Former England Striker Wants Solskjaer Sacked as Man United Boss

Former England Striker Wants Solskjaer Sacked as Man United Boss

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:44 PM
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has stated that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be given the boot for dropping Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench against Everton
  • The 36-year-old old came in as a second-half substitute but failed to make an impact in the game against the Toffees
  • Manchester United are now winless in their last two Premier League matches as they slipped to fourth on the table

Former Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor has suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to be sacked for benching Cristiano Ronaldo against Everton.

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by the Toffees at Old Trafford and many have blamed the Norwegian boss for not starting his talisman Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner came in the 57th minute while the score was at 1-0 in favour of the Red Devils.

Solskjaer cuts a dejected face during a past Man United clash. Photo by Mathew Peters.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has insisted that it is unforgivable to keep Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench. Photo by Mathew Peters.
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However, eight minutes later Andros Towsend benefitted from a brilliant counter-attacking move to cancel out Anthony Martial's first-half strike.

Ronaldo's best chance in the game was a half chance when Jadon Sancho put him through inside the box but his shot flashed across the face of goal.

The 36-year-old also laid down a glorious back-heel for Sancho but the 21-year-old could not connect to the ball cleanly.

And former England international Agbonlahor was left fuming with Solskjaer's decision to leave a player of Ronaldo's magnitude on the bench.

Agbonlahor's statement on Solskjaer

The Villa legend insisted that Solskjaer's change of tactics was a sackable and unforgivable offense.

“It’s a sackable offence not to start Ronaldo in itself.
“He’s in that squad to win the Premier League this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not going to win the league for Manchester United."

Impressive Chelsea go top of Premier League standings

Meanwhile, earlier reportedt new leaders emerge each week in the Premier League as matchday 7 saw Chelsea go top of the table, Livescore, Instagram. How it all went down the English Premier division.

The Blues earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Southampton at Stamford Bridge which took them to 16 points after seven matches.

However, the result at Old Trafford saw Man United slip to fourth after they were forced to a 1-1 draw with Everton.

United are now winless in their last two matches as they were shocked by Aston Villa in the previous weekend.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.