Rio Ferdinand has given reasons why he feels former teammate and current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be replaced.
Solskjaer suffered his second humiliation in two weeks with a 2-0 loss against city rivals Manchester City that could have been far more embarrassing on the scoresheet.
It follows a record-breaking 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool that leaves the Red Devils nine points off of Premier League leaders Chelsea despite another big summer of investment.
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Solskjaer’s former teammate Ferdinand has been one of his most vocal supporters since the Norwegian stepped in as caretaker in December 2018, famously coining the phrase ‘Ole’s at the wheel!’
Now though, in the wake of another disastrous performance in the Manchester derby, Ferdinand has joined Roy Keane in finally questioning the man they previously backed.
Ferdinand explained on his YouTube channel, Vibe with Five: “We started this season with such hope, we had the excitement, we were all sitting there going, ‘You know what? This is our time now’.
“I have to be honest, Ole was brought in to get us to that point, he was brought in to kind of fix that and bring us to a place where you get the squad intact you get the players to put us in the point where we can challenge for the league.
“I sit here now and I don’t think we can challenge to win this league, I look at our team every week and I’m wondering what we’re going to do tactically.
“I don’t see a philosophy, I don’t see an identity,” Ferdinand said. “When I go and watch my team, if they get beat, that’s fine. It happens. But I want to see what they’re about, what are you?
“Players aren’t sprinting out and hurting themselves in games, I see that as a disrespect to the manager and almost like ‘I don’t fear him’.
“He’s done actually what he’s been brought in to do, he’s come in and given the fans hope again, made the fans want to come back and watch your team again, he’s done that, he has done a great job in that sense, but is he doing to take us to winning titles?
“Is he going to make us challenge to win a Champions League?
“The football club will be living here and breathing longer than any individual. It’s what’s best for this football club, I just feel that maybe it might be the time now for the baton to be handed over, who can take us on now, and I think Ole would leave now with his head held high.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.