By Shadrack Andenga Odinga
Manchester united coach Olegunnar Solskajaer is a man under fire after getting knocked out of the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday night in Germany against Rb Leizpig.
United’s Captain Harry Maguire after the game responded to BT Sport regretfully.
“We started the game too slow. It wasn’t good enough. The first 20 minutes we weren’t at it. They put two balls in the box and we failed to deal with them. We have to look at ourselves; we gave ourselves too much to do. You’ve seen how close we came at the end but we started too slow and we can’t keep falling behind,” said Maguire who according to some Manchester united Faithfull’s, is being blamed for poor leadership skills.
Having fought to seal their return to European football’s table and made such an eye-catching start to Group H, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side displayed a lackluster performance when just a point would have been enough to progress.
Manchester United host a resurgent Josep Guardiola led Manchester city at Old Trafford on Saturday, but after Tuesday’s loss in Germany, many United fans have been seen trending the name Mauricio Pochettino.
The former Tottenham Hotspurs coach has been out of a job since leaving Spurs and has been constantly linked with a move to Barcelona or Manchester United.
The big question now is, will a win on Saturday save Olegunnar once again or a loss might seal his fate?
Europa League football now awaits United in the New Year after Tuesday night’s 3-2 defeat at Leipzig, who reached last year’s Champions League semi-finals but were also thrashed 5-0 at Old Trafford just six weeks ago.