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Paul Ince Delivers A Brutal Assessment Of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Coaching Methods

James Hilsum

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Paul Ince Delivers A Brutal Assessment Of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Coaching Methods

If you're wondering whether Paul Ince is 'Ole in' or 'Ole Out', then you now have your answer.

The former Manchester United midfielder delivered a brutal assessment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's coaching methods, and believes his lack of experience is proving to be costly.

The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday, reportedly leaving the Norwegian with three games to save his job.

Ince has little confidence that the legendary former United player can turn the situation around, and even questioned his pedigree after being given the job in the first place.

"You can't have a manager who takes Cardiff down, then goes to Molde, and expect to come into the biggest club in the world and produce a team that's going to challenge the best teams in the world with the staff that he's got," the club's former midfielder told The United Stand in quotes published by FourFourTwo.

"You've got an under-23 coach [Kieran McKenna] come up from the academy. He's got Michael Carrick - no coaching experience. Micky Phelan - I don't know what he does. That's his team.

"This is his coaching staff. So, you analyse that with the world-class players that you've got in the team and we keep mentioning tactics and not getting the best out of the players.

"Look at that staff. This is the staff that Ole says is 'very good, brilliant.' It's a load of b*llocks because they are conceding goals for fun.

"Are they doing defensive work? Do they know where the players need to be when the ball is in a certain position?"

PA: Manchester United's players walk out of the tunnel.
PA: Manchester United's players walk out of the tunnel.

The former Blackburn Rovers boss then made a tongue-in-cheek request to Solskjaer to observe the squad being put through their paces at the club's Carrington training base.

"I'd actually like to go to Carrington and watch a week of what they do in training. I'd love to see it. I don't know whether they are playing five-a-side, a bit of volleyball and all that rubbish, head tennis. I don't know what they are doing but I'd like to go.

"I'd like Ole to invite me in for a week and say: 'Paul this is what we're doing and this is how we do it', because I'm not seeing any stuff on the weekend that says to me that we work at this, work at that."

The Red Devils are back in Premier League action on Saturday when they take on Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, ahead of what could be a make-or-break week for Solskjaer.

After facing Spurs, they take on Atalanta the following Tuesday before hosting Manchester City at Old Trafford on 6th November.

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester United, Premier League, Michael Carrick, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

James Hilsum
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