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Post by kingraf on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 6:09 pm

Didn't catch the match but I assume United were not that great? Two goals in three matches... for all the criticism given to the backline, the forwards have not covered themselves in glory
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Post by Ent on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 6:14 pm

Dolphin Ziggler wrote:I worry about RVP. Looks a waste of space currently

You say that but it was he who linked with Di Maria for his shot and the one he set Mata up. Also he who had one cleared off the line.

Got a header at goal from a Fletcher cross.

He was probably the most productive of the front 3.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 6:43 pm

Just think he slows down play when he comes short, comes short too often and is limited in his passing

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Post by Ent on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 7:04 pm

Unreal

3-4

Matic makes it 2-4 then debut goal for Eto!

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Post by Ent on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 7:05 pm

3-5 Ramieres.

Everton's defenders legs have gone, they've been terrible for the last 2 goals.

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Post by Ent on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 7:12 pm

Wrong thread lol.

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Post by Ent on Sat 30 Aug 2014, 11:31 pm

Team I'd like to see going forward:

De gea
Rafael smalling Rojo shaw
Herrera blind
Di Maria Rooney januzaj
Rvp

What I think we will/might see

De gea
Jones smalling Rojo
Valencia Herrera blind shaw
Di Maria
Rvp rooney

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 1:04 am

Is Shaw meant to be back after the international break?

I'd expect Mata will play and that Di Maria will, rightfully for me, be deployed a little deeper

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:15 am

Not sure about shaw.

Trying to fit all the players we've signed in.

Do think he may want to use di Maria in central midfield again.

Unless he plays
Jones Rojo blind

At the back he's going to struggle to fit them all in.

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 10:57 am

So how is the squad gonna look come Tuesday?

GK:
De Gea
Amos
Johnstone

Def:
Jones
Smalling
Evans
Rafael
Rojo
Shaw
James
Blackett
Varela
Vermijl

Mid:
Carrick
Fletcher
Herrera
Blind
Valencia
Young
Di Maria
Fellaini
Powell
Januzaj
Pereira

forward:
Rooney
RVP
Mata
Welbeck
Wilson
Keane

Rumoured to be going out:
M. Keane
Anderson
Kagawa
Cleverly
Hernandez

less likely but rumoured to be going out:
Welbeck
Fellaini

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:25 am

Ent wrote:So how is the squad gonna look come Tuesday?

GK:
De Gea
Amos
Johnstone

Def:
Jones
Smalling
Evans
Rafael
Rojo
Shaw
James
Blackett
Varela
Vermijl

Mid:
Carrick
Fletcher
Herrera
Blind
Valencia
Young
Di Maria
Fellaini
Powell
Januzaj
Pereira

forward:
Rooney
RVP
Mata
Welbeck
Wilson
Keane

Rumoured to be going out:
M. Keane
Anderson
Kagawa
Cleverly
Hernandez

less likely but rumoured to be going out:
Welbeck
Fellaini

Still gunning for the league Ent ? Laugh

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:33 am

Top 4.

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Post by Hero on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:39 am

I still think another pretty decent name will join tomorrow whilst Kagawa, Cleverley and Hernandez will leave.
Everyone's laughing that we've spent all this money and can still only draw 0-0 v Burnley but only 1 new player is actually playing at the moment and we're ravaged by injuries. Get the new guys in and the injuries back and it's looking much better, the players will start to gel, they'll be getting used to LVGs methods and we'll start to see the fruits of his labour.
Looking like Rene is coming back into the coaching setup too which is great news.

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:44 am

Can see De Jong coming in, though I wouldn't be thrilled with it. Do not like him as a player.

Great news about Rene, was apparently a fantastic coach.

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Post by Fernando on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 12:22 pm

Apparently RVP needs an OP for some ligament damage in his knee.

Ornstein from the BBC reckons no truth in Rene offer angel

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 12:31 pm

Given with one hand, taken away with the other.


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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 4:42 pm

Kagawa officially returns to Dortmund, £12.5 million is the fee.

Good luck to him.

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Post by Guest on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 5:09 pm

I heard it was £6m in that region

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 5:33 pm

Hope not.

Most places reporting 12.5.

Did day 8 on some sites before the weekend though.

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Post by Guest on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 5:58 pm

£6.3m pretty much everywhere

Dortmund would never pay anywhere near £12m for the flop Kagawa.

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:09 pm

Not seen 6.3 million anywhere.

Be taking the urine a bit to let him go for that little.

