Yeah that's when McFred took over. I think he missed a trick upgrading Matic initially. He only had around a 3 month period where Matic was performing well before he dropped off a cliff, also coincided with Pogba playing well alongside him (which is part of the reason I have been desperate for a top DM to partner Pogba.)Ole realized that about magic though basically resorting to never playing him at all.
But yeah your absolutely right prime matic would go a long way to amend our midfield problems, that's why I feel we might as well go looking for a matic archetype in the transfer window
Instead now we want rid of Pogba because he can never be consistent without said top-level DM and we are arguing amongst ourselves over who should start between Scott/Matic when in reality none of them should be. We've taken a massive step backwards not upgrading DM and if you factor in the fact were losing our most expensive ever signing and most talented player as a result of that then it only makes it worse. But I don't want this to become a Pogba debate, just pointing that out as another DM related issue.