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Glazers are in exclusive talks to sell a minority stake in Manchester United to American private equity firm Apollo​

不不不 brand new money laundering market for Americans... we've lost the sport to them.
 

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does Birsa know that we wrote to the cops twice to find him :lol:
 

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The mercato has been underwhelming so far, I don't see how anyone can defend it.

We've upgraded our attacking midfield options but our defensive mid is weaker.

Our centre backs are considerably weaker, we don't even have enough players for the role imo.

The right wing problem had not been addressed at all.

The CF position has been upgraded with a new option but its not a guarantee that it will improve, hopefully it does.

We won the scudetto last season because we had the right team spirit and because our main competitors choked during key moments of the season. On paper there were 2 or 3 teams better than us but we had the advantage of having a stable coaching environment whereas they all made big changes and needed time to adapt to the new ideas.

I think that this season it will be harder for us to reclaim the title unless we properly address the key issues in the team which are CB, DM and RW. However, this doesn't mean that we cannot win again even with the way we are assembled at the moment because trophies are not only won on paper.
I dont know, I think Adli, CDK and Origi (plus a healthy Rebic) is a MASSIVE upgrade to our attack. We had an incredible defense last season but our attack was crippled and Leao dependent. What we did this summer wasnt a small upgrade, it was a massive one. We didnt spend a lot, I expected (and still expect) us to spend more. But even without Ziyech we are going to find it much easier to score this season.
 

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I already gave you, but maybe it 'wasn't brought to your attention'... again. Some time ago I was banned for saying 'I am done' by General (iirc) and when I opened my profile to see why I was banned I saw something like 'he's done he said'. A ban for that :lol: So, yeah, false rumors :lol:

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Terrible for the dressing room. I repeat... terrible for the dressing room :lol::lol::lol:

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Dont make me channel my inner Necro!
 

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:lol: :lol: i don't know man

but what I don't like is people being mean to him because he dissed our search efforts.
its like RnB turned into a worried mom who stayed up late then beat the kid when he came back :lol:
 

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I dont know, I think Adli, CDK and Origi (plus a healthy Rebic) is a MASSIVE upgrade to our attack. We had an incredible defense last season but our attack was crippled and Leao dependent. What we did this summer wasnt a small upgrade, it was a massive one. We didnt spend a lot, I expected (and still expect) us to spend more. But even without Ziyech we are going to find it much easier to score this season.
I just hope we don't turn in to a team that scores 4 and concedes 2.

1-0 wins are much sexier.
 

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I dont know, I think Adli, CDK and Origi (plus a healthy Rebic) is a MASSIVE upgrade to our attack. We had an incredible defense last season but our attack was crippled and Leao dependent. What we did this summer wasnt a small upgrade, it was a massive one. We didnt spend a lot, I expected (and still expect) us to spend more. But even without Ziyech we are going to find it much easier to score this season.
Like I said, the attack was upgraded (although somewhat disproportionately with many AMs and no real RW) but you can't ignore that the defence has weakened.

I'm from the school of thought that believes that you need to be strong defensively to win anything and this is the cause of my concern.
 

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:lol::lol:

I'm in a Teams meeting and started laughing to this. I wasn't on mute :lol:

I think it was just the nerves of the first game and it was only a header. Personally think kjaer and tomori would be the ideal starters and kalulu should interchange with Calabria for rb
 

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Like I said, the attack was upgraded (although somewhat disproportionately with many AMs and no real RW) but you can't ignore that the defence has weakened.

I'm from the school of thought that believes that you need to be strong defensively to win anything and this is the cause of my concern.
I see Pulisics name popping up. I must confess, i dont know shit about him. Does he track back? Does he have skill going forward? Will his italian accent be atrocious?
 

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I think it was just the nerves of the first game and it was only a header. Personally think kjaer and tomori would be the ideal starters and kalulu should interchange with Calabria for rb
Wrong post quoted ?
 

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Regarding the attack and concerns about AM, RW and CM (Kessie replacement)

AM - Diaz has to bring it this year and find consistency but CDK and Adli can play that role too.

RW - this is a make or break season for Seale and Messias. Adli can also cover RW if required.

CM - If Milan get a player they like before the window closes great but I could see Adli if he bulks a bit being very effective in that role. He is quick and intelligent too quite a combination.

In summary you have a few players who are multifunctional and can be rotated as required. I see CDK and Adli having in principle free roles.

Seale could be quite decent cover for right wingback he does the high pressing well but falls short in his attack attributes. There are fleeting moments of technique but not often enough.

Ziyech would have been a great addition on the right but it wasnt meant to be.

A tall CB cover would have been welcome too but again if the right profile is spotted anything is possible.
 

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Just a thought about Ibra, I've obviously always rated him as a footballer, most people do, but the last years I've started to like him a lot more as a person and leader as well. Seeing him in the locker room encouraging the guys before the match , and wanting to be there for his team when he knows he probably won't be the focal point going forward, shows real greatness imo. He's shown he really cares and wants this club to be at the top again, and honestly I think the effect he's had on this team couldn't have been done by anyone else, not even Ronaldo or Messi.
 

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Since when did positional stats start mattering? Heck we converted a RB to a CB. Not a huge transition from AM - DM.

Of course they matter. We're not playing FIFA here. Can you play Brahim as a DM? Player characteristics are very important. Kalulu was a RB who had the skills to play as a CB. Same can be said for Adli, but as I said previously I believe his full potential can be unlocked better if he was to play as AM. That's my opinion anyway.
 

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Pioli already said we aren't after a Kessie replacement, it will be a different kind of player, didn't he?
That was just a compliment to Kessie and preparing the fanbase to give whomever arrives time to acclimate - look at this kid YT and tell me what he looks like, what he is doing.

If Enzo, Renato or Matt (sp) Nunez had arrived then I would agree with you but from this last round of players rumored it is a player very similar to the Kessie mould.....now if they will be as effective as the better version of Kessie, only time will tell.
 

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How is that an insult ffs people. Why are monkeys even considered an insult?? ( i know why but come on ) Theyre so smart
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His post had nothing to do with racism
 
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That was just a compliment to Kessie and preparing the fanbase to give whomever arrives time to acclimate - look at this kid YT and tell me what he looks like, what he is doing.

If Enzo, Renato or Matt (sp) Nunez had arrived then I would agree with you but from this last round of players rumored it is a player very similar to the Kessie mould.....now if they will be as effective as the better version of Kessie, only time will tell.

Still can't get over the fact Benfica signed Enzo for 10m. How could we let this opportunity slip? Oh, Paolo...
 
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