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Solskjaer’s transfer plans should be a red flag for Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already proven that he’s not the right person to be put in charge of transfer plans at Man United according to Journalist Duncan Castles.

The first drafts of Solskjaer’s transfer plan include signing only a right back and a backup centre half which shows the underappreciation of the massive restructuring task he has at his hands according to Castles.

Solksjaer’s tenure at United started off to a flyer where he won 14 out of his first 19 games landing him the job on a permanent basis.

Things have gone sour since,

The Red Devils could only manage two wins in the last 12 games of the campaign eventually missing out on next season’s UEFA Champions League.

And now Castles has said that United bosses are in doubt whether appointing Solskjaer was the right choice given the lack of details in Solksjaer’s transfer plans.

“If Solskjaer still thinks all his defence needs is a young backup centre-back and a right-back to solve that problem, I guess it’s probably the biggest sign you can have that he’s not the right man to be put in charge of transfers at Manchester United,” he said on The Transfer Window podcast.

The Glzaers or Ed Woodward don't have the bravery to sack Solskjaer says Duncan Castles
The Glzaers or Ed Woodward don’t have the bravery to sack Solskjaer says Duncan Castles

“The question is whether the Glazers and Ed Woodward have the bravery to say ‘this isn’t working, we made a mistake in giving you this job and appointing you on a full-time basis before the season had been concluded when we were on a high from a series of good results, when we pretty, fortunately, got past Paris St-Germain in the Champions League, and that three-year contract is an error.

“‘You’re performing as you’d expect a manager whose CV is coaching in Norway and getting Cardiff relegated from the Premier League. You yourself are talking in press conferences about what a mess the squad is in and what a state the club is in and how the gap to the top two teams is huge and it’s gonna take years to fill that gap. If that’s your position on it, our conclusion is that we’re gonna need a better manager who’s taken on a job like this before to try and do it.’

“But I don’t know whether the Glazers and Ed Woodward have the bravery to make that decision.”’


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