Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a good job during his three years as Manchester United boss.
The Norwegian is currently under huge pressure following’s United’s humiliating 5-0 home defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend and according to i newspaper might have just two matches to save his job.
But overall, Bridge reckons that he’s gradually made the Red Devils better since replacing Jose Mourinho in the dugout in December 2018.
How have Manchester United fared this season?
United initially made an excellent start to the campaign, collecting 13 points from their opening five matches.
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However, the Leeds victory aside, they were generally unconvincing, and a poor run of form always seemed round the corner.
Furthermore, United have already crashed out of the Carabao Cup, whilst their Champions League knockout chances are hanging in the balance despite them leading the group, with tough trips to Atalanta and Villarreal still to come.
Despite their poor recent form, Bridge has praised Solskjaer for steadying the ship at the Theatre of Dreams.
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What did Bridge say?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I actually think he’s done a good job at Manchester United, year after year they’ve improved.”
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Have Manchester United improved under Solskjaer?
Bridge has a point here. When Solskjaer took the reigns almost three years ago, United were already 11 points off the top four before Christmas and had won just seven times in 17 league games under Mourinho.
He wouldn’t be able to get them into the top-four that season but has done exactly that in his two full years at Old Trafford and whilst United haven’t managed to win a trophy during his spell, they have at least competed on a regular basis, something they didn’t do after Mourinho’s first season.
Furthermore, the 48-year-old has put together an impressive squad, bringing in the likes of Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, whilst Solskjaer has done plenty of good work at United, they’ve constantly been falling short in the most important moment and it’s probably the right time for the legendary striker to move on and let someone with more tactical nous take the Red Devils to the next level.