So apparently Jorginho broke a record for most passes in a top-flight match since Opta records began (2003-04) when Chelsea played West Ham. He attempted 180 passes. The next highest (Rudiger) attempted 86. When Chelsea played Newcastle, Jorginho attempted more passes than the entire Newcastle team. IMHO when I think back to the problems this United team have had over the last several years, the single biggest issue has been the lack of a midfield metronome like Jorginho. Someone who controls the tempo of the game with simple one touch passing and the ability to know when to speed things up and when to slow things down. Pogba's an incredibly talented footballer but he is not this type of player and I don't think he ever will be. Scholes was that type of player. Carrick helped us cope with Scholes decline. He wasn't as creative as the ginger ninja but brought a similar sense of calm and control to our midfield and was an extremely accurate passer with either foot. Since then, the closest we'd had is Matic. But he likes to take too many touches and is a bit too one-footed to play that sort of role effectively (IMO). We badly need someone who can play accurate consistent first time passes with either foot and who has the same sort of radar as Scholes, an instant awareness of where to shift the ball to most hurt the opposition. Can't really be arsed getting into an argument about whether or not Mourinho is the best manager for us and if signing any more players will "fix" his team. I'm just curious if there are any players out there who fit the bill? Or does anyone think we'll be ok without that sort of player? Maybe teams don't need these sort of players any more? You could argue that Liverpool and City don't. Anyhoo. Discuss.