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This is the no.1 problem and I've been going about this for years.
Same thing happened with Depay when he was here. Totally mishandled by Van Gaal.
Just as I have posted below, strikers should be helping the team to create chances, not waiting for chances.
Laca does help a tiny bit in the build up play, but quality wise, he just does the simple stuff, and quantity wise, he is not doing enough. Still too much of a poacher to me, just slightly better than auba in the general play.
Strikers like Suarez, Firmino, Benzema, Van Persie, Sanchez......They create chances for themselves and also for their teammates. They contribute a lot in the general play, so that their teams have more possession and more chances.
And I don’t mean we have to get players at that level. John Jules for example, is a lot closer to what I have mentioned above in terms of playing style than nketiah. He is not anywhere near that level but he is the right kind of player.
Strikers who wait for services to happen (poacher) are limited and shxt.