- Oct 16, 2021
Didn't score. Back to the bench until March.
If I could bet money on Ole playing good old McFred against City, I would. Somehow he thinks this pair brings stabilty and insurance to the midfield while the opposite is true, especially against a team like CityHe has to start this weekend. He offers creativity in midfield and can be the answer to linking the team together and build up play. We have lacked so much over the last years in this area. Ole has to open his eyes to this (for his own good - and the club of course). He has to give him a good run in the first team especially that pogba is suspended (and otherwise underperforming). Can’t keep insisting on McFred; this pair lacks creativity and it’s hurting us badly.
I meant that we don't have a #6 midfielder or 2 center backs or even a RB to pull that system off, not that Van De Beek can't do it. I have my doubts about Bruno too, but realistically he likely has to turn back into that kind of midfielder since it's hard to play a 10 unless we go permanently 3 at the back and now that Conte is not coming, that seems unlikely.We won't do that because Ole isn't that good to set it tactically but it won't because VDB isn't good enough.
When the player says he can play anywhere in midfield and has done it in his career then I think he can be used at other formations.
Whatever the reasons, Ole just doesn't wanna use him consistently
He played a poor pass, then immediately ran towards the player he gave it to, leaving a massive hole for City to play into, which they did. I find it weird the obsession and martyrdom of Donny, he is not a DM, where do you put him in the team to give him a chance. Are we prepared to drop Bruno to give him that opportunity, because that is the only role for him in the current system.They had their best clear cut chances the moment we took Fred off and brought Donny on