OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER wants Manchester United to be a team of leaders — not just Bruno Fernandes.
The Portugal midfielder, 26, has been the Red Devils’ star man this term.
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Yet even he has shown signs of fatigue of late and opponents have started singling him out as the man to keep quiet.
Now, ahead of today’s Manchester derby, the United boss urged the rest of his players to step up.
Solskjaer said: “We expect everyone to be a leader, everyone to take that responsibility.
“Of course it might be Bruno, but I know teams are trying to man-mark him at times.
“Taking responsibility is important for everyone. Don’t wait for things to happen, you’ve got to make things happen.”
United are the only side in the country unbeaten on their travels.
Yet they have stuttered of late and Wednesday’s draw at Crystal Palace was their third successive goalless stalemate.
In the meantime, their Etihad neighbours have continued to steam ahead.
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But as much as he respects what Pep Guardiola is doing, Solskjaer reckons those hailing City’s approach need a reality check.
He added: “No one has invented any style by themselves. They have taken bits from other managers and teams.
“Every manager builds a team around a club’s culture and I have taken a lot from when I was here at United and in Norway.
“We have a culture at United we want to stick to. Traditions, built from Sir Matt and Sir Alex, of power and quick attacks.
“There have been loads of different ways of being successful and we as a club have been successful.
“We are getting better. The more time we get, the better we’ll become.”