Our midfield been less ravaged by injuries then other areas? Granted, not as bad as the defence, but at one point we had to play Rafael in midfield. Giggs, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley and Fletcher were all injuried at the same time, and we've struggeled to field a consistent midfield two for a very long time this season. Now that Carrick have been able to play some games in a row, we've looked so much better. I do believe that we controlled the midfield when Anderson and Carrick were on. As mentioned earlier, I think this is mainly because we converted to a midfield 3, but I dont think it's hard even for you to admit that we looked alot more composed with Carrick on the pitch. Right, lets forget about one of the midfielders who are injuried because it doesnt underline the point you're trying to make. Do you really, really think that Cleverley was the only one not available? Giggs - Started Scholes - Rested, never going to play so many games in a row Carrick - Played 90 minutes in nearly every game, obviously rested Cleverley - Injuried Anderson - Not played a game for 4 months, never going to start Fletcher - Ill So what would you do different? We finally had a chance to rest Scholes and Carrick, and Anderson was never going to get thrown into a game after being out injuried for such a long time. This entire argument is getting tedious though. We both agree that we could use a midfielder, the only thing we really disagree about is how our actual midfielders performed in the Bilbao-game. Bottom line: I have no doubt that someone like Martinez would improve our midfield, though in the Bilbao-game, I feel that all of Giggs, Carrick and Anderson gave an encouraging performance and that Jones was given a game due to lack of options.