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“Solskjaer deserves to fight until the end of the season” – Park Ji-sung

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Former Manchester United ace Park Ji-sung still believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is right for the managerial job at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United icon Park Ji-sung is of the opinion that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should receive until the end of the season to make amendments at Old Trafford. 

Having won just one of their last six Premier League games, the Norwegian boss is dragged under a rock. Moreover, embarrassing home defeats against rivals Liverpool and Manchester City added to the mounting pressure.

As a result, the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers are now being linked with a possible move to Man Utd.

Although, Park feels that Solskjaer needs some time to restore the winning ambience at Old Trafford.

The South Korean told Goal: “It’s been three years for Solskjaer as a manager. And I believe that this will be the defining season for him, in terms of whether he continues at the club.” 

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

“He did well to bring the old United spirit and culture back to us.”

“Before him, we had Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, who had reputations as world-class coaches, but it didn’t work out, so I think that United learned from those experiences and that they were key in the decision to stick 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 believe we should wait until the end of this season and then see. But if he can’t show [he’s good enough], it will be difficult for him to continue.”