ed a scathing attack on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester Uniteds current situation. United suffered their fifth straight match without a win as they were stunned by Newcastle on Sunday - Matty Longstaff netting the only goal at St James Park. The result left the Red Devils 12th in the Premier League table and just two points above the relegation zone - with their next fixture against table toppers Liverpool after the international break. And United legend Ince has torn into the total lack of leadership, quality and character in the team. “We’re only eight games into the season, so to be talking about Manchester United having to turn their season around is incredible, but that’s where they’re at, Ince told Paddy Power. Man Utd suffered a shock defeat to Newcastle this weekend (Image: EMPICS Sport) Read MoreRelated ArticlesSack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Mirror Football writers decide if Man Utd boss should be fired “You’re talking about a side that have just lost 5-0 to Leicester , and it’s embarrassing for Ole that Newcastle will have gone into that game thinking, we’re playing Manchester United at home, this is a great chance of turning things around and responding to that loss. “That, for me, is a sign of how bad things have truly got – they thought Ole’s side were easy pickings, and they were right to. “What we saw on Sunday was a Manchester United team completely void of confidence, but more worryingly, completely void of direction. “There’s a total lack of leadership, quality and character in the team and at the club. All of the things you associate with a United team simply aren’t there. Paul Ince has taken aim at the lack of quality and character in the Man Utd side (Image: EMPICS Sport) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMarcus Rashford sends message to Man Utd fans after Newcastle loss “I’m not here to call for any manager to be sacked – I’ve been there, and it’s not a nice feeling
– but I will reiterate what I said before and say that the board should never have made the decision with Ole as quickly as they did. “In my eyes, what had he achieved to deserve that job? “He went to Cardiff and took them down, then he went to Molde.
So, what on earth makes the board think that he’s the right man for one of, if not the, biggest jobs in football?” Ince is not impressed by the lack of leadership at Man Utd (Image: Action Images via Reuters) Read MoreRelated Art2018年今期玄机图片 iclesGary Neville and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in agreement over Man Utd vs Liverp
ool fixture David de Gea gave an emotional interview to Sky Sports after the defeat at St James Park in which he insisted this was the worst period of his time at United. And Ince has picked up on the Spaniards words and hit out at de Gea, who signed a fresh five year contract last month, as clueless and an inspirational leader. “I watched David De Gea’s post-match interview and I was at a loss, Ince said. “He’s meant to be one of the leaders, if that was Peter Schmeichel standing there, there’s no ch
ance you’d have seen that interview. Read MoreMirror Footballs Top StoriesTransfer News LIVESolskjaer confirms Sanchez u-turnKlopp to avoid FA Cup backlashFA Cup fifth round draw in full “Rather than him addressing and recognising where the team were going wrong, it just felt like ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.’ “This is one of the top players, the leaders at Manchester United, who has just signed a five-year contract! “And he looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on. If you’re a United fan listening to your goalkeeper, one of the main leaders in the team, and that’s the interview you here you’d be right to be disgraced. “I’d be look
ing thinking, Jesus, he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on – I bet he’s regretting signing that contract.” Paul Ince was speaking exclusively to Paddy Power News. To read more, visit news.paddypower.com