Anyway he has gone - I wonder who else will be following him by midnight tomorrow.

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Post by PaulHv2 on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:16 pm

Goal.com are reporting 7.3m euros.
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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:36 pm

Any good Asian player we can sign to sell shirts....

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 7:33 pm

Sounds like outgoings are the main business now

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Post by The Special Juan on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:32 pm

Very surprised they let Kagawa go. Token Asian.
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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:46 pm

LVG laying down the law evidently.

Dong.
Park.
Kagawa.
???????

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Post by Guest on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:49 pm

It is £6.3m from what I've seen. You just wanted rid quick

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Post by The Special Juan on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:51 pm

Any good East Asian defenders about?

*signs Yoshida*
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Post by Guest on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:18 pm

Nagatomo from inter?

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Post by Hero on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:21 pm

Step forward Heung-Min Son!

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/heung-min-son/profil/spieler/91845

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Post by The Special Juan on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:22 pm

Oh interesting. Very, very interesting. If he could be a RB then....
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Post by Hero on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:23 pm

With LVG it doesn't matter what position they are, just that they're left footed, stick me anywhere after that.

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Post by Guest on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:35 pm

Seen the picture shaw has uploaded on his Twitter? Wish I were that 'fat'

In other news vidic sent off on his serie A debut

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Post by The Special Juan on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:36 pm

Hero wrote:With LVG it doesn't matter what position they are, just that they're left footed, stick me anywhere after that.

Ha, that's a very good point. Left footed goalie next...
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Post by Guest on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:38 pm

Also the manchester evening news reporting thats it as far as transfers are concerned for United

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:47 pm

gazzyD wrote:Seen the picture shaw has uploaded on his Twitter? Wish I were that 'fat'

In other news vidic sent off on his serie A debut

I don't get why LVG would throw a young kid under the bus for being a little out of shape like he did tbh. And I could understand if Shaw was peeved about it!
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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 9:58 pm

Didnt LVG defend him from Woy the other day?

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 10:22 pm

Yeah.

He just made him do se extra fitness drills as he wasn't fit enough to play wing back and had less sessions than the other lads due to being at the World Cup.

I'd be more worries that he's bought two left wing backs than the fitness comments!

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 10:28 pm

Rojo has been bought as centre back while Blind will cover left back and central midfield, once he's fit Shaw will be in the first team.

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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 10:35 pm

It was a tongue in cheek comment.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:20 pm

Ent wrote:Yeah.

He just made him do se extra fitness drills as he wasn't fit enough to play wing back and had less sessions than the other lads due to being at the World Cup.

I'd be more worries that he's bought two left wing backs than the fitness comments!
Probably explains the muscle injury then
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Post by Ent on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:48 pm

Could well do.

Could also be a youngster with a lot of miles on the clock and no break this summer.

Have to see if players keep getting jnjured under lvg.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 11:53 pm

Well you do seem to have an awful awful amount of injuries Ent!

And making a guy do extra fitness sessions is asking for a muscle strain really. Especially as you said he's basically had no break
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Post by Ent on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:29 am

Olly wrote:Well you do seem to have an awful awful amount of injuries Ent!

And making a guy do extra fitness sessions is asking for a muscle strain really. Especially as you said he's basically had no break

Aye but a lot of the players were injured before lvg arrived, Evans, carrick etc

If it keeps happening I'll worry but if we are very fit all season I'll be delighted.

Falcao rumours, well I'd be amazed.

If we have and are willing to spend that cash we should offer Dortmund big money for hummels and see how they react. Though I am suspicious about why we let kagawa go so cheap to them - perhaps we will have first option on some players next summer?

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Post by Hero on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:44 am

Odds on Falcao to Utd have plummeted, great player but probably the last position we need atm unless both Hernandez and Welbeck going, still would have preferred a decent understudy there and a world class defender.

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Post by Ent on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:46 am

Even if Hernandez and Welbeck are going we have RVP and Rooney.

Seems madness to me but what to I know.

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Post by Hero on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:47 am

Few places saying it's a done deal now, AS paper stating 65m euros!

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Post by Hero on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:49 am

I can only presume that RVP is injured and possibly a big one.

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Post by GSC on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:50 am

Do United have any transfer strategy.

At all. Seriously, its gone from being funny to fairly pathetic now.
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Post by Hero on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:52 am

Yes the strategy is...not in CL so throw cash around like a lottery winner at anyone who flutters an eyelid at us.

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