This is my first review, but this card made me do this. My squad was lacking Serie A striker, and when I saw this card come out, I had to buy it. I play Muriel in 4222 with CR7 up top and sometimes it feels that Muriel is the better player. I have played 8 WL games where he has scored 11 goals and assisted 4 against pretty good opponents aswell. Muriel is very similar to base Mertens, so if you have used and liked him, you need to try out Muriel, because he is 10x better!
Pace: His pace is mad, he outpaces Gomez and Varane with ease. With hunter, he feels as fast as Adama. :)
Shooting: This card has not missed a chance yet. Finesses work, and although composure is just 78, it is very likely that he scores 1v1s
Dribbling: Best part about this card. The ball stays in his feet all the time and 86 dribbling feels like 90 dribbling
Price: Serie A does not have many good strikers, but this card is upgradeable and only 70k, it is a bargain
Passing: This cards passing is ok, but I do not recommend to try hard and long passes with him, let the playmakers do that :)
Stamina: Bit suprising, he needs to subbed after 70 mins
I love this card. I used a hunter on this man and he is everything you could ask for in a striker. He has some good links as well (OTW James, Rulebreakers Cuadrado, etc) I was concerned as his shooting and dribbling wasn't exceptional at face value but I decided to buy him anyway. Once he start running, you can't stop him. Buy him if you haven't already, Atalanta are likely to get out of their group, so he will be upgraded at least to a 83.
- Shooting, I think he's only missed 1 or 2 sitters in the time I've had him
- Pace, as I said before, he's unstoppable
- Dribbling, not the best on face value, but in game is incredible
- Skill moves and weak foot, 4* 4* is the perfect combo this year
- Strength, not a major issue, but tends to get shoved off the ball often
I've been using him since he was added in the game, 'cause Serie A lacks good strikers to use before buying CR7. Before the upgrade he was very good: he's very fast, agile, a killer inside the box, he's able to do the correct movement for going past the defenders receiving passes. He was complete useless in finesse shots, but after the upgrade he's a beast in banging them in. The best striker of Serie A so far after CR7, just because Ronaldo has 5skills and he's actually very good at headers. Muriel is not really able to do them.
- Finishing inside the box (right foot, left foot, power shots, finesse... he doesn't care at all)
- Good dribbling
- Acceptable passes
- Very bad at banging headers (practically useless)
i have played with Muriel in weekend league and honestly i am happely suprised. He has scored 37 goals in 34 games for me which i usally dont get from my striker. He is a very good striker for the amount of money and even has the ability to get an upgrade. I would compare him to rashford but with more strength and a bit less pace. his 4 star 4 star is amazing he scores everything with his weakfoot. If you have the ability to link him in to your team i would defenility recommend him.
- Finishing He scores everything he touches with bot his strong and his weakfoot
- Pace Pretty fast can run past almost any defender
- Physical feels very strong hard to push of the ball able to gotrough defenders
- 4 star 4 star
- possible upgrade
- Dribbiling altough it isnt bad he doesnt have the agility like mertens or messi. He feels more like Mbappe or rashford.
- May not get an upgrade
Guys... simply said, Muriel is an amazing striker. He can also be used on the wing because of his pace. His pace is stellar, and he can outpace almost any defender. I packed him in my party bag and I recommend you buy him and use him! He has a good chance to get an upgrade, with Atalanta facing Madrid in the UCL. With another upgrade this card would be world class! His pace is wonderful, good shot, good dribble, pretty good physical, and pretty good pass! Great at short passes, but it is a little risky to make the long passes with Muriel. One of the things that sets him apart is his 4* skills and 4* weak foot. If you have a Serie A squad you need to get this player!