'They’re simply not good' - Owen tears into Man United squad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
'They’re simply not good' - Owen tears into Man United squad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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'They’re simply not good' - Owen tears into Man United squad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen is not convinced with the current squad and believes only a few players are of the club's calibre. 

United have had a dismal start to the current campaign despite opening the season with a 4-0 thumping of Chelsea, and are currently 12th on nine points after eight matches. 

Their last match ended in a 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle United, summing up a poor start to a new campaign in decades now. 

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Owen further took issue with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, saying he seemed like 'he didn't know what was wrong' with the team. 

“They haven’t got the players, they’re simply not good [enough].

“That first XI, I’d say there’s three players, maybe four, that should be Manchester United players for the future.

“If you’re looking to build that club back to where it was, then there’s probably three or four in that first team.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his interview afterwards, I was almost slipping down my chair, it was almost like he doesn’t know what’s going wrong, let’s say.

“We can all speculate as to what’s going wrong. He can look over his shoulder and think ‘down the road you’ve got Jurgen Klopp, you’ve got [Pep] Guardiola - these are managers that are actually improving their players, they’re getting the best out of their squad’. 

“I’m looking at that [United] squad and, if anything, the players are getting worse.

“They’re devaluing, as a squad, they’re getting worse. Where is it all going to end?”

United next face a daunting task against league leaders Liverpool after the international break, before a series of tough matches going into October. 

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