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Frank Leboeuf and Chris Sutton tell Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after humiliating Liverpool defeat


Solskjaer’s side were completely and utterly outplayed at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty Images)

Pundits Frank Leboeuf and Chris Sutton believe it is time for a change in the Manchester United dugout after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota sunk a frantic and defensively poor Red Devils side at Old Trafford.

Things got worse for the home team when substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a reckless tackle on Keita which saw the Reds midfielder taken off on a stretcher.

Salah netted a hat-trick to take his tally to 10 goals for the season (Picture: Getty Images)

The heavy defeat – the third in their last four league games – has left United in seventh place in the table after nine games played this season.

After the match, Solskjaer admitted it was his ‘darkest day’ as a manager, but insisted that he had ‘come too far to give up’.

However, French World Cup winner Leboeuf thinks the United board need to act sooner rather than later to avoid a full-blown disaster.

‘They really have to move on to something else,’ the former Chelsea defender told ESPN FC. ‘Otherwise, it is going to be a disaster.

‘We are talking about Manchester United and we all agreed before that they couldn’t cope with Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.

‘Because they signed fantastic players, everyone talks about [Cristiano] Ronaldo, they thought something would happen but they still have the same problems.

‘They don’t have a project. Tactically, compared to the others, they don’t have a project. They just count on the talent of the players, not tactics.’

Ex-Celtic, Blackburn and Norwich striker Sutton also believes that having spent big on the likes of Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane in the summer, Solskjaer’s time is now up.

‘We’ve stuck up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but he’s been there for almost three years now,’ Sutton told BBC Radio Five Live.

‘And with the signings at the start of the season you were thinking they have to challenge for the title, but I really don’t see any other way. He has to go, surely?’


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