Agreed. Matic and Pogba going leaves a hole in the midfield. The way it stands right now in a 433 formation both McTominay and Fred would be starting. And if they are looking at De Jong then he's not a CDM so that leaves a big hole there. They have to get 2 if they want to get anywhere near the style ETH wants to play.2 is the absolute minimum to replace Matic and Pogba who have left. I see VDB return as a way of replacing Mata/Lingard with one player.
I would bet my house a new CB arrives this summer.
And unlike you, I think we have a bunch of very average CB's. If Varane could stay fit, yes top quality. All the others are bordering on rubbish.
those CB's got 5, 5 and 6 on this forum. A forum who absolutely adores Maguire too.
The problem there is... International quality. Maguire and Lindelof look great for their countries but they aren't good enough at the actual top level of football. United need a GK, RB, CB, LB, at least 2 CMs, a RW and a CF. Can't do it all in one summer I agree but that's got to be the medium term vision for ETH and United.Come on we've got 3 really good international quality centre backs they're at least 7/10 quality no matter how bad you think Lindelof, Maguire or Varane are. We desperately need a right back before we get a centre back as neither right back is good enough.
I can't see more than 3 I really can't. And I think their rivals will all sign at least 3.Eriksen and a LB if AWB is sold. I imagine he'll want to see them in training before going too crazy.
To be honest, aster the last few windows I'll be amazed if we get anything over the line
Maguire is not looking great for England is he?
@jsp, I like you've still not included a CB haha. Wished we could have a wager.
I can see a 4th signing if Eriksen is going ahead. But I see a CB and a CM defo coming. A LB only if we shift AWB, so that could be another signing. I've gone from 3 to 5 haha
So CB, CM and RW
Eriksen and a LB if AWB is sold. I imagine he'll want to see them in training before going too crazy.
To be honest, aster the last few windows I'll be amazed if we get anything over the line.
Completely off topic, listening to the Cricket, crazy 20 mins since tea.
This is sad. They were exactly what we needed. Again, Bayern act smart and get the best players fast every time. Can't we learn from them ? I don't believe in the De Jong story but we can hope. I just expect over names, than the usualy big money move. Veron and Pogba has not worked. We should take note and change your way. Sabitzer is not what we need. I can't see them letting Kimmich go. Maybe Toliso if he can stay fit.