Jamie Redknapp believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under ‘enormous pressure’ at Manchester United.
Sunday’s 1-1 draw with bottom club Huddersfield ended United’s hopes of securing Champions League qualification, with the club now unable to catch fourth-placed Tottenham.
After an initial resurgence following the 46-year-old’s arrival as caretaker boss, United have endured a dismal run of form having won just twice in 10 games since Solskjaer’s permanent appointment.
Following United’s torrid run of form, former England midfielder Redknapp believes the Norwegian is already at risk of the sack at Old Trafford.
“The last six, seven, eight games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer there have been a lot of question marks. We all looked at Jose Mourinho and said he was the main problem,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports.
“I’ve no doubt they needed to move on from him, you could see he was damaging the club to a certain extent, and everyone’s saying if we can bring in more players in the summer that might be the way forward.
“But since Sir Alex Ferguson left they’ve spent £744m and what they’ve done is try to buy the Harlem Globetrotters, not necessarily players to make a team.
“Look at what Manchester City and Liverpool have done in that time, they’ve bought the right players without any egos. It’s alright saying sell Paul Pogba, but there’s so much more that’s wrong with that club.
“They’ve got a manager in Solskjaer – we all like him but he’s managed Molde, he’s managed Cardiff. You want someone who’s going to know the market to go and buy players, to bring the best out of them, and you’re competing with Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp.
“It’s a big year for him, and my fear is if they don’t start well next season, he’ll be under enormous pressure. And then you have to, maybe even sack him – and it feels like that’ll happen.”