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Saul Niguez & Silly tactics: What Man United fans are talking about on Red Cafe

With the transfer window getting ever closer and following the club’s Premier League defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Tuesday night, it is no surprise that the Red Cafe forum for Manchester United supporters has gone into overdrive.

What are the main topics of discussion?

As usual there is a wide range, but three that certainly stick out and that appear to be trending when it comes to fan involvement are discussions on Anthony Martial, Saul Niguez and silly tactics.

The former came off of the substitutes’ bench in the 73rd minute against Wolves but failed to make an impact with his side chasing a winning goal, before Chris Smalling put through his own net four minutes later.

Meanwhile, according to ESPN sources the Red Devils are keen on a potential summer move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Niguez, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s changeable systems and his use of players are beginning to be questioned.

What’s been said then?

Well, some believe that their manager’s temptation to use some of his stars out of position is costing them right now, with the following person urging him to go back to basics:

Meanwhile, Martial continues to flatter to deceive and appears unable to contribute on a consistent basis for United, with one fan offering Solskjaer some advice:

Lastly, many supporters have been debating whether Niguez would be a good addition to the Red Devils’ midfield, and one in particular is in no doubt:

What’s the verdict?

It’s hard to disagree with too many of the comments in all honesty.

Martial may well be more effective through the middle than out wide, but the issue for Solskjaer is that he also has Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford who want to play there, so something would have to give and it seems unlikely right now.

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Meanwhile, Solskjaer did begin his United reign playing players like Pogba and Rashford in their strongest positions, but his tactics and use of formations has often meant that they aren’t actually where they can be most effective on the pitch, and that is perhaps why results have taken a downturn.

Lastly, and especially if Ander Herrera and/or Nemanja Matic leave this summer, there is no doubt that Niguez would be a decent addition, but there may well be a better-value midfielder out there rather than the Spaniard who could cost a sizeable transfer fee.

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