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  1. Would be good to keep maguire but £80 million would be a great deal for us. You couldn't turn it down.
  2. What we need as it stands is for a new striker and Tielemans to sign. That's is if we don't sell anyone. Last year was probably more crucial in moving on from the title winning side. Maddison, Evans and Ricardo were badly needed. Would have hoped for something more from Ghezzal that hasn't materialized but we are much stronger than 12 months ago. It's more a matter of a few upgrades than a sea change.
  3. Coventry has an airport now?!
  4. This. Having Maguire stay and missing out on Tielemans leaves us with the dilemma of falling back on N'Didi + Mendy once more. Maguire is a decent player no doubt but if it means selling him in order to get a stronger midfield it would be worth it.
  5. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7153823/Manchester-United-turn-former-Leicester-mastermind-Steve-Walsh-director-football-role.html Manchester United to turn to former Leicester mastermind Steve Walsh for director of football role… with ex-midfield star Darren Fletcher set to play key role in summer signings Manchester United have been on the hunt for a director of football this summer United have discussed the possibility of giving the position to Steve Walsh Walsh played a key role at Leicester, bringing in Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante Former United midfielder Darren Fletcher will also play a key part in signings By DAVID KENT FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 13:12, 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:23, 18 June 2019 Manchester United have discussed the possibility of appointing Steve Walsh as a director of football. Walsh, who played a key role in Leicester City signing the likes of Riyad Mahrez, N'Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy while chief scout there left his role as director of football with Everton last year. Indeed his reputation was tarnished amid criticism over the Goodison Park club's recruitment under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce. Over £150million was spent, however, many Everton insiders maintain that not all the players bought were down to Walsh as different voices within the club hierarchy fought for their own choices Prior to his Everton experience, Walsh was highly regarded in the game as someone with an astute eye for a player and his opinion is still sought after. He is understood to have support at Manchester United from leading and influential figures who point out he has great knowledge and experience to apply to their recruitment process. As first revealed by Sportsmail in March, United have offered a role to former player Darren Fletcher which is as yet unspecified but expected to be broad in terms of liaising between the playing staff and board, advising on recruitment at all levels and implementing better structure around the training ground. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is understood to be a big admirer of 35-year-old Fletcher and believes he has the intelligence and connection with the club to help transform the current malaise behind the scenes. Woodward would still preside over transfer decisions with Matt Judge and John Murtough while taking advice from technical chief scout Mick Court but Fletcher's input would be valued. Despite the call for a more experienced head such as Walsh, Woodward still favours the dynamic that would involve Fletcher in the hope that will help United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to re-instil the club's identity and values. United are continuing to push for young players who will listen to Solskjaer's advice and that of coach Mike Phelan. They have been told to bid more up front if they wish to succeed in signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace for £50m and face a struggle to convince £80million-rated Harry Maguire to join from Leicester City with the player preferring to join rivals Manchester City. Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to go if a suitable offer arrives while Juan Mata has been offered a one year contract extension and a role at the club when his career finishes. United insist Paul Pogba will not be sold though Real Madrid will up their efforts to sign the Frenchman over the coming weeks.
  6. Nige going for the Robbie Savage look there
  7. In fairness most of us know financially we couldn't hold a candle to them but it's not as if they are at the top of their game right now. Up until 5 years ago a move to Utd was a no brainer but a move now whilst appealing in the short term could be disastrous for a player in the long term. This is a club far removed from the days of Cantona, Schmeichel,Rooney, Ronaldo etc at this moment in time.
  8. I'd be wary about managers going back to the previous club and bringing in their former players. It hasn't served us well. Nothing against Mcgregor but history hasn't been kind to us with Levein bringing in the Hearts gang or worse still Peter Taylor singing Junior Lewis.
  9. I'm not sure we will. It's not like a Kramaric scenario where he is here for 3 to 4 months and flourishes elsewhere, leaving us to wonder what if. Gray has been here 3 and a half seasons and we still are waiting for a breakthrough. If he does the business elsewhere so be it. We need him to step up soon.
  10. Even if they do get Maguire the problems they have are far from solved. OGS is likely to find himself under pressure by October if he is not gone by then. Maguire would be a very good addition but a club like Utd needs to find its feet with more modest transfers like Ferguson in the late 80s/early 90s. As long as we can get Tielemans I'd be very confident Leicester will progress regardless what happens.
  11. Thats a big thing in our favour. I don't think he would suit Man Utd. They seem to want a Galactico like Real Madrid in the 00s. His match fitness is still something of an issue and playing Europa League also will test that. Not only that but he will link up better with Maddison, Barnes and Vardy than he will with a Pogba, Sanchez or Lukaku. The latter is one of the most troublesome in the game now regardless of ability. Should he sign for us he could be go to be a Kante like success, with Utd he might go the same way as Darmian or Di Maria. Given their current state the latter would be nearer the mark.
  12. There is also a big difference in what position the clubs were in. Kramaric arrived at a time when we were fighting for survival and the stakes were high. He was unfortunate that Vardy, Mahrez and even Ulloa suddenly burst into life late on in the season and in the case of Vardy and Mahrez carried that form into the next season. Given the magic formula we stumbled upon Kramaric was unlucky but circumstances conspired against him. Iheanacho has had a safety net in comparison with mid table security but has been a disaster for us. It's not as if he hasn't had chances to improve. For the price involved 10 league goals a season wouldn't have been an unfair expectation. He only stands at 4 after 2 seasons and half of those were end of season dead rubbers against Arsenal and Spurs last year. The difference doesn't end at Leicester either. Kramaric made an impact for Croatia in both qualifying for the World Cup and reaching the final. Nachoman made very little impact for Nigeria. Iheanacho has probably got one last shot for us before the January transfer window. At least how it appears with the lack of striker related transfer news. Make or break time but I wouldn't be getting my hopes up
  13. If Maguire does go we could do worse than looking at Dragovic once again. We didn't play him as much as we should have in 2017/18 and he did alright when he featured. Would rather have someone like him in defence than Dunk at £40m.
  14. And it'd be another Iheanacho type disgruntled player we would be left with. Try again Man Utd.
  15. 12 million for a League One player. Double the cost of what we paid for Kante. DaFuq!
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