Former Tottenham and Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp feels Manchester United's lack of a playmaker was exposed by Manchester City yesterday. Redknapp wrote in his column for the Daily Mail: "I have not seen a more ineffective display from a Manchester United midfield.

"It is a weakness they have failed to overcome and they need a modern playmaker after missing out on Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder in the summer.

"The City three of Yaya Toure, Gareth Barry and James Milner bossed it."