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Summer 2019 right winger

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Nick., Feb 20, 2019.

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Which right winger should we go for?

  1. Nicolas Pepe

  2. Sancho

  3. Cengiz Under

  4. Chiesa

  5. Thauvin

  6. Malcom

  7. Wilfred Zaha

  8. Douglas Costa

  9. David Neres

  10. Suso

  11. Hirving Lozano

  12. Steven Bergwijn

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  1. Mar 13, 2019

    ForestRGoinUp Full Member

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    Yep, Sanchez was certainly expected to fill a similar role to Ribery/Robben, but that just ain't happening. Think it would be silly to spunk it all on more youthful exuberance. Our attack needs someone at the very top of their game, not another one to be thrown out alongside Rashford and Martial so the three of them can be looking at each other like "hmmm, who are we looking for here? who is supposed to take this game over?" If we go Sancho, then Rashford (by his nature) will assume that role. But even his most ardent supporters should admit he's got too many gaps in his game to do that.

    I don't actually expect us to get any of these, but it's someone like Griezmann, Hazard, Dybala that needs to be added to Martial, Rashford and Lukaku assuming he stays.

    I'd even add Son from Spurs possibly before Sancho - though I am not saying Son belongs in the group above.
  2. Mar 13, 2019

    deadrevelz Full Member

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    I never said he wouldn't attract other clubs, but we are in greatest need of him, would probably offer the most and currently most reports link United. That will change, which is why if there is a chance we should try to sign him quickly. Not sure what's difficult to understand about that.
  3. Mar 13, 2019

    NoPace Full Member

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    The numbers suggest very good but not outstanding. 30th best player in the league according to Whoscored. His teammate Kostic is very much a straight line player but a produtive left-footed left winger, I wonder if he could become a really high level goalscorer on his opposite wing, or if it would just rob him of his crossing ability.

    The other RW that comes to mind as a backup plan for Sancho in the Bundesliga is Thorgen Hazard. Plays mostly on the right, will hit double digits in both goals and assists and according to some thing I just read "Hazard averaged a league-high 31 sprints per match and has also covered more ground last season than any other player on his team at 11.7km/per match)." He's the right age (26 this month) to come in and produce immediately. Seems to lack his brother's explosive dribbling style but make good decisions in the final third, so still seems like an upgrade on what we have know, and a markedly different player than Lukaku or Dalot, who as of now seem like the backup options at RW for next year assuming we find a RW. And more of a winger than Lingard, who I think is really a central player.
  4. Mar 13, 2019

    sam147 Full Member

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    That is clearly one of the reasons why Rashford starts to go on stupid runs and takes a shot from silly positions whenever we are a goal down, he thinks it is all down to him. In a way he is not to blame as he was promoted very early and doesnt have experience around him. However, his movement is not great, he hardly utilises his best asset (crosses), his decision making is poor, very inconsistent 1v1 and his finishing is one dimensional in how he strikes the ball and how he scored 9/10 goals with his right foot. Griezmann or Dybala to play RW would be perfect. Our RW seems to come narrow, Mata/Lingard go narrow to link play. However, players with more ability like Dybala can both link play but also take players on and play as extra forwards in the box. I dont want to say you cant win anything with kids, but in a way it is true, you need a solid core of experience before you add the youth talent. Dybala edges it for me over Griez even with his poor form this season, 9 goals and 6 assists while our option at RW Lingard has 4 goals and 2 assists.
  5. Mar 14, 2019

    RU Devil Full Member

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    After reading this, I thought "is Robben available?" Not as a nailed on starter but a bit of a stopgap, helping to tutor Chong et al, then maybe work a deal with Borrussia & sign Sancho for a bit cheaper but for the 2020/2021 season, allowing him to get more PT in the Bundesliga ( a la Keita).

    Robben still has it, but injuries curtailed his season, plus he'd be on a free. Seriously don't think Griez is worth the hassle, plus he's annoyed a good portion of our user base.
  6. Mar 15, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Robben's too old and too brittle for the PL, he's no fool either, he'll get big money playing somewhere easy, he's not coming to the most physical league in Europe to get kicked around at 35.
  7. Mar 15, 2019

    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Someone fast and direct would be nice.

    Most players on that list I haven’t watched for more than about five minutes, if so much.

    Sancho or Lozano for me.
  8. Mar 15, 2019

    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    We already have fast and direct players in Martial, Rashford and Lukaku. With Rashford and Martial starting, then people want another "end product" player like Lozano... Then all the creating would fall on Pogba again, and teams will continue/increase their man marking on him and we will struggle.

    Sancho fit both boxes, as he is a creator and able to be the one finishing the attack. The problem is that he is unlikely to move clubs, unless he acts like Dembele did and forces a transfer and we pay £100+++. Seeing as Sancho seems like a professional and with a sensible head on his shoulders, he will most likely stay for another season at Westfallen.

    Only two players on that list that can be called creators are Suso and Sancho, others are end product players like Martial and Rashford. With Sancho unlikely to move clubs, we should go for a low risk option like Suso. Relatively cheap, can sit wide and drift centrally (like our RW usually does), knows how to lead an attack (does it for Milan), can take set pieces instead of Shaw and Young +++.
  9. Mar 16, 2019

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Looks like Chris Smalling wants the job!
  10. Mar 17, 2019

    MrSingh2002 Full Member

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    Sancho seems to be physically elite and also has a great footballing brain. No brainer if we can get him. Failing him I'd go with Zaha who has unfinished business here as he wasn't given a real chance the first time. Premier League proven aswell.
  11. Mar 17, 2019

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Zaha definitely isn't the right option
  12. Mar 17, 2019

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    We have a wide goalscorer on the left in Martial, I'd like to see a very creative wide player on the right who can also score, but will mainly add a lot of creativity, someone in the mould of Hazard. Any players out there that fit that bill?

    Sancho seems the ideal type but I doubt he is available this summer, and he also has only one season under his belt
  13. Mar 17, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Agreeing with yourself?:lol:
  14. Mar 17, 2019

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    :lol: posted the wrong comment
  15. Mar 17, 2019

    Ander herrera the warrior New Member

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    Let's go all out for Sancho, if not the next best player for the right side I think is Hirving Lozano
  16. Mar 17, 2019

    sam147 Full Member

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    Lozano? The guy who is putting up weak output in the dutch league. Thats an everton level signing. Actually even Everton go for better then that. Also will Sancho at 19 fire us to a title? Especially when playing with Martial and Rashford. Whens the last time a trio that young and inconsistent won a title? If we sign a consistent experienced striker like Icardi then Sancho would work. However, adding Sancho to our already inconsistent strike force wont do him any good. We need a Griezmann in our attack. The problem we face is building a young team while having very average peak players like Lingard, Jones and co. If we do go for the youth route then we wont challenge for the next 3-4 years.
  17. Mar 21, 2019 at 15:25

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  18. Mar 21, 2019 at 15:27

    unitedbhoy Full Member

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    Not saying we don't need a naturally right sided attacker but that graph proves nothing. Why were Lingard and Mata withdrawn?
  19. Mar 21, 2019 at 15:28

    cathari Full Member

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    Because Lukaku has more minutes.
  20. Mar 21, 2019 at 15:46

    cathari Full Member

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    I always had a lot of success with offensive wingers in a 4-4-2 on early 2000 manager games. Bring it Ole. Matic is done.
  21. Mar 21, 2019 at 15:47

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    Smalling and Young need to replace with new RB and CB, and RW position needs to be upgraded this summer. Lindelof and CB have to push higher for us to get close to the goalpost.