WATCH: Michael Owen slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s lack of managerial philosophy as Man United crisis deepens
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as Manchester United hangs by a thread following Saturday’s 2-0 home loss to Manchester City and now Michael Owen has torn his tactical planning and approach apart in scathing comments that have become viral on social networks.
Olskjaer’s troubled reign at United continues to reach new lows, their abject performance against City adding to the pressure building around the Norwegian manager.
Now ex-United striker Owen has added to the debate, as he has suggested Solskjaer’s lack of a definite philosophy is the biggest flaw in his roster after nearly three years in charge at Old Trafford.
“Manchester United have put together a fantastic array of players but they don’t look like a team while Pep Guardiola, whatever team he’s leading, has a distinct style of play,” he told Premier League Productions.
âThis is what we look for in a manager and a coach is to make an impression.
“It’s a surprise you show up and with Manchester United you don’t know what team they’re going to play.
âThey bring together a bunch of players, all these great players from all over the world and they cut and change all the time.
âYou have to be able to see beyond the tip of your nose and think that’s the way we’re going to play no matter what. We’re going to buy players for these positions and now let’s play that way.
âIf things go wrong and you concede five against Liverpool you don’t think the defense is rubbish, let’s go ahead and put one more player in there. It’s ridiculous.”
You can watch Owen’s full rant below, with United legend Paul Scholes listening with some unease from the Old Trafford pitch side: