Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy, has asked that Manchester United relieve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his duties— if they want the club to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Murphy made the submission while speaking on the BBC’s Match Of The Day, in reaction to the team’s on-field struggles this season.
United have lost four of their eleven Premier League games this season, while drawing another two. This has left us in sixth on the table— nine points behind league leaders, Chelsea.
United’s losses this season has surprisingly been from teams we performed well against last sesson, and there are plenty questions hovering around the ability of Solskjaer to lead the team to better heights.
Speaking on United’s recent performances, Murphy noted that it’s best a new manager is hired to replace Solskjaer, before it’s too late.
In his own words, “If Manchester United want to compete with the big boys now – ManchesterCity, Liverpool and Chelsea — they need to change the manager.
“It has got to the stage now, sadly, where opposing fans see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their secret weapon. They want him to stay more than Man United supporters.
“The chants [on Saturday] felt cruel, as the chants of opposing fans often do. It also felt as if they signalled a tipping point in Solskjaer’s reign at the club. Late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo against Atalanta are just camouflage.”
Solskjaer recently took a break to cool off, but the Norwegian is expected back as Man United’s boss, when we face Watford after the International break.