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Rio Ferdinand finally gives candid opinion on Solskjaer’s reign at Man Utd

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand who now works as a football pundit has had his say on the current situation of Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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The Norwegian gaffer has been under pressure for weeks following a run of poor performances and results on the pitch for Man Utd and this has given rise to calls for his sack.

Lots of the Man Utd ex players and legends who played with Solskjaer during his time at the club have seemingly tried to be economical with the truth while speaking on the manager’s handling of the club but Rio Ferdinand has finally spoken in a line that many Man Utd fans would agree with.

Speaking on his channel FIVE, the former Man Utd player didn’t hold back in his assessment of his former team.

Rio Ferdinand: “I look at our team every week wondering what are we going to do tactically? I don’t see any philosophy or identity in the Man Utd way of playing.”

Rio Ferdinand: “I sit here looking confused at the team. I was always deep down a bit sceptical, could he [Solskjær] take us on to be champions? I wasn’t fully convinced. I wasn’t sure he could do that.”

Rio Ferdinand: “When I watch our team and sit there and feel the players aren’t in fear, the intensity’s not right, players aren’t sprinting out and hurting themselves sometimes in games.”

Rio Ferdinand: “I see that as a disrespect to the manager and almost like, ‘I don’t fear [him]’.”

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Rio Ferdinand also thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should leave Man Utd voluntarily as he believes that the manager would be leaving with his head held up if he makes the decision.

Rio Ferdinand: “I think Ole could leave today with his head held high, because when you look at where we came from and where he took us, at least until the start of the season, the experience is positive.”