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Ian Wright insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘reached his level’ at Manchester United

Ian Wright insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘reached his level’ as a manager and can take Manchester United no further… as he compares the club’s stalling to Chelsea’s ruthlessness in sacking their legend Frank Lampard

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under mounting pressure at Manchester United
  • The Red Devils have suffered comprehensive defeats to their biggest rivals 
  • Ian Wright says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘reached his level’ as a manager
  • He pointed out Chelsea’s example of making the tough decision to sack a legend 


Ian Wright believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘reached his level’ as a manager at Manchester United.

The Red Devils have had a tough start to the season and the Norwegian is under mounting pressure following comprehensive defeats to rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.

No managerial change seems imminent but a number of pundits including former United team-mate Rio Ferdinand, have suggested that Solskjaer should hand over the baton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under mounting pressure at Manchester United due to poor form

Arsenal legend Ian Wright agrees with Ferdinand and has suggested that Solskjaer has reached his ultimate potential as a manager.

He said on the Wrighty’s House podcast: ‘Every pundit is seeing and saying the same thing, no direction, no coordination, no structure with great players.

‘If they get it right in situations, they are going to beat teams. But anyone who is organised against Man United, like we saw at Leicester, like we saw Liverpool do at a canter, you’ll cause them a massive problem.

‘And that is happening simply because the manager has got to his level.’

‘I’m looking at ex-Man United players, Rio [Ferdinand], Roy Keane, now we are starting to hear stuff, they cannot wait to say this player is not good enough, that player is not good enough. We say it flippantly. But this manager has reached his level.’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Solskjaer has 'reached his level' as a manager

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Solskjaer has ‘reached his level’ as a manager

Pundits including Rio Ferdinand have suggested that United and Solskjaer should part ways

Pundits including Rio Ferdinand have suggested that United and Solskjaer should part ways

Wright brought up Chelsea’s decision to part ways with club legend Frank Lampard back in January.

The Chelsea great was under immense pressure after a poor stretch of form, which led to him being replaced by Thomas Tuchel. 

Although there were doubts over their decision at the time, it ultimately paid off, as the German guided Chelsea to the Champions League trophy within four months of joining.  

Wright added: ‘I have to keep going back to what Chelsea did with Frank, their great legend.

‘This is the thing with (Roman) Abramovich, he doesn’t care. If it is not working how he thinks it should be working, they are out.’

Chelsea club legend Frank Lampard was sacked in January and replaced by Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea club legend Frank Lampard was sacked in January and replaced by Thomas Tuchel

Lampard was sacked by Chelsea when the club were ninth in the Premier League, with just one win in their previous five games. 

Despite the mounting pressure on Solskjaer, he is expected to still be in charge by the time United face Watford at the end of the international break.

United finished second in the league last season and made big name signings over the summer including Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite this, the Red Devils are already nine points off league leaders Chelsea after just 11 games.  

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