Manchester United [2012-2013]

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  1. Nimreitz

    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    Do you understand how much of high level football is an instinctual understanding you develop with teammates? He's trained like 1 day.
     
  2. Pogba4Now

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    Just because he was last year's EPL player of the season doesn't mean he will settle right away. He is now in a different city, will play with different players under a different manager.
     
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    Daz Everyone's Favourite Diabetic

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    Looks like we might have a new left-back in the name of Alexander Buttner. Anyone know anything about him?

    Apparent fee of £3.9mill. So hardly a huge risk. And at least provides some cover for Patrice.
     
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    He's been studying United for 8 years, for someone of his calibre I don't see how it would be a problem to come straight in and perform
     
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    Heard his name few times this summer, I guess Sunderland were after him.
    He is coming from a right league so he should be good.
     
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    According to rumours, RvP will start on the bench because he lacks match practice. He was not very much involved in Arsenal's pre-season. He will most likely come off the bench.

    Bad news for the game: Ferdinand will be on the sidelines for around 1 month. This means Carrick will start as CB

    I am expecting something like this:

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    I would personally prefer this:

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    I think we will do ok with this defense. My main worry is if one of Vidic or Carrick gets injured. Who have we got? Remember that year when we played with De Laet, Carrick and Evra in central defense? Michael Keane will probably be brought in this time but we don't have anyone else otherwise.
     
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    Azrael www.jewsforjesus.org Staff Member Moderator

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    Is Jones injred?
     
  8. Pogba4Now

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    Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are all out injured.
     
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    So makes sense to spend 30mil on a striker then.
     
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    According to rumors, Alexander Büttner is in Manchester for Medical. Hopefully he will make a good backup for Evra, I tried to find something about him, It looks like he's very attack minded and fast.

    Edit: Ok, I don't know what's the curse in our team that all players in certain position get injured at same time.

    According to Eurosport we are linked with Kaka, WTFFFF, I thought goal.com rumors are crap.
     
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    Looks like you still didn't get over this shock. (H)

    We have 5 senior players who can play CB. Thats more than enough. We're just unlucky with the injuries happening at the same time. If we buy a 6th CB, what will happen to him when the other 5 are fit? If we could offer 3 months contracts it would be great.
     
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    Yeah. He scored more goals than Andy Carroll last season. (H) He should be worth 45 millions. What a steal to get him for 3.9.

    I don't know much about Buttner but I have a feeling he will be a success. He was selected for the 36 man preliminary Holland squad for EURO but didn't make the final squad.
     
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    I have a good feeling about him as well. He played 32 matches and scored 5, it shows he has a good fitness and ability to score goals, on paper, he should be good.

    I'm still pissed off about our injury crisis at defense now. most of the injuries happen in training, something should be wrong there.
     
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    Did he play at LB? Cause we loaned Aanholt to Vitesse for half a season and he got lots of games at LB there.
     
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    Didn't Holland bring a 17-18 year old left back to the Euros?
     
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    Buttner played lots of matches at LW, even in fifa he's primary position is LW.

    His overall is 71 as LW, 66 as LB. I hope it's not like that in reality, good defending is critical for full backs in EPL since there are lots of wing play and crosses.
     
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    Yep, didn't impress though.
     
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    Selected over this guy or was he ineligible/injured?
     
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    Good half of football, Everton clearly had better chances, we are lucky that de Gea did all those saves. Scholes-Cleverly-Kagawa combonation was OK as well.

    Arnau gipsy guy did quite well so far.

    I just hope Scholes and Nani don't get second yellow, both play a bit reckless.
     
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    1966+2006 nvm

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    Nani is absolutely useless. He must be one of the most frustrating players of all time.

    EDIT: FFS, get him off.
     
      
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