Solskjaer previews Man Utd v Liverpool in Premier League
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Former Manchester United full-back Wes Brown believes any calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking are too premature, as the Norwegian deserves more time to turn things around. Solskjaer has found himself in the firing line in recent weeks after the Red Devils lost four of their last eight matches in all competitions.
After a spectacular transfer window which saw Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo come through the doors at Old Trafford, combined with an impressive three wins in their first four Premier League games, many had United as title contenders.
However, their patchy run of form has seen them drop down to sixth position where they trail league leaders Chelsea by eight points.
If results on Sunday go against them – including their own against arch rivals Liverpool – they could end the day four points away from the top four.
But despite United’s league position, Champions League winner and former team mate to Solskjaer, Wes Brown believes it is far too early to discuss the possibility of sacking the Norwegian.
“I think it is too early to talk about anything like that,” said Brown, who was speaking on behalf of 888sport.
“He has got some new players in who are still blending in and working out everything. I think the main thing for Ole now is just getting a little bit of consistency and pushing on that way.
“If someone has had three or four bad games it happens. If it wasn’t us, it will be someone else, that is just the way it goes, it’s football.
“Nobody wants it to go that way, but at the same time we do have to push on and get a little bit of consistency.
“The squad is there now, Ole has brought three fantastic players in the summer who have boosted the squad.”
Solskjaer’s side come into the contest against Liverpool, having produced a stunning result in the Champions League.
Goals from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, and Ronaldo saw United overturn a two-goal deficit to beat Atalanta 3-2 at Old Trafford.
But the late drama under the lights did not relieve the pressure on criticism on Solskjaer, as many pundits believe the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp would be extracting more from the current crop at United.
However, Brown does not necessarily believe the presence of a Klopp or a Guardiola in the Old Trafford dug-out would guarantee better results and success with the current team.
“The managers there are top class, and they are people who have won different trophies with different teams over the years,”
“But it is one of them for me, we have had managers of that calibre and it has not quite worked.
“I think this season is a big one for Ole – we have had a little dip over the last two or three games where we have not been playing well and we have to sort it out.”
Brown was speaking on behalf of 8888sport. Head to 888sport for the latest Premier League odds.
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