Parker: Sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Won’t Solve Manchester United’s Problems

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Several fans are beginning to call for the sack of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but former Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes sacking Solskjaer won’t solve the problems at Manchester United.

Parker called for Jose Mourinho to be sacked when the Portuguese struggled at the club but he has refused to call for Solskjaer’s sack because he believes Solkjaer’s current situation differs from the situation Mourinho was in when United sacked him.

Parker told Eurosport: “I’m not saying that you can’t get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or that you should.

“You can change him, then someone will come in and people who don’t really understand the game will expect things to change for the better. But it will be the same tools in the box.

“The best-case scenario is that the players’ mindset will change a little bit and the new man has a hell of a start.

“He might get an extra mile out of them in the game because they want to do something for someone else – but then we’ll soon be back to square one. We’ve already seen it happen with Solskjaer.

“I said the club should sack Jose Mourinho because he annihilated a lot of the players in the hope that it would motivate some of them to avoid being next. That affected the whole club, from the playing staff to the back offices. That was why he had to go.

“He was destroying a club that is on the verge of being destroying from above as well. That had to change.

“By contrast, Ole came in and has tried his best to bringing everyone back together, which he has done and some of the feel-good factor had come back to the club.

“But it will make no difference at all what they do with Ole because Manchester United is like a house without a roof.

“The people in charge are not looking after the roof properly, and now it’s getting a bit windy so the house is starting to wobble. And when the house wobbles, it affects the very foundations.”