Manchester United’s 29-game unbeaten away run has ended in dramatic fashion after they lost 4-2 to Leicester City. The game was a clear testament of how United season have been.
In one match they look invisible, good in their distribution, transition to goal and finishing. In another match, you wonder what is really wrong with the player and even go as far as questing the credibility of the manager.
But Solskjajer is not to be blamed for three reasons:
Manchester United are heavily reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo- The Portuguese captain is without doubt the greatest goal scorer in history but, he can also be burden to the club. At Manchester United, Ole is forced to play Ronaldo in every game even if the player won’t suit the manager’s preferred system to win.
Ole knows Ronaldo don’t press nor those he defend but how do you bench a global icon like Ronaldo.
The new players need time- The likes of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane needs time to get to know their teammates movements. You don’t expect them to start winning games and instant titles all of a sudden.
They need to gel and build a chemistry.
The defense needs to improve and its not Ole fault– Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire will instantly form a formidable pairing in the future. But the other defenders must improve or leave the club. United cannot win trophies with their current 3rd, forth or fifth defenders.
The defenders have to improve individually and this is not Ole’s fault.