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10 Oct 2019 13:22:29
I'm going to go in a different direction today.

Our goalkeeping is sorted.

The defense isn't great, but still Tuanzebe and Maguire and Lindelof are far better than starting Smalling and Jones.

We've not had a quality RB since Gary Neville. AWB fits well.

LB is a problem, but Shaw, young and Brandon can fill it.

I hear a lot about the midfield woes and I think it's on par of the midfield we had where we played with Carrick, Anderson, cleverley etc.

We've generally been a team with a poor midfield for a really long time now.

The wide players are well stocked on the left, and no one on the right.

I think our real issue right now is goalscoring.

Even if the chances created in a game are less than what is expected them to, there have been numerous times when Rashford/ lingard and other players have scuffed quite easy chances.

This reminds me of all the years when we had a striker
Lukaku and Ibra in previous seasons.

Berba, RVP, Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez, Chicharito, Louis Saha etc.

I honestly feel that a just retired RVP and Rooney or zlatan would have scored half the chances that Lingard/ Rashford have missed.

We could have added a certain Bruno Fernandes, who just scores every game, yet we dwindled on money, this was the time a little overpaying would not have been harmful.

I think a real quality striker is an issue and any 15-20 goals goalscorer will instantly lift the team up.

3-4 players I'd look to Target are
1)Lucas Moura 2)Haaland 3)Timo Werner are some strikers I'd be very open to us signing.

Bruno Fernandes, Lucas Moura and Haaland. I'd splash 150-200m on them this January and the impact would be instant.

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10 Oct 2019 15:30:00
Lucas Moura is hugely inconsistent.
Moussa Dembele may be our first choice striker target.

10 Oct 2019 16:04:51
Dembele is doing really well at moment. We'd have to pay stupid money and stupid wages to get the lad in January. He is exactly who we should be looking at, but I can't see a push in January for him.

10 Oct 2019 16:43:30
Mumbles, supposedly he is being rotated with Depay a lot. So there might be a little wiggle room to get him in January. We would have to pay a premium, but if he is first choice amoung the backroom team and he is available in January then we should try and get the deal done if possible.

In an ideal world we would sign our first choice options in January. Yet they are unlikely to be available, so we will either have to look at other options or wait until the summer.

10 Oct 2019 17:11:13
The problem is Shappy, the board got cold feet in January when LvG wanted reinforcements and he was struggling. Had two players lined up apparently and pulled the plug. We missed out on the top 4 by one point that year to City. The board said it was because of the "toxic" fans but it was clearly them not being able to hold their breath and continue with the plan.

Will Ole be around come January? If he is, are they really going to spend big on his targets knowing that the wheels could come off at any minute?

All the players we are linked with are supposedly Jose's preferred targets. We'll get go Ole's targets when he's long gone and the new manager wants new players.

10 Oct 2019 18:28:11
Mumbles, it does depend on what the club intend to do with the manager going forward.

However, under LvG we signed Herrera and Shaw who were targets under Moyes. We signed Bailly under Mourinho who was a target under LvG, then we signed Maguire under Ole who was a target under Mourinho.

That is four signings brought in who were targets under the former manager.

So the club have a history of doing it.

The most important signing for me isn't a striker in the summer but a top quality link player between the midfield and the forward line. Maddison would be the dream but he won't be available in January. Maybe Bruno Fernandes might be, or we could look to someone like Dani Olmo maybe.

10 Oct 2019 23:33:57
Out midfield is woeful. They don't protect the defence and don't assist the strikers enough either. I wish we had a Carrick in our team. He was never glamorous but he knew how to play alright. Get a proper midfield sorted and our strikers will get loads of goals.



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