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10 Mar 2021 11:34:00
How many of our sales would you consider to be a "fair and decent" price? Looking at the sale of players we have had over the last few years the only one that seems like a good deal (in terms of money) for United was CR7.

We are constantly selling players for less than we paid, we sell very few players on for profit.

This been said, the general consensus is to sell most of the following; Jones, Pogba, Bailly, DDG, Lingard, Andreas, Martial.

So how much do you genuinely believe we can get for each? Purely playing football manager, as I know they all demand high wages (our fault again) and there are other factors at play.

Jonaldinho

{Ed077's Note - we dont sell many players to other "top" clubs so most of the buying club cant afford to pay decent/huge transfer fee and the wages we pay the players. We also very rarely sell players that we deem good enough for us.

Lukaku to Inter ?
Young to Inter ?
Blind to Ajax?}


1.) 10 Mar 2021 11:54:50
There are no decent prices in football, because of the TV money everything now is over inflated and the biggest clubs, like us will always get charged a premium price for a player. We are not the only club it happens to, just look at the biggest clubs in Spain.


2.) 10 Mar 2021 12:02:22
Ed077 - Lukaku was less than we paid I believe? Young was just over 1mil, which even at 34/ 35 seems cheap. Blind was basically the same price as we had paid, so made little to no profit.

Your justification for as to why this is the case is spot on though.

{Ed077's Note - recouping most of what you paid for unwanted players is good business IMO. Lukaku and Blind weren't in the managers plan so the deal was fair in my view. Getting around 1m for around 34 yr Young who could have just signed a pre-contract with Inter is good deal for us no question. He was really bad for us if I should remind you.


3.) 10 Mar 2021 13:14:09
We are not a buying and selling club so why does it matter?

Works great for clubs like Dortmund and a while back Atletico and that was their business model. Southampton is another example.

If we are selling players for huge fees it means there's still demand for them meaning they probably still have more to offer.

We (generally) buy players as they enter their peak and then move them on when they approach their expiry date. That rule doesn't apply to all players but it's generally how we've dealt with transfers for the past couple of decades.


4.) 10 Mar 2021 13:35:55
Normally when you leave United, the only way is down apart from a handful of clubs. Unless you want to break records for our players, we don't sell if they are part of the managers plans.


5.) 10 Mar 2021 14:47:48
Jonaldinho, I think this will likely be a funny summer for prices and we will not get for those players what previously we would have classed as good value. Jones/ Pereira may be a case of releasing on free's or at the very best a couple of million, neither have performed well in the past year or so and Jones medical record is shocking. Both De Gea and Pogba will likely get around £30m/ £40m for different reasons, Pogba as it is his last year I just don't think the market will be there to get much more. De Gea has dropped from his best in the past years and with the C.V. situation clubs will not be spending big on him, we can hope for a battle maybe between PSG And Juve who are the ones likely to want to upgrade.
Martial/ Bailly and Lingard I genuinely believe will still be here next year. We will not be spending big on a striker with other needs more pressing and when he plays well is worthy of a place, Bailly offers a good option at the back with his pace so I would expect him and Lindelof to be the main switch options. Lingard I think will come back rejuvenated which appears to be what OGS wanted for this loan, still a rotation player I see OGS wanting to keep him around.


 

 

24 Feb 2021 10:39:48
A few weeks ago I asked everyone which 3 players they would bring back from their prime to play in our current squad.

The general consensus as it has been on the site for a while is that we need a CB, CDM and Striker yet some of us (including myself) went for 2 strikers and a CB.

Would you rather just have an all out attack team that will lose games they shouldn't but always play on the front foot or would you prefer a more balanced team that has a lot more 1-0 victories?

Jonaldinho

1.) 24 Feb 2021 11:57:43
All great teams no matter how offensive they are need a solid defence. Look at Liverpool last season compared to this. Liverpool were an entertaining side under Klopp ever since he first took over, but they weren't a winning side until they signed Alisson and VvD to give them that balance in defence meaning they didn't drop silly points.

