One change Solskjaer must make after Manchester United’s Champions League elimination

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to find a tactical system that will suit the players and help them build better partnerships on the pitch.

Speaking about the problem persisting with Man United after the loss to RB Leipzig and why they need to fix it, Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “They looked like a team that didn’t know how to play with a back five.

“Listen, when you play more as a back three, but when you play like they were, pinned back as a back five, you still look disjointed and they couldn’t defend crosses.

“They were being overrun totally in midfield as well. I think Manchester United need to have a plan.

“A strategy of playing consistently so that players can start to build relationships based off of memory, based on knowing where people are going to be on the pitch.”

The team reverted back to the 3-5-2 formation against Leipzig for the first time since that away win against PSG in the Champions League earlier this season.

But the result showed the tactical system backfired as we were eliminated from the Champions League after being defeated 3-2 by RB Leipzig.