Paul Scholes, speaking on BT Sport after United's draw, cited Bruno Fernandes' lack of a distinctive role in Rangnick's style of play as one reason Manchester United are struggling.
"I think Fernandes could be a little bit of a problem, you know." Scholes told BT Sport.
"As much as he’s such a talented lad—when he first came to the club, he scored so many great goals, so many assists—but he’s all over the football pitch.
"A coach would tell you better that from a defensive point of view, how can you set up in a shape when you have no idea where the start of it is – the start of it is Cristiano Ronaldo, and then it’s Fernandes – how can you set traps for teams when you don’t know where some of your players are going to be.
"Paul Pogba tends to wander about. You see Fernandes, sometimes he’s left-back, sometimes he’s right-back, at the end of the game he was playing behind Dalot for five minutes!"
Manchester United want to finish in the top four, but draws like the 1-1 draw with Southampton make that seem impossible.
Rangnick has a chance to redeem himself when Manchester United face Brighton at Old Trafford on Tuesday; a draw or loss will pretty much end Manchester United's top-four ambitions.
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