Manchester United disappointed once again, as the Red Devils settled for a 3-3 draw vs. Sheffield United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unorthodox tactics were exposed over and over.
The Red Devils are way out of the top-four and, according to former midfielder Owen Hargreaves, Solskjaer is the one to blame for the team's struggles, deeming him a 'disaster' and stating he should thank the young players for bailing him out again:
“Good luck making sense of that. For 70 minutes they were dreadful, they really were dreadful – that was probably their worst performance of the season. The first half was a disaster, nothing short of. Sheffield United should have been up by more goals, but he (Solskjaer) made changes. The one thing you can take from it is that the young kids stepped up, so almost kind of out with the old, in with the young guys. That’s what you’ll get from today. Because his team shape and the inclusion of Phil Jones did not work," Hargreaves told Premier League Productions.
The midfielder went on to criticize Solskjaer's tactics and blamed him for Sheffield's last goal, as he trusted Tuanzebe to hold on the fort but he wasn't even playing in his natural position:
“If you think back to the last goal from Sheffield United, Tuanzebe is a center-back, he came on the pitch and played in midfield to shore it up. Really you would do that with a more experienced player, to come in.That’s not even his natural position, but he wanted someone in there to protect and essentially it didn’t really work.
Really, under the philosophy of Man Utd and Sir Alex (Ferguson), you probably would have thought with the game as it was, there was a fourth goal in it for United. Get the fourth and kill it off. But because he didn’t have that experience in there he put on Tuanzebe to protect and it went the other way. I really like him, but that last sub maybe didn’t go the way Ole wanted," Hargreaves concluded.
The Red Devils are currently sitting at the 9th spot of the English Premier League table with 17 points, 9 points out of the top-four, and things aren't looking great for Solskjaer right now.