Up there with howson and McNair for me looks likes he’s at home in that mf
Definitely the best summer signingThat's based on 2 and a half games.
He came on at QPR and we got better. He has the ability to 'tactical foul' and see danger. He basically brakes up play but actually runs with the ball after making an interception. He's far more of a mobile defensive CM than say Clayton (who we believed he was like for like).
Wigan fans thought he would be first out of the door based on ability. He was player of the season in a side better than ours.
I know the fee was undisclosed but the buzz is 1 - 1.5mil (former club got a percentage). To think Saville cost 7mil. He's not 6 times better than Morsy
I think he’s that good at his job that we absolutely don’t need Howson and Saville alongside him. It should just be Howson. Obviously Saville is a good enough player for rotation and coming on in games but I think we need to get Roberts in the pocket as soon as he is fit to do so.
When McNair is back in midfield, he and Morsy will be a far more potent midfield at the expense of Saville.
I believe Howson will keep his place.
Honestly, I never even noticed Saville yesterday until he made a very good tackle in the last ten minutes.
2 or 3 tackles aint enough for me.
Like my old school reports used to say, he ‘should try harder’.
Not sure i agree with that, he's got a way to go yet to get to the levels Clayton was at under AK.Yeah looks very good, does the Clayton role, but is much better on the ball
Clayton was clearly better at the defensive blocking role, but even under Aitor, his on the ball ability was very limited, he was too slow at getting the ball out from under his feet and out to the more creative players. Morsey looks much better at that, much more comfortable with ball at feet. I remember woodgate claiming that Clayton would playa 'quarter back' role for us, pinging balls from that deep position, but he just isn't capable of anything more than a 20 yard pass, Morsey is.Not sure i agree with that, he's got a way to go yet to get to the levels Clayton was at under AK.
Unless you mean Morsy is more creative, then I agree, bit he us playing a more attacking role than Clayton did.
McNair isn't a 360 degree player, he doesn't have that awareness of what is behind him as well as in front. That is a problem in a midfield role, not so much when in defence.Based on his form this season I honestly don't think he'll be moved out of defence, he's been outstanding - and still seems to have a licence to get forward.
I think he reads the game excellently from the back too, a number of quality interceptions yesterday.