City will likely win the league this season and they have conceded 15 goals to our 32 with us sitting in second place.

The proof is in the pudding we are to the top scorers in the league and City have the meanest defence, yet it is them sitting in first place with a 10 point lead.

The old adage is attack wins you games, defence wins you titles.

While there are definitely cases for us needing a first choice creative player for the right wing, or whether we need to replace Martial. The reality is if we sign a CB and CDM who can effectively hold the midfield then we will be challengers next season.

This season we have lost to Villa, Palace, Spurs and Sheffield United in the league. While we have drawn too many games due to conceding silly goals. We scored 3 times against Everton and only got a point, we drew 2-2 with Leicester and gave away a silly goal in the 1-1 draw with West Brom. A tighter defence in all three of those games we drew would have turned 3 points into 9 leaving us a point behind City. While that doesn't even take into account the games against Palace and Sheffield United that we should have won not lost. Villa have been very good this season and we just didn't turn up against Spurs.

But changing Sheffield United and Palace into wins and the draws against Everton, Leicester and West Brom into wins would give us a 5 point lead at the top of the table without actually playing great football. All of that just from not leaking silly goals.

All if's and but's, yet our inability to challenge is based off of giving away weak goals. Bring in a top CB and CDM and you stop that instantly next season. Would a new striker or winger get enough goals to over come the calamity of a defence we have? Unlikely in my opinion.


2.) 24 Feb 2021 12:10:00
If the majority of people went for a CB, CDM and a striker, that shows people don't have much faith in the spine of our team.
I think the old Bear Bryant adage is still true, “Forwards sell tickets, defence wins championships"


3.) 24 Feb 2021 15:17:23
I don't think our defence is at bad as you're making out Shappy. We do leak some sloppy goals but there is enough to work with to be doing better than we are.

Hate to keep bringing it back to the manager, but would you trust him picking out another defender? We had our Van Dyke moment with Maguire. We've added 3 defenders for £160 million. And Ole had the big array of defenders already at the club to choose from.

Simply put we have a manager who can't organise a defence. Those games we've dropped points in, I'd like to see how many had Fred and McTominay in them. Two defensive midfielders in front of a back 4 is his way of trying to improve the defence.

Now it's not just him. He has a coaching staff too that seem to be also out of their depth. But well into his 3rd year in charge and only Shaw has kicked on. The rest have regressed.

Does another top quality centre half just fix the issue? I don't think so. I think if Ole's strengths in as a coach is further up the field, then he needs to get someone in who can organise a defence because throwing money at it won't fix it. The problem is much deeper than needing a few defenders.


4.) 24 Feb 2021 15:22:03
£80m for Maguire
£90m for Pogba
£75m for Lukaku

Thats your spine right there. Shame none of them have really worked out as we would have hoped.

The defence for me is as much down to coaching as personel. If we were better at not turning over posession in silly areas and better coached at set pieces, our defensive record would look much better.


5.) 24 Feb 2021 16:00:52
Mumbles you watch back over all the goals we concede and nearly every goal comes down to one of three things.

1, Maguire ball watching and not being in the right place at the right time. People talk about his lack of pace and mobility, but the truth is not many CB's who are 6"4 and 16st are going to be quick and mobile. But if you read the game well and make sure you are in the right position 9 times out of 10 it won't matter that you are slower and less mobile than a 5"8 10st nippy forward.

2, Lindelof beaten in the air, seriously I find it so frustrating that a big strong guy like Victor is beaten in the air time and again often by players smaller than him. It's like he's wearing concrete boots. I've seen elephants jump higher than him, while his lack of strength in the air shows a real weakness to his core strength.

3, The final one is actually the most annoying for me considering how we set up. But we concede a lot of goals to midfield runners. Players breaking through in the second line of attack with no one picking them up. Considering we play with a double pivot of Fred and McTominay, players picked for their defensive attributes rather than their attacking. Yet in truth neither are natural holding players, and both fail to see the runs until too late.

