Manchester United’s midfield woes have been extremely evident recently, with Jose Mourinho refusing to switch up the two-man Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic double pivot.
However, according to the Manchester Evening News, the players have held their own discussions about the middle of the park, and it took place during United’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield just a few weeks ago.
The first-half ended goalless, with the inquest reportedly happening at half-time, as players urged United’s midfielders to pass the ball forward more.
Admittedly, it’s tough when teams sit back against United at Old Trafford, but when you’ve got world-class passes like Paul Pogba and Juan Mata on the field, you expect the Red Devils to create far more opportunities than they have been doing recently.
Whether that’s a coaching issue, a lack of confidence or the system as a whole, well, that remains to be seen. However, since that game, things certainly haven’t changed as Mourinho’s team struggled to carve out many clear-cut openings against Newcastle United on Sunday.
Over the summer I’d be extremely surprised if at least one new central midfielder isn’t purchased by the self-proclaimed Special One, particularly as Marouane Fellaini is yet to put pen to paper on a new contract…