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Manchester United’s Players Have Concerns With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Training Methods

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Manchester United’s Players Have Concerns With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Training Methods

Manchester United's played have voiced their concerns around Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's training methods, in a fascinating article published The Athletic.

It reports that the Solskjaer could do with another more experienced voice in his backroom team, with Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick both starting out in their respective coaching careers.

McKenna previously worked with United's under-18s and guided them to the Premier League Northern Division title, before being promoted to the first-team coaching staff ahead of Jose Mourinho's final season in charge.

Carrick was also added to Mourinho's staff at the same time following the conclusion of his illustrious playing career just over three years ago.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The duo lead the sessions and run these past Solskjaer, along with assistant manager Mike Phelan, who watch training and interject where necessary.

The Norwegian is praised for his collaborative approach with his staff and knowing when to delegate, but on the flip side, it is claimed he can lack decisiveness when the biggest calls are required.

The curious case of Donny van de Beek is also addressed and speaks about how there are concerns relating to whether the Dutchman can cope with the relentless and physical nature of the Premier League. But Solskjaer is still confident that the former Ajax man can ultimately forge a successful career in English football.

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PA: Manchester United's players walk off the pitch after defeat to Aston Villa.
PA: Manchester United's players walk off the pitch after defeat to Aston Villa.

There are certainly more questions than answers surrounding the Red Devils at present, after what has been an inconsistent start to the season.

An impressive 5-1 win over Leeds United looked to have set the tone for the campaign, ahead of what looked like a favourable run of fixtures on paper. But a lacklustre 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa and further draws at Southampton and against an injury-hit Everton squad, have raised concerns of their capability to challenge for the top prizes this season.

Solskjaer's men have already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup too, after a much-changed team was beaten 1-0 defeat at home by West Ham United.

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United return to action after the international break with a trip to Leicester City on Saturday, before they host Atalanta in the Champions League the following Wednesday.

Topics: Donny van de Beek, Jose Mourinho, Michael Carrick, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

James Hilsum
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