Gary Neville has urged Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to consider using both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba as attacking midfielders in his eleven.
The Red Devils boss has let the Frenchman down in the last few matches to host two defensive midfielders, with Scott McTominay and Fred being preferred behind Fernandes in a 0-0 stalemate with Chelsea on Saturday.
But United icon Neville, speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, believes his former teammate should consider using both players in a dance position with a single midfielder behind them, from the same way that Pep Guardiola used David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne. in Man City.
He said: “I think it’s a problem when you have £ 150million from midfielders on the bench.
“You have a player who won the World Cup and dominated in Europe.
“He’s signing Manchester United’s record and yet he can’t get into the squad.
“For me, I never understood why Ole didn’t try a single goalkeeper with Pogba and Fernandes in front, like De Bruyne and David Silva.
“De Bruyne and Silva weren’t disciplined midfielders before Pep Guardiola arrived, he was one of them.
“So this is the only system I can see where it would be obvious to put these two in place
He added: “Maybe Ole saw it in training and didn’t like it.
“More often than not, Ole played Matic and Pogba sitting side by side with Fernandes in front.
“Pogba can’t play there, in that position you have to be disciplined. But with a player who holds on, you have more freedom to move forward.
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Jamie Carragher, however, disagreed with his colleague and claimed the partnership would never work.
He said, “It’s better for the team to have Fred and McTominay in there.
“But a midfielder Fred and McTominay is not good enough for Manchester United to challenge the Premier League.
“Fernandes is their man in the No 10 position but I don’t know how Ole can continue not to pick a £ 90million signing.
“It’s not easy for the manager but at some point he will come back to the team. But for me, Pogba and Fernandes will never work.
The Red Devils are currently 15th in the Premier League table, having won just two of their first five games.