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11 Jun 2020 17:02:01
Ed 002,
Any truth to the rumors that we could get van de Beek? Many of the papers are saying more about Manchester United than Real Madrid for VDB lately. Thanks for all your help at this time of year.

zidaniel

{Ed002's Note - Donny van der Beek (AM/CM) primary target of Real Madrid but they are concerned that the price is being pushed up by the interest of other clubs - which means Barcelona could turn to van der Beek if Real Madrid push for their other target, Ruiz. Spurs have a declared interest but may not be attractive right now and would need to sell to buy. Manchester United purchased Bruno Fernandes instead but could try and squeeze him in as an alternative to Jack Grealish but he offers less. Juventus have other options as they see themselves priced out of a deal for Kai Havertz, but could revive interest in him.}


1.) 11 Jun 2020 18:10:45
Thanks Ed 002. Sounds possible then, I really admire the player.


2.) 11 Jun 2020 22:29:44
Can someone tell me what Type of player Grealish is and what he offers please? Not been convinced to date.


3.) 12 Jun 2020 10:22:53
He is a different sort of creative midfielder to Bruno. Where Bruno looks to pass and move Grealish is a runner, receiving the ball and running at the opposition with it. Often picking up lots of "fouls" (he goes down far too easily though in my opinion) . Right footed but plays either wide left on inside left, can play at No.10 but often drifts between being central and toward the left. Likes to cut in onto his right foot and shoot or lay the ball off. He could play slightly deeper in a three man midfield if it was well balanced.

He could play well in a 433 playing on the left of the midfield three with Bruno on the right and a proper DM at the base. Bruno would play slightly deeper with Grealish playing slightly higher.


4.) 12 Jun 2020 10:42:49
ED002,

Do you know the fee that Villa would look to accept for Grealish. There have been various fees mentioned in the press, ranging from £40-£80 million. I suspect that if Villa were relegated, that they would be more willing to sell him to raise funds etc.

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know.}


 

 

10 Apr 2020 16:41:44
Ed002,
If we do sell Pogba, any chance we could buy Milinkovic-Savic? I see the rumors on occasion, wondering if there is any truth in them. Great player. Thanks in advance.

zidaniel

{Ed002's Note - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) Manchester United has not shown any interest in Milinkovic-Savic this season and have been difficult with Pogba and his agent in looking to leave - and that never tooks good in the eyes of players or agents. The player will be offered to PSG but there are issues holding up commitments from them at this time. Right now it seems unlikely and the price would be about €100M to Manchester United.


1.) 10 Apr 2020 17:11:06
Thanks Ed002 for the quick answer. On we wait.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

10 Jul 2019 16:39:29
Eds, any word on Matic leaving this summer? Thanks in advance.

zidaniel

{Ed001's Note - not that I know of.}


1.) 10 Jul 2019 17:47:33
Thanks Ed. Critical position to fill. Matic is slowing down, and we don't have another true DCM. McTominay is a good worker defensively, but not ready to be a single pivot when we play 4-3-3. We need a mobile DCM. Ndidi would be ideal. Longstaff, if he comes, does sound like he has potential.

{Ed001's Note - it is possible to manage without one though mate.}


2.) 10 Jul 2019 18:39:24
Doesn't Longstaff have a knee injury?


3.) 11 Jul 2019 05:54:16
Ndidi is limited on the ball. Would instead prefer the improving Declan Rice or Longstaff who has good passing range.


4.) 11 Jul 2019 06:59:18
Left field but young Choudhury at Leicester looks to have real potential.


5.) 11 Jul 2019 12:03:16
good shout redman on Choudhury. I still think Ndidi though. I actually like the look Lemina. £18m is a steal.


6.) 11 Jul 2019 12:45:35
I can't see matic leaving this summer. We're already two short and pogba is likely to go as well.


 

 

17 Jun 2019 13:50:38
Any word on the Bruno Fernandes transfer? It has gone very quiet.

At least the Wan Bissaka updates remain positive.

zidaniel

1.) 17 Jun 2019 14:19:06
I'm fairly confident we're getting him, everything has pointed to us signing him, even if it'll be a big fee.

Good timing too as it will soften the blow of the potential departure of Pogba.


2.) 17 Jun 2019 14:46:40
Pogba needs to go. He wants to leave. I only players at the club who want to play for the club.


3.) 17 Jun 2019 17:04:57
Wouldn't say it's good news on awb. Another bid rejected. Can't see utd paying what palace want upfront.


