Davies was a bit of an enigma last night. I can see where people are coming from with the criticism that he's received as he does give the ball away often and get's caught out with slow decision making. Saying that though, he's seems to be effective for us. Be-it his movment off the ball, eagerness to get the ball moving forward or his or ability to carry the ball occasionally ghosting past a man.
My take is that he does something that none of our other midfielders can do. He allows Gana to play his game without treading on his toes, he gives Rooney passing options and he makes opposing midfielders have to think about what he's going to do. Without him we're too predictable. With him, we're going to lose possession a bit more, and it's a higher risk of being caught on the break, but I'd say it's worth it. He's only going to get better, and his snide is unparalleled.