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It’s high time Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer- Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has finally gone back on his support of current Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Old Trafford side find themselves 9 points adrift of table topping Chelsea, after very poor showings against Liverpool and Manchester City all at home.

Elsewhere, United are out of the League Cup and find themselves struggling in a UEFA Champions League group that they should easily dominate.

Ferdinand, who was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s former team-mate and who once believed he would be the one to turn United around has given up on his project.

Ferdinand said: “I look at our team every week and wonder what we are going to do. I don’t see any philosophy or an identity in the United way of playing, whatever that should be from the management. I sit here confused looking at the team.

“When you look at it like that with the transfer window we had, we were all sitting here excited.

“I go back to my point. Ole was brought in, I think, with a remit to get us back to a point, a moment where you do think he’s brought some foundation back. At the beginning of this season, we were sat there saying; ‘Yes, that’s it’.

“Deep down, I was always a bit sceptical he could take us on and be champions. I wasn’t sure or wasn’t convinced, but I hoped that he would be able to do it.

“But the showing I’ve seen this season, I just feel that, maybe, now might be the time for that baton to be handed over to somebody else who can take us on.”

Ferdinand added: “I think Ole would leave now with his head held high. From when he came in to where he got us, at the beginning of this season, has been positive.“I’ve always said the trajectory has been like this [upwards]. Slow, not a big spike like [Thomas] Tuchel has done for Chelsea, but over his tenure there has been a gradual increase.

“Under previous management eras that we had, he was brought in to fix that and bring us to a place where you get the squad in tact, you get the players in to put us at a point where we can challenge for the league.”

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