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17 Jul 2017 11:03:42
So current rumour is that we will move for Kroos as part of the discussions withRM about DDG.
So, if available should we get him, does he offer the best style to complement Pogba/ harera or do we truly need a Matic HM.

Brad76

1.) 17 Jul 2017 12:11:09
Kroos better player but Matic will suit our system better, plus Moo Moo knows him and will do what he's told. Prem proven.


2.) 17 Jul 2017 12:53:25
Toni Kroos won't come mate. Best chance we had was a few years ago before he moved to Mardid.


3.) 17 Jul 2017 13:23:41
gmartin,

That isn't what we have heard previously from Ed002.


4.) 17 Jul 2017 13:56:56
GDS2 - Sorry, what have I missed and where is it?


5.) 17 Jul 2017 14:13:18
If there was an acceptance ddg was leaving it would be a big call not to take kroos if it shown to be possible, played for some good sides but made them better a serial trophy winner, you'd need a pretty special side not to fit him in, not realy a destroyer though but offers massive control of a game against good sides to imo.


6.) 17 Jul 2017 18:01:24
I'd take Kroos all day long and there's no reason at all a midfield 3 of Kroos, Herrera and Pogba wouldn't work. I get what people are saying about what Matic would bring but there's no need for that if the opposition can't get the ball off us.


7.) 17 Jul 2017 19:28:39
Kroos is one of the best centre mids in the world and played really well under Mourinho. If there is any chance of getting him in the DDG transfer we should go all out for him. Kroos, Herrera and Pogba as a 3 would be scary.


8.) 17 Jul 2017 19:29:38
I said this at the beginning of the summer and got bashed by a few saying he can't play in a 3 man midfield.
For me he's the best in the business, I've watched him pick teams apart for Madrid. If it meant getting Matic too I'd do it. If a truley world class player becomes available to us we should get him in.g


9.) 17 Jul 2017 22:07:26
Kroos was playing in a 3 man midfield all last season with Modric and Casemiro and was brilliant.


10.) 17 Jul 2017 22:36:41
I'd buy both Kroos and Matic then sell Fellaini.

That would be a massive upgrade to the squad.


 

 

25 May 2017 19:09:59
Rumours that the three options for CB Lindelof, Keane or Van Djilk. Who do you guys feel would better suite.
For me it would be Van Djilk as I think he is a leader and would be great alongside Bailly. I Like Keane but worry it would be too soon, not seen any of Lindelof to judge.

Brad76

1.) 25 May 2017 19:50:32
haven't seen lidlof either except on youtube since we have been linked with him. Vdijk looks good, fast, big and strong and seems to get his head on everything both ends of the pitch -out of those 3 he would be first choice. silly money of course.


2.) 25 May 2017 19:53:17
VVD is not worth the price, keane is not good enough to start for us, lindelof isn't much better but he has a high ceiling, would love a double swoop for semedo and lindelof.


3.) 25 May 2017 20:51:52
VVD out of the 3. He's one of the top 3 centre backs in the PL.

{Ed004's Note - It would be between Lindelof and Van Dijk for me. I'm edging towards Van Dijk because of his power in the air, physical attributes and being premiership proven. I think he could form a perfect partnership with Bailly. It would be nice to be a threat from set pieces again}


4.) 25 May 2017 21:58:58
None of the above.


5.) 25 May 2017 22:09:05
I think comes down to value for money. Keane should stay at Burnley for at another 18 months. He certainly has potential. Perhaps cut a deal with Burnley to buy him and then loan him back.
Lindelof is an unknown, just Like Bailly. I've see Youtube clips etc.
VVD looks very good and would compliment Bailly. He is as ED004 says prem proven. Keane isn't quite there yet. However if he plays well in the next two England games then his price will rise.


6.) 25 May 2017 22:02:38
Couldnt agree more ED004, over recent years we seem to have lost the threat of our CBs coming forward for corners ala Vidic, pally, bruce, rio, stam etc etc, fair play to smalling last night for his assist but we used to be a real threat in days gone by with our cbs.

{Ed004's Note - Maybe that's why by reports we seem to be looking at Dier ahead of Fabinho and the links with Van Dijk and Keane. Two of them along with Pogba and Bailly would give us good height}


7.) 25 May 2017 23:54:44
I would love Van Dijk but we may have competition for him, same goes for Fabinho. I don't see Tottenham selling any of their key players this summer, just my opinion.


8.) 26 May 2017 03:08:12
i would like to bring in alderweireld from spurs.


