EPL: They don’t have identity – Richards, Shearer slam Man Utd after defeat to Leicester

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Former Premier League stars, Micah Richards and Alan Shearer have slammed Manchester United following their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.

Leicester defeated Man United at the King Power Stadium, thanks to four goals from Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka.

Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford did score for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Leicester.

“They don’t really have an identity,” Richards told Match of the Day.

“With Man United of the past, you know they had wingers, getting strikers into the box, midfielders running into the box also.

“But now, it looks like they are trying to keep everybody happy [in terms of] players. Individually, you have seen what they have got – [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Paul] Pogba, [Bruno] Fernandes, these players should be shining.

“[Jadon] Sancho has come in, Rashford has come in and scored a goal [against Leicester], [Anthony] Martial scored a goal a couple of weeks ago. It’s an array of talent, but they don’t know what they are doing with the talent.

“Now, Ole has to make some harsh decisions. Whether he leaves some of his big guns out, puts one on the bench or just goes back to basics and finds the plan for how to get this team playing together.”

On his part, Shearer added, “That was Man United’s problem last season, they didn’t invest in that position. ‘It’s the same again [this season].

“There’s no-one in there to really press and take control from the front. You can’t do that in the Premier League.

“They will always score, Man United, because of the brilliance they have going forward. But you cannot press if you haven’t got that aggression.

“If you don’t know what to do, then you’ve got to sit back and be compact as a team. The team that I saw [on Saturday] didn’t know whether to go or whether to sit. When they did go, it was half-hearted and not as a team.”





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