Ince criticises Utd's attacking quartet

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Four Manchester United players were the targets of scathing criticism from a Premier League legend who urged manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bolster his side's attack ahead of the 2019/20 season.

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Paul Ince, formerly of Liverpool and United, briefly discussed United's disastrous 2018/19 campaign recently, and in doing so, called out the attacking quartet of Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford for their performances, which yielded 25 goals and 16 assists between them in England's top flight last season.

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"You talk about playing a front three with one up front, that one up front is usually a target man in (Romelu) Lukaku and it looks like he's going to go to Inter Milan," Ince said, as per BBC Football.

"You've got Rashford, who scored 11 goals last year and got a new contract. Lingard was diabolical last season, he really was. Sanchez, they've got nothing out of him.

"So as much as we're talking about (Harry) Maguire, (Chris) Smalling and people like that, surely you've got to look at where we're going to bring people in up front."

The former England captain did not mince his words when talking about France international Martial, comparing the former AS Monaco star to a "fizzy drink".

"Attacking-wise, they're not great. Martial, he's a fizzy drink, he pops now and then, one moment he's great, one moment he's not. You never know what you're going to get," Ince added.

"Martial has so much ability but he looks like he doesn't enjoy playing for United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, he doesn't look like he's enjoying his football, and he's an enigma."