Ole Gunnar Solskjær has labelled the problem that Erik ten Hag has at Manchester United as the “disease of modern football”.
Manchester United‘s 2023/24 season has gotten off to a rough start, in part due to the drama the club saw across the summer transfer window.
Erik ten Hag attempted to clear his squad of players who he believed were not up to scratch, such as Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial – although some did leave, others stayed despite being actively for sale in the window.
Maguire has been labelled as a problem in United’s dressing room after he refused to sign for West Ham United in the summer, with the player believing he can break back into the squad despite being demoted to fourth choice and stripped of his captaincy.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been speaking about modern football and believes that players who do not accept their place in a squad at the detriment of others are part of a “disease”.
“Some players felt they should’ve played more and weren’t constructive to the environment,” he told The Athletic when asked about issues he faced during his time as manager of the club.
“That’s a huge sin for me. When I didn’t start games I wanted to prove to the manager he’d made the wrong decision.
“Now, a lot of players aren’t like that. Agents and family members get into their heads and tell them they’re better than they are because they have a vested interest. It’s a disease of modern football.”
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