Post by Ole's Red Whiteknight03 Army on Jul 31, 2017 14:23:53 GMT
Without wanting to pour more gasoline on this fire, I'm caught in two minds about our summer signings. First off, the fees are irrelevant bc everybody is going for stupid money this summer. If we'd have signed Lukaku and Matic 3 years ago, we'd have been ecstatic. If you'd have told us in April/May, we'd have been rather underwhelmed, as these aren't the world class names we were all lusting over.
However, upon reflection, as mentioned above, we've all been guilty of burning candles for plenty of flavours of plenty of months that haven't exactly turned out. Ozil, Otamendi, Mangala, Tiote et al all spring to mind. I'm loathed to play the trust the manager card bc I didn't give Fergie that luxury, and he was the best there ever was, but there is a level of trust that Jose has earned that didn't exist under Moyes or LvG. I can understand the need to free up Pogba and Herrera so they can drive the play forward, and Jose clearly trusts Matic to reprise that role he played in his title winning sides. Fair enough.
At the end of the day, Matic and Lukaku aren't going to win us the title. Mata, Martial, Rashford, Mkhitaryan and Pogba need to perform at a much higher level than they did last season if we are to challenge for the title. If Matic provides the shielding necessary to allow those players to flourish then he's the right signing at the right time.
Conversely, the thought occurred to me that if Jose is serious about building a legacy and remaining long term, he knows he must build through youth. Perhaps some of the older players are stop gaps until they are ready to step in full time.
I'm going to hold my fire on this summer until I see the results on the pitch. It could go either way imho.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
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