Man Utd chief Ed Woodward backed to axe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after ‘sackable’ offence
Manchester United’s defeat to Tottenham on Sunday was a “sackable performance” for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy. United were smashed 6-1 by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side at Old Trafford. It means the Red Devils have lost their opening two home games of the Premier League campaign.
Solskjaer’s side sit 16th in the table and can count themselves fortunate to have three points on the board following the dramatic late 3-2 win away at Brighton last month.
United ended the domestic season well last term and the signing of Bruno Fernandes pushed them to Champions League qualification.
But Cundy believes the end is nigh for Solskjaer following Sunday’s horror show.
“I think the problem at United is right through the club, and I feel for Ole, because ultimately he will pay for it with his job,” Cundy told talkSPORT.
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“This may well be the beginning of the end, you can’t get pumped like that, have a performance like that and not [think or talk about that].
“The club itself has lurched since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left. We’ve never felt real genuine direction from the club and that’s got to come from above.
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“I think the club is a mess from top to bottom and you can point the finger in many different directions.
“But that performance, that’s a sackable performance. That’s worrying for what we saw from Manchester United.
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“He will go at some stage, I can’t see how that’s going to be turned around, but whoever comes in next, they’re going to have the same problems.
“Jose left with similar problems. I don’t think the club itself is supporting the manager at all.”
Meanwhile, former United striker Alan Brazil says former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would be the perfect candidate to replace Solskjaer.
Brazil said on talkSPORT: “I thought it was maybe too big a job for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but then they went on a great run and then at the end of the season we all suddenly thought United were going to be back up there, it’s going to be a big year next season.
“And I thought fair enough, they’ve stuck with Ole and he’s producing.
“But here we go again… Pochettino is still there, and you just look at his CV, it’s fantastic.
“If they had to make an appointment and say ‘see ya later’ to Ole, he’d be perfect for Manchester United.”
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