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[Article] What Koulibaly would bring to United.
11-04-2019, 01:00 PM (This post was last modified: 11-04-2019 01:00 PM by Clint-TheyCallMePapii.)
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What Koulibaly would bring to United.
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/...nited-need

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- Fitness and consistency.
- Left sided defender perfect partner for the right sided Lindelof.
- World class potential.

Koulibaly's greatest asset is his ability to seamlessly pick out team-mates. He has developed a statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of 'passing'.
Koulibaly's passes aren't simply made for the sake of retaining possession. In fact, the Napoli ace makes more forward passes (910) than any other player in Italy's top tier, which means 43 per cent of Koulibaly's total passes go forward. Lindelof is the United centre-back that comes closest to matching that return on 37 per cent , followed by Eric Bailly (30.4 per cent), Chris Smalling (28.7 per cent) and Phil Jones (25.7 per cent). The latter pair's returns are damning and a clear indication of why United need to bolster at the back. Not only are the duo error prone, but the lack of incisiveness from defence for a team that has the lowest possession return (53.5 per cent) of the Premier League's top six has resulted in a series of stagnant displays.


Koulibaly is world class, he's a United fan and his whole country has begged him to join the senegals most followed team, there's been a campaign among football fans in his country for him to force a move.

There is world class defenders like Cheilini, Bonucci, Godin. Then you have the next batch: Van Dijk, Varane and Koulibaly.

United cannot afford to get this wrong. Now is the time for efficient recruitment. This one can propel us to Top 3 next season rather than Top 6.
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12-04-2019, 10:44 PM
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RE: What Koulibaly would bring to United.
(11-04-2019 01:00 PM)Clint-TheyCallMePapii Wrote:  https://www.skysports.com/football/news/...nited-need

[Image: skysports-koulibaly-kalidou_4634993.png?20190410163615]

- Fitness and consistency.
- Left sided defender perfect partner for the right sided Lindelof.
- World class potential.

Koulibaly's greatest asset is his ability to seamlessly pick out team-mates. He has developed a statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of 'passing'.
Koulibaly's passes aren't simply made for the sake of retaining possession. In fact, the Napoli ace makes more forward passes (910) than any other player in Italy's top tier, which means 43 per cent of Koulibaly's total passes go forward. Lindelof is the United centre-back that comes closest to matching that return on 37 per cent , followed by Eric Bailly (30.4 per cent), Chris Smalling (28.7 per cent) and Phil Jones (25.7 per cent). The latter pair's returns are damning and a clear indication of why United need to bolster at the back. Not only are the duo error prone, but the lack of incisiveness from defence for a team that has the lowest possession return (53.5 per cent) of the Premier League's top six has resulted in a series of stagnant displays.


Koulibaly is world class, he's a United fan and his whole country has begged him to join the senegals most followed team, there's been a campaign among football fans in his country for him to force a move.

There is world class defenders like Cheilini, Bonucci, Godin. Then you have the next batch: Van Dijk, Varane and Koulibaly.

United cannot afford to get this wrong. Now is the time for efficient recruitment. This one can propel us to Top 3 next season rather than Top 6.

I agree with your assessment. I remember some laughing at what liverpool paid for Van Dijk, just like they laugh if we if we over pay for a player. There are only so many world class potential players available for all the big money teams so I say go ahead and pay whatever it takes. If he helps us consistently get to the next level they won’t laugh anymore. We need a world class spine and Lindelöf has won me over. Pair him with another great CB like Koulibaly and the rebuild of the rebuild of the rebuild has a good start!

Also didn’t know that about Senegal, send Deadwood a crazy analysis of shirt sales and maybe he will actually do the smart thing
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12-04-2019, 11:06 PM
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RE: What Koulibaly would bring to United.
(11-04-2019 01:00 PM)Clint-TheyCallMePapii Wrote:  https://www.skysports.com/football/news/...nited-need

[Image: skysports-koulibaly-kalidou_4634993.png?20190410163615]

- Fitness and consistency.
- Left sided defender perfect partner for the right sided Lindelof.
- World class potential.

Koulibaly's greatest asset is his ability to seamlessly pick out team-mates. He has developed a statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of 'passing'.
Koulibaly's passes aren't simply made for the sake of retaining possession. In fact, the Napoli ace makes more forward passes (910) than any other player in Italy's top tier, which means 43 per cent of Koulibaly's total passes go forward. Lindelof is the United centre-back that comes closest to matching that return on 37 per cent , followed by Eric Bailly (30.4 per cent), Chris Smalling (28.7 per cent) and Phil Jones (25.7 per cent). The latter pair's returns are damning and a clear indication of why United need to bolster at the back. Not only are the duo error prone, but the lack of incisiveness from defence for a team that has the lowest possession return (53.5 per cent) of the Premier League's top six has resulted in a series of stagnant displays.


Koulibaly is world class, he's a United fan and his whole country has begged him to join the senegals most followed team, there's been a campaign among football fans in his country for him to force a move.

There is world class defenders like Cheilini, Bonucci, Godin. Then you have the next batch: Van Dijk, Varane and Koulibaly.

United cannot afford to get this wrong. Now is the time for efficient recruitment. This one can propel us to Top 3 next season rather than Top 6.

I agree with your assessment. I remember some laughing at what liverpool paid for Van Dijk, just like they laugh if we if we over pay for a player. There are only so many world class potential players available for all the big money teams so I say go ahead and pay whatever it takes. If he helps us consistently get to the next level they won’t laugh anymore. We need a world class spine and Lindelöf has won me over. Pair him with another great CB like Koulibaly and the rebuild of the rebuild of the rebuild has a good start!

Also didn’t know that about Senegal, send Deadwood a crazy analysis of shirt sales and maybe he will actually do the smart thing
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