Sack warning sent to Solskjaer

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Manchester United have done great piece of transfer business this summer. The club had moved out to sign Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane early in the transfer window, and then a late move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus ended the transfer window on a high for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United fans.

However, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has cautioned Solskjaer that this could be his last season at the club if he doesn’t challenge for the title and win a trophy this term.

Redknapp also wondered how the United boss will keep his attacking players happy this season.

“Ronaldo going back to Manchester United, it’s nostalgic, it’s amazing,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

“The beauty of it is that it’s going to be so good to see him back.

“The other side of it is that he’s 36. How does Ole fit him in? Where does this now all fit for Manchester United because they’ve got five great strikers or players who can play in that front line.

“Ronaldo it seems, at this age, can only play as a central striker. Marcus Rashford, [Edinson] Cavani, are they going to get in this team?

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got such a big job to keep everybody happy. That brings tremendous pressure because now, not having won anything at Manchester United, he has to win something.

“Ole now, as excited as he is, this will bring a lot of sleepless nights trying to keep everybody happy in that football club.”

He added: “Manchester United have to be contending.

“Chelsea are obviously going to be contending, Man City…Man Utd were 12 points behind them, but if you’re signing those three players you’re hoping they make up that 12-point deficit.

“Liverpool have also got a great chance, there are four runners and Manchester United are right in there, but if they don’t contend then I don’t see how Ole can be in a job next year because he hasn’t done enough with the players at his disposal.”

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