Liverpool legend reveals what Manchester United must do to play with the big boys

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Liverpool hero Danny Murphy has urged the Manchester United board to sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in order to salvage the club’s season.

United’s stuttering start to the season continued with another dreadful 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday.

Pundit Murphy is of the opinion the Norwegian has to leave the Old Trafford hotseat if the Red Devils are to comepte with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool at the top.

Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day, Murphy said: “If they want to compete with the big boys now – Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea – they need to change the manager.’

“It’s very disappointing. Last week, it felt like we made a step forward, this is a big step backwards,” Solskjaer said.

“It is a way of losing we don’t like. You want to see a better Man United than that. When you concede the first goal in an unfortunate way as early as that it makes it difficult.

“They pressed us really well. We never got to the level we need to be at to beat good teams. We have had a four week period where we have been disappointing.

“We want to be on the front foot and we want to be aggressive. This was a big step back.

“Players are human beings. When you lose a game there is nothing better than winning a game. We have to come out against Watford like a proper, hurt animal. The international break has come at a good time for us.”

We have now lost four of our last six Premier League fixtures to slip nine points behind leaders Chelsea.