Solskjaer suited to managing Manchester United

Gab Marcotti and Natalie Sawyer are joined by Alyson Rudd, Oliver Kay and James Gheerbrant to discuss the biggest football story of the season, that being the sacking of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager.


In the eyes of the panel, there’s no conspiracy theory here. Mourinho was given money and support and didn’t deliver the major silverware the club expected. How much damage has been done to his reputation? Where now for one of the game’s most decorated managers? Has the modern manager and modern player left him behind?


Former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland speaks to us about the man who will be caretaker at Old Trafford until the end of the season, his former Norway team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Hangeland tells us he’s never seen one man so influenced by one person as Solskjaer is by Sir Alex Ferguson.


As Tottenham win 2-0 at the Emirates in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, we look at this from the Spurs perspective. Is Mauricio Pochettino to Old Trafford really a no-brainer of a decision? And could Daniel Levy bleed United dry?


Paddy von Behr provides advice ahead of the fantasy football weekend. For free Fantasy Premier League tips from The Sweeper, visit thetimes.co.uk/fantasyfootball 

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