4.) 17 Jun 2019 18:12:07
The differences between Palace and Utd on the AWB deal appear mainly to be around the initial payment and then the basis of the staged payments.
It doesn’t sound like a deal can’t be done, Utd need to offer more up front plus change the details around the performance based payments. At the end of the day £50 to 60M for AWB is reasonable on the basis he is 21 and proven in the PL. In 5 years time if he is still at the club this would look like good business.


5.) 17 Jun 2019 19:57:10
Doubt we will go again prob go for the Norwich guy now.

Can see this being a sham of a window and another season of dross.


6.) 17 Jun 2019 20:03:06
I think AWB will be the second signing. A lot of talk about Pogba, he stays - good, he leaves - I think we have planty of options in the market. But what about Lukaku, we can't rely on Rashford only, plus I think he is better on the wing. So if Lukaku leaves, I really don't see any available striker, maybe Cavanni. But that's it.


7.) 17 Jun 2019 20:37:33
This might sound daft but I genuinely think it would be a good signing. If Lukaku leaves, I'd like to see us target Salomon Rondon. That gives Rashford the chance to be number one striker for the season but also a different option if needed.

I appreciate it's hardly going to be the most popular option but if you sell Lukaku for £60m-£70m then you're saving two thirds of that to go towards another player and getting the back up striker who is a different type of player to Rashford and has scored goals in the Premier League. Kind of similar move to Spurs buying Llorente or Chelsea signing Giroud.


8.) 17 Jun 2019 20:51:28
Rondon are you serious rj we have enough strikers who can't score. we have really become a laughing stock.


9.) 17 Jun 2019 21:13:42
Yeah I am serious, I think Rondon is a pretty good player. Like I said it isn't going to be the most popular opinion but it's fairly low risk, Rashford would be free to be number one striker, Martial is there as well as a 2nd choice but Rondon would offer a different option. He has played in the Premier League for a while and maybe he would be happy with the chance to move to a club like United? He also scored more league goals than both Martial and Rashford last season.

The option we are looking at to replace Lukaku in the update the Ed gave was Sebastian Haller. Is he better than Rondon? Probably but I've not seen enough of him to say for definite. Probably far more expensive as well.


10.) 17 Jun 2019 22:05:52
If Pogba goes and he is replaced with let's say Bruno Fernandes, Rabiot and AWB for the same money then I think it's good business. Look what Liverpool have done, especially with the Coutinho money. It's about building a team, not having a couple of superstars. Pogba is the icing on the cake we don't need right now, that will hopefully come in a couple of years when we have a hard working settled team. Hopefully.


11.) 17 Jun 2019 22:42:16
i find it odd how players linked with united aren't trying to force a transfer like monsieur Pogba is trying to do, are things really that bad at United that players such as AWB and Harry Maguire aren't looking for a challenge?


12.) 17 Jun 2019 23:57:16
I wonder if Ed Woodward has shares in SkyBet? they seem to just work on one transfer at a time and literally drag out the whole process.


 

 

09 Jun 2017 13:37:31
It sounds like the Morata deal is happening. I think he will be a good addition. He is young, mobile, technical, intelligent, has good size, and has performed well at both Juventus and Real Madrid.

zidaniel

1.) 09 Jun 2017 13:55:06
225 k a week being reported. saying belotti asked for griezeman salary of 300k . maybe tabloid nonsense.

Timing of the Morata news if confirmed might take some of the sting out of Ibra moving on for some people if its announced -

Dont know much about Morata or Belotti to be honest.

My choice would be amyadingdong but that's not likely, only as I've been impressed with him each time I've seen him -some say he is a flaky character though.


2.) 09 Jun 2017 14:09:59
I seem to get the feeling we're in for both of them not just one or the other.

Has Morata been known to play out wide or is he just a central striker?


3.) 09 Jun 2017 14:13:13
Is there a sting from Zlatan moving on? He is injured until the new year and slowed down our attack all year, he had a good season for us goals wise but we would be absolutely mad to give him a new deal IMO.


4.) 09 Jun 2017 14:23:52
Dave, I would love it if United went for both the players, but I don't think that would happen. What makes you say that?


