Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United fans are signing petition to get rid of the club legend

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds himself under pressure again following Manchester United’s dismal display against Arsenal on New Year’s Day.

Solskjaer’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium courtesy of two first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

United, who came into this fixture off the back of two straight Premier League victories over Newcastle and Burnley, were hugely underwhelming over the course of the 90 minutes and frustrated fans have voiced their anger on social media.

Solskjaer has also been criticised for his reaction in the aftermath of the defeat.

The Norwegian coach didn’t appear to be particularly angry in his post-match interview and this only added to United fans’ frustrations.

"When I listen to Ole, he sounds like a really nice guy," former United striker Robin van Persie said on BT Sport. "I would like to see him a bit more mean at times, just be angry.

"I see him smiling now after a game like that. This is not the moment to smile.”

Van Persie seemed to echo the sentiments of the vast majority of disgruntled United fans with his comments.

#OleOut was trending on Twitter at the full-time whistle, with many United fans convinced the club legend is out of his depth.

Meanwhile, some fans (perhaps the same ones who managed to get #OleOut trending) are signing a petition titled ‘Get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out of United’.


The petition in question has attracted quite a lot of signatures in recent hours, with ‘clueless’ among the most popular words used to describe the under-fire coach.

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However, other supporters understandably feel that signing a petition to get rid of a legend like Solskjaer, the man who scored the most iconic goal in the club’s history in 1999, is embarrassing.


All United fans agree that performances like Wednesday night’s are unacceptable and that plenty needs to change in order to get Man Utd back to the top of English football.

But protesting by signing an online petition to get Solskjaer sacked just feels, well, a bit wrong.

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Following United’s defeat at Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino’s odds of becoming the Red Devils’ next permanent manager have shortened slightly.

The Argentine coach, who is out of work after being sacked by Tottenham in November, is followed by Max Allegri, Ralf Rangnick and Brendan Rodgers in the bookies’ markets.

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