Assessing our squad

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Apparently we've wheeled out Fergie (again) to try and tempt Ronaldo to stay. You know, bollocks to signing top players and building a squad to show proper ambition and win stuff, just wheel the old man out to try and tug at the heart strings.
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JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: 4 months ago
dozer wrote: 4 months ago
JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: 4 months ago
dozer wrote: 4 months ago Ten Hag will only have himself to blame when we inevitably fuck up our season after he trusts Martial as our striker. The fans and the club will want him out.

No manager must trust players who've established themselves as crap, consistently over many years with different managers.
Who else can he play up front then Dozer?
Ronaldo or a new striker. There is no other choice.
Ronaldo doesn't want to be here and Hag can't buy a top (or any) striker without backing from the Board. And that backing, at best, is highly questionable.
ETH shouldn't allow Ronaldo to leave without signing a replacement. It's not ideal but it's either that or ETH will get the boot if he relies on crap like Martial or Rashford.
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That's naive Dozer. If Ronaldo wants out and is adamant, we ain't keeping him in the shadows, on £500K per week, stropping around while Hag is trying to build a proper team ethic and culture.
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Getting Ronaldo to play when his heart‘s not really in it is a recipe for disaster. Just don’t go there. Let Ronaldo go and build on the players who are 100% committed.
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JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: 4 months ago That's naive Dozer. If Ronaldo wants out and is adamant, we ain't keeping him in the shadows, on £500K per week, stropping around while Hag is trying to build a proper team ethic and culture.
I hear you but the alternative is Martial who isn't exactly an embodiment of team ethic and culture. Clubs have kept players who wanted to leave before if the circumstances demand it.
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swampash wrote: 4 months ago Getting Ronaldo to play when his heart‘s not really in it is a recipe for disaster. Just don’t go there. Let Ronaldo go and build on the players who are 100% committed.
We'll need to get rid of Martial first based on that criteria.
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What this conversation boils down to is what I’ve been saying: TH will fail because United as an organisation will fail. This transfer window is not good. Not good at all. And you can be certain the club will splurge some money at the last minute on an attacker or two to put a positive gloss on things. But they’ll only sign whoever is made available to them. We’re so fucking reactive. Agents and other clubs decide our transfer business for us.
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We could lift Werner from Chelsea for not that much dosh.
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dozer wrote: 4 months ago
swampash wrote: 4 months ago Getting Ronaldo to play when his heart‘s not really in it is a recipe for disaster. Just don’t go there. Let Ronaldo go and build on the players who are 100% committed.
We'll need to get rid of Martial first based on that criteria.
Is it possible he was dragged down by Pogba?
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Ronaldo has apparently told ETH he wants out, that he wants to be part of a winning project for the 2 or 3 years left in him. But no one wants him, which is a slap in the face I bet.

It's good news as far as I'm concerned. The team will play better without him and perhaps Bruno will come out from under Ronnie's huge shadow and be the player he was during 2020-21.

Leaves us short upfront but fuck it, we weren't going to win fuck all with Ronnie upfront and we won't win anything without him.
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