The best manager Man United have ever had in the club history is so legendary coach Alex Ferguson and since his retirement, the Red Devils have struggled to replace him.

David Moyes left Everton to take up the job but failed woefully. Louis Van Gaal was also asked to operate at Alex Ferguson’s level but he couldn’t achieve that. Even Jose Mourinho failed to deliver the Alex Ferguson-like result.

Former Man United player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has the baton and is nowhere close to Alex Ferguson.

Graeme Souness feels manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been getting it wrong with his recruitment, hinting that he can begin to achieve success like Alex Ferguson if it is corrected.

He argues that the decision to sign Donny van der Beek is questionable because he doesn’t understand the rationale behind bringing in another number 10 with the team he already has.

Graeme Souness stated that there was no need to bring in Donny van de Beek to the team when you have not signed a centre-defender or an attacker because the Red Devils already have Bruno Fernandes who had pair with Paul Pogba.

According to him, you make the team more vulnerable with the former Ajax player and Bruno Fernandes on the same lineup. He also noted that both of them have not played together.

While questioning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his involvement in the signing of Donny Van De Beek, Graeme Souness said he would have asked the club not to make the move or insisted on the signature of other positions if he were to be the manager.

However, the former Ajax player is yet to start any game in the Premier League and that cast no doubt on the words of Graeme Souness.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always insisted on making the best use of the players in his team.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.