“Man Utd boss Solskjaer deserves until the end of the season to save his job” – Park Ji-sung

Former Manchester United ace Park Ji-sung believes club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have until the end of the season to prove he’s the right fit for the top job at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is under intense pressure ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford, with United having won just one of their last six Premier League games – a series of vile results that included embarrassing home defeats against big rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

As a result, figures like Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers are now being touted as possible successors.

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Park believes Solskjaer deserves praise for restoring a feel-good factor to Old Trafford after the toxic atmosphere left by his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

However, the South Korean, who won four Premier League titles and a Champions League during his time at United, freely admits that the onus is now on the Norwegian to prove he is an elite coach by the end of the day. end of the 2021-22 season. campaign.

“It’s been three years for Solskjaer as a manager and I think it will be the defining season for him, in terms of whether he continues at the club,” Park said. GOAL.

“I think he deserves credit for what he did at United, and deserves to fight [for his job] until the end of the season, but he has to show he can continue after that.

“He has done well to bring the old United spirit and culture back to us.

“Before him we had Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho who had a reputation for being world class coaches but it didn’t work out so I think United learned from those experiences and they were the key to the decision to stay with Solskjaer [after the Liverpool and City defeats].

“But the most important point is whether he can compete with Pep (Guardiola), (Jurgen) Klopp, (Thomas) Tuchel, the best coaches in the world.

“Therefore, I think we should wait until the end of this season and see then. But if he can’t show [he’s good enough], it will be difficult for him to continue. “

Park backs Rooney for United job

Wayne Rooney is highly unlikely to be in the running if a managerial position is to arise soon at Old Trafford, given that United’s all-time top scorer has just embarked on a coaching career, at Derby County.

The former striker is having a hard time at Pride Park, with the Rams’ championship background and in financial trouble.

However, he maintains the utmost confidence in his former team-mate and believes Rooney could one day return to United as manager.

“I believe Wayne can do it,” said the 40-year-old. “He had great experiences from an early age and he also had many difficult times in his career that he eventually overcame.

“Of course he also has great leadership skills. So I think he can be United’s manager in the future.”

Park’s call to stop singing a racist song

Park obviously retains great affection for United and their supporters, but last month he asked fans at the club to stop singing a song meant to honor him that was, in reality, race-insensitive.

“I’m glad it looks like the song hasn’t been heard at the stadium since my request,” he adds.

“I think, ‘should I have asked earlier? But I never imagined that the song would still be used in games!

“The problem of racism is not just about football, of course. It is about society in general.

“But I am grateful to the fans who received my request, positively, and I also hope that no one suffers from racism anymore.”

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