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  1. De Ligt - Ajax - Will become one of the best defenders on the planet if he is given the game time. Marcus Rashford - Man U - Plays brilliantly on either flank, scores a lot but also creates a lot of chances. Phil Foden - Man City - What a player. Get him early and play him regularly, you will not be disappointed. Callum Gribben - Man U - Similar to Foden above. Angel Gomes - Man U - Becomes an excellent winger.
  2. Martial won the world player of the year for me twice in seasons three and four in season 7 PSG offered £127m for him. Though Dybala is an excellent signing if you can afford to get him in without selling Martial I would highly recommend keeping him.
  3. I've not had Sanchez as my game is pre January update but in regards to Pogba I had similar issues with him first season. I then switched him to Segundo Volante (A) left side with Matic (Now Neves, who if you can get from Wolves if he is still there is a beast signing) as DLP (D) Right side and he has completely dominated teams from then on his average rating has been no lower than 7.6 in any of the 6 seasons since and he has contributed with a number of assists/goals.
  4. Mid Season Review 22/23 As we pass the January Transfer window and move into the second half of the season the team are still impressing. We have not quite done as well as last seasons all conquering side having lost in the European Super Cup to Chelsea and been eliminated at the Semi Final Stage of the Carabao Cup by Liverpool 5-4 on aggregate after they scored a fifth and ultimately tie winning Goal in the 121st minute of the Second leg. In the League we are once again running away with the title currently sitting 15 points ahead of Liverpool after 25 played, I expect to have the title wrapped up by late March which will allow me to put more resources towards retaining the FA Cup and ECL. In the ECL we have a very tough tie against Barcelona coming up, though we have beaten them more times than they have us over the years, whenever we have lost to them it has been by a wide margin, I'm hoping we can avoid a heavy defeat in the first away leg and set a solid platform for the second leg at Old Trafford. At the start of the Season the club was taken over by a Consortium though there has been no major change to the overall transfer budget which has sat a very healthy £500m+ for the last three years, the clubs balance sheet has risen sharply since the take over which is nice to see. In the transfer market we once again made use of both the free transfer and transfer lists bringing in some excellent buys without breaking the bank. Coming in were: Victor Lindelof - Real Madrid - £61m (Returning to the club two season after he left for £78m) probably the best CD in the world on the game atm, Lewis Cook - Bournemouth - £16,5m (Listed by request has great stats and was instrumental in my England team that won the world cup, will be the man to replace Pogba if and when he leaves) Christian Pulisic (Joined Jan 1st) - £31m - PSG (Another listed by request is young and has great potential. The only downside is that I failed to fully scout him and had purchased him as right sided winger only to find him natural on the left side where I am already stacked) Christian Eriksen - Free transfer (A player I have always liked both on the game and IRL at 30 he still has a good few years at the top in him and is a great rotation option with Gribbin when I play with AM) Alessandro Plizzari (Joins 3/7/23) - £13m - AC Milan (Initially coming in to replace Hart as back up he will eventually fight with De Gea for the number 1 position) Players Out: Phil Jones - Arsenal - £48m (Phil had done a brilliant job for us when called upon, but as with many on the game he wanted to leave as he felt he had achieved everything he could at the club, with Victor coming back I was happy to get the money) Ander Herrera - At. Bilbao - £17m ( This was a tough one as Ander had been a wonderful back-up to Savic, however he was getting older and it was unlikely I would get an offer like this again) Eric Bailly - Barcelona - £78m (Again this was a tough decision however a world record fee for a defender and the emergence Tuanzebe as one of the worlds best CDs made the call a little easier) Nemanja Matic - Juventus - £15m (Requested to leave for a new challenge, was unlikely to play much with Neves having nailed down the DLP position) In other news Marcus Rashford took a clean sweep at the end of year awards winning the World Player of the year, World Golden ball and World Footballer of the year.
  5. Season Review 21/22 - The year we won it all! This was the year it finally all came together, although we ended our undefeated run in the league at 64 games we broke records for most wins in a season at 32 and points at 103. In the Cup Competitions we continued our strangle hold on the FA Cup making it five years out of five The Carabao Cup was retained The CWC was back in the cabinet Finally the sweetest ECL victory possible stopping Liverpool getting back on level terms with us Transfers 21/22 Tactics We tend to play one of two systems three CM when playing against sides we may have problems with to keep things tight When playing sides we should beat or we are looking to create openings I'll move one of the CMs up to the AM strata usually Gribbin will come in Alongside keeping things rolling with United I took over with England at the start of the season, leading them to the World Cup and ending 56 years of hurt
  6. If you're looking for a striker to rotate with Lukaku that won't complain at being the second choice but will guarantee goals when he plays then I highly recommend Timo Werner if he is still available. Got him Season 2 in my game for around £40m and he has been worth every penny.
  7. 100% get Neves if you can. I missed out on him when he was at Wolves and had to spend big on him from PSG but he has been worth it, £20m is a steal.
