I have seen them play and Banega is a good player but man marking someone disrupts your whole style and it’s only worth doing in specific situations and players and this is not the case.You’ve not seen them play then. This lot are no mugs that we should be taking as a pinch of salt.
He’s one of their best players. You stop him then who in that midfield of theirs is going to feed the attacking players with killer passes in behind our slow defence when they have possession of the ball.
It’s the only reason why I think Fred has been included in starting eleven. Don’t give Banega any time on the ball to dictate the play and handle the press. Otherwise Matic would have been the preferred choice.