Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s detractors have often called him a ‘man without a plan’. The club’s inability to break down tight defences saw them lose games that they should have won. They lost to Bournemouth, Watford, Burnley, West Ham and Newcastle and this led many, including the betting analysts at allvideoslots China, to believe that he will be gone soon. But slowly, the Norwegian has shown that he indeed does have a plan and Jadon Sancho’s chase shows that.
The signing of Bruno Fernandes showed that Solskjaer indeed does know what issues have been plaguing the club in the modern-day. The losses to lesser clubs had come when the teams were playing in a low-block and United failed to break them down. Bruno’s arrival has changed things and the club hasn’t lost a game in 11 outings.
The Portuguese has become the player who makes things tick. Unlike Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard would, he’s setting things up for Anthony Martial and scoring goals himself. He’s brought new life into the club at a time when the top-four challenge seemed to be fading after the loss to the Clarets. But Solskjaer’s eye for talent has made sure that things are back on track.
Not just Bruno, but the re-emergence of Nemanja Matic has seen Harry Maguire find another level to his performances. While the first half of the season wasn’t overly impressive, but the summer signing has stepped up a gear. He has been impressive against Chelsea and Manchester City, revelling when a proper defensive midfielder has been playing ahead of him.
The other two signings- Daniel James and Aaron Wan Bissaka have done very well too. While James has taken some criticism for a lack of a final ball, the Welshman has contributed to ten goals in all competitions. That has been justifiable for the fee he came for. As for Wan-Bissaka, the Englishman has been the third-best tackler in the division.
That is sure-shot proof that it is a myth that Solskjaer has no plan. If that isn’t enough, the chase of Jadon Sancho is firm proof that Solskjaer knows what he is doing.
While James has contributed to ten goals, the fee he came for makes him a player who will be a back-up option only. He is justifying his £15 million and is doing the job he had to do. He has given the impression of being the perfect defensive winger but he isn’t the best in the final third.
Lingard and Pereira aren’t right-wingers either. The last time United had a proper right-winger was during the Antonio Valencia days. Ever since he became a right-back under Louis van Gaal, United could never find the right player in that position.
Despite being 20, Sancho is one of the best in the position. The Borussia Dortmund man has a goals plus assist minus penalty tally of 1.44 per minute. That is an unreal number for a 20-year-old and a right-winger. Sancho has developed the final pass in the box that many players of his age will lack. He’s doing that at a very high level, also excelling in the UEFA Champions League.
The same stat for the English stood at 0.95 last season. It shows how clear the improvement has been from last season. It has helped him play regularly for the England national team and catapult himself into one of the best in the world.
In that sense, he is exactly what United need. Solskjaer has identified United’s weakness on the right side- something the others couldn’t do. He is doing about business in an effective manner, with his signing accuracy of pretty much 100 percent currently. He has done everything that should make United fans trust him with signings.