Manchester United haven’t had the best of starts this season, winning just two of their opening six Premier League fixtures.
The Red Devils were comfortably beaten by West Ham on Sunday and only just narrowly edged past League One side Rochdale in the EFL Cup last night, relying on penalties to seal them a spot in the next round.
Many supporters are beginning to lose faith in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with some calling for the Norwegian and former United frontman to be replaced at Old Trafford.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is currently without a club after leaving the Gunners last summer following 22 years of service in north London, reportedly admitted that managing Manchester United would be a “dream job” when speaking to BeIN Sports (via the Sun).
However, these reports were apparently completely misinterpreted, and in fact, Wenger said that the Red Devils lack ‘maturity’ this season.
“When you see Man United, there is potential there,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
He continued: “They have not found the collective way, maybe because all of these players are not mature enough to carry the team play of a team like Man United all together. And that’s a question mark now.
“You feel there’s something coming out but it’s not ready, that’s why I say when you watch them play they are not candidates to fight for the championship.
“Will they emulate what Giggs, Scholes, Beckham did over the years? Personally, I’m not convinced.”
Wenger ever returning to manage in the Premier League seems extremely unlikely, especially to a side like Manchester United who he had such an intense rivalry with for so many years throughout his managerial career in north London.
What he says about this current crop of United players is arguably correct, however – their recent poor form suggests they may be lacking in maturity and fighting spirit, and it certainly is hard to envisage them genuinely fighting for the title anytime soon.
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