French legend slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s “absolutely crazy” summer signing

French footballing legend, Frank Leboeuf, has slammed Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his decision to sign Donny van de Beek during the summer, and has accused the Norwegian of some questionable coaching during the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to PSG on Wednesday night.

Leboeuf, now retired, enjoyed a hugely successful playing career after famous spells included five-years at Chelsea and two-years with Ligue 1 side Marseille.

During his near 20-year long playing career, the French defender lifted nine major trophies including the World Cup (1998) and Euros (2000) with France.

Now plying his trade as a pundit for sporting broadcasters ESPN, Leboeuf has weighed-in on United’s crushing 3-1 defeat to PSG during Wednesday night’s Champions League group match.

United’s European campaign now hangs in the balance after a midfield disaster-class from Fred resulted in the Brazilian being sent-off which piled the pressure on his side and ultimately sealed the Reds fate.

Solskjaer named a double midfield starting pivot consisting of Fred alongside team-mate Scott McTominay and despite his South American luckily escaping with just a yellow in the first-half, Solskjaer opted against bringing him off at half-time.

Speaking after the game, Leboeuf has slammed Solskjaer’s managerial decision to keep Fred on the pitch instead of bringing on either Paul Pogba or new-signing van de Beek.

“If you don’t have Pogba, you have Van de Beek,” said Leboeuf on ESPN, as quoted by the Metro.

“You have to really wonder why they bought Van de Beek during the pre-season. Because that’s absolutely crazy. And that’s some bad coaching.”

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