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Solskjaer was recently given the job on a permanent basis after leading them to 14 wins in 19 games as interim boss.

However, a worrying dip in from has seen them lose five of their last seven and their misery was compounded after being knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona with a humbling 3-0 defeat in Spain earlier this week.

Jeans believes United were too quick to appoint their former striker and thinks the decision was taken without the proper consideration.

“I felt it was all emotional with Ole,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Pressed further on whether it was the right appointment, Jenas added: “No. I felt it was an emotional decision and in any business it should be a thought-out logical decision for the long term.

“One of the things they need to get away from is ‘the Manchester United way’ and ‘that’s not the way they used to do it’.

“What Sir Alex Ferguson did was very unique and United have found it very difficult to replicate with some of the best managers in the world.

“Pep Guardiola going to Manchester City didn’t say ‘what did Mancini and Pellegrini do to win the league?’ He came in and did what he wanted to do.

“Jurgen Klopp did that at Liverpool, he had his own style.

“That’s what United need, I don’t think they need to try and find someone who can get close to what Ferguson has done, they need to find [a new identity].

“Mourinho tried to do that but the club didn’t buy into it. I don’t think they know what they’re doing.”

Solskjaer admits he is going through a tough time and has called on his players to respond when they go to Everton in the Premier League tomorrow.

He was particularly critical of his struggling forward players in the build-up to the Barca defeat and urged them to improve again as he singled out Anthony Martial who has scored just twice since signing a new five-year contract at the end of January.

“Most of the players have really impressed me with their attitude,” Solskjaer said.

“But of course there are some that need to get a reality check on where they’re at.”

On Martial specifically, he added: “I’ve spoken to individuals – and Anthony is one I’ve spoken to – and they know what we expect.

“He has a massive talent, he signed a new deal and he knows we believe in him, so he needs to keep on working.

“Anyone that plays for Manchester United has to deliver to stay in the squad and Anthony is not different to the other forwards like Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez we have to choose from.”

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