Manchester United’s senior players are concerned that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s regular changes are having a negative impact on their form, according to reports.
United were eliminated out of the Champions League this week after a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig. The latest defeat has piled more pressure on Solskjaer, although it’s believed he still has the full support of the club’s hierarchy.
But The Telegraph claim some senior players in United’s dressing room believe Solskjaer’s tendency to make frequent changes have been detrimental to results.
The report claims that some players at the club want Solskjaer to be more consistent with his selection and tactics ahead of their following matches.
‘There has been too much chopping and changing, of personnel and systems,’ a Red devils source told The Telegraph. ‘It’s not making it easy to build relationships on the pitch.’
Solskjaer has not named the same lineup in consecutive games this season as United have switched between a four-man defence and three-man defence with wing backs.
Against RB Leipzig, United started the clash with a 3-4-1-2 formation but found themselves 2-0 down in the opening 13 minutes.
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Rio Ferdinand has also urged Solskjaer to stick with a system, he said: ‘I think Manchester United need to have a plan, a strategy of playing consistently, so that players can start to build relationships based off memory and knowing where people are going to be on the pitch.
‘Until you do that you don’t have sustained success. You might have the odd result but you won’t have the consistency they are lacking.
‘I don’t think Ole has come in and said, ‘this is the way we’re going to play, this is my style of football’. He’s just saying, ‘right, I’m going to try to find something that suits the players I have here on a game by game situation’, and that’s not the answer.’