Manchester United fans slam Frank Lampard with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comparison

Manchester United fans have criticised Frank Lampard for his damning assessment of his Chelsea players following their defeat against Arsenal

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Manchester United fans have criticised Frank Lampard for his damning assessment of his Chelsea players following their defeat against Arsenal, claiming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would never subject his players to such media criticism.

United twice led against Leicester at the King Power Stadium but were forced to settle for a point following a goal from Harvey Barnes and an own goal from substitute Axel Tuanzebe.

Solskjaer admitted he was disappointed with United's defending during Leicester's goals claiming his players should have done more to close down the spaces.

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In a similar manner to his former mentor and legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, Solskjaer opts to rarely publicly criticise his players, preferring to let his feelings be known in the confides of the dressing room.

Lampard, on the other hand, gave a damning assessment of his side's performance during his post-match interview duties.

He said: "I'll take responsibility on the outside but players have to take responsibility because the message was clear.

In football it's basics, it's not the tactics or systems, it's do you want to run, do you want to back your team-mate up, do you want to sprint or jog or do you not want to run? And we took that decision rather than the right one."

Lampard also took aim the scheduling of Chelsea's fixtures after losing at the Emirates Stadium, claiming United and Liverpool have been given an unfair advantage.

He said: "The fact it’s two games in 48 hours is an important point for us because there are other teams who are challenging at the top of the League that play two games in three days.

"Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool play two games in three days.

It’s counter-productive for the quality of the Premier League, it’s a risk for players if they are going to play both games at the top-end elite sport, everybody knows that.

 

 

"I know sometimes the blame can be put on the broadcasters and I know that in conjunction with each other, and this was bounced around, it got decided that we play twice in 48 hours when other teams that are challenging at the top of the league play twice in three days, an extra 24 hours recovery.

"I don’t see how it’s a fair playing field, I think it’s wrong and it’s not going to be the best for the players to play at their top level."


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