Solskjaer Next Line To Be Axe Has Manchester United Manager  –  Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has predicted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sacked by Manchester United before the end of the season.

The Norwegian saw his side slip to a 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Wednesday night to leave him facing yet more questions over his role at the club.

Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez scored either side of half-time to give the Clarets a famous win, and Keown thinks the end could be nigh for Solskjaer.

“They’re 30 points behind [league leaders] Liverpool so alarm bells are ringing,” Keown told BBC Sport’s Match of the Day .

“I don’t think he’s going to last beyond the end of the season. I know people are saying he needs more time but this is Manchester United, it’s a massive football club.”

Keown’s fellow pundit and Solskjaer’s former United teammate Phil Neville disagreed, although did admit these are worrying times for his old club.

“It’s a massive concern. I think they’ve got to stick with him,” he said.

“The squad looks light. I think they need two signings in this window to have any success this season.

“There’s bits I see in them which makes me think they’re progressing but it’s just that lack of quality overall.”

Solskjaer himself admitted that his side’s display wasn’t up to scratch.

“At one point it felt like we were creating openings and didn’t take them. We hold our hands up, it is not good enough,” he told BT Sport .

” Burnley scored one wonder goal and one you see them score all the time. When you are dominating and you don’t have that cutting edge to score that was disappointing.

“When you are at Man Utd you are privileged because you are playing for the best club in the world.”


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