Man Utd 2:1 Aston Villa
- Aug 3, 2014
He's the least dependable midfielder we have. He was worse today than usual but not too dissimilar to his performance against Leicester.He’ll continue to dine out on the odd barn storming performance but we need a better starting midfielder. For a defensive midfielder he is awful at defending in front of our penalty box. Doesn’t get on the ball enough as a midfielder outside of that.
Have to agree. AWB getting all the stick from Gaz (and most of the caf) but at least he was doing something i.e. blocking the quick free kick. McT was rooted to the spot, doing absolutely nothing.Can’t smell danger, has absolutely zero sense of it, which is a terrible trait for a CM.
The quick free kick was as unforgivable as his him letting Barnes tee himself up 19 yards out.
how was Fred's passing equally bad?? WTF really. McT couldn't make a single pass whereas Fred was zipping pass after pass foeward. Just two poor moments from Fred in the second half, while shocking whole game from McTominay. Not even counting his usual nothing defensive performances where he`s really lost positionally and too slow to get going.Really poor today, and Fred's passing was equally bad. McGinn and Ruiz were much better.
Can’t blame Carrick for him being sh. . . limited.When Scott broke into the first team, his biggest asset was his physicality, aggression and ability to quickly close down opponents.
Most of that appears to have become weaker, or gone from his game.
Has this got something to do with the coaching?
After all, even though Michael Carrick was an immense midfield general for us, he mostly shied away from tackling and aggressive play.
Carrick’s main, if only weakness.
Is it Carrick’s influence that’s had a negative effect on how Scott has lost that edge?
Fred shouldn't be put in with McTominay there. Fred does tend to make a couple of noteworthy sloppy passes each game which do stand out, but by and large he passes well. There's a reason he's normally up around 90% passing accuracy most games while playing a lot of forward passes.He and Fred are the worst passers of the ball I have seen playing in the Utd midfield on regular basis. I guess Ole had enough too in the second half when McT carried the ball up the field, had three options to pick from them passed the ball out of bounds.
When he drove with the ball and used his left and was so far away? I actually laughed at how bad that wasHe and Fred are the worst passers of the ball I have seen playing in the Utd midfield on regular basis. I guess Ole had enough too in the second half when McT carried the ball up the field, had three options to pick from them passed the ball out of bounds.
And his passing. His passing is at the level of a limited CB of a lower league CM or a lump of a CF.His lack of a first touch will ruin his United career. As things stand he isnt very good.
Nail on head. I had a small hope that his performance vs Leeds marked greater things to come, but it seems that was a one off.And his passing. His passing is at the level of a limited CB of a lower league CM or a lump of a CF.
Mctominay is useful for some games but I maintain that he shouldn't be a starting CM for United. He is neither great defensively nor is good enough on the ball. He's a technically limited all rounder whose strength is his stamina and physicality.
People club him and Fred together but the latter is a much better footballer for me.
I think he's one of those players who can do a bit of everything. So he can hammer in a great goal or drive forward with the ball or disrupt opponents. But looking at his skillset week in week out, he doesn't do any particular thing to a high level which makes him an option for me. I actually see similarities with Fellaini in that he doesn't have a skillset you'd expect from your CM - passing, control, vision, positional play etc, although he could end up better due to his mobility and age. Both excelled in big games where disrupting opponents was the call of the hour. But long term you need more from midfield.Nail on head. I had a small hope that his performance vs Leeds marked greater things to come, but it seems that was a one off.
Hes not terrible and he always puts in a shift, but he really does not excel anything