Agree completely with this. He does go down too easily though, needs to cut that from his game. Unless he is deliberately trying to emulate Sterling.Yes, usually at around the age of 24-25 when a player has fully matured in to their role. He's being thrown scrap appearances that are outside of his comfort zone to develop his mentality and ability in a harsh and uncomfortable environment and maintain the momentum due to his positive and adaptable mentality (seemingly according to Jose). So as a 20 year old, I'm quite happy to give him time to develop, people need to relax a bit on our young guys.
'Come on', what? 'Come on' where? You made a statement and I answered it with what my opinion was. So he has started six out of ten games, he will continue to start as long as Jose feels that his attitude warrants a place in the team - as he is the manager and the one coaching him, we aren't. He's just a kid, he's being thrown appearances here there and everywhere for a particular reason. In my opinion it is his good mentality that Jose feels an affinity with to give him the appearances in other positions. He's not going to get the start up front as long as Lukaku is fit and ready to go (beyond form reasons), when he is fit and doesn't need resting Rashford won't get a chance to lead the line. That is just how it is when you're trying to put together a squad. Now if we bought two left and right wingers/wing forwards and Rashford and Martial went to the bench to deputize for the ST and the W/WF spots, would that change the structure of the team? I think it would. The appearances on the flanks would change from "first choice, first up" to a position where that might suit his current pedigree. 'Young emerging talent'.Come on, he’s started 6 out of the last 10 games.
No you misunderstand what I mean by scrap appearances, by 'scrap' I mean not up front as the main striker and having the team built around him as the main forward. (Because he is a ST, a 20yo emerging ST.) As in, he is making it into the lineup because there is room for Jose to force him into the lineup for whatever reason he chooses. Like I said above, I think it is because of his mentality. The kid obviously has the right mentality, the dedication to training and the ability to be relentless in his play. If there are holes that he can fill then why not give him the opportunities? (Same goes for Martial) For what it is worth I agree that they both need to improve, maybe their mentality has relaxed slightly over the last month, but as for dropping them or sanctioning them for their play? That is up to Jose, I am not sure what he can do as there aren't many other capable wide players in our squad.I’m not trying to say he’s shit and doesn’t deserve patience, but to say he’s been thrown scrap appearances is a bit farfetched. If he was having long periods in and out of the team that would make more sense. But he’s playing regularly enough, in a variety of hard and easy games, on paper.
Well I would say that neither of them are wingers, both are being deployed in roles that are much outside their comfort zone. They both definitely need to improve, that doesn't mean the nuances to their game can't be fleshed out and discussed in civil conversations?One thing we can say is both he and Martial have been very dry in terms of their output in the last 10 games. I believe it’s something like 4 goals and 3 assists combined. That needs to be improved.
They are both forwards. It doesn't really matter what what roles they play and how much is expected from them by their clubs. You make it seem like im comparing apples to freaking orangesIf you dont understand the different roles Rashford and Jesus play for their respective clubs, then I cant help you.
3 attackers vs 1 defender, turns round and passes it back to allow Leicester to get back in shape. He's a terrible at the moment. I've defended him a lot but he deserves all the criticism he gets. It's not just about his lack of ability on the ball - he's become very stroppy and doesn't work as hard in his pressing and whatnot anymore.4 players making runs off him around the box: Takes a stupid 25 yard shot that hits a defender.
One-on-one with keeper: Doesn't take the shot.