After Manchester United's 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lambasted his players. The Norwegian confessed that he missed specific players in Manchester United's 4-2 defeat at Leicester City, issuing a warning to underperformers.
Here are 4 players the Norwegian should bench in order to secure his job:
1. Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire started against his former team despite an injury that had been expected to keep him out.
However, it appeared if Solskjaer brought back his club captain too soon, as Maguire was off the pace the entire day.
Maguire's lack of awareness led to Leicester's opener, and he spent the entire afternoon looking inferior to his understudy Victor Lindelof.
With Raphael Varane also out injured, he will not be dropped. Despite this, Eric Bailly is deserving of a shot against Atalanta after a 'disaster class,' as many would call it.
2. Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic was one of United's bright spots on a dreadful day in the East Midlands, so this seems cruel.
However, when Solskjaer pulls Paul Pogba, despite the Frenchman's terrible performance on Saturday, he loses all midfield creativity, and Matic can't play every game.
Due to his late return from international duty with Brazil, Solskjaer mentioned Fred as a player he missed after full-time.
It's not out of the question that he will return for the Champions League on Wednesday night.
3. Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho didn't have a bad game at Leicester, setting up three goalscoring chances, but there is one key thing to consider.
Marcus Rashford has returned to Manchester United and scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.
Sancho has yet to score or assist for United, and Rashford's quick impact may entice Solskjaer to immediately insert him into the starting lineup.
The Red Devils' performance against Liverpool next weekend will reveal Solskjaer's thoughts.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's failure to score for Manchester United in another game this weekend is concerning, even though it is not entirely his fault.
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The 36-year-old saw little action, but his position as the primary striker prevents Solskjaer from using a pressing strategy.
The Norwegian manager, like Fred, said that he missed Edinson Cavani at Leicester, where his pressing qualities were vital during his time there.
Solskjaer was chastised for resting Ronaldo against Everton before the international break, but once Cavani returns next week, he may realistically select him as his striker.
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