RUMOR: Manchester United players losing belief in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently on the hot seat following a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday at Old Trafford. Many people are calling for the Norwegian’s head given the side’s poor run of form, but there is still a belief the United hierarchy could give him a chance to fix the damage done.
However, according to sources close to Red Devils reporter Charlotte Duncker of Goal, some of the Manchester United players are growing frustrated with Solskjaer:
Goal understands while Solskjaer remains well liked by the squad, a number of them are concerned the manager and his coaching staff do not have what it takes to get them out of this current slump and propel them up the table.
This certainly isn’t surprising. After all, Manchester United has lost four of their last seven matches and was on the brink of five defeats before they somehow pulled off a heroic second-half comeback against Atalanta last week.
Sunday’s embarrassing performance was evidence that Solskjaer isn’t holding his players accountable. They looked absolutely lost at the back, showing basically zero communication while Liverpool’s attack ripped through them. Tactically, there are clearly some issues right now given their vulnerability in the midfield and defensively.
It remains to be seen if Solskjaer can turn Manchester United’s fortunes around or not but once he loses the faith of his players, he’s as good as gone. A tough spell is ahead as well with the likes of Spurs, Man City, and Chelsea on the schedule. Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in taking over, but there has been no contact between the two sides yet.