- Aug 15, 2014
GONCALO INACIO (18 yrs CB)- Inacio has recently become the starting RCB at Sporting and has been brilliant to say the very least. He is a naturally left footed player playing on the Right side but it does not affect him at all. Very good player on the ball which for a center back is very important to have. Can pass as good as most CM but from the backline. I would rank him as our most talented CB for sure. Plays with the serenity and calmness of a 15 year veteran he is just 18. Has scored 1 goal this season and gotten 2 assists. I think he has the highest possibility to be the starting LCB for Portugal next to Ruben Dias.
We have signed quite a few “unknown” prospects tbf, James, Dalot, Pellistri, DialloWait if we really have gone for this guy it means that we have genuinely changed our transfer policy and instead are going for the "unknown" prospects out there!
Cool times ahead.
Portuguese football papers say everything and its opposite multiple times a week. They eventually get it right. A few days ago it was Newcastle, today is United, next week who knows.A Bola is a terrible source isn't it? I feel like the Portuguese media is in general just Daily Star level.
Evra and Vidic were relatively unknown.Because we are Manchester United. Our MO isn’t and shouldn’t be to sign ‘unknown’ players to be starters.
I guess when you add ‘relatively’, it becomes all the more subjective. I mean, Evra was literally a Champions League winner for a start. But I think I know what you mean, and it’s a fair point. We just need to be careful. More often than not, players good enough to play for Manchester United don’t come from nowhere, they have a profile.Evra and Vidic were relatively unknown.
To a certain extent, Ronaldo was just a kid when we signed him. In no way were we able to project the career that he had. Abitlity wise, Quaresma was equally or even more talented than Ronaldo.
How has that worked out for us so far?Because we are Manchester United. Our MO isn’t and shouldn’t be to sign ‘unknown’ players to be starters.
Not sure you can compare Vidic and Evra to an 20 year old kid. They were already excellent footballers. A signing like this would be for 2nd 3rd choice CBHow has that worked out for us so far?
The most expensively assembled United team in history might not even make europa.
I much rather we find the next vidic than the next di Maria.
Edit: the tone comes out as a bit aggressive but I'm just trying to say that our current model has failed us massively also im being pedantic here but evra lost that final
Finalist, lost the final to Porto 3-0 in 2004, but I get what you mean, Evra was a hot property back then with Inter & Real Madrid trying to sign in 2004 and 2005, he wasn't unknown.Evra was literally a Champions League winner for a start.