Manchester United told even hardworking Kante can’t solve their midfield problems

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is known for his work rate and tenacity in the middle of the park.

The 30-year-old has been a key player for club and country over the years, and his work in midfield hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he has been baffled with the manner of pressing exhibited by the Manchester United players.

According to Ferdinand, he has observed that the players press as individuals and not as a group, and he says this can affect the team’s structure.

The ex fiery defender went on to claim that even Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante who’s known as a workaholic in the middle of the park cannot solve this problem for Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand says on his FIVE YouTube channel: “We’ve all cried out, all of the Manchester United fanbase are saying a defensive midfielder is needed.

“Watching the last few games, I don’t even think that player covers over the cracks. I just think no one player can absolutely change everything if the structure of the team isn’t working to the fundamentals and has no foundations.

“One player ain’t changing it, I go back to my point about pressing, it doesn’t matter if Michael Carrick or [N’Golo] Kante is playing in there, if Sancho is pressing on his own and Kante is in there by himself, you think he’s going to be able to cover four or five men?

“That’s what I’m saying, I saw it far too many times at the weekend, I know we’re just isolating this weekend’s game but I’ve seen it many times before in the last three or four weeks, I’ve watched Manchester United intensely.

“There are too many occasions where I see a player go to press and the team aren’t behind him.

“I’m not talking one or two players, the team aren’t pressing behind it. And you can press a team like that.”

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