Solskjær’s rebuild talk cannot mask Manchester United’s sense of drift

The manager’s honeymoon period is over and the defeat at West Ham demonstrated their lack of high-grade options again

It was a soundbite from Ole Gunnar Solskjær designed to cut through the hysteria that always accompanies a bad Manchester United defeat and, make no mistake, Sunday’s 2-0 reverse at West Ham was as bad as anything on the manager’s nine-month watch – with the exception of the 4-0 drubbing at Everton last April.

“I’ve said it many times, this is a rebuilding job and the boys are working as hard as they can,” Solskjær said.

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