Players who haven't reached their potential

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Cruyff14

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Aug 16, 2011
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neymar was never going to be ronaldo/messi level. the likelihood is that no one else will be, but neymar still have a better than 1/2 goal to appearance ratio, will likely pass pele as brazil's top scorer and is a global superstar. i dont think he hasnt met his potential at all. all while playing out wide most of his career. only injuries have slowed him down.
I think he could have left a bigger imprint on the game if he didn't play at PSG though.
 

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Mata? Not sure if he's been mentioned yet.

Was killing it at Valencia and Chelsea over say a 3-4 year period, then fell out with Mou.

Just a handy role player it seems for most of his United career. Not the star main man as what he once was.
 

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Cruyff14

TheBrownDog
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Mata? Not sure if he's been mentioned yet.

Was killing it at Valencia and Chelsea over say a 3-4 year period, then fell out with Mou.

Just a handy role player it seems for most of his United career. Not the star main man as what he once was.
Hm. Not sure.

He was elite in Valencia/Chelsea days but I am not sure if he was ever tipped to be in the upper echelon of players?
 

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Hm. Not sure.

He was elite in Valencia/Chelsea days but I am not sure if he was ever tipped to be in the upper echelon of players?
He was headed that way at the time

He definitely hasn't had a bad career, just he wasn't elite for long.
 

TubbsFarquhar

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It feels like Jazunaj has been around forever yet he's only 26. Has been decent at Sociedad but given how highly touted he was, you would've thought he'd be playing for a bigger club.

Martial is heading that way too.
 

jd2010

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Yeah maybe. But they're still relevant calls IMO.

Some just never got there when they should have though, like Balotelli.

I think another good shout is Kevin Prince Boateng.
I think KPB for a small amount of time got to the mad level many thought he'd get to
 

UnitedWarrior93

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Sep 18, 2014
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Mata? Not sure if he's been mentioned yet.

Was killing it at Valencia and Chelsea over say a 3-4 year period, then fell out with Mou.

Just a handy role player it seems for most of his United career. Not the star main man as what he once was.
Nah, Mata was great at Valencia, superb at Chelsea and has had a solid career with United, reached his potential.
 

UnitedWarrior93

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Luke Shaw another good shout? Not sure if he was tipped to reach the heights of some other players ITT though.
A case for one of if not the in-form LB in the league at the moment, prior to his broken leg he was tracking really well, has taken some time to get back to that level but he’s there.

He’s starting to provide assists from that left side now and takes our free-kicks & corners.
 

moomba

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moomba Micah Richards?
Yeah, injuries play a part but he'd say that he could have applied himself more.

Was great in our 11/12 title win, really looked like he was taking his game to the next level.

Got a really bad injury in tge Olympics and never really recovered. A lot of talk that Villa refused to play him after a bit cause it woukd gave triggered another payment to us.
 

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