Why United needs to step up in a new era
Manchester United came to an end of an era after they let go of former head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the middle of the 2021-22 season. This is a huge shift for the club as they look to get back to their winning track and fight their way back to the top of the Prem table.
While United is known to be one of the fiercest squads of the 2021-22 season, they have been too costly to pay for a club that has been struggling to win in their games. So far, it has been a tough stretch for them, and paying the squad for around £88.5 million per quarter seems a bit too much at this point.
When the Red Devils were crushed by the Watford Hornets in their last match, the team did not have much of an answer - not even from their outspoken captain Harry Maguire. All of their heads were gone, and it was one of the biggest losses they ever had.
As the full-time whistle was blown at the end of the game, it was clear that Claudio Ranieri’s side was the one to put Ole’s legacy with United to an end. The former coach just put his hands up and soon waved goodbye. He knew that it was the last that he would serve as their boss.
It is all down to the players to win
While some may blame the coach when it comes to their games, the rest of the United squad knows that they are the ones to be blamed at all. The manager does not deserve this exit after a bright run in the past few years. They were even getting better, but perhaps it is time to move on.
The Red Devils lost seven out of their last 13 games in all contests. They only had two clean sheets in the last 25 matches - which is good for eighth in the Prem table. They already have 12 points off the league leaders in just 12 games.
At the end of the day, it was Ole who paid the big price. The team promised to win a lot of games down the stretch, and yet they failed to do that on a consistent level.
Players have to pick up the pace
The players need to take responsibility for all of their games, on and off the field. They were the ones who made the big mistakes and now they should start to push together as a solid unit. They are disappointed with Ole’s firing, but it is time for them to pick up the slack and get back to work.
Now that Ole is gone, the Red Devils have to look forward and try to get the club back to where they should be. The last few months have been tough for them and they need to respond better. There is no promise that they will grow with Ole gone, so there is still a lot of work to be done.
With little changes coming in for United, it might still take some time for the club to get back to their top form and this means more challenges for the team in the long run.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores