‘What the f***’ – Paul Ince left stunned by Man Utd fans after Liverpool defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clapped the fans as he headed for the tunnel at full-time (Picture: Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Paul Ince admits he was shocked to see some Manchester United fans clapping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at full-time of their defeat to Liverpool.

The Reds ran riot at Old Trafford on Sunday as Mo Salah grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-0 mauling of United.

It was a performance that saw Solskjaer’s side completely outclassed across all areas of the pitch and several sloppy defensive errors led to the visitors heading into half-time four goals to the good.

Thousands of fans headed for the exit at half-time but many more stayed until the end with the second half not getting much better.

Solskjaer’s time at the helm has now seemingly split the fan base but Ince couldn’t believe some supporters clapped the Norwegian off as he headed for the tunnel come full-time.

‘You feel sorry for the fans. The fans are singing at the end of the game, that’s how great United fans are, they’re singing at the end of the game,’ Ince said on The United Stand.

‘But don’t start clapping the manager off when you just got beat 5-0 at home.

‘Sing yeah, because that’s what United fans do, they’re great fans, but when Ole’s walking down the tunnel and I’m seeing people clapping him – what the f*** are you clapping him for? You just got beat.’

Ince also took aim at Solskjaer’s tactics, insisting changes needed to be made right from the start with the home side finding themselves two goals behind after just 13 minutes.

Manchester United fans were left in disbelief after seeing their team thrashed by Liverpool (Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Players also received their fair share of criticism with Paul Pogba lasting just 15 minutes on the pitch after being sent off, but Ince feels Solskjaer got it all wrong tactically.

‘Players always blame the managers, always. It wasn’t our fault, this was the manager’s tactics,’ Ince said.

‘When you’re on that pitch you decide how that game goes, not the manager.

‘That’s what I saw. No one sensed the danger, no one said bang.

‘Rashford get back in there. Right, let’s go 4-5-1, let’s keep it tight because we are one-nil down and we can’t afford to concede another goal.

‘This is not an Atalanta, this is Liverpool, one of the best teams in the world – but they didn’t. They just let it happen.

‘This is f****** Man United, you should know what to do. That’s why you cost £89m and £70m. You’re always kind of led by the man who leads you and unfortunately that is Ole.

‘If that’s how he leads his players and his team then people are going to keep asking the same question – why is he still in the job?

‘That’s the bottom line. That’s it in a nutshell.’

Solskjaer is expected to still be in the job when United take on Tottenham on Saturday.

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