Rio Ferdinand exposes Solskjaer’s undoing after Istanbul defeat


Reacting to Man United’s defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League by 2-1, Rio Ferdinand exposed the fact that there is something manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ought to be doing that he doesn’t.

The defeat was the second successive defeat for the Red Devils after the 1-0 fall against Arsenal in the Premier League. Man United fell by two goals before Anthony Martial drew one back before the game was ended.

Rio Ferdinand was not impressed with the lack of spark and creativity or fight from his former club and thinks something must be wrong.

The former defender reveals the possibility that Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not ask questions or shake the players up after such a defeat to be able to challenge them to do better next time.

He added that there is a need for someone to take responsibility for the performance of the team and push others to sit up. “I’m begging that somebody’s in that dressing room dragging people about to asking the question: “Are you for real? Do you know what’s going on here? Where’s your responsibility? Who is accountable for this?

“Is someone standing up and saying, actually it was my fault. Is there finger-pointing and shouting? I hope it is, I pray to God it is.”

He, therefore, expressed doubt that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been leading them to take these challenges.

Man United will return to the Premier League for their next fixtures against Everton and that seems to be another tough game that will be difficult expect there is a change in mentality ad determination.

Another defeat will further raise questions over the ability of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lead the Red Devils team and achieve success this season, a development that is feared to lead to his sack.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.