Pundit suggests Man United 'dressing room infighting' after source's board reveal
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not the “right man for the job” at Man United, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Old Trafford club is “really divided” over the 48-year-old’s future.
According to the Star (November 10th), Man United are increasingly confident of tempting Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers into joining the club should Solskjaer be axed.
The report also claims that the Northern Irishman has a release clause in his Foxes contract allowing him to leave should a Champions League club approach him.
Football Insider revealed on Wednesday (November 10th) that the United board have growing misgivings over Solskjaer and he is expected to be sacked if he does not oversee a revival in the matches immediately after the international break.
The Norweigan is expected to be in charge for the Red Devils’ next fixture against Watford on November 20th.
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Man United have won just once in the last five games, and are already nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
Whelan insisted “experienced” Rodgers could inspire a turnaround of fortunes at Old Trafford.
“It’s a really divided club at the moment, with dressing room infighting” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“Some people have had enough of Ole and think he’s taken them as far as he can, and some are keen to give him that opportunity to turn things around.
“I think if he stays then he will win more games than he will lose – but you should do at Man United with that squad.
“He’s not the right man for the job. They need someone with experience, and Brendan Rodgers could be that manager.
“He can give them that organisation and identity, just as he’s done with Leicester.”