After an abysmal performance against West Ham on Sunday, many critics turned up against Solskjaer’s side.
With only two Premier League wins after six matches, United sits at 8th in the league table.
Even more worrying is the fact that after their first week Chelsea trashing, Solskjaer’s team only scored four goals in five matches.
This is partially due to injuries, with Martial out since earlier, and Rashford and Greenwood as the only options.
To make things worse, both Rashford and Greenwood suffered minor injuries, and the team’s only healthy striker is – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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In the midst of crisis, Manchester United’s centre-back, Victor Lindelof was given a new 5-year contract to keep the Swede at Old Trafford.
However, Harry Redknapp is far from impressed with this extension. In his interview with talkSPORT, he said:
“They’ve just given the centre-half a five-year contract there.
“I mean no disrespect, he’s not [Nemanja] Vidic, he’s not [Rio] Ferdinand, he’s not Jaap Stam.
“Suddenly he’s in there for five years, is he going to be the answer for the next five years? I’m not sure.”
Lindelof isn’t the only one who suffered criticism from Redknapp. The English manager had more to say about the squad’s quality:
“It’s a long way back for [Man United], the team is nowhere near good enough.
“You can talk about Ole and you can criticise the managers, but the players he has got are what they are.
“You looked at that team before that game [against West Ham] and you thought, ‘what an average looking team’.
“West Ham looked a better team, that’s where they are, they’re a very, very average bunch at the moment I’m afraid.”
It looks like this criticism is meant for Ed Woodward more than anybody else. As Redknapp continued:
“The fans are going to have to suffer that unless they go and buy another three or four, five good players over the next year or two. That’s where they are, they are just not good enough.
“They haven’t recruited well.
“The players they’ve got now, they will struggle. I don’t know about making the top four, they could even fall out of the top six if they’re not careful.
“Leicester and West Ham could push themselves into the top six this year and one or two of the regulars could fall out.”
United will try to get back in positive spirits against Rochdale in the League Cup, before hosting Arsenal in a league derby from the two Champions League spots contenders.