Ole's at the wheel, but how good does it feel?
Manchester United's long standing issues were never more evident than against Liverpool yesterday. Coming up against a well coached team full of world class players, the difference in the structure and organisation of the two sides was stark.
Whereas Liverpool work brilliantly as a unit, United continue to play like a team without a plan. That is down to the manager.
Speaking on Match of the Day 2 last night, Ian Wright said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must accept full responsibility for the result at Old Trafford on Sunday.
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This game was hyped up as one of the biggest in the world and rightly so because of the stature of the two clubs.
But Liverpool are a million miles in front of Manchester United today. I think that comes down to the way that they are coached if I am totally honest.
It is chalk and cheese. You can listen to Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], you can listen to Harry Maguire talking about taking the blame on themselves but the way they are playing is all over the place...
It wouldn't have mattered what midfield you put in there today, because for me they are not looking like they are coached to press.
So, it doesn't matter if it is Pogba or if it is Fred or McTominay. If you are going to sit off people and not go and close them down to win the ball to play it to people with pace like Greenwood and Rashford then you will mistakes from Maguire and Shaw - who we saw have unbelievable Euros.
They were playing better. They were more coached. At the moment, they don't look like they know what they are doing.
That last point is a damning indictment of the manager and his coaching staff. After almost three years in charge of the team, they still have no discernible way of playing.
Manchester United will be on for a hiding to nothing until that changes.