The Red devils were soundly beaten again yesterday by Leicester city at the King power stadium. Despite taking the lead through a beautiful strike from Mason Greenwood, United were pegged back minutes later and were ripped apart in the second half by Brendan Rodgers' men. After the defeat, which is their Fourth in their last seven games in all competitions, we can say, United are closer to crisis than ever.
Their defeat is convincing and well deserved because they didn't pose any threat at all and sometimes look clueless when they are in possession. To many Manchester United fans, after spending a lot of money in the summer to acquire the service of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo, they believe the problem is the coach, however, in this article, we will analyze why Solskjaer is not United's problem and see what is really wrong with the club.
Generally, when things are not well in a football club, people tend to point fingers of abuse at the coach or question his system and style of play. In United', s case, that's precisely what people are saying. Everyone believes Solskjaer and his men should be competing for titles after finishing second last season and bringing in three top quality players this summer. However, by the end of the match week 8, they could find themselves closer to 10th position.
Contrary to people's opinion, one of United's problem might be Solskjaer's coaching method, but it is not the major issue. In my opinion, Manchester United's major problem is that they have too many superstars who are not too willing to fight tooth and nail for the club. For instance, against Leicester city, Harry Maguire who is just returning from injury had a game to remember against his former club, this happens because United are not defending as a Unit.
If we observe clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City who are doing well in the league now, they defend collectively. Often times, you will see Salah and Mane tracking opponents back into their box, and yet, they still score goals at the other end. In United's case, Ronaldo doesn't join in defending, he only walks when they are without the ball, he can't press from the front. Pogba, Fernandes, and Sancho are fine players but cannot do the dirty job of running around the field to win the ball back quickly
To me, I believe even if United sack Solskjaer today, until the next coach solves the issue of ego in the team and ensure everyone starts running for each other, then the club will still continue to decay.
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