Unrealistic summer transfer wankfest III

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Sid wrote:He's going to give all the shite a chance to prove themselves in the US

Gah, I want the dross out now
another new manager means another clean slate and another year of stolen wages by all our frauds
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Times article by Ducker on our transfers:
Manchester United are continuing to monitor Angel Di Maria’s situation at Real Madrid. The Argentina winger is on the Barclays Premier League club’s radar although there has been no contact with Real or the player.
Reports emerged today that United had bid for Di Maria and agreed personal terms with the 26-year-old but they are only maintaining a watching brief at this stage.
Di Maria - who excelled in Real’s Champions League triumph over Atletico Madrid, their cross city rivals, and has played an important role in Argentina’s progress to the World Cup final - is valued at about £45 million and contracted to the Spanish giants until June 2018.
United have already spent £56.8 million on Luke Shaw, the England left back, and Ander Herrera, the Spanish midfielder, this summer, although Louis van Gaal, the club’s new manager, remains in the market for another midfielder, a centre-half and a versatile winger-cum-forward in the Di Maria mould.
With Patrice Evra also moving closer to joining Juventus, United are also expected to sign another left back as cover for Shaw. Ricardo Rodriguez, of Wolfsburg, is one option.
Arturo Vidal, the Juventus midfielder, continues to be heavily linked with United, who are monitoring developments surrounding the Chilean.


Sounds like they don't have a clue. Ducker (on twitter) said all the 'watching' stuff meant that United have higher priority targets
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It'll be a huge fuck up if we don't get Vidal or a player of his quality. And we need defensive reinforcements and leadership. I can't believe LVG wouldn't address these issues but maybe he's not really in charge yet. Woodward better get this right and quick!
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sheesh wrote:We need to stop messing about and get the deal done.

I fail to understand how it is possible for any other club to bid for and sign a player on transfer deadline day yet, when it comes to United, we're always being told that we're 'preparing a bid' or 'set to bid'. Why is it that we take so long to make an offer for players? We've been scouting him for ages. We must have an idea if he wants to come or not. Why does it take so long?

I appreciate that there are all sorts of contractual complexities to be dealt with but this has been dragging on all summer.
IMHO - it's fairly typical of American corporations. Despite what you might expect, everyone's shit scared of making a mistake and getting fired, so they have to keep checking up the line. It becomes a never ending chain of indecision - the supposed decision maker checks with his boss, who has to check with his boss, who then checks with his boss....etc., etc., ad nauseum. Which means no one's going to commit to buying a player at United without it ultimately being sanctioned by whichever Glazer is now pulling the strings. Although it's a crap way to run a business, it can just about work if you've got a guy at the top who understands the business...but if your top dog knows diddly squat about football, you're a bit fucked, basically.
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Rumours doing the rounds that Villa fancy taking Young back.
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Gotta laugh at Buttner....he's telling van gaal he shouldn't have left him out of the Dutch squad. Have you ever seen yourself play football pal? You're dog shite!
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Davey-boy wrote:Gotta laugh at Buttner....he's telling van gaal he shouldn't have left him out of the Dutch squad. Have you ever seen yourself play football pal? You're dog shite!
Bollocks! Anyone who gets 14 MoMs can't be shite mate.
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lars072 wrote:So Evra's off then. Another defender and leader departs after signing an extension. Who the fuck is running this club?

I honestly can be bothered to give a shit about United anymore. Well be lucky to get 4th this season and only because pool will lose the biter and spurs are spurs. LVG will soon see that this job is the biggest challenge in footy and this squad is average. RVP will be crocked, Rooney on the decline, Kagawa rubbish, Mata played outbid position, no top CM or defender and no leadership or depth at the back to cover for all out glass defenders...guess it can't be any worse than last season with Moyles.

Ffs mate you'd depress a fucking Samaritan........

You think these are bad times???

Imagine United midfields with these names- Milne, Webb, Phelan

Now those are names to give United Supporters of a certain age a shiver down the spine, those were times of trouble
Football...........Bloody Hell!!!- SAF 26th May 1999 Camp Nou Barcelona

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If we do send Evra to Juve we could do a lot worse than get Daley Blind in. Can play left back, centre back and holding midfield. Still at Ajax, would jump at the chance to play at OT under Van Gaal, Ajax are a selling club and wouldn't cost that much in today's market. No brainer!
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dozer wrote:
Davey-boy wrote:Gotta laugh at Buttner....he's telling van gaal he shouldn't have left him out of the Dutch squad. Have you ever seen yourself play football pal? You're dog shite!
Bollocks! Anyone who gets 14 MoMs can't be shite mate.
Indeed!
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