Solskjaer sends warning to Manchester United rotten apples. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his commitment to rooting out an ‘rotten apples’ at Manchester United.
The Norwegian began an enormous rebuilding job in earnest last summer, recruiting the likes of Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in an attempt to shape a new-look team around a core of ambitious, young British players.
With the likes of academy graduates Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood flourishing and complementing the new recruits, United have hardly missed the expensive misfits Solskjaer cut loose in the summer.
Solskjaer sends warning to Manchester United rotten apples
“I did feel that I was professional and did feel privileged to play for Manchester United,” Solskjaer said in an interview with the ShivNadarFoundation.
“I wouldn’t be able to look at myself if I didn’t know I’d given everything for my teammates and my manager.”
“That’s what I also now look for in players that we sign or we bring up from the youth team. You have to have a good personality and that you are professional because one rotten apple in the basket will make the others rotten.”
“So for me it’s about building a team that will reflect me and my coaching staff’s personalities and views. Of course, there are standards because we want to win. We are in the business to win.”
“But the first step to be a Man Utd player and person, you have to be humble enough to know you have to work hard. Never give in and always do your best, 100% effort is required every day and don’t think you are better than you are”
“You still have to play with that confidence at the same time. It’s a fine balance but that is what is going to make the difference when we want to get to the championship again that we want to win.”
Credit: Metro Football