Parker questions Solskjaer’s tactical decisions

Thu 10 December 2020 | 18:07

Paul Parker has talked about Solskjaer’s performance as a manager.

Manchester United’s

former player

Paul Parker

has talked about


tactical decisions after the club failed to progress in the

Champions League


"Solskjaer is too reliant on having two holding midfielders all the time. It doesn’t make sense,"

Parker star told Eurosport


"He’s going into a game where you can’t go looking for a draw, but when you’re putting out two holding players, their coach [Julian Nagelsmann] couldn’t believe what they were doing.

"That first half tells you why Manchester United got their team selection so wrong and you can’t just keep coming out against quality sides and changing your system for every game.

"When I played for United we were 4-4-2 and then when Eric Cantona came along it was 4-4-1-1. It was very flexible. Everyone would do every other person’s job. They’re not flexible in what they’re doing.

"Ole was a person who everyone liked, adored, idolised, respected as a player. I wonder if he’s really enjoying being the number one as a manager.

"That’s no disrespect to him but it’s that difficult, and would Ole be a good number two? I think he would be a great number two because of his nature.

"It’s difficult because I’ve met him on numerous occasions and I know what he’s like. I know the players who I played with that played with him and I want him to do well.

"Ex-Manchester United players on TV won’t condemn him because they are trying to be honest but they want to stay respectful to an ex-teammate."

source: SportMob