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Manchester United Player 'Confronted' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer After Leicester Loss

Josh Lawless

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Manchester United Player 'Confronted' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer After Leicester Loss

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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is reported to have "openly challenged" Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the team's 4-2 defeat to Leicester City.

The former Villarreal man has found gametime hard to come by this season, with the big-money arrival of Raphael Varane pushing him down the centre-back pecking order even further.


Bailly's only appearance this term came in the Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham United in September.

Image: PA
Image: PA

But the Ivorian was not happy to have been overlooked for the game at the King Power Stadium just over a week ago, given captain Harry Maguire was rushed back in against his former side.

Maguire was coming back from a calf injury but featured in just one training session before getting the nod and looking completely out of sorts - leading to Gary Neville stating the England defender "wasn't ready" to play.

As per James Ducker from The Telegraph, Bailly, feeling as though he should have played, confronted Solskjaer after the game and asked him "why he picked a centre-half who was not fit".

The in-depth report, published following the 5-0 hammering to Liverpool, goes on to say United's dressing room is deflated and the players have lost faith in the manager - with concerns raised about his tactics and team selections.

A few players, including Bailly, are believed to have questioned Solskjaer's decisions prior to the Champions League comeback win over Atalanta.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Specifically, members of the group have been puzzled over the likes of Donny van De Beek, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic receiving next-to-no minutes in recent weeks.

Solskjaer is under immense pressure and it's said the squad are of the opinion that the Norwegian has "outstayed his welcome" as United boss.

United have league games against Spurs and champions Manchester City in the coming weeks but Solskjaer could well be given the boot before the fixtures if reports are to be believed.

Topics: Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Eric Bailly

Josh Lawless
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