You've been making far too many assumptions here about what i've said and every time I correct you, you respond with more.They show his preference for a counter attack with progressive and expansive passers. Anyone who can read can see that.
You've ignored lots of points so I assume you have no evidenced arguments against:
Therefore I conclude you accept you are wrong.
- A line breaking passer being more beneficial in 90% of games
- The fact we only have a 2.86m difference in average ball recovery position this season which is not an insurmountable distance for any DM to cover compared to Mourinho
- Fabinho is playing in a tougher league against tougher opposition
- Fabinho is playing to a higher standard consistently
- Fabinho is a world class DM
- Fabinho is a PL and CL winner
- Fabinho is by every observable metric a better passer than Zakaria
- You admit weaker leagues don't make players better than others
- You admit you don't watch players like Koopmeiners so have no basis of argument against them
- You accept that the stats used are from internationally recognised sources
- You accept your argument is currently entirely anecdotal and unsubstantiated
- You accept Zakaria's real strength is his progressive dribbling over passing
- You accept the Bundesliga is inferior to the PL
- You accept that Bundesliga graduates (both coaches and players) reference the increased demands of the PL regularly in interviews and suggest its tougher
- You accept that silly anecdotes don't mean anything without evidence (ref Sean Dyche)
We were talking about Fabinho's passing compared to Zakaria's. Why would you fight so hard to prove he's a good passer if it wasn't important in a fast transitioning team?
Solskjaer doesn't say he requires expansive passers from deep and doesn't even mention the word 'expansive' we have Pogba and Bruno as expansive passers and even a ball playing CB can can provide that. Expansive passing from a DM is not a requirement. And what Solskjaer is describing is exactly what I believe he wants to play and what he used at Molde.
It's not only me that is saying he's a good passer of the ball. Honigstein mentioned the same and even described him as someone who could dictate a game via his passing in his piece in The Athletic. But I guess that won't be good enough for you, right?
Expansive passing for a DM is not important in a high press. That's true and there's many examples.