Maguire or Lindelof, who should be dropped from the defence? Gary Neville tells Solskjaer what to do

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Former Red Devil, Gary Neville, has told Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer that they need to discard the centre back pairing of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

The former defender made this known during Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, where they dissected United’s 1-1 draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

According to the former Valencia boss, while Lindelof is a decent defender, he’s almost the same type of player Maguire is, and they don’t work well together.

Neville urged United to look for a defender that is more mobile, like Eric Bailly, as it is the only way to solve their defensive problems.

He said, “The thing is they are not going to turf Maguire out. He is the rock, they paid £80million for him, he has played every minute. He is the one they are going to build the defence around.

“So what you have to do is find the partner for him. That has got to be somebody with the physicality and profile of Bailly, someone who is quick, good in the air, strong and can cover Maguire one on one but is also going to get them up the pitch and allow them to play a little bit higher.”

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