Ole may have just made his biggest “sackable offence” amid “ridiculous” Man Utd howler – opinion

Ole may have just made his biggest “sackable offence” amid “ridiculous” Man Utd howler – opinion

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been no stranger to making controversial decisions during his time as Manchester United manager, and his recent training ground antics have shocked talkSPORT regular Danny Mills.

The outburst at the Red Devils boss by the former England right-back came after The Athletic claimed that United coaches were trying out summer signing Jadon Sancho in a wing-back position.

“Good luck turning him into a wing-back!”, Mills told Football Insider.

“You bought a winger who is going to create chances and score goals. Suddenly you’re going to play him at wing-back in an unbelievably leaky defence. It’s like, really? That’s almost a sackable offence in itself.”

Sancho has been a hot topic of discussion since his £73m move to Manchester United, with the winger struggling to hit the ground running this season so far, still without a goal to his name in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old had no trouble performing for Borussia Dortmund, where last season he bagged 16 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, so what is the problem at Manchester United for Sancho?

Former England international John Barnes spoke out on the issues for Sancho at Manchester United, saying: “How are we going to see more from Jadon Sancho when Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are the stars of the team?

“Players like that detract from the likes of Sancho and even Marcus Rashford and that’s the problem. Sancho came in for £80m to be one of their main attacking players, but now he’s got to sit on the bench – so how can we see more from him?”

It seems that Ole is trying to fit the young England star into his side with a more defensive role, as it has been reported the United coaches have been trying out a right wing-back position for Sancho. Despite the 21-year-old’s obvious attacking capabilities, the attacking options at Old Trafford are spilling over since bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club in the summer; and with Rashford back from injury, competition for a start in the forward line is congested.

However, this could potentially hinder Sancho’s development as the amazing attacking force that we saw at Dortmund. Manchester United are on the road at Watford after the international break and it will be interesting to see if the England international appears in his speculated defensive role in the upcoming fixture.

With Solskjaer already on thin ice following some poor results in recent weeks, his brave idea of using Sancho at wing-back – a position where he has never played in his career – could either prove a masterstroke or be the straw which breaks the camel’s back in terms of his job prospects.

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