The decision to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a ‘sentimental claptrap’ says former Scotland international Craig Burley.
Manchester United lost 2-1 in an away game against Wolves on Tuesday night.
“The decision to give Solskjaer the job full-time, I think it’s a crazy, crazy decision, particularly now before the end of the season,” said Burley, speaking on talkSPORT’s The Sports Bar.
“I’m not just saying this now after that game, because I’ve said it before. Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and, on the evidence of what we’ve seen recently, they need a massive rebuilding job to be fighting back with Liverpool and Man City.
“To give the job to someone who is so inexperienced, with a so-so managerial record become he arrived, that’s not got ‘long-term strategy’ written all over it to me, that’s got ‘sentimental claptrap to appease fans’ written all over it.
“Manchester United have got shareholders and should have a longer-term, more clinical view of what the strategy is, rather than, ‘Oh, Ole has done great…’”
“He has done great. He’s picked them off the floor. They were so miserable and when he came in they were happy and they started playing better. But the air has started coming out of the balloon and that’s the concern.”