Manchester United 17/18: Reigning Europa League Champions, EFL Cup and Community Shield Holders!!!

Discussion in 'football' started by chilango, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

  2. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Youll be amending the thread title in August
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  3. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    not impressed. only one signing so far...
  4. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels.... add the Super Cup? :D
  5. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    I expect the cabinet is being prepared as we speak.
    Just think Mata and Mattic for £80m
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  6. kyletheshit

    kyletheshit New Member

    I am so worried about Rooney if he will move out team to Everton..
  7. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


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  8. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Mixed feelings about whether Lukaku should have gone to Chelsea rather than too United. On one hand tried and tested goal scorer in the EPL who can at times look unstoppable. On the other hand he can go missing in big games, there is a tendency to lump the ball to him, his first touch can be appalling and his shooting wayward. Always wanted him to succeed but never really convinced me 100%.

    Price wise £90m with addons or £100m if you take the Rooney transfer into consideration very overpriced and I was startled when we matched United £75m .I think the lateness of the bid from us pretty much summed up the ambivalence the board felt and their feelings on the agents role. Personally would rather keep Costa and/or or look for a more mobile and tactically aware striker than Lukaku. The only nagging doubt is better the devil you know and you know what you get with Lukaku in the Prem League. On balance overpriced but think he will ensure United a top four finish .
  9. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I think he'll get us goals, which is the main thing, but not much else. Seems expensive at 75m, but when you factor losing Rooney for free as part of the deal it feels like a bargain :).
  10. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Also, he's 24. United will maybe get 10 years out of him. They're building a decent team for the long term, I reckon.

    Anyone Chelsea gets will cost near enough the same, has no gaurantees of returns, and is in all likelihood going to be older.
  11. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    Chelski will be huffing so I wouldn't expect Matic to arrive now. Be funny if he did and Conte goes ballistic - cos they still hadn't got his replacement - and threw his dolly out of the pram.

    Champs to chumps? Lots going on behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.
  12. Joe Reilly

    Joe Reilly Well-Known Member

    Remarkably the same faffing about went on when Chelsea last won the title...and we know what happened then. Groundhog Day at the Bridge.
  13. happie chappie

    happie chappie Well-Known Member

    Lukaku Good value? Possibly not. But top-flight strikers who can score 20+ goals a season are few and far between and those who are available certainly aren’t going to be cheap.

    Really pleased for Rooney - being allowed to go to the team he’s supported all his life on a free.

    He deserves nothing less, together with a big “Thank You” from all Reds for everything he’s done for us.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
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  14. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

  15. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Is it just me or does it look like Adidas decided to just recycle one of their old Liverpool shirt designs when coming up with United's home jersey for the new season?

  16. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    So then, beat citeh in a reasonably competitive friendly. Bit shaky at the back in the clips I've seen, but pretty mobile/nippy up front. Look like a top 4 team at least, but still not enough quality in each position?
  17. RD2003

    RD2003 Well-Known Member

    Difference being that it was Manyoo's third friendly while City arrived in the US just 2-3 days earlier. And this after being back together for only a week or so.

    Mourhino did his now familar nine-behind-the-ball-and rely-on-the-break thing and played a near full-strength team, while City played a range of first teamers and youth, plus some players who are unlikely to play a part next season even if they're still at the club, and basically two separate teams each half. Several key players also absent-the two Silvas, Gundogan etc.

    Pointless tournament anyway, involving all sorts of gruelling, unnecessary travel. All about the cash.
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  18. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Yep, I know all that. I'm hardly jumping with joy about the current united squad. Might just take us to the lofty heights that lvg achieved (4th).
  19. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I'm happy with Lukaku mind.
  20. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Yeah, doesn't always work but somebody who scores for fun for one team should do pretty well when he moves to a (slightly) better team. Just hope Mourhino gets a shape that allows Rashford to have a run in the team alongside him. Ibrahimovic might be influential if they bring him back after xmas, particularly if there are injuries, but there seems little point bringing him back at the expense of Rashford or Lukaku.
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  21. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    That young kid Foden was good , only 17 years old, for City. These games are just training sessions which are marketed as competitions with a trophy nobody remembers . Winning a couple of games against understrength teams, reserves and youth players might be a good esteem boost but in my experience count for nothing when the season starts.
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  22. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Yeah. Zlatan for a boost in the New Year would be cool. If we're still in it.

    I'm optimistic Pogba will seriously step up this year too.

    But we're still missing:

    Another top notch midfielder or two.
    A proper winger.

    ...and I'm not 100% convinced by the FB situation either.

    ...but the window is happening no up to be a very odd one, so we'll have to hope that the likes of Mkhi and Martial and Shaw can step it up too.
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  23. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    everyone and his cat knows this. this is not just your experience.
  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    You'd better have a word with the easily excited Jamie Jackson then
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  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    From both an England and fantasy football perspective I'm hoping Rashford gets a good run too. He's got so much potential.
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  26. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Hard to know what's really going on with this story (Phil Jones banned from the Super Cup):
    Manchester United’s Phil Jones banned for verbally abusing anti-doping officer
    On the face of it he sounds like a petulant div - but it's possible the officials were being a bit jobsworth and could have done the 'chaperone' thing with him as well. But seriously, after the Ferdinand thing, don't the club have someone on hand to make sure the drug test go ahead as planned, even to the point of giving Jones a kick up the arse when he started playing up?
  27. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    Matic? Not that impressed with this signing.
  28. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    He's a quality player.

    Will free up Pogba from defensive duties and let him do what he does best. I think it's a great signing for MU.
  29. Joe Reilly

    Joe Reilly Well-Known Member

    Personally I've always liked ever since saw him play for Serbia in the World Cup before he went back to Chelsea. He balances the midfield, not only by being 6.4 and left-footed, not only because he frees up Pogba, but also because he frees up Herrera as well. Allowing Herrera to play further up will add considerably to the attacking/creative ability on the right hand side.
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  30. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Watched the SuperCup final, tbh for long stretches it looked like the CL and Spanish League winners were playing a side that finished sixth in the Premiere League

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