Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly went on a rant following his side’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Sunday.
The Red Devils have been abysmally inconsistent this season and, as a result, you get the feeling every team in the Premier League fancies their chances against us whether it’s home or away.
It sounds like Solskjaer made his feelings known to his players after they dropped more points on the road, at the London Stadium.
According to The Times, Solskjaer told his squad they were letting the club down and not playing to the high standards required at United.
A strong but warranted response to a poor result that keeps United at bay, when in recent weeks they could have took advantage of results concerning teams they should be competing against for a top four spot.
The manager is right to lay into his players. He’s not there to be their friend and they must all learn to take responsibility for their performances. Solskjaer will take the flak when things go wrong — for tacticians or team selection — but the current lot are not carrying their weight.
It seems now there’s a lot of talk on social media about Solskjaer perhaps not being the right man for the job which is fine… but does anyone suggest a new manager would make any difference is getting these lads to play better?
I’m not sure anymore and the board — Ed Woodward and co — need to finally realise Solskjaer needs proper squad investment. When players leave, they should be replaced by better or more promising players.
That didn’t happen over the summer and we’re paying for that.