Respected journalist Mark Ogden has rated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first year as permanent Manchester United manager.
Joined on ESPN FC by Alexis Nunes, they also discuss whether new signing Bruno Fernandes has replaced Paul Pogba in United’s plans, as well as the possibility of Jadon Sancho joining from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Ogden is unsure whether United have found a way to break down smaller teams just yet, but there were positive signs before football was suspended over the coronavirus pandemic.
11 games unbeaten — that’s the run we are on when matches resume — and Ogden thinks the signing of Fernandes has changed the mood and way United player. And that could see Pogba become surplus to requirements.
Watch the full ESPN video below:
Ogden adds that for however long Mauricio Pochettino is out of work, the Argentine will be a problem for Solskjaer, who will be fine as long as he keeps getting results.
Pochettino could be out of work for quite a while yet.
The ESPN report thinks United need more up front as they approach the summer transfer window, Sancho, more quality in the defensive side of midfield, and a centre-back.
This suggests that while we are on the right path again, we are still more than 3 or 4 players away from challenging.
Ogden gave Solskjaer a rating of B+ which we think is kind and fair.
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