Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Mexhammer » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:32 pm

Ive always loved Lanzini, one of the most under-rated footballers, if he hadnt had that injury before the world cup 4 years ago, would have been a 50m plus footballer, playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Wilko1304 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:34 pm

Absolutely think you can have Manu and Pablo together. Considering our left side looks so weak, I think it might be critical we do.

Like to watch them combine, Fornals is our most intelligent player, but I think Manu can match him. And two players who are absolutely comfortable picking passes in our own half. Granted it puts a lot of emphasis on Bowen as the direct option with pace.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Doc H Ball » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:52 pm

Wilko1304 wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:34 pm
Absolutely think you can have Manu and Pablo together. Considering our left side looks so weak, I think it might be critical we do.

Like to watch them combine, Fornals is our most intelligent player, but I think Manu can match him. And two players who are absolutely comfortable picking passes in our own half. Granted it puts a lot of emphasis on Bowen as the direct option with pace.
It also means dropping Benni.

Guess we’ll get the chance when he’s away for the ACN and Fornals will go left. I still think he and Lanzini should be competing for the same shirt though.

Nice problem.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Doc H Ball » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:57 pm

sendô wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:10 pm
If Salah scored that…
…there would be close ups and slow mo’s (boom boom!) galore. His three touches are magic. The footage from behind at the end of this clip shows it best.


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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:02 am

The commentator on the YouTube highlights does it justice. Haven't seen Match of the Day yet so can't comment.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Doc H Ball » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:03 am

I keep playing it over and smiling. The players’ reactions say it all.

****ing A.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by WestSam » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:08 am

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:02 am
The commentator on the YouTube highlights does it justice. Haven't seen Match of the Day yet so can't comment.
MOTD played it in amongst a montage of all our first half play. Wasn't shown nor analysed separately. They said "good feet" I think.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Tezza65 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:41 am

If Messi or Ronaldo would have done that the media would have been creaming their pants.

GOAL OF THE SEASON for me.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by sendô » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:53 am

WestSam wrote:
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:08 am
MOTD played it in amongst a montage of all our first half play. Wasn't shown nor analysed separately. They said "good feet" I think.
That's the sort of insightful genius that Dion Dublin and Ian Wright get paid the big bucks for. :thdn:

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by WCpete » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:59 am

Doc H Ball wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:57 pm
…there would be close ups and slow mo’s (boom boom!) galore. His three touches are magic. The footage from behind at the end of this clip shows it best.

This is the angle I've been looking for. The close up slo-mo, and it gets blocked for me because I'm in the US. Infuriating. Headbanger

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Shabu » Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:43 am

Where does this rate on his top ten list?

Come on, i know some of you have already compiled it...

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Turtlecharityracer » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:02 am

Some people have been calling for Lanzini to start for ages.
He brings so much to the team.
Ability to receive the ball no matter what. Always looks forward. Superb at those 15 - 20 yard passes that break opposition lines. Fluidity to the team.
Also, watch when he plays. I am certain he is the most popular member of the squad amongst the other players. They genuinely seem to love the bloke. One of the reasons, I think is because they rate his ability so highly.
Not been part of Moyes groovy gang but hopefully now even Moyes will be forced to give him a long run in the team and not sacrifice him the minute things don't go to plan.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by funky chicken » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:10 am

When you consider the dreadful injury he picked up a couple of years ago, the form he is displaying right now is nothing short of incredible.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by MB » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:15 am

Watching it back again I just cannot believe the extreme lengths Lanzini goes to in order to justify that Rice’s forward runs create something!

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by S-H » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:21 am

F*ck me, it gets better every time you see it.

We've got our Manu back.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by prophet:marginal » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:47 am

It makes me chuckle that goal, even now, having watched it 50x.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by bubbles1966 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:41 am

When you watch the passage of play from start to finish, we work the ball through ten passes, I think. Lovely goal.

It's genuinely heart warming to see Lanzini finding some form and having some moments to match those we saw pre-injury. It's very reminiscent of Dev in the mid 80s after the Wigan injury. He doesn't have the turn of pace that he had pre-injury and is having to vary his game, but the quality on the ball comes shining through. The more he is on the ball, the more control we have in games.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Doc H Ball » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:53 am

Went to bed watching it, woke up to watch it....

Great comparison to Dev.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:08 pm

Turtlecharityracer wrote:
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:02 am
Some people have been calling for Lanzini to start for ages.
He brings so much to the team.
Ability to receive the ball no matter what. Always looks forward. Superb at those 15 - 20 yard passes that break opposition lines. Fluidity to the team.
Also, watch when he plays. I am certain he is the most popular member of the squad amongst the other players. They genuinely seem to love the bloke. One of the reasons, I think is because they rate his ability so highly.
Not been part of Moyes groovy gang but hopefully now even Moyes will be forced to give him a long run in the team and not sacrifice him the minute things don't go to plan.
Moyes made a point of telling the media that Lanzini is our best player when he first came back and gave him ample starts whilst this forum was clamouring for Fornals.

Trying to make some claim that Moyes is anti-Lanzini is one of your weakest attempts.

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Re: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)

Post by yakandyeti » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:16 pm

I thought he was done and bracketed him with Yarmolenko and Masuaku as players we needed to move on. Delighted he’s back and gives us another, different, high quality option in a few different positions. We have decent depth in midfield now, wouldn’t say no to Lingard though, but not a nightmare if we don’t get him. Having a squad of excellent players all pushing each other, getting a start and keeping the shirt is a huge step forward.

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