Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blasts 'snowflake' Man Utd players
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has branded some of the Manchester United players he managed as ‘snowflakes’ and claims many would not have survived during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
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Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a player at United and was a key part of the treble-winning side which won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999.
The Norwegian was initially brought in as a caretaker manager to replace Jose Mourinho in December 2018 but an upturn in form saw him land the job on a permanent basis.
Solskjaer was sacked three years later following a run of one win in seven Premier League games, which included a heavy 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool.
Speaking at a Q&A on Friday, Solskjaer commented on the comparisons between the environment at United when he played to the one he experienced as a manager.
‘The lads in that dressing room were absolutely fantastic,’ Solskjaer said.
‘Keano was the leader, the one everyone looked up to. David May was the joker, the clown. Gary [Neville] is still the busiest and was the busiest back then as well. Nicky [Butt] and Giggsy [Ryan Giggs] were the entertainers.
‘It was just a fantastic dressing room. Winners, who hated losing. They had a few fights, like you should do, after bad games. You had to shake each other up.
‘If you do that to the boys now, they will get their dad, or their mum, or their agents… snowflakes. Not many of today’s lot would have survived in that dressing room.’
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