After Man United lost to Brighton & Hove Albion, a popular football pundit slammed Fred and Scott McTominay for their part in Man United’s Premier League defeat to Brighton.
Man United’s midfield was seen as the main reason for United loss to Brighton. United were unable to string passes to the attack. They were often outplayed when Brighton starts a counter attack.
The Red Devil’s new gaffer started the match with McTominay and Fred as deep midfielders and Danish player Eriksen in the No.10 role.
The duo of McTominay and Fred struggled in possession and gave the ball away on a lot of occasions. Their performance once again reiterated United’s desperate need for a to midfielder.
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At half-time, Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane could see what was happening. After all, midfield is a position he knows very well, being one of the best in the world during his prime.
former Man United captain and pundit Roy Keane told Sky Sports at half-time:
“The decision-making and the football intelligence, in particular from Fred – and I have said this for a long time – Fred and McTominay are not good enough. They won’t get Man United back competing at the top.
“We see it week in, week out. They are not up to it. They had to gamble in the second half and Eriksen is probably in his best position when he drops back and he’s picking up people, but too little too late.”Roy Keane on Sky Sports
Man United have been linked with a move for Dutch footballer Frenkie de Jong, but the Dutchman is unwilling to leave Barcelona according to Italian Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer window closes on September 1, United must look for an alternative option and try to sign a midfielder.