Paul Parker slams Manchester United’s ‘relegation standard’ midfield: ‘No heart, passion and courage!’

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Rangnick facing some major issues at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Paul Parker has slammed Manchester United’s ‘relegation standard’ midfield, insisting the current side are urgently lacking ‘heart, passion and courage’.

Following last Monday’s dismal defeat to Wolves, United have lurched into another crisis with Ralf Rangnick battling a number of internal rifts which threaten to derail their season.

United’s players have faced widespread criticism this week with Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford among those to have come out and insist the dressing room remains united.

United’s recent performances have been cause for concern however and former defender Parker believes Rangnick is facing two huge problems in that some players simply do not want to commit to the cause, while others are technically not capable of doing it.

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McTominay and Matic has been a preferred midfield option in recent weeks (Picture: Getty)

‘People have spoken about how they’ve seen [Ralf] Rangnick as a mentor, so you look to him for a structure and what can take them to the next step,’ Parker told BetFred.

‘However, the problem is how can you build when the players you’ve got don’t want to give enough or aren’t good enough to step in.

‘We saw that against Wolves. Manchester United have a relegation standard midfield at this moment in time.

‘It’s a poor midfield and everybody knows it. Manchester United have names but they don’t have what’s more important than anything and that’s heart, passion and courage.’


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