ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has torn into Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof after they were torn apart by Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The centre-backs were not at the races as a Wilfried Zaha-inspired Palace upset the odds to win 3-1 at Old Trafford.
United have spent the summer attempting to secure a deal for winger Jadon Sancho.
And they have also splashed out £40million on Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
But Wright believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will struggle to achieve much if a new defender fails to arrive before next month’s transfer deadline.
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Wright believes Maguire and Lindelof do not have the pace or composure to deal with strikers when left isolated.
And he has urged Solskjaer to have a rethink about his priorities in the remainder of the transfer window.
Wright told Premier League Productions: “I think you look at Maguire and Lindelof, for me you’ve got to target them now as much as you can.
“People are talking about who Man United might buy, you talk about forwards – at the moment, they’ve got to start focusing on that centre-back pairing.
“If you get any of those two isolated in any situation, you’re probably going to get something out of it.
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“I thought some of Maguire’s positioning was poor and Lindelof, just weak, weak in certain situations.
“They’ve got to sort out that centre-half pairing for me. It’s not good enough at this level for United if they’re challenging for stuff.
“The fact is, that is not good enough. At this level, with what United are supposedly meant to be trying to do, people are talking about Sancho coming, what’s the point?
“You’re going to get Sancho but still have two centre-halves who got absolutely roasted without actually trying too hard.”
Fans had mixed reactions to Wright’s criticism, with one saying: “It’s too early to criticise them, they’ll come back strong as ever.”
Another wrote: “They can still get better because that is not their best. It all depends on the coach.”
One added: “He is right especially that Maguire is a scam.”
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