Paddy McNair | 2016/17 Performances

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  1. Jul 19, 2016
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Patrick James Coleman McNair
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    Warren Joyce introduced him to his Under-21 squad and described McNair as one of the most improved players in the squad as he nailed down a regular spot at the heart of the defence. It was his crucial last-gasp strike at Reading that ensured a top-four place in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League and progression to the knockout stages.

    Joyce did also hint the defender may revert to a midfield role in 2014/15 where his composure and ability to handle one-on-one situations can continue to flourish. However, he impressed as a centre-back and continued to make remarkably rapid strides to earn his stripes in the first team.

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill also believes McNair’s future may lie as a holding midfielder rather than a defender... it will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho agrees.​

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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Not good enough as a CB for me.

    Not really seen him in midfield.
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    dichinero New Member

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    Looking forward to seeing him at #6, maybe on loan though
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    I think he definately should be loaned out this year. At the stage where he needs regular football which hopefully he'd get at somewhere like Burnley. Unsure if he'll be good enough to succeed here but would like to see how he performs over a full season before writing him off. He did look pretty good for NI as a holding midfielder and that's where i'd like to see him playing
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    I wonder what his best position is. He may be another holding mid instead of defender sort of like TFM
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    ThanksBoss26 Full Member

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    Needs a good pre-season. Only a year of his contract left so if he goes out on loan, I imagine it'll be the end for him here.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I see him having a PL career at Hull/Sunderland/West Brom.
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    MP1711 New Member

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    Sunderland have just agreed a fee.
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    Gandalf Greyhame Full Member Scout

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    Didn't look like he would make it here. Even Sunderland fans don't seem to be very happy at the prospect of him and Love.
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    marlowe78 Full Member

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    We sold him to Moyes? What did he do to us?
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    I see the Sunderland fans over on their forum think he's a-bit wank.
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    khoazany Full Member

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    He didn't have a good game but I think it's mainly down to the initial impression of them on him (the own goal that cost them point).

    Wouldn't be surprised to see him dropped next game though.Love and Januzaj's places on the other hand are safe.
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    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    Was never really convinced by him here either in truth. The fact Donald Love has looked more comfortable so far in the Sunderland team says it all.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    I miss him. He was like a beacon of hope for all of us. If he can play for Manchester United then so can we.
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    I'd love to see you play a game against him, I suspect even the worst premiership player currently would be on a different planet to the vast majority of people who kick a ball about.

    I remember playing in a 5-a-side football tournament against a team that had an aged +40 ex Irish League player in it - I initally laughed and thought it would be a joke to play against a fat, out of shape ex part-time footballer. The guy was probably one of the best players i'd ever played against and made me eat my words.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    I would certainly hope so.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Ah if only you knew whom I played football against. There again you're right the gap between amateur football and top level football is significant especially for me whom growing old and Im becoming unfit.

    You shouldn't take everything literally though.
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    balaks Full Member

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    It was a very unfair comment, that is why I felt the need to point it out. You may not rate him but why do people on this forum feel the need to keep talking the kid down even though he is no longer a Man Utd player? Give the lad a break.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Its because its a football forum and we discuss players and their performances. I believe that Mcnair is championship level. Sunderland is too big for him let alone Manchester United
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    I think he has been bought with the future in mind and is only in the team because Kone and Kirchhoff are both injured. Love is likely deputising for Billy Jones too. Januzaj will play and I think will do pretty well.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    I remember when I said he was one of the worst centre backs who've made 15+ appearances for us, and people disagreed with me.

    McNair is woeful, and Love isn't any better. They'll end up in the championship/league one.
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    Donut Full Member

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    This thread needs to be moved, since he's no longer our player, and thank god for that.
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    Bogga Full Member

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    I've been reading a bit on the Sunderland forum and the comments are anything but kind. They think we should be thankful for them taking our players... and to be honest I am :lol:

    Love and McNair wouldn't be anywhere close to playing for us, I honestly don't see why Moyes would want these two, let alone let them start for Sunderland.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    He was terrible in tephe Derby from what I saw. Love dis well enough though
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    No longer a United player.
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