Manchester United have only earned 17 points in the last seven months. In that period, our arch rivals Liverpool have won 17 league games on the trot and are firm favorites to finally win the title this season.
As an interim boss, Solskjaer did well but the Norwegian manager ruined everything in the summer transfer window and now our squad is much worse than what it was in the last campaign.
Lukaku was our top scoring striker in the last campaign. Yes, he wanted to leave but allowing him to go without finding a replacement was a massive mistake.
Sanchez was world class at Arsenal. Unfortunately, he turned out to be a flop at Old Trafford but Solsjkaer opted to let our highest earner leave without adequately replacing him as well.
The idea of signing British players perhaps worked under Ferguson but that is history. Remember how Dalglish flopped at Anfield after focusing on British signings. He lured Carroll, Henderson, Adam and Downing and failed big time.
Solskjaer opted to splash the cash on Wan-Bissaka and Maguire. Both very expensive signings and the duo, who were supposed to transform our back-line, have not improved much. Maguire is the most expensive defender in the world and he is nowhere as good as Liverpool’s Van Dijk.
In the center of the park, our former striker allowed Fellaini to leave in the winter transfer window and let Ander Herrera depart for free in the summer transfer window. However, he did not sign anyone to replace them, instead United mainly focused on holding on to Pogba, who wanted out. Now, the French international has been injured and we lack quality and depth in the midfield.
After the defeat against Newcastle United, Solskjaer said that he allowed Lukaku to leave because the Belgian’s head was not here (Sky Sports). So, it is baffling why he held on to a player like Pogba, who has been highly inconsistent since returning to the club.
Next up, we will collide against Liverpool and we might find ourselves in the relegation zone if the European Champions beat us after the international break.
It is clear that managing Man United is too big a job for an inexperienced man like Solskjaer. Reports suggest that United will have to pay around £7million (The Metro) to sack the Norwegian. I think the time has come to show him the exit door and someone experienced like Allegri or Tuchel should replace him.