Paul Parker: ‘Solskjaer must win a trophy this season or he’ll have no chance of surviving as United manager’

The former United defender believes Ole must find the drive to convince his players that they can win trophies.

Parker also says that winning a trophy will convince the Glazers to invest more money in United than their NFL side Tampa Bay Buccaneers.He insists that the Red Devils must at least aim to win the FA Cup this season.

Speaking about what objectives Man United must look to accomplish this season, former United defender Paul Parker said: “In my opinion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to win a trophy this season.

He must want to win a trophy and have the hunger to do so, or he will have no chance of surviving as Manchester United manager.

“He has got to have that drive, as well as be able to convince his players that they are going to win stuff. I would not have that any other way, especially at a club like Manchester United. The club needs to win something, and he does too, for himself.

“Ole needs it for his CV, and to prove to everyone that he is good enough to be the Manchester United manager. A trophy win could inspire the Glazers to invest more money in him rather than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“It is so important he gets the backing from the owners; he needs it more than most managers. He has lost a few semi-finals, and yes, people lose games, but the nature of football and social media is very tough for top players and managers. Everyone wants to call the manager and club ‘bottlers’ when they fail to win things.

“These comments come from people that have never played a game of football in their lives or have ever been in a high-pressure situation. But, suddenly, they have the right to tell people they’ve ‘bottled it.’ I find it strange, but that’s freedom of speech. Manchester United must go for the FA Cup this year, as a minimum.”

Solskjaer has brought significant improvements at United since becoming manager but has not won a single trophy. With the Red Devils not having won any silverware in the last 3 seasons, Ole really needs to ensure we perform well in the Europa League and FA Cup and end the campaign with something to celebrate.

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