Pundit slams OGS ‘bandwagon’, says he still lacks one thing

Matt Stead
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have “the class to be Man United manager,” according to Simon Jordan.

Solskjaer alleviated the pressure on his position with victories over Tottenham and Manchester City in the space of three days last week.

Beating predecessor Jose Mourinho and reigning Premier League champion Pep Guardiola has strengthened Solskjaer’s credentials to remain in the post long-term, even with former target Mauricio Pochettino available.

But former Crystal Palace chairman Jordan is still “unconvinced” by the Norwegian, who has taken United up to 5th after 16 games.

“People are jumping on the bandwagon of all of a sudden United are doing well because they’ve beaten Tottenham and Man City,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“I think he’s getting more backbone and I think he’s getting more rhetoric that is becoming of a Manchester United manager. He’s developing more confidence and is clearly being backed by the board.

“I get the feeling there’s an element of being galvanized in that they know they get a lot of criticism, they know Solskjaer is getting a lot of observations made about him and the players are obviously responding to him.

“I remain unconvinced. I think form is temporary, class is permanent and I don’t think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the class to be Man United manager.”