Paul Merson slammed the Manchester United midfielder in a fierce rant surrounding their lack of combat and courage amid recent performances.
The former Arsenal striker has said he sees no silver coins being won at Old Trafford with the current crop of midfielders after notable surrenders to Liverpool and Manchester City.
Two deflating losses to their closest rivals have inflicted misery on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Norwegian faces the pressure surrounding his position at the helm.
Merson reiterated statements escaped by former Manchester United players Gary Neville and Roy Keane in their criticism of the midfield department.
Solskjaer made a tactical adjustment which proved to be successful in their last victory in the capital against Tottenham Hotspur as they opted for three at the back in a 3-4-1-2.
But much of the talk throughout the season has been about balance in United’s midfield as the fight to field Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Fred, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood come together. continues.
“They don’t have the players if you want to win anything in this league or anything in football, the World Cup, the Champions League, you have to have a dominant midfielder, they don’t don’t have that, ”Merson said speaking on Soccer Saturday. before the shock of Watford.
“When do you watch Manchester United and go ‘oh they tear this up, the midfielder dominated that, McTominay, Fred, Pogba’ when have we ever watched Manchester United Super Sunday, Saturday Night Football and seen the guys leaving ‘he took the game by the skin of the neck, he dictated the game, this and that? Never.
“It’s Manchester United and we never have that and if you don’t have that I don’t see them winning anything to start with you have to dominate your midfield, if you don’t win anything in the middle of land I do not see where you gain anything. “
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