He's been out since Good Friday. I think he was doing ok before that but didn't look as destructive as he did when he was with you. I believe it was suggested by the Sky commentary team that he needs to be receiving the ball earlier. We seemed to be giving it to him right at the point of collision making it much easier for the defence to wrap him up.
He's still looked a handful with his upper body strength and I think he's more proficient in offloading than anyone else at the club. I guess the way things have worked out so far has just been a bit disappointing because we were expecting to see his offloading game feed Roby's running game to a devastating effect. Perhaps it still will in the future
Manu played out wide for us but I don't think they really had a game plan for him he always seemed to do things off the cuff and I think that is when he is most devastating, to restrict him into a set plan could be a mistake.Just pass to him and make sure he has plenty of people backing him up.
Edited by westhuller, 03 May 2013 - 05:07 PM.