Paul Ince outlines Man United targets under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Man United legend wants the Red Devils to focus on securing a top-four finish rather than salvaging their Champions League campaign
Paul Ince has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to forget about salvaging their Champions League campaign and concentrate on securing a top-four finish.
The Red Devils slumped to a 2-0 loss to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night.
Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe in the second half sealed a comfortable win for the visitors before Paul Pogba was sent off in the final couple of minutes.
Manchester United will make the trip to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night as Solskjaer looks to extend his unbeaten run to 12 games in domestic competitions.
The Red Devils face Liverpool FC in their next Premier League fixture at Old Trafford as fourth-placed Manchester United look to protect their slim advantage over Arsenal and Chelsea FC.
Solskjaer’s side won’t make the return trip to Paris until 12 March when the 20-time English champions will look to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
Former Manchester United midfielder Ince believes the Red Devils should forget about their European campaign and put all their effort into wrapping up fourth place.
“There’s still a glimmer of hope for the second leg, of course there is, but if it were me I’d focus on the Premier League now and the massive games they have coming up,” Ince told Paddy Power.
“Realistically, winning anything in Europe just got a lot harder, so trying to finish fourth should be the goal. That, I believe, will also determine who the board pick for next manager.”
Manchester United haven’t won the Champions League title since 2008 and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side lost to FC Barcelona in the European Cup finals in 2009 and 2011.