As CR7 said his ball control is better than this (I'd rate him around 85-86), his dribbling speed could be low 80's as he's faster on the ball than he is off it. His attack could sit on a 77-78 ,he's the most dangerous and inventive player in the U21's. Body balance could go up a point or two because while he's slight of frame and not particularly strong he can hold off players bigger than and stronger than him. Place kicking and swerve should be far higher than this (he his a bit of free kick specialist after all) and has scored or assisted from a number of free kicks in the U21's and U18's over the years, I'd rate him as 76-77 for place kicking and I'd have his swerve on low 80's. Finally his tenacity is something to watch out for, he's not afraid to get stuck into a tackle and work for the team defensively and the more game time he gets hopefully he'll show this aspect of his game more.
He's so so so so so so slow, reminds me of Zidane (maybe Berbatov) in how he has fuck all pace but can beat a man with ease, great little dribbler but can often overrun it, think he's quite poor on his weak foot but isn't afraid of using it.
paddy's right, no point in keeping him at TS 82, he's similar to Arda Turan but with much better ACC which i believe is correctly rated at 85, i'd say 72-74 for TS would be much better. also with such a massive drop in TS a compensation must be applied to DS which should then be around 85 as he doesn't lose that much pace on the ball, keeping him with TS 72-74 and DS 77 would make him barely be able to dribble past a player as he'd move like an oil tanker with the ball
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Some of his passing today was fantastic (especially that Through ball to Rooney), reverse pass to Welbeck wasn't bad either and he can really get some venom in his shots as Boruc had to make a great save to stop him scoring. He was certainly one of the positives in a team that didn't offer too much.
Welbeck19 wrote:Some of his passing today was fantastic (especially that Through ball to Rooney), reverse pass to Welbeck wasn't bad either
Yeah, passing is definitely what he's about. As noted above, he doesn't have any real pace so he has to use his brain to be effective from a LM position.
He certainly doesn't lack confidence. Although the through-ball for Rooney was top quality I thought his crossfield pass to Nani (Rafael ?) was fantastic for a player of his age.
I think the cross field pass was to Rafael. His vision is something else for an 18 year old and he'd be so much more dangerous playing in the hole as he'd be able to show his true quality in that position. I'm glad United have got him tied down to a contract for the next five years, with the right development he's surely going to be world class in 2-3 years time.
jurgens wrote:I don't see what the big deal is about his pace? Hes not fast, but hes not slow, rather hes got quite a nice ACC and pretty average TS? 79/80 TS, just standard really.
I guess it has become an issue because of the position he is being played in. We are so used to pace out on the wings that it really stands out when someone obviously lacks something that is considered normal for the role.
I have him sitting on 79 TS in the set I posted a while back in the A.S.S section. Though TS isn't his main attribute, that's his vision,passing and team work. His passing for the U18's,U21's and now the first team has always been impressive, yes he misplaces a couple of them, but the vision and the ability to pull off a sensational defence splitting pass is there. His passing game is surely the main thing to look out for in the next few games as I'd say he's at least yellow for SPA. Finally It annoys me how he's classified as a winger, he's more of a play maker or a Support Striker and he's far more dangerous in that area of the pitch as he can dictate things to his liking. In a few games for the U21's he essentially operated as a false 9 and the opposition struggled to handle him.