Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick has defended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid speculation linking Mauricio Pochettino with the manager’s job at Old Trafford.
The Argentine is did a remarkable job at Tottenham Hotspur, however, he has yet to free himself from the ‘he’s won nothing’ argument which Stephen Howson used this weekend via Stretford Paddock.
Pressure intensified after United’s recent defeats against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir, so the Pochettino links were bound to appear after his guest appearance on Monday Night Football last week.
It’s not as if Pochettino hasn’t been directly linked with the job either (via Manchester Evening News)… The MEN claim United have already approached the former Spurs manager, which would suggest the board are going behind the manager’s back.
Former United player Luke Chadwick believes the win over Everton may have nought his old teammate a bit more time.
Speaking to Caught Offside, Chadwick said: “An essential result [against Everton] – it looked like it could’ve gone either way but I certainly think it’s bought him [Solskjaer] a little bit of time and hopefully he can get a run together now with consistent results and performances to go with it.
“He’s shown brilliant resilience at times, he’s been under a lot of pressure but his record since being in charge does stand up quite well, particularly against the bigger clubs. The test with any manager comes with the consistency of the results, but he did well last season after a poor start to bring the club back and finish third.
“David Moyes had a more or less impossible job, but Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal – two of the best managers to work in the modern game – Solskjaer stands up quite well against those two, particularly in the conditions he’s been working under, which haven’t been easy at all.”
Chadwick is not the first former United to come out defending Solskjaer during this difficult period.
Patrice Evra took to Instagram and aimed at post at Solskjaer’s haters.