Wright slams ‘roasted’ pair ‘not good enough’ for Man Utd

Date published: Tuesday 22nd September 2020 9:15

Wright claims there is no point in Man Utd signing Sancho if they can't sort their defensive problems.

Ian Wright has labelled Manchester United’s centre-back pairing “weak” and claims they “aren’t good enough” for the first team.

United were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace in their Premier League opener, drawing criticism from Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.

And now Wright has had his say, claiming opposition teams will continue to target Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

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“I think you look at Maguire and Lindelof, for me you’ve got to target them now as much as you can,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“People are talking about who Man United might buy, you talk about forwards – at the moment, they’ve got to start focusing on that centre-half pairing.

“If you get any of those two isolated in any situation, you’re probably going to get something out of it.

“I thought some of Maguire’s positioning [against Palace] was poor and Lindelof, just weak, weak in certain situations.

“They’ve got to sort out that centre-half pairing, for me.

“It’s not good enough at this level for Man United if they’re challenging for stuff. Lindelof and Maguire, not good enough.

“The fact is, that is not good enough. At this level, with what Man United are supposedly meant to be trying to do, people are talking about Jadon Sancho coming, what’s the point?

“You’re going to get Jadon Sancho but still have two centre-halves who got absolutely roasted [against Palace] without actually trying too hard.”

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