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Man Utd title winner Parker: Solskjaer needs more experience in backroom

Manchester United title winner Paul Parker says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs more experience on his backroom team.

Solskjaer currently has Mike Phelan, a former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson, as his No 2 at United but also has young coaches on his ranks such as Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

Parker believes a more experienced set of hands would help the United squad, as well as Solskjaer himself, after a difficult start to the Premier League season.

"He needs someone to come in next to him who can help him improve that squad. Ole needs to be stronger but he needs someone experienced, with more stature, in that dressing room working as his assistant," Parker told BetFred.

"He's Head Coach. In all the great teams that Manchester United have had, look at the assistants that sat next to Alex Ferguson.

"It didn't bother him having different people around him. He gained experience and it made his teams better. Whoever came in made his teams better and it made him a better manager."



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