“Repercussions” demanded for Man Utd players who aren’t putting effort in

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been called out by Danny Murphy for his Manchester United team selection and the lack of repercussions for his players' actions.

The United boss is feeling the heat after his side slipped to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester City, their third loss in their last five games in all competitions.

With a squad packed of talent, expectations are very high for Solskjaer, and he is failing to live up to them at present.

Alan Shearer criticised the lack of balance in the Red Devils team, and now Murphy has weighed in on the matter with more fault-finding.

When asked what the issue at United was by talkSPORT host Jim White, Murphy said: "Very simple Jim. It's called work rate, it’s called commitment to the cause. The reason they don’t have it is there’s a tactical issue.

"There’s too many attack minded players on the pitch, which is the manager’s fault, and there’s no repercussions for those players who don’t put it in.

"You watch United play, yes there’s moments of brilliance, there’s some great football, they’ve got lots of creativity, but they’re too easy to play against.

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"They made Villarreal look like the Brazil ‘70 team. Villa had loads of chances, loads of possession. They had Everton, late in the second half, causing them problems.

"They’re too easy to play against. I think they’ve had one clean sheet all season.

"They’re 17th in the Premier League in Opta stats for more than a one man press. A very simple equation. The stats don’t lie."

The United attack for the match against the Foxes consisted of Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Paul Pogba, who has been used mostly on the left wing so far this season, was dropped back to defensive midfield with Fred absent, leaving Nemanja Matic as the only primary cover.

This imbalance is something which Gary Neville has also called out. He came under fire from his co-host Jamie Carragher for contradicting himself as he'd previously named an ideal United starting XI which featured five attackers.

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