Sir Alex cannot cook a 5-star meal with only ingredients like Darren Fletcher or Park Ji-sung, he also needs Cristiano Ronaldo or Van Persie. Solskjaer should remember that.
Jamie Carragher recently said it was fortunate for Liverpool when Sir Alex Ferguson retired. He said that when the Scottish coach was still working, it was easy “The Kop” won the Premier League.
In the context of Liverpool about to lift the English Premier League trophy this season, Carragher’s speech made many MU fans feel bitter. From the 5-star meals served under Ferguson, they are now satisfied with the meals of lesser standards.
A year ago, the decision to keep Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of MU leadership divided. The “Red Devils” then had just experienced the worst season sprint in three decades.
Last 12 matches of the season 2018/19, MU won 2 matches. They conceded 22 goals and only conceded 8 times. 0-2 defeat to Cardiff City (the relegated team) at Old Trafford on the day of the tournament, considered by many fans as one of the most embarrassing performances of their lives.
If only counted in the last 9 rounds of the Premier League season 2018/19, MU ranked 3rd from the bottom up, only on Watford and Huddersfield.
The last time MU ended such a bad season was the 1988/89 season, when they also won only 2 of the last 9 rounds in the English league, in the second season of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
The question posed to Vice Chairman Ed Woodward last year, that is why MU must continue to trust in a coach who’s “profile” does not match Solskjaer.
If MU is a 5-star restaurant or hotel, they are recruiting a chef at the 3-star level. Solskjaer’s best football experience as a previous coach, was a few months for Cardiff to drop the Premier League in the 2013/14 season.
In terms of reputation, Solskjaer is inferior compared to Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal or even David Moyes.
Compared to the results on the field, Solskjaer has not been able to bring MU to the Champions League like Mourinho, or help the FA Cup champions like Van Gaal.
Compared to current Premier League coaches like Pep Guardiola or Juergen Klopp, Solskjaer is still one step behind.
The level of a great coach also lies in attracting the top stars. Solskjaer has not shown that. The stature of Bruno Fernandes when coming to MU cannot be compared with Paul Pogba, Angel di Maria. Those were blockbuster deals under Mourinho and Van Gaal.
Solskjaer recently stated that he only wants humble players, playing teammates at MU. It is true that every team in the world needs the best players for the collective. But Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never been modest.
The level of a top coach is also shown in “capturing” the big stars. Ronald de Boer believes Solskjaer’s statement proves that the coach was tired of dealing with Paul Pogba. And that statement may also indicate the limitations of the Norwegian coach.
Before Pogba, Solskjaer had bluntly eliminated Alexis Sanchez or Romelu Lukaku. The names mentioned above were considered by Solskjaer to be unsuitable for his simple football and his pace. However, MU could not conquer the peak with a squad that lacks personality players.
In their most glorious era, the Old Trafford team always had the best stars in the contemporary world, and certainly they were not humble people.
Sir Alex Ferguson cannot cook a 5-star meal with ingredients like Darren Fletcher or Park Ji-sung. He also needs Eric Cantona, Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo or Robin van Persie.
Solskjaer also needs to remember that Jadon Sancho, MU’s current blockbuster target is not a “modest” player. The youngest star worth watching in England is currently in many scandals in Dortmund.
Recently, Sancho was penalized for calling a barber to his home during the season, and he then did not hesitate to respond to the Bundesliga organizers….