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4 Players who don't seem to have a future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United

Suman Dey
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
07 Feb 2019, 19:18 IST

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils had a tumultuous start to their 2018-19 campaign after a disappointing preseason which was mostly mired by Mourinho's ever-growing moaning of the lack of quality players.

The Portuguese guided United to their worst ever start in a Premier League until a shambolic performance against Liverpool saw Mourinho getting the boot and replaced by a former player and club legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

Unlike Mourinho, the new caretaker manager immediately made a mark as his United side thumped Cardiff City by five goals which were also the first time the Red Devils managed to score five in a match since Sir Alex Ferguson's farewell. The form continued as United moved from sixth to fifth in the league table and are also fighting for a trophy with both the Champions League and the FA Cup being the two viable options. 

Under Solskjaer, the club is yet to taste a defeat, and this consistent run of results is mostly down to the performances of few of their star players like Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba. Both of them had a difficult time under Jose with the latter even been called a virus by the former manager. Despite the improved performances of some of the players, there are others who don't seem to find a spot in the team and could consider leaving Old Trafford before the start of the next season. 

Here are the four players who have been a loyal servant to the club for all these years but don't seem to have a future under the caretaker manager.


#4 Matteo Darmian

Matteo Darmian.
Matteo Darmian.

Matteo started his career with AC Milan before moving Torino after a couple of spells in between with Padova and Palermo in Italy. After spending four seasons at Torino, the Italian right-back signed for Manchester United in 2015 under the then manager, Louis Van Gaal. 

When Damian first started his career at United, he seemed to be a perfect deputy of Antonio Valencia. However, the pace and physicality of the Premier League eventually caught up with the Italian who gradually moved from being a first-team player to a backup squad member. 

There were speculations of him leaving the club at the start of the current campaign, but given United's injury worries and lack of reinforcements at the back, Matteo decided to stay back and help the club, which in itself is a sign of a true professional. In case Darmian leaves in the summer, he would always be remembered as a reliable squad player including the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the UEFA Europea League he won in the process. 

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