Sander Berge on FM21

In my role as Norwegian national team manager on FM21, I need to keep tabs on how my Golden Generation are performing. I’ll be creating separate posts to track the key players who’ll play a big part for the national side while I’m in charge.

If you’re managing a big club, I think you might want to snap Sander Berge up early on.

Day One

As strange as it may seem, I was more excited about using Sander Berge when I was deciding on managing the Norwegian national team on FM21 than I was Haaland or Ødegaard. I’d come across him a bit more on FM20 than I had done the other two and he developed into a seriously good midfielder.

He’s got all the potential to do that again on FM21. He’s got plenty of improving to do but I’m tipping him to move from Sheffield United pretty early on in the save. He’ll take his game to the next level at one of Europe’s top clubs.

What’s his best role? The game can’t seem to decide and neither can I at the moment. With his physical ability being what it is currently I’m thinking potentially a box to box midfielder, especially if Ødegaard is going to be the main playmaker.

End of 2020/21 Season

Sander Berge’s season ended early as he broke his leg at the beginning of April. The current estimation of his time out is between four and seven months, which does mean he misses the European Championships in the summer of 2021. A cruel blow for one of our brightest talents.

Ahead of his injury, he’d been a bright spark in a poor Sheffield United side that battled relegation in the Premier League. He made 29 league appearances, scoring once and providing five assists with an average rating of 6.86.

He’d improved slightly too, with his Anticipation, Flair, Leadership, Off the Ball and Vision each increasing by a point. His injury did come at the worst time for him and I wonder whether we will see him move on from the club this summer, or whether that’s currently on hold until he regains fitness?

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