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Eddy_JukeZ

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Our 2nd best player IMO. Clearly better than Pogba now.

Great to see him do well today.
 

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i like it better when he is playing in the middle, reminds me of last season when martial was not available.
 

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Mata was MOTM, but Rashford followed closely. Felt he was lively from the off. Running channels, linking play, getting shots off - the lot. Was so glad he got his goal at the end. A cool finish which topped off a good performance from the lad.
 

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Not surprise that he's looked a threat again when he has space to run into, but it's the other areas of his game that needs to be developed.
 

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Getting an MBE really helped him. 1G+2A, just brilliant contribution, long may it continue!
 

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I prefer him to Martial as our main striker he is the bigger threat all through the game .
 

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Always felt he is a better striker than Martial, I just think Martial isn't reliable.
He certainly was more reliable last season. Rashford isn't as good as CF than Martial, most of the threats in this game came from the left-hand side. They work much better as a pair than as competitors for a spot.
 

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Looked determined and mature today. Unfortunately, he's hopeless as a #9. No instinct whatsoever. I lost count of how many times Shaw/AWB/Mata/Bruno would be overlapping him in the channels, heading for the byline for Rashford to just linger at the edge of the box. If he had that natural instinct to smell the danger and get himself to 6-yard box he would have easily had a hattrick today. Instead, you saw all his best contributions today come from being in the usual inside forward left-wing position - ie his best position.
 

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He certainly was more reliable last season.
No I don't think so. Both were injured and both scored and contributed to the cause. 23 and 12 for Martial v 22 and 11 for Rashford . Martial played 48 games and Rashford 44.
 

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Wonder if he's slightly unhappy about Martial playing the #9 and him out wide.

The fact is, we have two players better as wide forwards who want to play centrally.
 

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No I don't think so. Both were injured and both scored and contributed to the cause. 23 and 12 for Martial v 22 and 11 for Rashford . Martial played 48 games and Rashford 44.
Don't forget penalties skew those statistics. Rashford hasn't really produced as a CF, and neither can play on the RW properly. If/when Greenwood ascends to be ready to take over the CF spot, they should split the LF position. Until then, Martial is the best CF and brings a lot more to Rashford's own game from there than sitting on the bench or competing against him. Rashford didn't have his great run last season until Martial came back from injury as the #9.
 

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Don't forget penalties skew those statistics. Rashford hasn't really produced as a CF, and neither can play on the RW properly. If/when Greenwood ascends to be ready to take over the CF spot, they should split the LF position. Until then, Martial is the best CF and brings a lot more to Rashford from there than sitting on the bench or competing against him. Rashford didn't have his great run last season until Martial came back from injury.
I agree with a lot that you said but Martial isn't going to win me over I seem to have made up my mind about him. But I will admit that he was pretty good last season.
 

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Great performance, goals and assists and also got proper stuck in too. He'll be feeling this one tomorrow. Great to see him linking up with Bruno as well.

I just wish he was more consistent, I really feel he can produce against anybody when he's on it.
 

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Wonder if he's slightly unhappy about Martial playing the #9 and him out wide.

The fact is, we have two players better as wide forwards who want to play centrally.
Wouldn't think so. Both, when they're at their best link up fantastically. Hopefully both get there sooner rather than later.
 

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Great game from Sir Dr. Marcus. Maybe time to swap him and Martial around?
Is it really necessary to swap them around permanently? Why not have them interchanging positions which would confuse defenders?
 

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The problem with Martial for me is not him - it's the way he is being used.

He isnt a run behind the defence type goal scorer that Rashford and Greenwood are hence why those two are being played out wide. The guy naturally holds on to the ball and wants to drop deep to initiate play.

When Martial plays centrally he is made to play so forward - being the striker that should run in behind the defence rather than being made to play behind Rashford and Greenwood and playing balls in to them to make runs in to.

Our main goalscorers should be Rashford and Greenwood on an inverted striking partnership with players like Martial or VDB playing as a false 9 or CAM respectively. Mata can play behind them aswell.
 

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I agree with a lot that you said but Martial isn't going to win me over I seem to have made up my mind about him. But I will admit that he was pretty good last season.
Until there's more options in attack, the best bet is to let them play together with Rashford coming from the left and Martial staying central because he can bring others into play. I think just looking at Rashford's poor finishing throughout his career is enough to settle the argument he shouldn't be the CF, especially when Greenwood is on the rise. But I get that Martial is a very polarizing player, and while he made some progress in regards to his contribution when the team around him is poor, he hasn't hit the ground running so far this season and people are quick to sharpen the knives and write off arguably the best player the club had last season. I wouldn't write him off just yet.
 

