That's a ridiculous exaggeration. He's a very good DM and rightly being linked to a move to bigger sides (even if the prices currently being quoted are ludicrous).Nicky Butt would bench him.
Put him next to Scholes instead of Carrick and we don’t win a trophy in that time, such is the difference in quality.
I recall about 5 horrendous touches, one awful chest control that went 8 yards directly to a Scot, and two horrendous misskicks.Erratic touch, limited passing range, no Carrick. I don't see it with him, has to be a player out there at the same level you could get for a third of the price.
Scott carries the ball forward really well. He may get caught out but he would have made the ground from defence to attack quicker, and better, than Rice tonight if he were EnglishIt looks as if he is potentially more solid than Scott, less likely to leave holes as he bursts forward because he takes no chances. But actually a better footballer? That's a hard sell. There cannot be much between them with the ball at their feet.
I dunno about miles better because McT can take some sloppy touches and is generally safe too. But yes, it could be argued.
Exactly this. The amount required for West Ham to accept would be a negligent waste of funds. There have to be better options out there.Other than being positionally very disciplined, he's not offering anything different or better than what we have. Unless he comes cheap, which is not happening, move on and spend that elsewhere or on other options.
I'd mostly blame Southgate.I don't think he made a pass that a semi pro couldn't tonight. Way too negative. Not sure if that's him or Southgate.