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“There’s a thousand cracks in his game” – Four Man United players blasted for performances this season



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Several Manchester United players have been blasted for their performances so far this season as Erik ten Hag looks to turn things around at Old Trafford.

It has been a poor beginning to the campaign for The Reds, with just two wins out of their opening six fixtures. Their latest defeat came in their Champions League opener against Bayern Munich.

A ton of injuries has been one reason behind the slow start – over 10 players were available for United’s last game but the return of Mason Mount, Raphael Varane, and Sofyan Amrabat is expected soon.

However, certain players have also struggled to perform so far and former United defender Paul Parker has labelled the current midfield three as part of the problem at the moment.

“Midfield is a big, big problem,” he told FutFanatico. “Casemiro hasn’t started the season yet. (Mason) Mount is injured and people are figuring out his best position. (Bruno) Fernandes is way off the pace. (Christian) Eriksen hasn’t gotten going and Ambrabt is still injured.”

Two of Ten Hag’s wingers are currently available, with Antony dealing with domestic abuse allegations that he strongly denies, whilst Jadon Sancho has been banished from the first-team squad after a public spat with his manager.

Parker believes that Facundo Pellistri, who did start in the Champions League clash against the Bundesliga champions, should be offered more opportunities going forward.

“Wide areas are a massive, massive problem. I don’t know why he hasn’t played Pellistri. I can’t understand why he hasn’t started the kid,” he stated before the game on Wednesday.

“When you bring in young lads the fans will relate to that and give them a chance. It’s better than using the same old trick which isn’t working.” 

Parker added critique onto star forward Marcus Rashford, who scored 30 times last term. The ex-defender believes there are limitations in the England international’s skillset.

“Marcus Rashford is still being Marcus Rashford. Giving away possession, running into blind alleys, looking to shoot rather than passing. If he doesn’t score there are thousands of cracks in his game.”