'Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Could Be Sacked If Manchester United Lose To Cardiff'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be sacked if Manchester United lose to Cardiff City. Well, that's according to Paul Merson.

The Sky Sports pundit has made quite the claim ahead of United's final Premier League game of the season.

He believes Solskjaer is in danger of losing his job if his side lose on the weekend.

"Nothing surprises me in football, if they lost to Cardiff who knows what would happen," the ex-Arsenal and Aston Villa midfielder told Sky Sports.

"I wouldn't know. I don't see Solskjaer being on a Mourinho contract, where you'd have to pay £15m to get him out of it - I think there'll be serious meetings if they don't win this game.

"You'd have to seriously think if they're not wiping the floor with Cardiff, they've made a mistake with Solskjaer. If he'd had this run at the start, would he be permanent manager now? No, he wouldn't."

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Solskjaer is set to overhaul his squad in the summer though Merson reckons United will struggle to sign top players.

"Everyone needs top players - Bayern Munich need top players, Real Madrid need top players, and everyone else will too," he added.

"I don't see how you go to Manchester United. If you're a £90m player and United come in for you, and other teams come in for you, you have to weigh it up. How far are we behind these other teams? It's a long way. It's not one or two players."

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Image: PA

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Image: PA

The 46-year-old Norwegian enjoyed a blistering spell as caretaker boss, but his fortunes have drastically changed since becoming United's permanent manager.

He's only won two of his last 10 games, including a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town which ended the Reds' Champions League qualification hopes.

How will Solskjaer fare against his old team? Let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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