Manchester United was defeated at Old Trafford on Monday night and the performances from the players was poor.
It’s unacceptable because if you look into the Manchester United squad, you would say that the team has what it takes to win the premier league and the Champions League trophy this season.
The players failed to deliver, but based on my observations, these are the two players that could save Ralf Rangnick and Manchester United.
In my own opinion, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are the answer to Ralf Rangnick’s problem. Some of the Manchester United fans could be surprised, but watching the performances in the past few games, it’s awful.
Most of the fans thought that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the main problem at the club, but I don’t think that the Norwegian manager should be blamed alone because the players contributed.
Ole has left the club and the players are yet to convince the fans. Paul Pogba has been out while Anthony Martial is seeking for a move away from the club, due to lack of playing time.
Manchester United could lose the squad that Ole build because most of the players want to play and the interim manager is yet to settle down. Dean Henderson, Donny Van De Beek and Jesse Lingard are not happy at the club due to the lack of game time.
The Team Lacks Creativity Without Paul Pogba
The truth is that Paul Pogba is one of the most criticize players at Manchester United, but the fans are calling for him now after the poor performances from the Manchester United midfielders.
I would say that Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are the only good passer in the team and both players are very creative.
Ralf Rangnick didn’t start Bruno Fernandes against Wolves after the Portuguese midfielder returned back to the squad after his suspension.
Paul Pogba is the key player in the midfield and you could see that the French midfielder grabbed 7 assists before playing 10 league games. He can hold up play, won tackles and channel passes to different wings.
These are the things that the Manchester United midfielders failed to do in the past few games. Mason Greenwood or Wan-Bissaka could be free in the right hand flank, but there’s nobody to channel that long pass.
Anthony Martial Has The Confident To Penetrate Through Defenders
I think that the Manchester United winger lacks the confidence to move forward. Anthony Martial is a forward and also a winger that can beat a defender without stressing himself.
He will pass through one-on-one and I think that it will help Ralf Rangnick. Jadon Sancho is a top talent and he has a bright future ahead of him, but he still needs a little more time to turn things around at the club.
Anthony Martial wants to leave the club, but if the manager convinces him, he could change his mind and stay. The only thing he wants is to play and I think that Ralf Rangnick should give him the opportunity to prove himself.