Merson blasts Ten Hag selection
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has been staggered by Erik ten Hag’s selections – and partly blames it for Liverpool’s 7-0 win.
Ex-England striker Merson can’t believe the roles given to Wout Weghorst and Marcus Rashford.
He believes Weghorst is NOT a No 10 and should have lined up against Virgil van Dijk – leaving Rashford t face Liverpool’s “weakest defender” in Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Sky Sports pundit Merson wrote: “The manager, for me, has been getting away with it.
“Yes, he’s done great in a way. But Wout Weghorst as a No 10, I’m not having that.
“It’s Manchester United Football Club and you’ve got Weghorst as a 10 – he can’t turn and run, he can’t pass through the eye of a needle. What is the thinking?
“I’m not blaming Ten Hag because they lost, but why play Marcus Rashford against Virgil van Dijk? He plays out wide every week.
“You’ve got Liverpool’s weakest defender in Trent Alexander-Arnold having a free ride. Trent wouldn’t have believed his luck. Man Utd got it tactically wrong.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the set-up of the team – there is only one manager who could have got away with that and that is Ten Hag.”