Even taking into account his struggles, is there any reason for Davy Klaassen not to be ahead of McCarthy in this situation?
I don't think Klaassen is the right type of midfielder either. He doesn't look for the ball and he doesn't dribble. From what I've seen, he mostly just moves around in search of space, occasionally contributing a nifty touch to open something up. Like a slow, passive Thomas Muller, or something like that.