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Mourinho United thread 2016-17

Discussion in 'Team Threads Forum' started by Pogba4Now, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. poet11

    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    I see where you're coming from of course but on paper it looks like a good move. You needed a CF who scores a shit load of goals and he is PL proven on top so its very Mourinho esque to go pragmatic. You should go ahead and move for James, Perisic and Fabinho now. Would make a complete squad on paper.

    Lukaku
    Perisic-James-Mkhitaryan
    Pogba-Fabinho/Herrera
    Blind-Lindelof-Baily-Valencia
    De Gea

    And with your squad options it should be a team more than adequate to challenge for the PL and do well in the CL.
     
  2. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    On the ball he is average. Lukaku is good inside the box, Air and playing backwards.
     
  3. Pogba4Now

    Pogba4Now Team Captain

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    A CF like Lukaku who contributes very little off the ball won't make players like James or Pogba blossom. Signing James would be pointless. I don't see how he will work with Lukaku. A good striker does not have to just score goals. They have to do more than that. Players like Darren Bent never became elite precisely because of the same reason. This is just an example. I know Lukaku is much better.

    That squad looks like a good Europa squad. Perisic will do more harm than good. He is inferior to Mkhitaryan, comes from a league where Salah or Gervinho are superstars and will significantly hamper the development of Martial and Rashford.

    I don't agree with these transfers but they may work who knows. I'm not that hopeful on Lukaku or Perisic.
     
  4. Nimreitz

    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    I'm an admirer of Lukaku, but yes I think this could be true too. More Mario Gomez than Mario Mandzukic.
     
  5. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    Perisic is a very good and complete player
     
  6. Pogba4Now

    Pogba4Now Team Captain

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    A good Serie A winger usually becomes an average EPL winger. I am not saying Serie A is bad. It's just how the trend is. Different league different style.
     
  7. Pogba4Now

    Pogba4Now Team Captain

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    Some stats of Lukaku:

    Last season, 21 of his 25 Premier League goals came against the bottom 13 teams in the league.

    [h=3]Lukaku v Chelsea: 6 games, 0 goals, 1 win[/h] [h=3]Lukaku v Tottenham: 8 games, 1 goal, 0 wins[/h] [h=3]Lukaku v Manchester City: 10 games, 4 goals, 1 win[/h] [h=3]Lukaku v Liverpool: 11 games, 5 goals, 2 wins[/h] [h=3]Lukaku v Arsenal: 11 games, 2 goals, 2 wins[/h] [h=3]Lukaku v Manchester United: 11 games, 3 goals, 3 wins[/h] [h=3]57 games, 15 goals and 9 wins.[/h]
     
  8. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    surrounded by better players he will improve
     
  9. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    surrounded by better players he will improve
     
  10. WhoDaWhat

    WhoDaWhat Club Supporter

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    He'll have support from his new team mates. Manchester United does have better players than Everton. No offence to everton fans. So he could perform well against bigger teams on a regular basis. Personally I believe 75m is too much for lukaku
     
  11. Pogba4Now

    Pogba4Now Team Captain

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    He is going from 7th placed Everton to 6th placed United so it's not a huge upgrade.

    Anyway as I pointed out above, he scores lots against bottom half teams but if you remember, most of our dropped points were against bottom placed opponents. I guess time will tell how we do with him. There are pros and cons I suppose.
     
  12. Pogba4Now

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    He can still improve and hopefully in the next 3-4 years he can improve on link up play and leading the line.
     
  13. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    But the united's he is joining is not a 6th place team
     
  14. WhoDaWhat

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    If we'd let Morata go would you have taken him instead of lukaku?
     
  15. Pogba4Now

    Pogba4Now Team Captain

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    Yes. Morata scores more crucial/important goals than goals against bottom half teams. Unlike Lukaku, Morata seems like he still has a lot to go to reach his full potential. Lukaku seems close to peak.
     
  16. WhoDaWhat

    WhoDaWhat Club Supporter

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    I bet she asked him to do that before the interview

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  17. Pogba4Now

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    We are about to spend 45 millions on an average 28 year old Serie A winger who has less impressive stats than a Chelsea Flop Salah. This is stupidity.
     
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    Cheer up, it looks like you guys might actually hijack Chelsea's deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko.
     
  19. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    Nady rates players by stats all the time.
     
  20. poet11

    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    Perisic is the perfect Mourinho winger and makes absolute sense. He'd add balance to your attack and allow some space for Martial to grow. Its a great move.
     
      

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