Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the middle can be a sharp highlight. MU progress in the Premier League earlier this season is far from satisfactory.
MU have lost twice in the three matches they have played on Premier League. Finally, David de Gea et al were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur with a landslide score of 1-6.
The defeat to Tottenham added to the pressure on Solskjaer. A report had circulated that MU officials were starting to lose their temper with the Norwegian manager. Berbatov assessed that Solskjaer would be even more pressed if MU did not immediately show improvement.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been criticized recently, I can understand why the betting market says he is the manager most likely to leave his position, especially if they continue on this path,” Berbatov told Betfair as quoted Metro.
“The pressure for him will only continue to grow, and if they keep failing to score points, it will be to the point where action will be taken. Personally I believe he is still okay for this position and we’ll see.”
Mauricio Pochettino mentioned on MU’s radar to replace Solskjaer. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is still unemployed after being sacked by the North London club.
Berbatov did not doubt Pochettino’s ability as a coach. However, Berbatov also warned not to let Pochettino end up like MU managers after Sir Alex Ferguson. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, until Jose Mourinho were once predicted as the right person to handle MU.
“For me, it is amazing that Mauricio Pochettino can be taken for this job, one of the best coaches in my opinion,” said Berbatov.
“You could say maybe he was waiting for this job, but it is very risky for a manager, and I don’t believe no club has signed him yet.”
“Pochettino maybe it’s the ‘guys’, but at some stage, they’re all the ‘guys’ too – Moyes, van Gaal, Mourinho, all are the next saviors at some stage, “he said.
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