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That was my point in my Mikel/Fellaini piece back in January, Mikel could be used further up.

Here's an intetesting read as well on that subject: That's Santapelota on "Busquets as an advanced midfielder" ?


You should ask yourself why Mikel was put deeper in the pitch.

My explanation is because he's not that good with his back to goal, not that good to beat his opponent or make space for himself with little tricks and is not very quick.

When he plays deeper, he has often the play in front of him and unless we are overwhelmed has more time to pick his pass.

Fellaini is taller and is used as a targetman for lay-off play with his chest or using his height and frame in front of the defender. And he's a good header. I'm not a fan of Fellaini but Mikel could not be played like him.

We have Ramires Oscar, KDB ( with a little more time and tactical training) that could fit in a dynamic 2 in front of a defensive midfielder.

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I'm not crying 

What does he do? attacking wise he offers next to nothing, defensively he's lazy, hardly ever tracks his man, rarely wins back the ball... when he does it takes him 30 seconds to actually release the

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Bench warmer at best, not the worst in the world but no where near good enough either. If we get £10m then must sold this guy, hell even Romeu is catching up to him now and some people think they are on par already. Never reached his potential and never will, shame imo.

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funny how people always calling romeu..he has had a hard injury, how people do know that he will reach his level after it? also, i dont see how people rate him that much higher than mikel. he is maybe technically better, but mikel is defensively better than romeu is. romeu is mediocre at best atm.

if mikel leaves, we need 1-2 new DMs...and dont know if we will get them.

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