Souness: Man United haven’t gained Prem with a duo of £ 87m

Graeme Souness has argued that Nemanja Matic and Fred are “Regular Eddies” however are at risk of placing them on the back foot.

The 2 midfielders have been signed by Jose Mourinho throughout his reign at Old Trafford between 2016 and 2018. Matic has made 14 Premier League appearances this season, whereas Fred has played 21 occasions.

Manchester United are presently third within the Premier League. They’ve the chance to move back above Leicester City on Sunday as they face arch rivals Manchester City on the Etihad.


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A victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will scale back the hole on City to eleven points. Earlier than the derby, Souness steered that there’s “no cuteness” in the best way Matic or Fred play.

In his Sunday Occasions column, he said: “Scott McTominay is an trustworthy player and, at 24, is simply recovering, however are they winning the Premier League with Nemanja Matic and Fred, who paid £ 40m and £ 47m respectively from under Jose Mourinho?

“They’re Regular Eddies who will sew it away from home and defend your back 4, however get them on the entrance foot and there isn’t any cuteness of their play.

“Midfield is the inventive arm of the team and other than Bruno Fernandes, United want somebody with a move rush, who’s a greater total player than what they’ve now.

“A whole lot of their 4 backs are made, however you may’t purchase 11 new players.

“You might be strengthening the place you’re weakest within the squad and, relying on what’s out there, I do not see the back 4 as a precedence this summer time.

“Solskjaer is doing an excellent job however finishing second with this squad wouldn’t have occurred in latest seasons – so nobody at United must be fooled into pondering they’re ready to challenge for subsequent season because it stands issues. ”

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