As Manchester United played Leicester in the restart of the English Premier League, after the recent international break many favored Manchester United to come out on top at the end of the match, because Leicester City have been on a poor run and the quality of players Manchester United have, but Leicester coach Brendan Rodger yet again proved that he is more of a tactician than Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Leicester City convincingly beat Manchester United 4-2 in a thrilling encounter at the King Power Stadium, from the beginning of the match Leicester City outclassed the Manchester United midfield controlling the game, although, Mason Greenwood gave Manchester United took the lead in the lead in the first half but the lead did not last long as Youri Tielemans quickly equalized for Leicester from a Harry Maguire blunder, yet again Manchester United were made to pay for their mistakes, not that Manchester United could do not have the players needed to win the game but Solskjaer's inability to create a working pattern for the club was what made it easy for an organized Leicester team to bury a disjointed Manchester United team.
If Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to succeed at the club he will have to stop depending on luck and the abilities of his talented squad to earn victories rather he should take the bull by the horn and field only players that can bring him results.
For starters, he should concentrate on the midfield, it is observed that the Manchester United midfield is the driving force of the team, deadly players like Cristiano Ronaldo cannot function when the midfield is dysfunctional, Solsjaer should stop playing Pogba in the defensive midfield position, creative players like Paul Pogba, and Bruno Fernandes give you better results when they are with the ball, meaning Pogba should be given a more attacking role on the left side of attack like we saw him play in Manchester United's 5-1 demolition of Leeds United, Jadon Sancho should be benched, Scott McTominay or Nemanja Matic should be played in the defensive midfield position.
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It is said that attack is the best form of defense, with the type of creativity Manchester United have in midfield they can afford to attack any team, so Manchester United would play better if Solskjaer plays an attacking 4-1-2-3, 4-2-3-1formation, or an attacking 4-2-1-2-1 formation, Solskjaer should understand that he has the right set of players at Manchester United that can punish any team, it will be lovely to see Greenwood and Rashford in attack for United on the left and right-wing and Ronaldo as the main striker, while Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are given a creative role on the left and right side in attacking midfield, this will keep opponents at bay and reduce pressure on the defense, Solskjaer does not need to wait till he gets a new defensive midfielder to play good football.
Solskjaer will also have to change the mentality of the players because it was quite evident that the Manchester United players did not give their all in their4-2 loss to Leicester, players like Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, and Aaron Wan-Bisakka all gave a bad account of themselves, they played as if they did not care about the result, this needs to stop.
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