Football Journalist Mark Ogden has stated that the Red Devils must not make the same mistake their arch-rivals Liverpool did. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has begun his interim managerial career at the Old Trafford bright with 100 percent victory in all competitions. However Ogden is not backing the Norwegian tactician to be signed on permanent basis at Old Trafford stressing that Red Devils should move away from Fergie days.
“Man United, Solskjaer, it’s like the Fergie days again,” he told ESPN FC.
“The Fergie days have gone and they’ve got to get away from that.
“They’re in danger of falling into the trap that Liverpool fell into all those years ago by constantly going back to the boot room and Roy Evans and [Graeme] Souness and this that and the other, they’ve got to make a clean break.
“They have made a clean break obviously with [David] Moyes, [Louis] Van Gaal and Mourinho, but a clean break from the Ferguson past in a sense and look forward. They’ve just made the wrong appointments the last three times.
“They’ve got to make the right appointment that for me could be [Mauricio] Pochettino, could be somebody else, but they’ve got to get away from this ‘oh well he played for the club and he’s done a good job in the moment.’”
Manchester United have identified Spurs boss Maurizio Pochetinno as a permanent solution, with the Italian hint at move to Old Trafford in the summer.
However Ogden believes Pochetinno knows that Spurs have a problem, and will be shocked if the Italian does not join Manchester United.
“So Pochettino knows that Spurs have got a problem, because they’ve got a group of players that want to win things, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen,” he said.
“Christian Eriksen hasn’t signed his contract yet. Is he waiting for clarification as to what’s gonna happen? Because if one player goes, then the rest will be knocking on Pochettino’s door saying: ‘why are you selling your best players?’
“At some point Spurs have to find a way to make the stadium pay, keep the players happy and add to the squad, and I don’t know how they’ll do it.
“Pochettino? I’d be surprised if he didn’t [go to Manchester United].”