By Kevin Campbell

19th Nov, 2021 | 12:13pm

Pundit issues 'toxic' Man United claim after 'crisis talks' update - pundit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given “more time” to inspire a turnaround at Man United this season, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Red Devils’ investment in the 48-year-old boss will mean they are reluctant to dispense with him.

As reported by the Daily Mail yesterday (November 18th), Solskjaer held “crisis talks” with Man United stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire as the Red Devils try to salvage their faltering season.

Football Insider understands Man United will sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if he cannot transform the club’s fortunes in coming weeks.

The Old Trafford club have lost six games in their last 12 fixtures.

Man United travel to Watford tomorrow already nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

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Campbell insisted the time to get rid of Solskjaer was “a long time ago”.

“I think Solskjaer is going nowhere,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“They’ve invested that much money in him and his squad, that he will be given every opportunity to turn things around.

“In the big games recently they have been beaten soundly but Solskjaer’s record overall is pretty good since he’s been at the club.

“I think he will get more time. If it gets toxic on and off the pitch they will probably pull the trigger. I would have thought the time to do that – if they were going to – was a long time ago.”

Solskjaer has a win percentage of almost 55% since taking the reins at Man United.

The Red Devils face a crunch Champions League clash against Villareal on Tuesday. A win is needed to boost their chances of qualifying to the knockout stage.

In other news, five Man United stars told they can depart in January after source reveal.