Trust a Belgian pair of eyes: forget about Benteke. Imo he could move a level higher, and join Spurs or Pool, but that's about it. He doesn't have much footballing intelligence and is pretty much a donkey to harass defenders in the box. That's a profile that can be useful for some game plan, but imo we should aim at better quality.
The out-and-out striker I would go for is Benzema. Because he offers so much more than goals. He is more clever and tactically aware than most strikers potentially available, he is solid as well and has a great link up play. But if I am honest, getting Benzema means Rooney is dropped so I don't quite see the point.
But my ideal signing, although totally unrealistic, would be Müller. No one out there is more suited to what we need right now.
Muller has been linked since january, i know lvg wants him but why would bayern sell to us?
and agree, Griezzman is more a LM/LW than a striker or a guy who plays centrally (at least from what i have seen from him) and we will be competing against PSG and Chelsea for him
Lacazette for me, switching left and right with Depay and Rooney through the centre. Youth, pace and guile upfront with all of them very capable goal scorers is exactly what we need to breakdown the stonewall defences we have been seeing. We are owning games in the possession stakes, but need a bit more in the finishing stakes and this trio would be ideal for the job I think.
You can lead a man to reason, but you cannot make him think.
It will very much depend on the next manager and what style he implements, and if he wants Lukaku.
In this very team, under LVG, I could see Lukaku flourishing because we lack athleticism, power and strength (although Rashford does have great potential). He has improved massively in the last few months/couple of years. I wonder if Mourinho, if he's appointed, would reconsider him (it would be a first proof of him dropping his ego for the greater good for instance)? Mourinho likes to have a beast upfront, someone to finish teams off, someone lethal and hard to play against (Drogba & Costa at Chelsea, Milito at Inter, and it's not wonder Benzema didn't fit in well under him, because he wasn't the typical profile Mourihno favours). Lukaku at this point looks like the typical Mourinho's striker, except he sometimes lacks that killing touch and can struggle for consistency (at least he has in the past). He used to lack a footballing brain, but he has improved on that as well. Perhaps not enough yet to be the elite striker someone like Mourinho would bring in for sure.
Lukaku imo is an interesting option. Not sure how realistic he is and if Mourinho would be really keen on him, but I really don't see him at Bayern. He doesn't fit their playing style. And I believe he would be mad to join a sub-club in Italy. England is perfect for him imo.
Post by realisticreddevil on Mar 29, 2016 12:52:07 GMT
bh so far this season harry kane is the best fc in this list, but truly im not sure he's really the best option for united. in united games it was very obvious to see united miss the creativity and finnishing. harry kane no doubt is one of the deadliest finnishers in the world but when it comes to the final thirs united has a big problem in moving the ball to the striker for a final touch so in my opinion the better player will be the pacey one, as lukaku, or another young star who's not playing striker but could bring his great quality to united attack, Riechedly Bazoer. what do you think? plus, maybe vardy will leave leicester and not only for madrid or barca?
Vardy: I consider it a great story and he is now at maximun confidence. A too big gamble also given the age.
Kane: Given his footballing abilities my clear no. 1 on that list but I doubt he is leaving Spurs any time soon. Will try win the league with them first as he is a big spurs fan.
Lukaku: A almost perfect fit given experience in the league, goal return and age. Little concern over his passing / interplay with midfielders. No. 2 on my list but as he expressed a desire to move on much more realstic (if don't fail to achieve a CL spot)
Intersting fact about them two is, that Lukaku is at 6 assists whereas Kane just managed one, despite me thinking Kane is the one with more creativity and better when in a deeper position.
Griezmann: Another one of my absolute favorites as he can play also as a winger with Martial in the centre. Only a doubt as he is clearly a goalscotimg winger with little assists in him. As Martial and Depay seem the same type of winger we rather need a more creative winger more involved in the build up rather than finishing. If we can't get #1 or #2 he'd be next on my list
Ibrahimovic: Big doubt regarding his ego. If signed he should play but the only Idea signing a 34 old for me is some kind of part time job giving Rashford, Martial & maybe Wilson major playing time to develop. Still, for 1-2 seasons the could learn a lot and I think he can still help us despite the age. In ayn case no3. on the wish list at best. Kane or Lukaku prefered.
Cavani: Surely a good striker and will almost certainly score 15+ goals but then the PL ist different. Guess he could physically cope with it. In the end I'd say no as he is by no means in the age we should sign players in (on a regular basis) and contrary to Ibra he would cost much. Not that I care too much about the money we spend but I'd prefer young player that stay here for longer period so do not have to change squads too much too often like in recent years. We are looking for more consistency and he would not fit in that respect.
Aubameyang: Another mention by the press but ignored by me as he expressed his desire to join Real one day. Also Dortmund is going to loose Gündogan and they haven't let go 2 key players in one summer under the current mangement.
Neymar: Forget about that Glazer smokescreen and he has his new contract already I guess after last summer...