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Solskjaer Is Copying Ferguson's Manchester United Midfield Plan But It Isn't Working

Sir Alex Ferguson is the best manager in Manchester United history. However, several of his team selections were questionable.

Many of United's midfielders, in particular, have sparked debate over the years. Fans were irritated by the performances of Tom Cleverley, Anderson, and (on rare occasions) Darron Gibson. Nevertheless, they all contributed to the Red Devils' triumphs.

With varying levels of success, John O'Shea, Phil Neville, and (surprisingly) Rafael all played in the center of the park. When it comes to Eric Djemba-Djemba and Kleberson, the less said the better.

Even Darren Fletcher, who played an important role for United over the years, has been criticized by critics who fail to see his impact.

There were exceptions, such as Bryan Robson, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Nicky Butt, and Paul Scholes, but United does have an history of underperforming midfielders. And it currently appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ignoring that area in order to focus on other areas.

This summer's transfer window was very impressive. A holding midfielder, on the other hand, was at the top of every fan's wish list.

United are instead reliant on Fred, Nemanja Matic, and Scott McTominay, and the weaknesses are already apparent.

The young Scot is expected to stay with United for a long time. His midfield partners, on the other hand, are not what Solskjaer needs.

Options are not good enough

Matic is past his prime, and Fred appears to be very out of his depth far too often.

These flaws may have been easier to overlook under Ferguson's reign. United icon Sir Alex Ferguson had a way of making his lesser teams stronger than the sum of their parts. Solskjaer, on the other hand, is a different story.

When United should be flying, they are stumbling.

United should be firing on all cylinders, with a forward line that is the envy of clubs all over the world and the strongest first-choice back-four we've seen in years. Instead, flaws in the park's heart continue to have an impact on outcomes.

Next summer, Solskjaer will almost certainly sign a new holding midfielder. Will it be too late at that point?

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