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Manchester United stars don’t ‘respect’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Troy Deeney

Manchester United stars don’t ‘respect’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Troy Deeney

Solskjaer is under pressure again (Picture: AFP via Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have the ‘respect’ of Manchester United players and ultimately isn’t the right manager for the club.

That’s according to Watford striker Troy Deeney, who thinks Solskjaer has been fortunate to be given so much time to get things right at Old Trafford.

Despite coming off the back of a week where they beat Paris Saint-Germain and Red Bull Leipzig and drew with Chelsea, a defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League has put the Manchester United manager back under the microscope.

Solskjaer’s side are 15th in the table – albeit with a game in hand – and already nine points behind defending champions and league leaders Liverpool.

His former team-mate Roy Keane was heavily critical of the players after the 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford and claimed they will be responsible for Solskjaer losing his job.

Deeney agrees they will be responsible and that it’s simply because Solskjaer can’t command their respect.

Deeney thinks Solskjaer is the wrong man for United (Picture: MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Asked if Solskjaer was the right man for the job, he told TalkSport: ‘If you had to look back over 100 games, you’d probably say “no”.

‘I don’t think anybody else with that record would get the length of time he’d done.

‘He seems like a lovely guy, I don’t know him, it’s not personal, I just don’t think he demands the respect off the other players.

‘You listen to Roy Keane and the rant he had afterwards which was epic as always, I just don’t see how the players respect Solskjaer, you don’t see much change.

‘Other than Greenwood, Rashford has started coming into his own, who would you really say has improved after him? That would be the question I’d ask.

‘I think Pogba takes a lot of criticism and takes a lot of the blame away from a lot of people at Man United, but there were so many average performances yesterday in a game of that magnitude, why is that happing?

‘They’ve just come off a couple of wins in the Champions League where everyone was saying they were “back to the United of old”, but you don’t see anything that would suggest they’re going to continue it for five or six weeks.’

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