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The problem with Martial for me is not him - it's the way he is being used.

He isnt a run behind the defence type goal scorer that Rashford and Greenwood are hence why those two are being played out wide. The guy naturally holds on to the ball and wants to drop deep to initiate play.

When Martial plays centrally he is made to play so forward - being the striker that should run in behind the defence rather than being made to play behind Rashford and Greenwood and playing balls in to them to make runs in to.

Our main goalscorers should be Rashford and Greenwood on an inverted striking partnership with players like Martial or VDB playing as a false 9 or CAM respectively. Mata can play behind them aswell.
I also think Martial is great as a playmaking No.9 or false 9 but somehow we have only utilized this skill before Bruno. Rashford is also great as a wide forward coming in to create and score goals but since Bruno came in we seem to be using them in traditional roles when we should be utilizing their strengths as players.
 

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Until there's more options in attack, the best bet is to let them play together with Rashford coming from the left and Martial staying central because he can bring others into play. I think just looking at Rashford's poor finishing throughout his career is enough to settle the argument he shouldn't be the CF, especially when Greenwood is on the rise. But I get that Martial is a very polarizing player, and while he made some progress in regards to his contribution when the team around him is poor, he hasn't hit the ground running so far this season and people are quick to sharpen the knives and write off arguably the best player the club had last season. I wouldn't write him off just yet.
Don't know how long we need to give him but agree with what you said, he had a solid season last season.
 

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Hes at the peak of his powers despite being young but I'm going to be a bit harsh and say he should be doing better, especially when it comes to decision making. I think hes been pretty poor since lockdown. When he first burst into the team he was raw and a lot of those inconsistencies just needed to be ironed out. I still think he can do much much better in the positions he gets into and the threat he poses. He has the weapons to be a devastating forward but makes some pretty bizarre decisions on the field. Hes also behind Martial, Greenwood and now Cavani (reputation and experience wise) in terms of finishing.
 

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Like James I thought his decision making in the 1st half was poor but he got it together in the second half and produced 2 deft assists and then bagged a goal to round the performance off.
 

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The problem with Martial for me is not him - it's the way he is being used.
He isnt a run behind the defence type goal scorer that Rashford and Greenwood are hence why those two are being played out wide. The guy naturally holds on to the ball and wants to drop deep to initiate play.
When Martial plays centrally he is made to play so forward - being the striker that should run in behind the defence rather than being made to play behind Rashford and Greenwood and playing balls in to them to make runs in to.
Our main goalscorers should be Rashford and Greenwood on an inverted striking partnership with players like Martial or VDB playing as a false 9 or CAM respectively. Mata can play behind them aswell.
Can anyone translate this absolute word salad?

Anywho, it is pretty clear that Rashford's future lies up front. He runs the channels better, he drops off his man and finds space so much better than what we have seen in the attack. I think it is obvious the other creative players initiate way better with him than Martial. He's not that comfortable in a creative sense face up against two or three around the edge of the box and it thought that was pretty obvious today. Which is why he has looked pretty wretched of late on the left.

If we can get him on the same crash course hold up plan that Martial is on at the moment then I think it will improve his game and positioning in the box with the amount of creativity behind him he'll be able to orchestrate in the attack and finish chances.
 

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Can anyone translate this absolute word salad?

Anywho, it is pretty clear that Rashford's future lies up front. He runs the channels better, he drops off his man and finds space so much better than what we have seen in the attack. I think it is obvious the other creative players initiate way better with him than Martial. He's not that comfortable in a creative sense face up against two or three around the edge of the box and it thought that was pretty obvious today. Which is why he has looked pretty wretched of late on the left.

If we can get him on the same crash course hold up plan that Martial is on at the moment then I think it will improve his game and positioning in the box with the amount of creativity behind him he'll be able to orchestrate in the attack and finish chances.
How about buying competent strikers?

This is not a charity. If Martial and Rashford do not grab their chance, they will be replaced . Signing Cavani is a clear statement to them that they are not good enough.

The next striker we buy will not be a veteran like Cavani so they better buck up their idess
 

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It looks like he thrives with high pressure and low expectations. Like playing as a striker today when your really a winger, and before he showed that kind of hunger feeling free out wide after struggling up front. Maybe he just needs responsibility and variation?