Man Utd stars ‘baffled’ by Solskjaer taking them to old training ground as cracks begin to show

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MANCHESTER UNITED stars were left “baffled” after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took them to the club’s former training ground before the defeat to City.

The under-fire Norwegian held a light session at The Cliff on Wednesday in a desperate bid to turn around his team’s disastrous run of form.

Manchester United stars trained at The Cliff before the defeat to City
Eamonn and James Clarke

United have trained at the Carrington base since Sir Alex Ferguson moved them out of The Cliff in 2000.

Solskjaer had hoped the change of scenery would inspire his players after the shocking 4-0 defeat to Everton.

But according to the Metro, a number of the stars were “baffled” after the boss explained his plan at the team hotel.

It is reported that the “majority” of United’s players did not find the trip down memory lane beneficial before the match.

Fergie moved his team out of The Cliff 19 years ago because the facilities were too basic and it was too open to the public.

But Solskjaer wanted his players to have a “reality check” to remind them of their responsibilities of playing for United.

After the defeat to the Toffees, he said: “Most of them have really impressed me in their attitude.

“But there are some that need to get a reality check on where they’re at.”


The Reds were also forced to change their traditional pre-match preparations because of roadworks in the area.

United usually stay at the Lowry Hotel before big home games, but had to stay at the Hilton instead.

Solskjaer’s master plan did not work and United were thumped 2-0 by Pep Guardiola’s men at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford after the 2-0 loss
PA:Press Association

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