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Owen Hargreaves criticises five Manchester United players

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group H stage match between RB Leipzig and Manchester United at Red Bull Arena on December 8, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany

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Manchester United missed a huge chance to go on top of the Premier League table after they suffered a defeat to Sheffield United. The Red Devils came under huge criticism after the game. Owen Hargreaves believes some players disappointed.

“I can’t really remember Ramsdale having to make any saves,” Hargreaves told Premier League Productions. “They just weren’t at it today. “Offensively or defensively. You think about Rashford, Martial, Greenwood, Pogba and Fernandes – that fabulous front five didn’t really create anything.

“Defensively, they were quite vulnerable at times. Even though their form has been fabulous, Solskjaer will be disappointed they just weren’t at the races today.”

Hargreaves insists United’s offensive players also contributed to Sheffield United’s second goal.

He added: “Solskjaer will be furious with the transition initially. I don’t think Sheffield United wanted to attack but because the front four didn’t want to come back, there was only really two blocks. The Sheffield United players thought, ‘wow, there is a chance here’. They joined in slowly.

“Credit to Burke, he’s not a goal scorer, he just sat in that pocket of space in between the lines. Telles and Matic swapped positions and that created a tiny bit of confusion. Burke is away from Telles, Pogba and Fernandes and they just react a little bit late.”

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