Ander Herrera hands his backing to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


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Ander Herrera thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man to manage Manchester United but accepts that the Norwegian needs to be given time as he attempts to revive the club’s fortunes.

United finished sixth in the Premier League after winning only two of their last 12 games and ended the campaign by drawing with rock-bottom Huddersfield Town and losing to 18th-placed Cardiff City at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer took interim charge of the club in December after Jose Mourinho’s departure and won 10 of his first 11 games in charge, including a memorable victory at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

However, since he was handed the job on a permanent basis in March, United’s form has been appalling and they will be playing in the Europa League next season.

Herrera, who is leaving United this summer after spending the last five years with the club, said: “I really believe in Ole. He’s the right person.

I really believe in (the coaching staff)… but I think there’s a tough job ahead. The club will need time, confidence and support.

“Liverpool are probably going to win the Champions League but… they haven’t won one title in the five years I’ve been here. They have done incredible work but the fans have given them time. That’s what this club needs at the moment.”

The 29-year-old Spaniard is expected to sign for PSG this summer. Manchester United are available at 13.00 to win the 2019/20 Premier League title, while Manchester City can be backed at 1.62 and Liverpool at 3.75.

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