Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has had his say on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s firing.

Solskjaer was axed on Sunday after a 4-1 defeat to Watford, a result which made carrying on untenable.

United had won just one of the previous seven Premier League fixtures, losing five of them.

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Speaking to Soccer Russia, Kanchelskis says he felt Solskjaer had to go, and joked he would like to see Sir Alex Ferguson back in the dugout.

Kanchelskis said: “Fair resignation. Everything is natural, since he did not show results. It was predictable, like we started the season well, then something went wrong.

“Who can achieve results with this team? Ferguson (laughs). In my opinion, an Italian coach would be a good fit for this team, but the decision will be made by the board of directors, the management of the club, but he must be a high-status person with a name. For them, the main goal at the moment is to get into the Champions League.”


Fighting for fourth

United’s poor run has left the team with a battle to make the top four, instead of competing to win the Premier League.

The team are still hoping to reach the Champions League knockout phase this season and have two more group games remaining.

There are 26 Premier League games remaining this season for United to turn around this form.

That task will be up to an as yet unnamed interim manager, who United hope to appoint shortly.

It won’t be Sir Alex Ferguson, although the Scot could be consulted on the selection process.


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