Andros Townsend’s opener and Wilfried Zaha’s double sank United in Saturday’s game despite the new signing of Donny van de Beek who scored in his debut.
The result raised questions about Solskjaer’s ability to move the club forward after his side’s 2019/20 trophy-less campaign ended with a loss to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.
Groves believes that a problem with the Northwestern Giants is the number of players who fall below the rank.
He said talkSPORT : “(Victor) Lindelof, (Luke) Shaw, (Scott) McTominay and (Daniel) James; they’re not good enough for a club of Manchester United’s stature. There are four players right there.
Groves then turned his attention to Solskjaer, who he said is “far from” among the top 20 managers in the world.
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The former Gunners star added: “You watch Crystal Palace with their manager (Roy Hodgson). Crystal Palace has a manager who is very, very good at managing a team at Palace level – in the middle of the Premier League to the bottom of the Premier League.
“He settles down very well, very well structured and knows his job very well. I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not the managerial stature Manchester United should have.
“He wouldn’t be one of your top 20 managers in the world – nowhere.
“So if I ask you a question:” Do Everton have a better manager than Manchester United? I think (Carlo Ancelotti’s) better.
“Do the Wolverhampton Wanderers have a better manager (Nuno Espirito Santo) than Manchester United at this precise moment? Does Leicester have a better manager (Brendan Rodgers) than Manchester United?
“I just think he (Solskjaer) is out of his depth. ”
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