This Wednesday evening, Manchester United had to rely on young Anthony Elanga not to leave the Wanda Metropolitano with a defeat. Worse than the defeat, it is the commitment of the players which worries the observers of the Red Devils. Indeed, in the first period they were far from the level of intensity required in the Champions League even if they were able to question themselves after the break and show a little better. However for Thierry Henry, who is a consultant for the channel CBS on Champions League evenings, the players do not question themselves enough.
Indeed, according to him, the successive managers on the bench at Old Trafford have all been criticized without the players ever questioning themselves: “I don’t usually like to criticize players, but you had a successful teacher like Louis van Gaal. They called Mourinho ‘Dictator’ because he was into it too much. He was too direct with the players. Players didn’t like it. Suddenly you have a friend. They liked Solskjaer because he was more of a dad, a nice guy. When are the players going to be? I’m not a Manchester United fan, but when you play for this club you have to be present, regardless of the manager. It can’t always be the coach’s fault. I’m sorry but these guys need to play and start figuring out where they are.”
“You had a teacher like Louis van Gaal. … They called Mourinho ‘Dictator’. … Solskjaer was more of a dad, nice guy. When is it going to be the players?”
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 23, 2022