Rio Ferdinand accepts end is nigh for Solskjaer despite ‘news out of Man Utd’

Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand believes the end is nigh for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the Red Devils backing their boss.

Solskjaer took his side to Everton on Saturday lunchtime having suffered back-to-back defeats in all competitions.

Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to the job at Old Trafford having been out of work since leaving Tottenham last winter.

Ferdinand has spoken about how United are backing Solskjaer though the former defender believes the manager’s record speaks for itself.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “It depends on the hierarchy of the club. The news coming out of the club is that they are not looking, they are behind Ole and they want him to see it out.

“The big problem for Ole and his staff is he won’t know what type of performance he will get from his side. And that is a worrying sign.

“What I worry about with Ole is his record is similar if not better than LVG and Jose. They got the sack.

“So what are the hierarchy thinking of Solskjaer, maybe the end isn’t too far away. You need to see a response, you need to see consistency with this team.

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“The big thing is, no matter how good you are, it is your work ethic that will get results. The quality will then come over the top of everything.”

Though Solskjaer is taking the pressure in his stride, saying: “You’ve got the best possible shirt over your head, so go out there and enjoy it. That’s how I felt when I played, that’s how I feel now when I lead them out.

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“I just want them to express their talents and what we want from them today is a confident team, working together.

“Of course, Thursday morning was a hard one because we didn’t get back until four o’clock. And Friday we can see the boys getting ready for this one.

“It’s a quick turnaround, but we can talk about that later.”

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