Has been at the scene of the crime for one or two this year but I think similar to fellaini his frame and style makes him stand out, maybe doesn't get the recognition he deserves.
Dribbled past only once.
90+% pass completion
70+% headed duals, bettered only by Boly, Bednarek and Tarkowski three absolutely monsters.
Our most interceptions up to game week 6 I think?
Very rarely loses out in a tackle.
Massive threat in the opposition box.
I know Michael Keane has had a good start to the season, but I do think he gets away with a bit at the back Keane. Probably better long balls than Mina to be fair.
I personally think he's our best pure defender, and pairing him and Holgate when fit would allow us to push the line up a little further and squeeze the pitch, which is a more natural fit to the 433 or 4231. Less space for Allan and Doucoure to cover, will need the full backs to be switched on but they are capable.
I'd the rumours are true that we are looking at Davidson Sanchez then he could partner with Mina at the back and replicate their extremely good international partnership, an aggressive high line that wins everything in the air and has pace in the space behind.