Manchester United fans turn on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Cardiff loss

Manchester United fans voiced their frustration at manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on social media following their embarrassing defeat by Cardiff on the final day of the season.

The Red Devils managed just one win in their last seven Premier League games, prompting suggestions that Solskjaer’s head could be on the chopping block already.

Solskjaer steadied the ship at Old Trafford after replacing Jose Mourinho as manager in December, leading them on a 12-game unbeaten run before a late collapse that left them five points off the top four. 

There was audible unrest among fans on Sunday as Neil Warnock’s already-relegated side claimed a 2-0 win at United and that angst quickly spread onto social media after full-time.

@JoeSillett was among those to Tweet his anger, saying: ‘Any club, any other club than Manchester United would sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tonight. That is absolutely disgusting form. The owners must sell up. It’s the end of the road.’ 

That sentiment was shared by @DeonPillay7, who wrote: ‘Sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as soon as possible and get a manager that has an attacking mind set, that plays attacking football’.

There were also widespread calls for the club to go out and try to lure Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine had been the preferred choice when Mourinho was sacked but a move failed to come to fruition.  

@Erikeefe said: ‘At this point, lets remove sentiment and just go all out to get Pochettino. Allow him do the rebuilding let’s not waste money on Solskjaer and get to sack him for someone else to come and start another rebuilding process.’

Solskjaer has reportedly ‘scrapped the end-of-season team review’ after being left furious at the manner of the final-day defeat. 

A brace from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing gave the relegated Welsh side a rare victory at Old Trafford to round off a miserable end to the campaign for the hosts.

And Solskjaer, according to The Sun, was so angry at the performance that he ‘told players to start summer immediately’ with plans for a debriefing shelved.  

The review was originally planned to go ahead on Monday following the last game against the Bluebirds to reflect on the season and also act as a goodbye to departing players such as Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia.  

But defeat rounded off a miserable two months in charge for Solskjaer, who has seen a real dip in form since he took the job on a permanent basis.  

The report reveals how a number of players were ‘left upset’ at Solskjaer’s decision to cancel having already scheduled holidays to start after the review had taken place.

Both players and manager will now enjoy some time apart before being obliged to return ahead of pre-season trips to Australia, Singapore and China in July. 

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