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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Has 'Broken A Promise' To EIGHT Manchester United Players Already

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Has 'Broken A Promise' To EIGHT Manchester United Players Already

Eight Manchester United players are furious with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after 'broken promises' of more playing time this season.

United currently sit sixth in the Premier League and pressure is on Solskjaer.


ESPN have reported that pressure has seeped into the dressing room with some disappointed at their lack of opportunities.


Solskjaer admitted last season he was over-reliant on star players and rarely rotated.

He promised Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata and Alex Telles they'd all be more involved this campaign.

Some of those players decided to remain at Old Trafford and fight for their place - but it hasn't been successful.


Van de Beek is the highest-profile star to be impacted and regularly cuts a frustrated figure on the bench after just 16 minutes of Premier League action.

The Netherlands international has lost his place in the national set up as has Jesse Lingard for England.

Meanwhile, captain Harry Maguire started last month's 4-2 defeat to Leicester City ahead of Bailly despite only training for one day.

United are on a poor run of form and sources claim players are frustrated at being unable to break into an underperforming team.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

They've lost six of their last 12 games and eight of the same players started all three defeats to Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Solskjaer said back in August: "We need to arrive in April and May with players fresh. We need players with that X factor who can make a difference.

"Bruno [Fernandes] last year for example, maybe I overplayed him but it was because he was so important for us.


"Adding these extra players - Jesse [Lingard] coming back, Jadon [Sancho] coming in, Anthony [Martial] being fit again - gives us a lot more to work with.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

United return to action on Saturday against Watford with rumours of a new manager refusing to go away.

Reports claim that Brendan Rodgers is favourite for the job should Solskjaer be sacked.

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England

Daniel Marland
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