Senior Manchester United players believe the team’s inconsistency is being exacerbated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s constant changes to the team, according to reports.
The United bosses continue to back Solskjaer despite United’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig and the club are keen to point out the positives.
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But while senior players are said to be sympathetic to the challenges Solskjaer faces – injuries, red cards and last-minute summer signings – there are concerns that the manager’s tactical and selection changes are hampering the team, reports The Telegraph.
Solskjaer is yet to name the same team in consecutive games, has only once named an unchanged lineup in the Premier League and has switched between a variety of systems.
And ‘a well placed source’ has said the tinkering is making it hard to form partnerships and cohesion on the pitch.
“There has been too much chopping and changing, of personnel and systems,” the source said. “It’s not making it easy to build relationships on the pitch.”
Solskjaer has used 11 different midfield combinations in United’s 16 Premier League and Champions League matches, nine of which have been utilised just once, and nine different attacking combinations.