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23 Nov 2017 23:18:40
Is jose trying to force zlatan into the starting 11 at the detriment to lukaku?

Work vommitments stop me watching as much as a a few months ago butthe last 2 games is being reported as zlatan is main man and rom is out wide?

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23 Nov 2017 23:39:39
Pushing lukaku wide will not work for a zillion reasons imo.
Sure if we are chasing a goal with 15 mins to go I see the benefit of having both on but last night was not the time imo.
For me it's one or the other.

At the moment I think lukaku looks a little off the pace he is carrying a couple of knocks and has played 90mins in nearly every game for club and country this season. He just lacks a tiny bit of sharpness and I think now with ibra available he will get more rest to keep him sharp and fresh. He is not a robot and can't play as often as he has and play at his best.
Both score goals and i'd be happy going into any match with either of them playing as cf as long as they are fit and fresh and Jose now has that option. It's hard to see them playing in the same team in our current preferred formation.

24 Nov 2017 00:01:28
Lukaku is 24 years old why can't he play week in week out .
Zlatan at 35 did last season .
Ibra scored 17 league goals last season compared to lukaku 25, lukaku has 8 in 12 this season all from open play .
Why play a 100% 9 on the wing?
Pogba won't get rested when fit, last year ibra never why should lukaku.

Worse part is watching martial having to sit on the bench for ibra while sane and sterling rip it up for city.

24 Nov 2017 03:04:27
I agree with all of that Jred.

24 Nov 2017 06:55:39
EZRS, I made that point the first time it happened and it worries me. The only way I see them in the same team is with Ibra at 10, any other formation doesn’t work for me. Given our solid start is would be horrible if Ibra gets shoehorned in to the detriment of our current style.

24 Nov 2017 08:29:49
I fully agree Jred but I can also see Kens point of view. Lukaku has looked a little sluggish recently and maybe a night off might have done him some good or being replaced by Ibra for the last 10-15 mins keeping him a little fresher for the weekend.

Anyway I think we're all in agreement that no way should he be pushed out wide and introducing Ibra upset the balance of the team, rather than making us more dangerous it had the opposite effect.

I agree with AJH rather than Ibra's return giving us more options at the moment it looks like it could give us a massive selection dilemma and actually be at the detriment to the team especially considering the form of Lukaku, Rashford and Martial. Miki can't even get a place on the bench!

It's early days yet and the games he's been introduced have been dead rubbers so let's hope Jose can see what everybody else can and he comes up with a better solution.

24 Nov 2017 09:06:24
Ibra will play at the 10 behind lukaku when he is fit.

24 Nov 2017 10:08:54
Genuinely hope ibra isn't pushing rom out wide.

I stand by jose and his decosions but IF that's the case then its madness IMO.

Zlat at no.10 is an interesting point.



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