Former Manchester United forward Michael Owen criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his ‘negative’ tactics following the Red Devils’ 0-0 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road. Solskjaer’s side beat their rivals 6-2 in a riveting encounter in early December but it was a game of few chances in Yorkshire. The draw is United’s seventh 0-0 draw of the season – more than any other side in the Premier League. And Owen believes Solskjaer’s ‘negative’ move of playing Fred and Scott McTominay together in midfield contributed to the bore draw at Elland Road.
I was disappointed with the team that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked,’ Owen told Premier League Productions. ‘I thought it was quite a negative team. You’re going to a team that you’ve already beaten 6-2 in the Premier League, you don’t really need two sitting midfielders. ‘I thought it was a negative statement to start with.’