Man Utd FA Cup winner McGrath: Solskjaer falling short in Europe

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Manchester United FA Cup winner Paul McGrath believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is falling short in Europe.

McGrath wrote for the Sunday World: "Ole Gunner Solskjaer is not going to be fired by Manchester United any time soon.

"I'm not calling for him to be fired any time soon either, but let it be clear to all United fans that as long as he is running their football team nights like last Tuesday are going to happen.

"United go to West Ham in the Premier League this afternoon, reeling from the loss of their first Champions League game against Young Boys of Berne last week.

"As one wag said to me on Wednesday morning, 'imagine if they'd been playing the older lads from Berne as well.'

"You see Ole got the United job as a club legend, when the club was in a mess at the end of the Jose Mourinho reign.

"Prior to managing United, he had been a boss in Norway and in Wales, albeit at a club playing in England. He had never managed an international side.

"Would that CV have got him the Real Madrid or Juventus job if they'd been going at the time? Not on your life!

"He got the Manchester United job to buy the owners a bit of time with the supporters after Mourinho's tempestuous era.

"But Ole's managerial mistakes in European competition are now becoming a habit."

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