🔴🔴🗣 Ferdinand and Scholes explains why Man United’s defence still has holes
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🔴🔴🗣 Ferdinand and Scholes explains why Man United’s defence still has holes

Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes believe the club still do not have the defence to help lift the big trophies.

United surprised everyone with a superb start in the UEFA Champions League, thanks to a 2-1 win over PSG as well as the 5-0 over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night.

But Ferdinand and Scholes feel the team’s backline does not have the qualities to go all the way.

“Is it good enough? I’d probably say no, if you’re trying to win the top competitions,” Man Utd legend Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“Yes, last season they had a good defensive record, but I just see moments in games where they get opened up, they get physically dominated at times, especially in terms of pace, especially if their protection isn’t what you’d expect it to be if the game opens up a little bit.

“If the game opens up and they’re on the halfway line and they’re playing one versus one or two versus two, then I fear for my life in that situation. If the team shape is fine and it’s all set up properly, then they look a decent pairing.

Scholes added to question why the defence is reliant on two shielding midfielders?

“When they have the two [Fred and Scott McTominay] in front of them, they look different,” Scholes said.

“You’re a defender for a reason, you’re supposed to be OK one-on-one, sometimes it can take away the attacking side of the team which it has done in the last couple of games, especially against Chelsea on Saturday. Fred and McTominay have definitely made them look better players, and they’ll prefer that,” he added.

The defence’s next big test will be from Arsenal this weekend in Manchester.

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