Liverpool hero John Aldridge: Solskjaer sack close at Man Utd | OneFootball
Liverpool hero John Aldridge: Solskjaer sack close at Man Utd
Liverpool hero John Aldridge is convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to the sack at Manchester United.
He wrote for the Sunday World: "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dare not get it wrong at Old Trafford today – and that's why he has to come up with a plan to deal with Liverpool.
"I've made no secret of my belief that Solskjaer is out of his depth as Manchester United manager and we have seen evidence of this time and again over the course of his near three-year reign in one of the biggest jobs in world football.
"He has done well to last this long without winning a trophy, as every time he has got near to one in semi-finals of cup competitions or last season's Europa League final, he has bottled it.
"Solskjaer talks a good game and he is very shrewd when he talks about the good old days under Alex Ferguson, as he knows those comments will win him favour with fans who will never forget what he did for them as a player for United.
"Yet it feels like he is running out of lives in this job now and a game against United's old enemy is the kind of occasion that can break a manager.
"I've lost count of the number of times when it feels like Solskjaer was about to get the boot and we had another one of those moments as Atalanta went 2-0 up at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
"On the back of their 4-2 drubbing at Leicester last weekend, another heavy defeat would have pushed Solskjaer to the brink of the sack and possibly over the edge... but Cristiano Ronaldo came to his rescue with a late winner.
"Ole's luck will eventually run out because he needs to deliver this season with a big trophy and I just don't see it happening, despite having a team loaded with attacking riches beyond his wildest dreams."