Manchester United should not sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at this point of the season, according to Jamie Carragher.
Even if Man Utd are presently 15 points behind Liverpool, Carragher believes it will not be wise to sack the former Molde manager right now.
Jamie feels Ole should be given at least a large part of the season to prove himself to the fans, his players and the owners.
His words, “I don’t think Manchester United should be thinking about changing their manager any time this season,”
“I think they’ve got a big decision to make about whether he should be the manager for the start of next season.
“No one starts the season thinking they’re going to change the manager, it’s too much upheaval. Who do you bring in? You’ve bought players.
“So the best time to change your manager is at the end of the season, or towards the end and give the next manager a full pre-season.
“So United need to ask if they want Ole for this season and the whole of next season. If they do, that’s fine. But what they don’t want to do is, next season, in September or October, if they make a bad start, then think: ‘What do we do?’
“If you think you would get rid of a manager if they started next season badly, change it before. No problem this season, but, maybe, when the summer comes, would you go with Ole again?
“But if he has a good season, finishes strongly, does well in the cups, of course, keep him in there.”
On Liverpool, “They’ve started brilliantly, on the back of what they did last season in the Champions League. But it might be difficult to replicate what they did, in terms of the 97 points to almost win the Premier League,”
“At this moment, you’d probably have to say they’re slight favourites for the title. But I can’t help but think City will come back and go on a winning run.
“Both teams were in the same position last year and City came back at them. If Liverpool could win the City game, not just for the points, but psychologically, that would put them in a great position.”