Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016
- Oct 31, 2012
I wasn’t specifically comparing the players, it was more that a collective of 4 attackers for a club like Manchester United have 14 goals between them. That’s simply unacceptable.Its perfectly fair to compare Martial to those guys, maybe even Cavani and I have no doubt Calvin Lewin would score a ton of goals for us but how many games have Greenwood and James started as the main striker for us this season? Two for Greenwood, none for James? Then you need to look at minutes played, again not comparable for either Greenwood or James and probably.
You simply cant compare James with players who play in far more regularly in much different positions.
Unless you think those are acceptable returns? 23 appearances (15 starts) and 1 goal for a player of Greenwood’s quality is simply unacceptable. Irrespective of whether he’s starting upfront or out wide. You can take James out of the equation a bit if you want, as I don’t really expect anything of him anyway.
It’s more just to raise a very serious point — our attackers have simply not been to the standard required. Not even close to it.
Definitely in the CL. I reckon we’d be comprehensively second in that reality. Like a few wins ahead of Leicester but a one or two behind City too.We'd still be in the title race and likely in the CL as well if our forwards scored more.