  8. 2020/21 Season Review Competitions: A first ever undefeated league season for the club saw us break all manner of records, including most goals scored, games won and points! In the ECL we regained our title having lost out last year in the final to Barcelona, it was great to beat City in the final Four out of four in the FA Cup, this year it was Liverpool who fell in the final, making the victory all the more sweet. We lost our grip on the Carabao at the first hurdle with a penalties loss to Spurs Squad The Squad had a number of very good performances with Martial finishing second in the world player of the year and winning the best player in Europe. Felix Passlack won the EPL player of the season and Gribben the young player.
  9. 2020/21 - Pre Season A much busier transfer window for us than the last few years with a number of players both in and out. Leaving the club were Henrik Mkhitarayan - Real Madrid - £56m he had been one of our best players over the past three years but the offer was too good to turn down. Joining him in moving to Madrid was Victor Lindelof for £81m I hadn't planned on selling him but the fee was just too good. Joining them on the move away from the club were Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Ro-Shaun Williams and Dean Henderson for fees of £2.7m, £350K and 750K respectively. The loss of two loss of two major stars of the first three seasons left some gaps in the squad so for the first time since taking over we spent big first in was Matthijs de Ligt for £46m from AS Monaco. Next to arrive was Jamaican star Leon Bailey from Leverkausen for £46.5m. The spending was completed with the signing of Italian starlit Federico Chiesa for £20.5m from Fiorentina. Finally Erik Lamela signed on a free transfer after being released by Tottenham to add some experience and creativity to the squad.
  10. Youth Players Coming Through
  11. End of Season review - 2019/20 The Season continued in January it was a slow transfer window with no in coming players and only one departure as Mesut Ozil left to join PSG for £46m a very nice return on a player who had cost us nothing only 18 months prior. Back in the action the month began with the final of the CWC a resounding 5-0 over Cruz Azul. Cup competitions were also prominent within the month with both the quarter and Semi finals of the Carabao Cup, the quarter final saw us triumph 3-1 over Spurs after extra time before moving on to a two legged tie with Arsenal. A brilliant 5-1 victory in leg one practically moved us into the final before we completed in the job with a 2-1 win away at the Emirates. The FA cup 3rd round also took place a 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town. In the league victories over Chelsea and Swansea sat alongside 1-1 draws with both City and Stoke. February began with a 1-0 win over Norwich in the FA Cup. In the title race we went though the month with a 100% record a 4-3 win over Arsenal the Emirates the highlight. European football also restarted with a tough on paper match up against Juve, however a 4-0 away victory in leg one set us up perfectly. In the FA Cup we threw away a 2-0 lead against City to draw 2-2 and have to settle for a replay. Our first appearance in the Carabao Cup final began our March a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa giving us ownership of the only piece of domestic silverware not in our cabinet since I took charge. This match was immediately followed by the FA Cup replay with City, once again over 120 minutes there was no separating the teams, this time a 3-3 draw before we emerged victorious on penalties with City missing every one of their kicks. Once again we went through the league 100% with wins over Liverpool, Palace, Huddersfield and Watford. The ECL second leg with Juve finished 3-2 meaning a 7-2 aggregate win. Finally the FA Cup 6th round saw a 3-0 win over Chelsea. An all domestic ECL quarter final with Chelsea was the highlight of the month of April a 3-0 win in leg one followed by a 4-3 win away in the second leg moved us on in search of a hat-trick of ECL wins. Only a 1-1 draw with Leicester blemished an other wise perfect month in the league. An FA cup semi with Bournemouth finished 3-2 in our favour. Finally another excellent first leg performance moved us within touching distance of the final a 3-0 win over Dortmund. Finally to the month of May with the league wrapped up with a 2-0 win over West Brom we were able to move onto the cup competitions with mixed results a 3-2 win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup before we were dismantled by Barcelona in the ECL final 3-1. Competitions Community Shield - Winners (Penalties vs Liverpool); Euro Super Cup - Runners Up (3-2 vs Chelsea); CWC - Winners (5-0 vs Cruz Azul); Carabao Cup - Winners (2-0 vs Aston Villa); FA Cup - Winners (3-2 vs Huddersfield) ECL - Runners Up (3-1 vs Barcelona) Premier League Winners Played 38 Won 29 Drawn 7 Lost 2 For 93 Against 22 Points 94 Players - Ave Rating: 1 - Pogba 7.62 (38 Starts) 2 - Lukaku 7.61 (36 Starts) 3 - Mkhitarayan 7.47 (34 Starts) Players Goals: 1 - Lukaku 36 (36 Starts) 2 - Werner 32 (34 Starts) 3 - Rashford 27 (28 Starts) Players Assists: 1 - Mkhitarayan 15 (34 Starts) 2 - Lukaku 15 (36 Starts) 3 - Lingard 14 (21 Starts)
  12. rstebbing1709

    Mesut Ozil

    I had Ozil for a season or so in my save initially I played him in his natural AMC(ap) position and he would have a decent game here and there but mostly he'd go missing and barely contributed. Looking at match highlights he was too far away from the midfield and not working hard enough. I wanted him to be the creative fulcrum of the side so I dropped him back into the midfield as a right side Mezalla(at) and he was immense. Although this was not a natural position for him I played him alongside a DLP(d) and Segundo Volante so wasn't too worried about his lack of defensive contribution. The combination worked wonders.
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