João Mário

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    United Pro Full Member

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    Several reports emerging that Mario is a January target for us. Mourinho is apparently a fan and Mario has been coming off the bench more often than not this season and may look for a move. He's an article from ESPN written by Ogden (who was fairly reliable in the past):

    http://www.espn.co.uk/football/blog...ited-to-rival-psg-for-inter-milans-joao-mario
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    Considering the bad blood with Inter over Perisic, I don't see this happening. Inter will want more than what we'd be willing to pay, so more likely to go to PSG.
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    prateik City Fan

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    Ogden is hardly reliable.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    he isnt?
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    Phil Full Member

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    I don't think he'd be a great addition tbh. Frustrating player.
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    I don't see the two situations as related. Inter clearly had plans to utilize Perisic whereas as this guy seems to not play much.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    None of the English journalists are.
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    Raoul Admin

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    He's definitely more reliable than most.
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    DelPotro New Member

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    I don't see any bad blood tbh. They wanted 50m. We didn't want to pay. The end. It's not like De Gea's fax situation.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    An interesting master of several trades. I'm shocked he has been on the bench this season. After the season He has the previous year for them
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    prateik City Fan

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    No.
    edit: I was thinking of Delaney.
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    Anybody willing to at least offer inter enough to break even is welcome to him. He's been rubbish for inter
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    Talking about trades, reports also mention that Mata or Miki are being discussed to go the other way as part of the deal. On Mario, I didn't watch a lot of Inter last season, but I remember him missing some sitters and not working that hard off the ball.
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    I wouldn't mind Mario at all.
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    Has never really impressed me, beyond being neat and tidy. What's his output like?
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    Refer to his Sporting/Portugal performances

    At inter he's just been anonymous...only good thing he showed was a nice change of pace and dribbling in transition. Everything else bang average, and now he's obviously wanting out and playing like a hot steaming turd everytime(few) he steps on the pitch...
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    IIRC, he can also play on the wing, can't he? Never being that impressed with this guy though...
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    Reminds of me Nani but not as good technically and not as bad decision making wise. Another case of Jose adding a player just because he is Portuguese. Good, tidy and composed player but can't see him improving United's attack. I'd prefer Mikhi back to his form as he could have more impact in goals/assists.
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    He played as a right winger for large parts of his last season at Sporting, but I wouldn't say that he's a natural winger. He's more of a CAM or box to box CM.
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    Saw him two years ago in the Euros. Did not stand out and I watched him closely because he was linked with Liverpool I think. Strikes me as a Kagawa type. Maybe I am wrong because I have not seen him since.
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    I have not seen enough of Joao Mario outside of internationals to be able to judge how good he is. I'm not overwhelmed by this link though. However, if Mourinho sees something in him I guess he must have some quality.
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    I know this is his role at Inter and Portugal international team, but if there is any truth in this rumor and the fact that Mario can play wide, then there is chance he's to be utilized the drifting from right role pf Mata, last season Mkhi
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    I have watched all of Inter games the last couple of years. Joao Mario is frustrating at least. There are 3 or 4 games a year that he is incredible and then most other games he disappears. Another problem is that he misses a lot of chances. He misses a lot of one on one chances. He is like the Mkhitaryan of Inter. Full of promise, but little to deliver.
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    Maradona10 Saviour of the Season 2016/17

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    It i think caught wind when one shit italian website posted inter want to swap him for mata, but Mourinho has said he wants Mario + cash (or maybe otherway around) for mkhi.
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    Funny thing is at the euros he struck as one of those invisible-but-actually-really-useful players, kinda like a khedira so to speak

    But at inter he's just been mostly useless. Only had a decent patch where he looked good when the whole team did, briefly, under Pioli. It seems like it was a matter of him playing well because the team did however
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    I always get pissed when he comes up as the marquee player in a FIFA18 pack.
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    Does he hold onto the ball most of the time at least?
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    Not terrible, but kinda meh. Just goes to show that sort of transfers that happen in January; unproven but full of promise or experienced but unimpressive.
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    From what I saw of him in the euros (I have not watched him otherwise), he holds the ball and turns back. But he cannot beat a player. Kind of like Mata or Kagawa.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    I would swap Mkhi for him any day of the week.
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    I agree to some extend. My view differs in that Joao Mario when is not on song on offensive side of his game, he can still contribute in midfield as third midfielder.

    What I am not impressed with him is that he as whole package in his good form would help, but he is not the solution as overall he is still average player. He ain't exactly adding another dimension so IMO it's not worth it as we need to add quality than just mere depth.
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    This is correct. His finishing is subpar. I remember watching him at Sporting missing easy chances and then scoring worldies. He made our midfield tick. He's very appreciated by managers because of his ability to play multiple positions in the midfield. I haven't seen him play DM yet but he played MC, AMR, AML and AMC at Sporting, Portugal NT and Inter. Marco Silva was a fan of him, considered him the best player in Portugal in 2016. Very composed and technical player. Needs to be more aggressive and improve mentally. I think that's what is holding him back at Italy. I don't understand how this is suppose to improve United. Like i said in the other thread, i'm very skeptical about this "potencial" move. I don't believe in a Mourinho interest on him.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    You mean a myth?
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    This would be a good deal. A player swap. Investing heavily on a player that has struggled in Italy seems like a crazy move.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Our squad lacks midfield depth and this guy can play all 4 midfield roles competently, still has room for improvement and would not expect a starting role. If his price is reasonable it's a no brainer transfer.
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    I agree that if it's a reasonable price it can be an interesting transfer. My point was that United need established players, clear starters to improve the team and reduce the quality gap to City. I don't know if João Mário is the answer unless it's a financially interesting deal.
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    If we gave them Mata plus cash we'd be getting a bad deal. At best we'll get a player capable of a similar level of involvement as Mata, but without any guarantee he'll have the quality to pop up with important contributions the way Mata does for us. And with Miki playing much worse than Mata it would make little sense to lose him at the moment.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    That too. Yet
    United need to also improve their overall squad. Alongside improving the starting xi. For me now United's starting XI needs a world class 10 and two world class forwards. Plus perhaps two new class attacking fullbacks. But the back up needs to be better. Herrera, Fellaini, old man Carrick and Mc Tominay IMO is kinda weak. It wouldn't be harmful to get in a young skillfully player who can physically contribute like Fellaini and Herrera, yet has room to be more. He's deepen our tactical options in that department.