Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not the best man to work in Manchester United, as he does not command the confidence of his players. That’s according to Watford striker Troy Deeney, who claims that any other coach would have been fired by the time the Norwegian scored his 100th game as a manager to beat Arsenal.
Solskjaer’s milestone game ended with a frustrating defeat to the Gunners, who claimed their first victory at Old Trafford since 2006 thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty.
The consequence is that the Red Devils have begun the top-flight season with four winless games in the league for the first time since 1972-73.
United looked at a side shell praised for hammering RB Leipzig in the Champions League last week, with club legend and former captain Roy Keane blasting their results and claiming ‘I don’t see guys’ in an epic post-match rant.
And Deeney claims that the Irishman was spot on his estimation, saying that Solskjaer doesn’t have what it takes to be Manchester United boss.
Asked on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast if Solskjaer was the right guy to do the job, he said, “If you had to look back over 100 games, you’d probably say ‘no.’
“I don’t think anybody else with that record would have had the amount of time he did. He seems like a lovely guy, I don’t know him, he’s not personal, I just don’t think he’s seeking respect from the other players. You listen to Roy Keane and the rant that was epic after that, as always, I just don’t see how the players value Solskjaer, you don’t see any change.Other than Greenwood, Rashford has begun to come into his own, who can you say has changed after him? That would be the question I would have asked.”
“I think Pogba takes a lot of criticism and takes a lot of the blame away from a lot of people in Man United, but there were so many mediocre results yesterday in a game of that size, why is that happing? They just came out of a few wins in the Champions League, where everyone said they were ‘back to the United of old,’ but you don’t see anything that suggests they’re going to continue for five or six weeks.”