- Aug 14, 2015
- Not far enough
It's astonishing that people can't seem to understand that not every player is ready for first team minutes right away. And then start spinning theories and claiming they are true.It's unbelievable that people can't seem to grasp that the first team football manager is responsible for the development of young players who have been signed from other first team playing squads.
Pellistri apparently who Solskjaer wanted, only made his first team debut two years later under Erik ten Hag. Amad Diallo from memory was given a start in a dead rubber EPL game away to Wolves, and imo he was the best player on the pitch. I then remember Solskjaer throwing Amad on in a game against AC Milan in the Europa League and he made a instant impact by scoring the opening goal in a game that was on a knife edge. Amad's reward for that performance was to go back to being a bit part player before eventually being loaned.
I very much doubt either Garnacho or Mainoo would've made their senior debuts under Solskjaer at this stage. But ten Hag has not only integrated Garnacho into the first team squad he's also given a full start to a 17 year old midfielder in a league Cup quarter final.
And that's the difference between ten Hag who has developed players who have performed at the highest level like the Champions League and Solskjaer who never did.