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05 Apr 2019 02:20:17
We have spent app 650m on players since we last won the league. We can be sure it will cost another 600 million to make us competitive again. I just hope we avoid anymore sofa players who take 15 minutes to get into the game and tire after 70 minutes on the pitch.

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05 Apr 2019 07:16:47
It will take that if we continue with our recent approach of big signings but I’d like to see us be more savvy in scouting emerging talent and giving game time to out younger players.

Our club has proved time and again that money isn’t everything, or at least that approach doesn’t work for us.

05 Apr 2019 09:15:19
We have rarely gone for the big name signing. When we have the results have been very mixed to say the least. Big name domestic signings have more often worked, but big name signings from Europe have more often failed to live up to the hype.

Our best signings have often been lesser known players or youngsters with potential.

We probably should stick with what has worked well in the past.

However, the biggest problem is the scattergun approach we seem to have taken in the last 5-6 years. Where we have some signings that appear to be the managers signings, some that appear to be club signings (Ed Woodward's statement signings), and some signings that seem to have come from elsewhere (players advised to the club) .

This has lead to us having a hugely disjointed squad of players who have been signed by different people to play in different systems and to perform different roles that mostly aren't in synergy.

For example, both Matic and Fred have been signed to get the been signed since we brought Pogba. Yet neither work particularly well with him and both have issues. Fred has poor positional sense which is an important skill for anyone playing with Pogba who tends to drift here there and everywhere. While Matic lacks to mobility to cover for his wandering midfield partner.

The club needs one man deciding transfer targets, one man who works with everyone else, takes their opinions on board but ultimately signs players who fit in with what the club needs on the pitch. Players well suited to the club and the team's needs.

Until that happens our transfer windows will always seems disjointed and without a real plan.

05 Apr 2019 11:59:32
How will one man decide or how will that happen when you've had 3/ 4 managers in 5/ 6 yrs?

More then ed woodward your managers have been a huge mess.

Except moyes but the likes of LVG and mourinho got huge huge backing breaking transfer records and even taking your wages to completely new level and yet very little to show tho.

05 Apr 2019 12:04:56
600m to be competitive?
I was watching a well know sports channel this morning that pointed out only city have more points in 2019 than United.
And no one has more points than United since ole took over .
We should of put the game to bed against wolves but if you don't take your chances you don't win games .
But we never and we got beat, second time in 14 league games .
As always massive overreaction on the site, we have had a number of injuries and have a number of players needing a couple of games to get back to form and fitness .

05 Apr 2019 12:53:51
Agree jred.

I posted something similar yesterday.

The shame with all the managers and money spent is that there was no plan for SAF retiring. If we had kept all the backroom staff and then appointed someone like Giggs etc as Head Coach plus put in place a DoF at the same time. Where could we be now?

All if’s and but’s but we have largely wasted 5 seasons in not progressing back to the top of the table.

We now have someone who understands the club and ultimately the way we need to play.
Ole has got Utd beating the lower teams in the PL and if he had been in charge all season then it is very likely that we would comfortably be in the top 4.

We must stay behind the team and Ole.



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