The Football Spin on why Manchester United should have aimed higher than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 1 month ago

The Football Spin on why Manchester United should have aimed higher than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Why is Ole at the wheel?

Manchester United were humiliated at Goodison Park on Sunday and anger is understandably being directed at the players. But is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the right man to be in charge of the massive rebuilding job required at the club?

There is nothing in his record to suggest he is. Of course, Solskjaer had to be given the job at the time he was appointed after the run of wins he'd had, but why did United need to give him the job at that stage?

He was made full-time manager after the extraordinary run when he took over, but the players who won those games are the players who are losing them now.

 

On The Football Spin, Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna discuss Manchester United's foolish obsession with history and why trying to recreate the United Way is no compensation for a management structure which is properly geared towards success in the modern game.

Nooruddean Choudry says United can't be criticised for doing what everyone felt was right at the time, but that the players must now take responsibility.

How much longer will they be given the chance to do that again raises questions about how United are going about the job of rebuilding the squad.

The important thing, he says, is that the players who arrive have the right mentality, but will the players at the club have the mentality to do Liverpool a favour when Manchester City visit Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Noz also discusses the perils of cooking with puff pastry when a recipe demands filo.

There is also time to reflect on an another extraordinary weekend in one of the greatest title race of modern times and whether Liverpool will be able to recover if they finish second.

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