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28 Jul 2022 17:44:38
Reports of United looking at Ruiz from Napoli for 42 million. One year left on his contract.

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28 Jul 2022 17:53:09
Hope this is true. Excellent player who in my opinion would do well at United.

Maybe we could offer Ronaldo to Napoli as part of the deal since it looks like the only semi viable option of a CL club for him at the moment.

28 Jul 2022 18:05:00
A lot of money for someone with a year left in my opinion.

28 Jul 2022 18:34:26
Let's get Ruiz and forget about FDJ. He can stay at Barcelona and be their GK. I really don't care. His wages are astronomical too.

28 Jul 2022 19:15:43
Anyone knows more about him? I haven't really seen him play.

28 Jul 2022 22:19:30
Younger Matic with a bit more about him in the final third.

Thats my quick assessment of him from the youtube video i watched lol.

I would still have concerns over his ability to defend the back 4, but those concerns are there with FDJ and with MCFRED.

29 Jul 2022 07:27:55
That's the thing though, we're not looking for a midfielder to defend in front of the back four.

EtH plays a high press to win the ball back. 80% of the ball winning will be done by players who play in the advanced midfield positions and final third, high up the pitch.

EtH is looking for a holding midfielder who can spray passes, control the tempo, keep the ball and who is not only press resistant but able to dribble through a press to create space.

Fabian Ruiz, FDJ, Youri Tielemans these sort of players. Highly technical, intelligent, ball players who can dictate and orchestrate the side. Not crunching tackle demons.

29 Jul 2022 08:51:42
Are Rodri and fabinho crunching tackle demons?

No they dictate the tempo and defend the back 4 mainly through interceptions.

Players are allowed to do both, help build up the attack from the first third of the pitch and defend the back 4 when we don't have the ball. Its not against the rules.

29 Jul 2022 11:20:52
DSG, of course anyone playing in a deeper midfield position will need to do a certain amount of defending when called upon.

The main difference is where a players strengths lie. Very players are equally as good with the ball at their feet as they are defending without it. Generally players will fall one side of the line. They are either better with with ball at their feet than defending, or are better at defending than playing out with the ball.

It's about how you intend to set up the team, which makes what sort of player you want more important.

I think many fans are still stuck on the weaknesses we had under Ole. Whose sit back, defend deep and hit on the counter style encouraged teams onto us and as such we desperately needed a better CDM who could effectively shield the back four and win back the ball.

That isn't how EtH will likely look to play. His style is far more proactive and requires having the ball and clever use of it.

He is looking for a holding midfielder who will do far more on the ball than off the ball work as he intends for the team to have the majority of possession.



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