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5 players who don't deserve to play for Manchester United

Anirudh Menon
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419.67K   //    10 Nov 2017, 21:00 IST

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Who among the current crop doesn't deserve to play for Manchester United?

It's always easy to criticise, always easy to point out errors and bask in the sense of entitlement that a big club often generates to call personnel out... but sometimes there is a kernel of truth within the criticism - as good a footballer as the object of criticism maybe.

Most of the names on this list have never given up and have always shown great fighting spirit (#3 especially)- but in another era of now-forgotten ruthlessness, they wouldn't be near the Manchester United football team


#5 Daley Blind

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League
Daley Blind hasn't been the signing United hoped he would be

Daley Blind was brought to Manchester United by Louis Van Gaal as he sought a trusted lieutenant to establish his own unique Dutch philosophy on United. A superb passer of the ball and a competent reader of the game, Blind, on the face of it was perfect for this - but the mere fact that Ashley Young is being preferred at left-back by the current management (and is doing much better than Blind was in the position, it has to be said) shows that Blind simply doesn't have the quality to compete at this level of football.

The slowness of foot is also what keeps him from being an effective central midfield player in the (yes, it's stereotyped, but that's 'cos it's true) fast-paced Premier League.

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