Like a lot of our players, he seems reluctant to play the ball forwards.
Don't know if it's the players or the system.
I was watching him today, and the number of times he got the ball and there was nobody closer than 30 yards was atrocious. The only one who would regularly come for the ball was DCL, but he was usually hugging the touchline and marked.
He was never one to bomb past players one v one from a standing start, and with age even less so. But what he could still do we stifle with our idiotic system.