Man Utd board told to sack Solskjaer and hire Antonio Conte

Former Chelsea player Jason Cundy says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked by Manchester United after the disaster of their defeat to Young Boys.

The Red devils took the lead in Switzerland through Cristiano Ronaldo but they conceded two goals in the second half after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card.

The pressure is now on Solskjaer after last season’s defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final and the United have backed him this summer by signing Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

Antonio Conte is still available after leaving Inter at the end of last campaign and the Italian coach could provide the type of short-term success that the club needs.

And Cundy believes it’s a matter of time before United take a look at the former Chelsea coach after Solskjaer was hugely criticised for his management in Bern.

‘That there shows he’s utterly clueless,’ Cundy told TalkSPORT. ‘That performance, the team shape… they went down to ten men, yes, but come on. They went to five at the back and he didn’t change it.

‘They were getting overrun in the middle of the park. Poor Fred, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. I’ve got so much sympathy for them, they had no help, they were getting passed around.

‘The back five didn’t move, they were getting outnumbered. It wasn’t working, they should have gone for four in defence and four in midfield.

‘United got exactly what they deserved and he’s been exposed again brutally. ‘The game changed on the red card but that didn’t mean it was over.

‘Young Boys are normally whipping boys of European football and United get rolled over 2-1… it was a disasterclass, it was an absolute disaster.

‘It exposed Ole, it did badly. I’d sack him. We know what’s coming, don’t we? You’ve got Antonio Conte out there… ‘Who’s the better manager? There will be a stage in the season where they’ll be like ‘I wish we did it earlier.’

‘There’s been a pattern emerging with Ole, particularly in Europe. He couldn’t get out of the group last season.

‘It did him a favour going into the Europa League, it’s an easier competition to win and he managed to balls that up.’


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