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Ed Woodward has made ‘crazy decision’ at Man Utd just to make fans happy – Burley

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Former Chelsea Midfielder and ESPN commentator Craig Burley thinks that appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the permanent Manchester United manager is a big mistake from Ed Woodward and co.

OGS took over from Jose Mourinho when the Red Devils were down and out, helping the team to 14 wins from the next 19 games.

However, Burley thinks that Woodward and co. should have gone for a more experienced option, given the rebuilding and fresh investments that needs to be done at United.

Here’s what he said

“The decision to give Solskjaer the job full-time, I think it’s a crazy, crazy decision, particularly now before the end of the season,” Burley told talkSPORT.

“Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and, on the evidence of what we’ve seen recently, they need a massive rebuilding job to be fighting back with Liverpool and Man City.

“To give the job to someone who is so inexperienced, with a so-so managerial record become he arrived, that’s not got ‘long-term strategy’ written all over it to me.

“That’s got ‘sentimental claptrap to appease fans’ written all over it.

“Manchester United have got shareholders and should have a longer-term, more clinical view of what the strategy is, rather than, ‘Oh, Ole has done great…’

“He has done great. He’s picked them off the floor.

“They were so miserable and when he came in they were happy and they started playing better.

“But the air has started coming out of the balloon and that’s the concern.”

United made a brilliant start under OGS but the last few games have shown us that there’s still tons of rebuilding that needs to be done for United to become the force that it used to be.

A Central Defender, a Right Back and at least one Central Midfielder and a Right Winger is a priority for OGS in the summer transfer window.

Craig Burley is entitled to his views and opinions, but only time will tell if OGS is the correct choice for the job. For the time being, he looks perfect!


Karan is the Chief Content Officer at Limit Infinity and has been been one of the major force behind our football communities. As an ardent Chelsea fan, he regularly contributes to Chelsea Season and A biotech graduate, He loves for football, cricket, wrestling. and music. You can connect with him me Twitter and LinkedIn

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