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Mourinho United thread 2016-17

Discussion in 'Team Threads Forum' started by Pogba4Now, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. WhoDaWhat

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    45 mil sounds too much but then again the transfer market's way too inflated and liverpool got salah for the same price.
     
  2. Pogba4Now

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    I don't watch Serie A but I know Perisic from NT games. I also watched his 16-17 highlights which is supposed to show his most impressive moments and I was still not impressed.
     
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    Perisic can be useful, but 45-55 million € is just stupid. Also heard that Inter Milan asked for Martial, and you've offered Darmian instead.
     
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    45 m for a player who "can be useful" ? He will be 29 this season and in the next 1-2 years he will lose his pace and become useless.
     
  5. ChungaHungry

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    Yeah, it's stupid because he won't have much resale value, but is money even a concern for PL teams? Especially Man United?

    If you want a player who can set the world on fire, you'll have to shell out 80-100 million to get Ousmane Dembele or Kylian Mbappe.
     
  6. Pogba4Now

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    You pay 40 m for a player who will last 1-2 years. You are better off paying double that to get a player who lasts 10 years.

    Matic would also be a very stupid transfer.
     
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    Agreed in terms of cost / future sell-on fee. Who would you prefer instead of Perisic and Matic?
     
  8. Arnau

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    Mourinho doesnt give a fuck about the future, he want his team to perfom NOW.
     
  9. Arnau

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    Matic would be an excellent signing. He's Big, agressive, good positioning good on the ball, decent passer and Mourinho trust him.

    Matic problem is his body, not easy to move that huge shit.
     
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    Younger players like Fabinho or Weigl and Lemar or Asensio (The latter would be difficult to get though)
     
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    What does Perisic have that Martial or Mkhitaryan doesn't have?
     
  12. WhoDaWhat

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    Well when you think about it, Madrid signed a high school student for 45 million!!!!
     
  13. WhoDaWhat

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    Well when you think about it, Madrid signed a high school student for 45 million!!!!
     
  14. poet11

    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    What he has is a great balance of everything. He is much more athletic, stronger and has the profile of a Mourinho winger. Two footed, relatively quick, shoots from everywhere, decent aerially, can go up and down the pitch.

    You should also grab Milan Badelj while you're at it if all else fails in terms of finding a midfielder. He'd do an acceptable job as an alternative/replacement to Carrick.
     
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    Lukaku is very good doing 3 things:

    1- Protecting the ball and playing backwards
    2- shooting/finishing
    3- attacking defensive line's back.

    On the rest he is average but great striker overal.
     
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    He is quite poor technically. He gets lost against stronger opponents. No UCL experience.

    We are linked with Verratti. Any thoughts on him? Would Pogba Verratti Ander work?

    I'd rather get a proper DM. Verratti is a DLP.
     
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    Verratti is the midfielder you need to build a team around. It'd be pretty epic in theory imo. Ander and Pogba ahead of Verratti. World class on paper and well balanced. I'd be pretty envious for sure.
     
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    Pogba - Matic - Herrera or Pogba Matic in a double pivot and Mata or Miki as AMF? I see Pogba more of a box to box midfielder than a goal scoring midfielder. He is more like Scholes than Lampard. He is everywhere on the pitch.
     
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    Matic Pogba double pivot with an AMF worked well today. I think this should be our formation against most teams. Against tougher opponents, then Pogba Matic Herrera midfield. Pogba is a box to box midfielder so he is better playing deep rather than AMF.

    Good win. Lots of positives. Hope we can continue with this kind of performance.
     
  20. chygry

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    I'm in no position to comment really, since I haven't had the chance to see any of our matches so far this season, but I've got to point this one thing out - Pogba isn't a box-to-box midfielder. He's an advanced playmaker so to speak, his speciality isn't running up and down the pitch like a race horse full of steroids.. He's best at the left side of a midfield trio with a licence to roam forward. Matić covering helps him do that.

    You probably didn't watch Juve much, but he played a similar role there, and that's where he excelled. In a midfield of three, on the left side with a proper DM, so he wouldn't have to worry about defensive duties.

    Him, Matić covering and Ander Herrera who's actually box-to-box is pretty good. So far as from I've understood, Mourinho has played a variation of 4231/442 with Matić being the DM, Pogba next to him on the left, Mhkitaryan almost as a supporting striker to Lukaku (the role which Griezmann would've played, if it wasn't for Atleti's transfer ban), and Lingard/Rashford/Martial (or Mata as AM) on the wings depending on whether the team is attacking or not. The formation alters quite a bit whether the team is attacking or not.

    We could've really used another winger, Perisic proved out to be too expensive and Inter was like you either pay the asking price of the player we don't want to let go, or forget about it.

    Willian would've been perfect, but there's no way in hell Chelsea would've given us both Matić and him lol.

    I believe Matić will turn out to be as our most important signing of the summer, since we've been lacking a proper DM for a while now.

    Fabinho would've been good as well, since he can cover right-back too.

    Have you seen Amadou Diawara for Napoli? The guy's an absolute gem. Like Busquets on speed. His passing range is even better than Jorginho's. Another one of Napoli's "unknown to some" talented midfielders.
     
      

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