Ole Solskjaer sends stern message to Manchester United after brutal loss to Leicester
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his team to look themselves in the mirror following a brutal 4-2 loss at Leicester City.
Solsjkaer’s men have only won once in their last 5 games, and things need to change quickly as Manchester United square off against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League.
Goals from Mason Greenwood and injury returnee, Marcus Rashford, could not save the Red Devils from the horrific defensive display by the defensive line — care of Harry Maguire. Solsjkaer puts emphasis on treating every game with utmost importance.
Via Rob Dawson of ESPN:
“We all need to do better, we have to do better,” Solskjaer told a news conference. “Every game in the Premier League and Champions League, they’re big games, all of them. Leicester is just as big a game as Atalanta.
Solskjaer adds, “We’ve got to dust ourselves off and make sure we come in again and look ourselves in the mirror. That’s the nature of football, you’ve got to respond to setbacks.”
Eyebrows were raised following Solsjkaer’s decision to include Harry Maguire in the Manchester United squad after only returning to training last Friday due to a calf injury that kept the team captain out of action for 3 weeks. The United manager was forced to rationalize his odd decision-making in the post-game conference.
“He’s a big, massive player for us, the captain, the leader. We want to bring him back as soon as we can because he’s been so influential in our play. We didn’t defend well enough and all of the goals were disappointing in how we conceded them.”
Fans are starting to look unhappy with the recent results, especially with a squad that has this much talent. Time is ticking for Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer at Old Trafford, and he’ll be hoping to turn things around soon.