Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Ronaldo, Park, Nani Out - Try Rafael As A Winger!

Ronaldo, Park, Nani Out - Try Rafael As A Winger!

Manchester United face a real injury crisis, particularly in central midfield and on the wings. To the latter, there IS a solution.

Nani, Ronaldo and Park are all out of the Premiership opener against Newcastle therefore it's time for a bold move I think. With Ryan Giggs as our only winger, we need someone on the other flank who provides pace as well as tricks. Clearly, Darren Fletcher is not the man.

Sir Alex has been waxing lyrical about the Da Silva twins, particularly about Rafael. The youngster seems to be in the mould of Roberto Carlos or Daniel Alves: great going forward but suspect at defending. He's supposed to be a defender - but I see no reason why he could not be a great winger.

The boy has pace to burn, bags of skill and an eagerness to go past opponents. He's a dribbler and is definitely worth a try against Newcastle if the situation does not improve. With Rooney unlikely to make the game I think this is the only encouraging option - playing Martin or Fletcher there will not solve anything.

One might argue that he's inexperienced for the role but the position of right winger has an advantage: it's very difficult to commit a mistake there that might lead to losing the game. In that sense, the full-back position demands much more responsibility. Therefore we would not risk much playing him.

If Fergie is reluctant to do this, then there's always the option of a three-pronged attack with Tevez, Giggs and Campbell. This is more likely but I'd love to see Rafael playing on the wing. And the boy would surely have no objection, either...



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday August 9 2008
Time: 9:10AM

Comments

0
Dont see it happening.
rooneyisgod
09/08/2008 13:21:00
0
Last season we started the first game with Evra on the wing and Silvestre at Left Back. I expect the same this time around.
united4life
09/08/2008 14:52:00
0
I was under the impression that it was the left back, of the two, who was most impressive and that in one of the youth international tournaments he got something like 7 goals from left back...
The_Legend_Of_Zola
11/08/2008 18:43:00
0
I'd love to see Campbell blooded early this season. With Eagles sold, there's a real gap in UTD's ranks for some young home grown talent.
Alex Humpage
12/08/2008 09:17:00
0
I can't really see Sir Alex risking something like that in the first game. True, he looks an exciting prospect, but he's young and relatively inexperienced. With the title race looking tight this year, we have to get off to a good start, and it may be a little early for Rafael to be thrown into the action.
Man utd champions
12/08/2008 10:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

Scholes Taking Coaching Badges

As he prepares for a managerial career.

Hummels Was So Close to Joining United

But, alas, it wasn`t to be!

United Duo Will Not Face Further Action

On Sunday, against Everton, the media picked up on two incidents that they felt the referee, Michael Oliver, could have dealt with more severely.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Everton (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea13%
Valencia0%
Jones6%
Rojo6%
Darmian0%
Carrick0%
Pogba0%
Herrera6%
Mkhitaryan60%
Martial3%
Ibrahimovic0%
Rashford0%
Fellaini6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 5:15PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Croc1
The Vital Football Members League