Paul Ince has hit out at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff for their training tactics, insisting he’d love to be invited to Carrington to see what they are working on.
The Manchester United boss is making all the headlines of late following the club’s humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
It was a performance that exposed Solskjaer’s tactical flaws up against Jurgen Klopp, had fans leaving Old Trafford at half-time, and left the club eight points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
Former Red Devil Ince has now hit out at Solskjaer’s lack of coaching experience, along with the likes of first-team coach Michael Carrick, disagreeing with the Norwegian’s belief his support network are key to his project at the club.
‘You can’t have a manager who’s took 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,’ Ince said.
‘You’ve got an under-23 coach 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…” load of b******s because they are conceding goals for fun.’
United have conceded in each of their last 13 home games meaning they are without a clean sheet at home since April.
United’s back four were all over the place as Liverpool ran riot on Sunday and it’s left Ince questioning exactly the sort of drills Solskjaer is doing at Carrington, that’s left the 54-year-old begging for an invite to the training ground to observe.
‘Are they doing defensive work? Do they know where the players need to be when the ball is in a certain position?’ Ince continued.
‘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.’
United will hope to get back to winning ways when they take on Tottenham on Saturday.
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