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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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29 Aug 2018 20:21:28
With all the Pogba bashing by pundits and us fans would we be worse off currently (long term if he could get over himself I would keep Pogba) if Barcelona offered a good price and we moved Lingard into the advance midfield position, put Sanchez alongside Lukaku and stuck with the 352 formation.

Brad76

1.) 29 Aug 2018 21:20:47
You never know but doesn't look like he is going any were this summer.


 

 

09 Aug 2018 18:55:55
I might be mistaken but didn't a few people say that the Sanchez deal was a summer deal that was done in January purely as it was then or never. So whilst the window is frustrating we have a full flowing Sanchez which is in effect a new signing.
Just remaining positive.

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09 Aug 2018 10:02:43
DDay is upon us and let's assume that we get no new signings/ outgoings. I still think we can be positive for the season if a number of things happen:
1. Jose stops being miserable and engages positively with the players, Woodward and the media. Your at the greatest club in the world. enjoy it.
2. We move to a 3 at the back. I would be happy with Baily, Lindelof, and Rojo/ or as a stretch McTominy on the left side. Yes they could have a ricket in them but for me this would be our best version of a back 3 currently. No Jones/ Smalling for me.
3. Give Shaw a chance to be on first choice LWB. He may take 5-10 games but a good run will see his confidence and influence grow.
4. Make Pogba the captain. show him we want him to stay and make him take responsibility. He showed at the WC he can tailor his game. I still want the flair but do it with responsibility in mind.
5. Whilst Matic is recovering be brave to stick with Pereira as our CDM and allow Fred/ Pogba to push forward. This 3 in the middle have strength, energy and flair.
6. Give Sanchez a free role with Lukaku up front. Let them develop an understanding. By allowing Sanchez to roam he will naturally avoid being in Pogbas way on the left.
7. Trust our bench throughout the games/ season. Martial/ Rashford/ Lingard/ Mata/ Herera etc. can all fit into this format and play well as we saw in previous seasons. don't run the first team into the ground as it is a long season especially after the world cup.
8. Give some of the youngsters a try during the season. Players like Chong need to be nurtured but also given a chance without killing them if they initially fail.

If we do all of this the season can be fun and successful and we may re-engage with the club and team.

Brad76

1.) 09 Aug 2018 10:30:30
Good post, mate. Unlikely, but I admire your thinking.


2.) 09 Aug 2018 10:54:15
Your argument falls down straight away on point one unfortunately.


3.) 10 Aug 2018 08:57:07
I don't understand the obsession we have with playing Pogba on the left, he played on the right at the world cup and didn't seem to affect his game. Maybe that's something that should be pondered by the staff.


 

 

07 Aug 2018 19:32:21
Question for the Eds, with the window shutting early here compared to the rest do you see sales agreed in principle prior to 5pm Thursday to allow the PL clubs the focus on bringing replacements in then the sale I occurring after on the assumption the incoming happens.
For example Pogba to Barcelona agreed on the basis we can secure Milinovic Savic from lazio by 5pm Thursday. Pogba then moves on Friday?

Brad76

{Ed001's Note - no, most European clubs will just wait until the window closes and the English clubs are stuck with too many players, then cherry pick.}


1.) 07 Aug 2018 19:59:18
Ed001, do you think EPL clubs will revert back to the normal window if they lose out on players/ money this summer?


2.) 07 Aug 2018 19:59:18
Ed001, do you think EPL clubs will revert back to the normal window if they lose out on players/ money this summer?

{Ed001's Note - if they had any sense they would scrap the window altogether as it has not solved any of the problems they put the window in place to fix. Quite the opposite. But people in football are not bright enough to understand that, they will probably just try and put pressure on the rest of the leagues to follow suit.}


3.) 07 Aug 2018 20:15:21
It does seem to be a bit silly. Can’t see why they think it helps them reduce disruption.


4.) 07 Aug 2018 20:17:09
Ed so how do you want transfers to be done? All throughout the season?
Surely that'd be chaotic.

{Ed001's Note - it was never a problem in the past. It allowed teams to give youngsters more of a go as you could keep a smaller squad and just buy when you needed to. The class of 92 would never have got the chance now because Fergie would have been unable to take the risk to see how they got on, knowing he couldn't just delve into the transfer market all the way up until March, like he could then. It has been mayhem ever since as everyone panic buys on deadline day trying to build a squad with no gaps. In the past you could just go with what you had until there was a problem and then buy to fix it.}


5.) 07 Aug 2018 20:45:33
Agree 100% Ed001, only ones that the transfer window works for are papers, sly sports and greedy agents.

