Paul Ince gave his opinion on his former club, Man United this week. He told TalkSport that he thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will finish in the bottom half of the Premier League.
Some Man United fans may disagree with some of what the ex-midfielder had to say. However, I think most will appreciate that he didn’t hold back and spoke on behalf of the fans.
Ince raised his concerns over what is actually going on behind the scenes at Old Trafford. He wants to know what is going on the training ground. The interview allowed him to be honest and get a lot off his chest.
Ince compared the current Man United players to other Premier League giants. While he appreciates that the younger players at Old Trafford are talented and will take time to gel, he also has concerns.
If Frank Lampard’s youngsters at Chelsea are performing well, he doesn’t understand what’s going on with Solskjaer’s men. Liverpool is another team with two young centre backs and they’re coping fine too. Ince wants answers just like fans do.
Paul spoke about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s post-match interviews. The current manager always talks about how hard the team are working. However, Ince wants to know what they’re actually working on.
The lack of attack, shots and chances created are raising concerns. Fans are wondering what is going on inside training sessions and so is Paul.
The biggest thing he spoke about which I agree with massively was the fact that there’s no leader.
Past leaders at Old Trafford include Roy Keane, Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce. He claims that players like these who are natural-born leaders are a thing of the past.
He compared the current team to the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. The standard simply isn’t there. When players like David Beckham came to Old Trafford, he said that all the players would teach you what it was to actually be a Man United player.
Ince doesn’t think this new team have that capability. I think a lot of fans will appreciate that.
Instead of just criticising, he actually gave Solskjaer something to work on. That is finding a leader. However, it won’t solve all the problems, but it is a start.
Ince thinks players like Harry Maguire and Axel Tuanzebe need to be grown as leaders. Players like David De Gea have been with the club for around 10 years now but they don’t seem to be frustrated and they should be.
I am not a fan of Manchester United but I agree with every word Ince has said. There’s no main man on the pitch. These players should be angry and wanting more but fans don’t see it. Changes need to happen quickly.