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05 Feb 2018 10:34:02
"It’s bad for you because you like to have things to write and things to speculate especially in the summer, but I don’t want attacking players so don’t speak about attacking players coming here because nobody is coming here.
“Juan Mata, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Alexis … I don’t want attacking players so for speculation in the summer you have to go to other areas, but for attacking players I am really happy.
“We have to improve not in the quality of the players, we have to improve in the dynamic of the team"Jose.

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05 Feb 2018 12:36:43
The personnel is there it’s getting the best out of them.

05 Feb 2018 12:56:19
Bang on. We have the talent in attack, now we need the chemistry and the players to develop. I hope that means Jose or his coaches are working hard in training on attacking plays - because they still look disjointed.

05 Feb 2018 13:00:54
I completely agree with everything Jose said there.

You can add Lingard to that list along with young prospects such as Andreas Pereira, Chong and Gomes. I think we have more than enough going forward.

I think we could do with a couple of bodies in midfield to add depth and competition. And someone to battle it out with Shaw at LB. I would let TFM cover Valencia at RB for next season and we how he does. I would also let Smalling go and give Tuanzebe more chances.

I see Carrick taking a coaching role next season, Fellaini, Blind and Darmian leaving. Andreas Pereira may also leave if the right offer comes in. Unfortunately for him I think he burned his bridges with Jose by going on loan this season.

05 Feb 2018 13:15:39
Agree with all of the above. We have plenty of attacking options and the best we have had in a long long time. I would argue we haven’t had this many options since 2008/ 09 team. But we are not getting the most out of them. Whether that is jose’s Tactics or that the rest of the team is not up to scratch I don’t know. I would say we need to get a third midfielder in so we can start dominating games and potentially invest in 2 new full backs. I would keep shaw and by a back up but a new right back is needed as Valencia is not good enough attacking. Semedo would have been perfect and he has struggled at Barcelona with roberto preferred. We are not far off and have some brilliant youngsters coming through in gomes and Chong who are not far away. I hope pereira and Fosu are integrated into the squad next year with one of them replacing Fellaini in midfield.

05 Feb 2018 14:24:58
Tony and Shaw will be first choice left and right backs next season imo.

05 Feb 2018 15:02:34
I expect so jred, although the word is Jose still isn't quite sold on Shaw. I think Blind is likely to leave next summer as is Darmian. That potentially leaves us a little short at full back. We'll have Valencia and Young both in their thirties, Shaw who Jose isn't convinced about just yet and the relatively untested TFM. Who is must be said has looked better in midfield in my opinion. So I expect to see us sign another full back for cover/ competition.

I don't want to see another CB sign as I have high hopes for Tuanzebe, plus we have Bailly Lindelof Rojo and Jones. But I would be happy to see Smalling make way for him. I don't think Smalling is a bad player, I just don't think he is good enough to start for a team challenging for titles and he is getting older now and will want regular games.

I think where we need a player now is midfield, I think we are missing that guy in the middle who makes a team tick, a Scholes, Xavi or Modric type player who can control a game. Matic is an excellent sweeper in front of the back four and Pogba great at bursting forward from midfield but we don't have that brain in the middle bringing all the parts together.

Word has it that the guy we have targeted for that role is Jorginho and he looks a player.

05 Feb 2018 15:16:53
I don't see how jorginho and matic fit in the same team to be honest.

05 Feb 2018 16:43:50
Ive watched a lot of Jorginho and he looks a tidy little player. Cqn play short passes as qell as long balls. He can also tackle but is a bit slim body wise but so is Modric and David Silva.

05 Feb 2018 17:11:01
Id imagine a midfielder, first choice right back and cover left back. Maybe a squad midfielder if funds stretch that far.

05 Feb 2018 18:24:19
What Jose is basically saying is that his area of responsibility is what needs to be improved upon, he needs to improve. Couldn't agree more, he has the tools but he hasn't used them properly yet.

Not sure why his honest admission is worthy of a new contract, but hey ho maybe he will get it right, maybe he won't - his family and bankers are happy whatever the outcome.

05 Feb 2018 19:30:12
I really don't agree with JM's comments. We still only have 1 RW in Sanchez and he ideally wants to play on the left. It is daft to make Mata play there and Rashford does not seem interested, (which is beyond my comprehension) .

So, if Sanchez gets injured, we are stuffed again. Buying a RW that can also play across the front 3, in the summer would give us more flexibility.

05 Feb 2018 23:07:51

Good effort to twist that one but not sure that’s what he’s saying at all, gave me a good laugh though.



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