Moussa Dembele

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Lukaku is better that's why.
Highly debatable, I’ve seen Dembele a lot over the last few years, he offers a lot more to the team than lukaku does.
 

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Hilarious.

Same people giving Lukaku and Rashford shit will be doing the same to Dembele if he was to join.
So many on here were saying Tielemans, Moutinho, Fabinho etc were not good enough before they came to the PL. I think Dembele will excel in the PL considering he already excelled in the PL with Fulham as an 18 year old.
 

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So many on here were saying Tielemans, Moutinho, Fabinho etc were not good enough before they came to the PL. I think Dembele will excel in the PL considering he already excelled in the PL with Fulham as an 18 year old.
Excelled? He was playing for them in the championship.
 

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Just watched a highlight video on Scout Nation. Looks good but not world class as the title said. It's a concern when bad passes and misses are included in a highlight reel, bet Lukakus highlights are as good as that if not better.
 

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Excelled? He was playing for them in the championship.
He played games in the PL for Fulham from November 2013 until they got relegated in summer 2014.
Yes true it was in the Championship he excelled. It was strange he ended up at Celtic considering everything was agreed to go to Spurs in January until Levy last second decided he'd try to get him on a free transfer in the summer instead.
He looks like the kind of player who is ready to star for a big club now, similar to how Tielemans did not exactly grab the world's attention at Monaco but just looked like he was ready for bigger things.
 

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He played games in the PL for Fulham from November 2013 until they got relegated in summer 2014.
Yes true it was in the Championship he excelled. It was strange he ended up at Celtic considering everything was agreed to go to Spurs in January until Levy last second decided he'd try to get him on a free transfer in the summer instead.
He looks like the kind of player who is ready to star for a big club now, similar to how Tielemans did not exactly grab the world's attention at Monaco but just looked like he was ready for bigger things.
So he did not excel in the premier league then.
 

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So he did not excel in the premier league then.

He stood out a mile at Fulham and was very sought after by a lot of top clubs including Utd before he went to Celtic.

He is totally different to Lukaku and has excelled every where he has been .

Would be very happy if we signed him this time around
 

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He stood out a mile at Fulham and was very sought after by a lot of top clubs including Utd before he went to Celtic.

He is totally different to Lukaku and has excelled every where he has been .

Would be very happy if we signed him this time around
It is false that he excelled in the premier league though. If you want to talk about players who excelled in this league we can talk about Lukaku.
 

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It is false that he excelled in the premier league though. If you want to talk about players who excelled in this league we can talk about Lukaku.

Dembele is better so I'd rather talk about him
 

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Id much prefer Dembele to Lukaku, if we can get Dembele in, Lukaku out and make a few quid in the process....Win Win for me.
 

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Dembele is better so I'd rather talk about him
Are you sure about that. I maybe am 1 of a few rangers fans on here who also supports united. For a large part of last year he was unused by Rodgers. Many games he found himself on the bench.

He has a lazy touch, also his link up play isn't great especially his passing. He is far better in a counter attack system where he runs the lines. He is a good finisher though. Here at united he would be nothing more than a bench player.

He definitely isn't an upgrade on Lukaku. He is different but not an upgrade.
 

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Are you sure about that. I maybe am 1 of a few rangers fans on here who also supports united. For a large part of last year he was unused by Rodgers. Many games he found himself on the bench.

He has a lazy touch, also his link up play isn't great especially his passing. He is far better in a counter attack system where he runs the lines. He is a good finisher though. Here at united he would be nothing more than a bench player.

He definitely isn't an upgrade on Lukaku. He is different but not an upgrade.
I tend to agree I don’t see how he is better than Lukaku.

The only thing is though, his movement is probably better, but I don’t see him being an upgrade on Lukaku
 

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Are you sure about that. I maybe am 1 of a few rangers fans on here who also supports united. For a large part of last year he was unused by Rodgers. Many games he found himself on the bench.

He has a lazy touch, also his link up play isn't great especially his passing. He is far better in a counter attack system where he runs the lines. He is a good finisher though. Here at united he would be nothing more than a bench player.

He definitely isn't an upgrade on Lukaku. He is different but not an upgrade.
Well when most of the forum thinks Lukaku is total shit they think any striker is better than him.
 

