Chris Sutton pinpoints the main cause of Manchester United’s problems
The Red Devils will travel to Turf Moor as they play their sixth Premier League game against Burnley this Saturday.
United have started horribly this season with three defeats in five matches so far in the Premier League. The English giant is returning from their Champions League Group A opening game 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich.
“I think it’s a problem area for Manchester United, and I say a problem area, but the biggest problem for Manchester United is the midfield. I just don’t think they have the legs and the momentum”
The Red Devils have majorly deployed Casemiro and Christian Eriksen in deep midfield roles so far this season. Casemiro and Eriksen still possess the ability and quality to perform in big games but both are 31-year-old, and lack the energy to cover distance for that team.
United have a rich history of deploying players in midfield who work hard on and off the ball. The kind of midfielders who are capable of working hard for the team despite possessing incredible quality.
Furthermore, Scott McTominay has started just one game this season with a forgetful performance against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Sutton’s assessment holds ground as United have severely lacked energy in the middle of the park. When the opposition attack bypassed the midfield, both Eriksen and Casemiro were shrugged aside.
United’s new signings Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat are still recuperating from their respective injuries. United manager Erik ten Hag signed the duo with the intent of adding energy into the midfield department.
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Once Amrabat and Mount are back in the squad, we can anticipate a solution to the problem pointed out by Sutton. Both players have earned recognition for their abundant energy and selfless hard work for their previous clubs. United fans will be hoping that Amrabat and Mount will hit the ground running once they return.