‘I actually admire Solskjaer’ – Man United manager forces Carragher to eat his words

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It’s fair to say that Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has had to endure a fair bit of criticism this season for his side’s performances.

However, he’s found some support in the unlikeliest of quarters.

Former Liverpool legend, turned Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, has admitted his admiration for the Norwegian, based on some of the decisions that Solskjaer has mind.

Rather than rest on his laurels, Solskjaer has looked to innovate at every possible opportunity.

”I actually admire (Ole Gunnar) Solskjaer for putting Pogba on the bench,” Carragher said live on Sky Sports’ Monday night football programme, cited by the Daily Mirror.

“I said here a few weeks ago, after the Crystal Palace game, Fernandes and Pogba, they’re not a midfield together, they can’t play together and they never will be.”

Given the parameters which the Norwegian has to work under, it’s perhaps unfair to lay all of the blame for United’s ills at his door.

Whilst it’s true that the first-team is his responsibility and it’s a results driven business, it’s also the case that certain targets of his were identified that never arrived.

Something that’s becoming a common theme at Old Trafford.

If he’s allowed time to get United back to how they were in the second half of last season, there’s no reason why Solskjaer can’t be the man to give United the success they crave.

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  1. There is no way Ole Solskjaer is going to be the man for this MU managerial job. In another 2 more games the whole MU team is going to collapse. The last 2 games MU won is just a temporary kick start that’s all. Need to sack him now and bring a tactical knowledge manager to manage MU.

    1. Tactics and coaching are different. Ole is good at tactics that’s why he wins big games. It is in the aspects like build up, patterns, positioning etc where he is lacking. You should watch the game really

  2. so many coaches gets the blame for Uniteds results- all of them are quiyte good coaches and 2 are exceptional (LVG and Mourinho clearly have Cvs backing that up). It is clear for anyone with a brain that the problem at United are the woodworms and Glazer puppets who don’t care about the sport side only financial gain. So GLAZERS WILL NEVER SUCCEED UNLESS THEY CHANGE ATTITUDE AND APPROACH AND GET A PROPER TACTICAL COACH AGAIN BUT THIS TIMETOGETHER WITH A TECHNICAL FOOTBALL DIRECTOR.
    All teams with excellent results likeReal M , Barca, City, Bayern, and so on have someone working beside the coach for the long run…. and hence have a vision of how you play and players are bought accordingly. Not random buying of people that don’t even fit the profile

  3. Pogba should be Sold A,S,A,P,,, Does not want to play for the club only interested in himself and not the team and van de beeg should be playing more if ya look at D,James played well for the first mount now gone as well poor player too

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