Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has criticized poor training after another 1-1 draw.
Paul Scholes questioned the Manchester United boss, calling him a “sporting director” rather than a manager.
After a disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley in the middle of the week, Southampton regained the lead in just three minutes as the second half began.
Legendary midfielder Scholes has criticized United for sacking Solskjaer and appointing him as interim manager until the end of the season.
“It’s a feeling of not being interested in how the season went around [quietly inside Old Trafford],” he told BT Sport.
“It’s been seven bad days, really bad six or seven months, and you don’t think the season has been good enough.
“Oleg is going to be fired, we all knew it, but we all felt it, where was the plan? There must be a plan to revive the football club, the football club must have an elite and the best coach.
“It’s Manchester United, they have to be the best of them all and they have no plans, no matter what the sporting director, he has coached a team for the last 10 to two years.
“Don’t get me wrong, I like him, he fits well, but he seems to have lacked a coach for the last 5-6 years. They are a team of individuals and you can see the difference between Manchester United and Southampton today.
“Southampton were great, the coaching, the technique and the parts of the game were great.
“If you look at Manchester United, they were everywhere. McTominey was left alone in midfield, Pogba was left alone in the midfield played by Bruno Fernandes, I don’t know.”
“He’s playing all over the pitch, wide players don’t work hard enough, it’s not always important to have the ball, sometimes you have to do something bad that gives you a little bit of pain. That’s often the case. It’s very easy for a team to run back and play against.
“One team has the right coach and the other has a sporting director who is not suitable for Manchester United.”
Arteta explains why Kiran Tirney is happy with Arsenal’s last-choice shot against Brentford.
Gabriel Martinelli’s suspension at Brentford after being sent off against Wolves could be to Arsenal’s advantage, with Mikel Arteta explaining why.
What made Arsenal such a high-quality advantage in a number of locations was the challenge of competing for a place and getting the game right.
Gabriel Martinelli became one of Arsenal’s first names thanks to his left wing, energy and the threat of scoring.
However, this had a negative effect on Emil Smith-Rowe, whose playing time was reduced after Brazil’s success. The 21-year-old has not played in a league game since his side’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United in early December, with a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal at Burnley.
However, Martinelli’s red card against the Wolves prevented the Brazilian from visiting Brentford next week, allowing Smith Road to regain its starting spot.
However, Smith-Row may not be the only beneficiary of Martinelli’s absence.
Since Martinelli’s regular appearances, Kiran Thierney has not been as attacking as he has been for most of last season or earlier this season.
Interestingly, Mikel Arteta warned in May last year that more time was needed to develop the relationship between Martinelli and Thierry.
“Yes, it has to do with that. I think keeping Granite behind helps him in some way, because he’s in the last row, on the left, when he’s more comfortable,” Arteta explained.
“It’s a little different for Kiran,” he said. We have to feel these relationships. “
Smith Rowe scored a goal against Tottenham in the north London derby earlier this season.
Thierry was a left-back that day and played his best game in an Arsenal shirt, which contributed to the derby victory.
Why Smith Row’s three goals against Aston Villa, Leicester City and Watford are better suited for both England team-mate Thierry and left-back Nuno Tavares can be explained by the wide field style gap. men.
Thierry has been successful in overlapping his winger, crossing the pitch and sticking to the goal line.
Martinelli is a winger who prefers to play more often than Smith Rowe. Smith Row prefers to go inside and play more narrowly, preferring to open up space to overlap with Thierry, as can be clearly seen in the two heat images below.
Martinelli, on the other hand, will be wider than Smith Rowe, which will have little impact on the game as Thierry has little chance of matching the Brazilian.
If the 24-year-old defender is relatively good compared to recent performances, it will be interesting to see Smith-Rowe and Thierney play against Brentford, who are expected to work together again.