Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been advised to drop Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw for their Premier League clash against Tottenham today, by England defender Tony Cascarino.
Cascarino feels Fernandes â€œdoes very little when he is not on the ballâ€ and should be replaced by Jesse Lingard.
He also said Shaw had a â€œtorrid timeâ€ in last weekendâ€™s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Solskjaer was left fighting for his job after the embarrassing defeat, but has been kept on for their trip to Spurs.
â€œFull back is Unitedâ€™s most vulnerable position â€“ every one of the five goals conceded to Liverpool came from the spaces defended by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw being exploited.
â€œTottenham are particularly lively out wide given the pace of Lucas and Son, so United could be dismantled if they do not protect these positions.
â€œShaw had a great European Championship for England but endured a torrid time against Mohamed Salah last weekend, while Wan-Bissaka is unrecognisable from the defender who joined United.
â€œOle Gunnar Solskjaer could replace Shaw with Alex Telles if fit or consider playing a winger such as Jadon Sancho or Marcus Rashford out of position to remedy the problem,â€ Cascarino told the UK Times.
On Fernandes, who has scored four goals and made five assists in 14 appearances in all competitions this season, Cascarino added: â€œThe No 10 role can be a luxury for struggling teams and that is the case for United at present.
â€œBruno Fernandes does very little when he is not on the ball, and that is a huge problem given he should be providing Unitedâ€™s first line of defence in midfield.
â€œFernandes does not try to stop attackers by winning the ball back. By contrast, Jesse Lingard makes the No 10 role work for his team, as he has shown at West Ham and in flashes since returning to his parent club this summer.â€