Loads of MUFC fans call for academy ace to start ahead of Maguire against Newcastle

A number of Manchester United fans have called for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make changes to his defence this weekend.

Some are calling for academy star Teden Mengi to start ahead of Harry Maguire, who has had a miserable start to the season made worse by his sending off for England on Wednesday night.

Rio Ferdinand has urged manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to give the centre-back a rest because he needs to be took away from the firing line, as per BBC Sport. It’s been a traumatic three months for Maguire after his controversial arrest in Greece while on holiday with family and friends.

But it’s not all Maguire’s fault. The team has endured a challenging start to the season, after shipping 11 goals in their opening three league matches.

United’s last game saw us get utterly embarrassed on the pitch for 90 minutes against Tottenham, losing 6-1 and a having a man (Anthony Martial) sent off.

Solskjaer has options to change his defence on Saturday.

Eric Bailly could partner Victor Lindelof, although I must admit that won’t fill anybody with confidence bar Newcastle. And these are all must win games for Solskjaer because the pressure will go up a notch if United drop points this weekend.

He could put faith in youth by giving Mengi a chance.

The 18-year-old made his debut in the Europa League last season against LASK and he looks a real unit at the back, with pace which we are lacking at the back.

Some United fans are calling for Mengi to start against Newcastle, while others feel it’s simply time to take Maguire out of the spotlight.

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