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Man United hero explains why Glazers haven’t sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yet

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Manchester United hero Louis Saha thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been sacked by the Glazers because of his ‘connection’ to the club.

The Norwegian has overseen a problematic start to the season. And, with life at Old Trafford far from rosy, talk of Zinedine Zidane or Mauricio Pochettino potentially taking over has arisen.

United expected Solskjaer to produce the goods after signing the likes of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window.

But it’s been a turbulent beginning to the campaign for the Red Devils so far.

United trail Chelsea by eight points in the Premier League, while they’re already out of the Carabao Cup after losing to West Ham.

A recent 5-0 defeat to Liverpool saw Solskjaer’s reign stoop to a new low but, still, he remains in charge.

And Saha, speaking to GamblingDeals.com, has claimed his former team-mate has been given longer than other managers because of his ‘connection’ to the club.

“Ole will still have respect after bad performances because there is some connection,” he said.

“He understands the fans, he understands what the expectation is, the culture, the style of play the player and club needs.

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“It’s also definitely a better place to work under him. Those managers had different ways and were different characters, that’s fair to them with their success and pedigree, but it wasn’t working as much.

“The atmosphere at work is way better. So for that, the fans recognised that and gave him more time and respect. Same for the staff themselves.

“The board has recognised that, they have given time, then they have put money on the table to bring in some really top players, so all that is a strategy.

“And maybe one year ago people were challenging him because the transfer window was not good – but this window nobody can talk, nobody can say anything.

“The board has delivered, even with the dramatic story of the Super League, straight after they managed to do what was best for the club, so I think it was a good choice to remain loyal to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“Still, that doesn’t mean he can’t improve, he’s still a young manager, especially in regards to the size of the team he is managing.

“The team he had before is a different animal. It’s similar for David Moyes, with all his experience in the Premier League, you come to United and you can ask him it was a different animal.”

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United, according to Saha, can win the Champions League this term.

They’ve relied on Ronaldo to save them in the competition so far, with the Portugal international netting five times.

“I definitely think with the squad United have that they can win any trophy, so I would view the Champions League as reachable,” he said.

“The Champions League and Premier League are very tough, you’re going to struggle in some positions – it’s no longer the time of Man United winning 30-32 games in the league, it’s now really tough because with every team you face the level is high.”

Saha has also called for United fans to stay patient with Sancho, who is yet to score or assist following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

“I don’t think so because he’s a big player,” he said when asked if it was unfair to jude the 21-year-old yet.

“He’s already tagged as one of the most exciting players on the planet.

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“It’s part of being at a big club. You have these moments where it’s going to be tough, but you have to dig in and work hard and still believe in yourself.

“He’s well looked after at the club – so many players want him to succeed because when he’s on top form he’s unplayable.

“We want things to click for him and see the beauty of him linking with Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood, Cristiano and Cavani – look at the names I just gave, amazing combinations but it’s not easy to find.

“It would’ve been easier if he had someone like Paul Scholes in my day because he knew how to dictate the tempo of the game.

“When you have two sitting midfielders whose strengths are not that, it can be difficult when to know to play high tempo, slow tempo, counter-attack, it was something that Paul Scholes really mastered.

“He needs to also really relax and feel confident in himself, confident in his teammates, getting the right balls in the right moments because it’s just a matter of time, the guy has too much talent.”

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Man Utd ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades – AS

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

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The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

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AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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At Old Trafford, Ten Hag does not have a specialist holding midfield star and someone like Casemiro will largely improve the squad. However, the question is, should Man Utd spend £68million to sign a player who will turn 31 next year?

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Man United ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

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Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

See also  Man United's promise failed to deliver as Cristiano Ronaldo return led to inevitable exit

The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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Charlie McNeill called up to Manchester United first team training

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Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to first team training, with the young striker pictured in training on Wednesday.

The call up is a great way for McNeill to make an impression on the Manchester United manager, amid a tricky start to the season.

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McNeill was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly in at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

This was the closest the young striker has come to the first team, and he was back with the under-21s to start the season

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McNeill was a substitute in United’s most recent under-21 fixture, with Spanish striker Mateo Mejia preferred.

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But it was McNeill who got the nod to join Erik ten Hag’s most recent training session, where he was pictured alongsie Christian Eriksen, James Garner, Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia

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