Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should drop Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw for the upcoming match against Tottenham Hotspur, says Tony Cascarino.
The 59-year-old believes that Fernandes should be replaced by Jesse Lingard as he ‘does very little when he is not on the ball.’
He also claimed that Shaw had a ‘torrid game’ in United’s previous 5-0 loss against Liverpool and the Norwegian boss should replace him by Alex Telles.
Solskjaer has been under a lot of pressure since the humiliating defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s side last weekend.
Some reports suggested that he could be sacked before the match against Spurs. However, the Red Devils haven’t made such a big decision, at least for the time being.
The 48-year-old will be desperate to deliver a good result on Saturday evening when his team will lock horns with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in north London.
Tottenham are also struggling at the moment as they are currently seventh in the league standings, having a point more than their rivals on Saturday.
They have lost three of their last five Premier League matches, with the Londoners suffering defeats against Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham.
Cascarino, the former Republic of Ireland international, has urged Solskjaer to drop two big names for the clash against Spurs.
“Full back is United’s most vulnerable position – every one of the five goals conceded to Liverpool came from the spaces defended by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw being exploited,” he told The Times.
“Tottenham are particularly lively out wide given the pace of Lucas and Son, so United could be dismantled if they do not protect these positions.
“Shaw had a great European Championship for England but endured a torrid time against Mohamed Salah last weekend, while Wan-Bissaka is unrecognisable from the defender who joined United.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could replace Shaw with Alex Telles if fit or consider playing a winger such as Jadon Sancho or Marcus Rashford out of position to remedy the problem.”
The former Chelsea striker also made a comment about Fernandes who has clocked up 14 total appearances this season and scored four goals: “The No 10 role can be a luxury for struggling teams and that is the case for United at present.
“Bruno Fernandes does very little when he is not on the ball, and that is a huge problem given he should be providing United’s first line of defence in midfield.
“Fernandes does not try to stop attackers by winning the ball back. By contrast, Jesse Lingard makes the No 10 role work for his team, as he has shown at West Ham and in flashes since returning to his parent club this summer.”