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Smalling’s defensive instincts are excellent. It’s mad we’re selling him for just 20m, the Italian teams interested in him must think we’re nuts.

But to be honest I haven’t been too impressed by Maguire either so far. I think whoever partners with him is expected to cover twice as much ground, it’s a thankless task. It’s not that hard to look “imperious” in a five meter radius around you.
A top CB with pace would improve Maguire a lot and make up for his lack of pace

Anybody know any names?
We're being linked with younger prospects rather than proven articles. Especially these 2:

https://www.teamtalk.com/news/first-off ... n-utd-hunt

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror ... 534380.amp
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Edfuckingwoodward wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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bman2 wrote:
1 month ago
Smalling’s defensive instincts are excellent. It’s mad we’re selling him for just 20m, the Italian teams interested in him must think we’re nuts.

But to be honest I haven’t been too impressed by Maguire either so far. I think whoever partners with him is expected to cover twice as much ground, it’s a thankless task. It’s not that hard to look “imperious” in a five meter radius around you.
A top CB with pace would improve Maguire a lot and make up for his lack of pace

Anybody know any names?
We're being linked with younger prospects rather than proven articles. Especially these 2:

https://www.teamtalk.com/news/first-off ... n-utd-hunt

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror ... 534380.amp
This is what I want to see, links with decent young CBs

I just watched a YouTube vid of Badiashile - his feet are brilliant for a young CB. Very comfortable on the ball, and very quick. Those are the skills we need to partner Maguire. I reckon he was probably a striker before becoming a defender. Unless that's what the next gen of CBs are gonna be like.
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Look at the cunt dribbling and doing skills to get out of trouble. And his passing range. Only 19

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Sid wrote:
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Look at the cunt dribbling and doing skills to get out of trouble. And his passing range. Only 19

He looks excellent but it's a YouTube compilation. I wonder why he isn't a left back
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A strange thing about this season has been Ole’s determination to play 4-2-3-1 rain or shine. It’s obvious who our starting 11 are in that formation, so we’re easy to prepare for.
Totally agree with your point but the formation isn't necessarily what makes it obvious who our starting 11 is. It's also down to the fact the rest of the squad is a good step down in quality. Even if Ole got all foxy with his team choices, it's not a great worry to opposing sides since he's automatically picked a weakened team.
If you can't change the team that much, because there's no strength in depth, the hobbit could at least change the formation to ask some questions of other teams. The point is both formation and team selection are always an open book.
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