Rio Ferdinand slams the media for disrespecting Solskjaer

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has criticised the media’s coverage of the struggles United have faced this season.

The Red Devils have not had the best start to the new campaign, and it’s sparked talks of a possible sack for the coach, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer.

Only last week, after United’s loss to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir, multiple news outlets claimed that Solskjaer’s job was in jeopardy, and the club had already approached former Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettinho, to take over next year.

But United picked up a win against Everton last weekend, and while reacting to the victory, Ferdinand didn’t fail to point out his displeasure with the media’s coverage of the United situation, adding it was disrespectful to Solskjaer to tout another manager as replacement when it wasn’t true.

He said, “Man United needed a huge performance and a result this weekend.

“The pressure was absolutely on this team and the management, they went out there and produced. In the media, there’s been bit of disrespect to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be honest.

“People touting about that Pochettino has been spoken to. I’ve got it from a really, really, really good source that there’s been no conversations and they wouldn’t disrespect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in that manner. I feel like that should be addressed.

“We can all say ‘so and so will be good or better’, that’s just part of the game. But to say someone has been spoken to and is coming in imminently, when it’s not true, I think that’s out of order.

“The man is in the job and his team have found a knack of always pulling a result out when they need it and this was no difference, they were solid.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has reiterated that he still enjoys a good relationship with the higher-ups at Old Trafford, and his job isn’t in jeopardy.