- Mar 6, 2021
What is the evidence he's a better player than them in any system?McT could definitely be a shitter version of Yaya Toure - that’d still be a very good player.
Personally I think VdB is a better overall player than both McT and Fred but only if we were playing a possession based system. I’m our system he’s ok still but it’s so evident it doesn’t suit him
It's a long time since he had a decent run of form for club or country, certainly not since his Ajax days and we have to consider that aside from a handful of admittedly impressive CL outings, this is mostly against overmatched opponents in the Dutch league.That's a long period of fairly mediocre football for club and country to be confident about his ability.
He gives the ball away, takes the odd sloppy touch, looks backwards, passes backwards - any footballer that pulls on a Utd shirt can punt the ball backwards to a completely free man. Maybe VDB looks more stylish doing it, I'm not sure, but there has been such scant evidence of his technical prowess to support the notion that he's simply playing in the wrong side.
That's the big worry, where are these signs, there's been so little to get interested about. Even Mhikitaryan and Kagawa who had similarly sympathetic voices among our support showed more signs of quality. I dunno, these claims about his relative ability just seem farfetched at the moment, it seems to be at the point of blind hope he magically tears up the script next season. Fingers crossed!