Manchester United’s penultimate Europa League group game could see them qualify as winners heading into the round of 32, giving them their pick of second-placed teams and gaining a huge advantage in their bid to win the competition, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s recent remarks over their goalkeeping strength have fans scratching their heads.
It’s well documented that Solskjaer is playing his youth card for tonight’s match in Kazakhstan, with many academy graduates set to make their first-team debuts – including a potential appearance from cancer survivor Max Taylor.
This is testament to the model that Sir Alex Ferguson left behind, which was to consistently show faith in the youngsters coming through within the club, with many fans concurring with the decision – but the Norwegian’s comments on their goalkeeping department have seemed to confuse some supporters.
Speaking ahead of the encounter, Solskjaer was full of praise for fringe shot-stopper Lee Grant, and went on to hint that he has the ‘perfect’ goalkeeping department.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter:
the mans an embarrassment to the club,
— ken (@Redkenus1957) November 27, 2019
“world class attitude” – this is new
— TwentySeven (@iMRed20) November 27, 2019
Hope it doesn’t turn out to be a Jones similar scenario.
— T4tiffmufc🇰🇪 (@tiff754) November 27, 2019
Yes, you’ve got a perfect goalkeeping department but the midfielder department needs a lot of work Ole… Ever thought of that?
— Mohit Gupta (@gmohit295) November 27, 2019
Lol. Jones was equally ‘terrific’ in training, remember? Till he dropped that disaster class over the weekend.
— Consigliere, PHD (AFFIDAVIT) (@kaizer747) November 27, 2019
Will you keep quiet 🤫
— Solace_wears (@Dj_Hertzz) November 27, 2019
No no no
— Joshua James Riley (@JoshjRiley) November 28, 2019
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