Paul Ince claims Manchester United are ‘copying’ Liverpool by signing Harry Maguire and playing with fast forwards

Paul Ince claims United are copying Liverpool's model (Picture: Getty)
Paul Ince claims United are copying Liverpool’s type (Picture: Getty)

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is copying former membership Liverpool by signing Harry Maguire and playing with a trio of ‘pacey’ forwards.

The Red Devils kicked off their Premier League marketing campaign with an emphatic 4-Zero win in opposition to Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Maguire skilled simply 4 instances with his new team-mates earlier than the win however he was once awarded Man of the Match as United saved a blank sheet on the Theatre of Dreams.

Solskjaer’s workforce variety was once important as Nemanja Matic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones had been ignored as they made means for more youthful legs within the likes of Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Maguire was named Man of the Match against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)
Maguire was once named Man of the Match in opposition to Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

And Ince believes United are copying the type that’s proved a good fortune at Anfield lately.



‘I look at United and I feel like they’re nearly copying a Liverpool type,’ Ince instructed Paddy Power.

‘They got Virgil van Dijk in and United got Harry Maguire in, and it seems they’ve long gone for 3 forwards too, pacey avid gamers like [Anthony] Martial, [Jesse] Lingard and [Marcus] Rashford.

‘I don’t see the place Lukaku suits into that, so I’m now not shocked Ole let him move.

‘But that does put further drive on the more youthful lads to search out the web.

‘The fact is, Lukaku is a goalscorer, he’s at all times been a herbal goalscorer however the ball must be positioned proper in entrance of him.”

United are now not again in motion till subsequent Monday once they tackle Wolves at Molineux.

Wolves had been undefeated in opposition to United within the league remaining time period, whilst they knocked them out of the FA Cup on the quarter-final level.

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