Gabriel Obertan | 2009/10 Performances

Discussion in 'Player Performances Forum' started by devilish, Jul 8, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Apr 6, 2010

    Saq New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,523
    he is unstoppable in my master league 2012 season:drool:
  2. Apr 6, 2010

    Plechazunga Grammar partisan who sleeps with a real life Ryan

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    51,762
    Location:
    Where Albert Stubbins scored a diving header
    I thought he looked pretty exciting, obviously there are areas of his game that need to be worked on but he's clearly talented.
  3. Apr 6, 2010

    Walrus Oppressed White Male

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    9,927
    Ive thought he has looked very promising in his first team appearanes. Im not sure what people are expecting from a teenager from France to do in his first season in the EPL for one of the biggest clubs in the world - but to label him as a **** or anything akin to that is ridiculous.

    I would rather we invest in some quality players rather than constant youth transfers though I must admit. And after the Ljajic (and possibly Tosic) affair you cant help but be a bit sceptical of our scouts of late. Still, he should be given a chance.

    I cant imagine Giggs playing on the wing next season, so that means:

    Nani, Valencia, Park, Tosic, Obertan, Welbeck are our potential wingers. If Nani can really prove himself to be able to consistently perform, we are in pretty good shape based on that. I cant imagine us buying a new winger without letting one of those ones go though - Tosic is the main suspect there, if we got rid of him and got Joe Cole in on a free then we would have a good array of players there - especially considering Cole and Park can play in the middle, and Welbeck up front.
  4. Apr 6, 2010

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    31,427
    I guess Fergie must see more in him than Tosic who couldn't even get a chance.
  5. Apr 6, 2010

    Gambit Desperately wants to be a Muppet

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    29,565
    So is this a case of the caf writing off a player who's still a kid?
  6. Apr 6, 2010

    JayWalker Ball Spotter

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    27,762
    Location:
    Still got the blues for you.. RIP The Loner. Hull
    Very exciting young player who has been battling with injuries of late and was playing in the french league and now has to play here under immense scrutiny. The transition isnt easy especially for players who are still developing.
    Personally I think he has a lot of talent and what with the miniscule sporadic minutes he has had with the first team, it shouldnt be enough to banish him already.
    Its a bit puzzling though, people on here moan all the time about the need for flamboyant players and now that we have this prospect who has a decent chance of succeeding here, no one is ready to be patient. If anything he looks a level above the reserves, so he hopefully shouldnt need much time anyway.
  7. Apr 6, 2010

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    75,126
    Location:
    Djibouti (La terre des braves)
    He's got a great potential but he was unfortunately injured at the start of the season and that is to never be underestimated when a new player arrives in a new country (and club).
    He will improve and impress, I'm sure of that but the real question is if he'll be given time to flourish.There are not many kids who could come in a club and perform instantly, they're one of the rarest thing in football
  8. Apr 6, 2010

    Chirag Euro '08 League Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,743
    I am fully in favour of sending him on loan next season preferably to a PL club.. But for some fecking reason we rarely have any player out on loan to PL clubs..
  9. Apr 6, 2010

    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    47,476
    By us you mean pretty much every top team in this league? Wilshire's been the only useful loan I can think of, Di Santo and Senderos haven't exactly been huge successes.

    It's not like we're ignoring something that's a guaranteed success.
  10. Apr 6, 2010

    Elliott Likes Loan Stickies

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    12,136
    Surely not..?
  11. Apr 6, 2010

    Brophs The one and only

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    43,029
    Location:
    Charlie Adam: A Pivot
    He has potential, but he's very, very raw.

    He needs a lot of games, which is why I wouldn't mind seeing him do a year on loan in the PL.
  12. Apr 6, 2010

    Chirag Euro '08 League Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,743
    I don't know the success rate or lack of but I am just a fan of it.. I think its more of a challenge than the championship obviously I guess off late we don't have many players that are ready to challenge at that level.. I thought Tosic would do well at a PL club, Welbeck could have gone to one too.. Lets see perhaps next season we could see a few more players with a chance to go on loan to PL clubs..

    Tosic
    Obertan
    Cleverly
    Welbeck
    Macheda
    De Laet
  13. Apr 6, 2010

    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    47,476
    I think De Laet and Cleverly have enough about them to do it for a lower level Premier League team but the rest still have a lot of development to go so they're still better off here for now I think, and then it's about finding a team that plays football which is only really Wigan or Bolton.
  14. Apr 6, 2010

    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    48,017
    Location:
    Founder of IhateMakeleles.org and Gourcufffanboysa
    A pre season will do wonders to his performance levels and confidence. Just you wait.
  15. Apr 6, 2010

    Chirag Euro '08 League Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,743
    That's true..

