Or have been told not to move and maintain shape.
In a defensive set up we rely on his boundless energy whilst limiting his full capabilities.
United always had an option or two even in their own defensive third but especially in our full back positions and gave the impression they always had an extra man.
Without Lee and FF, we just don't currently have anyone who matches his work rate or instinct to make progress up the pitch.
United have that down both flanks and through the middle with Fleck and Duffy ably supported by CBs who are comfortable operating where our central midfielders would expect to be.
All for playing kids and assimilating 1 or 2 into the side each season is about the limit IMO in an ideal world, expecting 4 or 5 out of 11 to form a convincing side puts immense pressure on the experienced players. It's not hard to understand that Lees, Bannan, Reach and Fletchers form has also taken a hit.
I have to say that whilst Bannan and Fletcher were disappointed several times last night that some of the youngsters didn't do what comes naturally with experience, they made a point of still encouraging them once the danger had subsided.
They are the true professionals and the blame IMO in having to play half a side of inexperienced kids lies firmly at the door of who allowed the club to get itself into this state and the position of acquiring and retaining so many players on cliff edge contracts....