Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports

 

Soccer

 

Premier League

Why Man United Will Have To Make A Tactical Change Against Leicester City Because of Fred's Absence

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to lead his red devils' side against Leicester City today as the English Premier League resumes after the recent international break, but Manchester United will be without the services of 4 key players, Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane are both out due to injuries sustained in previous games, while Fred and Edison Cavani will miss the Leicester clash due to the UK red list laws, they will be available to play United's next game after Leicester.

Fred tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer where he wants to play at Manchester United  - Manchester Evening News

Fred and Solskjaer

Fred's Absence A Blessing In Disguise?

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have doubts about who to start in the defensive midfield position since his first choice option, Fred will be unavailable for the Leicester clash, but this may be a blessing in disguise for Manchester United, Solskjaer will be forced to pick between the experienced Nemanja Matic or Donny Van De Beek.

Manchester United line up vs Southampton includes Donny van de Beek and  Nemanja Matic - Manchester Evening News

Donny Van De Beek and Matic

Nemanja Matic tells Manchester United youngsters two players they can learn  from - Manchester Evening News

Nemanja Matic

Since the start of the 2021/2022 EPL season the Brazillian's form has dropped, but many have wondered why Solskjaer prefers Fred over Donny Van De Beek or Matic, Fred's performance this season has been nothing to write home about, he constantly loses possession in midfield, and he cannot deliver precise passes to his teammates, although he tends to charge at opponents and force them into making wrong decisions, he cannot make precise tackles and mark out opposing midfielder's, one error he recently committed that United fans will not forget in a hurry is Fred's blunder against Everton that leg to Everton's equalizing goal.

Man Utd fans let rip at Fred after he is 'bullied' by Demarai Gray for  Everton goal - Daily Star

Fred Chasing Everton's Gray

Manchester United's Tactical Change

The blunders Fred commits in midfield have exposed the Manchester United defense to many attacks and has also denied the United attack the opportunities to take control of games, with Matic or Donny Van De Beek in midfield, the United midfield may at least find that much-needed balance.

Man Utd news: Pogba keen to sign new contract

Paul Pogba

Pogba should be allowed to be creative and we all know what Pogba is capable of doing when he is afforded that space, also Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to get the type of passes that result into the game, they should also be able to outpace Leicester's, Johnny Evans who is slow.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at concerns over Cristiano Ronaldo compatibility  at Man Utd - Mirror Online

Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo

Jonny Evans: Too early to judge Leicester's title chances | Football News |  Sky Sports

Johnny EvansJohnny Evans

Hopefully, Solskjaer may go with Matic instead of Van De Beek because he seems not to trust the Dutchman in the defensive midfield position, Matic's experience may come into play against a Leicester City, Matic should also provide cover for his central defenders Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Matic forced to fine himself at Man Utd but blames Pogba and plans to bill  Frenchman for '50 per cent' | Goal.com

Solskjaer, Matic, and PogbaSolskjaer, Matic, and Pogba

Five games Lindelof and Bailly have played together for Man Utd don't bode  well...

Lindelof, Solskjaer, and Bailly

Wilfred Ndidi: Leicester midfielder may need surgery on injury | Football  News | Sky Sports

Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester City will also be without Wilfred Ndidi who is one of the best defensive midfielders in the EPL, Ndidi is out injured, his absence should leave Leicester vulnerable in midfield, this should be one area Manchester United should capitalize on. The recovery of Marcus Rashford is also great for Manchester United ahead of the Leicester game.

Manchester United team news: Marcus Rashford returns to squad for Leicester  match after shoulder surgery - Eurosport

Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford

Manchester United will have to do their best to get all three points from this game because their next 6 EPL games will be against teams like Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Watford, and Arsenal, United's next round of fixtures is expected to determine Solskjaer's future as manager of Manchester United.

Content created and supplied by: FrancisAhabueJnr (via Opera News )

Fred Leicester City Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Raphael Varane

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments