I'm completely distressed. I don't understand how BAD our general passing has actually become. When passing it makes sense to play the ball generally IN FRONT of your team mate to allow for your team mate to run on to and keep up the general momentum of play. We've done this very effectively with midfields of Keane, Beckham, Scholes, Giggs of course. This season all too often the ball is played to where the player is standing at the time of the pass which means:- 1. The ball is effectively played behind the player and the player has to stop and play a backwards pass, or 2. The opposition player reads the ball and gets to it first. Look at any 10 minute sequence of passing where we have possession and you'll see it. I don't understand how such a basic situation could be so woeful. We are Manchester United!!! The players know it. They're not now comfortable anymore playing the ball in tight spaces or at speed so our general attacking play suffers. YES we DO have a few periods of stringing a few passes together but this is the exception rather than the rule. SAF at the end of last season that Barca had issued a challenge. I thought that meant that we would immediately try to match it. A central midfielder playing the ball at pace, first time accurate passing was a MUST. Instead we bought Phil Jones who we didn't actually need at that time. PJ may go on to be a great player. But He's not in the first team by right and we're out of both European Competitions which means that we've actually gone backwards. I'm furious with SAF because HE KNOWS - EVERYONE KNEW we needed central midfield players - the likes of Park, Giggs, Scholes, Fletcher can't cut it in there at the highest levels any more. He knew more about the Fletcher situation than I did in the summer. Cleverley was unproven, Hargreaves left, and Anderson has never played more than 15 league matches in a season - YET HE BUYS A DEFENDER THAT WE DON'T NEED!!! Anyway - WTF has happened to accurate passing in our team!