Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge turned pundit has revealed that Manchester United have only one major weakness under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Soleskjaer.
Former United striker Solskjaer took over from sacked Jose Mourinho last month but has since managed to turn things around at Old Trafford.
In Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Michael Carrick and Mike Phelan, we have three men who live and breathe this club. They have instilled the United way back into the players and we’re now seeing the result of that. I’d be gutted to see any of them leave at the end of the season. #mufc pic.twitter.com/wZeEqYwEZy
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 13, 2019
The Norwegian boss has won all his first six games including a 1-0 win over Tottenham last weekend.
However, Aldridge has insisted that the Red Devils are not good enough defensively under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“United don’t have a defensive quality to compare to the teams around them at the top and even though they scraped a win against Spurs on Sunday, their defenders were shown up once again,” Aldridge told Independent.ie.
“They rode their luck to get that victory, but the defensive problems that have been an issue all season have not disappeared and it means they may well slip up in games when we least expect it.”
When asked about United’s style of play, Solskjaer has confidently responded that you have to play attacking football.
🔴 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced as manager:
🏟 After 5 matches in charge:
🎶 “Ole’s at the wheel…” pic.twitter.com/Mlsto1zsTg
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 13, 2019
“That’s what United are built around – attacking football, going forward,” Solskjaer said.
“Not stupid, square and back passes. I have to be honest it could have cost us in the second half. We could have played with more experience, take it down, settle it down, two-touch, pass it.”
“We wanted to play the killer pass too early. We could have played one or two more passes, switch the play more often.”
“(But they are) Young kids – you should never take that away from them.”
The 20-time Premier League champions are back in the Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Brighton at Old Trafford.