“Manchester United players must fear Ole Gunnar Solskjaer” Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney

Former Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must instill fear into Manchester United’s players if he is to turn around their fortunes.

The striker says “I think the players need to fear someone. They need to fear Ole Gunnar, they need to fear (first-team coach) Michael Carrick – they need to respect them but fear them also. It’s a tough one because to watch Manchester United struggle is always tough. When Ole came in, he did a fantastic job and you could see the players were given that bit of freedom and you could see they loved it and they earned the right to win games with how they were playing”.

“But then all of a sudden, I don’t know whether it’s players being linked to other teams or players down-tooling… I don’t think it is that but for some reason they just didn’t perform the last seven, eight games of the season, which has cost them.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed interim manager in December 2018 and led the club to 14 wins from his first 19 matches in charge.