Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Manchester United will eventually sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Speaking to talkSPORT (h/t The Express), Former Premier League ace Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Manchester United will eventually sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite their recent victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
The Red Devils had a traumatic set of results before the past weekend as defeats to Liverpool and Leicester had left them wounded and out of the Top 6 in the Premier League.
However, on Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a huge call as he changed formations and went to a back three, with several of his attacking stars dropped for the big game. The formation switch paid its dividends as the team flourished on the counter-attack.
The result would have certainly bought the Norwegian some time and must have also come back in the good books of some of the United fans. However, Gabriel Agbonlahor is of a different opinion as he believes that the Old Trafford outfit are just prolonging the 48-year-old’s sacking. Agbonlahor told talkSPORT (h/t The Express):
“The players played for him today. From the first second of the game, they showed fight. They were fighting for Solskjaer. 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 could have played Ronaldo, Cavani, Greenwood or Rashford as your two strikers because they would have scored today… 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.”
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There has been a lot of commotion over not replacing the former United striker at the helm, especially when managers like Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane are available in the market.
Regardless, Solskjaer shares a good bond with the players and given the team’s desire to play for him, it remains to be seen whether the United board do actually take the harsh decision of sacking their gaffer.