Paul Merson singles out eight Man Utd players who aren’t good enough

Manchester United have a host of players who are not good enough to play for the club.

That's the verdict of Starsport columnist Paul Merson, who says eight first-team stars are currently underperforming.

United sit fifth in the Premier League table at present but Wednesday's defeat to Burnley has again called the Red Devils' form into question.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ed Woodward, the Glazer family and the players have all been blamed by different sections of the fanbase and the media.

And Merson thinks there are a lot of first-team stars not pulling their weight at present.

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"HOW can Ed Woodward keep getting away with it at Manchester United?" Merson writes in his weekly Starsport column, which will be online from 10pm this evening.

"I keep hearing that their squad cost £100m more than Liverpool’s. How is that possible! It’s unbelievable.

"I watch United sometimes and it’s sad to see. I feel uncomfortable watching them. This is not Manchester United.

"So many players are not good enough. Fred has got better but let’s face it, he couldn’t get any worse. Anthony Martial doesn’t seem to realise who he’s playing for.

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"I’m not sure Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are good enough to play in a back four.

"They suit a three better. And Aaron Wan-Bissaka has hit a massive brick wall. Burnley were targeting him.

"Daniel James needs to come out of the team for a breather because his confidence looks shot, and as for Jesse Lingard – where have the goals gone?

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"People say United miss Scott McTominay when he doesn’t play. But how many top clubs are lining up to try and sign him? It’s sad how far United have dropped.

"Never mind the top two. Look how far behind Leicester they are! This is Manchester United. They shouldn’t be playing for fourth place."

* Read all of Paul Merson's thoughts in his column this evening, where he talks about United's struggles, Edinson Cavani's potential Premier League arrival and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's England chances – from 10pm tonight and in Saturday's Daily Star newspaper

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