I think the idea of him being a "Classy" midfielder have been incorrect. He's always been more of a ball winning Midfielder. Him and Gana tread on each others toes, but Gana is clearly the better player in that role.
If I remember correctly, Morgs had his best spell of football when Gana went to the AFCON.
Might be something to it to be fair. His best football was at Southampton when he was regularly up there for interceptions and tackles. Not sure who he had around him but maybe he was very risk averse and quietly efficient in possession.