While acknowledging the lack of substance in our squad in general, I think the midfield could do with some trimming (especially if JM plans to add to it).
Sadly I think Blind will be a casualty as he's not a first choice CB and isn't up to par in midfield. I say "sadly" as I like the guy, he gives his all and seems unassuming and uncomplaining as he goes about whatever job he's given. Maybe he will stay and play an "O'Shea" type role for us.
I'd be happy to see Fellaini go, he's had some good games but really isn't to our standard. For such a big guy he's not really that good in the air and feels like a red-card waiting to happen to me.
Wouldn't be surprised to see either Pereira or Januzaj go, as well as one of Mata and Herrera. The old guys might be culled by 50% too, Carrick or Schweinsteiger.
We'd be very thin on the ground then, but this is only assuming Jose brings his own targets in.
Sincere thanks to the artistic skills of Matt for the sig!
All the thoughts that Blind is going out the door kind of surprise me. He is a seriously intelligent player, and a valuable asset to the club in that he can play in more than one position. Keep seeing all the negative comments regarding him, but damned if I can come up with the reason. The players that have beaten him have beaten on a lot of opponents, and flat out, I think he has made more saving plays than give aways
Considering that there are a lot of managers that are not overjoyed at seeing Jose end up at United, and considering Ed's demonstrated lack of great success in the transfer market, I think that looking to see major changes/transfers might be a bit over optimistic
I think Mou can win the league with the players on hand
I'm not sure Jose will have a huge overhaul of the squad, I think he'll give chances to a few players this coming season before getting rid perhaps in January or next summer.
For me the players at risk would be Fellaini, Mata, Herrera, Januzaj, Schweinsteiger and possibly various youngsters/fringe players like Blackett, McNair, Varela and Pereira (not that he's had much of a chance). Carrick will only get one more season too owing to his age.
Not so sure about the outgoings given the tiny squad dickhead left us with, if Ander and Mata get a chance and don't take it fair enough.
If they're sold without a shot I'll be proper pissed, but... given they'll both be back in training before most, then I'd like to believe they'll take it
I think only 3/4 will leave, but I'm not sure which ones of the players I listed it will be.
Mata, Herrera, Memphis or Darmian going would really harm my impression of Jose. Schweini or Blind going would upset me too, but not quite to the same extent. If more than one of those goes it'll probably take Rooney leaving (not gonna happen), a couple of huge, Woodward wet dream-esque signings (not gonna happen) or an instant PL title first season (possible) for me to not turn sour on Jose.
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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
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT