Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to wait and see if he is getting the chance to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United, but will he handle the pressure in the games coming up.
Solskjaer has until the game against Burnley managed to pick up all points possible, and also going through to the next round of the FA Cup. The away win against Tottenham was a bit lucky, but his team at The Emirates performed in a way we all could see had the right balance and blend.
The rest of the games has been “must wins” and so was the match against Burnley, but he gambled with a number of players and the structure wasn’t right. Many says that he cannot play the same 11 week in and week out, but surely, why can’t he do that.
Lukaku, Mata and Sanchez and possibly Bailly needs to play and cannot sit the games out, and just be preparing for substitute appearances. But why can’t Solskjaer gamble on this and then if players are getting tired, if you can see it during a game, just make a change.
The team selected in the first game against Cardiff was a well balanced team, and with the players that really should be out there. Lucky in the draw, with both Lukaku and Sanchez not present, so the team gave it self.
After a great run and some amazing games, you get away with a draw at home to Burnley, but we believe that what happened the first 15 minutes of the game, seeing a Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd team coming under and then trying to come back, battled and chased, and in the end avoided a defeat.
The questions are, and should be addressed,
- Will Solskjaer have to play his best 11 in every game to win?
- Can he make changes during a game if his best players gets tired?
- Does Man Utd need luck or are they clever enough without it?
- They are in the same position as they were, 6, what next?
- FA Cup against Chelsea, can Solskjaer rest his best players?
- Different players, needs different systems, will he have to change?
- Mata, Lukaku and Sanchez should they be randomly picked?
- Valencia, Fred and other fringe players, what about them?