Manchester United legend Andy Cole has criticised the tactical approach of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following Sunday’s draw at Chelsea, Solskjaer’s tactics have been questioned by Cole, who was his former Old Trafford teammate, and accused him of going against a key piece of Sir Alex Ferguson advice.
This is what Cole told the Mirror:
“Playing under Sir Alex Ferguson, the only thing he used to say to us was ‘Go out and enjoy yourselves and entertain’.
“That’s what United are supposed to do, you’re supposed to entertain. You have to show your opponents respect, but you can’t fear them.
“Everyone wants to be tight, of course. You don’t want to concede goals, goalkeepers buzz off that and so do defenders.
“But if you concede a goal and you’re scoring goals yourself, I don’t think anyone’s that fussed, because you’re playing the way United should play.
“If you look back, United’s history is about playing good football, trying to win games playing a certain way, not being tight at the back and trying to nick a 1-0 win.
“United cannot play like that, and when they’ve tried to, they’ve come unstuck. If you’re ever going to win the league, you have to knock over the big teams as well. Draws aren’t going to do it.”
The Norwegian has often deploy a more pragmatic approach in big games which has resulted in the club not winning any game against our “big six” rivals, but might look to change his tactics after recent criticisms.