Alan Shearer says Man Utd have repeated mistake from last season

The scrutiny on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United is increasing with each passing day and the embarrassing 4-2 defeat to Leicester at the weekend certainly won’t have helped.

Solskjaer’s side were poor in the 90-minute affair and despite scoring twice, never looked like hurting the Leicester backline. The home side were comfortable and won the game comfortably in the end.

The defeat extends Manchester United’s poor start to the season, which comes after the Reds won four out of their five opening Premier League games. They are now winless in their last three fixtures after a draw with Everton sandwiched by losses to Aston Villa and Leicester.

Huge investments were made in the squad over the summer, with Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo all joining the club but former Newcastle striker and Premier League legend Alan Shearer thinks they have repeated the mistake of not signing a midfielder.

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“That was Man United’s problem last season, they didn’t invest in that position. It’s the same again (this season),” Shearer said on BBC’s Match of the Day, according to the Manchester Evening News.

“There’s no one in there to really press and take control from the front. You can’t do that in the Premier League. They will always score, Man United, because of the brilliance they have going forward. But you cannot press if you haven’t got that aggression.”

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