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.
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.
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: