Rio Ferdinand slams Solskjaer’s tactics against Southampton

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a weird decision to play Anthony Martial up-front in the game against Southampton.

Mason Greenwood had shone as the striker in the opening game against Leeds United, but Solskjaer made the odd decision to play the 19-year-old out wide and play Martial as the striker.

Martial struggled all through the game until he was subbed off early in the second half, and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has slammed Solskjaer’s decision.

“Mason Greenwood has been arguably our best player since we came back, in one of the pre-season games I saw and the two games in the league,” Ferdinand said on Vibe with FIVE.

“The guy has just come back stronger, fitter, better. Coming back growing into a man from a boy – so why shift him from centre forward to out wide to bring Anthony Martial in?

“I don’t understand it. He’s a goal-getter, if Cavani’s not fit put Greenwood as a No.9. I think he’s good enough to do that.

“To play him out wide again… that was the one baffling one for me.”