“This group stays together, don’t worry about it”: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to “vanity” claims after midfielder Fred questioned the team’s mentality
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned back to claims that his side has a vanity problem
- It comes after midfielder Fred said the team is having trouble staying together
- Solskjaer maintained that the spirit in the camp was well ahead of the Chelsea game
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected claims from Manchester United midfielder Fred that ‘vanity’ is a problem within the team and players are not staying together.
The Brazilian’s comments came during the winter break and Solskjaer was asked about them on his return to Carrington at the end of a warm weather training stop in Marbella.
“This group stays together, don’t worry about it,” said the United boss. “I have not seen or do not understand the interview, I have seen him sitting there in his kitchen.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rebounded on claims of vanity under his Manchester United team
It comes after midfielder Fred threw the team because they didn’t stay together in difficult times
‘Fred knows that this group wants to give everything together. I don’t know how to interpret what he said, but I have no problems with Fred and no problems at all with the group. “
Fred’s comments were all the more surprising as he played a greater role in recent weeks in the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
“We miss a lot now,” he said. “First of all, we have to sort things out in the field. We lack creativity, especially in midfield.
Solskjaer insisted that the group have a good mind and he has no problems with the Brazilian
The team spent part of the winter break in Marbella before playing on Chelsea on Monday
“We also need to improve as a group. Our group lacks the “matching mentality”. We have many problems.
“There are many discussions. Every group has this type of problem, but ours has this. Vanity is also a problem and we have to stop this and just run onto the field. We have to put a goal in our head, focus on it and move on.
“We must be on the same page and today some players have different goals, there are players who only want to solve problems on their own and this is wrong.”