Ian Wright tears into ‘poor’ and ‘weak’ Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof after Manchester United loss

Ian Wright believes Manchester United’s opponents must “target” Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof after their “poor” and “weak” performances in the defeat to Crystal Palace.

The former Arsenal striker maintains there is “no point” to signing Jadon Sancho.

And that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must focus on correcting his side’s defensive flaws after a humbling defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

“I think you look at Maguire and Lindelof, for me you’ve got to target them now as much as you can,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“People are talking about who Man United might buy, you talk about forwards – at the moment, they’ve got to start focusing on that centre-half pairing.

“If you get any of those two isolated in any situation, you’re probably going to get something out of it.

“I thought some of Maguire’s positioning [against Palace] was poor and Lindelof, just weak, weak in certain situations,’ Wright continued.

“They’ve got to sort out that centre-half pairing, for me. It’s not good enough at this level for Man United if they’re challenging for stuff. Lindelof and Maguire, not good enough. The fact is, that is not good enough.”

Luton Town are next up for United in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, before a crucial game at Brighton on Saturday.

Wright added: “At this level, with what Man United are supposedly meant to be trying to do, people are talking about Jadon Sancho coming, what’s the point?

“You’re going to get Jadon Sancho but still have two centre-halves who got absolutely roasted [against Palace] without actually trying too hard.”

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