Selling Lukaku...

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I keep watching that to try and figure out how he manages to make the ball accelerate away from him when he's trying to bring it under control.

He's one of the most limited footballers i've ever seen.
Looks he hits it as he moves his foot forward before pulling it back. He has the worst coordination I’ve ever seen in a professional footballer. Same reason he trips over the ball and wildly swings at it sometimes.
 

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Lukaku might have been a good fit under Mourinho (though it all went tits up across the board) but just gave up at a certain point. If he’s happy at Inter, that’s great. But there is no doubt in my mind that getting rid of him was the right move.

However, we’re still desperate need of a successor to RvP. Martial is not that man.
 

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Looking at the league positions it is not going great for either us or Inter this season.

Lukaku and Bruno have started fairly well though in terms of the numbers. So it might be more the rest of the squad/staff that is the problem?
Or simply just a bad start with some bad luck?
 

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Wasn't a fan of Lukaku and was happy we sold him and gave Martial a chance to be our No.9. Objectively speaking though, Lukaku would rank higher than Martial in a top 50/100 players list.

Could Martial do what Lukaku has done at Inter? I very much doubt that.
 

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Yeah I know that.

I'm not blaming Martial for being here. Neither am I saying that Solskjaer should have kept a player that didn't want to be here.

I'm just saying that I prefer Lukaku to Martial, think that Lukaku would have had a bigger impact on this young team and would have liked it if things could have turned out differently, which obviously they couldn't.
Me too. Could try different game plan with Lukaku but Martial is always 1 dimensional.
 

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I liked Lukaku but he didn't develop as I expected an those who predicted he would regress technically with age due to his physical development proved to be correct. He could not maintain his technical ability at this club as he struggled to keep his body perfectly balanced for football. He is still a very good player, but a different type of striker from what we thought he could become a couple of years before he joined us. Looked complete for a season when he was younger.
 

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Wasn't a fan of Lukaku and was happy we sold him and gave Martial a chance to be our No.9. Objectively speaking though, Lukaku would rank higher than Martial in a top 50/100 players list.

Could Martial do what Lukaku has done at Inter? I very much doubt that.
If Ashley Young can do it in the Italian League, Martial will tear it up, becomes one of the biggest stars in Italy.

People forget how difficult it is to be playing for Manchester United and the expectations that comes with it. We quickly dismiss our own players just because we're not winning trophies.

Martial is 2 times more talented than Lukaku, despite Lukaku's record.
 

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I suspect We used Lukaku’s fee to buy Maguire that’s why it took so long and we waited till January to get Bruno
 

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And before that season Martial scored ten premiership goals, before that nine and this season?? One.
And before that season Rashford scored ten premiership goals, before that seven, and this season? Two.

And I don't care who he scored against, does scoring against Bournemouth, Brighton etc not count anymore then? Because of so you can scrap some of Martials goal tally too!

Seriously, how anyone can argue that Lukaku is a poor goalscorer is beyond me, he is a goalscorer through and through, we're better off without him here as he did t want to be at the club, but don't question his record as it's brilliant.
I agree Lukaku wasn’t suited for us and we are better off without him in the first 11 but as you say I also agree Lukaku is one of the best finishers in the world, period.

The guy is a goal machine. I’m happy for him at Inter. He’s been an absolute beast for them. Top player.
 

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Martial is a better footballer then Lukaku but not as good a finisher. Comes down to what you want I guess. Neither have great movement and I thought Cavani was an upgrade on both in that respect when he came on yesterday, we immediately looked livelier. I’d start him fo a few games.
 

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Martial is a better footballer then Lukaku but not as good a finisher. Comes down to what you want I guess. Neither have great movement and I thought Cavani was an upgrade on both in that respect when he came on yesterday, we immediately looked livelier. I’d start him fo a few games.
Cavani is a proper striker, makes the runs constantly, looking for the near post runs, definitely a step up from what we have in that regards.
 

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He is scoring goals for fun being back from injury.

Now he needs to save them in CL. With no Ramos for Real and maybe no Casemiro it should be a prime chance for him to score and win them the game.