Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to hold himself responsible should Manchester United fail to compete for the Premier League title this season.
He stated that the coach should take responsibility because he was exclusively in charge of presenting the squad challenging for the title.
Matic spoke to reporters ahead of Serbia's European qualifier against Portugal on Saturday.
"The coach must opt for the team that will fight for the title and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility," he said.
"I have been in football for a long time, I have played almost all the games for all the clubs in the last 10 years. In order for me to play, one had to sit on the bench and accept that fact, and so do I now."
Matic, who rose to fame playing for Portuguese giants, Benifica, arrived at Old Trafford from Chelsea in 2017. He has only played 22 minutes in the last four matches this season, which was his one appearance as a substitute against Southampton where he came in the 68th minute.
Manchester United, under the ownership of business moguls, 'Glazers family', have failed to make transfer statements and consistently compete for the English Premier League title.
The red devils last won the league title in 2013. For the present 2019-20 season, they are eighth on the table after four games, already trailing league leaders, Liverpool, by seven points.