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‘Solskjaer deserves a chance’ – Man Utd should stay with boss under fire until at least the end of the season, insists Scholes


Paul Scholes has insisted Manchester United stay with the boss under the late Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until at least the end of the season.

Solskjaer has just started his third full season in the Old Trafford hot-seat, having initially been recruited to replace Jose Mourinho in December 2018.

The Norwegian is yet to deliver major silverware and there are questions about his tactical approach after United’s poor start to the 2021-22 campaign, but Scholes believes he deserves more time after building an exciting squad .

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People like Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho were all recruited during Solskjaer’s reign, and he was even able to organize Cristiano Ronaldo’s return from Juventus on deadline day in September.

Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues at United between 1993 and 2003, believes his ex-teammate has earned the right to try and merge those star names together, as he has stated in the live debate with Sky Sports fans. Overlap: “I think he deserves a chance.

“If you think back to the last three or four years of where United had been, that was shocking, right? It hadn’t been great to watch before he came.

“It took him two or three years to put together a team where we think the pieces of the puzzle are there, it’s just a matter of putting them in the right organization.

“There was a lot of excitement at the start of the season after four or five games; they beat Newcastle (4-1) and beat Leeds (5-1) and the last two games [Villa and Everton] were disappointing.

“But I think he deserves a chance. He’s built a squad where he should be a year old, at least this season, to show he can handle that and win trophies.”

Scholes on Ronaldo benched

Scholes also addressed Solskjaer’s decision to bench Ronaldo for the Red Devils’ home game against Everton just before the international break, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Portuguese superstar had scored five goals in his first five games after signing again with the Manchester squad, and another club legend believes Solskjaer should always start with his strongest starting XI going forward.

“If you come back to the Europa League final against Villarreal, he couldn’t make a replacement,” Scholes said. “He couldn’t make a replacement because his bench and his team just weren’t good enough,” Scholes continued. “Now he could probably make four or five changes.

“The only thing I would say about the last two games, especially Everton’s, I don’t think Man United are able to rest the players. They are nowhere near good enough to rest the players. must play their best team from the start. “

United are back in the Premier League against Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.

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