Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker says there is a “witch hunt” against the club and still thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right manager for the job.
Solskjaer is approaching the two-year anniversary of his appointment as United boss, which was initially on an interim basis. Some promising results soon led to him getting the role permanently.
However, United’s form since then has been mixed. Solskjaer’s position recently came under scrutiny again when they lost 6-1 to Tottenham Hotspur.
It prompted talk of Solskjaer being replaced by a manager with better pedigree. Mauricio Pochettino remains available and has been frequently linked with taking over in Manchester.
In fairness to Solskjaer, United bounced back after the international break, recording a good win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
And Parker thinks Solskjaer does not get enough credit for when they achieve positive results such as that.
“I think there is a witch hunt against Man Utd in certain ways,” Parker told talkSPORT.
“People are looking at a situation that’s happening within the club and their hierarchy. There’s a massive issue against Ole Gunnar being manager of Manchester United.
“There’s a lot of people who can’t wait to throw knives every time United lose a game who never pat him on the back for winning a game of football but they’ll throw knives when he loses.”
Solskjaer what Utd needed after Mourinho
Solskjaer’s personality in the Old Trafford hotseat seems to be a contrast to that of his predecessor, Jose Mourinho.
Parker believes the Norwegian coach is exactly the right fit for United, rather than someone like the current Tottenham boss.
“He’s a good fit for Manchester United in this moment in time,” Parker said of Solskjaer. “It needed something like that after Jose Mourinho went.
“It needed someone who was going to put the club first and look at every area that needed the soft touch or just a little cuddle and he’s gone and done that.”
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