Manchester United news and transfers RECAP Pogba injury latest and De Gea sets Man Utd challenge
Nov. 30, 2019
A recap of all the latest transfer rumours and breaking news as Man Utd look ahead to the Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
United vs Villa predicted
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has his say about this weekend’s fixture.
And, despite predicting a 1-0 win for United over Villa, he’s been very critical about a number of United players....
“Aston Villa did not disappoint on Monday Night Football. I thought they were very controlled, but also clinical in a certain way when they had to be. It was a good sign that when they went in front, they did not go all-out attack and get all their players up. It was as if Dean Smith had said ‘job done and shut up shop’. This wasn’t to be boring, it is simply a cleverness to tuck in and protect when needed, and then hit on the counter. There were a couple of little dangerous signs that Newcastle could have got back into it, but it was a promising performance for them.
“Man United are shocking defensively. David de Gea is not mentioned anymore - he is not making mistakes but he is not saving shots, which is what he came synonymous for. He has won the Player of the Year award many times for them, and some of that was under Mourinho and even Louis van Gaal. Nobody mentions him as a top-level player any more.
“Ashley Young has been found out that he was never a left-back or right-back, so why give him a contract? Seriously, Man United where are you going? Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood have been decent, but can they carry them along? Can Marcus Rashford do it? You cannot survive on 10 minutes of football.
“They don’t want change, they want to build. They understand the youth, it will not be the Class of ‘92 because you will never get that again, but for now, the younger ones are good and helping. I do not know the philosophy for Man Utd but I think they will get over the line in this one. It is a needs-must kind of game.
“If Man United do not see off Villa, and with games against Tottenham and Manchester City coming up, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be in trouble.”
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