Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan claims that Man Utd will not win anything under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.
The Red Devils beat Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday as they kept up the pressure on leaders Manchester City, who beat Burnley 2-0 on Wednesday evening.
Man Utd equalled the Premier League’s record success at Old Trafford on Tuesday, with Solskjaer’s side matching their own rout of Ipswich in 1995 and Leicester’s thrashing of Southampton in 2019.
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The Red Devils were 4-0 up at half-time against the 10-man Saints, but refused to take their foot off the pedal as they almost doubled their goal difference in 90 crazy minutes.
Despite that impressive victory, Jordan still doubts Man Utd will win anything this season under Solskjaer.
“I have never said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t a decent football manager, I have never said Man United won’t achieve certain things,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“But I have said they will not supersede Liverpool or Man City.
“Of course you can look at the game yesterday and you say, take out the fact Southampton ended the game with nine players and United scored their final three goals in the last six minutes, take out the fact they had a player sent off in the second minute, take out the fact it was a very difficult side to their starting line-up [because of injuries].
“But you still have beat a Premier League league team 9-0 to be as compelling as Manchester United were, it’s still a challenge.
“You can’t argue with the fact Man United have beaten another Premier League side 9-0, but it does not alter the central theme.
“What I’ll say about this is: You’re second in the league and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not going to win anything this year. I maintain that.
“If Man City win their two games in hand, where are United in the league? Liverpool have been dreadful for a period of time but they seem to have come through that and their engine is starting again.
“So with the best will in the world, what is it I have got to repent for?”