{Ed001's Note - and that is exactly what it is all about. I just don't understand why the clubs keep voting for it. They are like turkeys who are voting for Christmas (or Thanksgiving in the US). I just wonder how bad things have to get before they wake up and realise.}


6.) 07 Aug 2018 20:50:02
100% agree with the ed on this, would also add I think it has totally glamourised transfers some fans are more interested in the window than the club.


 

 

05 Aug 2018 12:30:28
With lots of ITK people saying that there is little noise around our Transfer plans for this week that to get people in if we sell it will make more sense to include players in the transfer. Similar to Sanchez/ Micky in Jan. With that in mind would Pogba for Pjanic appeal to us. Eds saying previously that Pogba being touted.
Also Shaw for Rose.
Any others?

Brad76

1.) 05 Aug 2018 13:59:32
Shaw for rose? Trading one ashley young backup at club level for an ashely young backup at international level doesn't seem like a priority for me.

Sanchez/ micky was a convenient set of circumstances with sanchez having only 6 months left on his contract.

Much harder to do it for pogba pjanic.


2.) 05 Aug 2018 13:59:27
Smalling and Jones for Maguire 😆😆.


3.) 05 Aug 2018 15:44:52
Pjanic is one of my favourite players. I’d take that deal!


 

 

 

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09 Aug 2018 09:48:49
I want Alderwerald but will take Maguire if we are moving to a back 3 where i thing his skills are better suited. He would add poise on the ball at the back, good defending and attacking set pieces.

Log term he could turn out to be the better option if he comes on and is given the time to bed in. That said for now i would still take Aldwerwerald.

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27 Jun 2018 13:07:14
Fellaini will not start a lot of games but Jose has shown he is happy to use him when needed. Useful sub.
I think already the signing of Fred will improve the style of play as I think he will fit next to Matic with Pogba further forward.
We have glaring issues at fullback and right wing, if this ensures the money is available to address those positions with top quality I'm in favour.

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13 Jun 2018 08:50:49
I've got a feeling lemar coming Into Athletico is there way of showing him they can compete. Stay and be a legend and the top dog here.
Just my thoughts.

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05 Jun 2018 19:46:18
Fred the Red. Was meant to be.

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02 Jun 2018 19:16:15
From what I have seen I think he will sit more comfortably with Matic allowing Pogba to push forward with more free roll. If that's the case our dynamic will change for the better.

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25 Aug 2018 16:12:02
Pochatino or Jardim for me. The more you see there teams play the more you want to watch.
Would certainly shake dressing room up as neither look like they accept less than 100%.
Jardim comes with record of toppling the big teams where as Pochatino has premier league experience.

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23 Aug 2018 13:59:36
I agree with DLIB and think that 352 is the best formation for the current set of players we have. In the back 3 however I can't work out who best fits to be in there alongside Lindelof/ Bailey. Do we go with the old steady of Smalling, one of the CB/ LB players like Rojo/ Darmian who we all say are rubbish going forward. Or we go a bit left field as we did against Madrid and play a DM in there like McTominy in the same way that Carrick was mentioned in previous years as an ideal in a back 3 to bring the ball forward.
I just don't know and at the moment unfortunately it feels like neither does Jose!

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14 Aug 2018 10:51:06
Looking at what he has done since he finished playing I think VDS could potentially be a good appointment. Brought up in the Ajax way of playing and an ex great of the club. I think he would bring back an identity that has been missing and would ensure that all Manager/ Coach appointments fit that model. Could do worse.

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13 Aug 2018 21:48:30
Epitomised what Rooney was to Utd throughout his career. Always tracked back sometimes as last person, worked for the team. However we Also needed him to be gready and be the one on the end of the cross and he could not be both.
Great player but definitely the right league to prolong his career for a number of years.

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10 Aug 2018 19:37:33
I'm with you Shappy, let's pull together and do our part in making this a successful season. Pogba captain today, Shaw starting, Bailey and Lindelof CB pairing. Lots that make the start of season positive.
I'm even putting £10 on 3-1.

Brad76