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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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peterswellman said:
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.
Yes, O`Shea is the key of the squad at times and we do need versatile players, just not do like Benitez used to do and change the bloody squad and formation every game. Versatility doesn`t work that way.
 

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Abidal usually starts. they also have Clichy who is another quality left back, but not better than Evra.
Abidal is a joke, he's shocking. I have a mate who's French and he tells me the manager picks the team based on star signs! Which is ridiculous!

Evra is the best left back in the world, and Clichy is much better than Abidal too.
 

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Well a lot of fullbacks eventually move into a more central role. Maldini is probably the best ever, and he used to play on the flank.

However, there is Alan Smith. Who was a shocking midfielder for Newcastle, then Big Sam put him into the sort of sweeper role, which was a tragedy.

I really don't think its a good idea, for guys to be forced into switching a position drastically. Anderson's natural position, is right behind the forwards, yet he's been a good defensive midfielder. Michael Bradley broke Eredivisie scoring records for midfielders, yet he also does the job, as a DM for the USA.

Laurent Blanc was an attacking midfielder in the beginning of his career, and a lot of people (myself included) consider him to be one of the best center halves of all time, so he's one of the rare ones.

Sergio Ramos was a striker in his academy days, which is probably why he's so lethal in the air, and has such a good goal return for his position.

These last two are/were complete footballers in every sense of the word, so perhaps that's why they both worked out. So in that sense, I think Rio could make a decent CM, and Gerrard could probably play as a right wingback.

So its usually a fail, or a minor success, so I wouldn't be trying to do it out of anything other then necessity.
 

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Asking for Rafael to be turned into a winger is a knee-jerk reaction. He's only 18 and will improve his defensive capabilities, just like Evra did when he came, and after all Evra was 6 years older than Rafael is.

As for changing players positions, I think you've got to be careful with it.
 
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