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Old 10-12-2018, 11:05 PM   #7801
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Why would Real trade a consistent performer for a ticking bomb?

Can't say much about the serie A teams since I'm not familiar,but just buy alderweireld in jan.
Because they need someone to replace the aging Modric, someone who can unlock defences in a tight match. We don't need right since we want to play simple football. We have Pereira and Fred or worse to worse, a goal scoring midfielder in Fellaini who has done well to get us the goals when our forwards can't.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:08 PM   #7802
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Can ask for 4?
Chicharito mould that is reliable when called upon and nv fails to occupy at least 1 defender.
We have already...Martial and Rashford. When they play upfront and not in the wings. If we have reliable wingers that can take over their position in the event these 2 have to play up front, then I'm sure they can get 20 goals a season too. They are still young. See how Sanchez will perform there when he returns from injury and after he hits 30.
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Chicharito mould that is reliable when called upon and nv fails to occupy at least 1 defender.
Our current No. 9 does that already. Because the opposition manager and defender know they can win aerial duels against him, or wait to pick up the loose balls from his first touch.
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Football Rivalry has got nothing to do with it sterling or anybody else has done nothing wrong to endure racism abuse it’s shameful and pathetic.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:27 AM   #7805
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slowly coming together. at least theres a fresh change in tactics and an attacking RB. and more heart and desire in midfield with Ander playing. Can leave out Pogba for awhile more so he can study the game.

Nothing much to say for LKK though, what a b*stard of a player.
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I don't know why there's so much hate for LKK... lol. I mean he's going through a dreadfully comical patch of form, but it's not like he isn't trying or his heart isn't there.
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Nothing much to say for LKK though, what a b*stard of a player.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:04 AM   #7808
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Former Man Utd head of youth recruitment, Derek Langley: “Players Man Utd turned down? Matthijs de Ligt. We had God knows how many reports on Matthijs de Ligt. Frenkie de Jong and all these players now are sort of around Europe.” #MUFC

Langley: "This was one of the reasons why I had a meeting with Ed Woodward and I told him that I wasn't convinced with the competency of certain people at the club.” #MUFC

Langley: “I told Woodward quite straight: 'If you think I'm going to sit here and just tell you what you want to hear, I'm not that man because I'm going to tell you exactly how I see it'.” #MUFC
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Former Man Utd head of youth recruitment, Derek Langley: “Players Man Utd turned down? Matthijs de Ligt. We had God knows how many reports on Matthijs de Ligt. Frenkie de Jong and all these players now are sort of around Europe.” #MUFC

Langley: "This was one of the reasons why I had a meeting with Ed Woodward and I told him that I wasn't convinced with the competency of certain people at the club.” #MUFC

Langley: “I told Woodward quite straight: 'If you think I'm going to sit here and just tell you what you want to hear, I'm not that man because I'm going to tell you exactly how I see it'.” #MUFC
How sad. This is published where? Woodward should really stay away from footballs matter if true. He is AAA class in getting sponsor but players, style and Fit cannot be solely based on marketing value...
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How sad. This is published where? Woodward should really stay away from footballs matter if true. He is AAA class in getting sponsor but players, style and Fit cannot be solely based on marketing value...
The thing is no one believes that Ed is the issue. The convenient scapegoat is Mou.

And coming from a sales/sponsorship background, I believe that it's in the contract of certain players that they have to be played x number of times.

Oh well.

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United were recommended Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt before they made their first-team debuts with Ajax, according to the club's former head of youth recruitment, Derek Langley.

The Dutch wonderkids have established themselves as two of football's hottest prospects since bursting onto the scene in 2016 and have both been linked with big-money moves to Europe's elite clubs next summer.

De Jong was on Willem II's books before being snapped up by Ajax at 18 years of age while de Ligt broke into the Eredivisie giants' first team at just 16 - and went on to start the Europa League final against United.

Had United chiefs listened to Langley's recommendation, though, it could have been very different.

"Players that they turned down? Matthijs de Ligt. We had God knows how many reports on Matthijs de Ligt. Frenkie de Jong and all these players now are sort of around Europe," the 68-year-old told MEN Sport. "Dayot Upamecano, who is now at Red Bull Leipzig, was another.

"This was one of the reasons why I had a meeting with Ed Woodward and I told him that I wasn't convinced with the competency of certain people at the club. I told Ed Woodward quite straight: 'If you think I'm going to sit here and just tell you what you want to hear, I'm not that man because I'm going to tell you exactly how I see it'.

"I think it was possibly part of my downfall as to why seven months down the line I was removed because I wouldn't tow the line in relation to telling them exactly what I thought.

"It's one of them things in football - you come to accept it. Manchester United thanked me for the time I spent there and the players I'd taken in, but ultimately we could have been so much better if people had listened."

Langley, a lifelong United fan, spent 16 years as a talent spotter at Old Trafford, starting as a local recruitment officer then moving up to head of European recruitment and head of academy recruitment.

Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Gerard Pique, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Giuseppe Rossi and Adnan Januzaj were among those who were scouted and signed on his watch between 2000 and 2016.

Remarkably, that was at a time when Langley had just two full-time scouts - one in South America and one in Europe - at his disposal. The rest were part-time.

It meant that United's head of youth recruitment was constantly travelling the world covering youth tournaments. Not only looking at potential targets but, also, handling matters as trivial as schoolboys' expenses at the same time.

United's local network suffered as a result at a time when Man City were ploughing millions into their academy, scouting network and infrastructure following Sheikh Mansour's takeover.

Langley appealed for help but it was only after his departure that United's scouting network in Europe, South America and Asia trebled in size. Indeed, the club now have more than 50 scouts on their books.


But his legacy lives on in the shape of the club's hottest prospect - Tahith Chong.

"Tahith was spotted when he was 14/15-year-old playing in a tournament at Carrington. What used to be the Nike Premier Cup," he added. "He had already been tipped by our scouts in Holland and basically I followed him at that tournament and then I followed him all over Europe.

"Tahith's parents would be the first to tell you that his form dipped slightly due to growth issues so at that time I just held fire. I carried on watching him and realised his form was coming back.

"He was on the verge of signing for Chelsea and I managed to convince his parents and the boy his future lied at United."

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Old 11-12-2018, 01:29 PM   #7813
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Derek Langley's stats as a scout isn't World Class. #FootballManager

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Old 11-12-2018, 01:56 PM   #7814
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I don't know why there's so much hate for LKK... lol. I mean he's going through a dreadfully comical patch of form, but it's not like he isn't trying or his heart isn't there.
he's absolutely comical on and off the pitch. did you actually read what he said to the press? blaming the team for not playing to his style thats why he never score? hinting that a club (i forgot who) was chasing him and hinting that he can dominate that league? blaming his muscles because of his poor form?! RIDICULOUS!

I dont like blaming players, never have, but his reactions to his and the teams poor form is baffling! at least Mou made it entertaining haha.
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he's absolutely comical on and off the pitch. did you actually read what he said to the press? blaming the team for not playing to his style thats why he never score? hinting that a club (i forgot who) was chasing him and hinting that he can dominate that league? blaming his muscles because of his poor form?! RIDICULOUS!

I dont like blaming players, never have, but his reactions to his and the teams poor form is baffling! at least Mou made it entertaining haha.
whatever excuse he gives, he better improve from now on
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