All three of those issues are things that you can't teach to players quickly.

If Maguire has got to the age of 27 and he still ball watching after everything his coaches at Sheffield United, Hull, Leicester and now United have been trying to teach him them I do wonder if the problem isn't the teachers but the pupil. I've seriously coached 10 year olds who are better at reading the game than Maguire.

As for Lindelof I wonder if there is a physical weakness. Clearly he needs a stronger core, and he need to work on his leap and the timing of his leap. I disagree that you need height to be good in the air, Cannavaro and Beckenbauer were both shorter than 6ft and hardly ever lost out in the air. Good core strength, good leap and most importantly timing. But again Lindelof is 26 and he shouldn't be struggling with such a fundamental skill of being a CB.

I actually think Lindelof has regressed with Maguire alongside him. He was much better with Smalling alongside him. But then he had someone with pace who could clear up behind him and allow him to play his natural game of bringing the ball out of defence. With Maguire he has to play the sweeper role and that doesn't suit his skillset.

Finally in defensive midfield I feel we are trying to fit square pegs in round holes. In my opinion only Matic is a natural holding midfielder. Everyone else is either a box to box style player or an offensive midfielder. None of the others have that reading not the game or those defensive instincts. You have hard runners who'll put themselves about, but none who understand where the danger is and when to mark the man and not engage the ball.

Personally I don't think Maguire is good enough, the reality is though that he is our captain and he cost 80m. So he won't be dropped anytime soon. So what we will have to do is try and build a defence around him. To do that we will need a proper holding midfielder who'll drop back when Maguire steps up and who can track runners so we don't concede so many easily avoided goals.
While signing a CB that complements Maguire is vital.

{Ed077's Note - So Shappy who is the Cb you are going to suggest to partner Maguire? Surely Emi Buendia doesn't fit the bill right?😜🤣🤣}


6.) 24 Feb 2021 16:24:40
The manager was happy with Maguire. He was so happy with him, he made him captain before he had the chance to have his first $hite at Carrington.

I thing a proper defensive coach should be brought in before we let the manager identify another CB.


7.) 24 Feb 2021 17:09:58
Surely it has to be worth bring back Vidic to coach the defence, didn't we offer him the under 23s role a few years back. I think he is still kicking around in Milan, would be nice to have somebody who played defence at the highest level around the squad, maybe he can teach them a thing or two.


8.) 24 Feb 2021 17:13:46
Ed077, It's tough to suggest which CB would be best, most aren't playing in the EPL which makes it hard to judge how they would adapt.

While the other issue is working out their role within a specific defensive system when watching them to determine whether they have the attributes for your needs. The thing when building a defence much more so than any other part of the team is that you are building a unit, players need to mesh together much more than in other parts of the pitch. While having a maverick can work to your advantage in attacking areas of the pitch, in defence it will always almost certainly cost you a goal. Communication is vital, as is the character of the players, you don't want shrinking violets in defence, loud, confident vocal players who are intelligent enough to read the game and under stand their and their team mates weaknesses. For example I have watch Maguire pass the ball onto Lindelof's left hand side while he was under pressure numerous times. It must be obvious to everyone why you wouldn't want to play a colleague onto their weaker foot when they are under pressure. Yet that happens too often, that isn't poor coaching just poor understanding of the game.

I think it should be a case of looking for specific traits that blend well with Maguire's and cover his weaknesses. We need someone who has excellent reading of the game, is vocal, has recovery pace. Someone who understands being a defender first and a playmaker second, but who has sound technical skills and is comfortable on the ball. If they are left footed then that's a bonus.

Jules Kounde looks to tick many of those boxes, as does Pau Torres, and Ibrahima Konate. The problem is how well will they adapt to the EPL. I also like Sven Botman and David Carmo from what I've seen of them (half a dozen games each) . However, I'm not sure they have played enough games quite yet to have the experience needed to move to a club our size. But ones to keep an eye on for in a year or two's time maybe as longer term replacements for Harry Maguire.

