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    (Original post by cost)
    agreed...also why didnt we go for victor moses? plays in the same position, roughly same age, would of cost less and PL experience??
    Moses does look good, although tbh him and Zaha are both wingers, wheras IMO our priority should be a CM- Fellaini maybe? Or somebody like Vidal, Pogba seems to be coming good at the moment we need him
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    The De Gea leaving rumours seem to be surfacing again:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...d-8461812.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...eir-radar.html

    Anyone think this is plausible?
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    (Original post by BoringComputerGuy)
    The De Gea leaving rumours seem to be surfacing again:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...d-8461812.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...eir-radar.html

    Anyone think this is plausible?
    Certainly not implausible but I doubt he will leave or be dropped.

    Fantastic article by Neville on DDG here: http://www1.skysports.com/football/n...ottenham-error
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    The problem with De Gea is he's made himself a target for criticism in the media at least. When he comes for a cross, people are waiting to see if he makes a poor punch or doesn't cleanly get to it. If someone like Cech misses a cross or punches weakly, its just something that he did. If De Gea does the same people already have the narrative written.

    De Gea was not a fault for that goal anymore than anyone else. The ball into the box was pretty much undefended, The CB gets beaten, Evra is marking no one, Lennon is allowed to put the ball back in no one is marking Dempsey, no one is on the post. De Gea's weak punch is one in a whole line of **** ups that resulted in a goal. But Evra allowing Lennon to put the ball back in the danger area doesn't sell as many papers a De Gea mistake.

    I doubt he will be leaving, he's got plenty to improve upon, but he's not a liability by any stretch of the imagination.
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    I just wish De Gea becomes more of a ****. Keepers get away with a lot of ****, and he should be exercising that. If he's going for a punch or whatever he shouldn't be afraid of taking off the head of any **** trying to impede him. In fact he should in fact be aiming to land a few hits to their heads. They'll know pretty soon, they should stay away.
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    Anyone else really warmed by Bradfords win? That is exactly why I love story- for games like that
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    The problem with De Gea is he's made himself a target for criticism in the media at least. When he comes for a cross, people are waiting to see if he makes a poor punch or doesn't cleanly get to it. If someone like Cech misses a cross or punches weakly, its just something that he did. If De Gea does the same people already have the narrative written.

    De Gea was not a fault for that goal anymore than anyone else. The ball into the box was pretty much undefended, The CB gets beaten, Evra is marking no one, Lennon is allowed to put the ball back in no one is marking Dempsey, no one is on the post. De Gea's weak punch is one in a whole line of **** ups that resulted in a goal. But Evra allowing Lennon to put the ball back in the danger area doesn't sell as many papers a De Gea mistake.

    I doubt he will be leaving, he's got plenty to improve upon, but he's not a liability by any stretch of the imagination.
    I agree, De Gea is made a scapegoat for these things.
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    Subbed. :-)
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    (Original post by cheetahs56)
    Anyone else really warmed by Bradfords win? That is exactly why I love story- for games like that
    so happy they knocked out arsenal, everyone thought their trophy drought would end..
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    (Original post by cost)
    so happy they knocked out arsenal, everyone thought their trophy drought would end..
    Would love to see a Swansea-Bradford final
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    (Original post by cheetahs56)
    Moses does look good, although tbh him and Zaha are both wingers, wheras IMO our priority should be a CM- Fellaini maybe? Or somebody like Vidal, Pogba seems to be coming good at the moment we need him
    I think I'm one of the few that disagree. Your priority should be wingers imo. Man Utds game play has always been based on having very good wingers, to help with counter attacking and getting balls in etc and I would say currently your wingers are not preforming.

    Atm Valencia isn't preforming, Nani is inconsistent and unhappy. Ashley Young still hasn't cemented a place in the squad, although he has had injuries. I'm not sure about Kagawa in the role either. I don't think he would be happy there or that effective.

    Imo you could do with a winger.
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    (Original post by samiz20891)
    With Zaha coming to Manchester United, we would have 4 actual wingers with Valencia, Nani, Young and Zaha as well as a few other players who could play on the wing.
    What does everyone think will happen with respect to Nani staying. I have a feeling he may be leaving in the summer. I think in the summer I would like us to buy a left back and a center midfielder.
    If Zaha comes Nani's almost certainly off. No room for 4 specialist wingers plus Kagawa and Welbeck who are good there, I think i've said as much before. It's a shame because Nani's the most talented of our wingers, but assuming Valencia's complete lack of confidence isn't permanent then we have enough quality without him.

    Only place I think we need to strengthen is, as ever, central midfield.

    LB is fine, Evra's ridiculous ability to play every single game doesn't seem to be slowing down, if someone becomes available (Luke Shaw :ninja:) there's no harm in shifting Buttner who'll never be more than a backup but there's no need to actively seek someone.

