Manchester United were exposed by Leicester City at the weekend as the Foxes secured a 4-2 win, prompting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to keep his players in the away dressing room at the King Power
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer grilled his Manchester United stars for 45 minutes after their concerning defeat at Leicester City on Saturday, according to reports.
The Red Devils were undone 4-2 at the King Power and the Norwegian kept his players in the away dressing room for almost an hour after the defeat.
Despite Mason Greenwood opening the scoring, the hosts were able to cut through United time and time again, eventually securing a deserved win.
The Times reports the atmosphere among the group is now ‘at a new low’ with Solskjaer having to raise morale before their Champions League clash with Atalanta.
Some of the senior players are understood to be concerned by the mood in the camp with individuals said to be ‘flat’ given their current form.
Solskjaer opted to unload on his players after their latest defeat, with the game’s post mortem going on so long that the team bus had to be held.
United spent big in the summer, investing over £100m on Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo in the hope they could build on last season, but there have been issues trying to strike a balance.
While Solskjaer delivered a second-place finish last term, his team will now do well to match that achievement in his third full season at the helm.
There is a demand for United to end their silverware drought but the Red Devils have been well off the pace domestically and in Europe, with results covering up for some poor performances.
Speaking after the game at Leicester, Solskjaer told Sky Sports : “The four goals we conceded were very poor.
“When you concede goals like that in the way we did, we don’t deserve to continue that run. Definitely the performance was very below-par and not good enough.
“In the second half, it was end-to-end but they created more chances and conceding at set-pieces was disappointing. Conceding seconds after the equaliser shouldn’t happen.”
Despite the indifferent start to the season the club’s board are still backing Solskjaer and his position is not under threat despite heavy criticism coming his way.