Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told he's 'not the right boss' for Man United

By Mirror: Monday, August 26th 2019 at 14:30 GMT +3 | Gossip & Rumours
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [Courtesy]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is "not the right boss" for Manchester United to become a Premier League giant again and teams don't fear to go to Old Trafford any more, according to former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan.

United suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday when Palace stunned them at Old Trafford, with Jordan Ayew and Patrick van Aanholt's last-minute winner splitting Daniel James's strike.

The loss came on the back of a 1-1 draw with Wolves last Monday and saw a second penalty failed to be converted in successive games - as Marcus Rashford saw his spot-kick cannon off the frame of the goal.

And Jordan reckons Palace won the game because they didn't fear United - unlike in the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

“Because it’s Manchester United, we’ve watched all of their games because there is more focus on Manchester United,” Jordan told TalkSPORT.

“On one hand you could say, two penalties put Manchester United five points better off so we would have a different look at Man United because they would be second.

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“But if you look at the manner in which Man United are playing, I’m sorry because I know Man United fans will start yelling and screaming, but up to 60 minutes against Chelsea they were getting bossed.

“Chelsea were the better side in that game by a long way and nobody could see anybody other than Chelsea scoring goals. Now conventional wisdom was defied, Sam Allardyce got made to look a fool on the touchline as we did sitting here and Chelsea capitulated.

“But anyone else other than Chelsea on that day, of that sort of perceived stature, wouldn’t have capitulated and I don’t think Man United would have won that game.

“With respect, Palace got very, very lucky yesterday and Roy [Hodgson] talked about ‘riding their luck’ and ultimately pulling a result out of nowhere.

“But looking at that performance; there is no fear factor, nobody cares about Old Trafford in way they once did because that image is gone.

“And I don’t think it is going to come back under the stewardship of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because part of that image, as we know, was best players winning games.

“But also, there was this figure at the very head of Manchester United as a football operation, which was [Sir Alex] Ferguson.

“Are you seriously saying to me that the serious times of Man United, with Liverpool and Man City disappearing into the horizon, that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to operate at the level that is required? I don’t think so!”

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