- May 25, 2016
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Interesting that several fans seem convinced he will be fine and next season we will see a different player.
After 9 months i am yet to see him even do the basics well- control, passing, running, movement, heading, hold up, dribbling, work ethic, chasing.
He literally comes on and just kicks it as hard as he can towards the goal - rarely goes anywhere near.
I am astonished how bad he is. I don;t get all this he is a young kid and needs time. in 3 months is he going to suddently develop basics which he clearly does not have. There is no foundations to him being a competent striker.
I hate to say it but he looks a complete dud and as you say is the worst ever signing United have made. 23 million. Deary me. It's incredible. He does not look a £230,000 player at the moment. There are lads lower down the leagues and academy lads (see Jebbison) that show more movement, passion, football brain and get the game.
This lad does not get it. I am sorry to say all those keep saying it's a confidence things. It's not at all. He is just not up to it. Maybe next season we may see more but I remain unconvinced that without the basics, how he can help the side. We cannot keep carrying him. I'd put him behind even Burke (he's abysmal) in terms of ability to do things - least Burke amongst the comedy had set up or scored the odd goal or had an odd run. This guy has literally done nothing in 9 months. Zero goals. Zero assists.
The above is not on tonight as they were all crap but at some point you have to just think it's not the system, confidence or such like, but just he is not good enough.
Pray I come back in a year and I've got it completely wrong.
I get what you are saying and it's all fair enough criticism imo. The one thing I will say is that maybe he is a player who is very much reliant on service from midfield and out wide, and attacking moves being made at pace on the break. Something we as a team have failed miserably to provide or do at all this season. The fact that he's not missing chance after chance could mean that if we ever do get a midfield or wide players that create then he might thrive on the service and become the player we all hoped he would be.
That said, he's certainly not helped himself with the apparent lack of interest and workrate. But I suppose if you are constantly making the right runs and the ball is never played to you (happened tonight with the young lad up front) then it doesn't take long before you stop making those same runs as you know the ball isn't gunna come your way.
I'm clinging to the hope that a rehash of the team next season sees Brewster come good yet, but his workrate has to improve massively. He looked a decent player on loan at Swansea last season.