Yes and no.
Agree on the first part but I'd say yes for the second. Yes we have Hojlund but that's it. Martial can't be relied on and should be moved on and we need at least two decent strikers. The only drawback is they're both kinda similar players and perhaps we'd prefer more variety in that position but in terms of profile and need , we could definitely do with Evan Ferguson.Yes and no.
If we can move Rashford on at a reasonable fee and get his wages off the book I absolutely would sell him. He's never going to be the player we need him to be consistently. Second question, would I buy Evan Ferguson? No, we've bought Hojlund for that role and we need to commit to his development. Assuming that Sancho can't be fixed, then from next season we should be looking for Garnacho as first choice from the left.
it's the variety thing that stopped me saying yes. We absolutely need another striker, but Hojlund and Ferguson are too similar profiles. We need a different profile of striker to lead the line and give Hojlund space to grow. It's what Martial should be doing if he wasn't made of glass and devoid of pace. Wouldn't entirely surprise me if we decide to solve the problem with Greenwood next year if he does well enough in Spain.Agree on the first part but I'd say yes for the second. Yes we have Hojlund but that's it. Martial can't be relied on and should be moved on and we need at least two decent strikers. The only drawback is they're both kinda similar players and perhaps we'd prefer more variety in that position but in terms of profile and need , we could definitely do with Evan Ferguson.
Evan Ferguson would be a martial upgrade, not rashford, Ferguson is a striker, not left winger
That's a good point, and he's certainly not been helped by our insanely poor luck at left back.Me, I don't blame the players personally. First of all isn't Bruno playing out of position?
As far as Rashford, last year Rashford was eating up defenders when one on one. So the league adapted and what I almost always see now is 2 defenders on or in front of Rashford at all times.
In my estimation, it now becomes the managers job to find a way to bring another player in to the play to counteract or compensate for this.
I agree, although a good manager and Board would be able to better exploit what the squad already offers,Before them it was De Gea and Fred, before him it was Ronaldo, before him it was Lingard and Pogba, and so on.
Every year we find new scapegoats, whose departure would allow for the team to really thrive.
Every year we realise they weren’t the sole problem.
Did Rashford keep giving the ball away while he played under LVG? I wonder. Sure drop both of them then problem solved.I am not sure how people can watch United regularly and see Bruno and Rashford constantly give the ball away 10-20 times a game from poor decision making, poor passing and just a lack of awareness and not see they affect the teams overall game. There’s a reason why the rest of the footballing world do not really rate them that highly, it’s not because they play for United and everyone hates United it’s because their stats never paint a true reflection of their overall performances.
Rashford wasn't the face of the club and made to feel like a superstar earning £300k a week under Van Gaal.Did Rashford keep giving the ball away while he played under LVG? I wonder. Sure drop both of them then problem solved.
Which would've been a great shame - for Manchester United, England and the countless people who've been inspired by Rashford (on and off the pitch).Rashford has always been an issue, he just peaked last year and has now returned to his level.
Someone said this the other day (can't remember who or where) and I 100% - if LVG wasn't blighted by injuries and had to play him, he never would have made it out of the academy.
Only PSG, Real Madrid, City, Chelsea, Bayern and may be Newcastle can afford his salary. He is probably going no where until his contract expires. PSG may have an opening next summer if Mbappe leaves for Real Madrid.I look at Kane leaving Spurs as almost beneficial for both of them. I know there are many differences here, but I wonder if something similar could be the case, maybe particularly for Rashford.
Not sure who would pay for Rashford that he would deem worthy, it might need to be to another league - but I feel like a different environment for him could give him the push needed to try to step up his consistency. Similarly he has been such a fixture of the Man Utd team without great success that maybe trying something else would be good for the squad.