Man Utd Players Frustrated With ‘Uninspiring And Old-fashioned Coaching’

Manchester United assistant coaches Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick during the warm up before the match.

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Manchester United’s present predicament isn’t a new one. Under the previous regimes of David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho, points of crisis have always appeared and the fans have been quick to criticize the managers for the shortcomings of the squad.

Further, it is often said that in addition to the gaffer, the lethargic tendencies of the players, the inefficient tactics employed by a particular philosophy, and the board’s disinterest in allocating funds to make apt signings have all featured as probable culprits over the poor form.

However, now that the warning bells are ringing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, criticism has emerged from a new source.

According to the Telegraph, some Manchester United players are frustrated with the ‘uninspiring and old-fashioned coaching that has been taking place on the training ground’ at Carrington.

Of course, it is no secret that the Norwegian gaffer chooses to deputize the actual training sessions of the first team to his coaches and now, doubt has been raised as to the actual efficacy of one of those names.

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As per the Daily Mail, some United players are finding the training techniques employed by Kieran McKenna to be inadequate for the first-team and more suited to the youth academy from where McKenna was promoted.

There is also an overwhelming concern about the fitness levels of key players in the squad, particularly after much of the pre-season was spent on solving those precise issues.

It will be intriguing to see how the fitness problems are able to manifest themselves in the weeks to come at the club, specifically since Solskjaer doesn’t have too many options to choose from in many regions.

The reports also painted a picture of long-term confidence in the former Cardiff City and Molde gaffer, despite the setbacks, and it is believed that a long-term overhaul is in the making at Old Trafford.