Ole Gunnar Solskjær and the credibility conundrum at Manchester United

Sceptics in the squad doubt the manager’s tactics and coaching but is it wise to assume he is out of his depth?

Ole Gunnar Solskjær asked to be judged on this season and four matches in his credibility is being questioned within Manchester’s United squad.

The concerns are not thought to be universally shared, the Guardian understands, and a paradox here is that a group of players who flatlined at the end of last term and are again underperforming have their own need to prove they possess the requisite quality.

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