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01 Sep 2020 13:08:22
Rumours of Galatasary interested in Fred, not sure if true but i can see why he would be intersting in a move with Van De Beek coming in and constant rumours of Grealish. I like Fred and think he works well in a hard working role and we saw his best prior to lockdown, however I am not sure that Olly is sold on him so i can see this being a possible exit.
If this does happen I think it is one that could bring in a decent fee that could be used to bring in a replacement (maybe Grealish) that Olly does like and bridges the gap when Pogba/ Fernandes come off.

Brad76

1.) 01 Sep 2020 13:34:09
I think we can scratch Grealish off the list now. He is overrated.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 13:42:51
I think the offered 2m for a years loan. we won't get a decent fee for fred particularly in the current climate. If we got back a quartet if what we paid we would be doing well.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 13:53:05
I'd rather sell Perrieira, Mata and Lingard before fred.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 16:19:25
Agree with Mad Hatter here, I would rather see Pereira, Lingard and Mata out than Fred.


5.) 01 Sep 2020 17:14:47
I'd be surprised to see Grealish arrive too now although he adds something different to what we have, even with VdB. I do feel Fred is a useful if unspectacular player but one we'd hope to recoup a decent fee for.


6.) 01 Sep 2020 18:38:18
Fred was decent last year, he gives his all every game and covers every blades of grass. He is one of the last players I would want to see leave.


7.) 01 Sep 2020 20:04:49
I hope Fred doesn't end up turning into the next Ander Herrera. Losing another good squad player and keeping the likes of Perreira, Lingard etc.


8.) 01 Sep 2020 21:20:15
Kurtis I agree. I'd keep Fred and loan mcsauce. I like them both but mcsauce given a year on loan at a Newcastle or somewhere alike would come back a much better player. I don't see Fred going to Turkey improving him alot, he'd contribute more here. I'd like him to get more games time than Matic. I'm not saying anything bad about matic, but his legs have clearly gone, we don't want to get to November and him be burnt out with no decent cover.


9.) 02 Sep 2020 00:04:18
Fred is not a player we need to keep. He can't pass, shoot, tackle, control the ball or dribble. Not really sure what he brings to the side that McTominay doesn’t?

Likeable character for sure yes - Utd quality no.


10.) 02 Sep 2020 04:16:06
If we are letting Fred go and basically replacing him with Donny van de Beek we are looking to move forward. Fred and McTom are both squad players. We can have either one of them, and I expect James Garner to step up in a season or 2.


11.) 02 Sep 2020 09:36:45
Fred is better player than McTominay.

Loan out Mctominay over Fred all day long.


 

 

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 ;)


 

 

 

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09 Oct 2020 13:12:00
Is it time to take Maguire out of the firing line for his own benefit as much as the teams. For a multitude of reasons his form at the end of last season and the start of this has not been good (better partner, summer police incident, public criticism) .
Whatever the reason I think we are at the point where he needs a break from the team to get a break and work on himself (crazy he was called up to the England squad) .

With this in mind, what should we do at the back ahead of Newcastle and a hectic October.

Stick with the back 4 and give Lindelof and Bailly a chance? Try Tuanzebe in there (if fit) or even switch Shaw in as left sided CB!
Switch to back 3 and again who do you swap in, Bailly, Lindelof and Shaw or go for 2 FB in the back 3 with Shaw, Lindelof and AWB.

One thing I am sure is that we need to do something at the back, unless there is a big change between now and Newcastle and with our players on international duty I don't see it. then a switch is needed.

Brad76

1.) 09 Oct 2020 14:04:45
I think we should definitely be looking to get Tuanzebe in now. Ole has the perfect excuse with the previous performance. I don’t think he will let us down.


2.) 09 Oct 2020 14:14:39
Totally agree with this. His head's clearly not in it atm. The problem is, the choices to replace him aren't great.


3.) 09 Oct 2020 14:23:18
Our main problem is that there is no real competition for Maguire and Lindelof.
Bailly and Tuanzebe are mostly injured.
Rojo is training separately from the main group.

We really should have gone in for Upamecano since we didn't spend big on Sancho.


4.) 09 Oct 2020 14:31:12
Great post Brad. I do agree with you. But, there is a risk that after such a poor start, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

He is having a tough time mentally, thing is, I don't see it getting any easier until the new court case next year. Without knowing the lad it is difficult to say what is best.

