Man Utd advised on first thing a new manager must do if Solskjaer is sacked


“Well the first thing I would do is I’ve got to play two up front because we’re seeing [Marcus] Rashford play up front by himself and teams know that he wants to run in behind, so they’re not allowing that space,” Robson told ESPN FC.

“And quite often they get the ball into quite good areas, when they’re playing out from the back, when they get it wide, when the full-back gets the ball, and there’s just nothing on for them and the opposition just block the balls into the front.

“If they can get two up front, which means either playing three at the back or you play a 4-4-2 and get one of the front players just to drop off when the opposition get the ball, but they need more players in the danger area.

“I think they’ve dominated possession in most of the games they’ve had but they’ve not been creating chances because in that front area there hasn’t been enough players, and Rashford’s link-up play hasn’t been good enough.

“He needs somebody much closer to him. [Juan] Mata can’t do the job because he’s not athletic enough and [Jesse] Lingard doesn’t seem to have the understanding of where he needs to be or the runs he needs to make.

“So that would be the first thing I would do, change the system and make sure I get two up front so there’s more players in the box when balls are in wide areas.”


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