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Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him

 

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand says it ‘kills’ him (Rio) when the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fields two deep-lying midfielders during recent matches.

United face AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 tie in San Siro on Thursday and are on course to finish second in the Premier League.

Solskjaer’s side are also through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Until the 2-0 win against Manchester City earlier this month, the Red Devils had managed just one goal in the seven fixtures against their rivals as Solskjaer often played Scott McTominay and Fred in front of his defence to give them further protection.

While this formation has helped United not to concede goals, the team’s attack has suffered and Ferdinand, a former defender, revealed that Solskjaer’s tactics ‘kills his soul’.

“With United it’s the two holders that kill me,’ Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.

“When you play two players that hold it hurts my soul. I think that’s Ole’s concern [conceding goals], that’s his biggest concern.

“Can he leave Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof on the halfway line one-on-one? It’s been shown, it’s proven you can’t. That’s not their main attribute.

“Harry Maguire is good at a lot of other things but that area is one of his weak points.”

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