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Man United icon “feels sorry” for two players in Erik ten Hag’s system but says summer target could be a better fit



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Manchester United icon Louis Saha has admitted that he feels sorry for two players in Erik ten Hag’s system at Old Trafford.

United have been underwhelming this season, particularly in the Premier League and Champions League.

Ten Hag’s tactical approach has been largely criticised, with the team conceding many shots in each game. The Dutchman has come out in defence of his style this week.

Whilst many have highlighted the midfielders as having the toughest job in the United team, Louis Saha has suggested that the wingers have difficulties in the current setup.

However, the former Premier League striker has suggested that Michael Olise could be a good alternative to the current options in the squad.

“I’m a big fan of his,” Saha told BetFred when speaking about Olise. “He’s picked up a few injuries but he’s done really well since his return.

“I’m not going to be surprised if he gets a lot of offers from clubs because he’s such an exciting player, and I’m looking forward to seeing him compete in the Olympics for France this year. 

“I do see his potential and when I see the setup of Manchester United at the moment, I do feel sorry for the wingers.

“Olise is a bit more flexible, more capable of playing as a number ten in regards to what he’s achieved with Crystal Palace.

“There are a lot of things that I’m looking for in the summer because there’s a lot of misshaping at Manchester United, and I don’t know how they’re going to try and build this midfield with Mason Mount still to come back because he will definitely want to return and make a point.

“I think we need those players who are capable of taking players on one-on-one in different areas and not be solely dependent on Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho to cater for Rasmus Højlund.

“You need something else alongside him because it sometimes looks as if he’s struggling to get going because there’s not a lot of support close to him. I do believe he could benefit from different types of players around him.”