- Nov 14, 2020
You're doing what you're accusing the other poster of doing, cherry picking. McTominay has the lowest pass completion percentage in all comps among our defensive central midfielders (84.8% to Fred's 87.2 and Matic's 90). McTominay also averages only 33.9 passes per appearance in the PL to Fred's 54.6 and Matic's 54. Talk about hiding from the ball. That's something he's often accused of and the stats represent this beautifully. He's better off the ball than on it and its no wonder he struggles in games where the opposition hand us possessionPlease do me a favour and watch it yourself before making such comments. He misplaced every pass? I agree it wasn't his best game but 70 % passing is not great but its not losing the ball every time.
Against City - 97% passing and Bruno was 73% - don't see you saying he lost the ball every time he got it.
Against Leicester- 91% passing and Bruno was 70% and Fred 76% and Pogba 60%
Against Leeds - 86% passing accuracy.
Against City (league) - 88% passing accuracy.
Please stop picking a players bad game as it being a representation of him as a player. Stop with the agendas.
The players you're comparing McTominay to were in a totally different class at the same age and younger. Carrick joined united as one of the most coveted young English midfielders in the PL. He made his PL debut at 18. Fletcher is also a player with a wider array of attributes than McTominay. All three took their share of criticism from sets of supporters but that's where the similarities end reallyThis is the kinda thing you'd say when you know absolutely nothing about football.`
I remember the EXACT same criticism aimed at players like Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher when they started in our first team. It took United fans until Carrick was in his final two seasons to go 'oh yeah - he is a good footballer after all'. And I genuinely don't think Fletcher got any praise from the majority of United fans until he was finished playing.
When a footballer's job is to do all of his work OFF THE BALL - which is the job of a deep-lying midfielder like Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Jordan Henderson etc - then folk who only look at the ball when watching a game of football, simply won't see all the good that is done by these type of players.