‘They gave him the job far too hastily… every game becomes must-win’: Paul Ince casts doubt on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United after Crystal Palace defeat
Paul Ince has cast doubt on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position as Manchester United manager, admitting he feels the former striker was given the role ‘far too hastily.’
Ince has spoken out on Solskjaer’s job following United’s recent poor home defeat by Crystal Palace.
The result followed on from a stalemate against Wolves in which United squandered the opportunity for victory after confusion over penalty takers.
Paul Ince feels the pressure is cranked up on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who got the job ‘hastily’
Now, Ince feels the pressure is cranked up on his former club and each and every game becomes ‘must-win’ for Solskjaer.
‘The pressure is back on Ole, which is why I said they needed to hit the ground running,’ said Ince exclusively to Paddy Power news.
‘People will be starting to question whether he’s the right man for the job. It means that every game, like Southampton, becomes must-win.
Solskjaer has the backing of Old Trafford but has taken just four points from nine so far
Ince feels every game has now become ‘must-win’ for the Norwegian manager
‘They gave him the job far too hastily for my liking, but you have to be patient with him now he’s in, he has to be given time to build his vision. It’s about fans managing their expectations of United.
‘For years and years United were always up there, challenging for the title, competitive with City, Liverpool, Tottenham etc – but things have changed.
‘Since Sir Alex left, that’s not the same. It’s going to be a long building process to get back to anywhere near that level,’ Ince added.
United return to action on Saturday, for an early kick-off on the south coast against Southampton.
Ralph Hasenhuttl began the campaign with back-to-back defeats, but enter the showdown with United fresh off the back of an impressive 2-0 win over Brighton along with a Carabao Cup victory against Fulham.