The search for a new Manchester United manager has begun. The era of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come to an end following a devastating defeat at the hands of Watford, which forced the Manchester United board and the Glazers to act.
After the termination of the Norwegian tactician contract, the club will be looking for their sixth manager in nine years.
Whoever United chooses to succeed Solskjaer will face a difficult task in getting the club back to their best. Below are the three things the next manager should do to turn things around for Manchester United
Harry Maguire should be stripped off the Captain Armband
The next manager should strip Harry Maguire of thecaptain’s armband soon as possible. Since returning from injury in October, the England international has been out of form for the past few months. He appears to be carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders right now.
The captaincy of Manchester United adds to the pressure, especially if results and performances aren’t going well.When compared to United’s former captains, such as Roy Keane, Steve Bruce, and Bryan Robson, Maguire does not appear to be a natural leader. Given his current state, the 28-year-old needs some time away from the club. Due to his red card against Watford, he will now get that. When he returns, however, it should not be with the captaincy.
The captain’s armband should be given to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Donny Van De Beek Should Be Given More Chances
This season, one of the most common criticisms leveled at Manchester United has been their midfield. So far this season, Fred, Scott McTominay, and Nemanja Matic have all been underperforming. Paul Pogba started the season well but has faded.
Now that the Frenchman is injured, he appears to be on his way out of the club next summer. Despite the midfield’s issues, Solskjaer repeatedly chose not to start Donny van de Beek.
The Ex-Ajax Midfielder has not been got given enough chances to prove himself under the Norwegian tactician, when he came off the bench against Watford on Saturday, he changed the game, added pace, power to United’s Midfield and also got a netted a consolation goal.The new manager must start van de Beek, as he is United’s best midfield option.
Get a Tune Out of Jadon Sancho
The form of Jadon Sancho has been one of the biggest surprises and disappointments. Manchester United ultimately signed the English international from Borussia Dortmund in the summer after a two-year transfer drama.
Sancho has been one of Europe’s assist leaders over the last few seasons. However, the Englishman has failed to register an assist or score a goal since joining Manchester United.
Again, against Watford, the Englishman was mostly anonymous. Sancho, without a question, possesses incredible talent and will be a vital figure at the Threatre of Dreams for years to come. It’s a similar situation to what happened to Kai Havertz last season.
The Chelsea midfielder struggled to adjust to life in the Premier League, but when the club changed managers midway through the season and brought in Thomas Tuchel, before the young German Midfielder started shining.
He eventually scored the game-winning goal in the Champions League final for Chelsea.Manchester United supporters will be hoping for a similar outcome with the Englishman and that a new manager will get the best out of him.