5.) 09 Jun 2017 14:43:32
Hi. not been on here for ages, Still a few that I recognise.
I just wanted to agree with GDS2.
I can't fault Ibra for the season he had but I felt he did slow our attack down a lot of the time.
I also think he's a very big personality in the dressing room and noticed that he was pulling rank over players when taking free kicks and penalties.
He's not going to be fit until the new year and it makes no sense paying someone 300 grand a week for the remainder of that season. Definitely time to move him on now
In my opinion we need a top centre forward, a top central defensive midfielder so the shackles can be taken off Pogba and let him get forward more.
We also need another centre back.


6.) 09 Jun 2017 14:47:41
Ragtav,

Nothing really just a feeling. There's some reports stating Morata is close and ed002 has said we have a 3rd party involved in trying to secure a deal for belotti

So 2+2 = 5 probably 😂.


7.) 09 Jun 2017 14:52:46
No sting from me GDS2,but I saw more than a few on here yesterday saying he still had a part to play - i say thank you and get him off wage bill.


8.) 09 Jun 2017 14:59:53
I'm not one for worrying about the money the club spends but around £70m for a player who was worth £26m only 12 months ago and has sat on the bench since, seems ridiculous.


9.) 09 Jun 2017 15:12:19
Makes sense to go for 2 forwards with Ibra leaving. A replacement for him plus one more.


10.) 09 Jun 2017 15:20:12
Hahah! Yeah. I thought maybe you knew something that none of us did.

I hope we do get them both. It would be quite a solid front line.

Love the math! :D.


11.) 09 Jun 2017 15:25:32
I've seen a few reports that we're in for both. Seems a bit odd but with Zlatan and Rooney both seemingly off, it would do no harm in having 2 new forwards come in.
Belotti is an out and out no.9 but Morata has a bit more to his game so not identical signings.


12.) 09 Jun 2017 16:48:47
I'd prefer the one. Simply because I believe it means more playing time for rash. Unless Jose is looking for a different formation where both belotti and morata play together. But I can't see that happening.


13.) 09 Jun 2017 17:52:30
Welcome back Simo, love when some familiar names from the past come back on here, hope all is well. I remember we didn't agree on much in the past, a rest must have done you some good ;)

I wouldn't mind if we signed both Belotti and Morata if that is even an option. If we are losing zlatan and Rooney then no reason why we don't replace both of them and they are 2 players who could be brilliant for us.

Wasn't many of us moaning in 99 when we had Yorke, Cole, Solskjaer and Teddy, I wouldn't be moaning if our striker options turned out to be Morata, Rashford, Belotti and Martial, we have plenty of games to rotate. Not saying it will happen but it wouldn't annoy me if it did. Obviously not at the expense of other positions we need though, so I am guessing it will be one or the other.


14.) 09 Jun 2017 17:53:36
Welcome back simo👍
Id rather sign morata and buy greizman in jan.


15.) 09 Jun 2017 18:48:23
i wouldn't rule out a short contract if Zlatan can get fit by January 2018.


16.) 09 Jun 2017 18:54:31
Zidaniel, he has good size. 🙄.


17.) 09 Jun 2017 19:12:50
GDS2
Exactly right the more we have to choose from the better. Rashford started lots of games last season and his goal return was not amazing.
Lots of potential and talent but we can't wait forever for him to be the player we require.

I remember once somebody saying what a great player Cleverly will become! There are many more to add to that list but no point as we all know who they are.
Just saying that Manchester United should not be sitting by hoping youngsters come good while other teams take the top players on and win the awards.

For the record i love Rashford and would be absolutley delighted if he scored a shitload next season and became a top player.


18.) 09 Jun 2017 21:50:43
Get them both in and switch to a diamond 442. Enough game time for them and Rashford to play upfront.


19.) 10 Jun 2017 12:05:45
To be honest, it is not surprising that Man United released Zlatan at the moment. However, when he is fit, I would not rule out Zlatan getting a contract like Valdes.


20.) 11 Jun 2017 12:25:56
MCR

Morata was worth a lot more than 25 mil mate even last year and you confuse a buyback clause to market value. He is mobile, really smart with his runs, good finisher and can set up goals and 24 years old. In this market very hard to get strikers like that. hope we get it done early.

Lukaku at 90 is what i don't want us to ever go near. Hope Chelsea buys him as it is a poor mans version of Costa at double the price :)


 

 

 

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17 Sep 2021 16:50:08
One problem we have, despite all of our talent, is that our first XI is a very good attacking lineup but not good defensively.

