Outspoken Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made a prediction about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of Manchester United vs Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.
What’s he said, then?
The Red Devils face the might of their bitter rivals off the back of a humiliating defeat at Everton on Sunday afternoon and four losses in their last six in all competitions.
Meanwhile, their opponents at Old Trafford under Pep Guardiola can go back to the top of the Premier League with three points and into the driving seat in their bid for back-to-back titles with a trio of matches remaining.
And Merson had this to say to Sky Sports on what kind of performance he expects from United:
“They will park the bus.
“You will be watching a Jose Mourinho team. After he has gone, it’s one massive swing around, it’s taken six months to swing it all the way round to see them play the way that Mourinho got hammered for.”
Well wide of the mark, Paul – completely wrong
The former England international couldn’t be further wide of the mark or more completely wrong with these pre-match comments – this really is poor punditry.
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You have to question whether at all Merson has watched Man United under Solskjaer in any great detail if he’s saying stuff like that.
The former Red Devil has injected the kind of football fans have been wanting to see for a long time into the club, a free-flowing and attacking style, and he’s not going to abandon that for the methods of Jose Mourinho even if the going has gotten a little tough of late in Manchester. Never in a million years.