Former Manchester United believes Manchester United needs a dirty player.
Since the arrival of
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
, it was obvious that the Norwegian would not play a dirty football under no circumstances. His performance in charge ofManchester United
has been acceptable so far as they finished third last season. This season it was a bit mixed.
Manchester United got knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage and were defeated at the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. But they are currently second in the Premier League table.
thinks United should be a bit more dirty if they want to win a trophy.
He told Betfair of efforts to bring a four-year barren run to a close:
“It's now four semi-finals in a row that United have failed to win and this is a bad habit that they need to break. Four times in a row is too many to be just a coincidence.
“Sometimes the pressure and the high expectations can get to players when they need to take that step to reach a final. United need to evaluate what is going on in these important matches and try to correct it. Winning a trophy is a big step in the right direction and unfortunately they have missed out on another.
“Sometimes when you have these derbies in important matches, it's not about momentum or form, it's about how much you want it, how smart and cunning the players are, if necessary use some dirty tricks, do whatever it takes to win.
“Sometimes you need to be like this and, like Jose Mourinho said: ‘You need to be b*stards to win trophies’. I don't see enough of that from United in these important matches.
“They're missing someone who is dirty in the team, someone who can show the aggression that would give them an edge. United are too nice at times.”