Solskjaer Labels Man Utd’s Performance Against Southampton As A “Joke”

MUFC manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blasted the Manchester United squad following the 1-1 draw against Southampton.

The Red Devils dropped more points just before the international break, as they endured a 1-1 draw against a Southampton team that played with just 10 men for the final 20 minutes.

The statemate means the Mancunians now sit eighth in the table, having recorded one win, one defeat and two draws in their opening four Premier League games – their worst start since 1992.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly wasn’t happy with his team’s performance at the St. Marys, and he made his feeling clear in the dressing room during post-match team address.

According to The Sun, the Norwegian gaffer blasted his players, labelling their overall display as a “joke”. He also described their inability to finish teams off as “embarrassing”.

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Furthermore, he accused some individuals for playing for themselves instead of the team, and unnecessarily going for the spectacular rather than sticking to the effective basics.

While not naming names, Solskjaer also pointed out that some members of the squad were failing to replicate training tactics into actual games, and how a few players were letting the entire team down due to their lack of efforts.

Lastly, Ole warned the Reds that if their mediocrity continued post the international break, they would be in for a tough time against Leicester City, who remain unbeaten in the Premier League.