Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has stated that Manchester United shouldn’t sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the light of their recent troubles. The Red Devils currently sit in the 12th place with 8 points from 9 games, having won only two matches this season.
Also, United have failed to score more than one goal in all competitions since their opening day 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the league. Increasing pressure on Solskjaer’s soldiers has set people thinking that he won’t last for a long time if such results continue.
However, Murphy believes sacking the Norwegian won’t bring the solution to United’s miseries.
“It’s a huge concern that the squad after three, four years now of spending millions, hundreds of millions, is so weak,” he said.
“I don’t think getting rid of Solskjaer right now is the right thing personally.”
“Whether he’s capable or not, we’ll have to wait and see.”
“But the problem is, if you change again now and you start again, new ideas, players trying to get on board with it, and actually you can only work with the tools you’ve got.”
“Can United’s fully-fit squad with everyone firing compete with City and Liverpool? No.”
“So you might as well leave him in charge at the moment and just give him a bit of time to see when everyone’s fit if he can get them going.”
“But it is a real transitional period for United, they’re in big trouble because the quality, when you go past their first XI, isn’t great.”
“And ultimately, that’s down to recruitment, not Solskjaer, over years.”
Manchester United will face arch-rivals and table-toppers Liverpool after the international break.