{Ed077's Note - the 2 standout CBs in the league not at the "top teams" for me are Webster (Brighton) and Godfrey(Everton).

And you didn't actually give a concrete answer Shaps, just beat around the bush🤣}


9.) 24 Feb 2021 17:21:26
Mumbles, Harry Maguire was first scouted during Jose Mourinho's time. Jose wanted him when we bought Fred, but was told 50m was too much for him.

So I wouldn't be so sure he was an Ole target. Although I would imagine Ole agreed to the transfer. As for making him Captain, at the time who else was the stand out candidate? Rashford and McTominay were too young, while Bruno wasn't at the club at the time. From players who'd start most weeks and could be argued were top players he had a choice of DDG, Maguire, Lindelof and Pogba. Others were either older and wouldn't play every game such as Matic or probably too young for the role. Maguire was the best choice of a bad bunch.

We have defensive coaches at the club, Phelan and McKenna have both worked with our defensive set up. The reality is you can't teach a goldfish to climb a tree.

The issues we have with our defenders is fundamental basic mistakes which half decent defenders wouldn't be making after 10+ years as a professional. They have all had multiple coaches at club and international level at several different clubs. Yet they still make basic mistakes such as ball watching and being unaware of who is around them, and lacking the ability to open their mouth and talk to their team mates.

That's not an issue with defensive shape, or tactical planning. Its just that our defenders aren't very good.


10.) 24 Feb 2021 17:39:27
Shappy we've seen with Van De Beek what happens if you're not an Ole signing. Maguire has played more football than anyone on the planet over the last 18 months. He is unequivocally an Ole signing.

{Ed077's Note - I don't know where people get the impression that Maguire wasn't an Ole signing from and pretend as if Maguire was rammed down Ole's throat so to speak. Ole went and made him club captain inside Maguire's first six month at the club and if that was a decision Ole was forced to make and wasn't his choice whatsoever than he should have walked out right there and then.

People are rewriting history by plucking idea* from their own fantasy line to strength their viewpoints me says.}


11.) 24 Feb 2021 17:45:32
DSG - don't forget Fred at £50m+ and De Gea's contract.

We've spent untold wealth on De Gea, Maguire, Fred, Pogba and Lukaku. One is gone and the other 4 need replacing!


12.) 24 Feb 2021 18:37:10
Mumbles, I'm sorry but that's a terrible argument. It's well known that the club scouted and even approached Leicester about Maguire after the 2018 world cup while Jose was manager. We baulked at the 50m asking price, within 6 months Jose was sacked and the following summer we pay 80m for Maguire.

As for he wouldn't play if he wasn't an Ole signing, that is quite simply a terrible argument.

I mean if Ole didn't want to play Maguire he could play, looks at list, Phil Jones, or Eric Bailly, or maybe Axel Tuanzebe. The issue is even if you think any of these players are better than Maguire, you wouldn't get much chance because they are injured so often its hard to get them to play more than 5 games in a row without picking up an injury.

You could make just as strong an argument that Maguire and Lindelof play most weeks as they are the only 2 CB's who are fit 90% of the time.

Whereas Donny was signed to act as cover/ competition for Bruno who has been in phenomenal form and been undroppable since he signed.

Was Dan James an Ole signing? Is that why he rarely plays? Maybe AWB is an Ole signing because he plays every week instead of, checks list TFM.

Maguire plays every week because, one he is fit most week, and two because despite his limitations he is one of our best two CB's.

AWB plays every week because he he is our best RB and pretty much our only RB.

Fred and McTominay play every week if they are fit, neither were signed by Ole.

There is clear evidence that the club held an interest in Maguire before Ole was manager. I doubt the club signed any player against the managers will. Does that mean that because Ole agreed to the signing that it makes it his signing?

Well LvG agreed to the signings of Shaw and Herrera even though they weren't "his" signings but the deals were almost fully agreed before he took over. He still played them because they were better than the other players fighting for a starting spot.

