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- May 8, 2011
I don't think there's anything necessarily wrong with the signing if they were to get him. But this is a panic move and suggests De Jong isn't going to happen. I've said all along they needed 2 midfielders so if it's Rabiot and De Jong / alternative I don't see that as a big issue.
If its Rabiot instead of De Jong then that's a real issue.
It's done according to a SkySports breaking news. I really wanted him about 4 years ago. But his career never kicked on.
One game of watching McFred was too much.
Rabiot and possibly Arnautovic - oh goody!
We are the gift that keeps giving for opposition clubs/fans - we are definitely a laughing stock. I thought we had stepped away from these types of signings.
Like jsp said he’s better than we have ability wise but he’s a loose cannon.
I'm good with United signing Rabiot purely based on being better than what they have. He's not the answer but he's an upgrade and I've said for a long time they need better play in midfield. But I agree at this point I'd also rather players like Iqbal and Savage get more playing time certainly ahead of McTominay.If we go this way, I rather have some young kids as back up to what we’ve got. It was always going to be a season without competing for cups, we need a complete rebuilt. Give the kids some playing time.
How does he improve what we have? Adrien Rabiot: Why do Manchester United want to sign Juventus midfielder?
Mina Rzouki - "If Rabiot is being looked upon as the solution to Man Utd's midfield then I would be very surprised. I'm yet to really understand what it is that he excels at...He's not dynamic, he's not particularly fast, his defensive markings can be a little bit off-key and he hasn't really excelled at Juventus..."
Nicky Bandini - "At Juventus, he's been thrust into this role where he's sitting and being this player who spreads the play, maybe that's a better use for him because he's really quite inconsistent with his short passing. There was a horrible game against Venezia last season where he was trying to play a two-yard ball and sent it 15 yards. His control in the passing range is not a strength for me...Overall it's really hard to identify what he does well consistently."
After prioritizing CM all window, this is the best we could come up with? Tells you everything you need to know about the state of this club.
Oh well if a couple of nobodies that not even their parents have heard of, and a few meaningless stats help you make your mind up .....
I've heard of both of them surprised you haven't come across either.
Nicky Bandini has written for the Guardian for years as a reporter on Italian Football she's also done work for ESPN. You may have come across her under her previous name Paolo Bandini?
Mina Rzouki has reported for the BBC on Italian football before not sure where else she works.
Both at times were guests on the excellent world football phone in as experts on European Football especially Italian football.
Oh they are both Women, it gets even better. Point still stands.
I could if I was of the mind to post a dozen articles saying he'd be a great signing for United.
Because a women couldn't possibly know more than you about football?
The proof is in the pudding with this guy he's 27 years old PSG let him go in his prime because he wasn't reliable and caused them to many headaches off the pitch and it seems 3 years later Juventus are doing the same.
He has 1 good game a season and dines out on it for 12 months.
Utd are taking a huge gamble on him because we are desperate.
You'd have thought PSG, Juve and his International Manager Didier Deschamps would have picked up on that, if true.
Every transfer is a huge gamble.
Right. So, let's ignore the opinions of people who actually watch Italian football and the numbers that quantify his impact? On what then shall we base our opinions?Oh well if a couple of nobodies that not even their parents have heard of, and a few meaningless stats help you make your mind up .....
They look similar to the ones I've seen. I have yet to hear what he brings (besides his mother) or does well that justifies the bag(gage)...pun intended.