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Former teammate jumps to the defence of Solskjaer after Man United’s FA Cup exit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. (imago Images)

David Beckham shows his support for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

David Beckham has come out in support of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, claiming that he is doing an incredible job (h/t Mirror). Solskjaer has come under scrutiny after Manchester United’s elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of Leicester City.

Now with only the Europa League to go, Manchester United have only one shot left at silverware this season. They were eliminated by Man City in the League Cup at the semi-final stage earlier. Add to that, we have ceded top spot to City in the league and are 14 points behind with a game in hand.

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Former English player Danny Murphy even went on to say that Solskjaer could be looking at a sack if he cannot win the Europa League. However, Solskjaer’s former Manchester United teammate offered some words of support to the Norwegian.

“You know, I’ve seen some of the criticism. But I suppose when you are a manager at Manchester United and when Manchester United have had the success over the years that they’ve had, there was always going to be a point where people get criticised – whether it’s players, whether it’s owners, whether it’s the manager.

“Ole’s been in the game for long enough to be able to take any kind of criticism. He’s very quiet, he gets on with his job, and I think he’s done an incredible job down at United. The results are starting to show that, so hopefully that continues because the fans love Ole, we all love Ole and we all want him to do well.”

February 25, 2020, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA: David Beckham speaks with the media as he visits the Inter Miami CF team at Inter Miami Stadium and Training Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

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Beckham added that Solskjaer can accept the criticism that comes his way and moves on. Currently, the side are on break with international games set to be played. They return to league action on 4th April against Brighton followed by a Europa League game against Granada.

Written by George Baker

Full-time football fan, half-time football writer. Way too big of a Manchester United fan. GGMU.

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