I don’t see him as a Carrick or Pirlo, no - but I don’t see him as a 10. I see him as an 8 who will get involved on the ball all over the pitch and have the quality to pop a pass off long or short or skip around one or two when he gets it. This keeps us moving all the time. This is what Pogba offers us that the others don’t. I see Hannibal as that type potentially, but no, not the same profile as say, Garner.I don't see Hannibal as being that player. For me, he's a Pogba-lite though not as complete (though who is?).
Any three of Garner, Levitt or Galbraith could do that job but I think it depends on how they progress beyond the loan spells in the case of the first two, and into next season in the case of the latter. An experienced head in that position would be the best purchase, but after Matic's contract last year, I think we're going to push through until he's in the last year of his contract.
Who knows, maybe our long-term plan isn't a 4-3-3, but instead a 4-2-3-1 with a mobile, high energy pivot with quality on and off the ball?
I want a midfielder who will have the highest amount of touches/passes in the team most games. This is Pogba typically. He is trusted to receive it and share it all over the pitch. Would anyone be comfortable if we came out of most games with Fred or McTominay having the most touches in our team? It isn’t the recipe for a high quality team for me.