‘If Pep or Klopp were in charge, they’d work harder’

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER needs to be tougher on Manchester United’s star players to get the best out of them, according to Peter Crouch.

The pundit is concerned with the lack of discipline occasionally on show amongst United’s attacking players.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner against Atalanta but he has been accused of showing bad body language since his return

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner against Atalanta but he has been accused of showing bad body language since his returnCredit: Reuters
Peter Crouch believes Ole Gunnar Solskajer must start being tougher on his players

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Peter Crouch believes Ole Gunnar Solskajer must start being tougher on his playersCredit: EPA

The Red Devils produced a stunning comeback to beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday after going 2-0 down.

But Crouch noticed a lack of effort amongst United’s attacking front four and implied Solskjaer needs to be tougher when his stars display poor body language.

Crouch said on BT Sport: “I think if Pep and Klopp are in charge of this (United) team, I think the front four would work a lot harder, no way they would get away with it.

“(I) don’t think Ole will upset players.

“I see body language on some players that under Pep and Klopp they would be hauled off.

“Arms thrown recently, that I don’t like, needs to be nipped in the bud, those two would have made sure it was.

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“David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were the two hardest working players when City pumped us in a game a while back, I don’t see that at United.

“Ole has come from Cardiff and Molde, managing Manchester United, unfortunately they do not have a manager of the experience of Pep, Tuchel, and Klopp.”

Gary Neville has also noticed poor body language emerging from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.

He pointed out the way in which they were flailing their arms at team-mates when mistakes were made against Leicester, with the Sky Sports pundit suggesting it is a sign of a disconnected team.

And when Sadio Mane showed bad body language following a win over United earlier this year, Jurgen Klopp immediately did what Crouch said – he nipped the issue in the bud by sitting down and talking with the Senagalese.

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