Manchester United’s squad are reportedly ‘uninspired’ by the training sessions put on by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff, with many players feeling that the intensity is lacking and leaving them unprepared for matches.
The Red Devils were humiliated by arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp’s side leaving Old Trafford with a 5-0 victory to pile the pressure on Solskjaer.
Speculation has been rife that Solskjaer will be sacked but he looks set to be given a stay of execution until the international break, starting with Saturday’s match against Tottenham in north London.
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However, the situation looks bleak for Solskjaer and almost irreversible given the views of his squad.
According toreports, the players are disillusioned with Solskjaer’s training sessions and feel completely ‘uninspired’ by their preparation for matches.
Solskjaer lets first-team coaches Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan take training, with the former the primary architect of sessions.
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But United’s players feel they’re being left unprepared for matches and the nine goals they’ve conceded in their last two matches would suggest that’s the case.
The squad held clear-the-air talks after the defeat to Liverpool on Sunday but tensions were high.
Solskjaer reportedly took flak from his players, with some feeling he shows too much loyalty to under-performing players and doesn’t give the fringe players enough game time.
Antonio Conte is keen to take charge at Old Trafford and is even willing to takeover midway through the season, which is usually one of his golden rules to avoid.
United’s board are wary of appointing Conte, however, due to his fiery nature and pragmatic brand of football.
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