EPL: He can’t run – Merson slams Man Utd star, tells Ten Hag player to sign


Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has hit out at Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, saying the England centre-back cannot run.

Merson also urged Man United manager, Erik ten Hag, to sign Everton centre-back, Conor Coady, who joined Frank Lampard’s side this summer.

He said this before Man United’s Premier League tie with Brentford on Saturday evening.

Merson told Sky Sports: “They should have been going for Conor Coady. They need to go to three at the back. Maguire can’t run so you need to play a five at the back.

“Play him in a three and he is a very good player, he comes out with the ball he can pass it.

“When he plays in a four he can’t go and engage because if he gets in a one-on-one he is going to struggle.

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“Put Coady in there and he is an out and out sweeper then you do not have to play McTominay and Fred in the team because you have got your insurance.”

“It’s mind-blowing,” added Merson. “It’s horrible. Nobody wants to go to Manchester United.”

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