    Rest of the defence is okay assuming Rio stays on. Vidic and Evans will probably establish themselves as the main guys next year and if Rio's about then Smalling and Jones should be able to deputise at CB and fill in for Rafael when needed. Cheap utility defender would be a bonus to cover the inevitable injury crisis but they're quite hard to find. Keeping Fabio around could actually solve a lot, everyone forgets he started a CL final for us.

    I actually think our central midfield is better than it has been for ages, Carrick and Cleverley is a good, balanced partnership and RVP allows Rooney to play as a third midfielder when we need him to. Thing is behind them we've got Giggs and Scholes who might retire, Anderson who's constantly injured, Fletcher who unfortunately may not come back to a decent standard, and Powell who's a kid. We've always been okay on quantity but short on quality, looks like it'll be the other way around next year.

    So a CM is essential. Everywhere else we're pretty solid if not perfect, so if someone exceptional is possible then there's room but if we don't find anyone we're still in good shape. What I will say is that if Mourinho or Falcao come to the league then that equation changes a bit, especially if they're at the same club.
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    Ezequiel Garay

    Being linked with this guy a lot past month or so

    This guy is apparently very reliable guy and says:

    Gonçalo Lopes ‏@_GoncaloLopes
    For now #mufc only offered 18m€ but Benfica expects a little more. But the deal will be done, for sure.

    Gonçalo Lopes ‏@_GoncaloLopes
    #mufc close to get an agreement with #Benfica about Garay. The defender will only go to England next season.

    Could show the club has concerns of the longevity of rio and/or vidic if true
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    Couple of newspapers claiming SAF was scouting victor wanyama when he watched Celtic v Dundee. He would be an amazing signing if it's true, he's exactly the type of midfielder we need. Somebody who is strong and mobile, whose defensive work could help protect the back four. He's only 21 as well..


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    Michael Carrick, Johnny Evans, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs were at the Qatar Masters earlier. We are apparently giving a trial to a young Mexican winger called Jurgen Damm.
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    The whole Qatar thing is why I don't really buy into this whole European travelling disadvantage. The team has apparently flown to Qatar to train in the warm weather this week. They have voluntarily taken a 6 hour flight midweek just to avoid having to train in the cold.
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      Ezequiel Garay

      Being linked with this guy a lot past month or so

      This guy is apparently very reliable guy and says:

      Gonçalo Lopes ‏@_GoncaloLopes
      For now #mufc only offered 18m€ but Benfica expects a little more. But the deal will be done, for sure.

      Gonçalo Lopes ‏@_GoncaloLopes
      #mufc close to get an agreement with #Benfica about Garay. The defender will only go to England next season.

      Could show the club has concerns of the longevity of rio and/or vidic if true
      Would have thought you have enough defenders even with Rio ageing, personally. :holmes:
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      (Original post by Abiraleft)
      Would have thought you have enough defenders even with Rio ageing, personally. :holmes:
      Yeep. Unless they have serious concerns about Vidic and/or want to cash in on him. (Assuming we are even after a CB)
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      (Original post by Akkuz)
      Fantastic article by Neville on DDG here: http://www1.skysports.com/football/n...ottenham-error
      Gordon Bank's has responded to Neville's criticism of DDG:

      "I was very upset to hear Gary Neville talking about how the players were disgusted with him, how they were looking at him, after he hadn't punched the ball quite clear enough," Banks tells Press Association Sport.

      "I thought to myself, 'hang on a minute, it's not just the goalkeeper that makes mistakes, everybody makes mistakes in football matches'.

      "I couldn't quite believe that, because if anything he would've liked a bit of a lift: 'come on, get your head up'.

      "I found that a bit strange that he was saying they'd go back in the dressing room and give him a telling off."


      Maybe a bit of goalkeeper bias by Banks but no doubt Neville will know the United dressing more than Banksy.
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      (Original post by Stopmessing)
      Couple of newspapers claiming SAF was scouting victor wanyama when he watched Celtic v Dundee. He would be an amazing signing if it's true, he's exactly the type of midfielder we need. Somebody who is strong and mobile, whose defensive work could help protect the back four. He's only 21 as well..
      Manchester United consider bid for Victor Wanyama after Sir Alex Ferguson watched him

      Basically implies we are very interested and if we want him this window it would have to be done quick.

      It's not unknown that SAF likes to personally watch players before signing them.

      + also

      Wanyama Interview

      SG: Growing up what was your favourite team?

      VW: My favourite team has been Man United

      SG: Besides Celtic what team do you follow week in and week out?

      VW: Very easy, Man United
      I love Wanyama and reckon he could do really, really well here. Wanted him in the summer and still do.
     
     
     
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