Manchester United chief Ed Woodward urged to ‘smell the coffee’ on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future


Ed Woodward was invited to wake up and “smell the coffee” under the pressure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United appear ready to stick with their manager following alarming defeats to their two biggest rivals – Liverpool and Manchester City – at Old Trafford in 14 days.

It was a double hammer blow that left the Premier League giants nine points behind Chelsea.

Solskjaer and his future at the helm have come under scrutiny following the heavy and humiliating 5-0 setback to them by Liverpool and there has been no relaxation in this regard, despite the recovery parity in matches against Tottenham and Atalanta.

For now, at least, the Norwegian is set to stay put when United resume after this international break.

However, club figures such as Woodward were urged to show more ambition – expert Chris Sutton then pointed to the change in Norwich City, deep in the city.

They parted ways with Daniel Farke even after winning for the first time this season on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, Sutton said: “Manchester United still lives on when they were a good team.

“That’s the problem. There are no excuses and there is nowhere to hide this season. They have spent £ 140million.

“I love Ole. He’s a nice guy, but he’s mentored and overtaken by the best guys – the most disappointing thing of the weekend and I’m not a City or United fan, but he was a boring derby match. Sounds boring to me. “

Sutton added: “There was no intensity and it was an easy win for Manchester City. It was not a competition.

“When is Ed Woodward going to smell the coffee, sit down and think, that’s not good enough and we have to make a change. Norwich is more ambitious than Manchester United.

” They are. I tell you. At least they were decisive. What are the expectations in Norwich?

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“Norwich wants to stay in the Premier League … A lot of people have accused them of not wanting to stay in the Premier League, but they’ve made a change, rightly or wrongly.

“As for Manchester United, what’s the expectation this season after last season? It was to win something. Are they going to win something with this current manager, with this current team. No. Anyone can see it. . “

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