Chelsea legend slams Solskjaer for his tactical approach in goalless draw against Chelsea

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Chelsea legend Tony Cascarino has slammed Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his tactical approach against the Blues at the weekend.

The former Blues striker feels the Norwegian was the more pragmatic of the two managers, and was less than impressed he played a negative team despite having quality options on the bench.

“Given Chelsea’s issues in defence, I can understand why Frank Lampard adopted a more defensive approach,” he wrote in The Times.

“Yet it was remarkable that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked such a negative team.

“Scott McTominay and Fred offered no creativity from midfield and Dan James is woefully out of form in attack.

“They were crying out for a driving force from midfield and yet Donny van de Beek remained on the bench. He is a game-changer; the type of player who can turn draws into victories.

“He must be wondering why United signed him. If Solskjaer harbours serious ambitions of challenging for the title, he must be prepared to take more risks.”