Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Attila, Dec 23, 2018.
Don't think Woody is that intelligent to pull off a deal like that.
Incredible set piece taker and a good fullback, has a great cross on him, not sure if he's good enough to make the jump to one of the best clubs in the world although given the lack of quality in the position worldwide he might get the chance.
I think Shaw is better than him.
Him being rated higher than Lindelof doesn't really say much. But Portistas that I've spoken to are very impressed with Militao..
Looks fast and strong, also plays with aggression, to go along with his versatility and ability on the ball. Looks a very interesting prospect.
How's his aerial game for anyone that's seen him play?
Never seen him play but i'm sold. Buy him immediately please.
Thanks. Actually think our need for a LCB is more than a RCB.
Best left back in the league by some distance and perfectly fit to play in the premier league. He is strong and tall and has a fantastic cross on him his pinpoint crossing makes him Usually in the top 2 assist makers in the league. Another reason for that as well is his specialty in dead ball situation and when I say that I mean mostly corners because of how good a crossee he is as for free kicks I would not call him a specialist. All in all he would be a starter in United hands down Because of his physical attributes. Because of Porto financial situation I reckon he can be bought for 30M but him and Militao won’t leave together porto will only sell one of them in sure of that.
Don’t want, there has been barely any success stories signing players from Portugal in recent seasons. It’s such a bad league anyone young technical player can look incredible. We need players that can come in a make a difference straight away like Koulibaly.
To play a 3 man defense, he’s incredible. Haven’t watched him at Porto. As a RB he’s like a taller Bissaka, no real offensive threat.
One good thing about him is that he is a son of a footballer. These guys usually have their priorities straight (Rodrygo is another one, Neymar too). They are sons of low profile journeymen players, the sons of successful players usually suck.
Can we have the opinion of Porto fans please. @broccoli @Arruda
He looks good on the ball and aerially dominant the kind of Cb we don't have. Also i think Pool are in for him.
Whats this based on?
I get the young part. The top CBs part? What?
For Eder especially his champions league games have been against Schalke, Galatasary and Lokomotiv Moscow. And the Portuguese league. You know the same place we signed Lindelof from. So I don't see how you can possibly suggest hes a top CB.
At least Milenkovic is playing in one of the stronger leagues in Europe, although he's far more often used as a right back. He's only played 10 times at CB for Fiorentina and Pezzela is their best CB.
He's been playing as a LCB for Porto.
To other posters here, Militão is great but he's only 20 and he's playing in Portugal for a couple of months. Not the kind of player you sign to immediately give a boost to the defense.
I think it would only make sense for United to get him if you signed someone more experienced like Alderweireld too.
He's got a cool name.
You are overrating a bit Teles. I like him but hands down calm down, just look at Fred who had higher performances with Shakhtar.
Regarding Militão he is the type of prospect you would sign for the future or if he had someone more experienced to lead the defensive line, but he already had experience at São Paulo when he arrived. Anyway read today he has a clause there who maybe can go down the 50 million euros, don't know if its true. But higher potential than Lindelof with 20 that's a no brainer.
I have literally only seen him on YouTube, but he looks some prospect from the clips. The interest looks understandable, but you never know if the interest is even real or not with the Portuguese league and their rumour mill.
Still, looks good .
You have always to keep in mind their agents always do the same thing. Leak to the Portuguese Football Newspapers club x or y wants to sign by 50. Then they never leave by that money, half of that money always dissapears to someone else pockets. Just remember Gaitan who was always being linked to United and barely played for Atletico, now in China.
He's great. Made the spot his own as soon as he was ready to play. Never nervous and seems to do the right decision every time. Granted not properly tested yet but very impressive despite being only 20.
No please. Next..
I also think he is a great prospect, but on this particular thread knowing they are thinking on someone to lead I think United is in no position to wait. Wouldn't look out of place at a club like Arsenal or Everton imo. Speaking about England. Another one who Porto will make money while we didn't even received money from feckers like Gelson or Leão. Oh well.
We need a sure thing, not another gamble.
We do, but not sure there’s formula. IF Militao is a one-off young player who can’t be missed, then that’s what he is.
Personally, I won’t be averse to signing an experienced centre half and an upcoming one too if there’s an unmissable. Almost all of our current lot are dispensable.
I want us to get him now just for that.
We're only making this signing if we can sign Toby as well IMO.
Toby can bring the experience and window to allow Eder to settle.
All for 25m
Duncan Castles and Jason Burt linked him to us. Burt is someone that is decent too as far as reliability goes. It doesn't matter if he's 20, if our scouts feel he's a top prospect, then we should try and sign him. We have too many mediocre CBs at the club, that need to be replaced by players that befit the club.
If our scouts believe he is a player who we cannot miss out on then we should sign him. The same way we did with Martial. From what I've seen he does seems on par with Lindelof in terms of aerial ability. Everyone I know who watches the league say he is as good if not better than Felipe. I would say he needs to be partnered with a taller dominant CB. Jones needs to go, Rojo needs to go and so does Smalling. Bailly is not reliable in terms of fitness. If we can bring in Alderweireld/Koulibally and Militao that would be solid. In a modern attacking team a CB needs recovery pace more than anything and he has that in abundance. He is quick at reading situations and strong in the tackle. If he bulks up a bit he could be solid. I mean PSG start Marquinhos.
Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha are reporting that the player is refusing to sign a contract extension with United circling.
Correio Da Manha reliable?
The Portuguese The Sun
Shittest newspaper in the world.
Ronaldo throwing one of their microphones into a lake led to more celebrations than any of the goals he’s scored for us.
Not the most reliable then..
I never said he was world class or had world class potential ( he does not) but I definitely believe he has enough ability to play in the prmeier league he has all the attributes for it and he Is the best left back in the league granted there Is no other completion really.
As for Fred though talented he has a weak frame and was always going to struggle to adapt to the physicality of the league.
Militao for sure has more potential then lindelof did but I think he should stay in Porto 1 or 2 more years he is only 20 and leaving at 22 would be ideal after he gets more game experience and CL experience.
I love how some of these youtube videos showcasing talents from lower tempo leagues are sped up by like 5 fps or something. It can be quite deceiving sometimes. This guy may be a big talent, but I don't trust us buying players coming out of these Portuguese clubs anymore. They have some nice talents but they are set up like a money making scheme where hype beats product every time.
That's a underwhelming highlights reel.
Ok chill out.
The Sun and the Express compared to this one look like Financial Times or the Economist!!!
Bailly and Lindelof were supposed to form a great partnership for years. What happens to them then?
No professional scout takes his decisions based on Youtube videos.
What is clear from the video is that the player is physically very strong. Shows great pace on occasions and plays with real aggression. Good on the ball too and seems to have a good leap on him. Can see why there's interest from top clubs..
Reminds me of Bailly in that vid:
Lots of crosses cleared with his feet rather than his head;
I didn't see many examples of him winning aerial duels where there are two or more players going for the same high ball;
A few decent headers, but mostly under no pressure;
Seems like an aggressive front-foot defender, though.
This whole rumour smacks of the usual Portuguese hype machine.
I have no idea, I stopped watching football a couple of years ago. I know he's well rated by fans and the press but personally I have no idea!
Highly rated CBs from the Portuguese league over the past 10 years that got their transfers into top leagues :
I might be missing a few but I don't think theres been many good examples of signing CBs from Portuguese clubs.
For me you go there to find flair players going forward, not consistent and reliable CBs.
That doesnt mean that there wont be the odd raw talent that might pop up there in that position but I think you have to see more than doing well in the portuguese league and against the weaker teams in the champions league.
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