Yeh. I was saying we need at least 2 more quality midfielders apart from Pogba. Even if he stays we cannot dream of finishing top 4 with just one decent midfielder. Rest all are just passers and runners with zero creativity.You know, it's really good that we are fixing our defense with AWB and Maguire. But if Pogba does leave, we are well and truly fecked. Need at least one quality midfielder asap.
He is that good. He just isn't that motivated. It's easy to see. He's got Rashford right next to him chasing everything down. Quite the contrast. In private Ole must be giving him a massive kick up the backside.Seems to be the normal response with this kid....how many more chances is he going to get? Maybe he just isn't as good as we make him our to be.
This midfield misses Herrera more than it misses Pogba. His dynamism and passing would have helped us deal with their midfield diamond. Criminal how we let him go and still haven't replaced him. Despite his reputation, even Fellaini was decent with the ball at his feet and could have offered more than Mata or Pereira in this game. And while Matic has picked some lovely passes over the top, his limited agility is leaving him very susceptible to their press.Both him and Pereira are pointless in it while Matic is just so bad these days. Need much more dynamism from them. Thankfully, wouldnt expect any of the 3 to be starters. Pogba for Matic, Lingard for Pereira/Mata, Dybala/Greenwood for the other
Yep. Again, i know everyone will jump on the "it's only pre season" bandwagon, and they'd be right, mostly. But i genuinely can't help but feel a little worried. Lots of aimless long balls, lots of players looking isolated. Like you said, very much like last season.It's been fine example of how are games went last season. 15 minutes of looking great and sloppy the rest of the game.