How exactly was he a 'tremendous' player? That is over the top praise, if ever I have heard it. He was a liability wherever he played and only ever looked competent against poorer opposition. The measure of a player is how he performs against high quality opposition, and he was less than competent. He played in a variety of positions, to a 'not good enough' (defensive midfield), 'even worse' (centre back) and 'terrible' (left back) standard. The fact that some Manchester United fans heap praise upon such a player only demonstrates the drastic drop in standards.