Hello everyone , i want us to express our views as to why we want either Mata to be first choice , Oscar , or both . I want footballing and tactical opinions , neutral , with no bias . And i ask for all the comments to be for this reason , please no non related comments , i just want an interesting debate here . :)
Oscar - I think he offers us energy in the final third , he presses constantly and is not afraid to go for a challenge , he is quicker and in my opinion a better dribbler than Mata , but his first touch and long passing accuracy needs a little improvement , and im sure that it they will improve with time , because his raw talent is amazing .
Mata - I think he makes us more incisive when we have the ball , his off the ball movement is better than Oscar's as of right now , his passing is more accurate and he has better vision for an incisive pass , last years stats speak for themselves , but he in my opinion lacks stamina , he doesn't press as much , and his pressing isn't as effective as Oscar's.
Mourinho wants a team that will always put pressure on our opponents , a team that retains possession quickly , and is always in control of the match . Oscar as we all know presses more , and better than Mata , and has more energy , which fits Mou's style better . Now I also think Mata should be given more chances to play in that number 10 role , i have no doubt of his qualities , but for now Oscar fits better in the system Mourinho wants to play .
Your opinions on this matter ? Who do you think should be #10 and why ?