Former Arsenal player, Charlie Nicholas, is of the opinion that Manchester United's recent signings, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan- Bissaka are struggling to find their footing at United. The Red Devils shelled out more than£100million to bring both the defenders to the Theatre of Dreams in the summer transfer window in the 2019-20 Premier League season.
Both of them have struggled to make their mark and have not been successful in Manchester United witnessing their worst start to a Premier League campaign as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side is at a lowly 10th position after 11 matches this season. While talking to a local media outlet, Nicholas said that Manchester United have been going around in a circle and have not learned from their mistakes.
The team has not developed yet as it is still in the process of building itself according to Ole's philosophy. With Anthony Martial back from a long injury lay off and Marcus Rashford finding some level of form in recent matches and Scott Mctominay proving himself to be the missing piece in United's midfield, the team has still been producing below-average performances.
Charlie further added that Martial has been the Red Devils' most consistent player in the past few matches but Maguire along with Bissaka has been struggling. He also said that the young players have been playing a little bit well but it is a very tough environment out there for them given the current circumstances.
Solskjaer's Manchester United appeared to have found their footing in the 2019-20 season with a draw against Liverpool, 3-1 win against Norwich in the Premier League and a 1-0 win against Partizan in their group stage UEFA Europa league match but the Red Devils poor defense and a sluggish midfield was again exposed in a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth. Solskjaer stated that the disappointing defeat was a step back for his team but they were stronger than the setback.
After being a handed a defeat by Bournemouth, Manchester United slipped down to the 10th position, having won only 3, drawing 4 and losing 4 out of 11 matches they have played so far. United are 19 points behind fierce rivals and league leaders Liverpool and are just 5 points above the relegation zone. They next play against Partizan in a UEFA Europa League group stage match on November 8 which will be played at Old Trafford.
(With inputs from agencies)