Solskjaer ‘Openly Challenged’ By Man United Player After Poor Defensive Performance

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is losing the support of the dressing room at Man United, with several players starting to blame the manager for the team’s defensive issues.

The Red Devils have conceded nine goals in their last two league fixtures, leaving many fans demanding the sacking of their beloved club legend. The disastrous defending against Atalanta in the mid-week was also plastered over by a second-half scoring spree at Old Trafford.

Harry Maguire has been culpable for the majority of goals United have given away against Leicester City and Liverpool.

The United skipper looked out of place at the King Power Stadium, leading to Eric Bailly openly challenging Solskjaer’s decision to include Maguire immediately into the Starting XI after returning from injury.

According to the Telegraph, the Ivorian, whose only appearance this season came in the Carabao Cup, asked the manager “why he picked a centre-half who was not fit” in the aftermath of the 4-2 defeat.

Despite a trophy drought under his tenure, the Norwegian has had the backing of the United hierarchy due to his brilliant man-management.

Up until now, the players have always stepped up whenever things turned grim in the past three years. However, recent reports are suggesting he’s starting to lose the dressing room, and if there’s no major turnaround with regards to both the results and atmosphere at Carrington, he’s unlikely to remain in charge of United for long.