- Apr 17, 2014
I disagree with the DM part. It's possible he makes it as a destroyer like Kante, Ndidi, and Rice. Those players aren't all that great at passing.The thing is that TFM is not a fullback. Never will be a good one because of his ball playing skills and crossing etc. I don't think he's calm and assured enough for a DM role, and his passing... well, I don't think it's up to the modern standard in that position. What's left? CB. He has some attributes to work there, for example, he's really fast and in that way can cover minor mistakes, he's also big and strong in his tackling and he's okayish in the air (something he easily can work more on as well). So, the next problem is that he's raw AF. He's not ready for United in that position, he isn't even ready for Fulham in that position. If I were in charge, I would send him on loan to a side in Holland or even Belgium, I don't really care but somewhere he can play CB week in and week out and mature in that position. If not, he has no future at United.
I used to actually believe he would make for a great CB, but the more I've watched him, the more I have seen him look clueless in regards to team defense. I saw him make it completely easy for someone to put in a cross because of his inability to deal with a potential 1-2, and I've seen him make mistakes with keeping players onside.