‘New manager? What about new board’: Patrice Evra jumps to defence of under-fire Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and calls for Ed Woodward and Co to go instead
- Manchester United are in a mini-crisis after back-to-back losses this week
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure with his side sitting 15th in the league
- Patrice Evra has suggested United should sack their board before Solskjaer
- The ex-defender made the claim in an Instagram snap of him on top of a camel
Patrice Evra has defended under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by saying that the Premier League club should sack their board before the Norwegian.
Solskjaer is feeling the heat at Old Trafford after back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir has left United 15th in the league and severely lacking in confidence ahead of a trip to Everton on Saturday.
But former Manchester United left-back Evra, who played with Solskjaer for a season in the 2006-07 campaign, captioned an old photo of him on top of a camel stating that the United boardroom should undergo a reshuffle.
Patrice Evra captioned took to Instagram to write: ‘New manager..? what about new board’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure at Man United, who sit 15th in the Premier League
The French defender published the social media caption on Friday: ‘New manager..? what about new board’
Solskjaer led Manchester United to third-place in the Premier League last season and was expected to be backed in the transfer market by the Red Devils hierarchy.
The £40m signing of Donny van de Beek has yet to pay off yet while a failed move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho overshadowed their summer and led to criticism of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for not bringing in a marquee acquisition.
United’s other main business in the window came on deadline day via the £11.6m signing of FC Porto left-back Alex Telles and the capture of free agent Edinson Cavani who was released by Paris Saint-Germain last term.
United lost to Arsenal last weekend before being beaten 2-1 by Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek
Evra has been vocal about his disapproval of Manchester United’s planning in recent months
Evra himself criticised Manchester Untied transfer policy over the summer last month, putting particular focus on the pricey move for regular substitute van de Beek.
The Frenchman said: ‘We’re talking about Van de Beek, nothing against the kid, but why have we bought him?
‘He’s watching the game from the stand every game. We don’t need him, that’s the truth.’
Despite the poor start to the season, which has seen United fail to win any of their opening four Premier League home matches of a league season for the first time ever, Solskjaer was positive about his Old Trafford future ahead of the trip to high-flying Everton on Saturday lunchtime.
The United boss said on Friday: ‘I’ve always had a very good, open, honest and positive dialogue with the club. They’ve shown strong leadership since I came in.
Solskjaer was bullish about his Manchester United future ahead of Saturday’s trip to Everton
‘Of course, there is always pressure and expectations on us, but I have grown up here and have learned how to deal with good and bad times.
‘I’m good. You don’t have to be happy to still stay positive because you know on difficult days in life there will be better ones coming.
‘I don’t look at one or two results and fall like a house of cards. It’s a setback, definitely. But not long ago we were the best thing since sliced bread when we beat Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain.’
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