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Old 10-07-2006, 03:31 PM
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Default Manchester United's Midfield

What was once United's great strength has, due in no small part to their manager's failure to succesfuly replace departing greats Keane & Beckham, become their main weakness.

Taking a look at their squad as it stands I'm struggling to find any semblance of quality at all and would be delighted to see any of these jokers in the united first team next year.

I'm aware that midfield purchases will be made (with Carrick, Diarra, Gattusso & Senna strongly linked) but in all honesty they'll need to buy at least 3 midfielders to be able to field a half-decent quartet in the middle of the park

On the way out - C. Ronaldo
Injured - Smith
Not quite up to it anymore - Giggs, Scholes
Will never be up to it - Fletcher, O'Shea
Jury is out - Richardson, Park

Any views from the united fans on here?

What purchases will it take to sort out United midfield?
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:43 PM
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Oh good. We haven't had a Utd shit-fight in ages.
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:09 PM
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No point in debating it till the transfers are done
Wait till next month

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Scholes and Giggs still have loads to offer
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:13 PM
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I'd love to get Gattuso and Pirlo.
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:19 PM
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[QUOTE=Philby] these jokers in the united first team next year.

Giggs, Scholes
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:01 PM
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Both are legends of the English game but both are considerably past their best & barring a lazarus-like return to form I don't believe that either of them is good enough to hold down a regular place in a side hoping to usurp Chelsea.

Just my opinion and, as I said, they are both true united legends..in fact Scholes, along with Irwin, is one of the few united players that I genuinely like.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:03 PM
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Oh good. We haven't had a Utd shit-fight in ages.
True enough, the world cup seems to have taken our collective eyes off the ball

Valid subject for discussion though I feel. United's midfield needs major surgery over the summer if they are hoping to challenge next year.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:04 PM
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Both are legends of the English game but both are considerably past their best & barring a lazarus-like return to form I don't believe that either of them is good enough to hold down a regular place in a side hoping to usurp Chelsea.

Just my opinion and, as I said, they are both true united legends..in fact Scholes, along with Irwin, is one of the few united players that I genuinely like.

Gattuso & Carrick
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:20 PM
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While I don't think Carrick will ever be (even approaching) world-class he is well able to pass the ball & link play and Gattuso's performances over the last 5 years in europe speak for themselves. Those two would be a significant improvement on united's centre-midfield. Massive improvement in fact.

Would you make purchases for any of the wide positions? (bearing in mind Ronaldo doesn't seem to fancy it in manchester anymore)
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:25 PM
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True enough, the world cup seems to have taken our collective eyes off the ball

Valid subject for discussion though I feel. United's midfield needs major surgery over the summer if they are hoping to challenge next year.
Indeed but you could do just as valid a thread on Liverpool's attack.
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