Bruno seems to be a streaky player and has been known to go missing for stretches. Perhaps that's down to fatigue and overuse, perhaps he's wasting too much energy trying to referee the match while also playing in it, I don't know. I think it's a fair point to rest him more and use a different formation.no, I'm not looking for anything really.
Everytime I say (on here) why are we a playing a defensive duo, the answer seems to be to accomodate Bruno. Which is great, when he is on form banging them in. But when he isn't we need to change it up.
We don't have two players good enough to play the DM role, so something has to change.
So if we are only playing two DM to suit Bruno, should that be something we need to look at.
I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just floating it out there.
We do have a problem though.
True, but Fred can't do those things either. It's not like Lindelof could've been more useless v Wolves than Fred was.Passing out of midfield is way different than passing out of defence. As a defender you are facing forward and have more time. In midfield you are often receiving the ball facing your own goal or on the half turn.
Blind might have been capable of doing this in a great side (ours in '99). Jones? errr, has enough trouble being a CBIf the Fred role is to get dribbled past at every opportunity and be an offensive liability then Lindelof has all the skills necessary.
Yeah, I don't think there's a history of this working, and I'm not really advocating for Lindelof to move up. I just don't see any other options and Fred just needs to stop being picked.
I also remember silly suggestions about Jones and Blind doing similar.
He was voted MOTM in one of those "crap" performances (on Red Cafe) btw.
Oh come on, be nice. Give Donny a break.Was that West Brom at home by any chance?
That was his one half convincing performance in a pretty dull home win.
That's the only game that I can really remember him featuring in and thinking he might have a chance but it was an opponent that sat off him all game and put him under no pressure.
I remember seeing Evra and thinking "what the bloody hell have we done"? I never became his biggest fan but he did get better. Vidic, of course became a bloody monster! Even way back, Gary Pallister looked very dodgy early onEvra and Vidic were terrible when they arrived.
I don't think he's had a fair chance, and he beefed himself up over summer.
If we sell him without giving him a chance it would be a disgrace. Especially if it's for a loss
And I still say he can't do worse than Fred
Get rid of Jones? I think he's grown roots into the OT pitch - maybe he'll be our next manager!Simples
Look to get Donny and Martial sold in Jan window and try all out for bissouma
Bissouma pogba and bruno with mc t and matic backup
Get rid of Fred in summer mata.lingard and matic off the books hopefully with Jones as well to free up funds for Harland and another quality midfielder
Franck Kessie - Great shout, his contract is up June next year and doesnt look like he's interested signing another with Milan.