With Rashford and McTominay still out, I would guess: DDG - Shaw, Maguire, Varane, AWB - Pogba, Fred - Sancho, Bruno, Greenwood - Ronaldo.

This is not a group set up to press well. From that XI, Ronaldo, Sancho, and Pogba all do not press well, in any third of the pitch. This makes us easy to play through too often.

Another area of concern defensively is the over-compactness of the back line. Shaw got drawn war too far inside before Young Boys had their player free on the wing to cross unchallenged. This has been going on for a few years.

It may come from a center back needing to step forward into the MF to put pressure on the ball. This then means Shaw is asked to slide over too much to compact space at the 18. This all may stem from lack of tracking back from the midfielders.

The simplest solution may again be to play Pogba at LW. And then we are back to McFred in the middle while Rashford or Sancho or Greenwood or Cavani sit on the bench.

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11 Sep 2021 19:37:46
Great day at Old Trafford with the return of Ronaldo marked by two goals, one a center forward's poaching but the second of very high quality. Bruno with a wonderful strike and Jesse's goal a moment of great redemption for him.

Some other positives are worth mention. Sancho looked far more comfortable today, with quite a few touches and some inventiveness in the final third. Greenwood looks a fully developed pro at this point. Even without scoring today, he had a good influence on the game, with strength and good decision making to go along with his skill. And with Rashford back soon, the flanks look very strong.

Pogba had an excellent all-around game. If he is credited with assists for Bruno and Jesse's goals, that will be 7 assists already. Varane was also very good once again, not only covering ground but he wins a lot of headers.

The added quality of Ronaldo, Varane, and Sancho will spread a greater confidence throughout the side. There is balance across the front as well as quality left, right and center now. We have multiple creators and finishers. The additions also should give a steeliness to the side in the tense matches to come.

My only concerns today were still the lack of quickness in defensive transition, as Matic and Maguire got exposed a few times, and I wish Ole brought on van de Beek at least 10 minutes earlier.

We have plenty of work ahead, but at least we look like we belong among the true contenders again.

zidaniel

1.) 11 Sep 2021 19:54:42
The flanks do look strong but we do seem to push everything back into the middle. With the talent we have we should be stretching teams wide, whipping in crosses, it’s something we rarely see.

I had a dodgy stream but I didn’t see much from Sancho to give me confidence he has settled yet. Plenty of time though.


2.) 11 Sep 2021 21:07:50
Sancho linked play well imo and tried to find spaces.
He is a quick give and go type of player which we do not have.

My only concern was AWB offensively. He needs to put crosses in often rather than passing it back inside.
Ronaldo thrives on crosses.
His extraordinary leap is something we need to utilize with crosses into the box.


 

 

28 Aug 2021 16:53:47
I think with Ronaldo coming in, we are even more loaded up top, and Pogba returning to midfield would make sense. Pogba in the short term makes sense at LW with what he shown in the first two games, but long term he needs to return to the midfield. Tomorrow we can start with Sancho, Greenwood, and Pogba up front, but soon enough, there will be Ronaldo, Cavani and Rashford demanding minutes.

Amad sounds likely to be be loaned, and you have to wonder where this leaves Martial and James, let alone Lingard. All three could easily be sold. With all that talent up front, we ought to be playing a 4-3-3. All the more reason why getting a true DCM would make sense.

Neves could slot in a midfield three behind Pogba and Bruno. Rice seems unlikely. As does Camavinga of late. Bissouma is also a player who could improve us a lot in the midfield.

zidaniel

1.) 28 Aug 2021 17:42:46
Good post Z. You have to think Ronaldo will start most games he is fit and available for. That leaves 2 starting berths for sancho rash Mason cavani.


2.) 28 Aug 2021 20:43:26
In all honesty Ken, I think a midfield 4 with split strikers of cristiano and greenwood would be very effective in some games. But I think when all are fit and available well see a front three of rashford cristiano and Sancho.


3.) 29 Aug 2021 01:45:17
I don’t think Pogba is good enough to play as one of a midfield two when the other is Scott or Fred. If we sign a defensively solid midfielder, I can see us switching from a 4-2-1-3 to a 4-1-2-3 with Pogba occupying the left side of the 2. Otherwise he’ll probably carry on on the left until Rashford is fit and then rotate with Bruno and Rash for the LW and CAM positions. That’s why a CDM is so important, as it allows us to play Donny or Pogba in their preferred positions without displacing Bruno or Rash in the team.