9.) 26 May 2017 05:37:25
Leahy12,

When Spurs signed for £7million I thought why the hell didn't we try and buy him. He'd cost £50 million now. Bargain buy for Spurs. Top class CB.


10.) 26 May 2017 09:36:58
Thing is with Spurs, they brought in players like Alder, Alli, Wanyama for little money - but they play them every week. We sign players for 3X-5X that and keep them on the bench or play them sporadically.

We'd pay £25m for Keane and use him in rotation. We need nailed down 100% starters for the money we are going to undoubtedly spend, otherwise it's a Depay/ Martial/ Schneiderlin type waste.

Godin for me.


11.) 26 May 2017 09:44:27
If this is the CB's that we are looking to strengthen with then I am slightly disappointed. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a world class CB come in, someone like Bonucci. I know VVD is being touted as the next big thing, I don't know anything about the Swedish guy, Keane, I am not convinced is good enough either. I was hoping that if there is a deal for DDG to go to Madrid, that they would have had some clout to be able to try and sort out a deal for someone like Varane.


12.) 26 May 2017 09:46:03
Agree with Beast here, a consistent line up breeds success.


13.) 26 May 2017 11:17:23
If Jose is the master at one thing it's picking out defenders. Whoever we buy will fit in well. Perhaps Rojo has convinced him and Blind has looked very able there
too? We need one more to replace Smalling.

Keane or VVD for me please Jose. It's the full back positions where we need the serious investment and another midfielder to replace Carrick. I'll be well chuffed with Greizeman though!

If Keane re-joins, we just need to go back for Welbeck now to show just how clueless LVG was!


14.) 26 May 2017 12:40:49
I'll keep my answer simple enough.

Has to be Van Dijk, he's the best of the three.


15.) 26 May 2017 16:28:43
Agree Harry, before his injury he was the best CB in the prem. Would be a decent partner for Bailly for the next 7-8 years.


 

 

04 May 2017 13:32:01
Willian getting another link to us. It shows that we are likely to add an additional attacker as well as a striker. I for one would take him as he will fit straight into Jose system.

Brad76

1.) 04 May 2017 14:49:54
I think there is a chance of this being true.


2.) 04 May 2017 18:14:13
I would welcome him if it wasnt silly money. Like a lot of fast attacking players he is one of those who can get you off your seat but also frustrate you when he beats 2 players and over hits a cross time and again- but in the main he has improved a lot at Chelsea and on his day is class - then again so was Nani but I've seen us linked with lesser players recently.


3.) 04 May 2017 22:23:11
Always good for a goal, great on set pieces and a player trusts. He was phenomenal last season for Chelsea.

Far better than any right sided option we have. Willian right, Mkhitaryan in the middle and Martial left is very likely behind Rashford or a new striker.

I don't think we will see a Griezmann and Belotti double buy. That's fantasy. Rashford is hugely impressive though right now and is doing all of the right things. You could easily envisage Griezmann playing off of Rashford with Ibra to come back into the fold when fit.


4.) 05 May 2017 16:33:46
I agree fresh. Personally wouldn't touch belotti at the prices quoted.


 

 

10 Apr 2017 22:05:43
Looks like Pogba is good mates with Lukaku. could he be using that friendship to bring him in next year?

Brad76

1.) 11 Apr 2017 07:37:17
It might be the other way round ;)


 

 

01 Apr 2017 20:34:21
I am remaining positive for the season as a whole. We are making progress and whilst the past 3 years feels like a transition this season is also one.
That said i do want to ask those that get to watch more games than I do, what are we missing that will make us click.

Is it the clinical striker as we say that we are making lots of chances, is it the player that will pick the pass from deep in the Kroos mould. Is it our lack of high energy as some have intimated before when comparing our play to the scousers.
We can all talk about 5/ 6 players coming but are we really that far off.

Brad76

1.) 01 Apr 2017 21:07:49
Decent questions to consider. Carrick looked old today, barely escaping pressure, and not making any penetrative passes. But that may also been down to the attackers coming back for the ball too much.

We did win the ball back today throughout the match, but adding a few players to allow us to play more a high energy style can only be a good thing. I think another good box-to-box MF would help, as well as a dynamic left back if Mourinho does not want to use Shaw.

We do lack a clinical finisher. One observation about Rashford is that as a #9, he can stretch defenses with his pace, but against defenses that sit deep, he is not that effective as a center forward. He is not a physical presence, nor is he a goal poacher just yet. Once he gets away from the congested area, then he becomes more dangerous, with his pace and fine ability on the ball.


2.) 01 Apr 2017 22:56:28
Carrick looked the same last season against West Brom and the season before. Our squad players just aren't good enough much like our young pretenders. They have been vastly overrated, mainly due to having little else to feel good about. We're still a couple of windows off a good side yet. The only think to really take from the last fews years is how not to do it. Putting in two bizarre managerial choices instead of going for top managers as other top teams do put us back at least 3 years and around £400m. Hopefully we have now learned but the money needs to be spent again, hopefully with Mou in charge to reassert us. We've some promise no question but it ain't the youth players i'm afraid. We're shouldn't be looking to beat Pool and Arsenail to top four we should be looking to dominate like the other Euro giants. Not an easy task granted but possible, but for the implosion I reckon Chelsea would have won 3 on the bounce.


3.) 02 Apr 2017 09:03:58
I think it is our lack of width, both Rashford and Martial proved last year they could be clinical. Mata and Mkhitaryan are also pretty clinical when presented with a chance.

I think the issue we are having with scoring is that opposition full backs are able to play very narrow against us as the players who typically fill the wide positions for us all prefer to cut inside and are predictable. This is limiting the space and leading to us having to shoot in a crowded area limiting the target area we have to shoot at. This lack of space means many of our shots have to be rushed, or are blocked or simply can only be shot straight at the keeper.

When our wide options include Rashford and Martial who are both natural strikers. Or Mata, Mkhitaryan or Lingard who are No.10's by trade then obviously our forward options are going to be quite narrow.

What we need is overlapping full backs to drag opposition full backs wide to create space in and inside channels for our forward players to attack, this will either force the centre backs out wide to cover the space thus creating space behind them if they allow players like Mata, Mkhitaryan and Martial to waltz into the box unchallenged.

The lack of quality in these wide areas are imo a large part of why Valencia has had such an impact this season. As he is literally the only one doing that.

Thats why for me the four most important positions we need to fill are two new full backs, followed by a true holding midfield partner for Pogba, then an centre back of quality to be Bailly's long term partner. If we can get those four players then I'm sure you would see a far more productive United side next season.


 

 

 

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14 Aug 2017 10:27:27
Good start to the season. Lukaku looks clinical bearing down on goal. Matic looks like the general we needed to release the other players, Rashford looking good running a pace, Bailly and Jones looked good when called upon, Pogba looked a menace and a good finish for his goal. No more hitting the woodwork please. Jose had a bit of a smile on him. And cherry on the cake was 4 goals past Hart whilst we had DDG patrolling our goal.
Still things to work on but positive start.

Brad76

1.) 14 Aug 2017 10:49:00
So in summary 'we looked good'!


2.) 14 Aug 2017 11:17:38
I think so MBD. Efficient and performed as a unit. exactly as you would expect for the second season under Jose.
You can see what we are looking to achieve with his logical purchases.


 

 

12 Jun 2017 18:05:53
With all the criticism of Luke Shaw I was wondering what his best position is. By that I mean is he a LB who can get forward in a 442 or is his best position as a wing back who can track back in a 352.
Quality player no doubt, flawed attitude most have commented on. Just curious as to that would get the most out of him.

Brad76

1.) 12 Jun 2017 19:01:30
Apparently it is first position in the burger van queue.


2.) 12 Jun 2017 19:11:21
Why are we so keen to keep him when it seems he can't be ars** to look after himself.
Best position? - somewhere else.


3.) 12 Jun 2017 20:22:13
Surely if he were that good he'd be good in either position?


4.) 12 Jun 2017 22:39:12
I can't stand him. Just get rid as he'll never change his attitude.


5.) 12 Jun 2017 23:14:34
Another player I can't believe people are quitting on already (smalling, who was one of our best players in recent years) . Shaw clearly was working his way back from a long injury layoff, plus the shift in managers/ playing style clearly took him a while to get used to as well. I firmly believe that with a full preseason, and a chance to build a rapport with martial or whomever Jose uses on the left, he can be a potential world class lb again. I mean, he's still young, he showed glimpses down the stretch last season, and it's common for players to need a year to regain their best physical form after a long injury. If people want to say that Phil jones or darmian or blind need to move on, I get it. But those wanting Shaw and smalling, two bedrocks of our future defense until a year ago, to be sold, are remarkably shortsighted with an even shorter memory.


 

 

01 Jun 2017 22:11:24
In other transfer news. Darren Fletcher has signed up with Mark Hughes at Stoke.
Good solid signing for them. Quality player and even better human being.
Good luck.

