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Man Utd legend Ince: Hart always going to be axed by Portsmouth

Manchester United and Liverpool hero Paul Ince says Paul Hart is better off out of Portsmouth.

Hart lost his job last week to Avram Grant and MK Dons boss Ince wasn't surprised.

In his column for the News of the World, Ince wrote: "It's bloody tough on Hart. He'd walked into a basket-case of a club where nobody knew where the next owner was coming from, let alone the next penny.

"They'd sold just about everything that wasn't nailed down at Fratton Park and Hart was given just 48 hours before the transfer window closed to somehow build a team.

"The fact he'd kept his head - and dignity - through the worst start in Premier League history won the respect of the players and most of them looked as if they were really pulling for him.

"But as soon as Grant walked through the door, Hart was toast. I knew it, the world knew it and, deep down, Hart probably knew it. What I can't get over is some faceless Portsmouth director coming out this week with the old 'Enough is enough, results aren't what we expected' line."

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