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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Told He's 'Misusing' Five Manchester United Players, It's Hard To Argue

James Hilsum


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Told He's 'Misusing' Five Manchester United Players, It's Hard To Argue

Ian Wright has slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for misusing five players during his time as Manchester United boss.

The Arsenal legend and Match of the Day pundit believes that the full potential of Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho has not been utilised by the Norwegian.

Wright is mystified regarding the lack of game time for all five players and feels some drastic changes are needed at Old Trafford.

"I'm hearing that Harry Maguire's not fit enough right now, but he's still playing when you've got Eric Bailly there," he told the Ringer FC podcast in quots published by the Daily Star.

"You've got Donny van de Beek. Jadon Sancho cost £70m [£73m].

"I know he [Sancho] maybe wasn't fit at the start of the season but that guy has been brought in to create chances and to play on the right-hand side, which doesn't work anywhere near as effectively as the left.

"But he can't get a game. Paul Pogba is still the highest assister in the Premier League, he can't get a game.

"So, you think to yourself, "what the hell is going on and how long can this continue?"

PA: Jesse Lingard
PA: Jesse Lingard

"Jesse Lingard! How's Jesse Lingard had a season like he had at West Ham and come back and now can't get into that Manchester United team?

"He's one of the best pressers you will see, the man's killing it for England and killing it for West Ham. Come on man!"

PA: Paul Ince
PA: Paul Ince

The former Gunners striker is the latest in a series of big names to question Solskjaer's decisions at United, with Paul Ince also doubting the Norwegian's methods.

Sokskjaer reportedly has three games left to save his job, with former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte being heavily linked to replace him.

The Red Devils are next in action on Saturday with a trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to face Spurs, before facing Atalanta in the Champions League the following Tuesday. A massive week ends with the visit of Manchester City to Old Trafford on 6th November.

Topics: Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Manchester United, Ian Wright, Premier League, Jadon Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly

James Hilsum
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