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View Poll Results: Which striker will Jose sign?
Zlat 25 60.98%
Abeumeyang 5 12.20%
Kane 3 7.32%
Lukaku 1 2.44%
Somebody else (must state) 5 12.20%
He won't buy a striker 2 4.88%
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Old 22-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Baron
 
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Griezemann.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 06:28 PM
Switching Off
 
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Griezemann.
Not a striker.

 
Old 22-05-2016, 06:33 PM
Neo
 
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Surely a big consideration has to be blocking rashfords route to the first team not just next season but over the next 3/4 years.
Kane would do that, ibrahimovic not so much
It's about squad depth though, isn't it. Imagine having a selection of Martial, Rashford and Kane to choose from. Martial and Rashford can both play anywhere across the front-three, too.

It's also a question of playing style. It's clear that Van Gaal wanted more pace in our attack, and he got that by promoting Martial and Rashford, as well as by taking Rooney out of the striker's position.

If we sign a slow, ponderous target man like Ibrahimovic, surely it's a step back from the fluid, interchangeable, lightning quick attack we can see developing. I want players that can supplement our young stars, not negate them.

The positives are that Zlatan will bring the experience that the young players can learn from, and he also has outstanding technical ability to link up with our attack - I can already see the back heels and flicks between him and Rashers! But it's a big ask for a veteran to step into the English league and smash it. It's not hard to see him doing a Shevchenko/Falcao.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 06:37 PM
My Name is Keith
 
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No real point having lightening quick forwards like rashers and martial if our build up play is so slow and ponderous. Our current set up just doesn't get the best out of those players imv.

I think a top draw midfielder is the more important signing - someone who can exploit rashers and martial in a way that van gaal has largely failed to do with his midfield selections.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 06:49 PM
Neo
 
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No real point having lightening quick forwards like rashers and martial if our build up play is so slow and ponderous. Our current set up just doesn't get the best out of those players imv.

I think a top draw midfielder is the more important signing - someone who can exploit rashers and martial in a way that van gaal has largely failed to do with his midfield selections.
I think we need 5 new first-team signings. Quite how it's that bad after the money spent, I don't know. I guess we'll find out soon enough if the likes of Schneiderlin, Herrera, Schweinsteiger and Memphis were dud signings, or top players who were badly coached.

Either way, we unequivocally need a proper right-back, at least one centre-back, and an attacking midfielder. Then, based on the above players being w*** in Mourinho's opinion, we'll need at least one central midfielder, a winger, and possibly a striker.

I agree with you that the biggest issue out of those is the need for an attacking midfielder who can create chances. This is precisely what Ruud Gullit said was our biggest weakness as a team after yesterday's game. Mata will surely be binned based on Mourinho's previous assessments, and surely to f*** he won't look to build an attack around Rooney as the creative midfielder.

The last two managers have failed because they've pandered to Rooney and tried to build an attack around him. Fergie knew five f***ing years ago that Rooney was finished at the top level, so it will be interesting to see how Mourinho deals with him. This whole 'top scorer in the club's history' thing will be dragging on into another season, too, as the useless c*** couldn't bag enough goals this year.

If we're lining up next season in a 4-4-2 with Rooney and Ibrahimovic up-front then the Maureen Mongs will have a lot to answer for.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 07:08 PM
red in cumbria
 
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I think we need 5 new first-team signings. Quite how it's that bad after the money spent, I don't know. I guess we'll find out soon enough if the likes of Schneiderlin, Herrera, Schweinsteiger and Memphis were dud signings, or top players who were badly coached.
Don't think there is much doubt about his "top player" credentials, tbf.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 07:11 PM
dunk
 
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Don't think there is much doubt about his "top player" credentials, tbf.
Nor his 'past it' credentials tbh.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 07:15 PM
Cream
 
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Team lacks height and brawn with Fellaini gone.

So Lukaku, Lewandowski or Zlatan seem obvious.
 
Old 22-05-2016, 07:41 PM
Child of Darkness
 
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No real point having lightening quick forwards like rashers and martial if our build up play is so slow and ponderous. Our current set up just doesn't get the best out of those players imv.

I think a top draw midfielder is the more important signing - someone who can exploit rashers and martial in a way that van gaal has largely failed to do with his midfield selections.
Agree .

Alt he could just play hererrerrrrrerra or mata in the middle instead of that useless c*** fellacio
 
Old 22-05-2016, 07:56 PM
armchair
 
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Benzema if only for the blackmail opportunities he'll have on Giggs.
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