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Are you sure about that. I maybe am 1 of a few rangers fans on here who also supports united. For a large part of last year he was unused by Rodgers. Many games he found himself on the bench.

He has a lazy touch, also his link up play isn't great especially his passing. He is far better in a counter attack system where he runs the lines. He is a good finisher though. Here at united he would be nothing more than a bench player.

He definitely isn't an upgrade on Lukaku. He is different but not an upgrade.
It’s pretty well known he fell out with Rodgers. And it was pretty obvious he was the best player in the league while he was there IMO,

He is an upgrade in terms of general play, his goal scoring will improve
 

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I don't think United should be in a rush to get this guy if he's not even a better finisher than Lukaku. He's still young though, there's an upside.
 

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He was good in his first season up here and as I remember Chelsea wanted him but wouldn’t pay the £40m Celtic were asking. No idea if that’s true of course.

The following season he had an injury and it wasn’t as good but Lyon still paid £20m which is a lot for a 21 y/o in Scotland.

Let’s face it, that’s the kind of career trajectory a World Class player would take, although I’m not suggesting he’ll become that good.
 
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I'm not going to claim to have watched Dembele loads, but from the 10 or so games I've seen of him, he looks really good.

He was very good yesterday too.
The only thing that he doesn't have is the amount of games at a good level to back his potential. Otherwise as a traditional striker he has all the tools and know how to use them.
 

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I think our front 3 will be taken from 6: Rashford, Martial, Greenwood, Sanchez, James and Lingard.

Mata, Lingard (again), Pereira and Gomes will share the #10 duties.

There are enough options already here. Granted, it's a little on the young side, but Ole seems to be in the LvG mould of wanting a small senior squad filled out with Academy graduates.

I know I'm in the minority here, but I think those options are really exciting. Not least because we look to be applying a Dortmund/Liverpool approach to our attacking play this season: high press, quick counters, pacy movement between the lines and constant interchanging of position. It's the sort of system that turns previously low output players into regular goal/assist getters.

A top attacking side should be aiming for at least 80 goals in a PL season. We got 65 in 18/19. I think we're looking considerably more structured from front to back (both on paper and in our play during the summer). Ole's new tactics look good for an extra 15 without reinforcements, imo.

If should also be reiterated that Solskjaer said we were in for "1 or 2" more players. That's Maguire and Longstaff, judging by the most reliable reports. Dembele seems like a media concoction to me.
 

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The only thing that he doesn't have is the amount of games at a good level to back his potential. Otherwise as a traditional striker he has all the tools and know how to use them.
Appears to be the type of striker that are always at the right place at the right time?

His stats from this season looks intereresting anyway.

xpg from open play is 0,59. I think this is an interesting stats for two reasons:
- It tells you if a striker is able to get to chances,
- It does not always change much for a player when he change league (Lacazettes number is very similar at Arsenal as at Lyon, and btw not even close to Dembele)
 

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I've heard people describe him as a potential new Saha. Now I don't know whether he's that good because I haven't seen him enough, but if that's the kind of striker he could develop into I'd be thrilled to have him (Minus the injuries of course :nervous:)
 

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He’s got fantastic movement, timing of his runs are very impressive.

His finishing is either bang on or useless, definitely a confidence person.

Great in the air or both feet, links up the play really well too. I think he’d fit in much better than Lukaku.

I do wonder though whether we will give martial a year to prove himself as a striker.
 

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Some compare him with Lacazette. Not too bad but Lukaku has much better stats than Lacazette.
 

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I've heard people describe him as a potential new Saha. Now I don't know whether he's that good because I haven't seen him enough, but if that's the kind of striker he could develop into I'd be thrilled to have him (Minus the injuries of course :nervous:)
I've heard similar and I would take another Saha right now (without the injury problems of course)
 

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Lukaku is a fair bit better than Dembele who isn't very fast and isn't the most mobile either.

Would be a downgrade.
 

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Why do we need to buy a squad player when we still badly need starters for other positions, and funds are limited? Substitute striker is less important than starting CM or RW
 

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Wouldn’t want either him or Ben Yedder here. Waste of space and money.