Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to repeat one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s favoured methods to save his Manchester United job.
Despite mounting pressure over the Norwegian manager and his position at the Old Trafford helm, key figures in the boardroom appear set to stand by their man during this November international break.
Antonio Conte was linked with the Premier League giants, before settling on Tottenham, while Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag have since emerged as would-be successors if United eventually decide to take action after two alarming defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
United return to domestic action at Watford on Saturday, November 20 and Solskjaer is expected to be in charge.
But former United defender Paul Parker has urged the Norwegian to take drastic action to help his situation — by doing what legendary former boss Ferguson did.
Ferguson had seven assistant managers throughout his iconic, trophy-laden spell at the helm and his former player has now been urged to add to his own backroom team Old Trafford.
Speaking as part of a promotion for Betfred, former United man Parker said: “Ole needs to be stronger — but he needs someone experienced, with more stature, in that dressing room working as his assistant.
“In all the great teams that Manchester United have had, look at the assistants that sat next to Alex Ferguson. It didn’t bother him having different people around him.
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“He gained experience and it made his teams better. Whoever came in made his teams better and it made him a better manager.
“He needs someone to come in next to him who can help improve that squad.
“Start calling out the individuals. Start telling people. We live in a world now where people can’t shout at people, because they get upset. Find out about them. Get them upset. Tell them the truth about their game. It hurts.”
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