Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to make huge decision

Manchester United must have come into the 2021/22 campaign with all the confidence in the world and with good reason. Not only had they finished second in the Premier League last season and shown tremendous progress, but they had also managed to add the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane to that squad over the summer.

Thus, most people expected Manchester United to compete in the Premier League title race along with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case at the moment.

Manchester United sit at sixth in the Premier League table right now. And they are already out of the League Cup as well. The only silver lining from this season appears to be their strong position in their Champions League group, as they look like one of the favourites to make it through to the knockout phase of the competition.

Rio Ferdinand appears to believe though that it is time to make a change in the managerial hot seat. As reported by the Daily Mail, he said on his Vibe with FIVE podcast:

‘I was always deep down a bit sceptical, could he take us on to be champions? I wasn’t fully convinced – I wasn’t sure he could do that.

‘But the showing with the squad that he accumulated, to the beginning of this season – and what I’ve seen this season – I just feel it might be about the time now for the baton to be handed over to somebody else who can take us on now.

‘And I think Ole would leave now with his head held high because because from when he came in to where he got us at the beginning of the season I think it’s been positive.’

Is it time for Manchester United to make a change in the managerial hot seat?

There is no question that Manchester United have made tremendous progress during Solskjaer’s time as the club’s manager.

For years, they had bounced around the Premier League table following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson but Solskjaer has definitely brought some much needed stability to the club as they have finished third and second in his two full seasons as the Manchester United manager.

But with the start to this season, and the fact that they have not won a trophy in his almost three years as the club’s manager, it might definitely be time for Manchester United to consider Solskjaer’s future at Old Trafford.