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Ralf Rangnick Is Told Manchester United Pair Are 'Not Good Enough' For The Club

James Hilsum

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Ralf Rangnick Is Told Manchester United Pair Are 'Not Good Enough' For The Club

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Ralf Rangnick has been told that two Manchester United players are “not good enough” and highlighted the duo as being the route of the club’s problems this season.

Scott McTominay and Fred are the two players that have been highlighted by Liverpool legend Steve Nichol, and believes none of the other top sides would have the duo in their squads.

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"Look at the middle of the park, who's going to have Fred and McTominay in their team? Of the good sides, none of them," Nicol told ESPN FC.

"So, you look at the front four and you think 'why are these guys not producing?'

"Well, are they getting enough of the ball? Well, if you can't get enough of the ball against Newcastle, who quite frankly look as though they're going to go down in my opinion, then what chance have you got?

"So, you could have anybody you want up front that you could pick, but if you can't get them the ball you're not going to score goals."

Fred and McTominay have started all three of Rangnick’s first three Premier League matches in charge, which has seen the Red Devils claim unconvincing 1-0 wins over Crystal Palace and Norwich City respectively, before a lacklustre 1-1 draw away at Newcastle United on Monday.

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Image: PA

The Red Devils were mightily fortunate to take a point away from St James’ Park, and had David de Gea to thank for making a string of fine saves to deny the Magpies all three points.

Nicol added that the German is facing a largely thankless task at Old Trafford, and says that many of the players at his disposal are not up to standard.

"If the two in the middle can't get the front four the ball, then they're not stopping anybody get through to the backline.

"So as much as it's Rangnick's fault, a lot of it is the players are just not good enough."

Rangnick’s side are back in action at home to Burnley tonight looking to reduce the seven-point gap between themselves and fourth-place Arsenal.

Topics: Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United, Scott Mctominay, Fred

James Hilsum
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