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Parker: There are massive question marks over Man Utd centre-halves

Thu 26 November 2020 | 15:33

Former Red Devils full-back doubts Manchester United’s consistency after impressive Champions League win.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s team is still struggling with the lack of consistency as the team’s high-quality performances are soon nullified by weak games that come after. The most recent brilliant performance by Solskjaer’s men was the 4-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League that came after the team’s 1-0 win over West Brom in Old-Trafford. But these results still cannot satisfy

Red Devil

fans as keeping the team’s momentum has been proven to be difficult many times. In an interview with Eurosport, former

Manchester United


Paul Parker

has spoken about the team’s form ahead of their weekend game against Southampton. 

“You don't know what you're going to get next with United. They've got a difficult game at the weekend at Southampton, so if they don't get a result there the whole process starts again.

“They won a game on Tuesday they should have won away from home earlier in the group stage. Team selection is key, so if they go out and play with the intention to win it and not concentrate too much about who they're playing against, that always gives them a better chance.

“The problem they've got is that as attack-minded as they are, there will still always be massive question marks about the centre-halves, because even [against Basaksehir] they were on edge.

“Because they've won three on the bounce, that doesn't say United are back. The way the Premier League is at the moment, no one is on stable ground.

“There's a good chance Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go back to two holding midfield players, non-creative players in midfield, and then in the Champions League go back to what he did against Istanbul.

“It's about the state of mind that the players go out against Southampton in. If you see


and [Scott]


playing that will give you a picture of how the game might be. Southampton would break that down easier.

“I don't think the players feel freer in the Champions League, Solskjaer certainly doesn't because he knows every game he's under pressure. United are always walking on a tightrope.”

Manchester United will play against


on Sunday before participating in their crucial Champions League clash against


three days later.



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