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Paul Ince has not been overly impressed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's start at Manchester United.

Paul Ince thinks 'anybody' could have done the job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done at Man United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has transformed Manchester United's season.

Man United were clearly in a downward spiral under Jose Mourinho.

At the time of his departure, United had only collected 26 points from their opening 17 Premier League games and were 11 points off the top four.

But the decision to replace Mourinho with Solskjaer has proved to be a masterstroke.

United have won eight and drawn one with the Norwegian manager in charge.

Before Saturday's games, United were only two points behind Chelsea, showing what a magnificent job Solskjaer has done.

While the majority of the footballing world is praising Solskjaer, it seems not everyone has been convinced.

Paul Ince, who played for United for six seasons, is not getting carried away with Solskjaer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gone unbeaten in his first nine games at Man United, but Paul Ince isn't impressed

He appeared on BT Sport on Saturday and made some bizarre comments about the interim manager.

When pressed by Robbie Savage, Ince claimed that 'anybody' could do what Solskjaer had done.

He then went on to say that himself, Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes could have been as successful as Solskjaer if given the role.

Watch his comments below:

They are some truly unique comments. He really has made a fool out of himself.

Football fans were quick to ridicule Ince for his bizarre opinion.

That isn't the first time Ince has played down the job Solskjaer has done, however.

Just a few days a go, Ince urged United fans to not get carried away with Solskjaer and argued it was too early to give him the job on a permanent basis.

"People are getting ahead of themselves in suggesting that Solskjaer should be made permanent manager," Ince wrote in his PaddyPower column, per the Daily Mail.

"The game against Burnley, despite coming back into it, proved that the team aren’t there yet. I’m not saying he’s not done well, he’s been fantastic, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready for the job yet.

Paul Ince thinks 'anybody' could have done the job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done at Manchester United

"It’s far too early to give him a job of this magnitude yet. You’re talking about someone who has been managing at Molde – no disrespect to Ole.

"Are United not looking for someone with more presence? If things start going pear-shaped, has he got the presence to deal with it? The experience and the CV to manage players like Paul Pogba?

"It winds me up when people suggest that Pochettino isn’t the right man for the job just because he hasn’t won anything. It’s mental.

"He’s done more with that Tottenham side than other clubs have done with triple the budget! If you’re basing it off trophies, Solskjaer hasn’t won anything. Does that mean he should be ruled out, too? It’s a stupid argument."

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