Man united better under Solskjaer than Ten Hag — Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas won his first Premier League title in 2015

Man united better under Solskjaer than Ten Hag — Fabregas

Faruq Ibrahim 23:24 - 01.03.2024

Former and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas draws a contrast between Manchester United's period under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and their current boss Erik ten Hag.

Cesc Fabregas isn't holding back on his views about Manchester United's current state under Erik ten Hag, contrasting it starkly with the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer days. 

According to Fabregas, United had their game on lock with a clear game plan under Ole, but now, things seem to be unraveling without a clear strategy under Ten Hag.

Fabregas Calls Out United's Strategy Shift

Dishing out his thoughts on the Planet Premier League podcast, Fabregas pointed out the stark differences between the two managerial eras, saying, "I have to say as well that I don't know the numbers, but with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] there were some good big games.”

“They used to have a structure, they had a plan. At least you saw a plan, which was to defend well and have great breaks and this is exactly what Manchester United don't have at the moment." It's a clear nod to the past when United had a discernible approach to their game, something Fabregas feels is missing now.

Cesc Fabregas is shocked by Salah's rise to the top.
Cesc Fabregas is shocked by Salah's rise to the top.

Alarm Bells Over United's Current Form

Fabregas didn't mince words about United's recent woes, especially after the Fulham debacle, saying, "Looking carefully at the counters that Fulham did to them and the way they were done, it makes the alarm bells go for a very, very long period of time." 

His critique goes deep, questioning the tactical solidity of Ten Hag's side, which seems vulnerable, especially on the counter. It's a significant concern that Fabregas believes needs urgent attention, especially with the high-stakes Manchester derby on the horizon.

With Solskjaer's tenure marked by a clear identity, despite its challenges, Fabregas's critique shines a spotlight on United's current tactical ambiguity under Ten Hag. 

As United gears up for their clash against Manchester City, the pressure is on, and the football world will be watching closely to see if Ten Hag can dispel the doubts and steer United back to a coherent and winning path.

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