Few Manchester United supporters would stand by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the moment, especially now Mauricio Pochettino is only a call away.
The red devils have had their fair share of bad times under the manager, and although there are little signs of improvement, United fans don’t particularly look certain Ole should be the one to lead them to the Promise Land.
Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had left for the international break on a good note, having secured win after win for several matches straight.
However, since returning they’ve been off the pace. Twice missing opportunities to take a massive leap fifth place on the Premier League log.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has survived the intense waves for longer than most expected. Both Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino have been relieved of their duties, but not Ole.
And whether that’s a good or bad thing on Manchester United’s side, we are soon to find out.
Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserve more time?
From a fan standpoint of view, absolutely not! Why should he? However, in some way, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to prove he deserves a little more patience from the club supporters and its hierarchy.
The damage Ole has been appointed to fix is no easy one, for the fact, David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho were unable to during their longer time – when compared to Ole – proves a change of manager and staff won’t fix the issue.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t done a massive work to deserve countless praise, but it’s the first time Manchester United have had all three of its summer signing working as practically the teams most functional unit.
Aaron Wan Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James have been exceptional recruitments for United, and on that note, you could imagine a better tomorrow after two or three transfer windows producing such effect.
Fred and Scott Mctominay also seem to have found a rhythm among them. With Paul Pogba’s return from injury likely to give United a sense of confidence their midfield could well stand strong against any Premier League opponent, besides they’ve stood their ground against most top-six side so far.
Sure, these won’t be the case at other clubs. But Manchester United aren’t other clubs and other clubs aren’t in the mess United have been in since Alex Ferguson decided to call quits on his time as manager.
Mauricio Pochettino may not be the case
Surely the idea of signing Mauricio Pochettino is one that Manchester United supporters have been threading since the start of time, and that dream is looking even more likely now the manager has finally left his fortress to Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.
Pochettino’s impressive work with Spurs has earned him a place near the elites of the game, despite not having a trophy for his work so far.
Mauricio Pochettino missed out on a massive opportunity to join Real Madrid. But after the past few months, the Los Blancos would feel happy to have made the call in favor of Zinedine Zidane.
The Argentine has an impressive resume to see him secure a job at Manchester United, but to deliver? That again we have no control over.
Pochettino takes the praise for stringing together a worthy team at Spurs, but the lack of trophy should be a major worry for Manchester United. Especially with the fact, the White Lily’s have had a more reliable squad that the red devils over the last few years.
Even the job at Old Trafford may be too overwhelming for a manager such as Mauricio Pochettino. With Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho a reference point to what intense work is needed to get Manchester United back on track.
The task at hand?
Should Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in favor of Mauricio Pochettino or not? That’s the multi-million dollar question we hope the club would provide an answer to.
However, it is unreasonable to throw Ole away after just a transfer season to put things in place. What things?
Manchester United have been in shambles for too long, but many would never believe they’d live to see the day the likes of Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez leave. Even Romelu Lukaku never looked like he was ever going to click with the red devils, so good luck to him at Inter. He’s been doing great!
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a massive work cleaning out some wrong names at Manchester United, and with the lack of squad depth and injuries to key players, even Mauricio Pochettino will struggle to put up a consistent team week in week out. A syndrome that saw him relieve of his duties at Tottenham Hotspur in the first place.
Solskjaer still has work to do, and I’d advise he gets the time to do so. Hopefully the likes of Ashley Young, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, and co. leave at the end of the season, with a few new names expected in January.
The Norwegian is probably not the ideal name anyone would want at Manchester United on a normal day. But this isn’t a normal day, and this Manchester United isn’t bathed in European glory and trophies anymore.
It’s time they accept they are no longer a dominant force. At least not as they were before. The earlier they accept this, the easier it’d be to rebuild and take the necessary steps to regain their place at the top of the food chain.