Jamie Carragher has pointed to an inexperienced Man United coaching staff as one of their main issues.
Yesterday was undoubtedly the worst day I can remember in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. From top to bottom, losing in that manner, with that squad of players, is borderline unacceptable.
It felt like the players stopped working for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. As soon as that happens, it’s nigh-on impossible to come back from. The Baby Faced Assassin will know more than anyone that losing 5-0 at home to Liverpool is as bad as it gets.
In the aftermath, pundits far and wide have been picking through United’s tactics and ideas. Rightly or wrongly, the buck stops with the manager and his coaching staff.
The point that I found the most interesting came from Jamie Carragher. For once, I actually believe he’s spot on here. The pundit highlighted United’s inexperienced coaching staff as the one key problem at United. He’d also explain that having so many coaches learning on the job just cannot happen at a club with the Reds’ stature.
Check out the video of Carragher talking about that situation here:
Honestly, for all my might, I try to look for reasons to disagree with any Liverpool pundits. I absolutely can’t here. Don’t get me wrong, Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick have done decent jobs, but are they really at the required level to coach players in a title-winning side? In future maybe, but not right now.
Solskjaer, who we all accept is learning on the job, needs genuine experience and tactical quality all around him. He doesn’t have that, with United choosing to promote from within and stick to the United Way.
Sometimes, this inexperience will get exposed. I genuinely think it’s fair to say we’ve been second best in pretty much every single game this season. You can’t point to the quality within the side as the problem, so it has to stem from the coaching staff and manager.
Sadly, it comes back to Solsjaer. He’s a club legend. He always will be. But right now, he’s on his last legs.
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