad,fletcher,nani,ferdinand,etc..
so in other words,no excuses for van gaal,none of this needing time to let his philosophy hit in,these transfers are beyond ridiculous,being very rich does not mean you have to spend inappropriately
+2
Great article by Andy Mitten.
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/9975881/manchester-united-summer-transfer-window-reviewed

on Martial
"If it is a panic signing, it is a panic that has gone back weeks and months. They have been monitoring this young man very, very closely for a long time. A lot of big European clubs have been in for him. The feeling among those clubs is that Monaco would make it into the Champions League this season and therefore they would have to wait another year.

Manchester United realised as soon as Monaco tumbled out of the qualifying stages of the Champions League that was their opportunity. They have moved in very swiftly and paid big money - £36m, which is a record for a teenager in world football."

on Pedro
"In the end, they just simply did not pull the trigger on that deal. They could have done it very, very easily with that buy-out clause. There was a three-and-a-half week process where they could have said they wanted that player.

In the end they didn't want Pedro and they are hoping that decision does not come back to bite them."
+4
"They are thinner in numbers but I think Manchester United are emerging from this transfer window thinking they are more streamlined."

I think streamline is the best term to describe the squad. Someone posted on the facebook group a picture of the 4-2-3-1 formation with all the players that fit in and there's easily 3-4 players available and able to play in most, if not all positions.

And I think it was a brutal process but with injuries not a major issue so far we have a good quality of depth on paper and we should be able to effectively compete on all fronts with sufficient rotation. Now its just up to the players to perform up to par
+1
LVG love working with a small squad as I remember he said something about it
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^yeah because his gameplan requires structure as well as chemistry between players so keeping the squad relatively small means they'll be playing constantly with one another week in week out.

I'd expect us to hit that peak form (like that crazy run of games) a lot sooner than last season barring injuries
Everyone say this you know when they has not been able to sign the player they wanted,also deep in van gaal heart I know he wanted so badly Pedro but.....
He also mentioned he only like a certain number of players to attend training meaning if too many players in the club, players will be left out and someone wont be happy. Like Anderson did when lvg arrived. Its a good thing, and although I dont want injury, but I want to see which youth will step up if injury struck like lvg did at different clubs.
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/9976568/how-much-did-your-club-spend-premier-league-transfer-window-net-spend-table

Our net spend this summer was £33.61 million pounds.

We bought £108.10 million pounds worth of players and sold £74.49 million pounds worth of players.

Very low net outlay compared to last summer, given some of the high earning departures like Falcao, RVP and Nani along with the high number of departures in general we have probably trimmed the wage bill as well especially when you consider that none of our signings this summer were real mega wage signings, all mid range more or less.

Factor in the new world record sponsorship deals and the return to the CL and the club should have a great year financially and should be reflected properly in next summers transfer budget.
Worth pointing out that if the De Gea deal had gone through then the clubs net spend would have been £4.61 million pounds, the third lowest in the league...
But of course most people will conviently ignore about that.

"omg utd spend 80 million on unknow player" That is all that matters.
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"omfg United spends hundreds of million $ every year"
People just want to find something to laugh at us, so they will ignore our net sell as well as sponsor income and then group us with sugar daddy club.

According to Transfermarkt, our club rank 4th in squad's total market value behind Chelsea, City and Arsenal.
High risk high reward: he is trying to get more sync, while wasting depths. Meaning 2-3 injuries GG WP, while on other hand if no injuries high reword expectancy.

Problem is its no guarantee there will be high reward even when setup is perfect when teams are just parking the bus they way the do in EPL vs us not giving space. There should be certain plan to f the bus. Fellaini is only one option, should be other plan as well, or this is not working.
1. De Gea
4. Jones (HG)
5. Rojo
7. Memphis
8. Mata
9. Martial
10. Rooney (HG)
12. Smalling (HG)
16. Carrick (HG)
17. Blind
18. Young (HG)
19. Wilson (U21) (List B)
20. Romero
21. Herrera
xx. Powell
23. Shaw (U21)
25. Valencia
27. Fellaini
28. Schneiderlin (HG)
xx. Varela
31. Schweinsteiger
33. McNair (U21) (List B)
35. Lingard (HG)
36. Darmian
44. Pereira (U21) (List B)
50. Johnstone (U21)

Powell and Varela weren't given actual numbers but you can speculate as the players are apparently in numerical order.

Not used to all those vacant small numbers.
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Nice to see Varela on the list.

I was wondering what happened to him, I thought he had moved on permanently, he could really compete with Darmian in a couple of years if things go well.

Has to be now or never for Powell, I had completely forgotten about him. How is he doing? Anyone been keeping up with him? Was he loaned last season?
Did Martial get number 9? That's good for him but I hope he can handle the pressure that comes with it
cant really be any worse than falcao lol.
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Apparently Martial choose the #9 when presented with a whole number of options, so confidence is certainly there.
@MUFC Nick Powell was loan to Leicester City last season, but was recalled by LVG around February because he wasn't given enough game time. LVG could have let him rot there if he didn't care about the player, so certainly Powell have getting his attention more or less. He returned to the club and played for reserve team, but he was rusty and got injured again. His contract was supposed to run out this summer, but got extended for one more year, so its his last chance.
DDG has been named in the CL squad, no Valdes however. Does this mean no winter move for DDG ?
Don't try to understand anything regarding players in squad, transfers, philosophy etc at Man Utd nowadays.

