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“Don’t lose many games”: Solskjaer opens up on his preferred Man United midfield partnership

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Fred and McTominay are industrious but tactically limited.

Solskjaer opens up on his favoured Manchester United midfield partnership of Fred and McTominay

According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the performances speak for themselves when it comes to the midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Fred.

The duo has often started as a double pivot in important games and have been critical to our success under the Norwegian. While the partnership is yet to curry favour among a number of fans, Solskjaer remains sold on their impact.

With Paul Pogba being largely utilized in an attacking role, United’s double pivot plays a major role in protecting their defence and retaining control in midfield.

Solskjaer opens up on his favoured Manchester United midfield partnership of Fred and McTominay
Solskjaer impressed with Fred and McTominay

While the duo’s technical ability may not appeal to purists, there is little doubt that they are effective. In fact, United have lost just one game where the two players started since December 2019.

“Scott and Fred don’t lose many games when they are together and you can go back in the stats that probably the last league game they lost together was probably Watford last season which is quite a long time ago.”

While Fred is the engine in the midfield, McTominay has quitely gone about adding a goalscoring element to his game. The Scot now has seven goals in 45 appearances this season. (h/t Manchester Evening News)

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“You look how Scott has improved his game this season going forward with more goals has been good and the Euros will help him even more.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no substitutions in their win against West Ham United. (imago Images)
McTominay has added the goalscoring element to his game (GETTY Images)

The United boss believes McTominay will improve further following his experience in the upcoming European Championships. Having come through the United academy, the Scot is held in high regard at the club.

“When young players go to Euros or World Cups it’s a great time and you get a different type of challenge and I hope he has a good tournament with Scotland.”

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The very fact that both Fred and McTominay have proven themselves on the pitch, vindicates Solskjaer’s faith in them. While they may not always catch the eye, they appear to be providing the foundation for the players ahead of them to impress.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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