I would keep him. He has gradually improved during the season, and the more games he plays, the better he gets. Whether he will be a first team regular in due course remains to be seen, but I think he will turn out to be a very useful squad player.
That comes with more experience, and starting to do things instinctively, he's still learning how to play in the Premiership, and gradually those misplaced or overhit passes will become spot on, as will his shooting.He does a couple of good things and then messes it up. He has skill obviously and he needs to harness them properly. Not to try too many clever stuff. His short passing needs to improve too.
Well thats complete rubbish. He's had some good games against the big teams. Most notably against Liverpool earlier in the season where he was probably our best player.He's good only against lesser teams and that's exactly against whom he should be played. If we managed to get Fernandes, we'll play more of Periera and Lingard only against lesser teams because their first touches and decision making is totally wack. Periera simply doesn't have vision, when put under pressure he completely goes blank and runs blind with the ball which is sad for a top level club player. He loses so many times, it pains me to watch him play. Same goes for Lingard as well. Totally bull cr*p!
You must be kidding yourselves if you think he's capable of being our midfielder or even our #10 for the foreseeable future. I don't think he has what it takes to go out there and do it every week. He's not a player we should count on for every week.Well thats complete rubbish. He's had some good games against the big teams. Most notably against Liverpool earlier in the season where he was probably our best player.
Played well against Norwich.
He shows flashes of quality but he is a rotation player and we need more quality to get into the top 4 in future.
He's much, much better than Lingard though and should be keeping him out of the team.
You realise we've been fairly excellent against big teams right?Exactly!!! And was absolute garbage in much bigger games that actually mattered, games that could have seen us put real pressure on the top 4 teams.
He, and Lingard, have been given a fair crack at that attacking midfield role and they've both proved that they're not good enough for where we are apparently aiming to be.
There's not a chance any of the other top clubs would accept such poor levels of performance for such a prolonged period of time, maybe a month or two but not 6 months, or in Lingard's case, over a year.
This is elite level sport, if you want to win things then you have to be ruthless, if players can't handle that then they shouldn't be at the club.
Agree. He has obvious natural talent and he is improving, slowly but improving. Once or if he can get more focused on his decision making he could be a very good player. I hope it happens because he is a very likeable character too.That was the most confident I've seen him going forward vs Norwich in the 1st team. I hope he continues
If you read my post, I said much bigger 'games' not much bigger teams.You realise we've been fairly excellent against big teams right?