Yunus Musah at AC Milan

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  1. Jazzy Altidore

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    Sep 2, 2009
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    There’s also Alphonso Davies who had a bit of success at a young age.
     
  2. TimB4Last

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    May 5, 2006
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    … though again, in Germany. :cool:
     
  3. TimB4Last

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    May 5, 2006
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    Musah is in Perth for AC Milan v Roma on Friday.

    Goalkeepers: Nava, Sportiello, Torriani.

    Defenders: Bartesaghi, Calabria, Florenzi, Gabbia, Hernández, Kalulu, Jiménez, Simić, Terracciano, Thiaw, Tomori.

    Midfielders: Adli, Loftus-Cheek, Musah, Pobega, Reijnders, Zeroli.

    Forwards: Giroud, Jović, Okafor.

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  4. Jazzy Altidore

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    We should have an honest conversation about both his strengths and weaknesses. I don't think that's nitpicky; its the purpose of the forum.
     
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  5. y-lee-coyote

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    Clearly picking at nits is what we do. I don't think it is an especially egregious breach of etiquette to question this guy's future. I am sure AC Milan have some questions too, but have elected to persevere. He shows glimpses of having a very high ceiling, but achieving that will require him to get consistent in his game.

    I think a new coach might actually help if he doesn't see him as a swiss army knife. Pioli clearly rated him, but his value appeared to be as a utility player more so than any single position. He can be great if he can learn to be a professional and not switch off at the damnedest times. Maybe just playing the same spot would help, but he is getting on the field regular at a storied club with high aspirations and that is a good thing.

    The future is bright, all the things wrong are fixable and he is an athletic specimen, The one thing about Italian clubs is they have to work with what they have to an extent. Unlike PL clubs, they can't buy five top players at a spot, and loan the three out that won't see the pitch.

    It is a brand new era at Milan and hopefully they got the coach selection right.
     
  6. PaulGascoigne

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    Feb 5, 2001
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    YM has more Top 4 Euro league appearances than CP at the same age and they are about even on caps. CP has the edge on Champions league appearances. Overall, YM is doing very well at a high level, and not just by US or North American standards. I share people's frustrations with what he hasn't been able to get right yet. But he just looks so good when he looks good, if that makes sense. I really like the comment above that suggests he needs some time to develop at one position.
     
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  7. schrutebuck

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    Jul 26, 2007
    Musah is on the bench today for Milan's match against Roma in Perth, Australia.
     
  8. Casper

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    Mar 30, 2001
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    Musah played the second half. He subbed in for Calabria, which makes me suspicious that he played right back, but I don't know. Given the personnel, they could have been experimenting with wingbacks. They conceded five, including three in the second half, so not a great data point. Hopefully enjoyed the trip.
     
  9. Teak

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    Nov 22, 2008
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    AC Milan have approached Mats Wieffer about moving to Italy this summer. He has had an outstanding and meteoric rise at Feyenoord Rotterdam and the Dutch NT, and IMHO is a much better choice for DM than Yunus Musah.

    I saw Musah play when he was with Valencia. Perhaps he has improved, IDK. But in the match against Brazil this week, I note that he still has the explosive run forward to beat the press but after that, then what? Wieffer knows what to do with the ball in the final 1/3. He scores goals and can provide assists.

    Time will tell, but I see Wieffer as giving Musah strong competition if he does move to Milan.
     
  10. Rossonero23

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    Or tiji can be sold to a epl team. I've read rumors. Apparently manure want him.
    Never liked man united or any England team in general except ranieris Leicester.
     
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  11. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
    Wieffer is a good player, but he's also going to turn 25 the same month as Musah is going to turn 22. At 21 I think Wieffer was still playing in the Ereste and scoring a goal or 5 max - which, of course, does not mean he wouldn't beat Musah out at current form, but Musah is still a much younger/unfinished product. Looking at Wieffer's trajectory would actually be encouraging for Musah.
     
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  12. Rossonero23

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    Reijndeer same age as Wieffer.
     
  13. DCU1984

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    Jan 15, 2009
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    Correct, Musah is still developing and CM tends to take longer than wingers to hit their peak. He regressed a bit last year but hoping he can take the next step. He seemed to be in his head to much this year and wasn't playing naturally.
     
  14. FC Tallavana

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    Jul 1, 2004
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    He was moved all over the pitch this past season. He'd play in three different positions during some matches as subs and formations changed things up. That would be difficult for anyone, let alone a guy who was 20 at the beginning of the season and I'm his first year with the club in a new country.
     
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  15. Pegasus

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    He came fractions of an inch from a golazo which bounced off the crossbar with pace from distance but generally you're right he needs to make better decisions near the box. I still have some hope just because he has all of the tools and if he's able to dribble in tight spaces and make passes farther away there's nothing but the grey matter between his ears holding him back.
     
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  16. Bruce S

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    Sep 10, 1999
    That is not necessarily true. Good vision is super hard/impossible to teach.
     
  17. Pegasus

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    Some are born with it true. I think others can sort of see it but have to get used to the speed of play and relax. That's what I'm hoping from him. He seems to rush the closer he gets to goal.
     
  18. FC Tallavana

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    He leads the universe in almost golazos. I'm going to start calling him Geppetto for his woodworking skills.
     
  19. glutton4Bolts

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    Mar 18, 2019
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    Yeah... it is crazy. Almost like he is aiming for the frame. I have also seen a few going on target get saved by GK heroics. IMO, his technique looks solid when in space near the top of the D and he should therefore attempt shooting from distance more often. I mean, it isn't like he is nearly slipping thru pin-point thru balls. His passing in the opponents half is pretty poor... he should just pull the trigger.
     
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