Manchester United fell to defeat at the hands of Arsenal on Sunday after Eddie Nketiah nicked all three points at the end of the match and one pundit believes Erik ten Hag should have played Harry Maguire.
The defeat leaves Man United 11 points behind Arsenal in the league table, who also have a game in hand, and only a win would have kept the Red Devils’ title hopes alive but talkSPORT pundit Darren Ambrose has suggested that Ten Hag should have been happy with a draw and brought on Harry Maguire to see the match out for a point.
The England international was an unused sub against the Gunners as the Man United boss only brought on Fred and Garnacho.
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Speaking on talkSPORT after the 3-2 thriller at the Emirates, the former footballer said: “Last few games he brings on Harry Maguire for the last five or ten minutes. I think he should have maybe done something like that [to see out the draw].
“Varane had to go off and Garnacho came on, maybe he should have brought on Lindelof or Maguire to try and see out the game.”
? DA: “He’s brought on Maguire to see out games. Maybe he should’ve done that.”
? AC: “But we’re nitpicking??”
The Boot Room debate if Erik ten Hag’s substitutions were good enough in #ARSMUN pic.twitter.com/QKHqXhYSay
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