Solskjaer has less chances on trophies

Solskjaer has less chances on trophies

Manchester United lost to Leicester 3:1 in the FA Cup and left the tournament, but the unpleasant aftertaste of injuries turned out to be more than the unfortunate result.

In the FA Cup quarter-finals, Manchester United were unable to give a decent resistance to Leicester Brendan Rogers. The Mancunians lost 3: 1 thanks to excellent play of Youri Tielemans and Kelechi Iheanacho, who made the result in the confrontation.

In addition, global problems were observed in the Manchester United game. First of all, it was the Red Devils who allowed Leicester to play this way because of Fred's unsuccessful play in the support zone. After the match, the Brazilian received threats, which is far from the first time for football players in England. But in general, it is possible to understand the defeat of Manchester United and it is not difficult.

United had a very grueling second match against Milan in the Europa League on Thursday. Whereas the match with Leicester was already on Friday. Fred, who had done an enormous amount of rough work with Milan from whistle to whistle, may not have been able to withstand the stress. Especially when he was accompanied by not the fastest Matic with the Foxes.

Before the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that he was beginning to feel the approach of trophies. But after the match, the coach's rhetoric logically changed,

“We need to focus on the Premier League and the Europa League. Yes, we would like to play at Wembley, but now we need to focus on what we have left.

We have a good position in the championship and we want to improve it. Of course, it won't be easy, because Leicester are behind. We also want to go as far as possible in the Europa League,” Solskjaer said.

This defeat was the first for United in the last 15 matches, which speaks of the right vector for the development of the club. But the lack of bench width makes a difference and affects the results, especially in the later stages. Manchester United dropped out in the FA Cup quarter-finals, in the English League Cup semi-finals, are in second place in the Premier League, without much chance to catch up with Manchester City and got into quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The problem with the Red Devils that they cannot get to the trophies, in our opinion, is the lack of prioritization. Solskjaer tries to get as much as possible from all matches, thereby exhausting the players. But in fact, the only real chance to take the title for the team is to win the Europa League. There are chances for this, given the draw, which gave Granada to the Norwegian coach. But the fight in the Premier League for a place in the top four will flare up with renewed vigor, which will lead to more important matches.

Therefore, we believe that United may again be left without a trophy. This will only confirm my hypothesis that Solskjaer needs to clearly outline a strategy for further development and the struggle for the “necessary trophies”. Otherwise, apart from injuries and fatigue of the players, the team will receive nothing.