We don't have a holding mid either. At least with a two man midfield, it provides a better base. Need a better 10, there were so much space for Periera today, and he always chose the wrong option.I can't honestly understand why we're playing a formation with a 10 in when these are our options.
We’ve already shipped out Fellaini , Herrera and Lukaku to be replaced by youngsters. It hasn’t really worked wonders now has it.Surely the youngsters deserve to take these guys places in the squad. It's like we are handicapped straight away when any of these are playing. Lingard, Mata, Pereira, are not good enough for here.
Then we have Fred, Matic, Young, and Lindelof, who could be shipped out also.
What Youngsters have replaced these players. Playing a few minutes here and there is not replacing. And as long as Rashford and Martial are fit, Greenwood will never get his chance with a run of games. Garner or Gomes are not trusted yet so we will continue playing Mata, Lingard, and Pereira who are just not good enough.We’ve already shipped out Fellaini , Herrera and Lukaku to be replaced by youngsters. It hasn’t really worked wonders now has it.
Entirely agreeMata has been garbage for a long time. The fact he is Spanish means people seem to believe he is a creative little #10 with an eye for a pass but in reality he is a very conservative, cowardly, “safe” player who usually goes backwards and sideways
Lingard is rubbish and but for pure luck and circumstance could be playing for Rochdale and not standing out
Pereira has some technical attributes under certain circumstances but very little else
I’d go back to the 4-3-3 with Pogba as your “spare” in midfield
just 1 game Gomes has more key passes and dribbles and been fouled more times.I got their Opta stats (green background) for premiership games and added in Angel Gomes' Europa game. Then I wrote a formula (see Aggregate column). Gomes has a positive Aggregate = 40 (which is excellent in comparison to other players). The terrible 3 have negative Aggregates of -4, -5, and -11. Also added the average of the MEN ratings (2nd column).
Not saying the 3 we have are the answer, but the thoughts of that lazy-arsed sulk moping about the pitch would be very hard to watch.The last thing this team needs is no.10 who cannot even do simple passes and control the ball like a professional footballer should. And apparently this club has 3 of them.