Watford manager sends message to the Manchester United board over Solskjaer’s future

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri has urged the Manchester United board to consider legendary manager Sir Alex success story as reason to give more time to current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Fergie took charge of the club in 1986 and took till 1990 to win his first trophy.

The Hornets manager believes the Norwegian has done well at Old Trafford to deserve time to implement his own philosophy at United.

“I think every manager has his philosophy,” said Watford boss Claudio Ranieri, when asked about the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“But I remember also when Sir Alex Ferguson arrived in Manchester, three years? How long was it for him [to win a trophy]?”

Ranieri continued: “Give time to Solskjaer. I am confident with him, he just has to continue this job.

“But look, Solskjaer is doing very well; of course, Manchester United want to win every time. And they want to come back to the Sir Alex Ferguson era, that’s normal.

“But the pressure is a positive pressure, for him and for everyone working in Manchester.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has confirmed his job is safe as he prepares the team to take on Watford this weekend.