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Manchester United backroom staff should feel ‘GUILTY’, insists Paul Scholes

Manchester United backroom staff should feel ‘GUILTY’ for their role in firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, insists Paul Scholes, who also says coaches, including Michael Carrick, ‘shouldn’t be in the club right now’

  • Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after defeat at Watford
  • His coaching staff, including acting chief Michael Carrick, remain for now.
  • Paul Scholes has insisted that the entire backroom team at Solskjaer should feel ‘guilty’
  • Carrick and Kieran McKenna supervised the training in place of Solskjaer.
  • Scholes also believes that Carrick could have turned down the temp job.


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Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United’s coaching staff should feel “guilty” for the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and for the fact that they still remain at the club.

Solskjaer was fired over the weekend in the wake of the damaging loss at Watford, but his backroom team, including acting boss Michael Carrick, remained.

His long-term futures at Old Trafford are uncertain with the search for a new manager underway, and Sportsmail has reported that they are owed a substantial payment.

Manchester United backroom staff should be guilty, club legend Paul Scholes has insisted

Manchester United backroom staff should be guilty, club legend Paul Scholes has insisted

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired after the loss at Watford, but his coaches remain for now

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired after the loss at Watford, but his coaches remain for now

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired after the loss at Watford, but his coaches remain for now

But while they survived the slaughter, Scholes has insisted that the coaches disappointed Solskjaer after the club legend put his “trust” in them to lead the training sessions.

Speaking on BT Sport, he said: ‘I have the impression that Ole put a lot of trust in Michael. [Carrick]. He put a lot of trust in Kieran [McKenna]. He trusted Mike Phelan a lot. That’s why they shouldn’t be in the club now, I don’t think.

I have great friends. Michael is a good friend, Darren Fletcher, I’ve worked with Mike Phelan, I’ve worked with these people. I just think if I was in their position now, I would still feel guilty working at this football club, while Ole trusted them so much. ‘

Michael Carrick has been temporarily put in charge as United search for Solskjaer's successor

Michael Carrick has been temporarily put in charge as United search for Solskjaer's successor

Michael Carrick has been temporarily put in charge as United search for Solskjaer’s successor

In a surprise move, United handed Solskjaer’s coaching staff new three-year contracts just weeks before taking down their former coach.

Sportsmail revealed that assistant Mike Phelan put pen to paper last month, and was followed by Carrick, McKenna and goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis.

Now that Solskjaer has been fired, the new boss will likely bring in his own staff, meaning compensation totaling millions will be owed to the current coaches.

Sources say the extensions were removed in the summer, when Solskjaer signed his own agreement, but it took time for the finer details to be agreed.

Scholes insists none of Solskjaer's former coaches should have been allowed to stand still.

Scholes insists none of Solskjaer's former coaches should have been allowed to stand still.

Scholes insists none of Solskjaer’s former coaches should have been allowed to stand still.

Kieran McKenna (right) and Carrick took the lead in training sessions in place of Solskjaer.

Kieran McKenna (right) and Carrick took the lead in training sessions in place of Solskjaer.

Kieran McKenna (right) and Carrick took the lead in training sessions in place of Solskjaer.

Carrick faces leaving the club in the near future, and Scholes also insists his decorated former midfielder could have turned down the temp.

Asked if it was possible to have said no, Scholes added: ‘I think he does it when he has been employed by a manager and the manager has given him so much responsibility. Ole is more of a coach than a real coach.

‘I can understand if you are working for a coach who controls everything, like [Antonio] Conte. Control everything in the training field, choose the team, Pep Guardiola is the same.

But if you are Ole, a coach more than a coach, he is relying on Michael to prepare his team. He’s trusting Kieran, I think more. You are giving them great responsibility.

Carrick might even have turned down the caretaker job after Solskjaer left, Scholes also said.

Carrick might even have turned down the caretaker job after Solskjaer left, Scholes also said.

Carrick might even have turned down the caretaker job after Solskjaer left, Scholes also said.

Everyone should take responsibility for the performances you’ve been watching on the soccer field. What is going to change tonight? It all comes down to preparation. Ole loses his job … the preparation has not happened. ‘

Meanwhile, United have been in talks with Ernesto Valverde to become their new coach on an interim basis.

Valverde, who enjoyed a successful spell as Barcelona coach, is on the list of finalists if the club fails to get Mauricio Pochettino away from Paris Saint-Germain.

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