That said, its a football team, so taking out the best of a bad bunch still leaves you vulnerable whilst ut also sends the wrong signals to keep someone playing badly in the team.

The popular view is always that a team should pick iteelf through form. That wohld be the best approach in my view too. Doesn't need to be seen as punishment, its a team sport and you play through proof you're ready not because of your fee or your status.


5.) 09 Oct 2020 15:19:39
Cheshire Red, you are spot on that we don't know what Mentally everything has done to him, certainly some thrive no matter what but everything with my eyes tells me this is not the case with Maguire.
I think we need to look at what is best overall for the team, which may mean picking lesser players but can work as a group to be better. I could almost make an argument for dropping McTominy in (crazy i know) .
For me we have played successfully with a back 3 previously and it might be our best situation for the moment.


6.) 10 Oct 2020 01:55:37
I fully agree qoth ypu Brad that if Ole wanted the best of both worlds, support Harry yet protect the team, we should go 3 at the back, with shaw and wan bissaka, and I would put Willians and Telles as wing backs. Give Harry a really solid structure around him give the team a solid spine with matic ot the bottom of the diamond, with donny and either fred or mctom in the width with bruno at the point. i'd also have martial and greenwood aa the top two, rotaring with Cavani.

In my view Marcus needs some time out to find form, remrmsbrr his focus before his back injury and also to fpcus back on his football rather than beibg the Bono of Manchester. You've done well lad and brouggt some excellent results for the downtroddent during C.V., but Prodigal7 did a brilliant insight post that also kakes sesne on why his heads not there riggt now and needs to give it a wobble.

Think you're totally eiggt about harry though I am aure plenty disagree on what I think our best team is.

Oh and I realise I left Pogba out, that tit has had huge support from me, despite abuse I got on here, but you get plenty of rope from me, always. I genuinely hope you use the rope yo haul yourself up, but if you insist on wrapping it round your neck I will happily choke the life out of you.

Last chsnce saloon for me. He shouldbhave realised no one else wants him because he can be a lazy tit, fickle and takes stupid risks, he's a tusnel and glitter player, not one to create solidity or confidence.

The cherry on the icihg on the cake so to speak, whereas Utd right now haven't even started icing as the marzipan isn't dry.

He either gets his rubbish together kn thw sidelines (in my view for 5 games so he gets the message) OR, move him on.

I am pretty certain this was the plan anyway as I am aware of an intended January bid in Pogbas position, but I also think the club would've been happy to have 2 decent players for the same position, something Ole thinks will take him 3 more windows to get a squad he is happy with.

Pogbas problem is in his head he's a worldie, and has huge confidence, however he lacks the ability to be self critical and is genuinely unaware of the levels people see him fail to reach. He justbsint tough enough on himself, and is very resistant to criticism.

After plenty of chances, I woukd be writing him off if I were the board. Put it down to experience and be more vigilatn in future. To be fair I think they already are. His agent is a toxic prick qho is bad for football.

Even John Paul Getty, a famousky ruthless and despised businessman favoursed the saying, always makensure there is profit and benefit for all in any deal. Raiola is overly driven and aggressive and in fairly short time especially in a depressed market, qill soon find his style massively affects the enthusiasm clubs will have to deal with him.


 

 

05 Oct 2020 23:08:57
We now know what the team looks like until January with the ins and outs done (unless we go in for anyone in the Championship) . I think that the international window has come at the best time for us to give a period of reflection by OGS and the coaches to make some necessary changes ahead of Newcastle and then a difficult run in October.
Telles will allow for Williams to move as cover on the right and seriously challenge AWB who is yet to shine this season
VDB needs to start alongside Bruno and rest Pogba, he is either not fit or mentally ready this season.
Sort the mess out at CB, whatever the answer is. drop Maguire, move to a back 3.we just need to do something to give stability.
Inject some energy into the team with a move in system and players. can't keep hitting your head against a wall and expect a different result!

Brad76

1.) 06 Oct 2020 00:18:25
Rest Pogba? Drop him and train him with the reserves. He shouldn't be any where near the first team until he proves himself.

Maguire needs stripping of the captaincy, he is a fraud and Bruno Fernandez has called him out on it. Matic should he starting and should have the armband.


