Manchester United - Theatre of Dreams - Part 38

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Have we started selling? Why keep seeing buying news? Our bench so big?
 

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nobody want to buy our outcast... JL asking for 30Million?!!!
 

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He is ang mo kia. Confirm chop we want a lot for him. :)

Also got rumors now that AC will return with a higher loan + buy option for dalot.
That was Woody mindset...

hope the new regime wont think in similar ways.
 

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Have we started selling? Why keep seeing buying news? Our bench so big?
Unable to sell any player. No club wants to buy Phil Jones. Even Pogba has no bid from any club because clubs will want to wait until he becomes free agent to save the transfer fee.
 

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Donny van de Beek is determined to fight for his place at Manchester United.

The Manchester Evening News says Van de Beek is ready to snub interest from Italy, Spain and Germany to stay at United this summer.

The Holland international endured a tough first campaign at Old Trafford and he has been linked with a move away during this transfer window.

Clubs in Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga have all made tentative enquiries but just 12 months after joining United for £35million Van de Beek sees his future at Old Trafford and he wants to stay and fight for his place.

Sources close to the player have said the 24-year-old is feeling "fit, fresh and ready for the challenge" after missing the European Championship this summer to rest a groin injury that had been bothering him towards the end of the season.
 

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Eric Baily and Amad are playing for ivory coast against saudi arabia in the 2020 olympic game
 

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goodness where is the announcement for sancho? It’s taking so long
 

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RM placed a 50M price tag on Varane... but MU thinks it should be ard 4xM
PSG believed Pogba will cost 4xM but MU think it should be obviously higher.
 

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Manchester United's need for a new midfielder has just become more pressing after it emerged Paul Pogba has decided not to sign a new contract at Old Trafford.


They should know he always wanted to leave. In December last yr his manager already warned Man Utd that Pogba will run down his contract. If Man Utd is able to sell Pogba the funds should be used to sign Camavinga.
 

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RM really play hard for Varane who is out of contract next summer!! crazy to pay 50M!
 

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Pogba all the while have show sign he will leave United....just that his fans refuse to believe he want to leave United....I believe he will want to go on a free transfer next year instead of this year as he will get a big wage rise if he goes on a free transfer...etc
 

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Pogba all the while have show sign he will leave United....just that his fans refuse to believe he want to leave United....I believe he will want to go on a free transfer next year instead of this year as he will get a big wage rise if he goes on a free transfer...etc
If he goes on a free transfer next yr this means Man Utd will be bitten for the 2nd time by Pogba. In fact very stupid to sign him from Juventus. The funds could have been used to sign maybe 2 quality players.
 

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Data analysis is becoming an increasingly influential tool in the high-stakes world of top-level sports.

From being the niche pursuit of Moneyball fame to an invaluable element of player scouting, analytics have come a long way and are now thought to be a feature of most top football clubs.

One of the leaders in the field is a company called Real Analytics. Although the name might not be immediately familiar, they’ve got a track record of using computer science and mathematics to make freakishly accurate forecasts.

In case you doubt their credentials, it’s worth noting that they were the first in their field to foresee Leicester’s implausible title win of 2016.

In a fascinating report in The Athletic, Real Analytics has crunched the numbers to predict how Manchester United’s season could pan out – with and without a trio of reported transfer targets.

Firstly, the data predicts that no signings at all would see United dropping 8 points against last season’s total.

It’s a gloomy scenario that gives the side a mere 80/1 chance of winning next season’s Premier League. Even a top four place would become a genuine dogfight for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

With Chelsea and Liverpool likely to have more consistent campaigns – and Manchester City a top 4 fixture – it seems like a sensible prediction.

The imminent arrival of Jadon Sancho mitigates that bleak outlook, with the wing ace expected to earn United four extra points over the course of next season.

The stats suggest that Sancho alone could be expected to increase the club’s chances of a title win by a spectacular 250%.

However, it’s the mooted signing of Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga that yields the most spectacular predictions.

The French ace would be expected to earn Solskjaer’s side an impressive 6 extra points. It’s an upswing that’s so eye-catching that company co-founder, Ian McHale, admitted to being slightly taken aback.

McHale said, “We’ve run the numbers and were quite shocked actually, because he makes a massive difference, which is rare for a player so young.”

And it gets better, as the additions of Sancho, Camavinga and Raphael Varane would have a major impact on United’s prospective fortunes.

Those three players combined would yield, “…an improvement of more than 10 points (65.8 to 76.2), an 87% chance of a top four finish and a 14.7% chance of a first title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.”

It’s a fascinating insight into the number geniuses who have upended the traditional image of scouting from a bloke with a cigar watching from the stands to algorithms and formulas.

More importantly, it emphasises the danger of standing still in a league as competitive as the Premier League.

Luckily, the signs are there that the Old Trafford club has spotted the danger and are pursuing just the right candidates to take the team to the next level.


This is the main reason Man Utd wanted to sign these 3 players (Sancho, Varane & Camavinga) this season.
 
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