- Jan 7, 2010
It's a strange thing mate but an odd issue we've had since Fergie's latter years, where we just couldn't sort midfield out and seened to view it as afterthought or a position purely for workhorses instead of specialists, despite the fact we had some brilliant midfielders in our best period of success.Makes me so sick that no one at the club can see how negligent only having one DM in the whole squad is, wake up Utd and realise that neither Fred or McTominay are capable of playing that position
I never said the attack couldn't be improved on but at least we have some actual quality options to pick from and some good young prospects, in midfield without Pogba we've got nothing but 2 honest workers who run about a lot and nothing coming through bar Hannibal who might physically be better suited as an AM at senior level. We wont have a single top class CM when Pogba goes and given how this board drags it's feet in getting transfers done it will take us all our time to add a CB and CM nevermind any other positions.The 9-0 win skews that statistic drastically, but more importantly:
Because we're up 3 goals on city we shouldn't improve our attack?
The majority of our goals are made by Bruno, Rashford and Cavani. Our right wing gives us absolutely nothing in terms of output and our only capable striker is 34. Surely you can see adding another striker or RW will improve us?
Greenwood isn't a finished product and Martial, James, Mata aren't good enough.
I agree the need for a DM is higher than for a striker. But let's not downplay the Martial & RW problem.
Of course a change in formation would also change our needs but I don't rate Ole tactically enough to adapt. We'll be playing 4-2-3-1 every game under his watch, and that's fine by me. It's not the most important aspect of managing (SAF and 4-4-2 come to mind), although I wonder if it's become more important in recent years.