06/10/2021; 12:15 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Manchester United fans are divided over loyalty to the club or their failing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian manager took over from serial winner Jose Mourinho after a dismal start to the 2018/19 season. Ironically the last trophy United won came under the Portuguese.
Since Ole took over the helm at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have failed to win any trophy and have bottled every opportunity to win silverware. The team’s dismal performances over the past two and half years have led to clamour in various quarters that Ole is not the man for the job.
For the Ole loyalists, they suggest that he is rebuilding the team. Those who want him out, however, disagree with those assertions. They claim that with a far inferior side that Jose won trophies and that despite being backed by the board that Ole has failed to deliver. They believe that Ole does not have the tactical nous to take United to the promised land.
The fans may have their say, but the board will have its way. That is the scenario playing out at Old Trafford. With each disappointing performance by United, the cries for the ouster of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets louder. The Norwegian is living a charmed life as he gets away with what would have had many managers sacked.
However, the United board are in no hurry to pull the trigger. They have their guns well, suggesting that Ole’s job is safe. The board is happy with thection the club is heading in under the manager. Ole himself was recently confident his job is in safe hands.
According to reports, United bosses do not intend to replace Ole anytime soon. The Sun reports that the board is happy with Ole and will thus continue as manager.
There seems to be an excuse for every Solskjaer slip up. The team has gone from rebuilding to needing a defensive midfielder.
A loss to Young Boys and a fortuitous win over Villarreal amassed three points for United in the Champions League, while they have dropped two points behind Chelsea on the Premiership table. Against a depleted Everton, he fielded a second-string side which on paper was strong enough to beat the Merseysiders. He dropped Ronaldo, Sancho and Pogba on the bench, a decision that has been questioned.
Sir Alex Ferguson was caught on camera suggesting that Ole should haved with his strongest team.
The coming weeks will be tough for United as they have difficult ties in the Premiership and the Champions League.
With the plethora of gaffes made by Solskjaer, including the Carabao Cup ouster, the board remains happy with him.