4.) 29 Aug 2021 09:09:12
I can see United trying the 4-3-3 formation, and then varying between a 3-5-1-1 and a 3-2-5 during game time. I think having Varane at the back will allow Shaw to zip up and down the left, Fernandes in his number 10 role, Ronaldo up top. I'd like to see Pogba, van de Beek and Mctominay in midfield, Sancho on the right, Rashford on the left. Basically how Mancini sets up Italy.
Having Varane, hopefully, should allow United to try the system and play 8-10 metres further up the pitch.

Ronaldo is a United legend, one of the greatest players ever but his signing does strike me as slightly peculiar, we're heavy up front and I feel other areas needed addressing. Still, brings an amazing mentality and desire to win, which we have definitely lacked in some games.
Champions League final this season anyone?


 

 

07 Aug 2021 18:07:31
Hey guys, first post in a long while.

Looking at the squad, the club need to be more willing to offload players by sale or loan to get the squad settled.

GK - De Gea/ Henderson - who is #1 will get sorted out in time, least of our worries at the moment.

Back Four - Shaw/ Telles, Maguire/ Lindelof, Varane/ Bailly, AWB/ Williams/ Dalot. Telles'injury is a concern depth wise at LB. I don't rate Dalot defensively, very clever player going forward. If we get Trippier, the back four looks good. If not, Williams can give depth at LB and RB. Tuanzebe needs a loan, and we will see if Bailly will be content in his role or not. Overall, a good back four with Varane a better fit with Maguire, who has come back looking more confident after a good tournament.

MF looks bloated. The Pogba headache drags on, even more now with the Messi factor. Currently might be Pogba/ Fred, Bruno/ VDB, Matic/ McTominay. I don't see where Lingard really helps. VDB looks stronger now and is more dynamic in and around the box, and better at progressing the ball out of tight areas.

If we do try to play more of a 4-3-3 this year, we need another six, besides Matic, who has been excellent in preseason, but cannot be relied too much at his age. McTominay is more of an 8 than a 6, and Fred is far too shaky on the ball to be a 6. I think James Garner is already better than both of them and could share minutes with Matic at that position. He is stronger, and is already superior to McFred going forward.

Outgoings: Pereira has to go, Lingard should go, and Pogba too, better to sell now. I don't think we will get Rice, looks Chelsea bound if he does leave this summer. Neves would be a good signing as a 6, and I love Camavinga, a phenomenal talent. Maybe he can come to love Old Trafford like a certain Frenchman did a few years back, with his collar up.

Up front, we look loaded with talent. LW - Martial/ Rashford, perhaps Elanga stays while Rashford is out. Elanga offers more of a goal threat than James, who ought to be loaned out. Just not technical or creative enough in the final third. CF - Cavani/ Greenwood. RW - Sancho/ Amad. I hope Amad stays, his ability is world class, and he shows more every time he plays. That is a very talented front line.

Defensively, we should be much stronger just from Varane alone. Higher line, better against set pieces, and will give more confidence to Maguire.

Transition ought to be better if we rely less on Fred and McTominay in progressing the ball forward, and more on Matic, VDB, Garner if he stays. Also, hopefully we can see more dynamism on the right with Sancho's ability to combine and play at a high tempo. Triangulation between VDB, AWB and Sancho could get much better in time.

Pardon the long post. Lots of questions remain this month.

zidaniel

1.) 07 Aug 2021 18:47:47
Zidanial,

Good post mate, I agree with you. I suspect that Pogba will stay.


2.) 07 Aug 2021 19:29:34
I agree with a lot of that.

Personally I think we need to pick a keeper and move the other one on. It's the one position where you can't afford to have any indecision as it spreads to the keepers and impacts their performances. Again its a personal preference but I'd go with Henderson, as he's in the ascendency as opposed to being on the decline. I also feel his skillset better suits playing with a higher defensive line.

Defence I think is sorted. I don't think we need Trippier, he's a upgrade on Dalot, but I'm not sure that is essential. I'd loan out Tuanzebe, Williams, Laird and Mengi as they need game time to continue to develop.

Midfield is bloated and unbalanced. I think Garner needs game time and would loan him out. Then next summer he can come back and replace Matic in the squad. Pogba needs to be moved on, its just a terrible situation that needs sorting ASAP. I think we need to bring in a deeplying playmaker sort of player like Neves. Then you play one of Neves or Matic as your playmaker, with Fred, McTominay and Donny rotating round as the other half of the pivot.

