Solskjaer warned of the Man Utd player who will get him sacked as manager
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could end up getting sacked because of one player.
The Norwegian, who has watched his side get knocked out of four semi-finals across the past two seasons, has overseen a fine run of league form that puts them level at the top with a game in hand.
Should the Red Devils beat Burnley on Tuesday, then they could go six points clear of Liverpool if they can also take all three points from Jurgen Klopp at Anfield next Sunday.
However, according to former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan, Solskjaer could end up being dismissed if puts too much faith in France international Anthony Martial.
"Man United fans are piling in on me, saying 'you've got this agenda against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer'," Jordan said on talkSPORT.
"It's not an agenda, it's calling out excellence and saying 'can you really subscribe to the fact that anytime soon this guy, and this group of players…' – because some of those players aren't fit for purpose.
“Anthony Martial will get you sacked if you have him regularly in your side because he's not good enough and he's lightweight.
"You look at this and say 'is he really going to bridge the gap in the cometh the hour, cometh the man moment against [Jurgen] Klopp and against [Pep] Guardiola?'
"He may well do it, he may well beat Klopp next week. I don't think he will but I don't take any satisfaction, I don't sit there wanting this man out of a job.
“I don't have an agenda, I'm just calling it as I see it. If you want to call it an agenda, that's peoples perspectives."
Martial, 25, has scored five goals across 20 appearances so far this season after managing 23 in 28 last time out.
Solskjaer said of the forward last month: “Anthony has made some important contributions lately – assists, he’s scored goals, and he’s getting fitter, as he showed against Leeds.
“And he knows that I’m going to be on to him about it now. His running stats from that game sets a new standard for him, which I want to see more often from him.
“He’s always going to have the quality. Maybe his confidence was bruised a little by what happened early on in the season with the red card, and he’s had some criticism.”
“But he’s going to get better and better from now on. When we get Marcus Rashord, Mason Greenwood and Anthony firing on all cylinders together, we’ll be an even bigger threat to other teams.”
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