- Apr 22, 2014
No it's completely understandable that Fred has a high passing percentage, he's often the deepest midfielder and he makes lots of short, safe passes, or out to the full back.At this stage I think everyone just sees what they want to see with Fred. His pass completion was 91.3%. That’s 10% better than the next most accurate midfielder, from either team. He also completed the joint highest number of passes of any player, for either team.
Passing aside. He made 33 pressures. The next best United player (Bruno) made 16. The best Wolves player (Neves) made 21.
People see the pass intercepted by Traore early on and the miscontrol that created another break, shortly after, then lose their minds “CAN’T PASS!!! WORST PLAYER EVER TO PLAY FOR THE CLUB!!”
That's different to saying he put on a good passing display though, he just doesn't have that in that locker, which is my point.
He's not the player to play through balls, one touch passing, break lines of press, switch out to the flanks, play balls over the top etc. in fact any time he does it, I'm genuinely surprised. That's just not good enough for a CM for our club in my opinion.