Hargreaves says Sir Alex would axe Man Utd star 'for a month' after Everton draw

Owen Hargreaves believes Sir Alex Ferguson would’ve dropped Fred for a month following his mistake in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead at Old Trafford through Anthony Martial shortly before half time but Everton equalised via a quick counter attack which was finished by Andros Townsend.

During Everton’s swift breakaway, Fred was barged off the ball by Demarai Gray, who was then able to race towards United’s goal.

And Hargreaves, who made 39 appearances for United during his career, was furious with Fred’s failure to stop Everton’s attack.

‘Never ever, not in a million years [should that goal be allowed to happen],’ Hargreaves told Premier League Productions.

‘That’s what you get paid for, that’s why you’re there, that’s your job to stop that goal. I would’ve taken that personally.

‘He’s got two cracks at it, and both [times] he loses.

‘It can’t happen. Sir Alex wouldn’t forgive you for that, you wouldn’t have played for a month, seriously.

‘He has to win those tackles. And if he loses it, you foul him, you bring him down.

‘You’ve got to win that. You cannot get bumped off the ball by Demarai Gray and if he does, you foul him.

‘United don’t have control of games, it’s their corner, how can a goal like that happen?

‘I know Harry Maguire is missing and they miss his leadership but if you’re going to play two defensive midfielders in there – McTominay and Fred – that goal can’t happen.’

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