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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment is a mistake – Jordan

Well, seems not everyone concurs with the news of Manchester United’s appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment is a mistake - Jordan

Well, seems not everyone concurs with the news of Manchester United’s appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis.

Solskjaer was signed permanently by the United board in a three-year deal, having seen the Norwegian successfully return the red devils to the top four chase and also guided them to the Champions League quarter-finals stage where are expected to face Barcelona.

However, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan whilst speaking to TalkSports, believes Manchester United have made an “unavoidable mistake” in appointing Solskjaer, and says the Norwegian will tactically fall deficient against the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino.

“The reason I say it’s an unavoidable mistake is because their performances have justified the appointment, but Manchester United are in a difficult position,’ Jordan said.

“It’s been six years since they last won the Premier League title and there are three sides who are better than them – Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham.

“I think they can bridge the gap player-wise, but here’s the conundrum… there are three better managers than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“Pep Guardiola is clearly the leading light in management right now, Jurgen Klopp isn’t far behind and has won things, and Mauricio Pochettino working the oracle at Spurs.

“United are behind them all on the field and they’re out of the habit of winning the Premier League. It’s a big thing when you don’t win the league, ask Liverpool fans, they’ve forgotten how to win it and they’re 29 years down the line now.

“If Liverpool were to win the Premier League this year and get their act together, you might find they really galvanise themselves and the distance between them and United gets even greater.

“While they’ve made the appointment because the performances have justified it, it’s one thing fixing something that’s broken but it’s another thing building your own team. The dynamics change.

“I might be giving Solskjaer a bit of a disservice, but I think it’s short term thinking and possibly a long-term problem.

“Are we really seriously saying Solskjaer is going to out-think Guardiola, out-do Klopp and stand up to Pochettino? I don’t think so.”

Driven by the passion for the game, Gabriel is an avid Sports & Football fan, lover and now writer/analyst. "I may be right or wrong, never perfect but I do justice in my own way".

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