Discussion in 'Soccer' started by bluesfan94, Aug 8, 2019.
They sold Lukaku just to sign an older version of Lukaku, wat?
Mandzukic is a stop gap to make it to the summer where Woodward can again make a mess of a transfer window.
Selling Lukaku made sense if they were going to bring in another attacker (a top quality one, not a project like James). Selling him and having zero replacement was clearly a mistake even if they got a really good price for him.
Mandzukic's also a leader and he leads by example. A couple of weeks into his stint at Utd, I fully expect that he'll be comfortable enough to chew through anyone on the team who's not running his lungs out, or making pointless step overs when another player is making a run etc.
United already have "leaders by example" (from an effort standpoint) in the squad. The issue right now isn't effort, it's talent.
Obviously getting guys back from injury can help that, as can adding Mandzukic to a position where they're woefully thin, but it's not going to be properly fixed without a few transfer windows of good decisions.
Haaland? People expect him to be passed up the Red Bull ladder to Leipzig, no? Especially if Werner goes, I would think.
That's what will most likely happen, I would try if I were FCB anyways.
Interesting as it relates to the Fekir non-transfer a lot of people got up in arms about:
I agree it's a lack of talent. But who are these leaders?
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