- Sep 20, 2014
And also a defensive midfielder who has always played beside another hardworking industrious CM alongside him, is now suddenly being seen as the answer to play as a lone DM to unlock attacking players like Pogba and Bruno.If anything, his ability on the ball is overrated here, perfectly illustrated by your claim that he's 'massively better' at playing out of the press compared to our other midfielders. Despite playing simple passes, as you readily admit, he still inexplicably comes up poorly against Fred, the play he would be replacing, despite Fred being more creative with the ball and yet still deemed not good enough. Again, decent carrying the ball, yet markedly worse than Mctominay.
It astonishes me that people watch us play, see our issues, and decide a technically deficient CM is the answer.