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Bryan Robson slams United players for not ‘caring’ after disappointing fans

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson took aim at the club’s players after Sunday’s 5-0 defeat to arch-rivals at Old Trafford.

Robson, currently an ambassador of the club, has told talkSPORT that Solskjaer must turn things around quickly.

“Man United, as a club, we always give people a fair chance. Ole has now got to turn it around quickly.

“We can’t have too many more performances like that. Especially against the biggest opposition in the world for Man United.

“You can’t have performances like that and we need to turn it around quickly.

“These players have done it, been to cup finals, but to put in performances like that when you think the club is going forward was a real shock to the system. It was really poor.

“Last season, I thought Ole had got us going well. We had a poor start, but went on this long run without getting beaten away from home.

“You thought we were looking solid at the back, then the forwards we brought in like Ronaldo, you thought we were going forward.

“But it looked like we didn’t care and that’s really disappointing for the fans.

“Defensively, we were getting cut apart every time Liverpool attacked us. You couldn’t pick out one thing we did well.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a crisis on the back of terrible results, equally poor performances and dressing room leaks.

The Reds are without a win in our last four games in the Premier League. That form has completely killed off any talk of a title challenge, an expectation many had going into the new season after seeing new signings arrive such as Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Varane missed the 5-0 defeat against Liverpool due to injury, but we hardly see Sancho in the starting line-up, and we have not found an efficient way to play with Ronaldo up front.

It beggars belief, really. I thought Solskjaer did a good job last season to guide United to second place when nobody expected us to finish higher than we did the previous year, above then-champions Liverpool.

But this season, even with the brilliant additions from the summer, United are millions of miles away from where they need to be.

Verdict

There was no fight on Sunday against the Scousers. It was unacceptable from start to finish.

The manager, his coaches and ultimately the team must take responsibility for that.

But players are leaking — in an attempt to hide like they did for 90 minutes against the Scousers — and some are clearly trying to paint the picture that Solskjaer is to blame.

Maybe he is. Maybe they are right, but it’s a shocking way to treat a club legend. Shocking like their lack of effort on Sunday.

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