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Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand urge Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ditch one of his holding midfielders after West Brom win

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Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have both urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ditch one of his holding midfielders, particularly against teams they are expected to beat.

United did not create a horde of chances, though goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made several super stops, and both Ferdinand and Scholes feel the team's creativity is being hindered by their overly cautious line-ups.

'I think at home, where you can have a lot of the ball, I don't think the quality is quite there for the both of them,' said Scholes of United's holding midfield duo of Fred and Nemanja Matic on BT Sport.

'Whether it's Fred and Matic or Fred and Scott McTominay, they're both good at sitting and controlling games of football, protecting the two centre-halves, which is really why they're playing.

'There's no reason why, at Old Trafford against West Brom, one holding midfielder shouldn't be enough.

More: Manchester United FC. Ferdinand agreed, adding: 'That's the problem when you play the two sitters there, if one or two of them can't pass then it makes it a bigger problem.

'The main problem is that the two centre-half players need to be protected, that's why he's playing two central midfielders that are holding.

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