Manchester United result vs Crystal Palace was poor but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism an ‘overreaction,’ says Steve McClaren
- September 21, 2020
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The Red Devils got off to a disastrous start in their Premier League campaign as they went down to a 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
It may only be one game into the season but some are already having doubts about Solskjaer’s credentials as United boss.
Tony Cascarino told talkSPORT the club should consider hiring Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa as his replacement, while Gabby Agbonlahor accused the Norwegian of being ‘too soft’.
Meanwhile, talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist believes United will finish 20 points off the top of the Premier League.
Solskjaer admitted himself that his side weren’t good enough against the Eagles, however, former United coach McClaren has come out in support of the manager in light of the criticism he’s received.
He pointed out how United have had significantly less preparation time than most other Premier League clubs due to their run to last season’s Europa League semi-finals.
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And McClaren, who served as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager for two years, believes those calling for Solskjaer’s head are rushing to these judgements far too quickly.
He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “It’s a massive over reaction, it’s their first game of the season. As Sir Alex used to say, you never win something in September, October, November.
“Manchester United, since that semi-final have had two weeks rest, two weeks preparation, one game and they expect to produce a performance of the level of which they ended last season which let’s not forget was an incredible finish to the season – top four, semi-final of Europa.