STROPPY Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accused his players of going back to the Mourinho days.
Manchester United’s interim boss gave his troops the full hairdryer treatment after their FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Wolves.
Getty Images2 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accused Man Utd of going back to the Jose Mourinho era as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Wolves
Solskjaer laid into their slow, laboured style of football — which former boss Jose Mourinho was heavily criticised for before being axed in December.
And the Norwegian told his shell-shocked team to use the international break to analyse their own individual performances.
"BIG STEP BACKWARDS"
Solskjaer saw the FA Cup as a huge opportunity to lift silverware this season. He had publicly slated their display as “the poorest since I’ve come here” and a “big step backwards”.
While United lost 2-0 to Arsenal in their previous game, he felt they were unlucky at the Emirates.
But the lacklustre showing in losing 2-1 at Molineux on Saturday night led Solskjaer to demand a reaction.
The players had never seen him so angry — and he appears to have learnt the hairdryer trick from legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Solskjaer was expecting a big reaction at Wolves after the Gunners’ defeat hit their hopes of a top-four league finish.
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That did not happen and he warned they were playing the same way as Mourinho wanted them to.
Solskjaer demands a slick, counter-attack style — but felt his players took too many touches again in the Cup shocker.
United’s last chance of lifting a trophy now is in the Champions League, where they face Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
PA:Press Association2 Mourinho struggled to get the best out of his United players