Man United player makes concerning training claim as squad fear Solskjaer doesn’t know Reds’ best team

A core section of Manchester United players are reportedly concerned that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still doesn’t know who his best 11 are with an unnamed player claiming that training sessions under the Norwegian are ‘basic’ and ‘lack creativity’.

Solskjaer has seen his United position come under intense criticism in recent weeks after an abysmal start to the new 2020-21 campaign has seen his young Reds lose two of their opening three league fixtures.

Arguably the most concerning defeat of the two was the 6-1 thumping against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs in a game which saw United equal their worst ever home defeat (6-1 vs Man City, 2011).

However, speculation surrounding the Norwegian’s long-term United future has been amplified after recent reports emerged claiming that there is behind-the-scenes friction brewing.

According to The Mirror an unnamed matchday official who was in attendance for the Spurs game witnessed midfielder Bruno Fernandes storm down the tunnel at half-time and was then overheard ranting at team-mates as well at Solskjaer.

The Mirror’s report was echoed by The Athletic who claimed that Fernandes was then left upset after Solskjaer opted to haul him off after just one-minute into the second-half.

However, in an attempt to squash these recent reports, both Solskjaer and Fernandes have come out publicly to reassure fans there is no issue, with both individuals seemingly committed to remaining united.

During a recent interview whilst away on international duty with Sport TV (via A Bola) Fernandes said: “There’s been a lot of speculation about that.

“First it was a discussion with team-mates, as it did not stick, it was a discussion with only one team-mate [Victor Lindelof], as it did not stick now, it is the discussion with Solskjaer.

“I believe it is a way to destabilise the group. What was said is in no way true.

“I was replaced at half-time, it is true, by technical option. The coach told me that the game was almost over and that we would have a lot of games ahead of us. Got it. I was not satisfied but said nothing that could harm the group.”

“Bruno has lost two league games and came in February, it’s been two in quick succession, he’s not used to losing league games but welcome to Manchester United this is what happens, gonna try and create a division between us but it’s not gonna happen, this is a group that wants to work together and stick together.”

However, perhaps the most concerning report comes from the Independent‘s highly-rated reporter Miguel Delaney who claims that there is discontent among a core section of the United squad who believe Solskjaer still doesn’t know his best team.

Delaney also claims that an unnamed United player has described the team’s training sessions as ‘basic’ and ‘lacking in creativity’ and has admitted that Solskjaer feels ‘insecure’ at the moment.

The shocking claims come at a time when Solskjaer is preparing his Reds for a month of extremely tough fixtures including Paris-Saint Germain (away) in the Champions League, Chelsea (home) in the Premier League and RB Leipzig (home) also in the Champions League.

Read more: Host of Man United youngsters set to leave club on loan

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  1. I said it buy Sancho by two center back and Haaland u people refused now you are facing it, I blame Woodward he’s there to distroy man utd, I’m not surprised

    1. Exactly that Woodward is there for to destroy united. Ole is his puppet . That why hired ole as our manager because he is a flop . Listen he no manager end of story.

    2. It’s not that easy . Yes Sancho is a player who has a lot of offer and would definitely have a big impact on the team. But you have to remember the huge impact that Covid has had on us and the rest of the league . Dortmund were looking a ridiculous about of money in this current climate and I feel to much focus was put into us signing him . There are other area’s we need to be looking at improving like the center of our defence Maguire needs a better partner than Lindelof and Bailey who haven’t been consistent enough and have let us down . Personally I dont like Pogba I think the lad bring a lot of negative energy to the dressing room and this current talk of wanting a dream move to Madrid doesn’t help. Its not the first time he’s come out with it . Sir Alex always said no player is bigger then the club and I think Paul seems to think he is . I honestly feel that if he were gone and we brought in a attacking centre midfielder we would be a lot better of . Then having a egotistical prat who has a negative attitude and a I’ll play with I like approach about him we all seen at the world cup what he’s capable of and that the sort of performance we should be seeing on a weekly basis. I would like to see Van de Beak given more game time and definitely think he would improve us. I think Telles will be an exciting addition and hopefully give us both a more solid option and at the same time will get himself forward creating chances for Rashford and I definitely believe we will see Rashford at his best again as Telles will supply him with the chances he needs . Off the pitch I hope we will see the club install a director of football very soon someone like Bryan Robinson or Mc Clair who know the club inside out and are United true and true would be an excellent choice

  2. People(Journalists and opposing fans) always seem to really enjoy it when Manchester United struggle a bit. They start making up this ridiculous stories…

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