Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Baby Faced Assassin, Aug 6, 2010.
Very premature at this stage!
Diouf is another of the many youngsters we've brought in who is nothing to get excited about.
If it were Wenger though, he'd keep Diouf; play him in the Carling Cup every fixture and the media would wank silly over him because the lad scored a tap in against Barnsley or similiar opposition.
Personally, after seeing Diouf play a few times, I haven't even got a semi.
Still no idea what to make of Diouf, but Owen is off at the end of next season and perhaps he can prove himself good enough to be a squad player here. Not every striker has to be Rooney to be useful to us.
Ben Foster was a reserve keeper who demonstrated he was not good enough to play for United when van der Sar was injured. He had a very promising season on loan but refering to what I originally asked, he was never good enough to be first choice for United.
Whether it was the loan spell which developed O'Shea into the player he is today is debatable, I think the spell at Bournemouth was negligible and that it was his patience and willingness to stay at United which benefitted him more than going on loan ever did.
As for Gibson, it remains to be seen. I don't think he is anywhere near good enough to play a key role for United but sincerely hope I'm proven wrong and he develops the other aspects of his game that desperately need work. The same goes for Cleverly insofar as it is too soon to judge, but it seems to me that he stands a better chance of developing into a quality player than Gibson.
Doesn't cut the mustard I'm afraid, possesses epic pace and is a very brave lad as people have alluded to.. just lacks that bit of quality to make the breakthrough here I feel.
Technically he doesn't cut it, but maybe he'll surprise us.
Interesting. That is Diouf, Cleverly and Welbeck gone on loan. I reckon they will all do well, the teams style of play especially suit Cleverly and Diouf which will favour their progress. Still don't see Welbeck getting many games starting, but I'm sure Fergie must have agree some apperance deal with Brucey otherwise he wouldn't be letting him go their.
Good luck to him. Hope he scores against the cnuts and does well.
Have my doubts though.
Cleverly's not going anywhere. Unless I've missed something since 11:30 this morning.
Cleverley's staying with us, Wayne, Fergie said it in his press conference this morning. Good news in my eyes. Know where you're coming from with Welbeck, I can only think that we've been given assurances about it though.
good move for him
Cleverly is staying? My bad. Thread on here yesterday which said he'd officially gone to Wigan on loan. I can only assume that if we are keeping him he may get some involvment in the CC and the easier games in the PL which will be as good for his development.
Watch him and El Hadji tear premiership defences up, down, right, left and form a lethal Diouf-Diouf partnership.
I just hope he won't be influenced by him
I can see it now, "mark diouf!" "which fecking one?!"
"the senegalese !!!"
Honestly i think the majority of us accept Dioufs not going to make it here, in the cold light of day the lads just not good enough, it really was a strange buy in the first place and as Brwned says the loan deal to blackburn is really a lose lose situation in the sense even if hes a success Blackburn dont play anything like the same style as we do so whats he proven?
Looks very much like a 'do well and we can flog you for a profit maybe' kind of thing.
Good luck to him.
i think this move would do wonders for him. I've never felt that he was our type of player, ie the keeping smart possession, little tricks here and there sort. In fact, i liken him to a player that would thrives in a very direct style of football, ie Sam Allardyce's, where they lump it up for him to impose his physical presence. Afterall, he is very good in the air. Fergie's intention probably was to introduce him to the league, then sell him off for a huge profit.
Hope he gets some game time
Good for him.
But sadly he is never going to be good enough for United.
His goal-scoring record in Norway isn't too great either.I thought he was scoring tons there before signing for us.
It's wonderful how almost everyone of our fans is already writing him off.
Hope he does well and he is back for us next season.
Is he allowed to play against us?
we've really not seen enough of him to make a full judgement on his chances here but you can understand utd fans being sceptical. he was someone we'd never heard of who has been loaned out at the first oportunity, were he a world beater that wouldn't happen.
having said that, if he has a great season at blackburn i'm sure SAF will have another look at him next pre-season and who knows he might get another chance here off the back of it
this is a good oportunity for Diouf to play regular PL football, it might be just what he needs
Brilliant move for Diouf. Surely he'll get games at Blackburn.
Great news then. Will do him a world of good.
Evans, Gibson and O'Shea? Basically 3 of the last 4 players to make it into the first team
Really? Heard of Drogba? Would you say he's a decent striker? Because he was pretty much unknown until he was about 24-25.
When are people going to stop thinking it's possible to know everything about a players future career by the time they hit 18?
glad to hear it. A season of PL experience will help, he's too good for the reserves
I predict he'll score 15+ for Blackburn this season
Aren't you too optimistic geebs ?
I really hope he has a decent season there, he has time on his side unlike Manucho, if he has a strong campaign this season he could be on the bench next season.
Yeah he may not fit in our first choice strategy, but a good year at Blackburn, and he could become a spearhead of another strategy we use at different times. Good luck Diouf.
no, the boy is a goalscorer, fast, good in the air. He'll get chances, he'll miss loads but he'll also score quite a few, a bit like Andy Cole.
I have no doubt he'll score goals.
Especially compared to their other 'forwards'
EH Diouf has FOUR goals for them, and Jason Roberts 19, so our Diouf will definitely get his chance
So should I get him in my fantasy team?
Just been to a Blackburn Rovers forum (the first fansite that appears when you Google the club). They don't seem to be overjoyed. There's a minority who don't like him because of where he came from, but the others seem a bit wary too. They're not sure if he's the striker that they need, with that area of the team being weak.
Hopefully he wins their hearts. Then breaks them in the 2011/12 season by scoring hat-tricks against them home and away.
anyone know if he'll be involved today vs hearts?
Whilst going to Blackburn will suit him in terms of the football they play, will it be a case of getting stronger at his strengths, and weaker with his faults? Yes, he'll adapt to their style of physical football, however might this further hinder his technical side which he needs to work on to have a long term future at United?
This will obviously be a great chance for Diouf. Provided he starts the majority of games for them, I can see him scoring a few goals and obviously learning a few tricks of the trade etc. He'll do very well to score between 6-10 (league goals) in my opinion. That would probably make him Blackburn's top scorer.
Good move for him to be honest, experience is what he needs, i just think he is out of his depth at united.
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