Manchester United must “cut ties” with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because he will not make them title contenders, despite their star names like Cristiano Ronaldo, talkSPORT was told.
Pressure is mounting on Solskjaer after his home loss to Aston Villa – his third in his last four games.
The Red Devils are only one point off the top of the Premier League, but O’Hara can’t see them mounting a serious challenge for the title despite having the players to do so.
He believes Man United can learn from Chelsea, who sacked club legend Frank Lampard to bring in Thomas Tuchel, and won the Champions League less than six months after he was hired.
Of Man United’s loss to Villa, O’Hara told talkSPORT Breakfast: “Disappointing from United, another poor performance from them.
“It shows how wrong they are with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they continue to support him and are not ruthless enough.
“Look at the team of players they have – Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo – this team has to fight for the title but they won’t because they can’t win at home.
“The manager is just not good enough. Like Chelsea did with Lampard, cut ties, be ruthless and go win something because they aren’t going to.
However, Danny Murphy doesn’t think the solution is as easy as ousting the manager, and he suggested there were other issues behind their poor results.
Murphy told talkSPORT: “They don’t have a playmaker, but when you play you have [Mason] Greenwood, Fernandes, Ronaldo and Pogba – these are four attacking-minded players who are all brilliant, creative and wonderful.
“But they don’t like to defend, none of them. They gesture to defend, Mason Greenwood doesn’t really want to follow the full-backs, Pogba doesn’t want to do that.
“Liverpool have faced three attacking players in recent years – Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson will show up to help – but United still play four.
“That’s why outside the house this cavalier approach is good because the opponents come on them a bit, but at Old Trafford it’s a little different.
“Man City are the only team I’ve seen lately that can play so many attacking players on the pitch and still dominate possession. But they’ve settled their defense – they arguably have two of the Premier League’s best full-backs and two midfielders who can get the job done.
“I don’t think Man United can be competitive playing like this. When they play with this system, they are always easier to face.
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