Paul Insi thinks that title rivals ” inconsistency may fall into Manchester United’s hands ” and admits that he is now “ excited ” by Solskjaer’s team despite earlier claiming that he “ doesn’t think the manager is right for the job ”
- Manchester United recovered from a difficult start to face a title challenge
- Old Trafford are now second in the Premier League after 16 games
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mission appeared to be in danger earlier this season
- He has recovered and Paul Ince admits he was surprised by the progress
Manchester United are looking their way to a title challenge and no one is more surprised than Paul Insi, who admits he never thought the Norwegian should have taken over.
Solshire had been on alert earlier this season after a disastrous start to the 2020-2021 season, and results such as the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham led by Jose Mourinho sparked alarm.
A series of 10 unbeaten matches and the failures of their rivals saw United return to the title race, as they search among the strongest candidates after less than three months of humiliation at Old Trafford from Tottenham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned Manchester United from a humble fugitive into a title competitor
United are heading towards the challenge for the title, to finish second after 10 matches unbeaten
After United appear, Ines is expecting a tense title race, and has revealed that he does not like Mourinho’s replacement by inexperienced Solskjaer in March 2019.
“I find it really exciting,” the former United and Liverpool star in the title race said on Sky Sports.
“In the past two seasons where we talked about United are in a rebuilding phase and they have changed a lot of managers.
At first I was talking about Olly. I didn’t think he was the right man for the job at the time.
Paul Ince was shocked by his rapid turnaround and admitted he was suspicious of Solshire
The Norwegian took over in December 2018 as a caretaker and has had a tough time since
“You think of Louis van Gaal, David Moyes and Mourinho – very experienced managers who handle a huge club. I wasn’t sure bringing Ole to work full time.”
It was inconsistent at times but very steady at the moment. It works very well. Seeing him there was unexpected because I thought it would take two to three years.
It looks like the title race will be so wide open as all contenders have faced a crisis at some point already this season. Liverpool suffered a 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa, and Arsenal stunned Chelsea and Manchester City lost 5-2 to Leicester.
Besides the astonishing form of United, Ince believes the rivals’ shaky shape has helped them
United haven’t properly contested in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson resigned. This might be their chance.
“It may be because of this strange season, and the difference in her performance has diminished,” said Ines.
“We saw a lot of contradictions and that could fall into the hands of Manchester United.”