Michael Owen's rant on Solskjaer and Man United after City loss was so scathing it's gone viral

Michael Owen delivered a very passionate rant about Solskjaer and Man Utd

Manchester United were made to look extremely ordinary by Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

United were completely outclassed from start to finish as Pep Guardiola’s side ran out 2-0 winners.

It’s just the latest of a string of poor results for the Red Devils.

Michael Owen was covering the game as a pundit for Optus Sport.

And to say he was livid at the final whistle was an understatement.

The former England striker delivered a scathing rant about United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that has gone viral. Watch it below…

He started, per the Metro: “Manchester United have collected a fantastic array of players but they don’t look like a team whereas Pep Guardiola whatever team he manages they’ve got a distinct style of play.

“That’s what you look for in a manager and a coach is to put your impression on it.

“It’s a surprise that you turn up and with Manchester United you don’t know what formation they’re going to play. They are collecting a load of players all these great players from around the world and they are chopping and changing all the time.

“You’ve got to be able to see further than the end of your nose and think this is the way we’re going to play no matter what. We are going to buy players for these positions and now let’s play this way.



“If things go wrong and you concede five against Liverpool you don’t think the defence is rubbish let’s go and put one more player in there. It’s ridiculous.

“I go back to what Jurgen Klopp did at Liverpool and he’s the best exponent at it he came in and said this is how we’ll play, our full-backs will bomb forward, we are going to have a sitting midfield and play three up front. It weeds out the weak. The poor players get weeded out because they get exposed in a formation.

“All Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does, as soon as there is a weak player he covers for him and puts even more defenders in and in the meantime you’re buying hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of players. Don’t do that, weed out the weak, if you’re not good enough get someone else.

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“All they are doing at the moment is covering for weaknesses and looking at the next week and thinking good team lets play loads of defenders. Bad team, let’s play a load of attackers. It’s rubbish, that’s not how you go about things. You need a long-term plan.

“Weed out the rubbish if that’s the case but you have to go through a bit of pain on the way. If their target is to win the league then that’s how they’ve got to do it.”

Owen has been getting a lot of praise for his rant. View some of the reaction below…


United now have a two-week break until their next match, which comes against Watford on November 20.

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