Former Premier League manager gives verdict on Manchester United’s start to the new Premier League season

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Former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has described Manchester United’s slow start to the season as ‘average’ and ‘mundane’, and also called for the inclusion of compatriot Scott McTominay in the United team.

So far, we have been far from convincing after winning two and losing two of our opening four Premier League games, and recording just 6 points from a possible 12.

On our slow start to the season, Strachan said: “It has been an average start to the season for Manchester United. There hasn’t been anything disastrous or anything that has really stood out. They’ve relied on a couple of moments of magic from some individual players and have had some moments where the defending has been pretty average.

“It’s all a bit mundane at the moment. When you watch the football, nothing is blowing you away and nothing is impressing you. Most of the focus seems to be around off the field activity. The fans want the Glazers out, and, if you’re fans are spending all their time focussing on that, then it tells you that the football that is being played isn’t providing much entertainment.

“I think there is a role for [Scott] McTominay at Manchester United, but the manager sees the game played the way he wants to see it, and currently that doesn’t involve McTominay. Scott offers something a little bit different to those players. He’s good on the ball, but he isn’t as good as the guys we’ve mentioned – what he can offer you is that power and ability to break the lines.”

Meanwhile, United will be looking to return to winning ways as the club host Brighton in a Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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