I dont think Bruno Fernandes can play as an 8 effectively. He'd play exclusively as a 10, and essentially as a more goal focused version of Eriksen with less refined technique/passing/decision making. You wouldnt play Eriksen as an 8, and I see Bruno Fernandes the same.they are very different players and offer a different set of versatility. The question is do you know what type of player Dybala is?
Dybala for me is a modern day Recoba. You can play him out wide but he has limited effect there. Where you'll get the best is second striker. he is more second striker than AMC which are different roles. In games when not playing SS, you can also move Dybala out wide in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1.
Bruno on the other hand is more of a Lampard in that he can play AMC or as an 8. different players. Fernandes can cover centre midfield in a 4-3-3 or AMC in a 4-2-3-1.
they come with different roles/potential roles in each formation. I'd prefer Bruno because we could do 4-3-3 with either Bruno or Pogba as the 8 in tough away games. That said, you made a good point about whether this is a true reflection of Bruno ability and on that note, I have changed my mind to preferring Dybala. what I want is for United to line up like France in the world cup and dybala to be our Griezman. The issue is we either need Fred/Anderson to fix the feck up or sign another CM. Think about this, Dybala is a Lukaku swap, and we have signed a FB and hopefully a CB. we would still be lacking a Herrera replacement but I always maintained that if we can get a lethal attack, we can hold fire on the CM
I feel like that would be the case too, and no Longstaff either.. maybe just Maguire and we’re done..We are going to feck this up historically and get none of them are we?
Based on what? Nothing? Dybala has never been a headache for Juve with his professionalism or anything like that. Simple case for this is that they signed Cristiano Ronaldo, which means he has to change his game which doesn't get the best out if him anymore. Was borderline world class before Ronaldo came for 3 seasons.Bruno ahead of Dybala. He wants to come here. Our record with South Americans is abysmal. Bruno will be alot less maintenance, Dybala has all the ability in the world but I'm not sure if he has what it takes to deliver on his potential.
It does feel like that. We started off looking for the next big things in the championship and lower prem sides and then reverted to Woodward's 'buy the biggest name available' mentality. I'm tempted to say fernandes as a cam would be more what we were specifically looking for as opposed to dybala who is clearly a second striker. If the two players are of a roughly similar price though then dybala is clearly the more proven player and Sporting seem to have wanted more than we were willing to pay.Feels like us having been in for Fernandes all the way only for Woodward to want another marquee/disney signing. That despite the 'we're in for both of them' talk.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Maguire deal doesn't happen. Leicester seem to be playing the kind of games they did when sides tried to buy Mahrez in the past, namely keep bumping up the price and if the deal falls through, hard cheese for the player.I feel like that would be the case too, and no Longstaff either.. maybe just Maguire and we’re done..
I had high hopes for this transfer window, not only for signings but also getting rid of deadwood.. looks like it’ll be another disappointing season and us fall even further behind.. I hope I’m wrong but we’ll see, one more week left?
Not even sure where theyre watching those games. Youtube scouting is the best conclusion.About the only factual statement in this thread.
It amazes me how many experts on Italian and Portuguese football we have on the caf. Not sure where they find the time to watch Sporting v Boavista of a weekend.
I agree, that’s why I said maybe, I feel like it’s 50/50 at this point and it’ll be too late to buy another center back if it doesn’t happen. Judge/Ed need another 2 months to sign someone it feels like.I wouldn't be surprised if the Maguire deal doesn't happen. Leicester seem to be playing the kind of games they did when sides tried to buy Mahrez in the past, namely keep bumping up the price and if the deal falls through, hard cheese for the player.
Thank you for the warm welcome.Is there a hidden yes? You mean, you are unmasking?? .... welcome to the Caf, Ed.
Only messages of support once I unveil Phillipe Coutinho tomorrow. Finally sending this club in the right direction.I wouldn't like to see that posters inbox around now...