‘Pathetic’ Man Utd form means Solskjaer will be sacked ‘soon’ – Hamann

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Hamann believes that Solskjaer will be sacked

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes it will only be a matter of time before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked amid Man Utd’s “pathetic” performances.

The Red Devils sit fourth in the Premier League heading into the international break. They are two points behind table-toppers Chelsea.

Man Utd’s form has dipped of late as they have only picked up one win from their last four games across all competitions.

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In their last two league games, they were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa and they drew 1-1 with Everton.

Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench for the draw against Everton and Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned this decision. 

Hamann has told Sky Sports that he expects Solskjaer to be sacked by Man Utd “soon”:

“The one and only reason why Manchester United are still in the title race and doing alright in the Champions League is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Hamann said.

“I don’t know where they would be without him or his goals. It is all patchwork. Old Trafford, that used to be the Theatre of Dreams, now it is more like the Theatre of Nightmares.

“Their performances are pathetic. At the moment, they just don’t play good football. Jadon Sancho is way behind expectations, which I don’t understand.

“Now I believe the pressure on the manager will grow a lot. I believe it is a matter of when – not if – they sack him, because he has been there too long for you not to see any progression.

“They still play the same football which is not good to watch. That is not Manchester United.

“I think there will be a change of manager soon. Whether the new manager will be able to utilise their potential, we will have to see.”

Elsewhere, Jamie Carragher has suggested that Ronaldo “has added” to Man United’s issues:

“They remain a team of individuals rather than a team. Cristiano Ronaldo has added to that rather than fixed it.

“That’s why, despite a brilliant squad, they are not yet at the level of the other three.

“Dropping five points in their last two home games highlighted lingering inconsistency.”