Manchester United have a serious discipline problem when matches turn against them.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be firm with his players to get rid of the chaos or else their self-discipline will continue at Spurs.
Last week’s shocking 5-0 result against Liverpool highlighted United’s poor discipline.
Paul Pogba was sent off for dangerously poor play on Naby Keita but Solskjaer’s side could have easily finished the match. eight men.
Cristiano Ronaldo was fortunate to stay on the field due to his criticism of Curtis Jones while Bruno Fernandes presented a nasty challenge to the player’s own ankle.
Another day with another referee they could have followed Pogba down the Old Trafford tunnel.
Anthony Martial was also shown a red card with United trailing in the 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham last season due to a slap on Eric Lamela, so Solskjaer needs to send a message of self-discipline.
Solskjaer captain Harry Maguire also plays a role in improving the behavior of his teammates, starting with Fernandes.
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The Portuguese midfielder always grumbles – either with words or with his body language.
Solskjaer or Maguire needs to get a word out due to his overt opposition to the referees in every match and it could cost his team in the end.
Saturday referee Stuart Atwell can also be proactive by managing discipline on the court by speaking up and warning players to stay calm rather than react with cards.
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