MMA star Conor McGregor has had his say on the ongoing uncertainty around Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United.

McGregor, a United supporter, says one big issue for Solskjaer is his lack of seniority.

He referred to the fact he once played alongside Ronaldo, suggested Solskjaer may be struggling to assert his authority.

United have just one point from the last four league games and lost the last match 5-0 to Liverpool.

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Calls for Solskjaer to be fired have intensified although The Guardian report that for now, Solsjkjaer is clinging onto his job and retains the support of the board.

Asked if he was calling for Solskjaer to go, McGregor clarified his view, and said he would not demand the manager’s exit.


McGregor said Solskjaer’s role should be ‘readjusted’, with a more senior figure brought in.

It seems to us that McGregor is trying to be diplomatic while expressing his frustration, and does not feel that it is his place to demand the Norwegian be fired.

Solskjaer does have a senior figure alongside him in assistant boss Mike Phelan, who worked under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The rest of his coaching staff, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, are much more inexperienced.

McGregor claimed earlier this year he wanted to buy United – although alone he lacks the funds to pay the billions it would cost to purchase the club from the Glazers.

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