    I think Welbeck will be in line for a loan surely.. Considering how well he did on his spell with Ferguson Jr.. Surely a PL club will want him..
  16. Apr 6, 2010

    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    48,017
    Location:
    Founder of IhateMakeleles.org and Gourcufffanboysa
    This.
  17. Apr 7, 2010

    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    39,223
    Location:
    Swimming against a tide of idiots and spoofers
    and that shocks you why?
  18. Apr 7, 2010

    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    39,223
    Location:
    Swimming against a tide of idiots and spoofers
    I like Obertan, I think with conditioning and bulking up he will be a dangerous player. However I think if Nani progresses along the same path he has been this season then Obertan will have his work cut out getting many games
  19. Apr 13, 2010

    Red Defence Full Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    12,697
    Location:
    “United stands for attacking, attractive football
    Fantastic goal from Obertan in the reserve match against Liverpool. Hopefully we'll get a vid of it later then everyone can appreciate it.
  20. Apr 13, 2010

    Crerand Legend New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    7,821
    Was a tremendous goal no doubt
  21. Apr 13, 2010

    oleonenumber20 Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,875
    yeah but with Giggs getting on and Park playing more in in the centre of the Park I believe Obertan will get his chance
  22. Apr 13, 2010

    wr8_utd :'(

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    34,244
    Really good goal.

    Looked good today whenever i saw the game. Good bit of skills. Maybe we SHOULD try him in the hole behind berbatov or ahead of him.
  23. Apr 13, 2010

    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    93,354
    Location:
    Manchester
    MOTM tonight, he was brilliant. Goal worthy of winning any game too.
  24. Apr 13, 2010

    Fazer Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    729
    Location:
    Season's Park
    Maybe we should try him instead of Berbatov?? At least we know he will run his socks off.
  25. Apr 13, 2010

    vanthaman Winner

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    26,062
    Location:
    Sussex
    anyone got a video of the goal?
  26. Apr 13, 2010

    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    93,354
    Location:
    Manchester
    There will be highlights in the reserve forum soon enough mate, always is.
  27. Apr 13, 2010

    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    47,336
    I saw a little bit of the match, but his work-rate was pretty good also, he was quickly closing down the players, tracking back, doing all those things which he wasn't doing for the first team. Good thing that he's progressing well
  28. Apr 13, 2010

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    75,126
    Location:
    Djibouti (La terre des braves)
    How did he look stamina wise ?
  29. Apr 13, 2010

    datura Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    11,340
    Location:
    A substandard bag of meat and bones.
    He was full of running all night, closing the ball down and getting stuck in as well. He seems about ready for the first team now and see how he gets on.
  30. Apr 13, 2010

    muller Full Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    8,245
    Fine. Chased hard throughout the game and was still closing down his man at the end.
  31. Apr 13, 2010

    Red Defence Full Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    12,697
    Location:
    “United stands for attacking, attractive football
    Did a bit of defensive work too, when Liverpool had corners.
  32. Apr 14, 2010

    Sojiro Formerly MST3K

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    4,242
    Location:
    "Sometimes you're not sure about a player,&qu
    cracking goal, tons of power and uses the defender as a screen when collecting the ball on the left corner of the 18 yard box and moves centrally before unleashing the bomb.

  33. Apr 14, 2010

    girish I too love women...for their shoes.

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    13,799
    Location:
    Kerala,India
    haven't seen a goal like that since Nani's early goals in 07-08.
  34. Apr 14, 2010

    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    31,438
    Location:
    A forest.
    Great goal :drool:
  35. Apr 14, 2010

    Bear Attack Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,778
    His nose is enormous.
  36. Apr 14, 2010

    askabob Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,615
    Location:
    Doctor
    What an absolute cracker, right out of the top drawer.
  37. Apr 14, 2010

    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    48,017
    Location:
    Founder of IhateMakeleles.org and Gourcufffanboysa
    I'd like to see how good this kid will be after a proper pre-season with us.
  38. Apr 14, 2010

    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    27,494
    Sensational.. always said once this kid learns how to kick a ball, hes got a big chance of being a part of the first team.

    How is his crossing coming along?
  39. Jun 15, 2010

    Eto'odinho Retard magnet

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    10,842
    Location:
    Here!
    A weird time for a bump but watching the Germans the other day and in particular the way Thomas Muller went about his business just motivated me to renew my call for Obertan to just find time and watch a few clips of the lad in action. Ober has the tools to be better than Muller but for the time being he could benefit from watching the "allegedly" 21 year old(feck me he plays like a 28 year old vast experienced pro).

    I think I am slowly becoming a Thomas Muller fanboi.
  40. Jun 15, 2010

    RedThaiDevils#7 Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,825
    Location:
    Married with Manchester United, In love with Giggs
    Agree, Muller certainly looked good at times.

    Obertan has the potential to become a VERY good player, he still of course lacks confidence and his injury certainly didn't help him progress.

    A preseason and hopefully a good run of substitutes should do him good and of course the Carling cup games.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.