As Manchester United prepare to play decisive matches in the Premier League and Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjær spoke to several players on Thursday morning, including CR7.
On the other side of the Channel, the storms can sometimes be violent. We’re not just talking about the weather. Because on the side of Old Trafford and Manchester United, the disturbances have been numerous in recent weeks. With only four victories in the last twelve matches in all competitions, the Red Devils are in turmoil, and especially their coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Arrived on the Mancunian bench in December 2018, first as an interim, the Norwegian is more and more on an ejection seat.
The Champions League draw against Atalanta Bergamo before the international break and the derby defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League have not helped, and the 48-year-old technician is no longer entitled to the ‘fault. A new poor performance Saturday on the lawn of Watford or next week against Villarreal in C1 could be fatal. Especially since behind, Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners will chain shocks in the league with matches against Chelsea, Arsenal and Crystal Palace. But OGS has decided to take matters into its own hands.
CR7 was there
As revealed by Daily Mail this Friday morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjær held a crisis meeting Thursday morning to discuss with several important players in the locker room. In the discussion, we could notably find Cristiano Ronaldo, but also captain Harry Maguire and elements like Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelöf and Nemanja Matic! An XXL meeting held at Carrington, MU’s training center, around 10am UK time (11am in France).
Obviously, the technician of the English club mentioned the upcoming deadlines with his players but all these little people have above all to seek solutions to raise their heads and get out of this bad patch. It was therefore also a question of tactics, including the transition to a three-way defense in recent meetings. It remains to be seen whether this long exchange will be of any use … First element of response this Saturday on the lawn of Vicarage Road, opposite Watford.