Man United legend Rio Ferdinand has finally given his opinion on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stint at Old Trafford. “He’s done actually what he’s been brought in to do,” said Ferdinand on his Vibe with Five podcast.
“He’s come in and given the fans hope again, made the fans want to come back and watch your team again. He’s done that. He has done a great job in that sense. But is he going to take us to win titles? Is he going to make us challenge to win a Champions League?
“You need the foundations that have been built to fall back on when you are lacking that confidence. When you’re thinking a five, a 10-yard ball that is normally easy becomes a difficult ball – the foundations get you through that. We (United) ain’t got that.
“The football club will be living here and breathing here longer than any individual. It’s what’s best for this football club.
“I just feel that maybe it might be time now for the baton to be handed over. Who can take us on now? And I think Ole would leave now with his head held high.”
Rio Ferdinand has been one of the biggest supporters of Solskjaer at United, but it seems even he’s lost confidence in the Norwegian now.
Despite calls for him to be sacked, Solskjaer’s job remains safe for now and he is expected to be United’s manager in their next game against Watford.