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REVEALED: Man Utd senior players in brutal exchange over midfield problems

Manchester United senior players have held crisis talks about their midfield work.

The Manchester Evening News says some players urged the midfielders to pass the ball forwards more often during a constructive conversation at the interval against Huddersfield earlier this month.

The first-half ended goalless and United have failed to score in the first 45 in their last four league fixtures, beating Burnley and Huddersfield but losing at Tottenham and Newcastle.

Jose Mourinho's decision to persist with a midfield duo is not thought to have concerned players amid calls from fans for the United manager to switch to a midfield three. United have played 4-3-3 just five times this term and only two of those fixtures were in the Premier League.

Certain players also took umbrage with some of the decision-making towards the end of the win at Burnley. With United 1-0 up, Paul Pogba had Anthony Martial free to his left and Romelu Lukaku unattended to his right as he hared at Ben Mee but opted to shoot and saw his effort blocked and Marcus Rashford had a similar chance which he spurned.

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