- Apr 22, 2014
This is the problem with relying on stats to tell the story or dictate the narrative.You don't think McTominay is a problem?
His passing accuracy was under 70% vs Liverpool. He's a midfielder that doesn't even play adventurous passes much.
He is easily more of a problem than Fred(who's also a problem).
McTominay is a worse passer of the ball, he often struggles to make simple 5-yard passes - that much is true.
Fred on the other hand can make those simple passes and more often than not - does do so (hence his passing % being very high)
However, Fred's sloppy passing or lack of control on the ball often leads to goals conceded or chances created for the other team - I can think of two off the top of my head last night, a couple on the weekend and others in other high profile games such as Leicester in the FA Cup, Milan in Europa and one of the games in the CL. That's without any effort to do the research because I'm sure there are more.
So yes, Fred has better passing %'s however, his mistakes are much more reckless and costly.
Neither of them are good enough for the first XI however, this isn't a defence of McTominay.