Quick summary of my first season:
Ins: Balanta - 9.5m, Jonathan Silva - 5m
Outs: Buttner - 4.2m, Macheda - 1.2m, Anderson - 10m, Zaha - Loan, Ferdinand - 120k (left in March for the MLS, getting on a bit and wasn't playing, got rid of his contract)
EPL: Won quite comfortably, happy enough.
UCL: Came 2nd in a group with Dortmund, AC Milan and Anderlecht. Crashed out of the competition in the knockout stages, losing to Bayern 2-3. Main target for next season.
League Cup: Lost to Tottenham 1-3 in the finals after extra time.
FA Cup: Won 1-0 against Everton.
Had problems getting my strikers to score goals. Plenty of goals scored in the league, but relied on corners and other opportunities from the defensive and midfield players. Away tactic needs to be looked at as I could barely unlock AI teams on the road. Chicharito and RVP both scored 15 in all competitions, but only 11 and 9 were from the league. Rooney had only 11 goals in total. Poor.
Summer 2014: (So far)
Transformed the midfield and wing positions.
Cleverley - 35m to Chelsea, tidy job but felt he could have provided a few more goals or assists
Welbeck - 35m to Chelsea, pathetic - averaged 6.61 and only scored 2 in the league. Surprised Mourinho was willing to come with such a generous offer.
Valencia - 23.5m to Monaco, he doesn't fit into my new formations I have in mind for the new season.
Nani - 40m to Barcelona, played well but felt the price was too good to refuse.
Carrick - free, great player (scored 7, assisted 6) but agent asking for too much both on wage and contract length
Evra - free to Monaco, very solid but had a younger option coming in so decided not to extend his contract
Verratti - 15m, good price, bought before the season ended. Didn't seem he had a good season with PSG. Hopefully can rejuvenate him. Decent contract too
Shaw - 25m, very expensive but felt he was the best available option out there. Young and improving. High expectations from him
Morrison - 10m, unsettled him throughout the first year as my scouts said he was a must buy. Took ages to get West Ham accept the offer but finally he's back. Need some mentally tutoring or else it could result in a major disappointment.
Sergi Samper - 8.25m, another scout recommended buys. Paid his buy-out clause. Expecting good things from him but his injury history is a concern.
Julian Brandt - free, good pick up. Planning to loan him out to get him games for at least half a season before deciding what to do with him.
Moussa Dembele - 25m, dynamic midfield to strengthen the middle of the park. Decent price considering the fees in got from the players sold. Hopefully will boss the midfield alongside Fellaini
And also a couple of regens
GK: De Gea/Lindegaard
Still trying to get rid of Young but no one (and I mean NO one) is interested in him. Still deciding whether to loan out Zaha and Henriquez again with the possibility of having limited first-team games. Hopes for the young players to perform well this year, especially Powell since his loan wasn't particularly successful. Januzaj was very good and would most likely have increase chances of playing.