Sergio Reguilon’s defending for Manchester United’s third goal in their win over Tottenham on Sunday was a sackable offence, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England striker praised the Spaniard’s attacking ability but insisted he has to be better defensively given Spurs’ centre-backs.
Greenwood ghosted past Reguilon late in stoppage-time before easily beating Hugo Lloris at his near post.
It was only the 19-year-old’s third Premier League goal of the season as he delt Spurs’ top-four hopes a major blow.
Reguilon won just three of his 11 duels at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, well below his average of 52.3 per cent in the Premier League this season, according to Wyscout.
“Reguilon is good going forward but with him, you’ve got the same argument you have with Trent Alexander-Arnold and England,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He’s a very good player but with those centre-halves next to him you can’t be so poor defensively.
“The Greenwood goal, the manager would probably sack you in my day if you defended the way he did. It was so easy to get past him and shoot.
“Spurs are in a bit of trouble, to be honest. They’ve got zero chance of top four and zero chance of winning of the Carabao Cup.”
Reguilon arrived in north London in September from Real Madrid for a reported fee that could rise to £32million on a five-year deal.
The 24-year-old has played 28 times for Spurs this season and has established himself as Jose Mourinho’s preferred left-back.