Former Aston Villa striker, Gabby Agbonlahor has revealed that Manchester United’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend is delaying manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking from the Red Devils.
Agbonlahor, who refused to get carried away with Man United’s latest performance against Tottenham, believes Solskjaer is going to leave Old Trafford.
Having suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford last weekend, Solskjaer needed a response from his players against Tottenham on Saturday as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford gave Man United all three points against Spurs.
While Agbonlahor lauded Solskjaer’s team selection against Tottenham, he still feels it’s only a matter of time before the Norwegian is given his marching orders from Man United.
“The players played for him today,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.
“From the first second of the game, they showed fight. They were fighting for Solskjaer.
“This was the obvious formation to play; your defenders are struggling, if you are struggling to keep clean sheets, what are you going to do?
“You go five at the back, it’s not rocket science. I said it midweek, play five at the back, stop the goals going in, you have got goalscorers in your team. You’ve got Ronaldo, Cavani, Greenwood, or Rashford as two strikers they would’ve scored, Rashford come on and scored playing against a bang-average Spurs team.
“Basically, for me, this is just prolonging what is going to happen, Ole’s going to leave Manchester United, but you’ve got to give him credit for getting a result today.”
Man United’s next game is against Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday and Manchester City in the Premier League to come next week.