As for making Maguire captain, he did so when previous club captain Ashley Young left for Inter Milan. So he had to pick from the players he had. Maguire seemed the the best choice, with Pogba, Matic and DDG the only other logical choices, as players who play regularly and have enough experience. A few weeks later Bruno signed and since then has shown he is the de facto leader of this side. But at the time Maguire was sadly the best choice.


13.) 24 Feb 2021 20:06:39
Looking past this season it is obvious that Maguire will be the CB that will survive any cull so the choice of any CB signing in the summer needs to start with understanding who he is, what is skills and weaknesses are and ensuring that whoever they buy meshes well with him.
For me this means we need a left footer (or at the very least someone who plays on the Left side and shift Maguire to the right side.
We also need a dominant pressence, by this I mean a leader and someone that will command the defence and the partnership.
I don't know enough about a lot of the names being mentioned but if we could get him out of Milan I think that Alessio Romagnoli would be ideal and our future captain.


14.) 24 Feb 2021 21:36:42
I think you underestimate our club if you think we would baulked at 50 millions. Our club never be afraid of splashing the cash for proven players and Maguire was a proven one.
Maguire was only 1 year at Leicester and he had just finished a good World Cup captaining (i think) his national team and played well. Summing all of the above I don't think Leicester would ask for only 50. I think at the time the asking price was closer to 100 rather at 50.


15.) 25 Feb 2021 07:31:50
Herrera, what our club is prepared to spend seems to depend on whether we have qualified for the UCL.

In the season's we don't qualify for the UCL we average a spend of 140m, in the season's we DO qualify for the UCL our spending drops to an average of 60m.

When the club finished 2nd they didn't see the value in spending 50m on Harry Maguire, yet the following season finishing 6th and suddenly the purse strings get loosened as they see the value in spending 80m on Harry Maguire.


16.) 25 Feb 2021 11:40:00
You seem to be sure that the price was 50. I think Leicester didn't want to sell after just one year and they told us a price they new we wouldn't pay at the time.
After a good World Cup in which captained his national team i would find it strange if they would have asked for 50. I remember it was much more.


17.) 25 Feb 2021 12:34:03
Harry Maguire isn't England captain, that's Harry Kane.

We tried to sign Maguire in the summer of 2018, around a year after he made his England debut (August 2017).

50m at that time for Maguire seemed excessive, he had only been at Leicester for one season at that time and had had a good World cup.


18.) 25 Feb 2021 12:41:34
Here is a quote from the Guardian from July 2018.

"Mourinho’s choice to prioritise buying a centre-back underlines his uncertainty of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelöf, while Phil Jones is prone to injury. Maguire impressed during England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals and would cost a minimum of £50m before any add-ons if he was to be prised away from Leicester"

The club wouldn't pay it that summer as they had just finished 2nd. A year later and having finished 6th they paid 80m.

How much we pay for a player very much depends on whether we qualify for the UCL.

Look at the summer just gone. We finish 3rd, chase Sancho all summer and end up going for a couple of kids one for an initial 19m, one for an initial 8m and Cavani on a free.

Chase the 80-90m player, but end up spending an initial 27m on two kids.

Supposedly Ole wanted Grealish, Villa said 70m, we sign Donny for 35m.

There is a very clear pattern that when the club finishes in the top 4 we shop in the bargain section, and only spend big when we need to get into the top 4.

For that reason I don't see us spending much more than 100m max this summer unless we finish 5th or lower.


 

 

05 Feb 2021 11:00:58
Just a little bit of fun on a Friday, but if you could bring back 3 players in their prime from the premier league era to fit in this current squad, who would you pick? United players only.

1. Cristiano
2. Rio
3. Rooney.

Jonaldinho

1.) 05 Feb 2021 11:15:05
Would love

1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Rio Ferdinand
3. Ruud van Nistelrooy.

{Ed004's Note - Ronaldo, Rooney and Rio for me as well}


2.) 05 Feb 2021 11:26:00
Keene, Ronald, Rio.


