Tbf you ve never liked him so it's not knee jerk I know, but I didnt agree with the initial assessment.
For me when on song, he offers something none of our players can....ball retention and calm, hence why he peaked Barcas interest.
Hes our best midfielder but surrounded by utter shit atm and has a lot more to offer.
I do want to like him he's just so ineffective. What kind of midfielder is he supposed to be? We play him like schneiderlin as a 6, so did Silva. I thought he was supposed to be a shuttling dribbler who switched play and progressed the ball?
Looks like a worse schneiderlin who can dribble sideways better for us and has done for most of his performances for us
Was the only one of our midfielders to make a tackle today which is quite something however I'll say that.