Manchester United’s lack of creativity without key stars worryingly evident

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s inability to be dangerous without Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernandes is a huge cause for concern and the graph below depicts it perfectly.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men only need a draw vs Leicester City on Sunday to secure qualification to the Champions League despite not having either player for large chunks of the season.

Pogba has suffered his most injury-riddled campaign since he joined United and was absent for months on end.

Bruno has always been fit and available for selection but was only signed in January and the global health crisis would soon suspend football across the globe.

Red Devils’ supporters always knew the team was bad without the pair but the graph below puts it worryingly into perspective.

At their worst, Manchester United needed close to 240 seconds to get into their opponent’s box, proving just how badly creativity is needed this summer.

A general lack of depth has been the main concern but it’s important Solskjaer doesn’t just add numbers for number’s sake and instead addresses a main weakness in the squad.

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