Pressure is building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after this week’s disappointing 0-1 home loss to Aston Villa.
Teddy Sheringham, the man who started the recovery and handed the goal-scoring pass to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s legendary winning goal in the Champions League final against Barcelona in 1999, has no doubts:
Ole Gunnar Solskjær now has to win something with Manchester United this season, or it could be history as club manager.
No doubt there is pressure on him to win something this year. Sheringham says that if he doesn’t, he knows the writing on the wall daily Mail.
– He only knows United
The former Tottenham and Manchester United player believes that £130m has been spent on new players this summer, and the pressure is increasing on Solskjaer.
– They’ve made great deals with Varane and Sancho. That would be enough, but then Ronaldo became available. Now Ronaldo has made his choice and he needs to show results.
The 55-year-old believes his former teammate has done a useful job as manager, but believes it is now time to contribute to the trophy collection at Old Trafford.
Ole is still a young manager, and he’s getting more and more experience while he’s on the job. At the top level, only United is known, and it’s hard to let go. I mean he’s making progress, but he needs to take it to the next level.
I think everyone wants him to do well because he is a Manchester United legend. It gives him some relief, but you have to take care of him. He must win something. It’s not rocket science.
Ferdinand takes on defense
It also takes on Rio Ferdinand in defence, after the former United goalkeeper earlier this season signaled something crucial against United under Solskjaers.
Ole has a job to do, but everyone has their own opinion. Rio works at BT Sport and he has to say what he means. It is not intended for primary harm. Rio is asked for his opinion. You can’t just say “Ole is amazing, he’s the best in the world.” People will say “Are you crazy? He won nothing.” Fergie also got his experience at United.
On Wednesday, Solskjaer will have a chance to avenge his first final loss as United coach when Villarreal, who won the Europa League final against United this summer, are in the Champions League contenders.
This weekend, Rafa Benitez and Everton will visit Old Trafford at 13.30 on Saturday.
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