Rio Ferdinand admits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must reverse his poor Champions League record for Manchester United.
The Red Devils lost 2-1 to young boys Tuesday as their group stage campaign fell at the first hurdle. They took the lead thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, but ended up conceding two goals. In fact, they lost in the final stages.
Following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card, the Swiss equalized in the second half. Then, Jesse Lingard gave his opponents the winner on a plate with a bad pass back.
As part of the current season, United have five more games to come out of Group F.
However, the 2-1 loss was Solskjaer’s seventh in 11 Champions League appearances as United boss.
“It’s a tricky number and he has to find a way to change that because it doesn’t read well at all right now, no matter how you dress it.”
“Even today, in the performance, they had two shots on target the whole game. Two shots. And the second shot was in the 25th minute by Cristiano Ronaldo.
“So that tells you how, in terms of offense, it was a bad performance.”
In addition, pressure mounted on Solskjaer after a successful transfer window.
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He brought in Ronaldo, his compatriot Jadon Sancho and center-back Raphael Varane.
But Peter Crouch, who admitted that Solskjaer inherited a “bad side” when he arrived in 2018, insisted he be judged on his current squad.
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“Let’s take this game in isolation and judge it on this Champions League campaign with these players,” Crouch said.
“And the Premier League campaign this season with the players he has now.
“We will judge him at the end of the season.
On the other hand, Male Utd have yet to lose in the Premier League this season and have accumulated 10 out of 12 points.
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