Man Utd fans come to conclusion as Solskjaer refers to "a***hole in squad"

Manchester United fans have responded to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discussing the problems within his squad last season.

Solskjaer has done a great job of restoring the harmony at Old Trafford, with the United players all singing from the same hymn sheet this campaign.

Last year things weren't quite this way.

Some players were accused of downing tools ahead of Jose Mourinho being sacked, before doing the same at the tail end of the campaign.

Solskjaer shuffled his pack in the summer, offloading some big names and bringing in players in his mould.

And it seems to have had a positive effect, with Man United working towards a top-four finish before the coronavirus pandemic brought things to a standstill.

Solskjaer recently spoke out about the harmony at United, where he provided an insight into what he was up against last season.

"I'd rather have a hole in the squad than an a***hole," Solskjaer told the United We Stand fanzine. "Personality is so important.

"We're a team in a team environment. You want players to have a bit of ego and edge but they have to be able to adapt.

"In March 2019, players were physically tired, mentally tired and we had injuries. The players started with negative thinking, whereas now it's positive thinking.

"There were other things I didn't like last year – some personal agendas which couldn't be sorted out until the summer.

"There will always be players who want to play more in football, but if a team is to be successful then players have to be available at different times.

"I feel in this group we don't have one bad apple."

Solskjaer admits he learned a lot about the group when United's form dropped at the end of last season, which resulted in them missing out on a Champions League place.

He added: "That's when I saw who I could build a long-term, successful squad around. You need some egos in football, but it has to be team first.

"I could see more and more at the end of the season what needed improving."

Of course, Solskjaer didn't name any names. But Man United fans have taken to Twitter to call out the players they believe had "personal agendas".


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