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Man Utd win over ‘bang average’ Spurs is delaying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, says Gabby Agbonlahor


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a tricky week ahead (Picture: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s win over Tottenham is just delaying the inevitable when it comes to sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

That’s the view of former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor, who refused to get carried away with United’s latest display.

Having suffered a 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool last weekend, Solskjaer needed a response from his players in the trip to Tottenham on Saturday and his players delivered with a 3-0 win.

Solskjaer still retains the support from the board for now but with tough games against Atalanta in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League to come next week, the Norwegian cannot afford to get complacent.

While Agbonlahor praised Solskjaer’s team selection, starting Edinson Cavani, he still feels it’s only a matter of time before the 48-year-old is given his marching orders.

‘The players played for him today, ‘Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. ‘From the first second of the game, they showed fight. They were fighting for Solskjaer.

Manchester United recorded a comfortable win over Spurs (Picture: Visionhaus/Getty Images)

‘This was the obvious formation to play; your defenders are struggling, if you’re struggling to keep clean sheets, what are you going to do?

‘You’re going to go five at the back, it’s not rocket science. I said it midweek, play five at the back, stop the goals going in and you have goalscorers in your team.

‘You could have played [Cristiano] Ronaldo, Cavani, [Mason] Greenwood or [Marcus] Rashford as your two strikers because they would have scored today.

‘Rashford comes on scores, you’re playing against a bang average Spurs team. Basically, for me, this is just prolonging what is going to happen.

‘Ole is going to leave Manchester United, but you’ve got to give him credit for getting the result today.’

Goals from Cavani, Rashford and Ronaldo in the trip to the capital leaves United fifth in the Premier League table.


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