BRYAN ROBSON: It was embarrassing, but Manchester United must STICK with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer … there is no suitable replacement for the Norwegian, who needs to change systems.
This was embarrassing, but it can’t be said that it didn’t happen. The compelling game United has tried to adopt is simply not working. Players are not adapting to what Ole is asking them to do and the system needs to change.
The best performances of this team in recent seasons have come from being compact, strong defensively and hitting teams on the fast break.
But this is not the time to fire Ole. I think you will keep your job.
It’s easy to shout for the manager to come after such a painful loss, but the change now causes more disruption. The club has found that the changes every two years just don’t work and who do you replace it with? I’m not sure there is a candidate who can make such a significant difference without causing a major disruption again.
We have to accept that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are still way ahead of us. That gap, for me, would be closed if we change our system.
Harry Maguire has apologized on behalf of the players and they will have to regroup and admit that they have to work a little harder.
Being a Manchester United player is not just about winning a weird match, it is about winning trophies and if you can’t do that, you are simply talking about what is being talked about. There is no more room to speak, this needs action.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not the problem. He has come with a passion to win trophies and it is up to his teammates to show that they are up to it too. It must be a defining moment for United.