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Manchester United: Admit mistake and sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, urges Jason Cundy

Manchester United: Admit mistake and sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, urges Jason Cundy

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.

United were held at home by Aston Villa at the weekend to remain firmly in the lower section of the Premier League’s top half, with just four wins to their name this season.

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.”

United’s record under Solskjaer is damning – with The Athletic highlighting that he has a worse record than Unai Emery, who was dismissed by Arsenal last week.

Cundy also went on to highlight the ‘ballsy’ move of Daniel Levy to fire Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, with both North London clubs currently above United in the league table.

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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