It is undeniable that Manchester United have shown some incredible progress over the past year or so under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Not too long ago, they were struggling to even make it into the top four of the Premier League. But now, they sit at second at the table and were even at top at one point of time this season.
Yes, it is true that it is unlikely that they will win the league this season, with Pep Guardiola’s side comfortably at the top of the table and showing no signs of slipping up. But the progress on the part of the Red Devils has been clear to see, both in their performances as well as their results.
Solskjaer’s team is very difficult to beat. And although they do have the odd poor performance here and there, ultimately, the fans have to be excited about the direction in which this team is headed.
Of course, when you are the manager of Manchester United, the magnifying glass is massive. And some believe that Solskjaer could be sacked if he fails to win a trophy this season. David Beckham feels that his former teammate is doing a great job though. He told ESPN:
"“Ole’s been in the game long enough to be able to take any kind of criticism. He’s very quiet, he gets on with his job, and I think he’s done an incredible job down at United.“The results are starting to show that. Hopefully it continues because the fans love Ole, we all love Ole and we all want him to do well. So when the criticism comes, he’s one person that can take it.”"
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Solskjaer deserves to stay at Manchester United
Yes, it is true that a manager at Old Trafford is always judged based on trophies and Solskjaer is yet to win one. But even then, you cannot deny the fact that he took over a side that was struggling and has solidified them into a good team that is very difficult to beat on their day.
The club are still in the Europa League, where they will take on Granada in the quarter-finals and there is a decent chance that they could end up winning the competition.
But even if that does not happen, Solskjaer still deserves to remain at the club based on the improvement that the team have shown under him. And hopefully, it won’t be too long before they start to challenge for titles on a consistent basis once again.