Report claims some Man Utd players want Solskjaer to make key selection change

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still backed by the majority of the Manchester United dressing room but some players believe personnel changes need to be made, reports claim. 

Solskjaer has come under fire after his side were knocked out of the Champions League, failing to secure the point they needed away to RB Leipzig.

The Reds were defeated 3-2 at the Red Bull Arena and their propensity to start games lethargically ultimately cost them.

United found themselves two goals down within 13 minutes as Solskjaer’s decision to field a five back formation dramatically backfired.

Despite uncertainty over their manager’s future, the Manchester Evening News report that Solskjaer retains the support of the players and is still well liked despite the club dropping into the Europa League.

However, the MEN also note that a handful of players believe the Norwegian is the ‘source of the teams problems.’

It is claimed by the MEN that some think Dean Henderson has earned a run as first-choice goalkeeper ahead of David de Gea, who was heavily criticised for his role in Leipzig’s third on Tuesday evening.

De Gea was involved in a misunderstanding with captain Harry Maguire as Justin Kluivert pounced and many believe the Spaniard should have shown more desire to block the shot. 

Henderson, meanwhile, is said to have impressed his teammates with his efforts in training but is yet to be given a regular run of games.

United players looked crestfallen at full-time in Leipzig but must pick themselves up for the crucial Manchester derby on Saturday.

Solskjaer is likely to refresh his side but we expect to see De Gea retain his spot in goal ahead of Henderson at Old Trafford.

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  1. I totally agree Ole got his tactics and selection of players wrong. The other culprits were AWB, DDG and HM (captain). Rest of the players also must take the blame for putting themselves in this position. Sad that there isn’t enough pride in the players who wears the badge. Opponents had more desire and spirit.

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