Former EPL Star Predicts Position Man United Will Finish if Solskjaer Stays as Manager

Former EPL Star Predicts Position Man United Will Finish if Solskjaer Stays as Manager

  • Darren Bent has warned Man United could miss out on a Champions League spot with Ole in charge
  • The former Premier League striker claimed the best United can manage is a seventh-place finish under the Norwegian
  • The Red Devils are currently placed seventh on the log with just 14 points from nine matches

Former Premier League star Darren Bent has predicted Man United will miss out on a top-four finish if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains manager until the end of the season.

Solskjaer cuts a dejected figure during a past Man United match. Photo: Getty Images.
Solskjaer is under pressure to quit following Man United's series of poor results. Photo: Getty Images.
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Bent's prediction came in the wake of United's 5-0 humbling in the hands of rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The defeat plunged Solskjaer's future at United into uncertainty, with pressure mounting on him to quit.

According to Metro UK, while the Norwegian still has the backing of the board, a number of names have already been floated to succeed him.

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Former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is believed to be the leading candidate for the Old Trafford hot seat, with the Italian in the frame to take over from Ole if he fails to steady the ship.

However, Bent has sent United a fiery warning should they stick with Solskjaer, cautioning them they risk finishing seventh at the end of the campaign.

"Seventh. If they keep Solskjaer the whole season, honestly, seventh," Bent told talkSPORT when asked where United could finish this season if they stick with Ole.
"If they’re going to play the way they did against Liverpool and Atalanta, any of the top eight teams could beat them on any given day," he added.

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Earlier, had reported how following their disastrous home defeat against Liverpool in the Premier League, some Manchester United players have pointed accusing fingers at Ole Solskjaer as the problem.

The 5-0 loss against Liverpool is not something Manchester United fans can easily forget considering the margin and how the club even invested before the start of the season.

In their efforts to make sure that Manchester United have a good season in the Premier League, the club's chiefs agreed to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo this summer and the Portuguese hit the ground running netting a brace in his second debut.

Sunday's defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford means that Manchester United have not gotten a win in their last four games in the Premier League.


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