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Tony Stark's Manchester United FM12

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Started on 30 April 2012 by IronStark
Latest Reply on 30 May 2012 by IronStark
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Very nice end to the season :)
I look forward to seeing what season 2 brings
I'm surprised that Everton sacked Moyes, would never happen in real life
So I took the Great Britain U-23 job for the Olympics. Here is my squad:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn122/JUNDF/FM/GreatBritainUnder23sTactics_Overview.png


First game:

vs Ivory Coast U-23 = 6-0 W

I wasn't expecting that we would thrash Ivory Coast. Welbeck scored the first 2 goals. And Walcott just took on from there scoring 4 goals! Impressive day, now we got Mexico next.
Great Britain

vs Mexico U-23 = 6-1 W

We scored 6 again, in a brilliant display from the players. Bale and Welbeck scored the first two. Mexico then pulled one back. Welbeck then scored 2 more to complete his hat-trick. Smalling earned a red card and we were down to ten men. Cleverly and Walcott added two more. Walcott injured himself after his goal but thankfully it wasn't a major one.
Great Britain

vs Australia U-23 = 5-2 W

The final game of the group stages and it was against Australia. Welbeck scored 3 goals in the first, including a penalty to seal his hat-trick. Australia then got back by 2 goals when we were caught by a counter attack on both occasions. Our defense stood still in the second half and Hutchinson and Sturridge sealed the deal. We drew against Japan for the Quarter Final.
Great Britain

vs Japan U-23 (Quarter Finals) = 6-0

Another amazing display by the squad. First half goals came from Bale, Walcott, and Welbeck. 2 more goals from Bale in the second half and a long range effort by Wilshere got us in the Semi Finals. Bale was amazing as he netted a hat-trick and made 2 assists. We did however lose Kelly and Welbeck for the next match through suspension. We drew Ivory Coast in the Semi Finals and it should be no problem as we beat them 6-0 in our opening match. But I won't be complacent and we will work hard to ensure victory.
Great Britain

vs Ivory Coast U-23 (Semi Finals) = 3-0 W

And we will advance to the finals! Great game by both clubs, but it was us who came on top. The first half was goalless as both team did well. We started the second half on a high as Hutchinson headed home from a corner. Walcott added a second midway through. And Caroll finished late in the game. We will be facing Spain U-23 who defeated Brazil U-23 2-1. We will be without Smalling through suspension. Walker injured from a few games back and Caroll is out injured with a stubbed toe. I decided to replace Caroll with Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Great Britain

vs Spain U-23 (Finals) = 5-0 W

And we've done it! We won the Olympics after we beat Spain by 5 goals. An early own goal by Romeu put us on top. Walcott then added 2 goals to end the first half. Henderson and Cleverly got on the score sheet to give us the gold medal. Welbeck and Walcott top the Olympic goal scorers with 9 goals a piece.
vs Chelsea (Community Shield) = 2-3 L

Another game against Chelsea, still bad luck for us. Chelsea scored the first 2 goals. Then we leveled before the second half. The second half was even but Chelsea slotted home the winner in the 91st minute of extra time. It was bad luck for us as we should have kept that out. We played without De Gea, Cleverly, Smalling, Jones and a few others who are out on international duty.
pre season matches:

vs Leicester = 3-1 W
vs Dalian = 2-0 W

We only had a couple of pre season matches as I was handling the Great Britain U-23 and had little time. But I'm confident our side is ready for the new season.

Club Transfers:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn122/JUNDF/FM/ManUtdTransfers_History-2.png

IN:
Bought a few signings which I am happy about. After winning the Champions League, the board set our transfer budget to 40m+ and I splashed it on to improve our team.

I know I have many strikers like Hernandez, Welbeck, and Macheda, but I bought Muniain to play him like I've been playing Rooney, a striker as an Attacking Midfielder (Inside Forward). I find this very effective as Rooney is able to create and make goals.

Di Maria was transfer listed by Madrid and I bought him when I saw this. I think that this is a steal for me knowing what Di Maria is capable of. Right now Young is still my first choice but I will be rotating him with Di Maria.

I know I really don't need Walker as I have Rafael and Smalling. Smalling is superb at RB but I feel that he's going to be better at the back. This season I am looking to play Smalling at the back more, which means Rafael will be first choice at RB and Walker as his cover. I will be rotating Walker and Rafael to see who's more effective.

Fierro and a couple of regens. I loaned out Fierro so he can receive playing time. He will be one of the star strikers in the future along with Medina and Ongenda. And the 2 regens seem to be a great prospect for the future so I'll be looking forward to that.

OUT:
I know it wasn't ideal to loan Cleverly out. He wasn't listed for loan but Tottenham offered him a loan. I thought about it and it would do good for Cleverly as he will play more at Tottenham. More playing time means Cleverly will improve better.

Pogba was wanted by a lot of clubs. His agent wanted a new contract and I gave him one. When more clubs made offers for him, Pogba wanted another new contract. I think that it was crazy and I rejected it. He wanted leave and so he did. I know he could have been great but I won't be overpaying him just because he's been a hot topic among clubs.

Anderson was a good player for us last season. But seeing Fletcher back and having new players coming in, I think Anderson is no longer needed. I wish him the best of luck.

Could've kept Scholes for another season but our relationship broke down. So right now he's club-less.

BPL Major transfers:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn122/JUNDF/FM/EnglishPremierLeagueTransfers_Transfers.png
ejay's avatar Group ejay
9 yearsEdited
Damn, that's some good transfers, just hoe you can get the players working in your team, Di Maria should be an assist-king, Muniain is big in front of goal + you have Walker and Fierro. Should all serve you good.

Only thing i see is that you should have made Scholes a coach! he is a damn good coach on my game.

BTW, what name package are you using?(for leagues etc.)
Keep Cleverley when he returns he is a quality player and I was sad to see Pogba go (check my story for his and Cleverleys development). Also good deal getting Muniain for under £20 million.
Yeaa im pretty much with Godman, Pogba has developed well on my save and features often in the first team. Tom Cleverley can also be a great player in the next couple of years if you use him right..Not suprised you sold Anderson tbh im actually thinking about offloading him in the summer as i have other plans in the midfield. Di Maria will be class, he's quick he's got style and he's lethal. Good stuff
@ejay I'm using this

@Godman I will definitely keep Cleverly, just wanted him to get more playing time. Well Pogba asked too much and selling him was my best option.

@Deverell92 Cleverly has been fantastic for me last season and he plays well in big games. Yeah you should sell Anderson as there are better players you can get.

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