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Thiago Alcantara 7 years on

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posted on 2/8/20

comment by manutd1982 (U6633)
posted 3 hours, 10 minutes ago
I think if we had him you’d need a more combative midfielder like McTominay or Fred beside him rather than Matic, ideally someone of the quality of Kante next to him would be great.
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anyone will be better of with kante next to him rather than matic.

but if you think pogba is good enough next to matic, thiago is more so. And like I said in the OP fred/matic who are our combative cm will actually thrive next to thiago rather than be exposed as they are next to pogba.

comment by Busby (U19985)

posted on 2/8/20

I have huge concerns over Matic. He’s in everbodies starting 11 because of a good 9/10 game run, then he reverted to type.

Only once or twice has he performed over a whole season, and I don’t think Fred or Mctominay are good enough at that tole to cover pogba a deficiencies.

posted on 2/8/20

comment by Busby (U19985)
posted 11 minutes ago
I have huge concerns over Matic. He’s in everbodies starting 11 because of a good 9/10 game run, then he reverted to type.

Only once or twice has he performed over a whole season, and I don’t think Fred or Mctominay are good enough at that tole to cover pogba a deficiencies.
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I share your concerns about matic.
And also see pogba's deficiencies in a deeper role

thiago by no exageration solves all this.

we can play thiago/pogba next to matic. And if matic form tails off we can play thiago next to our combative cms in a way we can't play pogba because pogba will leave holes. Also wih thiago sitting we can push pogba into a more advanced role if fernandes is not available.

His signing offers utd so many options

posted on 2/8/20

Thiago displacing Pogba? Man you guys really don't appreciate him do you?

posted on 2/8/20

comment by Dubbed* (U21815)
posted 5 minutes ago
Thiago displacing Pogba? Man you guys really don't appreciate him do you?
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i am one of pogba's biggest fans but I am also objective. If you think pogba in a "deeper role" is close to thiago, you clearly do not appreciate football

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