3.) 05 Feb 2021 11:27:36
1. Keane
2. Scholes
3. Ronaldo.


4.) 05 Feb 2021 11:28:36
That's hard!

1.Rio
2.Keane
3.Ronaldo.


5.) 05 Feb 2021 11:49:32
Van Persie, Scholes and Vidic.


6.) 05 Feb 2021 12:02:53
Would love Keane but his aggressive attitude and game is probably not suited to the modern rules of the game and would get him in trouble most often than not.

TrueRedDevil, although Vidic is a fantastic option I feel Rio's pace and reading of the game is a better fit with say Maguire as his partner.

{Ed047's Note - Smalling, Lingard and Phil Jones for me!


7.) 05 Feb 2021 12:49:47
Vidic over rio anyday for me :P

Cr7, Roo, Rio.


8.) 05 Feb 2021 13:02:31
Ooh tough one. I was tempted by other great players at their peak, Vidic, Keane, Scholes, Cantona, RvN and Ronaldo.

However, for me I think it would be:

Rio Ferdinand
Michael Carrick
Robin van Persie

based on the squad we have. We need a quick CB partner for Maguire and Rio is the obvious choice. I went with Carrick in midfield as he could control a game and give us that solid base to work from. I really wanted to go for Ronaldo, but I think the real weakness we have is in centre forward not wide forward areas. At his peak Ronaldo was a wide forward. So I went with RvP as he would score loads of goals and blend better with the modern game than RvN in my opinion.


9.) 05 Feb 2021 12:17:29
Fine Ed047, you can have them at Arsenal.

While we are discussing a transaction between us the two clubs, can you just give us Saka? I am ready to offer Fred in exchange.

{Ed047's Note - haha Deeps nice try but you have no one I’d exchange him for! 🤣


10.) 05 Feb 2021 12:20:00
You mean for Arsenal ed? 😂

Cantona
Ronaldo
Ruud.

{Ed047's Note - hey we took Welbeck off you, that was enough for any man! 🤣


11.) 05 Feb 2021 13:26:30
Can i have Scholes Scholes and scholes.


12.) 05 Feb 2021 11:47:51
Ed004, with our current squad I think we need someone who could stay central and keep the defenders occupied most often than not, Rooney for me would just drift too much out of position wanting the ball and be all over the place.

{Ed004's Note - I think if we are getting everyone at their peak for United, Rooney's peak was through the middle for us imo. Either way think a front 3 of Rashford, Ronaldo and Rooney would be too much to handle for any defence. Has a bit of everything}


13.) 05 Feb 2021 13:45:12
Vidic
Keane
CR7

CB, DM and RW all sorted.


14.) 05 Feb 2021 14:05:46
LPU, Vidic defends like his life depends on it and he'll be the captain over Maguire :)


15.) 05 Feb 2021 15:12:02
Scholes keane ronaldo.


16.) 05 Feb 2021 15:36:59
Ronaldo, Robson and Rio.


17.) 05 Feb 2021 15:48:37
TrueRedDevil, I absolutely love Vidic but if we are going to pair him up with one of Maguire/ Lindelof then there is lack of pace at the back unless it is Bailly/ Tuanzebe as his partner. We are lacking someone who can read the game and yet has the pace to counter threats and Rio fits the bill alongside any of the current CB options.


18.) 05 Feb 2021 16:05:30
Ronaldo
Stam
Van Nistelrooy.


19.) 05 Feb 2021 16:51:05
Good shout BR.


20.) 05 Feb 2021 18:59:10
Keane
Ronaldo
Rio

Based on what we need.


21.) 05 Feb 2021 19:51:23
Scholes, Cantona and Ronaldo

With them 3 I could rule the world, never mind the PL.


22.) 05 Feb 2021 19:58:55
Ronaldo Scholes and Stam.


23.) 05 Feb 2021 20:06:01
Ronaldo, Stam, Tevez.


