Remember when Ivanovic was evidently done at Chelsea, Mourinho still played him game after game. Jose has his men and hell is gonna freeze over before he gets told otherwise.
Matic has his heyday when he came back to England but now he’s done. He just looks slow, granted he’s never been the quickest but he was able to keep the ball and play quick but now it looks like his brain is telling his legs one thing, his legs don’t understand and by the time his brain and legs have linked he’s lost the ball.
Looked rusty been injured and not played much football but was very poor yesterday but he wasn’t the only one needs to up his game.
I do think Utd need a better ball playing holding mid if we want to make 4-3-3 work when teams put us under pressure we don’t hold possession well and it forces us to go 4-4-2 quite a bit.
If we got a good offer I’d sell but we won’t so I think keep him but look to improve I really like the look of Rice but he’s just signed a new contract so he’d cost a bomb as there would be riots at West Ham if he was sold.
A cheaper alternative might be Doucore from Watford who is very impressive when I see him but I’d say he’s more in the Herrera style. I actually think Herrera might be better deployed in that role in some games.
Another option is Ruben Neves from Wolves very young and a brilliant passer plus prem experience but it would need a lot of money to get him from Wolves.