Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to leave his job as Manchester United manager following the side’s disastrous form in the Premier League.
Solskjaer has overseen United’s worst start to a Premier League season since he took charge in 2018, with the 3-0 win at Tottenham last month being the only victory in their last six league games.
Ferdinand has been a staunch supporter of Solskjaer over his time at United but has now taken a final stance on his position, urging the manager to ‘hand over the baton’.
“I look at our team every week and wonder what we are going to do. I don’t see any philosophy or an identity in the United way of playing, whatever that should be from the management. I sit here confused looking at the team,” he told Vibe with Five, as seen above.
“When you look at it like that with the transfer window we had, we were all sitting here excited
“I go back to my point. Ole was brought in, I think, with a remit to get us back to a point, a moment where you do think he’s brought some foundation back. At the beginning of this season, we were sat there saying; ‘Yes, that’s it’.
“Deep down, I was always a bit skeptical he could take us on and be champions. I wasn’t sure or wasn’t convinced, but I hoped that he would be able to do it.
“But the showing I’ve seen this season, I just feel that, maybe, now might be the time for that baton to be handed over to somebody else who can take us on.”