By Noel Whelan

10th Nov, 2021 | 8:30pm

Man United told to appoint 'experienced manager' as board plan to sack Solskjaer revealed - pundit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken Man United as far as he can and a “experienced” replacement is required, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Red Devils are not playing as a team under the 48-year-old.

This site revealed today (November 10th) that Solskjaer is expected to be sacked by Man United if he does not oversee a revival in the matches immediately after the international break.

A Red Devils source has told Football Insider that the Norweigan is safe for now but the board are not planning to keep him on indefinitely amid fears about how the team is being set up.

Man United suffered another derby day embarrassment on Saturday, falling 2-0 at home to Man City. That came just two weeks after a 5-0 home thrashing against Liverpool.

They are fifth in the Premier League and already nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea after just 11 matches.

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Whelan slammed the Old Trafford boss, insisting the team look “all over the place”.

“It’s sometimes the case that managers can only take teams to a certain level, and that’s what Ole has done,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“They’re not playing as a team. They’re a team of top-class individuals.

“When you look at City and their performance against United. Their play was telepathic and it’s clear that they’ve been really well put together. United haven’t got that.

“United can’t work as a team and they’re all over the place. They need an experienced manager.

“Until they get that manager in – they won’t be anywhere near the dominant Man United of old.

“Roy Keane, Rio Ferdinand – those sort of names used to be the types of voices which could pull them together in a time like this. At the moment it looks like they’re pulling apart.”

In other news, pundit verdict on Man United stripping Harry Maguire of captaincy after dressing room reveal.