Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s days as Manchester United’s manager are numbered and the Red Devils should look to replace the Norwegian with Brendan Rodgers.
Solskjaer is under pressure after a poor run of form saw United go into yesterday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur off the back of four Premier League outings without a win.
What’s the latest news involving Solskjaer?
Solskjaer’s reign reached a new low last weekend as United were condemned to an embarrassing 5-0 defeat by arch-rivals Liverpool at a jam-packed Old Trafford.
It led to Solskjaer coming out after the thumping and admitting it was the darkest day of his football life, although he confirmed he would not quit.
Solskjaer, who won six Premier League titles and the Champions League during his playing days at Old Trafford, revealed he had a heart-to-heart with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson heading into yesterday’s trip to Spurs.
Although he won plenty of silverware before hanging up his boots, Solskjaer has failed to win any trophies since heading back to United as caretaker manager in December 2018 before being handed the reins permanently three months later.
It has been claimed that Antonio Conte would be open to discussing moving into the United dugout, with several players also questioning whether Solskjaer is capable of taking the club any further.
What has Michael Bridge said about Solskjaer?
Bridge believes United will have no option but to make a managerial change in the not-too-distant future.
Although Conte is being widely linked with becoming Solskjaer’s successor, Bridge reckons the Red Devils’ hierarchy should turn their attentions towards Leicester City chief Rodgers.
Bridge told GIVEMESPORT: “Would Brendan Rodgers improve Manchester United? Yes.
“I could name so many managers and say he improves United.
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“When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves United, are Liverpool going to be after him? Are Manchester City going to be after him? Who’s going to want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Where does he go next?
“There has to come a time where they turn around and make a change.”
What’s the latest news involving Rodgers?
According to ESPN, Rodgers is among the contenders to succeed Solskjaer if the Norwegian is unable to inspire an immediate upturn in results and the owners look to appoint a boss from within the Premier League.
Rodgers is currently in charge of Leicester, having taken charge of the Foxes in February 2019.
The 48-year-old has an impressive record at the King Power Stadium helm and would also bring a winning mentality to Old Trafford having got his hands on the FA Cup last season and clinched seven pieces of silverware during his time at Celtic.
However, he has only finished in the Premier League’s top four once, with that coming during his Liverpool reign.
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