Me too.I forget he exists about 90% of the time.
No 2 should have been Kante. No 1 Diarra or Fabinho for me. All were avilable this summer.An ideal midfield 3 is made up of 3 componens:
1) The sitter: A player like Alonso or Carrick who sits in front of the back four and starts attacks with their passing between the lines
2) The destroyer: An energetic midfielder with defensive nous and stamina to press the opposition
3) The ball-carrier: Another energetic midfielder, but with emphasis on linking up with the front 3 and driving forward with the ball
Blind and Pogba are great fits for the 1st and 3rd role respectively. I really believe Schneiderlin can carry out the 2nd, but we've never set up to play like that.
Me too, looked like he did job well. Won so many tackles and recovered possession a lot.I thought he was pretty good today.
Not true really.Made some nice runs with the ball, even if his decision making at the end always let him down. Worth noting that their midfield sagged back into the groin of their defense so our entire team could have parked infront of their box without much resistance.
His passing was good but I was talking about his lack of a quality final ball at the end of his runs. He could easily have played a couple of good through balls after pegging back the defense.Not true really.
He wins the ball back high up the pitch for Herrera's goal. That's what I was looking forward to from him. He isn't a sitting or holding midfielder. Never has been. He dominated Carrick at Old Trafford a few years ago by pressing him, and pressing Carrick shows how high up the pitch he must've been pressing.
Had Wanyama to clear up behind him. Let's get our Wanyama or make Blind or Carrick or whoever there, get Schniederlin or Herrera pressing and winning the ball high up the pitch and passing it on to Pogba.
He doesn't possess the talent to do anything special really. He's a complete passenger when we're in possession.Thought he was still basically pointless. Pressed well sure, but we had about 70% possession and he just kept giving it to Carrick or Blind or Herrera who took responsibility on the ball to do something. That's my main issue with him. He never wants to do anything special with it, or pass it progressively. Just passes it off to someone to do something with while he jogs around.
Thought he was still basically pointless. Pressed well sure, but we had about 70% possession and he just kept giving it to Carrick or Blind or Herrera who took responsibility on the ball to do something. That's my main issue with him. He never wants to do anything special with it, or pass it progressively. Just passes it off to someone to do something with while he jogs around.
He could have had an assist today if Fosu-Mensah had buried that header.He doesn't possess the talent to do anything special really. He's a complete passenger when we're in possession.
I'd bin him next summer and get a midfielder that's actually good.
Nonsense, if you can't even praise him for what was clearly a very good pass then there is no hope for you.Seemed to push further forward today but it still highlighted his weaknesses. I really didn't expect his passing to be that bad, even the one for TFM was supposed to drop over the full-back, in the end TFM made it a good ball but any half decent full-back would have dealt with that.
And then when he pressed and won the ball for the 3rd, the lay off to Ibra/Rashford was terrible, behind him and lacking any sort of pace, but the other parts of his game he did well tonight, tackled and harried high up and won the ball back a lot. One of his better performances.
There was just 1 recent shit shows. This was his 2nd start of the season.A better performance than his recent shit shows. Should never be played as a DM. Doesn't have the attributes to play that position. Suited best for the box to box role in Europa and League cup games.