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  1. Is there any way to get wingers to play narrow? Particularly early on in the build up play they seem to stay wider than the opposition full back, regardless of role, team width etc. Ideally I'd like them to just stay in the half space between full back and centre back
  2. I've tried just about every set of TIs and PIs you can think of, the result is the same. I'm sure you'd have the same results as me if you went into your save, switched your tactics to a 442 with the wide players on attack then went into a game
  3. I've tried playing on defensive but it didn't seem to make any difference. No matter what they sit wider than my full backs and leave the midfield two exposed. I've attached some examples below There's nothing particularly complicated about the way I want to defend, just want to use a compact and narrow shape and its frustrating that it seems impossible to change defensive width
  4. Is there any way to have a 442 with the wide players on attack without ending up with this horrible defensive shape? I'd like my wide players to tuck in into midfield when we don't have the ball but push forward aggressively when we do, hence why I want to use an attack mentality
  5. Also is there any way to get strikers to defend properly? I play with 2 strikers currently and it's a bit weird seeing them just stand next to the opposition centre backs rather than dropping deep like they tend to in real life
  6. How can I get wingers on attack duty to defend narrowly? I don't understand why they seem to have to sit wider than players on support duty
  7. How do I get wingers and lm/rms to stay wide as the build up progresses up the pitch? It seems like the only way to get real width (where the wide players stay more than a little wider than the opposition full backs) is impossible without using full backs or wings backs yourself. I'd very much like to use IWBs in my tactic but things just become too congested and narrow. I don't have access to my laptop at the minute so I can't show examples of my own but it's more or less demonstrated by this screenshot from an Ozil post here a couple years ago. The wide players aren't incredibly narrow but I'd really like them to be 5-10 yards nearer the touch line to drag the opposition full backs wider and open up space in the channels. Is this possible?
  8. There appears to be new ads now, possibly even more distracting than the original ones this year. The lowlight is an ad for a sports betting company, not exactly great morally at the best of times but seems irresponsible given the number of children who play fm. Expected better from SI. Edit: An example of a couple of seconds worth of gameplay in 2D - https://gyazo.com/a8ea4892a7920630e27e79398d041625, really don't understand how SI think this is acceptable
  9. The fix above now no longer works for me despite there still being no ads.fmf file, did SI patch it or something? Would be very frustrating if they did
  10. This does a good job of summing up what FM fails to replicate. In FM to get a good offer the buying club almost always has to come to you rather than the other way around. This is fine when you're playing as Ajax or someone like that because at least half your team is always wanted by one club or another but when you play as a top club the AI assumes your players aren't available and so doesnt try to buy them very often. As a result if you do want to move players on you end up having to sell them for below market price.
  11. Not particularly on topic but this really isn't true given United how United have no left back depth at all. And the Shaw I offered out is very different to the one in real life as in my game he was coming off an excellent season where he stayed injury free. I get your point about Sanchez to an extent but your point about selling Mata for £10m being a good deal could hardly be more wrong. Very few better no. 10s in the game and he doesn't rely on physical attributes at all meaning he's still quality when he's like 32/33. Danny Welbeck went for £16m years ago for god's sake, a 29 year old Mata is worth far, far more. Smalling as well is worth far more than £10m, absolutely no chance you could buy a better replacement for less Rashford was on £20k a week and only got offers from 1 club during my experiment They would move because the manager tells them they aren't wanted anymore, which is what transfer listing and setting a player to not needed translates to in real life. I'm sure Beckham was very happy, winning loads and earning lots at United but when Fergie told him he wasn't wanted and an offer from Real Madrid comes in it becomes a no brainer. Martial scored far more than Ronaldo did in his best season at United yet didn't get offers anywhere near the £80m RM paid for Ronaldo nearly 10 years ago. Both Bayern and PSG spent big on wingers in the summer, buying Mane (£60~m) and Brandt (£72m). Both players scored less than 10 goals the season before. There is absolutely no reason they should turn down Martial for less money in favour of far worse players
  12. I run loads of leagues, even those that are fairly poor quality like in Scandinavia. About 85k player count iirc Right after the Champions League final all the way up to the closing of the English transfer window so a long space of time.
  13. So in my first season with Man United (easy mode, I know) I won the quintuple which you might think would result in a high demand for players in the squad, especially considering almost all of them achieved very good average ratings. However I seem unable to get any decent amount for any player. I noticed the issue as soon as the transfer window opened in the summer as I was looking to sell Shaw cause he only had a year left on his deal and his wage demands were ridiculous but I found the most I was able to get for him was £2.5m from Sevilla. This seemed a bit unrealistic but given how big his wage demands were I accepted it. Then I decided to see what I could get for the rest of my squad, bear in mind not one of them had the 'wnt' tag on them so I had to offer them out to clubs to get offers. Here is the most I could get for all the players I offered out: Alexis Sanchez (36 goals the previous season, 16 assists, 7.46 avg rating) - £10m Juan Mata (12 goals, 11 assists, 7.25 avg rating, value of £65m) - £10m Anthony Martial (53 goals and 17 assists in about 45 starts and 2 sub appearances, scored an incredible goal in the Champions League final, won the best player in Europe award before winning the World Cup with France while also scoring in that final, value of £67m) - £45m + £30k wage contribution Chris Smalling (7.32 avg rating, value of £29m) - £10m Sergej Milinkovic Savic (10 goals and 11 assists from cm, 7.43 avg rating, arguably the best box to box midfielder in the game after the winter update) - £45m (£10m less than I paid for him) Jose Gaya (my first choice left back all year, 7.28 avg rating, value of £38.5m) - £15m Eric Bailly (7.52 avg rating, value of £48m) - £22.5m non-negotiable then £30m non-negotiable when initial offer rejected Marcos Rojo (7.44 avg rating, value of £29m) - £16m Marcus Rashford (24 goals, 16 assists, 7.31 avg rating, value of £59m) - £30m non-negotiable initally then £40m non-negotiable when initial offer rejected Arthur (7.15 avg rating, only 21 with loads of potential, value of £44.5m) - £17.75m non-negotiable Ander Herrera (7.09 avg rating, value of £52m) - no offers despite offering out for £5m Jesse Lingard (17 goals, 13 assists, 7.25 avg rating) - no offers despite offering out for £10m I could have likely got a little more for each player if I negotiated with each club but everyone who plays fm knows clubs rarely substantially improve their offer after the initial bid. I'm also aware offering players out will reduce the value of the offers you get for them but even so it seems a little ridiculous that no one was interesting in paying £80m for Anthony Martial given he'd just won everything there is to win the previous season while scoring well over a goal a game. Surely if he had that season in real life United would comfortably get £150m+ for him if they wanted to? Has anyone else had similar issues selling players when playing as a top team?