Manchester United Should Not Sack Solskjaer, Yet

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Manchester United fans have renewed the siren call for sacking their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after an embarrassing loss to Manchester City.

This is not the first time that fans cried out like Chewbacca when (spoiler alert) Han Solo got whacked by his own son for United’s legendary player turned manager to be shown the door.

However, now is not the right time for Ole to go.

Let me preface this by saying a couple of things…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have never been given the permanent job as United manager in the first place. The Norwegian manager was permanently hired after he led the Reds to a miracle comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of a Champions League knock-out tie last February.

This decision was incredibly reactional and like all emotional decisions, it was rash and a mistake. Secondly, Solskjaer is not a good Premier League manager. Prior to this appointment, Ole had managed 241 matches for Molde FK in Norway in two separate stints with a winning percentage of 56%.

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Sandwiched between those stints was a disastrous 30 match run at Cardiff City, winning nine of those matches and also securing their relegation from the Premier League. He may be a good football manager but clearly is not a good Premier League manager.

Solskjaer has been below average in tactics and man management in the last thirteen months at United, as his lack of experience in the Premier League has repeatedly been exposed.

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