Manchester United lost to Premier League relegated side Cardiff City on the final day of the season, 2-0, at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were booed by Old Trafford faithful after another torrid display. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were winless in 10 of their last 12 games in all competitions with eight matches ending in losses.
Solskjaer has looked clueless during Manchester United’s winless run and many supporters are unhappy with the Norwegian as boss.
Although the outgoing Ander Herrera stated he believes in Solskjaer turning the club around, the Daily Express has reported Manchester United’s Ed Woodward may sack the manager in the future.
Fans are already calling for Solskjaer’s firing and here are 3 reasons why the Red Devils are ready to sack the manager.
The bloom is off the rose
Manchester United were over eager to sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager after some success. Now, their excitement to give him the job has backfired.
Meanwhile, their previous target to take over the managerial position, Mauricio Pochettino, has led Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League Final.
Solskjaer has looked unable to come to terms with the tactics of other teams. He was able to get his players to up their game, but being unable to tactically play against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool left Manchester United in their wakes.
The players aren’t on board
Herrera can say he believes in Solskjaer to succeed, but the fact that the Spaniard has decided against re-signing to in favour of signing for Paris Saint-Germain contradicts his statement.
The midfielder was a big miss while injured at the tail end of the season. It gave supporters a look at what the team could look like next campaign if they are not successful in bringing in new players.
If Solskjaer has lost the dressing room and there is no confidence in him as a manager, there is little chance big-name transfers will join the club.
The Supporters have turned on him
Manchester United supporters who sang his name just a couple months ago have now turned on Solskjaer. Fans are demanding Solskjaer get the sack and relations between the club and supporters is sure to be strained.
Woodward is trying to restructure the club with a sporting director. The club’s hierarchy believes a sporting director will help the manager. But it is doubtful adding the position will change results under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.