His defensive play has improved I feel since joining United. Especially in his most recent performances where he has dropped off into the hole far more often. Would you say he was worse than Hernandez? Obviously Hernandez runs round a lot more, but in terms of defensive awareness I don't think Michael deserves to be below him. How would a solid 40 sound?
Attack was the one I struggled most with rating. He does still have the ability to cause major problems for defences but if we're going to address his all round effectiveness in the final third, I wouldn't say he influences games enough anymore to sit higher than an 84. Note that I've boosted his Teamwork slightly so he becomes slightly more involved in build up play for instance which has certainly been the case in the last season or so. He still times his runs off the last man perfectly well hence the inclusion of Lines.
As for Shot Accuracy, well, we both know what a mess the ladder is for that! In terms of general shooting ability, I think having him on an 84 is perfectly fine. It puts him level with Van Persie, Van Der Vaart and Tevez. These players obviously have much higher Power and Technique which is what makes them different to Owen. Michael on the other hand has the 1-1 Scoring card which replicates his own style of Shooting. It's a Special Ability which really makes a big Difference.
It's taken me a while but I'm happy with the set now. If you actually look at it and forget who it represents, it still makes for a genuinely decent striker. I'm happy to discuss it all though