Arnau Puigmal

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He's probably 4th, maybe 5th best midfielder in his age group, others have been outperforming him since he joined. He filled in fairly well at RB in Laird's absence.
Happens through all levels then.:D
 

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This lads contract expires next month. Does anyone know how well he is progressing? I remember he came with rave reviews when United signed him.
His contract doesn't expire until next year, he signed a 2 year pro deal when he was 17.
 

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What’s happening with this guy? Heard he was very good and we beat Barça to get him here. can we see him in first team any time ?
 

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What’s happening with this guy? Heard he was very good and we beat Barça to get him here. can we see him in first team any time ?
He has played a lot at right-back for United. He's decent, 3 goals and 1 assist in 16 matches last season. He has a good right foot, is a good set piece taker, can pick a pass and is a hard worker. I'm not sure he has a lot more. Not very fast or very strong. Reminds me a little of Andreas Pereira. Don't think he will ever get 75+ games at United though... so no, he's not going to make it.
 

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He looked good to me honestly. Yes, Garner, Levitt are better, Galbraith so so. Puigmal did not play much in his position, covered for Laird at RB for some time that will help him in midfield role I think. In those outings as midfielder he was pretty good I think, especially when better players around. Not sure what is the plan, he is certainly not first team potential at the moment, but should be loaned and we should keep him to see what can be with him playing competitive games.
 

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He's another player we will have to be patient with. Not as good as the others right now, but I do like his ability and how measured he is in his actions. Whenever he passes he tries to put the perfect weight on them like you can tell he exerts effort to get it right where as others might just do it nonchalantly.

At first I didn't like that United made him a RB, but was completely understandable as he's been blocked by better performing midfielders (we're quite stacked in that department for his age group), but it doesn't hurt to try and make a more modern fullback out of him where vision and passing ability can go a long way.
 

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He has played a lot at right-back for United. He's decent, 3 goals and 1 assist in 16 matches last season. He has a good right foot, is a good set piece taker, can pick a pass and is a hard worker. I'm not sure he has a lot more. Not very fast or very strong. Reminds me a little of Andreas Pereira. Don't think he will ever get 75+ games at United though... so no, he's not going to make it.
Wow! Your criteria for "making it" is 75+ games for the senior team? If he makes anything close to that, he'll have a great career at Premier League level and I'm sure by most coaches criteria that would definitely mean "making it". Any academy player who makes a debut and then plays at several more games has made it, in my opinion.
 

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Wow! Your criteria for "making it" is 75+ games for the senior team? If he makes anything close to that, he'll have a great career at Premier League level and I'm sure by most coaches criteria that would definitely mean "making it". Any academy player who makes a debut and then plays at several more games has made it, in my opinion.
I think it was more a direct comparison with Pereira.
 

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Has always looked talented on the ball but the break came at the wrong time for him, don't know if he'd been doing overtime with the fitness coaches but he was very impressive driving the game centrally in the 23s just before the break and fully deserved his first-team call up. Be interesting to see how he and Galbraith fare in the 23s with Garner and Levitt likely to go out on loan.
 

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Has always looked talented on the ball but the break came at the wrong time for him, don't know if he'd been doing overtime with the fitness coaches but he was very impressive driving the game centrally in the 23s just before the break and fully deserved his first-team call up. Be interesting to see how he and Galbraith fare in the 23s with Garner and Levitt likely to go out on loan.
Looks like he'll be the only one stays with Levitt, Garner, Galbraith, Traore all likely to head out on loan so yeah.

Maybe a chance for him to prove himself in midfield with more responsibility.
 

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I do like the look of him myself. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him in central midfield when the kids return.
 

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Looks like he'll be the only one stays with Levitt, Garner, Galbraith, Traore all likely to head out on loan so yeah.

Maybe a chance for him to prove himself in midfield with more responsibility.
Be interesting to see how the midfield will take shape for the 23's this season if indeed those four do go out on loan, Puigmal alongside Mejbri with McCann sitting maybe, with Svidersky and Helm(who I rate highly)in the mix as well.
 

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Wow! Your criteria for "making it" is 75+ games for the senior team? If he makes anything close to that, he'll have a great career at Premier League level and I'm sure by most coaches criteria that would definitely mean "making it". Any academy player who makes a debut and then plays at several more games has made it, in my opinion.
The general concensus is that if some plays 40 games (which equates to a season's football) they could probably be regarded as a first team player.

If your'e regarded as a first team player the you have probably 'made it'.

There's a lot of kids who think they have 'made it' after reaching 8-10 games...and there lies a big problem because many kids stop working.

Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes and others have spoken about this. They never felt they had 'made it' until well into 3rd or 4th season.