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Ince slams powderpuff Man Utd midfield: No power!

Manchester United legend Paul Ince doesn't rate the current team's midfield.

Ince ranks the engine room as powderpuff.

"They've won their last five games but I watched them against Southampton and they were poor. I couldn't work out how they were trying to play," he told the Mail on Sunday.

"I think Louis van Gaal is trying to do what he did with Holland but hasn't got the players suited for it.

"With Holland he had Nigel de Jong to sit in front of the back four so he could play 3-5-2. But I've seen United a few times this season and I don't think they have any power in that midfield area. I'm not saying Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind are bad players, but they're not powerhouses. They haven't got the legs.

"Manchester City and Chelsea are better teams because they have power all over the pitch. Think about this Chelsea team; John Terry, Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic, Diego Costa. There was a phase three or four years ago of looking at Spain and trying to get technical like them, because they had won the World Cup. That phase has gone. Power is more essential than these nice, technical players passing the ball.

"United keep the ball but don't seem to go anywhere with it. Just making 600 passes doesn't make you a great team these days."


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