The former Liverpool midfielder and Sky Sports pundit has lambasted the Manchester United boss for his management style and claimed everything is unravelling at Old Trafford
Ex- Liverpool star and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has dubbed the Manchester United dressing room a “holiday camp” in the wake of their horror show at home to the Reds last Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were demolished 5-0 on their own patch by their most fierce rivals Liverpool – a result that has sparked huge pressure on the Norwegian.
Many have questioned whether Solskjaer is the right man to lead United forward, given their recent run of form has seen them lose three of their last four league outings – conceding eleven in the process.
The inquest has raged on surrounding where United went wrong last time out, as Mohamed Salah and co run riot while Solskjaer watched on helplessly.
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One point from a possible 12 in their last four has left United languishing as low as seventh in the table, while they are eight points adrift off league leaders Chelsea.
Redknapp has pinpointed what he thinks United’s main problems are, citing a lack of structure and organisation.
Reflecting on the game, the pundit told Essential Football Podcast : “When you look at Man Utd now as a team and an organisation, the defeat to Liverpool didn’t surprise me at all.
“Obviously the scoreline was something you wouldn’t predict before the game, but I didn’t expect anything other than a Liverpool win.”
Liverpool asserted their dominance during the game’s opening exchanges – two-nil up after just thirteen minutes, something Redknapp, in part, blames Solskjaer for.
“The players are playing too individually, not collectively, and I do think that comes down a lot to the manager.
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“It’s a situation right now at Man Utd where players look like they’re not taking information on board, and it certainly isn’t working.
“I know there’s talk about giving Ole more time but I don’t know how you can say ‘we’re going to give a manager until the end of the season’ when right now you can see everything is unravelling.”
“I’ve been in dressing rooms before when things aren’t working for the manager and that’s what it looks like to me.
“It looks like that dressing room, in the kindest way, it feels like it would be a bit of a holiday camp.”
Redknapp went on to question the Norwegian’s man-management style and speculated whether he has the tools to be a disciplinarian.
“I can’t imagine Solskjaer is going in there pointing his finger telling players what they’ve got to do.
“Everything just seems too nice. Players are getting away with things and that’s a recipe for disaster in football.”