Paul Merson believes the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo threw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United plan “out of the window”.
Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager after an “embarrassing” 4-1 defeat at Watford, with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino the club’s top target to take over next summer.
United have confirmed Solskjaer’s assistant Michael Carrick will be placed in temporary charge, with the club also revealing their intention to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.
Following a second-placed finish in the Premier League last season and the summer signings of Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho, United chiefs expected to see further progress made this campaign.
But in his latest column, Merson says United started the season in a worse place due to the signing of Ronaldo.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / Nov 23, 2021