Agree his movement was sensational...even down at Fleetwood in Fernando`s game a couple of years ago he still had it(albeit a touch slower obv.);but still enough to have the crowd draw a collective breath at times..... and he was ours!!
The player he was post injury, and he was a great player post injury, is testament to the phenomenal player he was pre injury. They guy literally had to rethink his whole game post injury as he no longer had the same level of movement.
Could very possibly have been the difference maker for us in Europe and gone on to great things. If he hadn’t been such a nice guy and save Kahn from a sore one his career would have been very different.
I get the hype but only to an extent-I'm not as convinced as others he would have been an all time great. Some of the comparisons are OTT-he looked tremendous but he simply didn't play enough games at his maximum ability for us to be sure how good he would have been.
I remember when we were rumoured to sign him, there was a supporter of the other side in the pub I drank in who watched loads of Dutch football. Thought I was gonna get the usual he's a dud talk. Instead he raved and raved about how good a player Rangers were getting and he wasn't lying. I doubt we would have kept on to him too long if he didnt get Injured, pure class, a level above.
As amazing as his turns were, and they were as good as any player I have ever seen live. He was actually lethal, scoring volleys/tap ins, a wide variety of goals. Over all, he was one of the finest footballers I have watched, mesmerising and exciting. I, like so many others, thought he was the player that could take us to another level, before his injury.
I still marvel at Micheal Mols talent, a one off.
What an unbelievable player he was. You can't teach the way he turned players inside out...to an extent it was unnatural the way he could twist and turn away from defenders, can't really think of anyone who had that type of movement and awareness in the box with their back to goal and I include the best of the best in that statement. If we had a fit mols for three or four seasons he would be mentioned in our all time 11 in my opinion
Mols could collect a 60mph pass, turn and he was away. Fk me he was a special talent until that German pwick Oliver Khan fked up his Rangers career. I now wonder if the modern day treatments we have for his type of injury would have sustained his career back then. Who knows.