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Man Utd slammed as 'pathetic and baffling' with Lineker pointing out crucial tactical flaw as horror stat emerges | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED have been slammed as "baffling" and "pathetic" by Micah Richards following their defeat to Tottenham.
His Match of the Day colleagues Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker also took aim at Erik ten Hag's side.
In particular, the trio criticised United's midfield after they once again lost control of the game at Spurs – just as they did in their opening game against Wolves.
The Red Devils missed several chances to take the lead in the first half and had a penalty shout turned down before Pape Matar Sarr and a Lisandro Martinez own goal gave Spurs a 2-0 win.
Richards was left perplexed by United's performance and could not work out what their plan on the pitch was.
He said on The Rest is Football podcast: "Manchester United are so baffling in what they are trying to do. Just when you think they've cracked it and are going on an upward spiral they put out two pathetic performances.
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"They need something in midfield because they're not controlling games at all."
Shearer agreed with his colleague and suggested Ten Hag will have to fix the midfield issue if United are to improve and start picking up more wins.
The pundit was also highly critical of the performance in North London, adding: "They were terrible at the weekend United. Until he [Ten Hag] sorts that conundrum out in midfield then they are going to continue to have problems.
"Clearly those three in Casemiro, Mount and Fernandes, it hasn't worked in the two games.
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