2.) 06 Oct 2020 01:31:59
Kurtis did he? I am searching for the Bruno-Maguire incident and i can't find something.


3.) 06 Oct 2020 08:57:45
There are articles about it, how true they are is a different question. I hope it is true.


 

 

27 Sep 2020 10:41:18
Dias to City looks like it is done with Otamendi going the other way. Quite a few on here mentioned him previously and I have been a fan, now we get to see how he will go in the PL. Interesting to see how they set up at CB.
OGS making noises we will not he signing anyone at CB. Let's hope we can clear out over the next week and maybe one will come on or at least we settle on using the youngsters to see what they have got.

Brad76

1.) 27 Sep 2020 11:08:11
Wasnt he on Mourinho’s list?

It’s interesting with centre backs.

I remember when Mangala and Otamendi went to City and many on here were convinced we should have signed them at the time.

I can’t really think of any established centre backs at the moment who are available.


2.) 27 Sep 2020 11:52:47
It shouldn't be a case of selling before buying -its not what a big football club does whereby winning games and trophies is the primary goal - assets on a spreadsheet is a different matter.

A football club with the teams best intentions at heart know they have to give a manager 150 million when he finishes top 4.

Sancho in, upenecamo in Telles in VD Beek in. 195 million . maybe the same will be needed next season.

Players will leave, in the next weeks or next 2 windows . Romero, Smalling, Rojo, Jones, Perrera, dalot, mata, lingard . they will go and 50 million will come in --wages will be reduced overall - its the same at Ford/ Cadburys/ Phillips/ Sony etc etc - keep your product the best it can be as the no 1 priority -.


 

 

15 Sep 2020 11:56:26
Grealish has signed new contract with Villa. I think it is the best option for him to remain a first team starter and see what happens in future years.
If we were in for him I imagine our interest subsided after DVB.

Brad76

1.) 15 Sep 2020 12:50:15
DVB imo is a better player with champions league experience and much better financial value.

His versatility as a no 10, no 8 and 6 will add much needed squad depth.
He can now share the creative burden with Pogba and Bruno.


2.) 15 Sep 2020 12:57:34
Thank god for that.


3.) 15 Sep 2020 13:13:45
I am happy with DVB and we then focus on other areas this season. I am sure we explored Grealish but as soon as Villa stayed up and the price was what it was I don't think we were ever going to go down this route.


4.) 15 Sep 2020 14:24:02
This might be controversial but I think Grealish has found his level. Same as Zaha and Matt Le Tissier, and many other great EPL players who never made it at a top club.

While they have the talent to play for clubs finishing in and around the European places they don't have the mentality to do so.

Great players when they are the big fish in a small pond, but lack the mentality to step up imo.


5.) 15 Sep 2020 15:02:18
Shap, grelaish has the talent but has not got the head at the moment.


6.) 15 Sep 2020 15:16:29
Angel, Grealish has been heralded as the next big thing since he was 18. He turns 26 this season.

Many players are greats at club's not challenging at the top, Leon Osman and Tim Cahill at Everton or Viduka and Kewell at Leeds.

Not all good players at smaller club's step up well to big club's. Ultimately it comes down to mentality. I don't think Grealish has it. The fact that he renewed with Villa and no other top sides went in for him suggests that many others have the same concerns about him.


7.) 15 Sep 2020 15:59:41
Result.


8.) 15 Sep 2020 16:05:27
Glad we skipped Grealish and chuffed with Dvdb as a signing.


9.) 15 Sep 2020 23:02:53
Honestly shaps, never heard of him being 'the next big thing', ever.

Good player, could kick on at a better team. Think his level is higher than Villa.


 

 

07 Sep 2020 16:22:50
Ignoring the wages he would be on (unless he is willing to take significantly less to move similar to Sanchez) would Gareth Bale be a reasonable option for a year on loan. Even as part of a double loan with Regulon.
I am on the fence (and trying not to live in the past) but as a senior player in a young team and with a desire to prove RM wrong I think he could be a good option for a year if we are not willing to pay the fee for Sancho.

Brad76

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no possibility of any sort of "dounle loan" at all.}


1.) 07 Sep 2020 16:41:24
No, not at all. Might as well sign Tiger Woods, he's less injury prone and far better at Gareth's preferred sport.


