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What the f*** did you expect?

Jesus wept.

We spent all summer discussing the fact that the club needs time.

Time for Ole's plans to bed in. Time for the youngsters to develop. Time to move on the substandard players. Time to find the right replacements.

7 league games in and some of you are whining already.

Of course it's sad to see our team play poorly. Of course we want to be challenging for trophies. Of course we want to see fast, attacking football.

But it should come as no surprise that we're not.

There are some positives. When fit, the back five are now looking like a strong defence. Several of the youngsters are showing real promise. The underperforming, overpaid 'stars' are being moved on.

I'd like to think that Ole knows we're a central midfielder and a striker light. I'd like to think he didn't bring anyone in for those positions because he couldn't get the right player. I'm okay with that.

I'd also like to think he will make more decisions about who is and who isn't good enough once he's had a full year with them.

We are fortunate. United is such a big club with such huge financial power that we can go through this process without being too severely affected. We won't be relegated, we won't even finish bottom half.

Yes it's a little uncomfortable, but it's necessary. It will be a roller coaster season.

Whining, moaning and calling for change won't help anyone.

For fack sake, have a bit of optimism and get behind your club. As a fan base we have seen more good times than many people will see in a lifetime, so take the rough with the smooth and be a supporter.

posted on 1/10/19

This is what transfermarkt says for 2017/18.

Season 17/18
Victor Lindelöf £31,000,000
Romelu Lukaku £75,000,00
Nemanja Matić. £40,000,000
Alexis Sánchez Swap

That can never be undone. Ever.

posted on 1/10/19

I don’t think it improved the squad. But I don’t think it left us as weak as this transfer window did.

Put it this way, last season was a complete disaster yet if we finish sixth this season we’ll probably have done well. Which shows you had bad this summer was.

posted on 1/10/19

Should be an extra zero on Lukaku.

He’d have been decent value at £7.5m. More or less.

posted on 1/10/19

And we’ve yet to reach the
jamuary window where we can spend £50m on Longstaff.

posted on 1/10/19

We sined Harry facking Maguire for £80m. Harry Maguire. No signing we’ve ever made compres to that stupidity.

posted on 1/10/19

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 1 minute ago
I don’t think it improved the squad. But I don’t think it left us as weak as this transfer window did.

Put it this way, last season was a complete disaster yet if we finish sixth this season we’ll probably have done well. Which shows you had bad this summer was.
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Part of the reason for the disagreement is that you hate Maguire though I thought he was very good again yesterday.

We did seriously cocccck up by not signing a CF and by letting Smalling go though. Those two decisions were borderline insanity.

We have aerial problems in defence, so we bring in a CB who is dominant in the air. Then let the only other CB we have who can win a header (without committing a foul Marcos) go?

How is replacing Smalling with Maguire supposed to help Lindelof win headers?

posted on 1/10/19

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 3 minutes ago
We sined Harry facking Maguire for £80m. Harry Maguire. No signing we’ve ever made compres to that stupidity.
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At face value or in retrospect?

Because Sanchez.

posted on 1/10/19

I hate Matic more. But that summer actually improved the squad, even if we wasted loads of money.

At face value, and in terms of transfer fee. Obviously all things considered Sanchez is the worst signing we’ve made in our history.

posted on 1/10/19

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
It is pointless, because like always you continually deny saying things that are there in black and white and try and twist it into a semantic argument because your footballing points all fall down. I’ll leave it at that.
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Go on then, quote me.

Actually pick out something I said and I’ll explain it for you. See if you can actually understand it without babbling on with your own incorrect interpretation.

posted on 1/10/19

Oh and maybe worth bearing in mind that we have had 11 pages of decent discussion until you arrived.

By all means take that on board and try to be reasonable.

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