Brad76

1.) 01 Jun 2017 23:54:50
Not saying we would have won, but we missed him in 2009 against Barca.

He will be a good signing for Stoke.


2.) 02 Jun 2017 06:13:44
Agree CAM. I really felt for him on a personal level to have missed out on what would have been the biggest game of his career. I blame Cesc for diving and UEFA for not applying common sense.


 

 

25 May 2017 19:24:16
Will be interesting to see which Holding midfielder we bring In. Now with CL it will at least mean we can compete with any other team.
I guess options look like Kroos or a skillful HM, Dyer who I think is the closest to Carrick. Bakayoko or a destroyer type.
Looking forward to the next stage in our regeneration.

Brad76

{Ed004's Note - I like the idea of Dier or Fabinho. I think both would be very good for us}


1.) 25 May 2017 19:41:21
I'd love to see kroos arrive I don't know if it's possible, gives a lot of control in a game, I know he's played for great teams but wherever he goes they tend to win and dominate games and he's fantastic at ball retention with an eye for clever passes to.

{Ed004's Note - If kroos came in I think we would need another midfielder to cover for him and Pogba}


2.) 25 May 2017 19:49:00
I don't disagree ed I'd still take him if he was available though I think he's genuine world class.

{Ed004's Note - If Griezmann does sign though I think that indicates we are moving more towards a 4231 and I'm not sure where Kroos fits in there}


3.) 25 May 2017 20:02:10
Can greizmann not operate on the right or centre of a 433 suits pogba better to.

{Ed004's Note - He probably could but it seems his best position is centrally}


4.) 25 May 2017 21:17:46
We need to stop fitting players into the wrong positions. I think it is the one concern with Griezman that him and Pogbas best system are at odds.


5.) 26 May 2017 00:27:16
I'd rather test arsene with a tempting 60mil bid for Sanchez. The greedy owners would probs take it.


 

 

14 May 2017 09:26:21
To anyone considering Joe Hart could be a replacement for DDG. Just read the statement by the Torino chairman.
It's as it has always been. A no from me.

Brad76

1.) 14 May 2017 10:07:09
No one would want Hart surely?


2.) 14 May 2017 10:18:54
I can see him suiting Liverpool.


3.) 14 May 2017 15:41:06
I thought that Brendan but there were murmours that he was being considered. Could just have been paper gossip to sell.


4.) 14 May 2017 18:43:49
You're right, Brendan. But stop calling me Shirley.


 

 

 

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12 Oct 2017 13:04:18
Yes. You can see the progression of the side and that we actually have a plan for now and the future.
We would all love Sir Alex back but what we now need is stability and so long as Mourinho does not have a 3rd season blow up we will be okay.

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21 Aug 2017 15:33:43
If he goes and gets game time in the CM role then we could really benefit next year bringing him back in as replacement for the then likely retiring Carrick. Valencia are a step up from last year for him too.
One concern is that I heard he is in last year of contract. Hope that information is incorrect.

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31 Jul 2017 18:05:28
Lukes love child. The second part of my question was sent immediately after the first. Was not meant as a follow-up to the Eds reply but as part of first question hence my 'sent too early comment' as was still typing.
Ed002's answer was more than enough.

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31 Jul 2017 15:29:11
Other than Matic. Sorry sent too early.

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31 Jul 2017 15:28:10
Are we looking at another CM Ed002? Thanks in advance.

Brad76

{Ed002's Note - It is possible.}


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2017 15:19:02
We need more of these up to 11pm. Where is Peter Odemwinge.

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31 Aug 2017 15:18:10
Can't see Chelsea selling him. But said before that he is a Mourinho type player and works hard.

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31 Aug 2017 14:01:02
At this late in the day it would need to be top quality like a Sanchez or Bale but there are no murmurings at all.
I think Mourinho wanted his players early and the early season form has convinced we don't need to over stretch.
Money saved to add the 3/ 4 extra he may want. Next year with Griezman and replacement RB. With hopefully Shaw improving at LB.
Quality over quantity and for me thus window shows Mourinho is planning for the long term stay otherwise we would be going for anybody.

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22 Aug 2017 16:25:24
£100m. i am afraid that would be a yes from me.
I know he has potential, could become top quality but right now that is way above his market price.

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14 Aug 2017 11:17:38
I think so MBD. Efficient and performed as a unit. exactly as you would expect for the second season under Jose.
You can see what we are looking to achieve with his logical purchases.

Brad76