2.) 07 Sep 2020 17:49:14
I'd genuinely not be surprised to see us go for Bale if we don't end up signing Sancho. Bale on loan for 12 months then try again on Sancho next year is plausible in my opinion.


3.) 07 Sep 2020 17:59:33
We can't sign Bale, he's playing in The Masters at Augusta that week lol 😁 ⛳.


 

 

 

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20 Sep 2020 19:01:38
The swap would probably be a good move for both players, I don't think it will happen but for the various needs of ourselves and Spurs I can see it being discussed.
If Ali can get back to his best then you are looking at a real asset and rotation piece in the middle.

Brad76

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17 Sep 2020 09:06:13
I think Peresic would be successful In the PL and would continue our history of bringing in a player we looked at in previous windows and even under different managers!
Do I want him, not necessarily but If the Sancho deal is not happening we need to move to whatever the alternative is.
Positives would be that Greenwood's development would continue as I would expect him to see a lot of games. The money Peresic would cost would not prohibit other purchases so we may see another CM as well as LB and possibly even a CD.
Negative is I think this is the window for Sancho as if he has another good season other clubs will be in for him.

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04 Sep 2020 08:58:18
I am pleased for both Smalling and Romero if they get these moves and it leads to them being a 1st team player. Good hardworking players, just for various reasons not worked out recently with us.
I am okay if Jesse stays as a rotational player but we could see some interest come in late for him.
Dalot, Pereira and Jones need to definitely move on, I think West Ham or Newcastle could come in for Jones who if he stays fit would be a good addition for them. Pereira i imagine will head to somewhere else in Europe and may do well in a different league. Dalot I imagine will head back to Italy, offers a decent amount going forward but not trusted by OGS so needs to move on for all parties.

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28 Jul 2020 11:54:12
I can't help hearing the statement from the Eds from previous windows. stop worrying about how much money a player is. Do we need Sancho - yes we do, Does Olly want Sancho - it would appear so. let's hope Woodward does not mess it up.

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16 Jul 2020 16:16:43
Would add flexibility to the team and certainly could help with rotating Pogba and Bruno. One for the more technically minded but would he fit in with the 4222 that we have heard historically Olly likes.

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19 Oct 2020 15:37:53
Not for me Shappy even though he has obvious quality. My view on him is that he would shine in bursts, the lows would be frequent and for long periods and would be more of a luxury player.
It is possible that he will do well with Ancheloti who is maybe the right manager for him but I do not see him as the right player for us at the minute.

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17 Oct 2020 19:28:48
I don't get it. If you are dropping Pogba play vdb with Bruno.
Just another case of puzzling decisions for me.

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14 Oct 2020 21:34:16
I think aside from a footballing terms we need to look at this from a wellness point of view (viewing this from the outside) . Whatever is going on he is not the same person/ player when he joined and the majority of last year and it is obvious that everything is weighing on him including the pressure of the fans.
He needs to be removed and looked after by the club and I think if this does not happen it is a dereliction of care from the club as I think it has been from England to have played him.
Hope he gets well, and back to his best challenging for a place in the team.

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09 Oct 2020 15:19:39
Cheshire Red, you are spot on that we don't know what Mentally everything has done to him, certainly some thrive no matter what but everything with my eyes tells me this is not the case with Maguire.
I think we need to look at what is best overall for the team, which may mean picking lesser players but can work as a group to be better. I could almost make an argument for dropping McTominy in (crazy i know) .
For me we have played successfully with a back 3 previously and it might be our best situation for the moment.

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05 Oct 2020 14:34:00
The reality is that we have 3 okay CD's in Maguire, Bailly and Lindelof but not one great one between them (and I was a supporter of Maguire previously. The reality is that we will not sign a Koulibaily or Upamecano in this window who would make a difference so we need to look at what we do going forward.
To me we either need to look at moving to a back 3, have Shaw on the Left side and Bailly on the right with either Maguire or Lindelof in the centre. Or move Pogba further forward/ not play at the minute. I think we need to add extra cover at the back, whether that is VDB next to Matic who has more energy or a McTominy next to Matic.
In essence we may need to sacrafice attack to sure up at the back. altrnatively be more agressive in the attack and accept the games may be 4-3 results!

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