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its not the most obvious or 'sexayyy' position to talk about but for me central defence has been shown to be woefully lacking depth this season, especially after the injuries and suspensions we've had back there.

when rio and vidic are back there they are solid and an immense force to be reckoned with, but as we have seen them being there is not always guaranteed when injuries,suspensions and sheer volume of games come into play- when the patnership is broken up we haven't had enough cover at the right level to make sure that one or both of them being out isnt a major issue.

johnny evans will be a class player in the future and is the real deal, but the guy is young and still learning, also just having one player of any note back there to cover both rio and vida has been insufficient as we've seen this season. the excise or argument that o'shea,we or nev can just be moved there when they are all fit and playing as cover for agame or two doesn't hold water for me -none of them are specialists in that area and aren't up to the same standard as the two guys they are replacing-they're fine as a stop gap here and there , but this season has seen us needing more than a quick fix solution as cover at the back.

also add to that one other thing- most other positions on the field have world class or top class players vying for them week in week out, rio and vida are for me the worlds top patrnership back there- but that still doesn't mean they also don't need competition and cover back there to keep them on their toes and as a genuine back up for when we need a replacement or need to rest one of them.

someone of the class of martin laursen of villa springs to mind( not him though as he is now out for a further 9 months according to reports this morning), but someone of that type and stature. other areas of the field always get spoken about, but this is an area i reckon we need to address, without breaking the bank and would also provide us with an extra insurance policy come next season.
 

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No, we don't need another center half. Sorry, but this thread is extremely retarded. I'll add that Evans played in more games than Ferdinand during the record breaking clean sheet run. Having someone like Brown as 4th choice CB isn't exactly inconvenient.
 

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I was thiking about this myself. Rio's back problem is worrying and Evans ain't ready to make the step up just yet, (Going to be best around in few years though).
jagielka has impressed me this season and I think it would be worth putting a cheeky bid in for him in the summer. I think the most pressing issue for the summer should be a keeper thouh. I think Edwin hasn't got another season in him and Foster or PIG aren't good enough to be our number 1. Fergie should address keeper situation now before we end up in the same situation as when Schmeichel left.
 

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Rubbish!
We got the defensive record this season without using rio in most of those games.
We have Evans, Brown and O'Shea who are more than capable of deputising.
Centre back is probably our strongest position. We have the 2 best in the world, 2 great pro's who can cover (Wes and O'Shea) and a future world class player (Evans) Also with the likes of Chester and co. the future is bright.
 

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I was thiking about this myself. Rio's back problem is worrying and Evans ain't ready to make the step up just yet, (Going to be best around in few years though).
jagielka has impressed me this season and I think it would be worth putting a cheeky bid in for him in the summer. I think the most pressing issue for the summer should be a keeper thouh. I think Edwin hasn't got another season in him and Foster or PIG aren't good enough to be our number 1. Fergie should address keeper situation now before we end up in the same situation as when Schmeichel left.
No shot in hell Jagielka will be let leave Everton. None. Moyes has found a phenomanal partnership and he isn't going to break it up over one season.

I don't want us wasting money on another centre back. We have planty of cover. I would much rather we spend our money on a winger, central midfielder or another striker.
 

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I was thiking about this myself. Rio's back problem is worrying and Evans ain't ready to make the step up just yet, (Going to be best around in few years though).
jagielka has impressed me this season and I think it would be worth putting a cheeky bid in for him in the summer. I think the most pressing issue for the summer should be a keeper thouh. I think Edwin hasn't got another season in him and Foster or PIG aren't good enough to be our number 1. Fergie should address keeper situation now before we end up in the same situation as when Schmeichel left.
foster isnt good to be number one? he won us the league cup. he kept clean sheets in most game he has played in.

i agree with you about PIG, but Foster? NO, NO WAY.

have you been watching matches foster played in?

and getting another keeper would destroy foster and PIG completely.

regarding evans, nothing need to be said. Jazz has already said it.

stats speak for itself.
 

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we dont need to buy another cb, blood one through the youth team, there are a few cb which cud get a few minutes playin time in the cup next year, james chester, craid cathcart, and young cory evans, havent chester and cathcart been gettin some experience at lower league clubs this year, try em out in the cup next year...
 

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foster isnt good to be number one? he won us the league cup. he kept clean sheets in most game he has played in.

i agree with you about PIG, but Foster? NO, NO WAY.

have you been watching matches foster played in?

and getting another keeper would destroy foster and PIG completely.

regarding evans, nothing need to be said. Jazz has already said it.

stats speak for itself.
I'm not a huge fan of Foster but I agree there is no point in bringing in someone else.

Foster is far from safe and his kicking needs a bit of work but he has all the makings of becoming a decent keeper.
 

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No, we don't need another center half. Sorry, but this thread is extremely retarded. I'll add that Evans played in more games than Ferdinand during the record breaking clean sheet run. Having someone like Brown as 4th choice CB isn't exactly inconvenient.
no need to go overboard, its a matter of opinion as for it being retarded at least back up your verbose crticism - you may be a piece of human excrement who would be better off being gassed but i don't hold that againt you
 

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I'm not a huge fan of Foster but I agree there is no point in bringing in someone else.

Foster is far from safe and his kicking needs a bit of work but he has all the makings of becoming a decent keeper.
well at lest he's better than kuszczak, kuszczak is f***king cat, dont know we utd ever signed em...
 

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foster isnt good to be number one? he won us the league cup. he kept clean sheets in most game he has played in.

i agree with you about PIG, but Foster? NO, NO WAY.

have you been watching matches foster played in?

and getting another keeper would destroy foster and PIG completely.

regarding evans, nothing need to be said. Jazz has already said it.

stats speak for itself.
Foster is too injury Prone, could you realy picture him playing 40+ games per season. One good game doesn't make him world Class. He hasn't been great in 2 games he played since.
 

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We have plenty of players in the squad that could do a job at Center Back..!:rolleyes:
Rio and Vidic are obviously first choice, Evans, Brown, O'Shea.. We're fine at the moment..
It's not a position we should be looking to strengthen in the summer either..!:)
 

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i think that we maybe need to get 1 more central defender to just shure things up because at the minute evans is slightly inexperienced and we could do with an experienced solid centre back to fill in whenever rio or vidic are injured.
 

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i think that we maybe need to get 1 more central defender to just shure things up because at the minute evans is slightly inexperienced and we could do with an experienced solid centre back to fill in whenever rio or vidic are injured.
if we got one more defender, where would it leave evans to get experience? you only gain experience from playing, not warming up the bench.
 

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We have plenty of players in the squad that could do a job at Center Back..!:rolleyes:
Rio and Vidic are obviously first choice, Evans, Brown, O'Shea.. We're fine at the moment..
It's not a position we should be looking to strengthen in the summer either..!:)
That`s what I wanted to say.:thumbsup:
 

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Unless Rio or Vidic get a long-term injury I don't think we do.

Evans needs as many games as he can get and he's our third best CB and better than O'Shea or Brown in that position.

In addition, we have James Chester and Cathcart whom I rate and who strikes me as the type who would happily be a squad player at United for life, so nope. Don't really think we need another CB.

Left wing is my major concern and I'm sure Fergie feels that way too.

Nani is nowhere near where we had hoped he'd be and we still haven't seen much of Tosic.
 
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