Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his Manchester United squad players it is not his job to keep them happy, as several fringe men prepare for a campaign with limited game time.
The Norwegian has an over-inflated squad, with the club so far unable to sell players who aren’t key to Solskjaer’s plans.
Phil Jones is still at the club but made only two Premier League matchday squads last season. Marcos Rojo is another player who they are willing to sell but no deals have been agreed.
Andreas Pereira has missed out on both squads so far this season, Jesse Lingard did not play the first league game and Sergio Romero has fallen down the pecking order with the return of Dean Henderson from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
“You know, players are happy when they win well and win games, I am too, it’s not my job to keep them happy,” Solskjaer said ahead of his side’s trip to Brighton. “It’s to pick players to get results, and up to them to be fit and be ready when called upon.”