Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof kept a clean sheet but weren't half forced to sweat

Manchester United have a ‘major problem’ in defense and Neil Warnock says he wouldn’t trade any of the Middlesbrough defenders for what they have.

The Red Devils secured an FA Cup fourth round date with former club Warnock as they scratched Aston Villa.

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Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof kept a clean sheet but weren’t half forced to sweat

Man United handled the game poorly and received a big defeat when Danny Ings’ second-half equalizer was controversially ruled out following a lengthy VAR check.

And Warnock, who left his post at Boro in November, has suggested the Championship team have half a chance when they meet the 12 FA Cup winners at Old Trafford in February.

On Man United, Warnock told talkSPORT Breakfast: “They have great individuals but not a team and I don’t see that coming.

“They have my old team Middlesbrough in the next round of the FA Cup and I wouldn’t trade any of their defenders for the last three at Middlesbrough – Dael Fry, Anfernee Dijksteele and Paddy McNair.

The situation would have been much worse defensively if David de Gea had not had such a good season

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The situation would have been much worse defensively if David de Gea had not had such a good season

“I think they’re better than the Man United defense. “

Harry Maguire had no role in Man United’s latest outing but Warnock is concerned about his form this season, urging interim boss Ralf Rangnick to do more to try to get the captain sacked.

Warnock added, “The team right now, it looks like they’re all taking care of themselves. Harry Maguire is the captain but I think he needs help sometimes. I think they have a big problem right now.

“For me, it’s more of an arm’s-length job in an office job. It’s not his physical appearance, it’s like everything in life is against him right now.

“If you’re a manager, you have to take the pulse. You can say he’s not happy, that he’s not doing this and that, you have to put it aside and find out.

Maguire had an excellent Euro 2020 but has really not started this season

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Maguire had an excellent Euro 2020 but has really not started this season

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