The problems are seemingly mounting for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After a dream start, the last two defeats to Arsenal and Wolves, who knocked them out of the FA Cup, have stung his team’s booming confidence and there’s a low feeling amongst the squad, with the Sun claim Solskjaer accused his United players to reverting to their ways under Jose Mourinho.
Ah, the Manchester United of old.
Solskjaer will now need to rebuild his side’s confidence, but more importantly, get his own head in the right place. While the international break is perfect to rethink his approach for the remaining games, the Norwegian’s been struck with even more bad news throughout this week. Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku all pulled out of their respective international teams citing injuries and the dark clouds to have gathered over Old Trafford in recent weeks don’t look to be going away.
As if injuries hadn’t hampered his momentum enough already! As some crucial games, including a UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona, approaches, he’ll need a fully fit squad in hand to battle on the two remaining fronts. Indeed, constant injuries force him to reshape United’s system every now and then, causing disbalance and confusion which led to the back-to-back defeats.
It’s his disappointing rotation which has been a cause for concern in recent weeks and he cannot afford to improve upon that with more players getting injured. Despite all his positivity, he must be a frustrated man inside to be dealing with all these problems after that dreamy night in Paris.
If the injury troubles don’t end soon, Solskjaer’s wheels could completely fall off come May. He might still be favourite for the job amongst the supporters, but the Norwegian needs to keep his emotions in check and hope his essential men regain fitness to help finish United’s season on a high note.
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