Nicolas Pepe- Lille

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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Werner is actually a good shout, it's typically a player that should get along with someone like Pépé, they both play counter attacks at 100%. Now the issue is that Martial would have to pull his fingers because these players would make him look even more lethargic.
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    Lee565 Full Member

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    Mourinho rates this guy, so we better not sign him Haha.
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    Hoof The Ball Full Member

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    I hope Pepe is the real deal and doesn't end up becoming some kind of meme.
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    Sayros Full Member

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    He'd be a step in the right direction. People can't act like United has a legit chance at tier 1 prospects right now with the CL and PL situation they are currently in. Pepe would be, IMO, a nice reinforcements but it'd only be one step in what will probably be many, many steps to get back to contending against the likes of Liverpool and City. He'd probably need some adjustment, but I think he would be able to show his quality relatively quickly within his first season. He is head and shoulders above anything the club has at RW.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    I don't think that's true at all. United is still far from the depths of anonymity thanks to tv broadcasts, internet and social media reaching far more people during a crucial time of success for us. That along with the rise of the Premier League in tandem.

    That and I think about the kind of players City and Liverpool signed in days when we were still the top English club. Aguero, Silva, kompany, Torres, Suarez...we can and absolutely will still be able to sign quality players. If we get scout well enough I think we can get back to a decent baseline within a few windows.

    Hoping Pepe is one such signing.
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    Sayros Full Member

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    I'm not saying United is an anonymous club at all, I'm saying it's a giant in hybernation for 6 years now and this summer will be without the CL. It's just not as attractive a destination for tier 1 talents than other clubs capable of throwing as much money as United. However, Pepe is playing for Lille, so I can really see him wanting to come here and he'd be a massive improvement. My problem is with some people here turning up their nose at him because of x and y reason when they have JLingz or Mata on the right wing.
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    Real Madrid want him now supposedly. I think we'll end up with Douglas Costa
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Yeah that's been beyond ridiculous. We're in no position to complain about these up and comers as if we're something special ourselves at the moment.

    For whatever reason, Pepe reminds me of a very raw Henry. I think it's his quickness of feet along with his stature.
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    shahzadi Full Member

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    I would take him in a heartbeat
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Give me a Sandip Mane any damn day.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Is he the Indian Mane?
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    :lol: Yes. His brother Sudeep Mane is great too.
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    In an interview with Canal+, Galtier said: “Nicolas Pepe will leave.’’
  14. May 19, 2019

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Would like us to sign him, he shouldn't be crazy expensive a looks a talent
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    NJM78 Full Member

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    Caf experts, is he good enough for us?
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    AgentSquirrel Full Member

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    "No!"
    "Yes!"
    "Squad player.."
    "Do City want him??" "
    "We won't get him anyway, board are useless."

    Have I missed anything?
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    I would say yes, he will certainly improve us. Will he be good enough for a title challenging side in a couple of years, hard to say, but he has potential.
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    Suvvernmanc Full Member

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    He is definately off this summer with no reluctance from the Lille president. We should definitely be in for him

    We play with 2 strikers and a #ten at the head of a diamond, but without any right wingers in the squad we need a player who can give width on the right. I've been an advocate of Lozano in recent months but Pepe is the best option we could get currently.
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Massive improvement on the right side, I don't think he'll get the same numbers he has in Ligue 1 in the Prem but will definitely be a big big improvement on our right flank
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    NJM78 Full Member

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    Being better than A) Lingard B) Mata is the only detail I care about.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Then a massive yes, he would have possibly similar type of threat Martial does down the left when in form. Good dribbler, very quick and has an eye for goal
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    With Sancho mostly ruled out, this is a signing that we have to make. He will instantly improve the team and more importantly he'll bring a balance to our team that we have been lacking.
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    NJM78 Full Member

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    Sign him up then Ed, hopefully he will not be put off by our relative shitness.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Is he as lazy as Martial is?
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    :lol: no need for that. I don't think so though from what I have seen. Only watched a couple of their games though
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Would be a good signing, he's a good trier, inventive.
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    Suv666 Full Member

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    If he cant sign Sancho, Pepe seems to be the 2nd best option.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    I don't really rate him tbh.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    We'll remain a top 4 helpful with this sort of logic
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    Video I found interesting
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    RedB4ndiT New Member

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    I'd be happy with an attacking lineup of Rashford, Sessegnon, and Pepe.
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    cathari Full Member

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    Yeah, no, not for me. Looks very interesting, but I'd rather him do one more step on the ladder before coming to United.
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    Martial has the best conversion rate despite his little taken shot in the box, only if he can improve his workrate and movement.

    I still find it odd that Ounas doesn't start regularly for Napoli because his stat looks good despite his game times and he's got 4 goals and 1 assist in 7 starts for Napoli this season, which is far better than what Lingard has managed for us this season. A shame that Ancelotti prefers Callejon to him but to be fair to him, Callejon has better defensive stats than Ounas but Ounas' defensive stat isn't bad. I feel a middle ground should be met between attack and defense for an attacker.

    Nicholas Pepe's stat looks good too. The only problem I have with him is the fact that his control in tight spaces doesn't look impressive whenever I have seen him. He definitely won't get plenty of space with us like he did with Lille.
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    Khalifa711 New Member

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    Exactly why it wont happen, too simplistic and logical for Woodward. We'll end up with Dan James guy for £30m after agreeing a 15m deal.

    I'd love to see a Martial - Rashford - Nicolas front line with Lingard, Chong, Gomes and Greenwood as cover.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    We'll be out of the running for the lad after he makes his next move Id think. We need to be quicker to snapping this sort of talent up before its too late.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    He doesn't really have proper control of the ball, which will get found out in the Premier League if he came.
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    cathari Full Member

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    If not Sancho, then who else right.. Guess it's just to get on board the Pepe train then!
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    I tend to disagree, but I see where you are coming from. His dribbling style seems erratic but he is from what I have seen able to manipulate the ball in tight spaces well
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Yeah he seems to be OK enough against the opposition in that league, but a lot of the time it's almost gone away form him and he's kicking it further away form defenders each time, rather than actually closely dribbling with the ball. I'm not sure if that style will work much in this league where players are much smarter to their press.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    We are that step on the ladder now.