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Solskjaer Would Rather Have ‘Hole In The Squad Than An A***hole’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would rather have “a hole in his squad than an a***hole”.
The Manchester United boss has opened up about how vital the right “personality” is for players at the club and explained he’d rather lose a bit of quality in order to ensure the right squad dynamic.
Speaking to fanzine United We Stand, he said:
“I’d rather have a hole in the squad than an a***hole.
“Personality is so important. We’re a team in a team environment.
“You want players to have a bit of ego and edge but they have to be able to adapt.”
He also insisted his squad last season – which he inherited from Jose Mourinho – had “some personal agendas” which he felt the need to address before the current campaign got underway.
“In March 2019, players were physically tired, mentally tired and we had injuries. The players started with negative thinking, whereas now it’s positive thinking.
“There were other things I didn’t like last year, some personal agendas which couldn’t be sorted out until the summer.
“There will always be players who want to play more in football, but if a team is to be successful then players have to be available at different times.
“I feel in this group we don’t have one bad apple.”