Maguire blasts Solskjaer after Man United boardroom reveal left Joel Glazer 'so upset'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no better than Ed Woodward at Man United in terms of his lack of desire to win trophies.
That is according to finance expert and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Woodward tendered his resignation on Tuesday, leaving Joel Glazer “so upset.”
Woodward will leave his post as chief executive at the end of 2021 after disavowing the club’s now-scrapped plan to join the European Super League.
The 49-year-old hired Solskjaer in December 2018, initially as caretaker before handing him the job on a permanent basis three months later.
The Norwegian is yet to win a trophy in his time as manager at Old Trafford.
Maguire claims that Solskjaer’s is as guilty as the Glazers and Woodward for his lack of ambition.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Ed Woodward was perfect for the Glazers. You can see why Joel Glazer was so upset when he tendered his resignation.
“Woodward said winning on the pitch is irrelevant to commercial success. He’s got a manager who has the same philosophy.
“Solskjaer said before United played against Milan that winning trophies is just for egos. He means that winning trophies is an irrelevance.
“That’s very much the same attitude at board level. That’s the problem at the club.”
He was hired just eight weeks ago but his future is already unclear after Woodward’s dismissal.
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