Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a lot of criticism at the beginning of the 2019/20 season. However, support for the Norwegian is arriving from an unlikely place.
Jamie Carragher talked about the situation and crisis at Manchester United, pointing out that the board should stick with Ole now that they’ve appointed him.
“I don’t think Manchester United should be thinking about changing their manager any time this season,” Carragher wrote for Sky Sports.
“No one starts the season thinking they’re going to change the manager, it’s too much upheaval. Who do you bring in? You’ve bought players.
“So the best time to change your manager is at the end of the season, or towards the end and give the next manager a full pre-season.”
After a draw to Liverpool and a win away at Norwich, Manchester United now rose to seventh in the Premier League.
The Red Devils have 13 points, tied with Bournemouth, Sheffield United, and West Ham.
Even though the performances don’t suggest it, the Champions League spots are a realistic possibility as Chelsea is just seven points ahead and it’s still early in the season.
Carragher added that the management needs the clear vision for the future.
“So United need to ask if they want Ole for this season and the whole of next season.
“If they do, that’s fine. But what they don’t want to do is, next season, in September or October, if they make a bad start, then think ‘what do we do?’
“If you think you would get rid of a manager after a bad start next season, change it before. No problem this season, but, maybe, when the summer comes, would you go with Ole again?
“But if he has a good season, finishes strongly, does well in the cups, of course, keep him in there.”
Solskjaer and his team are preparing for Chelsea clash in the League Cup tonight.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 30, 2019