Manchester United players have reportedly told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the Norwegian’s tactic is the problem for recent leaky defensive displays as per the report from The Athletic.
The Red Devils have produced poor defensive performances so far this season, conceding 21 goals in 13 games across all competitions. The victory against Atalanta curtained an awful defensive display but the defeat on Sunday has exposed United’s structural problem.
The report in The Athletic claimed that following the defeat on Sunday, Solskjaer organized a team meeting and asked the players about the cause of the recent poor defensive display and a few players have pointed fingers at Solskjaer, blaming the Norwegian’s tactic.
The report further claims that although the players admire the manager’s politeness and commitment towards the club, they’ve started to believe that the Norwegian does not have the necessary tactical nous to challenge Guardiola, Klopp and Tuchel.
Can Solskjaer make Manchester United a title contender?
Despite spending almost three years as the Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been able to take the club anywhere near the title challenge.
Although the Red Devils finished second in the league last term, they were never in a title race and the crisis of Liverpool helped United to finish just ahead of the arch-rival.
Tuchel has already shown that a club with a great group of players can become a title contender with proper coaching. Manchester United should follow that path and bring in a proven manager who can compete with Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The Red Devils already have a talented group of players, and a manager with sound tactical nous could make Manchester United a title challenger and make a good run in the Champions League as well. So, it will be interesting to see what the Red Devils hierarchy will decide about the Norwegian’s future. Will they go with Solskjaer or appoint a different manager? Only time will tell.