Solskjaer back under pressure, Manchester United senior players slam

Solskjaer back under pressure, Manchester United senior players slam

Old Trafford’s loss to Manchester City has once again put pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to leave the club.

Red Devils leaders are seriously considering sacking the 48-year-old coach.

United had originally planned to keep Solskjaer until the summer while considering making a decision about Solskjaer’s future. However, the situation worsened after the loss to Man City last weekend.

Solskjaer is under intense pressure after losing six in 12 games. A number of players have also reportedly criticized the Norwegian coach.

Senior Red Devils players feel they are not getting enough guidance from Solskjaer and the coaching staff. The Daily Mail reported that Bruno Fernandes was one of the players who complained about Solskjaer’s lack of instructions.

The players sympathized with Donny van de Beek who did not have the chance to play under Solskjaer.

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Van de Beek, who signed from Ajax in August 2020, has only played five times this season, with a record 154 minutes played. Solskjaer prefers Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Fred, Scott McTominay or Nemanja Matic to inhabit the United midfielder.

Cristiano Ronaldo has also reportedly criticized the lower standards in the MU camp compared to Sir Alex Ferguson’s time.

Solskjaer’s selection of players was again criticized. In the game against Man City, Marcus Rashford had the opportunity to play for 30 minutes after coming off the bench.

Indeed, according to reports, the English striker missed training for two days because of the flu. The basis for the decision to select the players is one of the issues that called Solskjaer’s position into question.

After giving up on bringing in Antonio Conte, who currently coach Tottenham Hotspur, United are aiming for a potential replacement for Solskjaer.

One of the names Manchester United has approached is the former Liverpool manager who is now in charge of Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers.

Solskjaer has repeatedly dismissed speculation surrounding his future and hopes to stay in charge of United against Watford after the international break.

“I had good communication all the time with the club who were very open and honest about this situation,” Solskjaer said. (Daily Mail / OL-4)


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