Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has questioned the club's decision to sell certain players. The former club captain has admitted there are gaps in manager Louis van Gaal's squad, and has thinks it was a mistake to sell the likes of Javier Hernandez, Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans.
The Red Devils have suffered a string of injuries this season and Van Gaal – who decided to trim his playing squad in the summer – has been forced to turn to some of his younger players. Robson thinks it was a mistake to release some of the players because it has left the squad short of numbers.
"I definitely feel the squad could be that little bit stronger," the former United hero said, according to Sky Sports. "Everybody gets injuries and we've had our fair share, and we've had some real top players injured for a long period of time."
Robson said United's squad is likely to have been stronger had they decided to keep hold of some of their more experienced players. "When you look at people like Hernandez, Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans you sometimes say, 'Well, should we have allowed them to go or kept them in the group to have a more solid squad, if this sort of situation happened?'" explained Robson, who enjoyed a 13-year spell with United.
"But they haven't, they've gone, and the manager and the coaching staff and the players have just got to do the best they can until the end of the season and see what it gets us."