- Jul 15, 2021
Being good at one thing doesn't really matter to our fans if you struggle more with other things. People always need a scapegoat. Even when that player is playing fine, they will still get blamed. Calling Fred a walking disaster is also huge hyperbole, but alright. I can't see us signing a RB to replace AWB. He was a £50m signing and still only 23. I expect two midfielders. Especially if Pogba leaves.AWB is bad, but off the ball he is very decent. Even saved us this match. Fred is a walking disaster all around. Absolute priority is to replace him. As I said in a previous post of mine - it's like playing against 12 men when he is on the pitch. The right back is still a weak spot for us, but not as much as midfield. Ideally we would want two players next summer - a DM, a CM and a RB. A DM and RB would be a huge upgrade on themselves, especially a solid DM who plays like an actual footballer.
He really isn't. Pogba has played his best for us on the left and the seasons he had Herrera and Matic behind him. Pogba and McTominay in a hard fought game will look just as bad as Pogba and Fred in midfield. He has already stated he plays better with less defensive responsibility. It's not his game. Trying to force it isn't going to get the best out of him. McTominay is also not a CDM.Pogba of this season is a different player. Much more disciplined in his position, better at keeping the ball and seems to be working harder. McTominay has the attributes Pogba lacks, like intensity. They could potentially make a good in games where we will dominate.
For me Ole needs to start experimenting with the midfield, Fred's form and overall is not good enough to take us to that next level and Matic can't be relied on.