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Ian Wright blames Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Man United’s 5-0 rout by rivals Liverpool

Ian Wright blames Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Man United’s 5-0 rout by rivals Liverpool and claims their players ‘didn’t look like they knew what they were doing’

  • Ian Wright believes Liverpool are a ‘million miles’ ahead of Manchester United
  • He says this is because of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s inability to coach his players
  • He blames Solskjaer for not getting the best out of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw
  • Wright also praised Liverpool for their ability to adapt without some key players


Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Liverpool are a ‘million miles’ ahead of Manchester United because of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s inability to coach his players. 

The Devils suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s men at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon – leaving them seventh in the Premier League table.   

Wright says the Manchester United players ‘don’t look like they know what they are doing’ on the pitch and blames Solskjaer for not getting the best out of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.  

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright (above) believes Liverpool are a ‘million miles’ ahead of Manchester United because of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s inability to coach his players

The Devils suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's men at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon (above) - leaving them seventh in the Premier League table

The Devils suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s men at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon (above) – leaving them seventh in the Premier League table

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Wright said: ‘This game was hyped up as one of the biggest in the world and rightly so because of the stature of the two clubs.

‘But Liverpool are a million miles in front of Manchester United today. I think that comes down to the way that they are coached if I am totally honest. 

‘It is chalk and cheese. You can listen to Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], you can listen to Harry Maguire talking about taking the blame on themselves but the way they are playing is all over the place. 

Wright says that the United players 'don't look like they know what they are doing' because Solskjaer (above) hasn't coached them how to press and win the ball

Wright says that the United players ‘don’t look like they know what they are doing’ because Solskjaer (above) hasn’t coached them how to press and win the ball 

Wright praised Shaw (above) and Maguire for their form at Euro 2020

However, he believes they are dropped off since then because of Solskjaer

Wright also blames Solskjaer for not getting the best out of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw

He went on to add: ‘It wouldn’t have mattered what midfield you put in there today, because for me they are not looking like they are coached to press. 

‘So, it doesn’t matter if it is Pogba or if it is Fred or McTominay. If you are going to sit off people and not go and close them down to win the ball to play it to people with pace like Greenwood and Rashford then you will mistakes from Maguire and Shaw – who we saw have unbelievable Euros. 

‘They were playing better. They were more coached. At the moment, they don’t look like they know what they are doing.’  

Wright says 'it wouldn't have mattered' what midfield played against Liverpool as they do not know how to press and win the ball to launch a counter attack

Wright says ‘it wouldn’t have mattered’ what midfield played against Liverpool as they do not know how to press and win the ball to launch a counter attack

Wright says United must be better at winning the ball and playing it to players like Greenwood

Wright says United must be better at winning the ball and playing it to players like Greenwood

Wright also credited Liverpool for their performance and praised their ability to adapt without some of their key players. 

The TV pundit believes they were able to do so because of the squad’s philosophy. He said: ‘Everybody knows what they’re doing in that team so when people come out or people come in, nothing changes.

‘We know what Liverpool are going to do. They’re going to close from the front and then from the back, Henderson and Keita they’re going to get in.’

Wright also praised Liverpool (above) for their ability to adapt without some key players

Wright also praised Liverpool (above) for their ability to adapt without some key players



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