You may turn into a fool :)

Dude Nick Powell is in that list !
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Valdes doesnt even have a number... talk about CL squad spot
also Pereira is list B but Lingard is on the list...
"Valdes doesnt even have a number..."

lmao
Nick Powell could be our surprise striker. His inclusion in CL squad made it in the news, is it really that surprising? These forgotten or under the radar players will make depth since we cleared out so many players.
He's been injured for a while. Doesnt look like he would get back in the game anytime soon

https://twitter.com/NPowell25/status/635829316975218688
LVG being too harsh on Valdes. Considering how DDG been behaving during second half of last season and all summer, Valdes deserve nothing but his place in MU squad.
That look serious, hope he'll be back and fit soon
The surprising striker is Martial lol no one from the media mention him, then boom as the last minute he appear
Well Juan Mata has his own Youtube channel now! I suggest you subscribe. What a guy
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Pure gem of a man. You'll be hard pressed to find a Chelsea fan that disagrees with you on this.
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arrived in the mail today. Freaking beautiful :p

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0v0Jj8uTYcQ/VedCiU_K_PI/AAAAAAAAF3k/Xdut4w4K4_8/w487-h865-no/2015-09-02.jpg
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Footytube mobile format now unveiled. This is just the basic model. It will be upgraded with options for the forums, profile pages and more. Let us know what else we should add. Its a work in progress.
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You can't see the conversation on the mobile website
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I noticed the change yesterday mate.

I couldn't find my way to the comments section of this forum though, it was basically a page with all the videos under the "Latest Manchester United Videos" section listed but no comments section, I had a flick round and still couldn't find a route to the comments section of the forum, I didn't have an in depth look though I quickly pressed the link to return to full desktop view.

But to get to my suggestion, there should be more visible links to the different forums and the first thing the link should take you to is the comments section of that forum as I think most people are here for that, I barely ever watch videos on this site these days.
@Footballisunite

hahahaha, literally what I was complaining about.

Glad it wasn't just me being a retard and not seeing a comments section link.
@Footballisunite That's what he's saying, it will be updated.

An app would be a welcome.
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Just use the full desktop view at the bottom guys :D
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^that what I do lol
^You got it! Its just one more step to get to the forums until we add the link in the toolbar.
At the moment it's just an early release and the developers are working hard to add more to it. If you notice any anomalies drop one of the moderators a message and we can pass it on.
Why is there a need for a mobile version? I'm just curious what design/usability issues it is trying to address. Is it that the full version requires a lot of pinch and zoom to be practical or is there something more to it? I was perfectly happy with the full desktop version on my phone.
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Yeah i feel that the owners should implement a new chat system rather than mobile version
+1
lots of chatter today about mendes advising de gea to renew with man utd. no clue if there will be a release clause. release clause or not, it would be excellent news for us. for me it would make up for this really bizarre window. not holding my breath but i really hope it happens of course.
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Mendes could very well be trying to up the amount Madrid are supposedly willing to pay DDG if he doesn't sign a contract extension.
Hope they slap the virus with a transfer ban before that.
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@Barracuda

DDG was to receive a sign-on bonus no matter what. They are probably just twisting it now and saying DDG is to receive it IF he doesn't renew. Either way, it's shady business and I HOPE DDG renews for 5+ years with a 100m release clause.
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Del Bosque said that it'll be difficult for De Gea to go to the Euro's if he doesn't get to play for United this season.

De Gea won't get to play unless he signs an extension (1 yr minimum)

Reports from [COPE] that Mendes is advising him to sign an extension.
If he signs an extension he can force united to put down a smaller release clause equal to United's valuation for DDG. He can get 10% from the transfer fee on top of what madrid will pay him for the messed up transfer. The guy will end up in a win-win situation.
^ dude whatever terms agreed are fine with both parties man, it's a two way street. if we get anything out of the deal i'll be happy. or he may end up staying , who knows.
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Why are arsenal fans so angry for? I thought Welbeck was their world class striker purchase. :D Wenger probably used their transfer founds to fund his vacation. All jokes aside i don't see their team being so weak that they should be as concerned as they are. They are in a good shape and petr is a great addition to the team.
They're hilarious aren't they.

I'm pretty sure they've convinced themselves that we are paying Schneiderlin like 500k a week plus a herd of goats and that's the only reason he isn't an Arsenal player.

Deluded is an understatement, not our fault Wenger and most of their board are cheap skates.
+6

@MUFC
yeah I have to agree we are cheap but look how much you guys have spent and still took fourth last season, with what you spent last season this season so far, you should be topping the table, am surprised you guys aren't madder.
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Januzaj will return to Manchester United next season. No option for Dortmund to buy. [BBC] #MUFC

isn't it obvious lol
Why is that surprising? It would be surprising if we actually let them buy him, that would be surprising. Getting him back with some experience and development time would be the better option, no?
hopefully he will bring Reus and/or Hummels back with him lol
+1
januzaj - our secret scout agent
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^ Yea! He'll come back to United along with Reus


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