Paul Scholes is worried by Bruno Fernandes’ poor form after Man Utd were held to a goalless draw by Arsenal on Saturday.
The visitors left the Emirates Stadium after a 0-0 stalemate, with Solskjaer making five changes from the shock defeat to struggling Sheffield United in midweek.
Man Utd now sit three points behind leaders Manchester City, having also played a game more than their neighbours, and missed the better of the chances to win the game in north London.
Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford, in particular, should have done better on occasion with United now having scored just once in six games against their top-six rivals so far this season.
However, it is the form of Fernandes that is really causing Scholes concern with the Portugal international off the boil in United’s last couple of matches.
“You talk about [playing] Liverpool and Manchester City, they just can’t seem to win those games,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.
“When you struggle against Sheffield United the other night and you get beat by them, and it comes to the big game, you have to win these games, and they just can’t find a way of doing it.
“Bruno Fernandes has been disappointing in every single one of them. He’s had great numbers, great assists, great goals, I think in the last five games against big teams he’s had no goals, no assists.
“It’s really worrying. And that’s why United are where they’re at. I know they’re in a good position, it’s an alright position, but it’s not a position where you think this team will go on to win the league.”