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Rafael is still a young lad. He'll learn a lot from Gary Neville and has said in the past Neville is always directing him where he should be positioned. I think he'll be a great servant to the club. Leave him at full-back.

I'm not a huge fan of changing peoples positions, unless you have no choice(eg Keano, Giggs). It's difficult to teach a old dog new tricks. Look at Anderson though, he used to be a striker an out-and-out attacking midfielder. It's crazy to think that, look at his shooting.:(
 

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-zuco- said:
I don't think we should mess with Rafael though, his attacking is great, but we've also seen some great defensive play from him. He's still very young and will learn a lot from Neville and Brown, positional sense, when to attack, when to defend etc. When he improves his defending he'll be one of the best attacking full backs in the world.
He'll learn alot from Evra too. Evra imo is the best full-back in the world right now. Guy is brilliant, brilliant signing for us.

Evra>*
 

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RoxiiUtd said:
"do you reckon its a good idea to mess with players, their positions, capabilities etc??"

Isn`t that called versatility?
I thought we we're more looking down the route of changing their positions, rather than adding more versatility. Like for example, we discussed Rafael, if we were to move him to winger, it would be pointless reverting him ever back to full-back. His positional sense would be totally gone.

Same goes for Anderson, you ever think he'll play striker for United?
 

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RoxiiUtd said:
Maybe not a striker, but being a versatile player means being able to perform a wide variety of skills and should that do any harm to a young player like Ando?
Would prefer him just to actually work on his shooting rather than any other skill. Have you seen him shoot? It needs some amount of work.:(
 

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RoxiiUtd said:
Yes, agree. And being an attacking midfielder makes it more and more important for him to improve his shooting. Scoring his first goal will make him more and more confident in front of the net, it`s a matter of when will this happen. Hopefully soon enough.
Anyways, back to the subject; Versatility is nice to have on players, but having a specified role which you are brilliant in is a must. You cannot be Jack of all trades, i don`t believe that makes a successful player. Having your role whilst you're able to perform in different ones when needed, makes a whole player.
Just my opinion.
I agree for sure but people like JOS are key to the squad in times of injury like these. He doesn't really specialise anywhere. You could say full-back but that just the normal spot Fergie decides to use him.
 
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