In the forward areas we look pretty well stacked. Lingard and Pereira need to be moved on. I'd keep James until January due to Rashford's injury, then maybe loan him out with an option to buy.

For me the obvious issue going forward is getting players out of the club. Jones, Pogba, Pereira, Lingard should leave on permanent deals along with DDG ideally for me.

Then loan out Laird, Williams, Tuanzebe, Mengi and Garner, with James and maybe Elanga leaving in January on loan.


3.) 07 Aug 2021 20:32:36
I agree Shappy about the midfield. If a proper 6 came in like Neves, who is experienced and proven as a deep lying playmaker, then Garner should definitely go out on loan.

As for outgoings, the club should take what they can get and make sure players get moved on. Pereira, for example, needs to be sold ASAP, just move him on, he has no future here. Lingard has more value, could take some patience till the end of the window.


 

 

15 May 2021 13:49:39
Question for the Eds: any interest from United for Yves Bissouma? He would be a great addition in the midfield if so.

zidaniel

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22 Aug 2021 19:44:00
I think Ole's move to bring on Lingard was absolutely the wrong move, and a negative one. Southampton were not playing a high line, and Lingard is not a one v one player. He did nothing out wide, and the change pushed Pogba back into central midfield, even though he had been very dynamic further forward. It should have been van de Beek on for Matic. VDB would have been less likely to give the ball away, unlike the rest of our defensive players today.

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13 Jul 2021 17:57:30
James is a winger with zero moves. Amad has far more potential.

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21 May 2021 17:18:38
I think a loan to Brighton would be good for Garner, to fill the void left by Yves Bissouma coming to Manchester United.

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11 Jun 2020 18:10:45
Thanks Ed 002. Sounds possible then, I really admire the player.

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10 Apr 2020 17:11:06
Thanks Ed002 for the quick answer. On we wait.

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17 Sep 2021 17:27:54
Ronaldo does not press much so that will mean defending somewhat deeper, maybe pressing passes into the middle third. Cavani presses far better as a center forward.

Sancho is supposed to be the answer at RW, but is currently behind Greenwood, who now will not be getting minutes at CF, with Ronaldo and Cavani there. When healthy, one of Sancho or Greenwood or Rashford will always be coming off the bench, which none of them will be too happy with.

That leaves Martial and Lingard. Martial could end up backup at LW at best, if Sancho and Greenwood split time at RW. Lingard looks to be back up to Bruno, which pushes VDB further back to give depth as an 8 or a 6.

That does look like it will leave a lot of unhappy players. As far as Bruno goes, there has been a good understanding between him and Ronaldo already, mainly in good timing of Ronaldo to lay off passes to Bruno with one touch. The other big issue with Bruno is if he can play as an 8 alongside Pogba with a single pivot as a DCM. But Fred and McTominay are limited there if either are asked to be the sole DCM. And they could get isolated and exposed if Pogba and Bruno are too busy upfield trying ambitious plays in the final third.

The trouble still is that Fred and McTominay are really more box-to-box CMs, rather than defensive center mids. We do not have a player like Carrick or Busquets or Jorginho, that the team can trust to maintain possession under pressure and move the ball from back to front. McTominay is still limited as a passer, and Fred is very turnover prone.

What I should have said in one sentence is that we are overstocked among the front three, and understocked in midfield.

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17 Sep 2021 16:33:49
I think people tend to forget how much football has moved on. With all of the video and technology available these days, good managers can prepare in the minutest detail, those that are up for it.

We do have a lot to be excited about with all of our attacking talent. But we remain a top-heavy and imbalanced side.

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15 Sep 2021 22:09:33
Shappy, I agree about Sancho’s strengths. Our current setup does not develop relationships very well between players in triangles that pass and move and rotate. Our system currently is designed for risk takers who play balls in for the strikers to score. Players who create their own space. This works for players like Pogba and Bruno, but not for van de Beek or Sancho, whose styles are built on the collective, and not as much on individual ability.

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15 Sep 2021 14:31:57
Sancho looked terrible last night, after a decent performance the game before. He needs to become more assertive with and without the ball. One play stood out to me where Ronaldo got forward on the left to shoot from a wide angle and Sancho was still jogging 40 yards away. That is unacceptable. At the moment Greenwood is well head of him as the right winger.

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11 Sep 2021 19:40:00
totalsportek.

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