‘It’s just bunch of youngfellas talking to each other’: Conor McGregor has his say on the issues facing Manchester United

Conor McGregor has diagnosed some of the issues currently being faced by Manchester United and their under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their recent humiliating 5-0 home reverse to arch rivals Liverpool.

Newspaper reports on Tuesday suggest that the club’s Norwegian has three games to save his job after a recent run of poor results which have come after the club invested heavily in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho over the course of the summer — with recent performances suggesting that the club has regressed from their performances a season ago after they finished second in the Premier League behind champions Manchester City.

Speculation has suggested that former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could be in line to replace Solskjaer should results in their upcoming games against Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City go against them — and writing on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, McGregor, who is a fan of the club, says that the problem stems from there not being an authoritative voice at the helm.

The issue at United is it’s just bunch of youngfellas talking to each other. Peers. You need some one above the group chat to take the helm. Ole was on the bench when Ronaldo played. A peer. Not enough. Love and respect Ole to the max but his role needs rearranged. My opinion.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 26, 2021

Never ole out you silly fool. Ole is forever United! His role simply to needs to be readjusted, and again, someone above the group chat needs brought in. Someone to command the young squad. God bless 🙏

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 26, 2021

“The issue at United is it’s just bunch of youngfellas talking to each other,” he wrote. “Peers. You need some one above the group chat to take the helm. Ole was on the bench when Ronaldo played. A peer. Not enough. Love and respect Ole to the max but his role needs rearranged. My opinion.”

However, the issue isn’t as simple as relieving Solskjaer of his job, says McGregor, who added that the Norwegian is part of the fabric and culture at the club and that his services should be retained in an adjusted role.

“Never Ole out you silly fool,” McGregor said. “Ole is forever United! His role simply needs to be readjusted, and again, someone above the group chat needs brought in. Someone to command the young squad. God bless.”

Time will tell how that situation develops at Old Trafford in the coming days — but it is clear that Solskjaer is staring down the biggest crisis of his coaching career.

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