Major Mourinho oversight at Man Utd leaves Solskjaer in shock
Date published: Sunday 19th May 2019 3:22
The Red Devils ended the season in sour fashion on Sunday as they lost 2-0 to Neil Warnock’s already-relegated Cardiff last Sunday – making it eight defeats in 12 matches following Solskjaer’s permanent appointment as manager.
The Norwegian reportedly tore into his squad, branding them a ‘disgrace’ and even cancelling a debrief he had scheduled for Monday.
He then ‘outlined the short-term future to them’ and told them he is ‘prepared to get rid of half the team if he had to’ due to attitude problems.
Solskjaer is reportedly planning wholesale changes to his playing squad this summer – and also plans to work on their fitness.
A source at Manchester United told ESPN: “They worked really hard to change that in December and January but they hit the wall in the end, and that was probably inevitable.”
And the United manager has warned his squad they’ll be left behind to work on their fitness if they don’t prove themselves ahead of their flight Down Under.
“It’s not like a threat but whoever’s not ready on July 1 will probably stay here and not travel with us,” said Solskjaer. “We only want and need players we can use over there.
“We have a longer summer break than any of the other challengers and have to use that as an advantage.
“They all have individual programmes. Some need strength, some need cardiovascular stuff, it’s all different.
“We expect them to be ready to go when we start. We’re not going to use the first ten days to build them up, they should be ready to go.”