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Manchester United Players 'Unconvinced' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Is The Right Man For The Job

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Manchester United Players 'Unconvinced' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Is The Right Man For The Job

Manchester United's players are reportedly unconvinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man to lead the team forward.

A 4-2 defeat to Leicester City piled the pressure on the Norwegian, which was a fourth defeat in the club's previous seven games across all competitions.

This has led to many agents offering their services to find a replacement for the legendary former United striker, but the club insist that Solskjaer's job is safe.

A thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Atalanta in the Champions League eased the pressure somewhat, but it is being claimed that Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo had to intervene in Solskjaer's half-time team talk with the side 2-0 down at the break.

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The Mirror also reports that Fernandes pleaded with Solskjaer to be deployed in a deeper role to get more time on the ball.

PA: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
PA: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

A source told The Sun: "The message is not clear. There is confusion in the team, players don't understand what the tactics are.

"There's no team, it's just individuals and there are big problems in the defence."

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PA: Harry Maguire had a game to forget against Leicester City
PA: Harry Maguire had a game to forget against Leicester City

Solskjaer has been accused of many tactical errors of judgement, including the decision to start an out-of-sorts Harry Maguire in the aforementioned 4-2 loss at the King Power Stadium. The United boss admitted he made a mistake in quotes published after the game.

"When you look at the game after, the four goals we conceded were poor. The way we played we don't deserve to continue that (away unbeaten) run.

"I pick the team; Harry Maguire showed no reaction and I hold my hand up if that does not work out. If we concede four, I probably made a bad decision."

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After Sunday's mouth-watering showdown with Liverpool, the Red Devils head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to face Spurs on Saturday before travelling to Atalanta in the Champions League on 2nd November.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Leicester City, Manchester United, Atalanta, Premier League, Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Cristiano Ronaldo

James Hilsum
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