Manchester United legend Paul Ince has said that the Red Devils made a mistake to rush with the permanent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this year. The Norwegian tactician was initially appointed on an interim basis to replace Jose Mourinho in December 2018 and United thereafter went on an impressive run which included nine away wins.
As a result, he was handed with the permanent managerial role in March and that has coincided with the downslide in form for the Red Devils. United are currently languishing in the bottom half of the standings after managing just two wins from the opening eight games and Ince feels the club rushed with the decision on Solskjaer and they should have probably waited until the summer to choose the permanent head coach.
He told: “I’m not here to call for any manager to be sacked – I’ve been there, and it’s not a nice feeling. But, I will reiterate what I said before and the board should never have made the decision with Ole as quickly as they did. He went to Cardiff and took them down, then he went to Molde. So, what on earth makes the board think that he’s the right man for one of, if not the, biggest jobs in football? If they’d have waited until the end of the season and assessed the situation, I’m not sure whether they’d have appointed him. All they took into consideration was the excitement of PSG and a few other games.” With a genting bet promo code you can get odds of upto 100/1 on United even making a pace in the Champions League this season – that’s how bad the season has gone so far!
Solskjaer has guided the team to just five wins from the previous 23 matches and the away form has been a genuine concern. The Norwegian was handed with the permanent job after the shock 3-1 Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain but since then, the club have gone through a run of 11 matches across all competitions without a victory on the road. United are currently just two points ahead of the relegation places. They face a tough test after the international break with league leaders Liverpool making the trip to Old Trafford.