Solskjaer already facing the sack at Man Utd – Redknapp

Joe Williams
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

Jamie Redknapp thinks “the scale of the job could be too big” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

The Red Devils had a resurgence after sacking Jose Mourinho and appointing Solskjaer, who won 14 of his 19 games while in caretaker charge of the club, but he has suffered five defeats since he was handed a three-year contract, highlighting the scale of the rebuilding job ahead in the summer.

United’s hopes of securing a Champions League place were dashed after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at relegated Huddersfield.

Isaac Mbenza cancelled out Scott McTominay’s first-half opener for United, who twice hit the crossbar through Paul Pogba.

And Redknapp thinks their current form shows that Solskjaer could struggle to turn the club around.

“I do not for one minute want Solskjaer to fail but already it feels like the scale of the job could be too big for him,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

“We do not know if United tried to lure Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward must be wondering if he has made a mistake.

“Solskjaer has been entrusted with one of the biggest brands in world sport. It is now six years and counting since United last won the Premier League title.

“Regardless of the size of the task at hand, he will be under immense pressure should United be several points off the pace and languishing in sixth place again come October.”