I thought he was quite sloppy for the first 5 minutes after he came on but he probably didn't misplace a pass after that. Was one moment where he was in trouble and found Malacia out on the left wing. That's what none of our players have. All of them would have punted and conceded possession back to Leicester for another wave of attack.
Think we'll look a much better side than we do without him and whoever plays alongside him will look improved.
Yep it was a 6/10 performance he had a couple of sloppy passes where he didn't quite read the movement of the player he was passing to but there was also a few moment of really subtle class that you just aren't used to seeing in a Utd midfield player for a long time.
That is the main thing he looks to pass his way out rather than just hack clear you can see the quality hopefully we'll see him start at the weekend.
I’ve been underwhelmed by his play so far, and again v Arsenal. I know he’s settling in/getting used to a new league/teammates, but he’s given the ball away a few times now in bad spots and hasn’t shown the same control I was expecting from his Madrid days. Not overreacting, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
It was a mixed bag yesterday. He's taking a while to get accustomed to the pace of the league, which often lead to misplaced passes or being tackled. Some good passes between the lines though, and we need him to get up to speed quickly.
Got no worries about him going forward. It’s hard to acclimatise to a new league even for a world class player. You can see his quality in his passing at times, think once he’s up to speed he will be great for us.
He's shown glimpses but it hasn't been a brilliant start.
Assuming ETH isn't happy with something regarding his methods. But I have no doubt he'll be excellent. I think ETH knows him and Eriksen won't it's one or the other and at the moment he thinks Eriksen is getting what he needs out of him. The box to box midfield every of Fred of McT is required alongside one of them. Which is a shame.
Casemiro will have to start playing because we'll need his defensive excellence as the season goes on.
Mark me down as in the queue for a ticket on the worried express. He's being kept out of the starting XI by McTominay, and when he does come on, like he did yesterday, fails to impress. He gives the ball away too often (possibly a product of adapting to a new style of playing), but also gets caught in possession and gets turned easier than I was expecting.
I was expecting more of the Gandalf with the staff and the not passing.
I had my doubts when we signed him. But I hope I'm wrong. It's a tough league to get used to. Eriksen knows the league don't forget so will settle quicker.
I see us playing both, I can't think Mctominay would keep either out if they are playing to their potential.