Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lost his ‘golden touch’ – Sam Allardyce reacts to Manchester United’s 4-0 humiliation against Everton
Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lost his ‘golden touch’ and faces a big challenge to pick up his team for this week’s Manchester derby.
That’s according to Sam Allardyce, who joined talkSPORT to look back on United’s 4-0 thrashing to his former club Everton on Sunday.
The dreadful Red Devils were outplayed in every area of the pitch at Goodison Park. They were so bad that Solskjaer issued a public apology to fans for his side’s performance, saying it was ‘not worthy’ of a United team.
The defeat was another blow to their top-four hopes but also the worst possible preparation for Wednesday’s clash against noisy neighbours Man City.
Supporters were singing ‘Ole’s at the wheel’ when Solskjaer was given the permanent manager job in March, but the wheels have well and truly fallen off since his full-time appointment.
It all started so well for Solskjaer with 11 unbeaten games as caretaker boss, but United have now lost six of their last eight matches in all competitions, with the players falling into a slump not seen since when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
They host City at Old Trafford on Wednesday where they will surely be aiming for a morale-boosting win, despite the fact they would be doing arch rivals Liverpool a huge favour in their Premier League title pursuit.
And Big Sam believes this run of form has been a big wake up call for the former striker.
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“Ole has finally found out what managing Manchester United is like,” the ex-Everton boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Monday.
“All of a sudden he’s gone from having a golden touch to, how do I solve this problem we have now?
“The problem is deepening by every single game and he’s got to find a way very, very quickly to put it right.
“They’ve got a massive game on Wednesday against Manchester City and he’s got to pull some magic out of the bag and get the team focused and back playing like they did when he first arrived.
“It’s a big challenge for him now.”
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