He was class against City yesterday, especially in the second half. I did say I wouldn't mind him as a holding midfielder for us, but I just think it's about time we focus on making sure we have dynamism in the middle.
No, no, no. He had his chance and walked away from us. If he's interested now it's only for the money after not being able to cope at Madrid.
Well given the fact that he was ready to join United when we finished 7th(LvG cancelled the deal), I think that's a pretty wrong assumption to make.You sound like he is a huge failure for Madrid, so why is he starting every single game for them?
He's just not playing in his preferred role, i think that's why he's not happy. He's not a #6 and not a #10 but he is a #8. It's like putting Xavi in Busquetts role.
But tbh as of now he wouldn't join United anyways, at least not without UCL football guaranteed. I could even see him coming back to Bayern once Alonso's contract runs out (after next season).
Haven't seen a massive amount of him at Real but I've seen him plenty for Bayern and Germany and the word useless never really crossed my mind. If he's useless, feck knows what our current midfielders are.Cue another season of him being useless while the caf blames the players around him.
I said something similar about Carrick. I was very wrong then and can't help but think you are wrong also.Is there a more overrated player than Toni?
He is a good player, tidy in passing, has a good shot / cross
And that's fecking it.
Yet some say splurge 80 million Euros for him!
Paul Pogba. Who, in comparison to Kroos, has very little to show for - a great athlete and show pony whose game is anything but polished or consistent. Kroos at 26 has been at the heart of teams who won 2 CL's and a World Cup. He's contributed massively to those successes. He's a far more effective player.Is there a more overrated player than Toni?
Spot on. Even though it wasn't just the man marking that stifled our game, the system change also contributed to it and of course that Italy is probably the best defensive side out there, they barely make any tactical mistakes when it comes to defending, the team is amazingly hard to break down but yes taking Kroos out the game, we felt that big time.Must respectfully disagree with the opinions posted above. The man is the best passer of the ball in European football at the moment. He's the metronome that makes Germany tick. The moment the Italians started man marking him is when the Germans started playing their most plodding and average footbal.
He doesn't shine as much for Madrid (though he's still friggin' great) because of the very predictable 4-3-3 system they have in place due to having to play the BBC combo.
Think everyone knows how good he is. He'd be the best CM in the league if he played here.Such little talk about this guy on this forum, for someone who was a key player for a Real Madrid which won 3 Champions Leagues trophees in a row...
5 posts up and we are in 2018
6 posts up and we are in 2017
11 posts up and we are in 2016
https://www.manchestereveningnews.c...-news/man-utd-transfers-van-gaal-17808780.ampHaven't watched him much this season, but tonight he was different class.
In terms of dictating games, there's no one better, in my opinion.
Would love to have a player like that at United.
He would have been a level above anything we've had, so even if he didn't hit the heights of Real Madrid, he still would have been quite good. I imagine he would have been signed alongside someone like Herrera, who would have done some of the running for him.In the alternate universe where you buy Kroos, do you buy Casemiro and Modric too?
Because else there's no way Kroos wouldn't have looked terrible for you, and you would have absolutely hated him after a short honeymoon period.
Ouch we truly missed out.In spring 2014, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez texted Kroos with a view of convincing him to come to Liverpool.
“It wasn’t a straight chat-up line but they offered to tell me more about the club and so on. The funny thing was, Suarez was about to leave to Barcelona anyway,” Kroos laughs.
In any case, he had already decided to join Manchester United at that stage.
“David Moyes had come to see me and the contract had basically been done but then Moyes was fired and Louis van Gaal came in, which complicated matters. Louis wanted time to build his own project. I didn’t hear anything from United for a while and started having doubts. Then the World Cup started and Carlo Ancelotti called. And that was it.”