This is what we’ve been saying about him for 2 years now. Kick and run with no real conviction otherwise. He went on a goal scoring run when we had no other goal scoring options in first half of season. Now in a much more possession sophisticated team his weaknesses are glaring. He doesn’t back himself in tight spaces and resorts to either one touch passing it back or attempting ridiculous dribbles/tricks that are outside his natural ability. The most frustrating is his constant one touch pass back in dangerous channels.It’s like watching a headless chicken sometimes.
Those are frustrating because that’s his chance to turn and unsettle the back line like Greenwood constantly does. He’s stuck in a Lingard mentality where he just doesn’t back himself in creating any possession value. Training-pitch like ball retention only. Useless. The only time he looks confident is when he’s got space to run in. That’s really not what you want from a starting 11 player in this team sorry.