First team players 'harbour reservations' about Kieran McKenna
- McKenna has been working with the first team since Mourinho's days.
- His sessions are reportedly more suited to the Academy.
- Players are said to feel unprepared for matches.
Kieran McKenna is one of the key members of Ole Gunnar Solskjear's backroom staff. Aged just 33, he is also the youngest person in the dugout excluding the players.
The Daily Mail wrote on 24 September that some players 'harbour reservations' about McKenna's role though. Now Metro and their reporter Sean Kearns insist the story is true. They claim certain first teamers feel unprepared for matches and the Northern Irishman is the direct responsible. His attacking drills are said to be more suited to the Academy.
McKenna joined from Tottenham in 2016 and initially worked as a coach with U18s. He was then promoted by Jose Mourinho in 2018.
It's at least weird to hear rumours of discontent at Ole's assistant. McKenna has always been considered the 'geeky' one in Solskjaer's backroom staff with a lot of influence on United's offensive play. But since United hardly manage goals this season, it's no surprise such gossip makes headlines.