Former footballer Jason Cundy has urged Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, warning that the club are ‘sleepwalking’ as their on-pitch fortunes continue to dwindle.
Solskjaer has just six top-flight wins since becoming permanent manager in March, leaving him with a win percentage comfortably lower than his predecessors dating back to Sir Alex Ferguson over the same amount of league games (22).
The Red Devils have secured their passage through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, though Cundy thinks things will not get much better under the former striker, pleading with the club to do away with sentimentality and fire the Norwegian.
He said on TalkSPORT: “The problem is, they made the decision to give him the job and once you’ve done that, you’re committed.
“At the end of the season, I said sack him now. They made the mistake, admit the mistake, move forward.
“They’ve now sleepwalked into this, they’re sleepwalking into mid-table mediocrity. When is someone going to wake up?
“Very few [fans would want to keep Solskjaer], because if you take out the sentimentality about what’s going on and forget who he is – get rid, make the decision.”
But with Solskjaer briefly bringing back a feel-good factor with his barnstorming start to life in the Old Trafford hotseat, it could be understandably galling for the club’s board to be recruiting once again as he approaches a calendar year in the job.
However, with results having hardly improved since the previous season’s latter months, perhaps United would be better off heeding Cundy’s advice.
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