Man United’s shocking defending reminds me of Brazil, says Tony Cascarino

Chelsea legend Tony Cascarino criticises Manchester United's "shocking" defending after a 5-3 loss at Leicester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Tony Cascarino has blasted Manchester United’s “shocking defending” after a 5-3 loss at Leicester City.

The Red Devils blew a 2-0 and 3-1 lead at the King Power Stadium as the newly-promoted side sealed a famous victory over the 20-time English champions on Sunday.

But some of the goals that they’ve given away, Gary Neville called some of them soft, but that is being kind

Tony Cascarino

United manager Louis van Gaal spent in the region of £150m on new signings in the summer transfer window but snapped up just one defender, Marco Rojo.

And Chelsea legend Cascarino felt United’s defending against the Foxes was similar to Brazil’s at this summer’s World Cup.

“If you look at the two games over the weekend involving Liverpool and Manchester United, who spent over £250m on transfer fees,” Cascarino told Sky Sports News.

“I watched Brazil over the summer and some of their defending was laughable, and I didn’t see the difference between some of the games.

“Defensively United were shocking. Yes, they have flair and can outscore teams. There is no doubt that they’ll score four and opponents will score two or three.

“But some of the goals that they’ve given away, Gary Neville called some of them soft, but that is being kind.”

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