Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof aren't good enough to be starting at the heart of Manchester United' s defence, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

Maguire and Lindelof, 27 and 26 respectively, turned in woeful performances in United's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace last weekend.

The pair were run ragged by Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha, the latter of whom bagged a brace in his side's 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.

Both men lacked any semblance of positional awareness are were too often bullied off the ball.

Wright, like many others, wasn't impressed by the duo's performance against his old side and has urged United to invest in a new centre-back before the transfer window closes next month.

Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are in the firing line after Manchester United's opening day defeat to Crystal Palace

"I think you look at Maguire and Lindelof, for me you've got to target them now as much as you can," he told Premier League Productions.

"People are talking about who Man United might buy, you talk about forwards - at the moment, they've got to start focusing on that centre-half pairing.

"If you get any of those two isolated in any situation, you're probably going to get something out of it.

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"I thought some of Maguire's positioning [against Palace] was poor and Lindelof, just weak, weak in certain situations.

"They've got to sort out that centre-half pairing, for me.

"It's not good enough at this level for Man United if they're challenging for stuff. Lindelof and Maguire, not good enough.

"The fact is, that is not good enough. At this level, with what Man United are supposedly meant to be trying to do, people are talking about Jadon Sancho coming, what's the point?

"You're going to get Jadon Sancho but still have two centre-halves who got absolutely roasted [against Palace] without actually trying too hard."

Manchester United will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, travelling to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton.