Ex-United Player Lays Down The Gauntlet For Solskjaer Ahead Of New Season

Ex-Manchester United player Jonathan Greening has expressed this thought on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at the club. He clearly pointed out that the Norwegian will need to meet expectations by delivering results.

More so, he hinted that while the board will show patience in the 46-year-old at first, he will ultimately be judged on winning trophies.

Speaking to American Gambler, the ex-midfielder said:

“I think he needs to win trophies, maybe not this year as he’s trying to re-build with younger, hungrier players that want to play for the shirt and the badge, which he has mentioned a few times over the last weeks.

“I think he’s got this year to turn it around, but every big club has to win trophies, so if in three or four years time, if they’re not consistently in the top four, in the Champions League, trying to win trophies, catching Manchester City and Liverpool, he’ll be out.

“That’s just the horrible fact about football nowadays. It doesn’t matter if it’s Ole Solskjaer who played all his football and coached there for years. He’s got six months or a year to re-shape his squad, but if in a few years he’s not winning trophies, he’ll be out the door.”