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  1. Jan 28, 2019

    Gerald G Full Member

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    Unfortunately now the stupid draw has lessened chances of Greenwood making his debut this season.
  2. Jan 28, 2019

    DBT85 Full Member

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    Haha yeah. He might rest De Gea. :lol:
  3. Feb 15, 2019

    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    I don't watch youth team so who is our biggest talent? Chong, Gomes or Greenwood?
  4. Feb 15, 2019

    Remember the geese New Member

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    Greenwood, closely followed by Gomes. Then perhaps Chong. Though only perhaps.
  5. Feb 15, 2019

    SteveW Full Member

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    Greenwood by a fecking mile
  6. Feb 15, 2019

    mav_9me Full Member

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    About 2 yrs ago the answer would have been Gomes, no question. He has been someone people have been talking about for 5 yrs or so. He always stood out because his technique is lovely. That part of his game is still excellent. He has had a harder time making an impact with the U-23s. That's the next step for him to take, to make a difference. Having said that it does appears we are trying to change him from a No.10 to a No.8, more of a controller. I am open to corrections as I follow the youngsters but not as much as others.

    Now its Greenwood no question. I have never seen a player so two footed. I believe Dembele is someone equally two footed. U18s has been too easy for him this year. Has a had a couple of chances with U-23s in the last month or so, still adjusting to it.
  7. Feb 15, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Gomes struggled to adapt last season but he’s been our best player in the u23s this year.
  8. Feb 15, 2019

    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    I watched some videos of him. Looks great. But is he no9 or no10 or winger? He is all over the pitch:houllier:.
  9. Feb 15, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    ST primarily, he drops deep a lot if he's not getting the ball. I think he's played at number 10 before and we've used him on the wings a bit recently, he sometimes switches during games, a bit like how our current first team front 3 do.
  10. Feb 15, 2019

    mav_9me Full Member

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    He is none of those IMO. He is a modern day forward. Has the pace/two footedness to play wide, but has the finishing of a striker. What I think most of us are masturbating over is an interchanging front 3 of Martial/Marcus/Mason.
  11. Feb 15, 2019

    mav_9me Full Member

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    Fair enough. Still has not stood out as much as expected, no? But perhaps thats a function of his role as a No.6.
  12. Feb 15, 2019

    SteveW Full Member

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    He plays as an No. 8
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    You are right. No.8 is what I mean, as the controller in the midfield.
  14. Feb 15, 2019

    SteveW Full Member

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    He's talented no doubt. I sometimes think he could walk into the first team and look comfortable. But he doesn't impose himself as much as he should. Sometimes it's too pretty and not quite decisive enough. He's still very young though
  15. Feb 15, 2019

    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Angel has pretty much exclusively played as a 10 or out left for thr u23s. Not as a 6 or an 8.
  16. Feb 15, 2019

    kundalini Full Member

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    That's what I was thinking. I even went on Transfermarkt to check where they thought he had played (they aren't 100% reliable on formations). We have used Hamilton + Garner, Hamilton + Whelan, for most games. The main reason DJ Buffonge got dropped was so that Angel Gomes could play as a no 10. The only two PL2 U23 games that I can find in which you might generously describe Angel as having played as a no 8 are Newcastle and Fulham, two games we lost. We used Whelan + Barlow in those matches, so you could perhaps view Barlow and Gomes as both playing as no 8s.

    At U19 level this season there would be a stronger case for claiming Angel played more as a no 8 in some games.

    Greenwood is quite clearly a star player at U18 and U19 level. At U23 level he has started 3 games, scoring one goal (that a PL standard keeper may well have saved). Based on his performances to date for the U23s, it would be surprising to rush him into the first team ahead of genuine first team players. The standard of football at U23 level is very low; somewhere between midtable League Two and National League, at a guess.

    Gomes is probably a star player for our U23 side but wouldn't be considered one of the top performers in the division. We are currently the 2nd lowest scorers out of 12 teams, in 6th place in the table. Clearly there is a Sbragia effect but even still, neither Gomes nor Chong have done much this season that would indicate a readiness to perform at PL level.

    Angel has started 11 games this season in PL2 U23. In 3 games he played wide left. In 6 games he played as a no 10. In two games you might have a case for claiming his role as being one of two no 8s, ahead of Whelan.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    I know the lad's still young and has time to develop but he keeps getting injured at times when he should be making an appearance in the first team. It's this kind of luck that you need to go your way if you're ever going to make it at United.

    If players stay fit for the rest of the season and we strengthen in the summer in his position, it's hard to say when he will get a mention in the first team again. I just hope he can keep making waves in the reserves and get some first team football before the season is out, like Rashford did.
  18. Feb 18, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I'm not surprised the way the opposition kick the crap out of him every game.

    Anyway it's just purely bad timing. He's fit most the time, little niggles happen especially with people growing.
  19. Feb 18, 2019

    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Agreed. I just hope this doesn't keep happening when he would have got a game in the first team. Chances like this happen for youth players when there's a need for it and don't come around often unless you're Messi reincarnate.
  20. Feb 18, 2019

    Bola New Member

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    I'm also assuming that the coaching team wpuld be less likely to ask a youngster to make a debut when he isn't fully fit
  21. Feb 18, 2019

    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Come on. The lad is 17. It'll likely be two more years before he's really ready to step up to the first team permanently. By then we should have sold Lukaku which would mean more opportunities for Greenwood provided we don't sign anyone else.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Honestly he wouldn't have played today anyway, making your debut away to Chelsea isn't the best idea. I think next season we will start to break him in.
  23. Feb 24, 2019

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    Anyone know how long he's out for? If he's back soon, he could be getting a chance with all the other injuries.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Injured at the wrong time.
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    Yep that is so shit :(
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    automaticflare Full Member

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    Maybe on the bench v Palace ??
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    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Really did, could have been great option to have on the bench at the very least. Very annoying
  28. Feb 24, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    He missed the U18 game this weekend so he’s presumably still injured.
  29. Feb 24, 2019

    SteveW Full Member

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    Nah. He'll break through early. Too good not to
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    He wouldn't play for the u18s. He would have likely played for the u23s on Monday.
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    Hey Mase, what ya doing Weds?
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Ah didn’t realise they were playing on Monday.
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    Bratt Full Member

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    Anyone have any info on his injury, is he out for long?
  34. Feb 26, 2019

    Bastian Full Member

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    Came here to ask the same question - surely someone has info?
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Darn shame he got injured as he most likely would have been given some minutes.
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    Bola New Member

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    Going off the OGS press conferences, it sounds like something minor rather than a medium to long term injury.

    Assuming he will be back at some point in March
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    Yep. That's where you need luck to make it at United. Hopefully he is too talented to need luck.
  38. Feb 26, 2019

    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Imagine Rashford was injured at the wrong time during LVGs year
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Rashford actually got his start because Keane got injured, sometimes the stars just have to align.
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    Physio room did not list expected return for Greenwood
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