Sharpe says Solskjaer under MORE pressure by Pochettino’s availability


‘The Pochettino situation doesn’t help’: Lee Sharpe believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being put under MORE pressure at Manchester United by former Tottenham boss’s availability

  • Ex-Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the Man Utd job 
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure, with his side currently eighth in the table
  • They face Chelsea on Monday night, who currently occupy fourth-place  
  • Former Red Devils midfielder Lee Sharpe says the speculation isn’t helping  

Former Manchester United midfielder Lee Sharpe says Mauricio Pochettino’s current availability is putting added pressure on current Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

The Norwegian has struggled in his first full season in charge – his side currently lie eighth in the Premier League, six points off the Premier League top-four. 

Ex-Spurs boss Pochettino has been out of a job since November, and with rumours linking the Argentinean to the Old Trafford hotseat constantly in the headlines, Sharpe believes it is having an effect on Solskjaer’s ability to do his job. 

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in Spain for mid-season training this week 

Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino continues to be linked with the Old Trafford hotseat 

‘At a club like United, the pressure is on every week. You have to win every game and when you don’t, the pressure mounts,’ Sharpe told Sky Sports.

‘He will have had a goal set at the start of the season which I believe would have been top four. If they don’t get that questions will be asked and chats will be had behind the scenes.

‘The Pochettino situation doesn’t help matters but I also think Ole knows the pressure that comes with being in charge of the club.

‘He doesn’t need any outside influences putting extra pressure on him, he’ll already be feeling it.’

Lee Sharpe believes Solskjaer will already be feeling the pressure without outside influences 

Sharpe played for Manchester United between 1988 and 1996, winning three Premier League titles and the FA Cup on two occasions.  

United, who have been training this week in Spain, return to Premier League action on Monday after a two-week break.

Solskjaer’s side travel to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea, knowing a win will put them three points behind the Blues who currently occupy that coveted fourth spot. 

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