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19 Apr 2024 16:44:26

Which players would you keep at Utd cine this summer?


{Ed001's Note - the problem is that you are unlikely to be able to unload and then replace everyone in one summer, but the ones I would look to keep are:
Martinez, Kambwala, Evans, Malacia, Dalot, Mainoo, Mount, Shoretire, Garnacho, Hojlund.
I would probably not be that bothered about some of them as well, if there is a decent replacement in the youth team or available to buy. The rest are all disposable imo.}

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19 Apr 2024 17:34:23
Cheers ED001,

I think not qualifying for any European football next, may aid the club next season. There necessity to replace isn't such a requirement then

I was surprised to see Shoretire in your list. What are your thoughts on his potential?

{Ed001's Note - I took the list of first teamers from transfermarkt, so he was in there. As was Diallo but I am not convinced by him and think there is better in the academy. I think Shoretire still has a chance of making it, but he needs games in the first team to do so. It is never easy, but having these youngsters coming through the academy around the team helps. It reminds the first teamers just how much it means when they interact with these kids who are just delighted to be in contention. It also gives the kids in the academy a boost knowing that if they put in the effort they will get a chance. On top of that, the ones in the team will usually put in that little bit more effort, at least early on, to prove themselves.}

19 Apr 2024 18:00:55
No Onana ed?

{Ed001's Note - definitely not, he is dog muck. He would be the first player I would replace. His basic goalkeeping is awful, his technique is abysmal and he is not that good on the ball either. He is nowhere near good enough for a team that wants to challenge for trophies.}

19 Apr 2024 19:08:49
yeah but apart from all that I reckon he is pretty good.

19 Apr 2024 19:29:56

Thanks for that. What do you make of Amass, I was hoping, still hoping to see him get some minutes as neither Dalot nor AWB have been suitable at lb this season.

Understandably, Amass is only 17, so perhaps a tad bit young just yet given how poor the team have been. Yet, Mainoo has shown how good he is despite that. I think that says more about his attitude aswell.

{Ed001's Note - I like the look of Amass, he will no doubt get some minutes if you have a dead rubber game at the end of the season. Personally I would have given him a chance before now, just to see if he can hack it.}

19 Apr 2024 20:32:52

I said this since day one that Onana is so poort its a joke that we even bought him.

{Ed001's Note - I really do wonder about the scouts that don't notice his basic technique is so bad.}

20 Apr 2024 00:07:03
In personally don’t hold with this not being in Europe will aid us argument. For a start it means we will not be able to attract the players we need to form the spine of a developing team

We need to replace these players to ensure that if we do get into Europe then we are able to compete. Otherwise we turn up in Europe in 2026 with ageing and unsuitable players and round we go again.

Do I think we will get to Europe? Not at all, but to think it will help us is possibly off the mark. And personally I don’t think ETH is the man to do it either. Far too tactically limited for such a demanding competition.

20 Apr 2024 09:32:43
Ed001, we have signed other players with shocking technique: Fred, Maguire, especially Wan-Bissaka. Now Onana.

It is surely unusual for a club to sign so many players with poor footballing technique. Are the scouts also not good enough? I know a few left a year or two back but have they bee. Replaced effectively?

{Ed001's Note - I believe you are rehashing the scouting network.}

20 Apr 2024 11:12:01
Well, I’ll do my best Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I heard you were doing a good job.}

20 Apr 2024 11:55:17
Ed notice your not keeping Bruno or Rashford but also notice your list is mainly u24s, is that because you'd look to clear the decks and start again or due to a specific issue with those players?

I personally think they are both struggling in a system the team is not confident in and there's is some confusion over what they are being asked of and that's the whole team not just the 2 mentioned.

{Ed001's Note - because I would clear the decks and start again. It is a case of letting players go that would bring back money to rebuild.}

20 Apr 2024 12:47:55
Who would you have as the manager Ed? I know you're a big fan of Southgate and are hoping he'll replace Klopp.

Seems to be a shortage of top managers out there at the minute. All are a bit of a gamble.

{Ed001's Note - for United? I think you are right, Southgate would be ideal. It would mean whenever I watch United play my insomnia would not be a problem....

Seriously though, I think someone like Slot looks about the best bet. Maybe Amorim, if he isn't going elsewhere. There aren't really a lot of good options about, which is the worrying thing for the sport in general. There just don't seem to be any standouts right now. McKenna would surely have to be considered, though I have not seen anything of Ipswich to really judge the way he plays.}

20 Apr 2024 12:58:47
I don’t think Onana is being seen as a flop or disaster personally. Played for Inter, forced Pep to change tactics because of what he added.
Awful start for sure, but so did so many Utd GKs I can remember inc Schmeichel, DdG, Bartez.

21 Apr 2024 11:25:41
Thank you, Ed001! I know Onana has made a few good saves recently (although I can't remember any that any decent keeper shouldn't be making) but I've always maintained the basics just aren't there. Even the saves he does make are usually parried right back into the danger zone.

{Ed001's Note - I can't understand how he has made it at the top level personally. But then somehow Pickford has managed to become an England international, so the world has gone mad.}



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