Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League match against Aston Villa on Sunday, Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has issued some rare praise.
Despite previously playing for rivals Liverpool, Souness, who is often known for his criticism of United, has stunned viewers by hailing the Red Devils’ decision to stick with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer is fast approaching three years in charge and the side’s on-field progress is undeniable.
Looking dead certs to qualify for next season’s Champions League, United also have a chance to lift a major trophy after setting up a Europa League final tie against Villarreal earlier this week.
Prior to their kick-off against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa, Souness said: “They’ve stuck by him [Solskjaer].
“They’ve always made the right noises about him and it’s come good for them.
“This wouldn’t be a good season – it’d be a great season!”
🗣”People were still questioning the manager and they stuck by him and it has come good.”
Graeme Souness believes Manchester United have had a good season and made the right decision sticking by Solskjaer pic.twitter.com/Q1iOacK6ZY
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 9, 2021