Shearer airs Manchester United defensive concerns

Alan Shearer has said that he still has concerns about Manchester United’s defence, despite the Old Trafford outfit going on a four-game unbeaten run under caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It was turning into a disastrous season for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, who had steered the Red Devils to their worst start to a Premier League season.

However, since his departure, club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought attacking football back to Old Trafford, with United scoring 14 goals in his four games in charge.

However, despite only facing sides in the bottom half of the table, the defensive frailties that were so obvious under Mourinho still haven’t been solved, with Solskjaer’s side surrendering an average of 10 chances per match in their games against Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle.

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Speaking after Wednesday’s game at St James Park, Premier League legend and former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has said that he still has concerns for United’s defence against the bigger and better sides.

“United were impressive once they went one-nil up. It was only a matter of time before their forwards started to do that,” Shearer told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Solskjaer couldn’t have done any more. I think they’ll have looked at the fixtures coming up and thought’ let’s give him the best possible start.

“There are bigger tests to come and I am concerned about how they are defensively.

“But what if Solskjaer wins them a trophy? I think they should keep him.”

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