MLS side D.C United striker and Manchester United great, Wayne Rooney says watching Manchester United struggle is always tough, but believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching team need to strike fear into those Manchester United players that have shown they are happy to hide.
United won just two of their 10 matches following Solskjaer’s permanent appointment in March and the drop in performances have been as alarming as the results, with the 2-0 home loss to Cardiff a fitting end to the season.
United all-time top goal-scorer believes Solskjaer needs to strike the balance between fear and respect to get the best out of the group, “I think the players need to fear someone.
They need to fear Ole Gunnar, they need to fear Michael Carrick – they need to respect them but fear them also.”
Despite numerous personnel changes expected at Old Trafford, Rooney, a team-mate of manager Solskjaer and first-team coach Carrick believes the issues run deeper than that.