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Am I the only one who thinks that this Anfield redesign looks an awful lot like Old Trafford? pic.twitter.com/j6jotZboAW
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First thing I thought when I saw it!!!
http://i50.tinypic.com/2i04wn7.jpg

The most comparative Old Trafford image I could find, it's a similar angle / distance.

The similarity is striking, I think its the support beams worked over the stands along with the white / grey trim across the top of the stadium.

Cant blame them though really, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, only natural they want to be like the biggest club in the country :D
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Dutch media Headline: If Van Gaal is the next Manchester United manager his first signing will be Kevin Strootman.
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^The irony, since he was linked with you guys before he even joined Roma. But would be an excellent signing though.

Edit: If he could also get Veretti from PSG, that would be an incredible midfield duo.
I am sure he will be super expensive.
What a signing that would be...
strootman's out with a ligament right now, i don't think he'll be ready to play until august. not sure it's a great signing at the moment.
I just returned from my Dutch family and my cousins agreed with me that Strootman is, right now, the second best Dutch player there is, after Robben. They (and Van Gaal too) also said he's probably the most important though. He's to Holland what Xavi has been to Barça all these years: the clock, the heart, the brains.

I really hope he'll become part of United; he's almost destined for it. He'll have Carrick to learn from (they even look alike), Fellaini, RVP and Adnan as lowland buddies and a coach who already has him in extremely high esteem.

Good luck!
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Hopefuly Roma will take Fellaini plus a few mil for Strootman. Don't think they're stupid enough to do that tho
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Oh yes please, make this happen! It still haunts me that his agent constantly mentioned United last season, with rumors saying that Sir Alex agreed a deal before hand. Only to let him move to Roma, without showing any kind of interest after Moyes took over.

Strootman has the potential to be even better than Carrick in his prime, because what set him apart is his leadership which Carrick don't. It would be a dream that Van Gaal make him as our first signing
Van Gaal describes Strootman, RVP and Robben as his "big three"

If he comes here then he already has RVP here and everyone knows we're crying out for a midfielder like Strootman, seems a shoe in signing if we get Van Gaal.
Adnan Januzaj has choesn to represent Belgium in international football. Belgium will have a mouth-watering team in the near future.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27133764
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:D
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fellaini...
Don't bust a nut Jeroen lol
do you really think Van Gaal will be successful? If I am not mistaken once he sacked by Barca because they were just above the relegation and once Netherlands failed to qualify for the world cup under his guidelines.
At this present time for a short time with no big names ready to take the united job.. I would be happy with van gaal!! But how r u guys sure that he is coming here... I knw its all over the internet but its not official yet... Is it??
It's harsh to judge Van Gaal on his second stint at Barca as the club themselves were having problems around that time but none the less that is something of a black mark on an otherwise trophy laden career. The second Barca tenure came just after his first stint with Holland as well, I think it was something of a low point for Van Gaal's career.

For what its worth in his first stint at Barca Van Gaal won the UEFA Super Cup along with back to back La Liga titles including a Copa Del Ray double in 97-98.

He bounced back quickly after the second Barca stint though, taking a relatively mid-table AZ Alkmarr to an Eredivisie title and then winning the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and putting in place a lot of the ideas / players we saw at Bayern under Jupp Heynckes.

His second tenure with Holland has been a massive improvement, they were the second side in the world to qualify for the WC and I think they scored 34 goals in qualification (I think this was the second highest of all national teams) conceding only 5, drawing just 1 match and winning the other 9.

His time with Ajax was just glittering to say the least, 3 Eredivisie titles, a CL title, UEFA cup, UEFA super cup and an Intercontinental cup all in 6 years.

I do think he will be a success here, he has a strong philosophy and is a strict disciplinarian, I think its just what the club might need, a few players slapped down and a strong identity put in place going forward.

The Dutch have such a wonderful school of football as well, I think he could really liven this place up after a dull 10 months. He was one of the fathers of the Dutch total football system, they're all steeped in it, we could really be looking at the start of something special here if he gets it right.
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Van Gaal is arrogance personified. If you think about Mourinho when you think about an arrogant manager, you don't know that he was tutored by Van Gaal. That extreme "I'm better than anyone else"-attitude is sometimes a good thing though. Especially when a team has lost its confidence, a new manager with such an attitude can lift the spirits in no time at all. In the long term, it's always devastating, because the arrogant coach loses his credibility if he keeps up that attitude, and at a club like Barça selfish attitudes are not tolerated.

That doesn't mean Van Gaal is a poor choice though: I think he's the best plausible choice you can possibly make right now. He's probably gonna leave after two years, but by then you might have become a stronger squad again, ready for GNev to take over :)
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sacking Moyes is a move in the right direction but it's only one step in a long journey of rebuilding ...a move in the wrong direction would be signing Van Gaal ...
if not Van Gaal, then who?
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Do we have any other options available?
I think any given scenario enough money could tempt a whole multitude of managers wanting to manage one of the biggest clubs in the world.
...unfortunately the biggest clubs in the world will be in the Champions League next year, meaning we should consider ourselves lucky van Gaal is available.
what we need now more than anything is a young ambitious sporting director to do the work that Sammers is doing with Bayern and what Leonardo is doing with PSG someone who would have a vision for the club ,decides the players and coaches we should be going after and even have a say in choosing the next manager ...and no SAF and Bobby Charlton aren't the right people for that role ...
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I don't get the correlation.
The connection is that whenever Ramsey scored, a celebrity died. After this season though, he cured his deadly finishes by scoring so much Death didn't bother anymore.
"It's time to play like Manchester United again." - Ryan Giggs 1st team talk to the players as an interim manager


