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John Barnes believes Manchester United chiefs should not sack, but back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Arsenal defeat.
The Red Devils were beaten 1 – 0 due to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty shot during Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Solskjaer has received much criticism because of the latest league results, however, Barnes has backed the Norwegian manager to turn things around, and send a message to the United board.
“From Ole’s first game, it’s always been ‘is he the man? Is he not the man?’,” he told Premier League Productions.
“It has to come to the stage, and as I said you look at experience, Sir Alex Ferguson’s first four or five years at Man United.
“If you know you have the right man and believe he is the right man, stick with him.
“If Man United lose on Sunday or if they play well on Sunday, they shouldn’t get carried away either way.
“They shouldn’t all of a sudden if they win 4-0 then say ‘right, we’re back, we’re going to win the league’ and if they lose it shouldn’t be ‘let’s get rid of Ole’.
“You have to decide ‘we’re going to stick with him’ and once that happens, everything settles down.
“Players know from week to week – it doesn’t matter what happens because we’re still good enough to win – that Ole’s going to be the man and we support him and we go along with him, and he has the authority and the autonomy to shout at us, to scream at us, to do whatever he wants.
“Whereas I think at Manchester United they don’t have that. I think Manchester United, their performances are determined by whether the players are going to perform or not.
“One week they can, the next week they can’t, and they’re not accountable. If they don’t perform, Ole gets the blame. If they perform, they’re great.”
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