Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, has said that Manchester United players are responsible for the current woes they’re facing, and not Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Souness’ comments comes amid multiple backlash and criticisms trailing United’s poor start to the season, and talk of a possible Solskjaer sack.
Speaking recently to the media about the situation, Souness said: “I read in a newspaper that the players wouldn’t be against a change:
the players have got Manchester United into this situation, not Ole! The players have underperformed. But as it is, the way football is these days all the focus is on changing the manager.
“You ask your players to constantly look in the mirror and ask: can I do more? I wonder if any Manchester United players are doing that right now. Or is it the easy route, the exit hatch: ‘Get rid of the manager and everything will be fine’.
“Sometimes these players have to stand up and be counted, and there’s less and less of that in the Premier League now than there has ever been. If I was a Manchester United supporter I’d be unhappy reading that the players wouldn’t be against a change.”
We have to agree with Souness that the players also deserve the blame for the results United have recorded in recent games, but it doesn’t change the fact that the coach needs to find a way to improve things ASAP.