Originally Posted by MadDogg
I was never one of his biggest critics, but I certainly wasn't a fan either. Hated seeing him on the right wing, but felt he was an acceptable squad player in the centre (a lesser version of Nicky Butt basically).
That period where he was regularly playing with Keano and Scholes in a three man central midfield (04/05?) was an interesting one for me. I didn't feel he was good enough to be a regular starter, but at the end of the day the results game after game proved we were more successful with him there. He just bought the legs and mobility that Keano no longer had.
We played horrible football in that period, turgid infact