Paul Ince’s claims that he could have had the same success with Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been dismissed by John Arne Riise.
Marcus Rashford scored his eighth goal in 13 outings to earn a 1-0 victory at the King Power Stadium on Sunday – and secure in-form United a ninth win in 10 outings under the Norwegian’s command.
When asked whether he felt anyone could have taken over United and overseen such an upturn in results, Ince told BT Sport: “I believe they could, yes.”
“I think I could’ve gone in, at the time they needed someone to rest the ship I think I could’ve done that,” Ince added.
“Brucey [Steve Bruce] could’ve done it.
“Mark Hughes [first manager to be sacked by two Premier League clubs in a single calendar year] could’ve done it.
“You could’ve done it [pointing to Chris Sutton].”
And the interim United boss has found an ally in compatriot Riise, who played for United’s arch-rivals Liverpool.
Discussing Solskjaer’s impact on Twitter – and of the claims made by Ince, Riise said on Twitter: “Paul Ince.. no chance he would have done the same and got the same results as Ole Gunnar. No chance!”
Paul Ince 🙈 No chance he would have done the same with the same results as Ole Gunnar. No chance!
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) February 4, 2019
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