Ah stop talking nonsense. You don’t have to overcomplicate anything with charts and graphs. Scott was replaced in the team by Matic. Matic has had a good season and played well when on the pitch, hence us not missing him. McTominay has returned from injury and still mot displaced Matic. Yet we missed him? And in what way was Matic’s goal against City a ‘freak’ goal?What's your next excuse/revisionism? Clearly you just don't want to rate him at all.
McT's out from (Dec 27th to Feb 18)
United when he's injured, up until Bruno joined.
Win 2-0 BurnleyLost 0-2 ArsenalDraw 0-0 WolvesLost 1-3 CityWon 4-0 NorwichWon 1-0 WolvesLost 0-2 Pool (playing with 5 defenders)Lost 0-2 BurnleyWon 6-0 TRWon 1-0 City (playing with 5 defenders, we were outplayed but won, Matic scored a freak great goal)
Before injury, vs "top" teams:
Won 4-1 ChelseaWon 1-0 LeicesterDrew 1-1 ArsenalDrew 1-2 Pool (playing with 5 defenders)Won 2-1 Chelsea (playing with 5 defenders)Won 2-1 SpursWon 2-1 City
We struggled without him in big games.
Let's just forget about those and pretend he's not important.
Let's change the story to suit the reality you're forcing yourself to imagine to be the real truth.
Scott is who he is. And he isn’t who he isn’t. There’s no revisionism from me. My view on Scott has been consistent throughout. He’s an average player. Once upon a time I was a lone voice in here with that view, it appears it is not seen as outrageous any more. That being said, I appreciate his positives, and just yesterday I have been in here doing so. But to say the rubbish spoken earlier in the season (first name on the team sheet, most important player, future captain, one of the best midfielders in the league, one of our top 10 ever academy graduates etc) about a player who would attract no interest from another top club was NOT hyperbole is delusional to say the least.
I like him, he’s a squad player who can be useful here. However, that doesn’t correspond with how he was being spoken about earlier, which is my only point here.