Gary Neville says the biggest mistake Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made against Leicester City was picking Harry Maguire.

In the midst of a defensive injury crisis at Old Trafford, the £80million captain was expected to miss out against his former club at the King Power Stadium.

However, after watching summer signing Raphael Varane limp off during the Nations League final against Spain, his under-pressure United manager decided to thrust Maguire back into the mix.

It was a below-par display from the England international and his United teammates as a collective.

According to Neville, though, the 28-year-old should not have been put in that position.

Maguire partnered Victor Lindelof at centre-back as United kicked-off their challenging run of fixtures with a heavy 4-2 defeat against the Foxes, with games against Atalanta (twice), bitter rivals Liverpool, Tottenham and neighbours Manchester City still to come before November 6.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, pundit Neville said: "On Saturday, the biggest problem Solskjaer made was the selection of Maguire. He was absolutely nowhere near [fit enough]. We've all had games in our career where you are not fit and you are nowhere near it.

"Picking him in the first place was a problem, maybe not having [Raphael] Varane caused him to do that.

"But then not taking him off at half-time was another mistake, he was genuinely nowhere near it. I was at the game watching and then, after the game, I'm watching Thomas Tuchel give Sarr and Chalobah their games and their belief.

"I think [Eric] Bailly should have played alongside Lindelof, that was the biggest mistake.

"Maguire has been brilliant for United for the last two seasons, but the first problem the manager had was selecting him. He had not trained for four weeks and was nowhere near fit."

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