It looks to me like Winks has very specific positional orders from Mourinho - much like Sissoko under Poch. He doesn't break those orders which frustrates fans because it looks like lack of creativity and intent - but pleases his manager very very much because he does what he's told.
If they can't see that Mourinho values him hugely then they are even more blind. As did Poch before.
He's not there to make mazy runs at defenders; or try hail mary passes. He's there to keep us solid and metronomic and to give the ball to the other guys to do the flashy shit.
Played well today.
I was thinking of this particular use of it:
I guess the issue is "phase of play". I'd suggest the giving of a foul that leads to an attack which leads to a...
I couldn't agree more. It was never a foul. And there's a good case to be made that there was a foul on Dier that caused his hand to be where ti was.
I thought VAR was supposed to look at the fouls in the build up? Has that changed? Or was it simply not a "clear and obvious error".