Ralf Rangnick have been told that two Manchester United players are “not good enough” and highlighted the duo as being the way of the club’s problems this season.
Scott McTominay and Fred are the two players who have been highlighted by Liverpool legend Steve Nichol and believe none of the other top teams would have the duo in their squads.
“Look at the middle of the park, who should have Fred and McTominay on their team? Of the good sides, none of them,” Nicol told ESPN FC.
“So you look at the front four and think ‘why don’t these guys produce?’
“Well, do they get enough of the ball? Well, if you can not get enough of the ball against Newcastle, which honestly looks like they will go down in my opinion, what chance do you have then?
“So you can have whoever you want in front that you can pick, but if you can not get them the ball, you will not score goals.”
Fred and McTominay have started all three of Rangnick’s first three Premier League games in the lead, which has seen the Red Devils claim unconvincing 1-0 wins over Crystal Palace and Norwich City respectively, before a flawed 1-1 away draw against Newcastle United on Monday. .
The Red Devils were very lucky to take a point away from St James’ Park, and had David de Gea to thank for making a series of fine saves to deny the Magpies all three points.
Nicol added that the German is facing a largely ungrateful task at Old Trafford, saying many of the players at his disposal are not up to standard.
“If the two in the middle can not get the front four ball, then they do not prevent anyone from getting through to the back line.
“As much as it’s Rangnick’s fault, a lot of it is that the players just aren’t good enough.”
Rangnick’s team is back in action at home against Burnley tonight, seeking to close the seven-point gap between itself and Arsenal in fourth place.