“Solskjaer can’t blame tiredness for defeat to Leicester” – Solskjaer receives sack warning

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been warned he can’t use tiredness as an excuse for Sunday’s FA Cup defeat to Leicester City.

Solskjaer blamed tiredness for Manchester United’s dismal FA Cup exit at Leicester on Sunday.

The Red Devils are 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and also suffered Champions League and Carabao Cup exits over the winter.

Danny Murphy claims Solskjaer will be sacked if he doesn’t win the Europa League with Manchester United.

Murphy told talkSPORT: “They can’t be blaming tiredness for a loss at Leicester in the FA Cup and their squad not being strong enough.

“United competing in the Europa League is not good enough, first and foremost, the fans know that, the club know that and Ole knows that.

“Not progressing in the Champions League was a massive, massive blow for them. Yes, they’re going to get in the top four… but so they damn should!

“He’s in a position for me where the Europa League, for me, has become monumental for him and the club.

“I like him and I’m not one who wants to see managers sacked and I do think they’ve made some strides forward, but Manchester United have to be doing better.

“If they don’t win the Europa League and only finish in the top four then I think they’ll make a change.”

Manchester United dropped into the Europa League after finishing third in a Champions League group which contained French giants Paris Saint-Germain, last year’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig and Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir.

United are at the quarter-finals stage of the Europa League against Granada