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Ghost Hardware

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If the extent of our business is Grealish and Berge I'm going to be a little underwhelmed. Was really hoping we would upgrade on our midfield. In theory I love getting prospects but at this point I feel like some proper investment in our CM department could take us a long way. Be interesting to see how this all pans out. Just can’t see Martial coming.
 

dricha1

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Well don't only a moron would jump to a conclusion like that based on the very little I wrote.

Well you said “don’t count anything out including Martial”

There’s no way United sell Martial to us without Toby going the other way, they’ve never sold us a player of that calibre in a stand alone deal.

Appreciate being called a moron in a forum where’s it banned to speak bad of anyone ITK though ?
 

GetSpurredOn

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Sounds like Grealish is moving in the right direction. Decent addition, player who can carry the ball and pick a pass, Eriksen understudy.
Agree with others, perhaps a DM option as the second signing, and then sounds like we're hanging out hat on Martial being involved in the Toby deal as the last day Hail Mary. FWIW, think it could happen.
 

DannyNZ

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Can’t help feeling the money tree is bare and the stadium cost is ballooning. Needs a big last couple of days to restore the faith. Like the potential to add Grealish and lets hope we land him, but if it’s just Grealish in and Toby out then we are definitely weaker for this and Manu are definitely made stronger.
 

JonnySpurs

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Personally I always felt like Martial would go to deadline day if it was ever going to happen. Both clubs have been posturing with each other for the entire summer. Man Utd appear to be no closer to signing a CB. Mina is likely going to Everton and Boateng isn't leaving Bayern so they have a choice between Toby and Maguire. The latter will be more expensive.

I think both clubs have been waiting to see what other offers there might be because it seems as though there's not been any interest in either player from clubs in europe. In order for both clubs to get what they want then doing the deal on deadline day makes sense. I just can't see us keeping Toby considering how much we'd potentially lose by him going for 25m next summer.

I'm happy for us to get Grealish in, I think he'll be a good signing, however I'm personally gonna need us to make a Martial type of signing as well for me to feel a more positive about how this summer has gone. Signing Martial would make me feel like all this nonsense has actually been worth it.
 

pablo73

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Well you said “don’t count anything out including Martial”

There’s no way United sell Martial to us without Toby going the other way, they’ve never sold us a player of that calibre in a stand alone deal.

Appreciate being called a moron in a forum where’s it banned to speak bad of anyone ITK though ?

That doesn't meant we won't sell them Toby without Martial coming the other way though does it?
 

BringBack_leGin

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Good itk to wake up to, now to get it over the line with grealish and see what else is out there. In the spirit of anything can happen, I’m hoping for a nice surprise with someone not spoken about before,
 

LeParisien

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Well you said “don’t count anything out including Martial”

There’s no way United sell Martial to us without Toby going the other way, they’ve never sold us a player of that calibre in a stand alone deal.

Appreciate being called a moron in a forum where’s it banned to speak bad of anyone ITK though ?
FWIW I think you’re right that there’s a clear imbalance of power there and you have no way to respond in kind. I think Trix is exasperated at the amount of people misinterpreting his comments and reading in what they would like to see rather than what he has actually said.

Anyway - positive news. Grealish plus midfielder plus martial would leave most people very, very happy.
 

Archibald&Crooks

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Fair enough if that's how you see it - but I, like many other people on here, really rate Onomah!
That's right, this is the Onomah thread. Fuck me. No, seriously, somebody.........please find the biggest fuck-off Aubergine that you can lay your hands on and fuck me bandy with it. In fact, if I can even crawl away from it, you haven't done your job properly.

No wonder I'm off to church to light a candle in thanks that I don't have to put up with this much longer.
 
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HildoSpur

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Great to hear some more positive ITK that might keep some here from slitting their wrists for at least another 24 hours. Still holding out hope for Martial but realistically if we get Grealish and another player (CM i'd guess) then it would be an ok if not spectacular window.
 

freeeki

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That's right, this is the Onomah thread. Fuck me. No, seriously, somebody.........please find the biggest fuck-off Aubergine that you can lay your hands on and fuck me bandy with it. In fact, if I can even crawl away from it, you haven't done your job properly.

Fuck sake, it’s not even 9am yet, I don’t need this pressure. At least wait til I’ve had a coffee.
 

Archibald&Crooks

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If anyone wants to make me happy by donating to the aubergine fund, erm running of the site, I won't stop them.
 

Primativ

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Martial has clearly been the statement signing we've wanted all summer. He's the one Poch wants. We know he's been to the TG etc so I'm holding out a tiny bit of hope it can happen as I have all summer, especially because Alderweireld is wanted the other way.

Martial, Grealish and another proven top CM would make this window very nice indeed. We need a player of Martials ability to come in, whether at WF or CM.
 

klacey

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Thanks Trix for update mate. You've been great this window as has Hercules. Just hope all this waiting pays off for us. If not we may need to set up a support line.
 

Setzthree

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Perfect window: The Lobotomizer practising dark Martial arts with a bottle of Jack in his hand to achieve glory.

Idk what I'm talking about.
 
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