Ole Gunnar Solskjaer debate: Jamie Carragher says Man Utd need a 'better manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer debate got more points to add on after Manchester United has suffered one of their worst defeats in recent times.

Niladri Biswas
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The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer debate got more points to add on after Manchester United has suffered one of their worst defeats in recent times. This is the first time Man Utd has gone to lose 0-5 without scoring a goal since their last defeat was to Manchester City which was in 1955.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was already under immense pressure due to his recent poor performances but this 0-5 thrashing by Liverpool has added more deep grooves in his wounds.

Solskjaer was the talk of the night on Sky Sports between Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher and they were accompanied by fellow pundits Graeme Souness and Jermain Defoe in the studio.

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Ole after defeat. Photo- Sky News

Jamie Carragher says Manchester United needs a better manager than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in order to challenge Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

Jamie Carragher is a Liverpool man who has always been one of the Manchester United critiques. But this time he has been very honest in his comments on Ole Gunnar after his disastrous performance against Liverpool FC. Jamie Carragher has pointed out that Ole has been doing good for Manchester United so far but he feels like Ole doesn't have the attributes to compete with the likes of Klopp, Guardiola, or Tuchel.

Carragher points out what Manchester United lacks

Jamie Carragher said: "I think Ole has done a good job but to take on Klopp, Tuchel, and Pep, Manchester United need a better manager,"

"I wasn't saying that on Monday disrespectfully, I feel for Ole - that will be the darkest day in his career. I don't want to get involved in a slanging match, I know Ole said something back, and rightly so. I'm not comfortable saying someone should be sacked - but we are comfortable saying Fred is not good enough or Scott McTominay is not good enough so I do not feel too bad saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not good enough.

Adding more to his views: "Manchester United needs a better manager. Ole is not a manager for Manchester United. He's done well but you need someone to take them to the next level. Unfortunately, Solskjaer is not Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, or Thomas Tuchel. It's staring you in the face."

He added more to his statement: "Manchester United should have the best in class - the best managers and coaches in the world. If you have Ole as the manager you should have someone like Carlos Queiroz as the assistant coach. You cannot have people learning on the job who has never been at a club of that size. They have got Mike Phelan but I do not think he's a coach. There's Michael Carrick and Kieren McKenna, they have never coached anyone in their lives.

"You have got to have someone who has been there and done it. You cannot be learning on the job at Manchester United."

Neville backing United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Gary Neville on the other hand has been defending Manchester United. He believes that the board will keep Ole till the end of the season. And they are not looking for a hitman who will come in to do the job for a short period. He thinks the club is now looking for stability and has kept faith in Ole Gunnar in this season.

He acknowledges the shambolic situation of the club in the league. But he cannot see Ole getting sacked after this match or in the coming days.

Neville said: "If this was in the immediate post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, Ole would be under massive pressure tonight,"

"But I think the club will hold their nerve. I don't think they have planned for a new manager this season. I think they will sit with him until the end of the season. There will be a massive outcry from fans and media that Ole should be sacked. And I can understand that after that game. It was a monstrously bad day and it takes some recovery from"

Adding more to his opinion: "But I think this club is a lot more stable in terms of the ownership. I think now might be the time for them to communicate with the fans if they are going to back the manager for the next six to eight months, which I think they will. They have said they believe in the projects even though there will be some bumps. Ole says they are close. I am not convinced because I look at those players and the other teams are good. And Man Utd is nowhere near as good. I want to see a structured, organized performance. I believe the club is stable and will not sack the manager. But they have to get back on the bike.

Neville backing Ole

"The reason the board will stay stable is because of what happened with Jose Mourinho, with Louis van Gaal. They will not bring in a hitman again to try and do a job for a couple of seasons. Jose was the best manager in the world when he came here and it didn't work out. Antonio Conte's available but I would not bring him in. I do not think he is a fit. sacked a manager last season and it was the wrong thing to do. I should have waited until the end of the season, let it breathe, and I think that's what Manchester United will do."

Credits: Sky Sports Football

Manchester United's latest run

Looking at Manchester United's upcoming fixtures. It indicates that the Norwegian manager has to buckle up himself as they have quite some difficult matches coming their way.

Their upcoming matches are against the likes of Tottenham, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Watford. Followed by their champions league match against Villarreal. This fixture will surely test out the team as well as the manager.

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