Who is our most important player this season?

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Bastian

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Can't choose between Varane, Martinez and Eriksen. But those three are the ones.
 

Tallis

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Seems like we have quite a lot of these (which is another way of saying that our squad is weak).
 

bosnian_red

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Martial? I mean...the guy has played 45 mins all season and he has been injured the rest of the time. I like Martial myself and wish he progressed from that 1st season he had with us but he's shot mentally and cannot function unless he's the undisputed starter. And he ain't good enough to have that privilege.

Anyway, its a long season. Hoping we can win a trophy or two. Otherwise this would be another failure of a season and we've had six of those already.
Martial is there because like I said, theres nobody else in our squad who can do the role Ten Hag wants as a striker. You don't have to be the best player to be among the most important. We shouldn't be in a position where he's so important, but because of a lack of options... He is.
 

OT1214

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Chose Varane because of the acute drop in quality in case he gets injured. Our season really hinges on him staying fit.
 

Drakul

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Martial is there because like I said, theres nobody else in our squad who can do the role Ten Hag wants as a striker. You don't have to be the best player to be among the most important. We shouldn't be in a position where he's so important, but because of a lack of options... He is.
True. He shouldn't be but he is. We really needed a top CF... Have you seen Julian Alvarez? Guy looks like a gem. Quite mature too for his age. The decision to not spend any money last January seems more disastrous every minute. He or even Caicedo would have been great buys.

Coming to Martial, he's our best dribbler and can lay off balls to bring others into the game. Though...I think he has lost some pace. He ain't as fast as he used to be where he seemed to glide past defenders.
 

AlPistacho

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Currently it has to be Varane because the defensive part of our game is the part that is winning us matches and Varane is the glue that keeps it all together.
 

David Bartley

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Its very hard to pick one player. Eriksen has transformed the midfield. Verane has become a leader at the back. LB has become Malacias domain. Mctom, Dalot have improved greatly. Sancho and Rashford have found the back of the net.
Saying all that the one who came here and was looked as a joke signing by opposition fans, and pundits, endured a torrid start, but is now irreplaceable alongside Verane is Martinez. The way he has adapted to a much tougher league and better players is immense. We finally have a back 4 who look the business, and a team im excited to watch again.
So for me Martinez just shades it.
Vida and Evra were the same. Nightmares to start - they supposedly thought about getting a plane home - but both studied this league, trained hard, adapted their games to it and became fantastic players for us. Credit Licha.
 

Red the Bear

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I pretty much agree with the results to be honest as Eriksen, Martinez and Varane have been our best performers so far, lets see how far that lasts.
 

Daneman

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Its weird how you Got exactly what you needed in Eriksen, yet most posts are ‘how do we replace him’
 

LFG

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To me it's between Varane, Eriksen and Dalot. Varane has been player of the season so far in my eyes and the two others have no replacements that can bring what they do.

Honorable mentions to Licha and Bruno
 

CloneMC16

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Nobody in the squad can do what Eriksen is doing. If he goes down, we're going to be in major trouble. We downgrade if other players get injured, but I don't think the drop off is anywhere near as severe as if it's Eriksen out. I never expected him to be this important to the team.
 
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