Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sacking Speculation Surges after UCL Setback

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Manchester United shockingly suffered an utterly inexplicable and completely unjustifiable 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage today. The home side, who had started the day without a point or a goal in the UCL, handed United their fourth loss in just 11 games this season.

Across all competitions, United have only one win at home in five tries, and the bad run of results is rapidly raising the temperature of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seat as manager.

United club legend Roy Keane, now a television pundit, has said the United players “will get Solskjaer sacked” and the former team captain’s comments were raised at the Solskjaer post match news conference today.

“I decline to comment on such a thing,” OGS responded to the query.

“Of course it’s early on. Opinions are out there all the time. You’ve got to stay strong. I’m employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with our staff.”

Opinions are definitely out there, as #OleOut was a top trending term on Twitter today. You also have plenty of stories circulating that claim the Norwegian will be dismissed should they lose at Everton this weekend.

Sitting 15th in the Premier League table, if United keep not getting results, they’ll fall into the drop zone and that means it would be curtains for Solskjaer. Opinions within the supporter base are mixed about whether or not they should pull the plug, but those who do want him relieved of duty are getting louder by the game.

Mauricio Pochettino seems to be the favored replacement at this point, as he is available.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Sack Ole
    He’s good tactically poor
    #MP in

  2. Ole must be sacked bcoz he’s doing nothing there ole has no experience of coatching?

  3. Ole must go.
    If he will not be sacked then united will loose every game his tactics does’nt work

  4. Aniehe jude says

    sacked ole or this losing we be our culture the seasons

  5. #oleout
    Sack ole

  6. His incompetent manager sack this man please

  7. Mubarak ismail says

    Ole must out

  8. Sack

  9. Ole must go

  10. Ole out

  11. Sack this small thing out of our club

  12. Ole must go

  13. I think it’s time Ole to be sack. Don’t have to wait till the weekend (against Everton). All the last 10 games is enough to prove Ole is not worth to be MU manager . Enough is Enough already given time to prove no improvement. Sack him now.

  14. Ole must go Sack

  15. ALBINO ELIA says

    SACK that man! he is not the right person for this job

  16. Sack ole he’s a fool. Last season 3 semi finals with out a trophy and this Season he’s incompetence increases. Sack him

  17. Honest lier says

    Ole out,poor, incompetent.

  18. I’m sick and tired of this guy’s (OGS) football tactics. Very boring football. If I was in place of Mr.Woodward, I could’ve sacked this ‘norwegian kid’ after the Arsenal match. As a man united fan, I expect a manager who is TWICE BETTER THAN Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. Ole is TEN TIMES WORSE.
    MAN UNITED is a big name, you can not introduce a counter attacking style of play (4-2-3-1) in such a team and you expect to win trophies. I need a legendry possessive and attack minded playing style (4-3-3).
    I recommend the next man united coach to take this lineup as the starting x1:
    Goalkeeper: Dean Henderson
    Defenders: Alphonso Davies, Ben White, T.Mings, Alex Telles
    Midfield: Bruno Fernandez, Kevin De Bruyne, Declan Rice
    Strikers: Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Gnabry.
    With this lineup, we can return to our sweet days with the Legend, Sir Alex Ferguson.

  19. His last is against everton.

  20. Odongo. Emmanuel says

    Ole must go

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