Manchester United were far from impressive during their seven previous matches in all competitions, no thanks to lack of goals and lack of clear-cut opportunities.
Angry United fans are pointing accusing fingers at Marcus Rashford for missing some glorious chances, but former United winger Louis Saha sees no wrongdoings in the young man’s display so far.
According to Saha, neither Rashford nor fit-again striker Anthony Martial should be blamed for the team’s poorest start to the season in their history.
The former Red Devils star claimed that players have all it takes to score goals but they haven’t seen much supply from the midfielders
Saha also failed to point out Paul Pogba for blames as he said the Frenchman isn’t surrounded by top quality players unlike how it used to be in the past.
“Don’t get me wrong, those guys have talent and all that — I really like the potential, it is enormous”
“But they are playing in a configuration where there is no link to express themselves”.
He claimed that his days at Old Trafford were successful because he had world-class players around him who provided many opportunities.
“I had big players around me. If I was not performing people could blame the squad, the tactics.”
“‘Cristiano [Ronaldo] hasn’t scored?’ We didn’t play well. ‘[Ruud] van Nistelrooy didn’t score?’ He didn’t have the opportunities, we didn’t cross. Because of the guy: He. Will. Score.”
Though Saha didn’t openly criticize Solskjaer for the unwanted run of results, he blamed the club for letting go of top and highly experienced players, including Lukaku and Sanchez, in the summer.
“Who is big enough in that squad to be saying, ‘This is falling down’? Apart from Pogba. It is unfair to him, unfair to the squad.” Saha concluded.