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“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, it’s like me playing Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week” – talkSPORT specialist Danny Murphy says Man United boss has to accept his level


Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy joked that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would manage against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola would like him to play against Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week.

Solskjaer is now the bookmakers’ favorite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job after a humiliating 5-0 home loss to rivals Liverpool.

Solskjaer looks like he’s on the ice after the worst result of his managerial career
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“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, it’s like me playing Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week” – talkSPORT specialist Danny Murphy says Man United boss has to accept his level
Fans were furious with Solskjaer, booing United off the pitch at half-time
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The Norwegian is in his third full season at the club and has yet to win a silver, and winning one seems further than ever after a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is a club legend at United thanks to his six league titles as a player, but took office as a goalkeeper with an uninspiring CV.

The former Molde and Cardiff boss has won fans over with a few stellar early performances, but former Liverpool midfielder Murphy believes Solskjaer is not good enough to compete at the top.

“I think sometimes you just have to accept your level,” Murphy said.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, it’s like me playing Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week” – talkSPORT specialist Danny Murphy says Man United boss has to accept his level
Solskjaer led Molde in two separate periods with Cardiff

“You try, you do your best, it’s a bit like when you’re a player.

“When you play, you try to be the best player in the world, you try to be the best at your job.

“You get to the level that you get to and then you sort of determine where you are and you know what your strengths and weaknesses are. “

Murphy believes Solskjaer has now reached that point and simply cannot compete with Klopp, Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel, with their sides setting the pace in the Premier League title race through scintillating displays.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, it’s like me playing Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week” – talkSPORT specialist Danny Murphy says Man United boss has to accept his level
Klopp and Guardiola are considered two of the best managers in the world, Solskjaer unable to reach this level
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United are now in seventh place and haven’t had a win in their last four league games, and things won’t get any easier.

The Red Devils face Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in their next five Premier League games, which could be a disaster for Solskjaer judging by his side’s recent performances.

Murphy acknowledges the 48-year-old had a good time returning to Manchester, but likens it to his own playing career, saying you have to know your limits.

He explained: “You have some good games along the way, like Ole has had some good games where he set up a tactical plan and beat Man City a few times.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, it’s like me playing Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week” – talkSPORT specialist Danny Murphy says Man United boss has to accept his level
Murphy compared Solskjaer facing Klopp and Guardiola to taking him against Premier League powers such as Gerrard and Vieira
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“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, it’s like me playing Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira every week” – talkSPORT specialist Danny Murphy says Man United boss has to accept his level
Murphy joked that he knew his level when he faced Vieira
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“They’ve had a few moments, PSG, but ultimately week after week they can’t compete with the managers they’re up against.

“It’s like playing against Gerrard and Vieira every week.

“I’ll do my best, I’ll do it, I’ll try and someday I’ll get the better of them, but more often than not they’re going to dominate me because they’re better.”

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