Solskjaer’s managerial capability questioned after defeat to Chelsea

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Craig Burley has raised doubts over Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s credentials.

The Red Devils ended our 19-match unbeaten run with a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

The former Chelsea midfielder is unsure of the Norwegian’s managerial capabilities and if he can challenge the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.

He told ESPN FC: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left out [Paul] Pogba, [Anthony] Martial and [Mason] Greenwood, that has been the hub of what Manchester United have been good at, that slick passing play, that linkup with [Bruno] Fernandes. 

“He made that big decision because they’re prioritising the top four it seems, but they’ve got West Ham who are safe at home in midweek, I mean come on. 

“This just says to me again, there is and will be in my opinion – until proven otherwise next year when it comes to the crux fight with Liverpool and Manchester City – a question mark over this manager. 

“That remains not just off today’s result, as a generalisation, until he proves otherwise that this club are toppling those clubs that I mentioned, that question mark is not going to go away.”