24.) 06 Feb 2021 06:10:19
RIO - we need a bit of pace for our CB's
Robson - Captain - B2B
RVN.


25.) 07 Feb 2021 08:56:44
Im a bit late on the topic, but here goes:

Vidic, Rio and Stam 😂😂😂 (just in case one gets injured! )

The other choice would be:
Vidic
Cantona
Scholes.


26.) 07 Feb 2021 08:56:44
Im a bit late on the topic, but here goes:

Vidic, Rio and Stam 😂😂😂 (just in case one gets injured! )

The other choice would be:
Vidic
Cantona
Scholes.


 

 

09 Mar 2014 18:11:21
If you look at our away form we would be second in the league behind Tottenham! However looking at our home results only we would lie in 8th, I've never known man unite to have such a bad home record. Old Trafford used to be a fortress and now it seems like it's easy for teams to come in and steal points off of us.

Jonaldinho

1.) Its' because we are so slow that the big pitch saps us rather than works to our advantage (like it used to when we scared teams with our pace). Players like Evra, Vidic, Rio, Carrick, Fellaini, RVP can't cover the ground (or look shattered). Mata will also not be mobile enough for our massive pitch, unless we change the way we play, which it looks like we are doing.

So we drop deeper and deeper, allowing more space. We also have players who can't pass for more than 10 yards (Jones, Smalling, Clevs, Nani, Valencia, Hernandez)and if we do play a cross field ball (Rooney) the players are slow to support leaving the recipient isolated.

I think Moyes has twigged though so things will improve.


 

 

08 Mar 2014 14:40:20
Thought we looked like a complete team for one of the first times this season! I did feel that rvp looked a bit lost however, doesn't seem like his heart is in it anymore! Sad to see after the passion he showed for us last season!
All in all a really good game though :) good to keep another clean sheet away from home.

Jonaldinho

 

 

 

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01 Apr 2021 14:16:42
Get him back in, I don't care if CR7 is 65 he always has the right to come back for that No.7 shirt.

James Milner is 35, Billy sharp is 35, Jamie Vardy is 34 and this is the GOAT that we are talking about.

When we signed Sanchez from Arsenal, I thought he would bring an ethos to the club, with a Barcelona attitude and work ethic. This obviously didn't happen. I do however believe that CR7 would bring a whole new meaning of work ethic to the training pitch. Can you imagine Martial walking around with the greatest footballer to ever live shouting at him to move?

I do believe this all still a pipe dream though. I think ronny moves back to Portugal for one last season, or PSG put together a deal so he can add that Ligue 1 title to his trophy cabinet.

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19 Mar 2021 12:58:14
I think Ajax/ Roma is harder than the other two, so I wouldn't say it was the easiest draw. Great news on Granada though.

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11 Mar 2021 15:50:54
I believe BBC Sport have said he is able to play against us tonight! Thought it was odd but who knows.

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11 Mar 2021 14:35:06
Any suggested/ predicted line ups for tonight?

GK - Henderson
RB - AWB
CB - Lindelof and Maguire
LB - Telles
CM - McFred
CAM - Bruno
LW - James
RW - Greenwood
CF - Martial

That's what I predict we will come out like, however I'd prefer to play Greenwood up top and Diallo on the RW. That would be a very pacey front 3 to attack Milan, with a lot of energy and movement, which playing Martial doesn't give us.

Jonaldinho

 

 

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10 Mar 2021 12:02:22
Ed077 - Lukaku was less than we paid I believe? Young was just over 1mil, which even at 34/ 35 seems cheap. Blind was basically the same price as we had paid, so made little to no profit.

Your justification for as to why this is the case is spot on though.

Jonaldinho

{Ed077's Note - recouping most of what you paid for unwanted players is good business IMO. Lukaku and Blind weren't in the managers plan so the deal was fair in my view. Getting around 1m for around 34 yr Young who could have just signed a pre-contract with Inter is good deal for us no question. He was really bad for us if I should remind you.