- Feb 26, 2019
From what I've seen we are pretty inconsistent with the high press. These past few games from the restart has also shown very little indication that we play a high press maybe because we have most of the ballSancho will provide creativity too. What some of you're failing to understand IMO is that in a high press which Solskjaer favours, the DM doesn't need to create but rather provide defensive balance due to the high risk approach where we will create overloads all over. if one of Pogba or Fernandes isn't there then you still might have the possibility of Sancho and one other. Creativity can come from several positions and even the CBs and fullbacks will be there to create and can offer creativity in such a style. It's far more important to have defensive balance.
If you think that Sancho Zakaria(as an 8) and one of Pogba or Bruno with the rest of the first 11 is enough to break down low blocks then fair enough. But Mctominay and Fred can do what Zakaria does playing as an 8. So that also means Sancho Fred(as an 8) and one of Pogba or Bruno with the rest of the 11 is also good enough to break down low blocks. Are they good enough to you? If they are then all we need is someone that provides defensive balance but if they are not enough then we need someone that provides defensive balance as well as being a very good passer which Zakaria is not