Former Liverpool midfielder reveals Manchester United’s weakness despite the signing of Varane

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Manchester United started the season on a bright note with a 5-1 home win over Leeds United.

It was a massive win for United, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side totally dominated the game.

Many are now beginning to see Manchester United’s title credentials, especially with the addition of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

However, despite their additions, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy thinks United will still struggle defensively.

Assessing United’s title challenge in his column for The Mail, Murphy wrote: “United did to Leeds what Leeds did to other teams last season.

“There was a freshness to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, they kept winning the ball back with real intensity and had the quality to make their possession count.

“We all know Paul Pogba can be magical. Four assists against Leeds is a brilliant start to the season but he’s got to show consistency if United are to maintain a challenge.

“Marcus Rashford’s injury means Pogba can play on the left with less defensive responsibilities.

“United were content to play for goalless draws against the big teams last season but to take the next step they may have to be more adventurous without shipping goals.

“The signing of Raphael Varane will help, but I am still not convinced about them defensively.

“Having fans back at Old Trafford seems to have helped them. When Leeds equalised, they went through the gears and were rampant.”