Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer receives warning

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been warned to forget about the Jadon Sancho transfer and focus on improving Manchester United’s defence.

This is according to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand who believes Manchester United’s problems are in defence and not attack.

Speaking recently to BT Sport about Lindelof and Maguire, Ferdinand said: “They did anything but set their stall out. They were slow and cumbersome.

“There were so many different mistakes. It was terrible to see and it disappoints. This is an area I have spoken about for many many months, and it has not been addressed.

“He [Solskjaer] could show them the Europa League semi-final and FA Cup semi-final as well [for poor performances]. I think you look at Liverpool, they bought Alisson to solve their goalkeeping issue and Van Dijk for their defence, Man United have not done that [addressed their issues at the back].

“It is not an issue that emerged the other day. I want Jadon Sancho, he is a generational talent and would get fans off their seats, but does he solve the fundamental problems I see with this team?

“There are moments before games when the opposition, are they looking across and saying they are going to have to be at their best to score past this Man United defence? I don’t think so.”

When asked which position he believes United should be looking to improve, Ferdinand replied: “Centre half.”