Man Utd boss Solskjaer left red-faced as Michael Carrick pulls off stunning cricket catch

Man Utd boss Solskjaer left red-faced as Michael Carrick pulls off stunning cricket catch

Manchester United are currently in Singapore ahead of their next friendly against Inter Milan tomorrow afternoon.

Prior to jetting to Singapore, the Red Devils have been in Australia where they picked up convincing wins over Perth Glory and Leeds United.

And despite Solskajer putting his players through their paces, the Norwegian did find some down time to test out one of the nation’s most popular sports.

Footage shows the Norwegian tentatively pick up a bat inside the legendary WACA Ground in Perth as he prepares for a delivery.

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Awkwardly holding the bat, he is on the receiving end of a full toss.

Adjusting his body to meet the ball, Solskjaer makes a decent connection with his bat as the ball is sent into the field.

But assistant coach Michael Carrick is in range and takes a superb one handed catch down to his left side.

And some fans were quick to jokingly mock their manager’s effort.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was caught out by a brilliant Michael Carrick catch

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was caught out by a brilliant Michael Carrick catch (Pic: MUFC)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meets the ball at full toss (Pic: MUFC)

“Ole’s not played much cricket has he,” said one fan.

“This is pathetic from Ole stance is wrong holding it like baseball bat…Man is done…what do u expect from players when Manager cannot do it himself…Oleout,” commented another.

“Thats not how u hold a bat ole,” a third joked.

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick gets down low to pull off a stunning one-handed catch (Pic: MUFC)

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick celebrates as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is left stunned (Pic: MUFC)

Michael Carrick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Michael Carrick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are now in Singapore (Pic: GETTY)

United face the Serie A side at 12.30pm UK time tomorrow with striker Romelu Lukaku’s potential move to the San Siro yet to be confirmed.

Lukaku missed United’s opening two tour games and will be unavailable to face his potential new club, ostensibly because he is suffering with a slight injury.

“I don’t have any updates from the last time I spoke to you,” said Solskjaer, when asked about Lukaku’s future. “He’s not fit, so he won’t be available.”

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