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Ian Wright thinks Manchester United defenders Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are not good enough to lead the club back to where they want to be.
The Red Devils lost 3 – 1 to Crystal Palace in their first Premier League clash of the season, while the club’s centre-back duo has been at the center of criticism for their display.
Earlier this week Gary Neville claimed United will never win the Premier League title because of the these two players. And Wright has joined former United captain, sharing his thoughts on Maguire and Lindelof. Former Arsenal legend thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need to strengthen the defence, bringing new defenders during the summer transfer window instead of focusing on Jadon Sancho transfer.
“I think you look at Maguire and Lindelof, for me you’ve got to target them now as much as you can,” he told Premier League Productions.
“People are talking about who Man United might buy, you talk about forwards – at the moment, they’ve got to start focusing on that centre-half pairing.
“If you get any of those two isolated in any situation, you’re probably going to get something out of it.
“I thought some of Maguire’s positioning [against Palace] was poor and Lindelof, just weak, weak in certain situations.
“They’ve got to sort out that centre-half pairing, for me.
“It’s not good enough at this level for Man United if they’re challenging for stuff. Lindelof and Maguire, not good enough.
“The fact is, that is not good enough. At this level, with what Man United are supposedly meant to be trying to do, people are talking about Jadon Sancho coming, what’s the point?
“You’re going to get Jadon Sancho but still have two centre-halves who got absolutely roasted [against Palace] without actually trying too hard.”
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