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Barcelona: Many fans think Samuel Umtiti should be starting

Barcelona: Many fans think Samuel Umtiti should be starting

Samuel Umtiti is yet to play a game for Barcelona this season, through a mixture of not being selected and sustaining an injury. Now, according to Sport, he’s returned to full training. 

The World Cup winner watched on from the bench for the first three matches, before he missed the rest with a foot injury, as per Transfermarkt.

Prior to this setback, the Frenchman had missed a total of 48 games through injury since signing in 2016, though with his return set to be in the coming weeks, the question has been posed about whether fans would like to see him start when he is back:

Despite some supporters being wary of playing the 25-year-old due to the prospect of him having another setback, there are those who still believe he is a better option than Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, who have played 10 and 9 games this season respectively.

In Barca’s 10 games across the Champions League and La Liga, they have kept three clean sheets so far, a tally some fans in the replies don’t think is good enough – the feeling seems to be that Umtiti is the man to help improve it.

A selection of Twitter reaction to the question, including posts from decisive Barcelona fans, can be seen below:

Barcelona fans, do you think Umtiti should start? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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