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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already shown why the Red Devils will not win the Premier League title this season, according to former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara. United have picked up four points from their first two league games of the campaign. They were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday.
It was in that match where O’Hara believes Solskjaer made a telling error.
Anthony Martial was given his first start of the campaign up front.
Mason Greenwood, who started and scored from that position in the 5-1 win over Leeds on the opening day, moved out to the right-hand side.
Martial struggled for goals last season and missed the end of the campaign due to injury.
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O’Hara says the decision to play the Frenchman proves why Solskjaer is not the right manager to lead United to their first title since 2013.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer playing Martial up front sums up why I said at the start of the season that Man United are not title contenders,” O’Hara said on talkSPORT.
“They should be, with the team that they’ve got and the players that they’ve got, they should be title contenders.
“But their manager is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he is killing them.
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“Martial was absolutely shocking, had a terrible, terrible game. And his tactical decisions are just ridiculous.
“Do you know the reason he said why he wanted to play Martial? Because he’s got a good goal record against Southampton.
“They beat Southampton 9-0 last season, everyone scored.
“So why are you playing Martial?”
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United have spent big on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer.
Sancho is yet to start as he works his way back to full fitness.
But O’Hara says it is time the England international was given his full debut.
He added: “Play Sancho, you just paid £73m or whatever for him.
“Why are you not playing him? Why are you not starting him? Play Mason Greenwood up top and play Sancho.”
Asked why he started Martial at St Mary’s, Solskjaer said: “We wanted to get Antho going, to have two more forwards, Anthony to drift into the left and Mason coming inside from the right.”
United are next in action this Sunday away at Wolves (4.30pm).