Nicolas Pepe

Ben Townsend

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Looks good this lad does, but my worry would be is he going to be as good in a much better league.
 

jsp

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Always hard to judge in recent years we’ve had a few superstar names appear from France

Dembele ripped it up in Germany then has struggled at Barca.
Malcom has struggled at Barca
Lemar struggled at Atletico Madrid
Martial struggled at Utd after a bright start.

We’ve had major problems developing young players in recent years so I’ve got concerns about buying young players right now.

Who’s teaching these kids the right and wrong ways?

Utd need to do proper background research on these boys as the pressure that comes with the move to Utd is huge.
 

Mr C

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Malcolm was always going to struggle to be fair, he was ok in a pretty poor Bordeaux side.
 

Mr C

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Malcom at Barca, did well at Bordeaux, we were rumoured to be in for him
 

jsp

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Hard to go from being the big fish in a small pond to being just another fish in an ocean.

The pressure at Utd is relentless it's broken plenty of players before that's why I think it's a risk for these kids to go straight from these teams to the very big teams.
 

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Used to be a good young signing on FIFA!

Can’t say I know much about him as don’t really watch the Mickey Mou... I mean French league. Although I’ve read he’s being chased by a fair few big clubs so he must be doing something right!
 

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