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Some alarming suggestions on here. Been off the forum for awhile and it's gone completely fucking bonkers. Was just looking over the squad for fun awhile ago, this is what I think.

Def: Rafael, Evans and Jones are the only three capable of taking us further. I know Smalling is there too but I don't believe he will move us forward considerably.

Mid: Giggs. That's it. And he's an occasional game player now.

Str: RVP, Rooney, Hernandez,Kagawa, Januzaj! Welbeck.

If you are looking at competing with the best, these are the players who I would keep. The rest are not going to take us forward or to the top. I can see why Moyes has a lot of business to do. Obviously it's not FM, but over time, Giggs will be off too, these are the only players capable of playing ball.
 

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"hewn from....phoney war...real battle...." like it. We shall fight them on the pitches,we shall never surrender;)
Out in January -Young,Bebe, Macheda,Anderson,Fabio if possible,
In in Jan - Barkley.Koke,Gundogan
 

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"hewn from....phoney war...real battle...." like it. We shall fight them on the pitches,we shall never surrender;)
Out in January -Young,Bebe, Macheda,Anderson,Fabio if possible,
In in Jan - Barkley.Koke,Gundogan
What about Ronaldo and Messi also, I mean if we are going to dream......
 

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Moyes is now ready to swing his axe on "a few" and bring in players he really wants that "will be with us for six or seven years.. as soon as I can". Something to look forward at last.

Who do you speculate to be the "few" HE will let go and those young ones (obviously) that HE is eyeing?

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From the DM thread:


David-Moyes-Now-I-m-ready-to-swing-the-axe-and-cut-big-deals-for-Manchester-United

Turn towards Old Trafford and you are on Sir Alex Ferguson Way. Opposite the dug-outs the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand looms large, complete with a banner proclaiming that the ‘impossible dream’ was made possible by the legend from Govan, major trophies decorating the mural.

Stranded in mid-table, the past must feel like a noose tightening around your neck. But Moyes, hewn from the same school of hard knocks as the master, is ready to fight back. The phoney war is over – the real battle is about to start.

Heads will roll, and Moyes is determined that won’t include his own after admitting he is now ready to make critical decisions after a period of careful assessment. He wants to build his own team on and off the pitch.

Behind the scenes he has gradually brought in his own staff, like his former Everton chief scout Robbie Cooke – people he trusts when it comes to snapping up new talent.

That will include stellar signings, with Moyes revealing he just missed out on a huge signing to accompany his arrival at the club – almost certainly Gareth Bale, who left Tottenham for Real Madrid.

Now a little wiser, Moyes insists Manchester United will be competing for the best players in the world. “Is there the money for a big deal? Definitely, 100 per cent,” he said.

“It’s easy now saying it, but we were really, really close to a major signing and the club would have definitely shown what they’re worth. They have the money and the club will spend.

I’m looking for someone who will be with us for six or seven years. I want to bring them in as soon as I can, but a lot of them may be at clubs in the Champions League or (clubs that) aren’t willing to sell because they’re in good league positions.”

United were prepared to more than match Real Madrid’s £86m world record bid for Bale, while they also tried to bring Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona to Old Trafford.

Moyes added: “Ed Woodward (executive vice-chairman) worked really hard trying to make those signings happen but we didn’t quite get there. It wasn’t for the money for sure. The players had chosen other clubs or made their decisions elsewhere. Of course it’s important to finish in a Champions League place, but most people will recognise Manchester United as a club who most years can guarantee Champions League football. Our name can help.

“Elite players probably have the choice of three or four clubs. Manchester United will always be one of them but now there is competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and in this country.”

United face Aston Villa today without Robin van Persie, out for a month with a thigh injury.

The absence of others will be more long term – Moyes ready to dump players he believes have under-performed.

“I’ve tried to make sure I’ve given an opportunity to everybody,” he stressed. “Not everyone’s had as many as they would have liked but I wanted to see everybody play. I’ve just about done that.

“Maybe we’d have looked to move a few players out (last summer) but you can only do that if clubs come in and are interested.
“I think we’re getting to a situation where there are a few (we would let go) if we got the right offer.

“I don’t know if we’d loan anyone because we’ve got a few injuries and (because of) the number of games I hope we have to play this season. Would we sell? If the right offers were there we’d probably look at it. I’ve now got a better idea of what I’d like to go for.”

One who won’t be allowed to leave is Wayne Rooney, who has buckled down and played consistently well after a summer agitating for a move.

Rooney admits looking at the Premier League table hurts. “It’s not nice,” he said. “We are all proud players. Hopefully there will be a reaction. We all have to step up. It hasn’t been good enough of late and we have to show why we were champions last season.

“We have a good run of games now and a good bunch of players. We have to show we are hungry to get back in a good position in this league.

“We don’t know why it has happened but it has and we have to do better. We are not playing at our best and we have to start.”


Edit: May merge into the United Transfer Tracker later.
Moyes will do nothing in January.
 

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I'll bite.

Out:

Anderson
Fabio
Macheda
Zaha (loan)

In:

Herrera
Baines
Koke. (probably in the summer)
Barkley (in the summer)
 

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Apparently Moyes has been given 90 million to spend in January, pleazzzzzzeee David don't buy for the sake of buying, who exactly are you going to spend that kind of money on in January and assuming it's more than one player how are you going to integrate them in your squad with enough affect to change our league position?
 

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Apparently Moyes has been given 90 million to spend in January, pleazzzzzzeee David don't buy for the sake of buying, who exactly are you going to spend that kind of money on in January and assuming it's more than one player how are you going to integrate them in your squad with enough affect to change our league position?
I think we've got 3 league games before the window opens so if the team performs like today he might be less tempted to panic buy. Maybe the talk of selling has created some "constructive paranoia" as they say in the Business School world.
 

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He could just mean players like Macheda and Bebe..

Difficult to say. Young has given him a problem because he has actually improved a little. Anderson's time must surely be up.
 

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I think we've got 3 league games before the window opens so if the team performs like today he might be less tempted to panic buy. Maybe the talk of selling has created some "constructive paranoia" as they say in the Business School world.
Yeah I think that report is another one to appease the fans, in order to bring 3 players in, 3 would have to go otherwise their is a logistical nightmare. I don't have confidence that Woodward could put together 1 deal never mind 3 or more.
 

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He could just mean players like Macheda and Bebe..

Difficult to say. Young has given him a problem because he has actually improved a little. Anderson's time must surely be up.
No he hasn't, not one bit. He's been garbage and one of the things that makes me so concerned with Moyes in charge, is he keeps giving Young chances, even letting him off the hook after that second dive a few months ago. The sooner Ashley leaves, the better.
 

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Out of the current 1st team squad, there's only 3-4 players, that I reckon Moyes might let go.

Anderson doesn't seem to get much of a look in with Moyes. Maybe he might start against Stoke on Wednesday night.
But, I reckon he's likely to be offered to clubs in January.

If any decent offer comes in for Young, I think we should listen to it.

Also, the likes of Buttner and Fabio are other possible candidates to be let go.

Saying that I wouldn't let any players leave, unless replacements are brought in for January.
We need a big squad to cope with injuries at the moment and selling off squad players, without bringing in other players, would probably be a big mistake on Moyes' part.

I'd like to think we'll bring in 1 or 2 new signings in January. But it's so difficult to get the top players to move at that time of year, plus the World Cup will only be 6 months away and I don't think many of the quality players, would be up to moving to a new club or country and having to try settle in to their new surroundings, that close to the WC. So it is going to be tricky getting the players we need in.
 
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