Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that now would be the right time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to leave Manchester United.
Solskjaer is under pressure following a poor run of form which has seen Manchester United lose 4 of our last 6 Premier League games including the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.
Ferdinand, a former team-mate of Solskjaer’s, has been a huge fan of the Norwegian since he first became manager as caretaker boss in late 2018, but now doubts whether he can deliver silverware to Old Trafford for the first time since the 2016-17 Europa League.
Ferdinand said on his Five with Vibe podcast: “We started this season with such hope but also the transfer window that we had, the excitement, we were all sitting there going ‘this is our time now’.
“Ole was brought in to get us to that point. He was brought in to get the squad in-tact, get the players in to make us challenge for the league.
“I sit here now and I don’t think we can challenge for this league. I look at our team every week wondering what are we gonna do tactically?
“I don’t see any philosophy or identity in the Man United way of playing whatever that should be from the management. I sit here looking confused at the team.
“I was always deep down a bit sceptical, could he take us on to be champions? I wasn’t fully convinced – I wasn’t sure he could do that.
“But the showing with the squad that he accumulated, to the beginning of this season – and what I’ve seen this season – I just feel it might be about the time now for the baton to be handed over to somebody else who can take us on now.
“And I think Ole would leave now with his head held high because because from when he came in to where he got us at the beginning of the season I think it’s been positive.”