“They have the quality to kill games, so it is frustrating when you see them concede early because it’s physically and mentally challenging to keep coming back.”
Saha says United are inviting pressure with their midfielders playing too deep.
And he has told his former team-mate Solskjaer he must play his side higher up the pitch to make their most of their devastating counter-attacking capability.
“I don’t like seeing this and it’s something I complain about a lot when it comes to Man United; I hate seeing the midfielders so close to the defenders,” Saha said. “I find myself getting so annoyed because you’re just inviting pressure.
“You see the midfield and the defence so close to each other, even against teams that you wouldn’t say are good enough to compete with United – so why are you giving them a chance by inviting pressure onto yourself?