Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to win the Europa League if he wants to keep his job this according to former Liverpool man Danny Murphy.
United has had improvements since Solskjaer took over from Mourinho but has nothing to show for their progress with the team having been bundled out of the FA Cup in the quarterfinal stage this weekend.
The team has progressed further in the Europa League after dumping out AC Milan but according to Murphy, the outing isn’t good enough for a team like United.
“United competing in the Europa League is not good enough, first and foremost, the fans know that the club knows that and Ole knows that. Not progressing in the Champions League was a massive, massive blow for them. Yes, they’re going to get in the top four… but so they damn should!
“He’s in a position for me where the Europa League, for me, has become monumental for him and the club. I like him and I’m not one who wants to see managers sacked and I do think they’ve made some strides forward, but Manchester United has to be doing better. If they don’t win the Europa League and only finish in the top four then I think they’ll make a change,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
Murphy has predicted the demise of Solskjaer before and not quite got it right, guessing earlier in the season that United would not qualify for the Champions League this campaign and the manager would be dismissed before the season is over.
The Red Devils face Spanish side, Granada, in the quarter-finals on the Europa League and anything other than a win is expected to pile huge pressure on Solskjaer.