I was asking why mention him as a #6 when he doesn't want to play there, I was just focusing on that part specifically because to me it's not worth considering playing him there as he is vocal about not wanting to do it. My main reason to not want him is he's a petulant brat with a questionable attitude and I don't want to bring that into the squad. As for Fred, I'm not sold on him at all yet, he needs to do it in the PL for a few games before he "arrives" or whatever, but by the same token I'm not on the McTominay DM train either, he's too basic on the ball IMO. As for Ander, I've had this debate so many times at this point, Ole has not used him once as a holder, until he does I'm going to believe he thinks the same as me, that the role is a waste of his best talents and thus he wont use him there unless he's the last body standing, I think he wants someone that can distribute it better from deep, and while Matic isn't that great at it he's comfortably better than Ander and McTominay which is why Ole continued on like Mourinho of playing him into the ground. I honestly doubt many would be clamouring for Rabiot if he wasn't free. I never said Eric didn't have issues, but he was worth the risk because he was a special talent with a charisma that if you could tap into it could give you something special. Rabiot is a good CM, nothing more or less, not worth the risk when we have a young squad with great harmony. The fact he doesn't want to play the position is the problem, as exampled by Pogba, you never get the best out of people who have that mindset when you force them, not everyone is like Herrera or Young and will sacrifice for the team and give their best no matter what. Rabiot is a guy that refused to be part of the back-up options for the World Cup because his ego came before his country, that's pretty unprofessional IMO and shows the personality of someone who thinks he's better than he is, he's a good player but not a special one, his mindset should be of someone like Ander, not of someone like Neymar who can get away with their childish crap because of their outrageous talent.