Manchester United have not been performing up to expectations this season and their disappointing draw with Everton at the weekend only compounded a run of bad results for the Ronaldo-led team.
If Solskjaer wants to end this bad run, he will have to start by sorting out his team's defence as their disorganization at the back has cost them dearly this season. The Red Devils have struggled to keep clean sheets this term and have not managed a single shutout across their last seven games.
Below is a run down of their last seven results:
Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle (EPL)
Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United (Champions League)
West Ham 1-2 Manchester United (EPL)
Manchester United 0-1 West Ham (Carabao Cup)
Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa (EPL)
Manchester United 2-1 Villarreal (Champions League)
Manchester United 1-1 Everton (EPL)
Manchester United have shown their defensive frailties and lack of organization at the back as they have been very easy to counter-attack this season. The likes of Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United), Adama Traore (Wolves), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal) & Damerai Gray (Everton) have sliced through them on the break far too many times this season, exposing their poor structure off-the-ball.
There is no doubt that their recent run of results is just a purple patch and they will bounce back in no time. Manchester United have a squad that should be competing against the big boys for the Premier League trophy instead of just participating in another battle for top four. However, Solskjaer and his coaching team will have to address their defensive frailties as a matter of urgency because they have a tough run of fixtures heading their way.
After the international break, they will play Leicester City in the Premier League before a testing encounter against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League. After that, United will face Liverpool and Tottenham, Atalanta again, before the Manchester derby against their noisy neighbors Man City.
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