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19 Jul 2018 11:32:28
We need a right winger. We have a fast, powerful, skillful right footed player who can dribble and beat a man. Why can't we tell him to get down the line and get a cross in from the right. What am I missing? Why does it need to be anymore complicated?

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19 Jul 2018 12:12:18
All of us who have watched United for a long time can plainly see we lack width. Whether that comes from the wingers/ forwards or the fullbacks/ wingbacks is down to personal preference.

However, does Jose Mourinho really want width? Has he ever truly played with width?

Historically he only like one full back to push forward at a time. He also favours hard working wingers over skillful ones.
He likes to have two banks of four who sit deep and and narrow forcing the opposition to go wide. He likes counter attacking over possession. Meaning he prefers vertical balls over horizontal balls to stretch the opposition.

Why am I saying this? Because I don't think we will see the kind of players we want to see come in. We want players who'll attack with width and stretch teams.

Jose prefers to pick full backs who'll stay narrow and deep. Which is why Luke Shaw gets so much grief from Jose as he looks to attack too often and stays too wide.
Jose prefers to play players such as Lingard, Mata or Sanchez out wide as they are naturally No.10's and as such natural gravitate in field creating a narrow team. Which is what Jose likes.

He himseld has said he doesn't expect us to sign another forward/ wide player. And apparently we are hesitant over a deal for Alex Sandro.

I don't think we will see the kind of football our fans want as it is the opposite of the kind of football Jose wants.

We either need to be happy with the kind of football Jose likes or we need to find a manager who will play as we would like.

19 Jul 2018 12:34:46
You are missing nothing . People bang on about a CB when we have 5 to choose from or a LB when we have 3 to choose from including englands number 1. I totally agree and have been saying for a number of weeks that we have nobody who can hug the right touchline get past a fullback on the outside and whip over a cross for our powerhouse of a centre forward to get on the end of.

19 Jul 2018 14:58:00
We have players who can do that, its one of the most simple commands a manager can make. Stay wide, go round the outside and whip crosses in. It's offensive play 101. However, Jose doesn't want to play that way, so it doesn't matter who we sign, it won't happen. Whoever comes in will play in the same way our current players play. If we are lucky they will do it better than our current players.

19 Jul 2018 17:30:37
Well said shappy, excellent.

19 Jul 2018 18:58:42
Spot on Shappy.



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