Tue. May 24th, 2022

OPINION: Peace and Brazil could determine Van de Beek’s future

Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes that Scott McTominay and Fred are ‘instrumental’ in the midfield for Manchester United, but if you get into the busy The Trafford pub on match day, fans can give you a completely different verdict on the United boss over the pair.

Although United enjoyed a fantastic transfer window by signing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, reminiscent of how the club behaved under Sir Alex Ferguson, an all too familiar problem has reappeared across United’s opening matches of the new season – the midfield is still unbalanced and that remains United’s conspicuously weak point.

Solskjær has become synonymous with the 4-2-3-1 formation across his tenure at Old Trafford, and he has relied on the dual pivot system to support United’s progress in recent years, but its limitations became frustrating. abundantly clear long ago.

Solskjær chooses between Nemanja Matic, McTominay and Fred for these two positions, and it is usually the latter two that are included in United’s start -XI, where the duo establish themselves as the United boss’ trusted couple at the focal point of the big apartment.

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Fred and Donny van de Beek will leave the team hotel ahead of the UEFA Europa League final in 2021. (Image: 2021 Manchester United FC)

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