Solskjaer says some Manchester United players require a reality check

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that some Red Devil players require a reality check following the club’s poor run of form over the past month. The Red Devils have won just two of their previous seven matches across all competitions and this has dropped them outside of the top four while being eliminated from the FA Cup and Champions League.

Speaking in a news conference, Ole said that he is impressed with most of the players in the current setup, though a few require a reality check ahead of a crucial run of fixtures, he quipped: “Most of the players have really impressed me with their attitude. But of course there are some that need to get a reality check on where they’re at.

When asked whether Anthony Martial is included in that list, Ole replied in the affirmative and suggested that every other forward within the squad should perform to the expectations of the club, he added: “I’ve spoken to individuals – and Anthony is one I’ve spoken to – and they know what we expect. He has a massive talent, he signed a new deal and he knows we believe in him, so he needs to keep on working. Anyone that plays for Manchester United has to deliver to stay in the squad and Anthony is not different to the other forwards like Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez we have to choose from.”

United are scheduled to face Everton on the road on Sunday and the match should provide them with a difficult test, considering the Toffees have recently excelled in front of their supporters. In fact, they have beaten the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal during the past two home games while grabbing a valuable point during the Merseyside derby against Liverpool. Marco Silva’s side will be eyeing their maiden triumph over Manchester United since 2015.