Nemanja Matic

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I can't see us prying away a decent younger DM for a reasonable price in January. It may be a choice of a short-term stop gap until the summer like Matic or sticking with Dier.
 

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I can't see us prying away a decent younger DM for a reasonable price in January. It may be a choice of a short-term stop gap until the summer like Matic or sticking with Dier.
Exactly.

It’s purely because he plays for Utd that all of a sudden he’s now crap. Yet fans want us to sign Modric (34) and Mandzukic (33), both are older than Matic by 2-3 years and both have worse injury records than Matic.
 

Hakkz

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Exactly.

It’s purely because he plays for Utd that all of a sudden he’s now crap. Yet fans want us to sign Modric (34) and Mandzukic (33), both are older than Matic by 2-3 years and both have worse injury records than Matic.
That's because those aren't positions where we need a new first choice player.
 

sausage

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Is this the SC paradox where it all becomes like a Meatloaf song.


"We should do anything to back the manager....."



"...but we shouldn't do that"
 

ebzrascal

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Exactly.

It’s purely because he plays for Utd that all of a sudden he’s now crap. Yet fans want us to sign Modric (34) and Mandzukic (33), both are older than Matic by 2-3 years and both have worse injury records than Matic.
Which Fans want those signings I dont see them on this site
 

Johno1470

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Levy hasn’t been one for shelling out on a short term option. He’d command hefty enough wages as well.
 

CantSmileWithoutYou

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Look I don’t particularly want Matic
But if Mourinho wants him and we can get him cheaply who am I to argue. Mourinho's won 25 trophies to my 0 so he is slightly more experienced. And he wants players to do specific jobs for him, maybe that Matic?
 
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I understand. Just feel we need experience and guile in that position.
I feel we need energy and tough tackling to supplement the passing and playmaking qualities of Ndombele and Winks.

For me, that is not Matic.
 

DJS

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Exactly.

It’s purely because he plays for Utd that all of a sudden he’s now crap. Yet fans want us to sign Modric (34) and Mandzukic (33), both are older than Matic by 2-3 years and both have worse injury records than Matic.
Nothing to do with the fact he plays for Man U for me, it’s the fact his legs have seemingly gone and he’s been poor for them most of the time he’s been there.
 

Japhet

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Injury prone? He’s missed the last 10 games with a muscle injury, prior to that he’s got one of the best injury records in modern day football.

Just because Utd have a shit manager and no team work it doesn’t mean all of their players are shit. Look at Alli, injuries and poor form for 18 months, new manager and he’s on fire again. Our best players have all missed a substantial amount of games yet they’re not crap and in need of being replaced are they.
Thought he was pretty poor playing for Mourinho at Utd as well.
 

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If MP ends up at Man U, he will be looking to take at least one of our better players at some point, so I'd rather we were not dealing with them at all.
 
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