Is it still happening?? Wow, I thought they sorted this out with patches. That was one of my main reasons to learn manual.my passes going to the wrong player many times, my wrong player. Completely unintentional.
Pes19 was first Pes in my experience, where passes on PA1 were clearly going to the wrong players. Especially when I wanted to pass ball around the middle of the pitch. It was driving me nuts.