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14 Dec 2019 16:52:52
Marcel Bout met with Alfie Haaland about a move for his son. He couldn't give assurances about starting etc, so Ole went and met him (Haaland) on Friday morning to discuss a move to Utd.


1.) 14 Dec 2019 17:34:38
Looks like we will wrap him up in the January window.

2.) 15 Dec 2019 05:09:58
So are we offering him guarantees about starting?
Has ole told him he is in front of martial and greenwood?

3.) 14 Dec 2019 22:48:45
If ole spoke directly with the player that’s tapping up I’m fairly sure?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs have permission to talk with him.}

4.) 15 Dec 2019 10:19:18
Interesting, thanks Ed.

5.) 16 Dec 2019 08:53:54
Great young player, with a bright future ahead of him. However, I'm not convinced he offers us anything more than what Greenwood will next season. He isn't a different type of striker to what we have.

For that reason I don't think a move to us is best for either the lad or us. Personally I think Borussia Dortmund is the right move for him, they only have Alcacer as a genuine striker option, who is a different kind of striker to Haaland. They also have experience in nurturing young talent into world stars, while the Bundesliga has a lot less attention world wide than the EPL. So he will be able to develop with less pressure and media glare.

6.) 16 Dec 2019 10:36:19
Shappy how is Haaland not a different type of striker to what we have? For starters I’ve lost count of how many crosses we’ve put in the six yard box this year begging for a touch into the net and martial being nowhere near them. I think he’s obsessed with goals, and we don’t have a striker who has that obsession. I’d say greenwood, but he’s still developing and I think he will be an outstanding player in a year or two as will Haaland. We’ve seen so much of martial and whilst he can be amazing at times, I always question his desire to get on the end of things.

We badly need a goal scoring number 9- we don’t have that. Haaland appears to be exactly that.

7.) 16 Dec 2019 10:54:14
What about the possibility of OGS adopting a 442 formation? Doubtful but it’s a possibility.

8.) 16 Dec 2019 12:29:26
Caolan, he plays in a very similar way to our current striking options. He isn't a back to goal striker who can create for his team mates, nor is he the kind of striker who'll bully opposition defenders. He doesn't score many headers and in the UCL has only won 3 aerial duels in 6 games.

He is a striker who makes runs via the channels and finds pockets of space. However, that is only useful if you have players behind him who have the vision to make those passes.

He has played most of his football in very weak leagues and for teams in those leagues that tend to win the title and play creative football that gives their strikers lots of chances.

So the likelihood of his form for Salzburg translating to a team playing in a much stronger league and who creates far fewer chances is hugely unlikely.

He is very similar to Lukaku, tall and broad but doesn't use his size in the way he plays. Quick over short distances. Looks to make little runs between the lines or defenders.

He would probably score more goals than Martial is currently as he seems more clinical, but then that is hard to judge when Haaland is getting 4 or 5 good chances a game while Martial is getting 1 or 2.

I feel what we need is a striker who plays in a different way to our current options. Someone who can be a target man, play with their back to goal, hold off a defender and lay the ball off to an on rushing Rashford, James or Lingard to give them a 1v1 with the keeper. Someone who can do to opposition keepers what Calvert-Lewin did to DDG yesterday.

Someone who doesn't need space in behind to be successful as a striker. Which is what Martial, Greenwood and Rashford needs. And what Haaland needs.

Discountdave, 442 could be an interesting option, but I fear we don't have the wide players for it. James is our only true winger, while AWB isn't the kind of full back who will bomb forward on the overlap.

Rashford plays best in the inside left channel, if we play with two strikers then where does he play?




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29 Nov 2019 11:54:58
Would take Isco and Bale and 700m tbh. Bales still a good player. Isco in Pogbas position. Then use the 700m to buy another few cms.




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31 Oct 2019 10:00:40
For a start our first choice left back hasn't started all season and he needs replacing at that, the young kid Williams won't be first choice at least until next season in the bigger matches/ epl games. The other CB which is Lindelof is terrible at everything bar passing.
You think Maguire can do it all himself?
Maguire will never be the worlds best CB but he will be a solid solid player for years to come. Give him some time.




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20 Oct 2019 15:46:31
When its all lies Shappy its a different story. If it was true I would agree with you.




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20 Oct 2019 15:04:13
Its a smoke screen along with all the transfer rubbish that has come out the past few days.
They are getting all the excuses and fan appeasement as possible in, before Liverpool wipe the floor with us at our home patch today.

Do people not seriously see that whenever there is a bad result or something like today coming up the PR is out in force to calm the fans and delude them into thinking better times are coming.

Like why would it be revealed that Utd are buying 5 players next summer? And how many times before have we heard that we are having a clear out in the summer and nothing ever gets done. Wake up people!




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17 Oct 2019 16:45:57
They seem to be getting in the excuses early with the PR they have been spewing the past few days. Mail had utd buying 5 new shiny old players in the summer. Woodward thinks we are all thick.





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27 Nov 2019 17:27:02
I know it's irrelevant ken but i agree with that post, the heart isn't there bar a few.




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27 Nov 2019 17:17:03
Maybe now Souness and Redknapp may consider him a friend now he worked in the media with them so may not target him as much?




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25 Nov 2019 19:11:33
What you just said is totally irrelevant ken :) Happy monday.




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24 Nov 2019 19:22:26
Agreed hopefully he be doing a nice bit of sliding today like he was sliding into girls DM's on instagram :)




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10 Nov 2019 17:37:31
I didn't think Salah was offside for the header but was in the old rule of build up?

But it was handball no question.