Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has hit back at doubters questioning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impact at Manchester United as “nonsense”
This comes in light of comments made by former United midfielder Paul Ince, who suggested that “anyone” could have come in and achieved what Solskjaer has managed as interim coach.
The Norwegian has won all six of his opening games in charge at United and has revitalised the squad’s style, which has seen the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford return to their best.
And Carragher is certain that Solskjaer’s feats are worthy of praise.
“A lot has been written about Solskjaer and everything being very, very positive on the surface,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“I think underneath that, a lot of people were looking at it before the Spurs game and thought: ‘Anyone could have gone in there and done that’. It’s nonsense. It’s absolute nonsense.
“He’s made big decisions by leaving people out – [Romelu] Lukaku, an £80 million striker, on the bench. When he’s brought him on he’s made an impact.
“You think of Jose Mourinho, people were saying these games were easy. Last season, when Manchester United finished second and got to a FA Cup final, Mourinho lost three games to promoted teams.
“So it’s not easy to go and wipe the floor with these teams. He’s made a great start to his career.”
The Red Devils will be back in action on Saturday at Old Trafford to face Brighton in a Premier League match.