Report: Solskjaer labelled Man Utd stars ‘a joke’ after Southampton draw

We were all disappointed as Manchester United dropped more points at the weekend drawing 1-1 with Southampton.

It’s a fixture you’d comfortably predicted United to take six points from each season but the Red Devils failed to do that last term too, drawing 2-2 at St. Mary’s.

The Sun now claim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called his players a ‘joke’ in a furious dressing-room rant following the game on Saturday.

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These claims either came directly from a mole in the dressing room, or were exaggerated by a secondary source afterwards.

Solskjaer apparently told the team their performance was a ‘joke’ and it was ‘embarrassing’ how they are failing to break lesser opponents down.

The Norwegian reportedly accused them of playing for themselves – opting to try the spectacular rather than sticking to the basics and playing like a team.

No names were mentioned in the dressing room, according to the report but if it’s true, Solskjaer is hinting that certain individuals are letting down their team-mates.

Surely that means we’ll see some fresh faces in the starting line-up when United take on Leicester City after the international break.

If they’re not implementing the manager’s methods from training since the season began, he has every right to feel disappointed by their displays of late… but Solskjaer must find a fix and he must find it soon.

The Red Devils are already seven points behind league leaders Liverpool and sit uncomfortably in eight place.

Daniel James scored the opener after just 10 minutes but that lead was cancelled out in the second-half thanks to Jannik Vestergaard.

United couldn’t find a winner after the Saints were reduced to 10-men following Kevin Danso’s sending off in the 73rd minute.

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