Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Liverpool are a ‘million miles’ ahead of Manchester United because of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s inability to coach his players.

The Devils suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s men at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon – leaving them seventh in the Premier League table.

Wright says the Manchester United players ‘don’t look like they know what they are doing’ on the pitch and blames Solskjaer for not getting the best out of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Wright said: ‘This game was hyped up as one of the biggest in the world and rightly so because of the stature of the two clubs.

‘But Liverpool are a million miles in front of Manchester United today. I think that comes down to the way that they are coached if I am totally honest.

‘It is chalk and cheese. You can listen to Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], you can listen to Harry Maguire talking about taking the blame on themselves but the way they are playing is all over the place.

He went on to add: ‘It wouldn’t have mattered what midfield you put in there today, because for me they are not looking like they are coached to press.

‘So, it doesn’t matter if it is Pogba or if it is Fred or McTominay. If you are going to sit off people and not go and close them down to win the ball to play it to people with pace like Greenwood and Rashford then you will mistakes from Maguire and Shaw – who we saw have unbelievable Euros.

‘They were playing better. They were more coached. At the moment, they don’t look like they know what they are doing.’

Wright also credited Liverpool for their performance and praised their ability to adapt without some of their key players.

The TV pundit believes they were able to do so because of the squad’s philosophy. He said: ‘Everybody knows what they’re doing in that team so when people come out or people come in, nothing changes.

‘We know what Liverpool are going to do. They’re going to close from the front and then from the back, Henderson and Keita they’re going to get in.’


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