Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Paul Merson suggests Solskjaer could be sacked if Man United lose to Cardiff

Man United vs Cardiff

Manchester United’s 2018/19 campaign will come to an end at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils have had a pretty disappointing season that has seen them miss out on Champions League football.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did look to be turning it around when he took over from Jose Mourinho in December.

However, after an initial run of good form that saw United move briefly up to 4th, the cracks have once again started to appear.

Heading into the Cardiff game, Man United are likely to be without Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez due to injury, as per a report from the club’s official website.

Antonio Valencia could also be set to play his last ever game in a United shirt versus Cardiff.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Solskjaer under pressure?

Heading into the Cardiff game, Manchester United have won just one of their last eight matches across all competitions.

As a result, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes OGS’ future could be in doubt, should United fail to beat Cardiff.

Merson makes a fairly reasonable point, explaining that if Solskjaer had this type of run before he was made permanent boss, he wouldn’t be Man United manager next season:

“Nothing surprises me in football, if they lost to Cardiff who knows what would happen.

 “I wouldn’t know. I don’t see Solskjaer being on a Mourinho contract, where you’d have to pay £15m to get him out of it – I think there’ll be serious meetings if they don’t win this game.

“You’d have to seriously think if they’re not wiping the floor with Cardiff, they’ve made a mistake with Solskjaer. If he’d had this run at the start, would he be permanent manager now? No, he wouldn’t.” As quoted by Sky Sports.

Despite their poor form, Solskjaer claims he is still enjoying his new role.

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