Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has insisted that manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, doesn’t trust three of his midfielders.
According to Neville, the three players are Paul Pogba, Donny Van de Beek and Nemanja Matic.
The trio was benched against Liverpool as Solskjaer featured an unchanged team against Jurgen Klopp’s side from the one that beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League in midweek, with Fred and Scott McTominay paired in midfield, behind Bruno Fernandes.
Solskjaer’s side suffered a humiliating 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford.
“We know what Fred and McTominay give him, Ole trusts them,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“It means that he doesn’t trust Paul Pogba, Van de Beek at this moment in time, or Matic who played at Leicester last week.
“He still goes back to those two that have been the most reliable for him over the last two or three years.
“The only thing I would say is obviously with all that talent on the bench that if you don’t win with these two in midfield, then where do you go from there?
“They were 2-1 down the other night when McTominay left the field and Pogba came on, so they still conceded chances.
“I like McTominay and Fred, I just think they’re limited in terms of what they can offer Manchester United in terms of getting back where they need to be, but it needs a bridge for today’s game.
“I think in the longer term, Ole’s going to have to prove that he can get Van de Beek, Pogba, Sancho, onto the pitch at the same time and manage these what would be world-class talented players that he’s signed.”