Eric Harrison: “Players should be grateful & go down on their knees praying every day thanking for being a professional footballer at MUFC."
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Ryan Giggs!!
I would imagine team talks and press conferense would be much better with giggs than moyes... Moyes failed to give fans any optimism so i would imagine he gave the same vibe to players as well... Lets see how we play under giggsy!! I dnt care if we lose but some attractive football with movments and intent...
Luke Shaw or Coentrão?

Which one do we have better chance of signing
Coentrao has 3 years left on his contract and barley plays because of Marcelo.

Shaw has 4 years left on his contract, is a starter for Southampton, and is English so he will cost a lot.

Coentrao is easier to sign and will cost less.

I think we should go for Ricardo Rodriguez instead though, he only has 2 years left on his contract and statistically speaking, he has been the best Left Back in Europe this year.
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I agree with Toru, he's been statistically the best LB in Europe, would come in for cheaper & is only 21.

If I had to compare him to one player it'd be Felipe Luis in the sense that his biggest strength is that he's defensively solid, but no slouch when going forward making him very efficient. He's created over 60 chances in attack this season.

I wouldn't be mad if we get either Shaw or Coentrao though both great options, but would come in at steeper price.
he take corners and freekicks so his numbers are going to be a bit inflated. also i'm not too impressed with bundesliga defending. we've already seen schalke and leverkusen tagged in CL, and tbh if bayern have one weakness it's their defenders as well (minus lahm).

if he'd had good performances vs bayern or dortmund i might be more keen, but i think although he's ok/solid in defense and good going forward for a fullback, he's not got that much pace and we desperately need to add pacy athletic players who are willing runners and can add some intensity to our play.

besides like i said his rating is inflated due to his good scoring record etc this season, i honestly don't think he's as good as most claim he is...
One of these days I will check out one of his games vs Bayern to see how he has played against Robben. If I can, maybe I will make one of those Player vs Team videos to upload on Youtube.
coentrao, more proven than shaw, still young too
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Ricardo Rodriguez,He impresses me so much,great talent,still young and also comes for cheap when compared to the other 2 you guys mentioned.
Coentrao
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I would take shaw over coentrao. Coentrao has discipline problems,also i read that he is a smoker. Coentrao is a good player,has a good eye for goal,but it does not outweigh the cons. Still,30 million for shaw is way too much.
i think klopp and ancelotti are not available so we will probably go for van gaal. not too sure about him, especially since his focus will be on the world cup and there's nothing we can do legally until that obligation is finished (no one in their right mind would resign just before or during the world cup) which means a very difficult transfer window.

in terms of preferences for successors I have two classes of managers: proven and rising star

rising stars for me would be klopp, simeone (atletico) rudi garcia (roma) and de boer (ajax). talented, not necessarily successful in multiple leagues and CL (think avb). young "winners" with a clear attacking footballing philosophy. the proven guys would be all the people we know have won CL and league titles etc. most are just not reasonable targets, no point mentioning them, except van gaal.
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I think we can still work something out with this squad, it was poor management, mentality, tactics and injuries that we're 7th in the league. James Wilson, Lingard, Powell, Keane, Goss can be considered if we have to resort to desperate measures. My real concern is LB, since we let Fabio go, don't we have any LB to be promoted?
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If we go by all the articles in the past month, Carvalho and Shaw are done deals.

Thats 2 players before the World Cup.

If they are not true then lets hope whoever decides our transfer targets isn't stupid.
doesn't that sound familiar? last summer we did nothing until the panic buy at the end while everyone else strengthened. if you think arsenal (striker) chelsea (striker, left back, possibly midfield and CB) and liverpool (midfield, fullbacks) won't strengthen you're mad. city will drop their customary 100 million too and replace all their english players like richards lescott and barry with more foreign talent.

we need a LB, 1-2 central midfielders, a CB and possibly another attacking player depending on who leaves and who is coming into the side from loans or from the reserves.

guys like evra carrick rio are on the wrong side of 30 for us to expect any improvement. rafa rvp all of our defenders and now nani are injury prone. guys like valencia and young are too inconsistent. fletch and fellaini lack pace and dribbling penetration, and cleverley is lost in the wilderness somewhere. we're in 7th place place for more reasons than just moyes; not reinforcing is suicide.

i dont think any reserves or loan players would get into our starting xi. at best i think wilson powell zaha etc would be rotation players and would benefit from a loan next season.
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I think the club are well aware of this and if he indeed is the successor, then I'm sure the club will have a quick word with him on what players is he is looking for or and if he wouldn't mind "x player" being signed.

Maybe, I'm just being hopeful , but I really can't see the club making the same mistake this time around. It would be very unprofessional and would mean that the club hasn't learned anything regarding last summer.

With all that being said I'm just praying, that this is finally the season where we address our midfield frailties.
Or we could announce Van gaal is our manager before world cup? Any wrong in doing this?


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