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Manchester United told to stop one mistake that strikers “hate” and go “back to basics”



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Manchester United have been told to go back to basics in order for Erik ten Hag’s team to stop making the same mistake.

The form of Erik ten Hag‘s squad so far this season has been dismal. Manchester United have lost six of their 11 fixtures across all competitions so far this season, including both of their Champions League ties.

The squad have created a deadly combination of conceding many, many goals while scoring almost half – this has never ended well, for any team, ever.

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Former United defender Paul Parker feels he has identified where Ten Hag is going wrong; he believes that United’s inverted wingers are the main issue.

“The problem is that everyone thinks it (inverted wingers) can work because Pep Guardiola does it. But Pep Guardiola is Pep Guardiola and he can make everything work.

“It’s not going to happen but ideally, I would want Man United to go back to basics and play a bit more old-fashioned football. I would not complain about an old-fashioned 4-4-2 with wingers that attack the byline to make a cross, but the case is that the modern fans will come at you and call you a dinosaur if you do that as a manager.”

Parker has previously suggested that Antony should move to the left wing, with Alejandro Garnacho playing on the right.

“In my opinion, a lot of teams and managers are making the mistake by using wingers that want to go inside. It’s the easiest thing to defend against as a defender. Every full-back loves a winger that wants to go inside and take the shot.

“On the other hand, every fullback hates to play against a defender that wants to attack the byline and make the cross. It’s the same for strikers, they hate to play with wingers that go on the inside instead of the outside.”