Former striker Dwight Yorke advised coach Ole Solskjaer to be strong in training Man Utd players.
“Solskjaer has to believe he can transmit the energy of strength to the player. That quality looks a bit fuzzy now,” Yorke called on talkSPORT on October 6. “Man Utd needs some leaders and those who know to win on the pitch. Unless that is achieved on a consistent basis, the team seems to be going one step back and two steps back. The team must find a way for consistency”.
Since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, Man Utd has never returned to the Premier League throne. Despite being invested hundreds of millions of dollars each year, the quality of the squad as well as their level seems to be declining. One of the big problems with Man Utd is the absence of strong, individualistic players. Even goalkeeper David De Gea or goalkeeper midfielder Harry Maguire is no longer a fulcrum for his teammates.
The first two games at home this season, Man Utd both suffered heavy defeats: 1-3 against Crystal Palace and 1-6 against Tottenham. They are therefore fifth from bottom up. If you do not regain your form, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer teachers and students will find it difficult to regain their achievements in the Top 4, when the competition of the tournament is getting higher and higher. “I’m not sure Solskjaer can urge players by lifting the back of their neck. He’s not Roy Keane,” added Yorke. “He has a different style of management. However, I hope he should at least put up his stern words. We haven’t seen this side in Solskjaer yet, but I’m sure he has a demise rings”.
As the national teams play, Man Utd will be back in two weeks. Fans expect the Old Trafford team to change their skin with a series of players purchased on the last day of the transfer window, including: Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri.