I have followed Man United for many years but has recently lost some interest in what has happened with the club ever since the Glazers entry. Today I do not recognize anything anymore.
Never mind. I always start playing with Man United on all new FM but it's not so exciting after a few seasons when I won everything and has £200 000 000 in transfer budget. I sometimes think back on old times before United was a major power in football and before the various imports over the world took over the Premier League. (I am a big fan of own talents and domestic players) I have thus made an editor database that will provide a real challenge as manager of Man United. It should of course be doable, but challenging.
The database I have is from about 14/6 2016, when Bailey was in the United squad and Newcastle play Skybet 1 and so on.
Before the season, the club is tipped to come in 17th place. I have as solicitation strategy to focus on the British players. Have yourself bought Will Hughes, Rico, Henry, Louis Reed at the start of the season.
In January window I managed to tie up Nathan Redmond and Callum Chambers. (Got to increased wage budget at the request of the Board). I myself is in fourth place in February, 2016.
Started with 4-2-3-1 but was beaten away from home, and the "bigger" teams. So I changed to a 4-1-2-3 and it went better. Have had some luck and no major victories, but it is great fun.
As for selected leagues did the following:
England (PL, Skybet 1 and 2)
Scotland (all leagues)
Northern Ireland (all leagues)
Ireland (all leagues)
My best starting XI first season (After january)
Chambers, Jones, Smalling, Shaw
The following have been made:
-The club Is no longer holding company
-The club is owned by supporters
-Arena Capacity has been reduced to old 68,000
-Youth -and training grounds has worsened slightly
-Economy has been reduced significantly and the balance is approximately £+30 million at start
-Transfer budget Is significantly reduced to about £16 million.
-Wage budget Is approximately £1,2 million per week and almost completely filled with the existing squad
-All Debts have been erased
-Sponsor deals has been sharply reduced but still on par with the smaller clubs
-Clubs Reputation is only three stars
Adjustments in squad
Any player who has been removed from the squad have been placed in other PL clubs. (Middleteam and below)
- Sergio Romero
- de Gea
- Daley Blind
- Marcos Rojo
- Antonio Valencia
- Sam Johnstone
- Luke Shaw
- Chris Smalling
- Phil Jones
- Nick Powell
- Ashley Young
- Jesse Lingard
- James Wilson
- Marcus Rashford
- Paddy McNair
- Bailey (remained in the squad by mistake and was sold for £5 million in January)
Tips on potentially good young players in the current squad U18 / U21:
- Callum Gribbin
- Andreas Pereira
- Timothy JUKO-Mensah
- Paddy McNair
- Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
- Ro Shaun Williams
Please provide any feedback
How to have a go at this challenge on FM16
- Move the downloaded .fmf to the following location:
Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2016 / editor data
Create the "editor data" folder if it doesn't exist.
- Open FM 2016 and start a new save-game with this database selected.