Manchester United supervisor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been warned that Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba should not be performed in the identical midfield, by former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy.
The Crimson Devils earned their first three factors of the brand new Premier League marketing campaign on Saturday, with Fernandes changing a 100th-minute penalty in a dramatic 3-2 victory over Brighton.
However the recreation on the Amex, uncovered United’s deficiencies on the again, with the Seagulls peppering David de Gea’s purpose for a lot of the sport.
In whole, Brighton hit the woodwork 5 occasions, in addition to scoring twice, together with what appeared like a last-gasp equaliser.
Danny Murphy has steered that enjoying each Pogba and Fernandes leaves United missing in defensive areas, after conceding 5 occasions of their opening two league video games.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a giant determination to make as a result of Manchester United will proceed to ship targets if he retains on naming Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the identical line-up,” he mentioned in his Mail Sport column.
“Glorious inventive gamers as they’re neither is nice sufficient defensively to play collectively in a three-man midfield.
“That’s actually the case in opposition to any of the Huge Six and on Saturday they have been repeatedly caught out in opposition to Brighton.
“It isn’t laziness on Bruno or Pogba’s half,” Murphy added. “It’s simply a facet of their recreation that defensively they’re reactive somewhat than proactive. They simply don’t spot or sense hazard shortly sufficient. By the point they realise they should get again, it’s too late.”