- Jul 11, 2017
We saw today what squad depth means: 1-1, need a win, and we can put Pogba on, not Pereira. Perhaps not fit for entire match (yet), he was brilliant for 30 minutes and got a vital assist. Excellent
He has also been terrible lately. It's good to not have the need of playing underperforming players.We saw today what squad depth means: 1-1, need a win, and we can put Pogba on, not Pereira. Perhaps not fit for entire match (yet), he was brilliant for 30 minutes and got a vital assist. Excellent
Don't forget he had covid last month as well.1. Play him as an AM or a forward left midfielder with Fred and Mctominay and he shines. Said it a million times but just because he's big, he's not a box to box. He's an AM
2. He was dreadful at the start of the season, but at the same time he looked really unfit. I think people underestimate just how necessary a pre-season is
Exactly my thought. To have both Pogba and van de Beek on the bench is somehow more satisfying than Pereira and Jesse.We saw today what squad depth means: 1-1, need a win, and we can put Pogba on, not Pereira. Perhaps not fit for entire match (yet), he was brilliant for 30 minutes and got a vital assist. Excellent
That's what squad depth is all about. Have a big pool of quality players that can be called upon, whoever is playing the best should be playing. Makes the people who arent getting picked try harder and want to get in the team and stay in the team. Look at De Gea, he knows he's got Henderson breathing down his neck and he pulls out De Gea saves tonight right from 2016He has also been terrible lately. It's good to not have the need of playing underperforming players.
Agree with this, looks like Zidane's position shoud be his main position. He just cannot be trusted to hold the ball or to fight for the ball in midfield, but playing a lot forward like zidane will suit him a lot more.Played well, added more guile to the attack and showed his experience in seeing the game out. Ole used him off the left in the 4-2-3-1 in the way Zidane was used for Real Madrid under Capello.
Means can we play the following ?Yeah very good impact from the bench again. Thing that's obvious though is that he's just so much better in a more advanced position where he can have his touches on the ball, play off the cuff and instinctively look to create, be a threat around the box with his quick feet. It's a waste of time so deep and sure he has a good passing range and can play the occasional great ball, but it's just not a good balance if he's that deep. Hard to find the right system for him, but certainly a diamond with him in a 3, Bruno as the tip of the diamond but you have a couple players behind Pogba more disciplined defensively will let him do his thing far better. Need the wing backs (which we now have with Telles) to make it happen of course. And can only play 2 strikers (Martial and Rashford), but it's probably the best option for him. As a 4-2-3-1, he just shouldn't be as part of the 2. Doesn't work for any balance.
No, Bruno as the deeper guy isn't the answer either. He's also a final third player. Both together will only work properly in a diamond. Possibly a 3-5-2 where you have that added security (but the DM would need to really be a perfect fit), or a 4-2-3-1 where Pogba and Bruno are both part of the 3 behind the striker. As a 4-3-3 or normal 4-2-3-1 with Pogba and Bruno both part of the midfield 3, it just isn't balanced and can't be balanced. I think Ole is starting to realize that.Means can we play the following ?
Also being dropped might do him some good, realising hes not an automatic pick might put more pressure on him to perform.Very strange isn't it, putting a natural attacking player in higher position attacking roles resulting in a more natural and better performance...
Still doesn't look fit to me tbh, looks laboured at times even in sub appearances. We know covid has affected people in differing levels, maybe its hit him harder than hoped.Are people acting like there aren't long lasting effects of COVID-19? That people will be just fine? Just because you don't die from it doesn't mean that you will be perfectly fine afterwards.